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December 01, 2014

Catching A Tiger By Its Tail

Tags: Healing verses curing, Alternative healing, holistic healing, shamanic healing

In our conventional way of looking at illness, we see a symptom, like a sore throat or a tumor, and find various ways to treat it so it will go away. This is analogous to hacking off the tip of an iceberg and expecting that it will disappeared because the tip is no longer visible. All we have really done is treat the physical manifestation of something that is much more complicated brewing beneath the surface.

Treating a symptom and having it disappear is considered a cure, it is the cornerstone of allopathic medicine. We have found numerous cures for many horrible diseases in the last 100 years. A drug, for example, can make part of the brain work more efficiently or kill off cells that divide and grow too quickly. A knife can remove a part of the body that is sickened and diseased. Cures work at the physical, on the physical, molecule to molecule. While cures are beneficial on one level, the problem is that they introduce physical change into complex systems with a cascade of related moving parts. To alter one part of the whole often changes others down stream. Removing a sick organ, for example, can create space in the body that destabilizes the location of others, or changing levels of serotonin to decrease depression can cause erratic sleep patterns and sexual disfunction.

Healing works at a different level than curing. To be whole again we often need both. Just as an app on your phone does not exist without the software code giving it form and function, a symptom also exists because of the energetic engineering behind it. Whereas curing removes the symptom, healing corrects the engineering driving it. All symptoms are rooted in distortions of our energetic field. In addition to being physical bodies we are also energetic beings who have lived for many lifetimes. This energetic self has been called the soul, or spirit, in religious terms but scientifically it is the  programable field, or blueprint, behind all our physical, mental and spiritual realities.

Everything that we are originates from information stored in this Light Energy Field, or LEF.  It is a bubble of observable (to sensitives) light riveted into our our main chakra system. Every traumatic or chronically challenging experience that we have becomes imprinted and stored on this field within our chakra wells, compromising their performance and causing the disruptions at the physical, mental and emotional levels we refer to as symptoms.

In Energy Medicine, therefore, we do not diagnose a client with a specific disease or affliction, because one persons symptoms may originate from and entirely different imprint than another’s. Symptoms are just the tip of the tiger’s tail; the job of the healer is to track the rest of the tiger. The origin of one person’s ankle pain, for example, may be from having lost a foot in war in another lifetime, while another’s may be from the imprint of a bone break in a troubled childhood. One person’s throat tumor may come from being silenced repeatedly as a child, while another’s may come from the imprint of a hanging in another lifetime. While allopathic treatments may slow down or remove a symptom, the imprint must be removed too or the trouble will reoccur.

Using Energy Medicine is analogous to using quantum mechanics instead of Newtonian physics. Both have their place. Cures often give immediate relief but healing means going upstream to the origin of the problem and shifting the blueprint for this illness from there by removing imprints. From this new canvass we can we look at the many possible outcomes for any given event and lock in a more promising outcome. To truly heal we must find that tiger and release it from this cage, not cut off its tail.

Christina Allen, Healer, Teacher and Founder and Director of the Austin Shamanic Center combines a strong science background (BA Physics, MS Neuroscience) with decades of applied ancient spiritual wisdom (Master Yogi, Reiki Master, and Shamanic Healer based on Q’ero Indian traditions of Peru). Gift Certificates available! For private appointments: (512) 391-9829. Learn more about sessions and upcoming classes at Austin Shamanic Center.

© Austin All Natural, December 2014

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