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Why Does Energy Healing Matter?

Why Energy Healing Is Important In Today's World

Earth from space, By NASA/GSFC/Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen -, Public Domain,

…i held an atlas in my lap

ran my fingers across the whole world

and whispered

where does it hurt?

it answered




—from "What They Did Yesterday Afternoon" by Warsaw Shire

Many healers are empaths. We feel the pain of the world acutely. Even if we want to stay mainly focused on the positive—an excellent goal—the other—the suffering—is often at some level on our mind.

The pain of the world can seem overwhelming, especially since each of us is small, and the hurt is large.

But, as the legendary children's welfare advocate Marion Wright Edelman has said,

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."

And as energy healers, we are in a place to make many "small daily differences" for the individual people we work with, and for our wider community. We must have faith that these small acts of kindness and humanity will add up over time, especially when combined with the multitude of other people doing small, daily acts that make the world a better place.

Why does energy healing matter? As energy healers, we can:

  • Mitigate suffering, ease transitions, and support evolution for individual clients
  • teach or write about using energy healing as a humane, accessible, complementary therapy to help manage physical and psychological suffering
  • cultivate our own light-bodies and the increased loving-kindness and clarity that naturally flow from that
  • bring a cultivated level of presence, attention and unconditional positive regard to our interactions with others, both in our work and outside of it
  • as we go about our daily lives, resolve to use our energy consciously, aiming to start ripples of respect and kindness that will eventually touch people far beyond our immediate sphere. Have kindness be our guiding light, for, as the poet Naomi Shihab Nye says, "…it is only kindness that makes sense anymore." (Do yourself a favor and read the entire beautiful poem, "Kindness," here. )

We may or may not want to get more involved than that with decreasing the suffering and building a better world. Either way, we must trust that our small, daily acts of kindness, respect and consciousness will make a difference.

Even more, we must remember that energy healing is a revolutionary world view. Holistic, humane, deeply respectful, open-minded—I thoroughly believe that it can play a part in building the kinder, more conscious world we all long for. Just by practicing energy healing, you are a part of that.

With love and respect, Nancy

P.S. Remember to take care of your beautiful self, too.

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