Reconnective Healing

Energetic Growth Spurt

"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics." ~Albert Einstein

Instantaneous healings?!

Sounds to good to be true---even for me!  I had to check out Reconnective Healing. Dr. Eric Pearl developed the “technique”---for lack of a better word.  He was a chiropractor in L.A. who was guided (intuitively) to do a little extra healing after each of his chiropractic sessions.  He had no idea why he had an urge to wave his hands over a person’s body, but when he did, people were miraculously healing.  People who couldn’t walk---were walking.  People with diseases---cured.  Tumors---gone.

His ability caught the attention of several scientists and medical docs.  Everyone seemed to want to explain how and why this was happening!

I bought The Reconnection book, began reading it and soon booked the workshop.  I had to see first hand what this was all about!

Dr. Eric Pearl promises that a change happens as soon as you pick up the book and invite this type of healing into your life.  He claims that this technique is new and is delivering light and information to the client (instead of energy).  I was a bit skeptical until I started noticing some peculiar things.

As I got closer to the workshop (and still reading the book), I found myself being guided to do things out of the norm in my healing sessions.  I wasn’t quite sure why or where it came from because I hadn’t learned the Reconnective Healing technique yet.  Most people would probably be shocked they were doing a new technique at work like typing with their nose instead of their fingers---but I have gotten use to it.  That’s how almost all of my energy work has come to me.  I am guided to do certain things to benefit the client so I trust my intuition and go with it.

Shortly after one of my healing sessions, I was making dinner and the electric stove wouldn’t turn off.  I’ve gotten pretty use to electronic things acting funny around me.  It’s like a rite of passage for an energy worker.  Ipods shut off when I get startled, Blackberries become paralyzed when I get disappointing news, and treadmills shut off when I’m not feeling well.  This time, since it was the stove, and turning the dial to off didn’t work, I had to shut off the circuit breaker.  That didn’t even work until I shut off the circuit for the night!

When my energy starts effecting objects I take notice.  I know that there is an energetic shift taking place in my body and it could be one of two things--- I’m getting sick, or I’m going through an “energetic growth spurt.”  That means my energy is taking on a whole new vibration so my energy needs to acclimate.

This time I figured I must be going through an energetic growth spurt because the technical difficulties continued.  A gas fireplace turned itself on and off several times while I was visiting my sister and the power in a building went out when I was working on a client.  All of these things could be coincidences, except for other people in the workshop reported similar occurrences---indeed, my instructor had the same experience with a fireplace!

What’s even weirder (dare I say), is that the person receiving this energy work responds immediately by making involuntary movements.  Let me just tell you, I have never seen these types of movements from any of my clients prior to learning Reconnective Healing.  These movements are most definitely involuntary and the people making them generally are unaware they are doing it.  Also, some of Dr. Pearl’s clients began unconsciously talking during the session and repeating the same phrases other clients had said.  Fascinating!

All of this sounds like a circus act, but what’s amazing is the scientific research that supports these findings AND the claims of miraculous healings.

The research on this form of healing is becoming vast---here’s a snip it of the information available.  Scientists measured the ambient energy in the room before a Reconnective Healing workshop---during and after.  They found the ambient energy soared to the equivalent of raising the room temperature by 300 degrees Celsius---instantaneously!  (You may recall from high school physics that the hotter something is the more the atoms bounce around---this is sort of the same concept).  The scientists were shocked!

Also, scientist have studied the effects of Reconnective Healing Vs Reiki and other similar energy modalities.  They have found Reconnective Healing winds unravelled DNA where as other energy modalities do not.  They also found that Reconnective Healing extends life.  They found this using a Ginko leaf as a subject.  The control leaf lived 10-14 days, the leaf that received Reiki lived for 30 days, and the leaf with Reconnective Healing lived for 90 days.  Quite impressive!

There is no doubt in my mind that Reconnective Healing is effective and different from other healing modalities.

It is exciting that there is yet another option for healing!

Biohacking Your Purpose

A lot of people have been asking me why I decided to work with people with Parkinson’s. The short answer is because I knew I could help them. The longer version is ... Technically I shouldn’t be here (on Earth). I’ve almost died several times. I know it sounds dramatic—but it’s true. Sometimes we humans need these near death experiences like a kick in the pants—a reminder that we are meant to DO something here ---like being a part of something larger than your self.

So what does being a twin, a degree in psychology, teaching in the most dangerous school in NYC, and becoming an energy healer and coach have to do with each other? Seemingly nothing, but all of those experiences, plus more, have prepared me for today. Every single one of those things have helped me to trust my heart.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I was well on my way to finding my purpose when I was 26. The truth is, it wasn’t all that hard. I quickly realized the way to biohack your way to your purpose is by listening to your heart. I believe we all have something like a GPS system in our heart linked to our destiny with the most compelling—sometimes obnoxious—GPS lady, directing us to our destiny. Not listening to her will make you feel lost.

The latest example of me following my heart included me working with people with Parkinson’s. In February, I started volunteering at a boxing class for people with Parkinson’s on Saturday mornings because my heart was needing to give back.

This wasn’t some form of altruism. In fact, I don’t believe in altruism. I remember the day in college when my Evolutionary Psychology professor said, “There is no such thing as true altruism.” I remember being shocked. Ready to quit the class and tell him he was a moron. I was sad for humanity. I hated the idea that we weren’t doing something to help someone else just because we wanted to help. What I didn't realize in that moment was how PERFECT it all is. We all are in it together. We all need each other.  My professor was right—I couldn’t think of a single circumstance in my life where I helped and didn’t receive something—even if it was just contentment in my heart. So every Saturday morning at the boxing gym I was getting something. I felt good. I felt hopeful. I got to see determination and healing in action. I felt blessed. Sure, I helped them too—but that’s how we were ALL benefiting.

After several weeks of volunteering I decided I could give more. It was like a fire was lit in my belly. I grew hungry for living out my purpose, so I designed a study where I would offer 9 weeks of energy work to people with Parkinson’s in exchange for them filling out questionnaires each week rating their symptoms. Periodically in those 9 weeks, I checked in with my heart and I KNEW I was on the right path.

Every one of the participants benefited from the energy work to some degree. Two (out of 7) of the participants’ symptoms decreased approximately 80%! There were significant improvements in sleep, gait, balance, and fatigue, as well as improvements in pain from past and present injuries and a decrease in anxiety. (Click here to see the results of the study.)

So here I get to sit with the results. Here I sit reflecting upon the beautiful things I witnessed—people showing up—being present, open, and vulnerable. People improving beyond their wildest dreams. I’m the lucky one. Sometimes I ask myself, “How did I get here?” and the GPS lady says, “Because you followed your heart.”

I can’t wait till she tells me the next destination.

Parkinson's and Energy Work

So life has been pretty awesome lately.  I've recently gotten back into my energy healing practice and I'm loving it!  I love what I do and feel blessed to be able to work with my clients. In addition to working with my clients, I started volunteering at the Corner Boxing Club in Boulder where they have a program for people with Parkinson's.  Almost every Saturday I help at one of the stations where they are directed by me to go left, right or punch the bag.  It has been amazing working with these courageous people over the course of the last several months.  I have seen a transformation in just about every one of the participants.  I was so inspired by their dedication, that I decided it was the perfect time to offer an 8 week study, with 7 participants, on the effects of energy work on people with Parkinson's. So far we are in week two/three and I'm seeing some amazing things.  I'm noticing that people with Parkinson's have very similar energetic patterns.  In the past, no two energy sessions were ever similar--- and now I'm seeing the same energetic pattern over and over again--- so the same parts of the energetic body (thus the physical body) are having difficulty!  I'm also noticing that I need to work on certain parts of their body much longer than I would normally (like the brain).  Additionally I'm noticing the need to connect parts of their body and work with certain acupuncture points throughout the body.  This is all turning out to be pretty incredible. I don't know what the end result of the study will be, but I can't wait to find out!