Wind and Energy

It had started as a windy weekend here in Northern Colorado. The good news about the wind in this part of the world is that we’re starting to harness it’s power with wind farms – large arrays of beautiful wind mills that capture the wind and turn it into electricity. And, fortunately, it’s not always windy here in Fort Collins. We have many beautiful, calm days.

The bad news is that yesterday, Sunday was one of those relatively calm days for the Fort Collins, “Kites in the Park” festival. Peter and I live a couple of miles from Spring Canyon Park, so we decided to walk over to the festival to enjoy several thousand people, of all ages, flying kites together. Still, everyone was in great spirits. When the wind would come up, so would the kites. When the wind went down, only those kites that had made it high into the sky were still up. But it was sunny and beautiful and no one seemed to mind. It was a chance for celebrating Spring.

While watching the kites (and attempting to photograph them) I was reminded of the power of the wind and how similar it is to energy work. We can’t see it, but we feel it and know that it works. The wind drives those huge three-bladed windmills, turning its power into a different form.  Energy work harmonizes oscillating fields within the body, teaching the body how to regulate itself. And many do feel Divine Openings Healing – as heat, pulling, or a sense of movement – like the wind – in their bodies. We’re learning more and more about how to use both for good – and that’s exciting news, indeed!

Enjoy your Monday.

Love,

Cathy

Piano Tuning

I saw my client, Ricky, yesterday. It had been several years since I had heard from her. When she called to schedule, she said she had been dealing with a headache for ten days straight.

As I looked at her in standing, I could feel the sadness emanating from her body and the posture that she displayed confirmed my suspicions – depressed sternum, rounded shoulders, shallow breath. “Have you been stressed recently?” I asked, knowing what the answer would be.

“You could say that,” she said, but didn’t offer more. My sense was not to pry, so I invited her to lie down on the table as I set to work.

“Ricky, I’ve been doing a new form of energy work that I’ve developed since I last saw you. I think it might help you. Would that be O.K.?” I thought she would be open to my suggestion, and she quickly consented.

I settled onto my rolling stool at end of the table and gently cradled her heels in my hands. Her abdomen heaved as she suppressed sobs, and tears rolled down the sides of her face into her ears. I disengaged for a moment and gave her a tissue, then went back to holding her feet. As the wave of sadness lifted, I went to her head to do some bodywork on her neck, head and jaw.

“So does taking all this crap away from me make you sick?” she queried.

“No,” I answered. “I’m not taking your energy or giving you mine. All I’m doing is balancing the energy that you already have.”

Ricky thought for a moment, then smiled in understanding. “You’re just tuning my piano, right?”

“Right.” When she left, her countenance was different, her headache was gone, and I had a sense that she would have more resources to be in her life. Many times, we can tune our own piano through mediation, prayer, Divine Openings, consciously raising our vibration. But other times, like Ricky found out yesterday, we can use some help. For me, it was a blessing to be able to do that for her…

May your piano be tuned to perfection!

Love,

Cathy

©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

You Must Focus…

I remember his words clearly – “You must focus!” The gifted French Osteopath and my visceral manipulation teacher, Didier Pratt was emphatic about focusing one’s attention in order to detect the subtle movement of the internal organs. Feeling the highly energetic quality of visceral motility challenged most of us in the class at first. Then, as we got used to the feeling and could make sense of the information coming from the body on the table, detecting the movement got much easier. Over the course of 20 days of intense classes, I got really good at it, and it remains a staple of my practice today (twelve years later).

As I practiced visceral manipulation over the years, the experience tuned my hands so that later, when I  began doing Energy Healing, my sensory awareness was ready to kick-in. Still, feeling the vibration of a client’s oscillating fields takes focus and attention. It’s not difficult – and everyone can do it – the focus part is just about being fully present in one’s body and noticing the sensations that come to the hands to be recognized and interpreted.

When I taught that first Energy Healing class, some of the participants thought this ability was almost magical – that somehow I had a gift that no one could learn. Passing my hand over the student’s body from head to feet, I showed them how to feel the strength of the field – hot places, empty places, prickly places – I call it scanning. Soon, they could do it too. As the class broke into pairs to practice, I sat and watched the delight, heard the laughter as each person discovered that when they focused, they felt the vibrations and then quickly learned to interpret what those vibrations meant.

Focusing is usually associated with photography or vision. When an image is in focus, it’s clear, sharp, easily seen. The word is rarely used to describe the sense of touch. Yet, as someone who has learned to focus their sense of touch, I can say it opens to the senser a world of information just waiting to be recognized.

What other senses have you experienced on a deeper level by focusing?

Cathy

©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

Planting Seeds

Tiny Kale

I’m new to vegetable gardening. This is my third year.  I celebrated Earth Day by planting seeds – wild kale, radishes, lettuce greens.

One thing I’ve learned in my short tenure as a gardener is that I must be patient. The seeds come up in their own time. There are so many factors influencing the appearance of those tiny green plants. Temperature, sunlight, moisture, genetics all play their part.

It’s the same with Energy Healing…or even bodywork. The body needs time to assimilate the new information and to shift.

I find that sometimes, clients expect miracles. They have tried traditional allopathic medicine and when the pain meds and surgery didn’t help, they turn to alternative therapies expecting them to work immediately.

The therapy always works – but just like planting seeds, it often takes time. And I may not ever see the results. They may move on and I won’t hear of the changes until one day a new client calls because their friend told them how much better they felt. And I don’t need to be there or even know…

 Cathy
©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

Moving Energy!

I have a new creative medium – YouTube! After I taught myself (with the help of Lynda.com) to edit the videos for my online healing course, I decided to try my hand at a promotional piece. Lola Jones suggested it. She felt that a video would help people to feel the energy of the course.

It’s one thing to edit a video for the purposes of teaching – it’s quite another to tell a story in a short piece – like three minutes or so. The video on The Healing Course page of this site was my first attempt. I wrote a script, went through clips and photos from the course and even added music.

It blows me away to find all the resources I needed to complete this project on the Internet. When I showed Peter the video – and bear in mind that he is extremely computer savvy – he said: “Where did you get the music? That’s awesome!” Smugly, I said,“I Googled “background music for videos.” I got pages of hits.” What was even more amazing was when I uploaded the video onto YouTube, within an hour there had been about twenty views! Now, I realize twenty views is not exactly a viral video, but I wondered as I watched the number rise (it’s about 400 now after a month) how people found the video so quickly. I guess through searches just like I found the music…

Anyway, this week Lola recommended that I try another video of just clips from the class. Something that would strongly communicate the energy. So yesterday, I sat down and tried it again. There are a few things I want to change for the final product, but here’s what I came up with. What do you think?

Man, I would have never dreamed that I would have so much fun producing videos!??? I mean I paint and now do digital art. I weave and knit. I cook. I garden. I play piano. But videos? And here’s the thing – it’s really, really fun! What a great metaphor for moving energy – videos. Who would’a thought?

Have a great weekend.

Cathy

©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

Harmony Equals Health – Part Two

“We may look at disease as such out-of-tune behavior of one or another of our organs of the body. When a strong harmonizing rhythm is applied to it, the interference pattern of waves, which is the organ, may start beating in tune again. This may be the principle of psychic healing.” Itzak Bentov, from Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness

In Harmony Equals Health – Part One, I talked about harmonic resonance – that natural state where all of the oscillating fields in a system are in-phase. Today, I want to share my views on how energy healing can help to restore the balance of those oscillating systems when they get out of phase.

Harmonic oscillating systems have a natural tendency. They want to remain in harmony . The interlocking fields of all of the oscillators in our bodies will normally stay aligned.  But they can get out of balance when they are exposed to some kind of disturbance such as chronic stress, injury, emotional trauma – anything that interacts with our field of resonance. A big one is suppressed emotions.

When emotions are not fully felt, they tend to go into the resonant field of the body and, over time, they create a focus of disturbance that can even spread to neighboring fields in the body. When that focus of disturbance is removed – say in the example of unfelt emotions being recognized and experienced – the body will want to return to it’s natural state of harmonic resonance. However, if the disturbance has been long-standing or severe enough, the body may need help.  That’s where vibrational therapies come in.

How does vibrational healing help restore harmonic resonance? Well, there’s a very cool phenomenon called Rhythm Entrainment – the basis for Physical (and I daresay emotional) Energy Healing. It goes something like this: even when the natural frequency of similar oscillators isn’t exactly the same, nature seems to find it more efficient to direct them to line up. Fireflies will blink of and off in unison, electronic circuits will oscillate together, picking one frequency to lock onto – usually the fastest one. Rhythm entrainment is the natural tendency to conserve energy in oscillators of similar frequencies by lining them up.

I like to think of my Energy Healing as a strong harmonizing rhythm that entrains my client’s oscillating fields to return to their natural state of balance. I’m not sending them “energy” or taking away “bad energy” but I am introducing a set of healing frequencies that reminds that body how to return to its natural state of health. Really, it’s just information that guides the body back to what it already knows.

Have you ever given or received a vibrational healing? What have you experienced? I invite you to share your comments and questions.

Cathy

©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

Thought you might enjoy a post from Katrina which dovetails nicely with my post yesterday:”The Energy of Cleaning Out the Closet.”

Freedom to a Full Life

I am borderline OCD sometimes. I love to declutter the house, especially closets and kitchen cabinets. I also tend to throw things away prematurely because of the OCD issue. However, I don’t look at this as a fault, its just part of who I am. I really enjoy decluttering my brain. I love to clean out those closets and get everything straightened up and looking really clean, neat and in order. Okay, right now many of you are asking ‘what?’

Our brains store everything. Every emotion, feeling, idea, impression, everything we see, hear, feel, smell, it’s all stored in our brain somewhere. When we sleep, our subconscious tells us what is most on our minds at that time. We may not think we are ruminating on the things which pass through at night, yet we are. This is why sleep is so important. Our conscious mind has to sleep, i.e…

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