A recent theme in my healing sessions has been cutting cords of attachment to previous New Age healers. Many different clients have had me remove cords of attachment to different healers; clients on different continents and healers of every description.
Often this sort of help has been requested by my long-term clients. These folks have had benefit from Energy Spirituality and they now are ready to clean out old STUFF related to previous experiences with healers that were either fulfilling or not fulfilling. Cleaning out STUFF and putting in more soulful qualities, as human beings on a path to Enlightenment — that is the definition of Energy Spirituality. And the put-in part includes assessing your current path, what helps and what hinders and what is mostly a habit.
These clients have come to trust me enough to ask me to research (and then remove) cords of attachment to various healers and teachers. Having done so much of this type of cord cutting recently, I thought I would wade into some controversial waters. (Who, me?) No, I am not aiming to badmouth anyone. I feel zero temptation to name some well known healers whose behavior has not been up to par. I have no axe to grind here about one type of healing versus another. No lightworkers are in competition; all are needed.
Yet, as a consumer, you may find choosing New Age practitioners to be tricky. So strap on your spiritual self-authority and let’s investigate some problems that you can easily avoid.
Not only is there a good, well trained, competent healer for everyone. The healer you need most may change over time.
New Age consumer advice based on what?
Consumer tips in this article come from a 42-year healer (i.e., active since 1970, not 42 years old). My professional skills include aura reading all the way out to Stage Three Energetic Literacy. Theories are easy to create, but I am not basing today’s recommendations merely on theory.
Specific experiences with clients leading up to my writing today’s article include:
- Reading chakra databanks in my client, present and past (by pulling out energetic holograms for researching chakra databanks).
- Reading chakra databanks in healers and spiritual teachers, channelers, mediums, psychics, and others who have helped my clients. (Research done by pulling out energetic holograms for researching chakra databanks).
- Cutting cords of attachment for clients, cords of attachment between my client and the healer, teacher, psychic, etc.
- Identifying and helping clients to overcome Spiritual Addiction. Using Soul Thrill® Aura Research to investigate consequences of healing work, research that avoids making choices in the direction of an existing imbalance.
Smart New Age consumers use common sense
No need to choose your healer based just on hunches or on synchronicity. Intuitive forms of guidance are not the first, or only, criteria to use. Not when you happen to be human!
Please, use your common sense.
What does the healer claim to do? What training does that healer have? Does the system used by the healer make sense?
GLADYS’ experience isn’t unusual: She felt bad. She wanted healing. She wanted it to be a mind-body-spirit kind of healing. She felt good vibes from JOSEPHINE, the healer.
It wasn’t until she was in the initiation room that she understood what was happening — the invocation of a large animal that was supposed to join with her and give her special powers.
Unconfortable though she felt, GLADYS didn’t feel that it would be socially okay to leave.
Of course, all this was healed afterwards in a session of Energy Spirituality. But GLADYS is a brainy woman. If she had persistently asked what the heck JOSEPHINE actually did, GLADYS would have needed less cleanup afterwards.
Please pay special attention to promises of an initiation. Very often, something significant is downloaded into you during an initiation.
Receiving an initiation does not necessarily help you evolve faster spiritually. Be a smart New Age consumer. What is expected to happen, exactly?
Receiving an initiation does not necessarily heal STUFF.
The more extravagant the claims made for your initiation, the more you would be wise to investigate what is happening here.
Many cords of attachment that I have facilitated cutting for clients’ healers involved downloads that happened during initiations.
What NOT to ask as a consumer
It isn’t asking too much to get a detailed general explanation of what a healer or teacher does. That is different from calling or emailing a healer, telling your life story, and asking the healer, “Can you help me? How and why?”
This healer receives inquiries like this on, pretty much, a daily basis. Requesting this is NOT appropriate for a client, new or old. Sessions are for this sort of in-depth conversation. Personal sessions are by appointment and by agreement; the healer’s time and expertise are paid for, not presumed to be freebies.
Why would a responsible healer take an hour to thoughtfully read through such an email, thoughtfully consider (by reading what? the client’s aura? through an email?) and arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan, then do an elaborate explanation? Professional healers do not provide volunteer services just because people ask them to.
Personally, I do a fair amount of volunteering. But I am the one who decides, not people who complain to me that their lives are hard or that they are desperate.
Here’s the irony, New Agers
Asking for a detailed response isn’t being a smart consumer, not really.
On the positive side, asking for this kind of detail from a new healer is a great way to separate the beginners and hobbyists and phonies from professionals. Because professionals are too busy really helping people. We don’t have time to spend hours crafting responses to such inquiries.
Personally, my practice includes a full-time scheduler who sorts through inquiries and answers questions appropriately so that I am free to do sessions. Mitch spends a great deal of time every week, helping to educate new clients so they are not expecting something that I cannot deliver. He will do a short response. And he is not the healer in this practice but a customer service-oriented person… because it’s like when selling books through my company, I have it set up with the maximum customer service that is appropriate. I believe in being able to speak with a live human being.
Still, there are limits to what is appropriate.
As a consumer, you may not find many healers or teachers who provide a lot of service for those who make inquiries. However, it is always appropriate for you to go to the healer’s website, or read the healer’s book, and learn in advance about what that person does. Then use your common sense to evaluate. Speaking of which…
Avoid mushy mind-body-spirit
Unsophisticated or unskilled practitioners mush together intuitive, psychic, energy, and healing.
Which skill sets can be used to help you?
Beware the healer or teacher who says things like, “It’s all about the energy” or “Because of my psychic powers, I can heal you.”
Once I had a student, G., who told me about what happened that she went to a popular teacher of psychic development, Mr. Joe. Once enrolled, G. wasn’t taught much about psychic development. Instead, the emphasis was on finding dangerous dark souls and how to heal them.
The healing techniques learned weren’t especially impressive, and why would they have been? How appropriate is it to advertise that one teaches aura reading as a form of psychic development — or to teach other psychic-related skills — and then deliver something completely different because, “It’s all about the energy.”
A reading is not a healing. Consumers need to understand this if they want to permanently remove STUFF from their auras.
Consumer loyalty in New Age
After a successful workshop or healing session, do you notice any results? That’s the point, isn’t it?
Another consumer-smart thing is to notice how you feel about yourself. If you feel good about yourself, that’s helpful. By contrast, it’s not such a good sign if you feel something more like, “The great and mighty Wizard of Oz has granted me an audience, so I feel so honored.”
Choose a specialty, not a mush
Beginners can be drawn to mind-body-spirit, inspired by mystical ideals or fantasies. But consumers know better, whether consumers or not. Emotional healing, physical healing, spiritual healing — these are not all one big mush.
Seeking services from a mind-body-spirit practitioner, calm down and ask yourself which of these three specialties matters most to you. Choose ONE or, at most, TWO.
Holistic healing is splendid, but that doesn’t mean that healers are generally skilled at all three specialties.
It’s clear enough with practitioners like me. I specialize in emotional and spiritual healing. I do not hang out a shingle as a physical healer.
Beware the physical healer who has a sideline of doing emotional healing, such as cutting cords of attachment. Because cutting cords is not a physical or mechanical type of healing. Professional skill requires real finesse at emotional healing.
In my experience, these are very different types of healers. Some of us notice bodies, physical aspects of life, find it really interesting. Others of us are way interested in emotions.
Maybe Leonardo da Vinci could have done both types of healing brilliantly — in his spare time — but very few humans can.
Avoid mushy New Age healer combining
So, let’s say you get it. You are working with a healer who can help you to address physical problems. Work with that practitioner to give that modality of healing a chance. When your physical condition has stabilized, then it is appropriate to go to someone for emotional healing.
Be very sparing and careful when combining services of different healers.
If emotional healing is being pursued, do not go to another emotional healer at the same time. If you have a physical problem, go to a medical professional, be that an acupuncturist, chiropractor, etc. Do not then go to a second New Age healer who is a physical practitioner, then a third.
More New Age can give you less.