By Shivi Verma
With the advent of the New Age, we are witnessing an explosion of new and effective therapies to help us move more powerfully into the space of wholeness, perfection and completion that is our birthright, says Shivi Verma
Anshu Srivastava was a young married professional, leading a happy life in Bangalore when she developed an acute case of spondylitis. An MRI scan revealed that the bone of her neck was as damaged as if she had met with an accident.
But Anshu vehemently denied having had one. When the doctor advised surgery, she began searching for alternative ways to heal herself and stumbled upon Many Lives, Many Masters, a book by Dr Brian Weiss on reincarnation. Inspired, she contacted Neelam Kelavani, a Bangalore-based healer, and past-life regression therapist for a session. There she regressed to not one but two past lives, in both of which she had died of strangulation. Her neck bone had been broken. Amazingly, after coming out from the session, all her neck pain left her and the damage to her neck also healed, as a subseToolsquent MRI report revealed. This whole episode has changed the course of her life. She has enrolled for a course in past-life regression and wants to study it further. “I feel a new vista has opened before me. There is so much more to life than simply making money,” she exclaims.
Riddhima Kothari always wondered why she could not be successful despite all the love, support and encouragement of her family members. When she regressed to a past life, she saw that a part of her soul had still not come to terms with its death in that life, and this was affecting her present life adversely. The experience healed her. “I feel that a layer has been peeled off from my mind. Today, I no longer suffer from an inferiority complex,” says a beaming Riddhima. What all the coaching by her loved ones could not do, one hour of past-life regression could permanently resolve in her life.
Rajesh Dossa, a financial planner from Mumbai, was in an emotional quagmire. A friend suggested EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). He attended a class held by therapist Jasmine Bharathan in Rishikesh and happily discovered a shortcut method to feel happy and rejuvenated, despite adverse circumstances. “I did not know that bad feelings could be simply tapped away by your fingers. I saw several people reduce physical pain as well, through EFT.” Healing methods are as old as the history of human diseases, but the current times are witnessing an explosion of quick and effective healing techniques. Theta-Healing, Meta-Healing, Craniosacral therapy, EFT, Radionics, Heal your Life modality, Access Consciousness, EMF Balancing Technique, Heartmath, and Sedona method all seem to be suddenly knocking on the doors of human sensibilities, and waking up people to the immense power they carry within themselves. They not only pave the way for healing, but also very often, initiate the person into spirituality.
So why is this happening? Part of the reason can be attributed to the fact that we live in speeded-up times. Everything is happening faster, whether it is the way we make money, lose money, marry or divorce. We are falling ill faster too, so perhaps it is only logical that we should also heal faster. Endorses META-healer Anu Mehta, “In the last 20 years, the advancements that humans have made in technology are amazing. Today, our phones become outdated in days. New technology had never evolved so fast. With technology advancements, the alternative and integrative therapies too need to keep pace.”
The second is that we live in special times. We have only just undergone a shift in the era and the New Age is now here. The energies are rife for massive changes in our wellness quotient.
|‘Over the years I’ve learned that there are really just two mental patterns that contribute to disease: Fear and Anger.’ |
-Louise L. Hay
Shalini Kalra Jacob, founder of Loving yourself Foundation, says, “Our Earth is undergoing a shift in consciousness so that we can live at a higher frequency of love, wisdom, co-operation and peace. We are incredibly blessed to be incarnated right now because the opportunities for spiritual growth are enormous which is why everyone is called on to heal their emotions and thoughts and use this great opportunity to transform themselves.”
Aditi Surti, an Access Consciousness practitioner in Mumbai, says, “Right now time is moving faster, and a window of great opportunity has opened. There is new energy entering our planet and there is a sense that something is going to happen. People ask for things and they get it.”
Anshu healed her spondylitis through Past-life Regression therapy Reflects Irma Battig, who practices a combination of various New Age healing modalities, “Our planet is undergoing a vibrational shift. In order to survive and thrive on Earth, we need to be in alignment with her energy. That can only happen if we raise our vibration as well. From the current state of awareness, we have created a lot of harm and agony on the planet. To shift from this attitude we need to move from our dualistic brain to our holistic heart. Because this change is in alignment with the planetary shift and with a higher intelligence, previously esoteric knowledge is becoming mainstream, and faster than we could have imagined. What used to be secret practices are seeing the light of day. Because the pace of transformation is accelerating, we need methods that work quickly now. Humanity can’t afford to keep doing what we have been doing, and destroying our planet and each other at the current rate.”
Sukhvinder Sircar, healer and practitioner of EMF Balancing Technique, echoes these sentiments, “Currently, the light quotient on our planet is very high and the old notions are dispelling and falling away. Diseases are a myth that we were programmed to believe in. The more we are in tune with our real, conscious self, the more it will get projected through the health of our system. As we are clearing our old stuff, the healing is becoming easier and more natural. The design of the dark which aimed to prevent us from knowing our divine origin is getting revealed. This shift is happening because a large number of people are reconnecting to their Source and are engendering a change. Therefore, for a new person it is becoming easier to tap into the now open and accessible new light. We are witnessing a collapse of time. The time between the intent and its manifestation is reducing.”
But can it really be as simple as that? Are people really healing at the snap of a finger? No, not quite. Yes, many are being drawn to modalities that heal in days what may have once taken years, but even so, the journey never ends. Persistent thought- or emotional- patterns may throw up new health challenges or even reawaken the old ones. For a full and permanent healing, it is not just the body but the psyche and the emotions that need to be thoroughly overhauled. In short, we need to work on ourselves on-goingly. Therapist Jasmine Bharathan says, “EFT and other faster techniques are merely tools. They are not magic wands that will sort out all your problems. Ultimately, we must learn to engage with our circumstances in a balanced way. Mindfulness practices, meditation, self-awareness have to be practiced diligently for long-term growth, evolution and benefit.” Shalini too maintains that real healing cannot take place overnight. “It requires time to get rid of years of baggage. You may get intermittent relief but the patterns keep revisiting your life if you haven’t learnt your lesson and applied it in your life,” she adds.
What these therapies do, however, are invaluable. In the first place they make us aware of the link between the body-mind and spirit which immediately shifts us to a holistic or spiritual perspective. Secondly, they help us become more aware of our inner world and also help us to on-goingly handle the physical and emotional challenges that show up while we work on ourselves. Thirdly, we can mix and match many of these modalities instead of staying with just one. Dr Ravindra Kapadia, a homeopath based in Mumbai, avidly practices and promotes the technique of Radionics, that operates on the principle of body vibrations and energy fields surrounding a person. Similarly, Dr Ashish Narayankar, an MBBS doctor, combines alternative healing methods with conventional treatment modes for the all-round well-being of his patients.
Here below is a compendium of the many quick healing methods that are flooding the planet.
Radionics originated in the early 1900’s with Albert Abrams (1864–1924), who designed the Radionic machines. According to Radionics practitioners, a healthy person will have different energy frequencies moving through their body, from those exhibited by an unhealthy person. He created a Radionics device called the Double Well Potentiser purported to diagnose and heal by applying appropriate frequencies to balance the discordant frequencies of sickness using blood, hair, or even a signature, unique to that person. Dr Ravindra Kapadia, a Mumbai-based Radionics practitioner, showed me the latest Radionics machine, the SE-5 1000, created by an American called Don Paris (read Close Encounter for more details). A patient who suffered from a skin allergy put his thumb on the input well and the device swiftly copied his vibrations running up a tally of figures. Dr Kapadia then placed a tiny bottle filled with globules at the output well. After duplication and harmonization of frequencies, he offered the patient a taste of those globules. “I feel as though I am tasting the saltiness of my own thumb!” he exclaimed. Thanks to people like Dr Kapadia, this healing modality is still surviving, and is at the service of those who believe that they are more than a gross body. A woman patient who wished to remain anonymous, confided. “I suffered from severe psychological problems. Medicines could never heal me completely. But ever since I came in Dr Kapadia’s care I’ve been making steady progress.”
Heal your Life:
In 1984 the first edition of the path-breaking book, You can Heal your Life by American author Louise L Hay resoundingly changed the way people looked at diseases and healing. Connecting each and every illness with its corresponding attitudinal and emotional trigger factors, Louise urged people to consider diseases as a wake up call to fix unresolved issues of their lives. “Over the years I’ve learned that there are really just two mental patterns that contribute to disease: Fear and Anger. Anger can show up as impatience, irritation, frustration, criticism, resentment, jealousy or bitterness. Fear could be tension, anxiety, nervousness, worry, doubt, feeling not good enough or unworthiness. These are all thoughts that poison the body. When we release this burden, all the organs in our body begin to function properly,” she says. Armed with this knowledge Louise designed a special program called Heal your Life, where people resolve issues they have been sitting over for years. The method involves learning to love yourself and others more fully and deeply, releasing negative emotions that block joy and creativity, working with body, mind and spirit to transform life. Positive affirmations, mirror work, chants, law of attraction, and inner child healing are the routes taken to achieve these effects. How effective this whole process is can be gauged from the fact that Louise Hay healed herself of a rare form of cancer within six months by diligently putting to practice all the methods she recommended in her seminal work. She considered the alternatives to surgery and drugs, and developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy.
Gary Craig revolutionised the world of healing by discovering EFT Bindu Panicker, a resident of Gurgaon and a client of Shalini Kalra Jacob, a Heal your Life, admits. “Since long I had been suffering from practitioner multiple allergies, for which allopathy has no permanent solution. Because of the complex nature of my ailments I was in the ICU three times in the year 2009, and had to carry Epipen, a kind of injection which has to be jabbed in the chest and thighs in case of emergency. Through Louise’s workshops, I was able to shed the emotional and mental blockages that were the reason for my suffering. Now I am free from my allergies, and thanks to learning the secret of loving myself, I have also attracted the right life partner.”
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique):
EFT was discovered by Gary Craig, in the mid-90s. It is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture but without the evasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, or pain, and voice positive affirmations.
“EFT is a great circuit breaker. EFT, believes that energy flows through meridians within the body. Negative emotions can cause energy blocks within these pathways, resulting in anxiety, stress, phobias and eventually physical ailments. By gently tapping on the acupressure points along the meridians and focusing on the negative emotion, the energy block is removed, energy moves freely and the patient experiences emotional and physical relief,” says Jasmine Bharathan, a Mumbai-based EFT expert.
Yogis have tried to access the state of super consciousness by investing many years in various yogic disciplines, but a recent phenomena called Access Consciousness claims to cut short that arduous journey to a matter of an hour. “Three sessions a week and a person can become free of polarities or judgments to create the life that he wants, within two months,” says Aditi Surti, an Access Bars facilitator from Mumbai. Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness, reached a point in his life 20 years ago, where life wasn’t working for him no matter what he did. Tired, he began to ask some questions of the Universe. “What can I be, do, have, create or generate that would make my life and the world a better place?” He started receiving answers. He became a chaneller and soon discovered strategic points on the body called bars, which on touching, released conditioning of thousands of years from a person’s mind which came in the way of success, happiness and growth. “Our polarities prevent us from seeing the truth as it is. The universe is forever flowing, gifting but our mental blocks prevent us from receiving these gifts. Getting your bars run dissipates the electrical charge of polarity as it is stored in your brain. It deletes the files from your mental database that are slowing up your processing system,” he says.
|‘We are witnessing a collapse of time. The time between the intent and its manifestation is reducing.’ |
Aditi confesses that no matter how hard she tried she could never make enough money. When she regressed to a past life she saw that as a monk in one of her previous births she had vowed to never let money come in the path of her spiritual attainment. She released that mental block she had been carrying from past life by running her bars and now money flows easily into her life.
Craniosacral therapy was accidentally discovered by WG Sutherland in USA. While working on osteopathy with Dr Andrew Still in America he saw that the craniosacral rhythm, caused by circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, can be felt all over the body as a slow, subtle wave-like motion. This rhythm bathes and nourishes the brain and nervous system. By gently touching areas of the head and body, a practitioner can tune into the rhythmic fluctuations, and work on it diagnostically and therapeutically. Craniosacral sessions enhance this natural flow and support the inner balance of the system, thereby restoring health to the nervous system and all other functions of the body. “I was recommended Craniosacral sessions for my acute sinusitis which I have had since many years. I was always breathing from my mouth. I was surprised to find that in the sessions, my sacrum got released and after that my sinus problem immediately improved by 50 per cent. I did not realize that my sacrum was still holding an injury that I had from a bike accident more than 30 years ago. My sinusitis gradually improved as we did a few more sessions,” says Vinay Singh, a former IAS officer who underwent the Craniosacral treatment under Craniosacral therapist Zia Nath. Footballer Ricky Williams discovered Craniosacral work after breaking his arm and tearing his Achilles tendon while playing for the Toronto Argonauts in 2006. He was so impressed by how good he felt after receiving Craniosacral sessions as part of his recovery that he decided to take classes and became a trained Craniosacral therapist. “What I’ve found with Craniosacral is that it’s almost a perfect fit for athletes,” he says.
Though the therapy is extremely holistic, yet the recovery rate from it is quite variable. “It all depends upon the severity of the problem. If the problems are of general nature such as aches and pains one or two sessions can heal them permanently, but if there are severe injuries or trauma, patients might need prolonged treatment of Craniosacral therapy which might last up to a year. But our results are permanent,” say Zia.
PSYCH-K, a new technique, changes beliefs at a subconscious level with various protocols called ‘balances.’ These are techniques that are designed to create a balanced harmonious functioning of both hemispheres of the brain, called a ‘whole brain’ state. This state is ideal for reducing or eliminating resistance at the subconscious level, allowing obsolete beliefs to be re-programmed into helpful ones. Rob Williams, psychotherapist, and originator of PSYCH-K in 1988, says, “The mind is the doctor. The pharmacy is in your head. With the right instruction by the mind, our bodies produce all kinds of things similar to the drugs made by the pharmaceutical industry.” PSYCH-K is also an instrument of spiritual growth. Rob Williams says “We all have one purpose, and that is to manifest our full divinity, while we are incarnated in the physical bodies.”
“This technique is very similar to that of Kinesiology. Worldwide, there are only 40 licensed practitioners of PSYCH-K and there are none in India.
|‘Humanity can’t afford to keep doing what we have been doing, and destroying our planet and each other at the current rate.’ |
G Nelson, a renowned practitioner, was to come to India in 2012 to impart this technique but his program got delayed and will happen in August or September in 2013,” says Coomi Vevaina, his coordinator in India.
Another fast-track healing modality that has caught the fancy of healers and seekers alike is Theta Healing. Discovered by Vianna Stibal, an American woman in 1995, it proclaims to heal the trickiest of diseases by changing the brain wave cycle to the Theta state. Vianna suffered from cancer and was spontaneously healed by the Creator while praying to Him. Through it, she discovered the secret of the Theta state whereby a person simply has to open himself to the power of the Universe for the actual healing to take place. Theta Healing focuses on thought and prayer. It enables a person to use his natural intuition, relying upon an unconditional belief in, and the power of, All that is. “By changing your brain wave cycle to include the ‘Theta’ state, you can actually watch, feel, and experience, while conscious and alert, instantaneous physical and emotional healing,” says Vianna. A similar refined version of this type of Energy Healing is called Holistic DNA energy Healing – pinpointing Infinite Intelligence as the single source of energy that exists for healing. A lot of people worldwide claim to have successfully healed a difficult disease by taking the Theta healing route. By blending Theta healing with other modalities, healer Irma Batting has successfully healed many patients and has also converted many sceptics. Says Floy Krouchi, a musician from Paris, “When I met Irma I suffered from a slipped disc in my lower back. I couldn’t even move. She used various different techniques with a lot of heart and intuition to heal me. As she worked quickly, yet so deeply at so many different levels, the physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual aspects of my being gradually got treated. I have come to understand that these elements are all part of one chain.”
Founded in 1991 by Doc Childre in California, Heartmath’s purpose is to facilitate fundamental shifts in health, well-being and consciousness. Believing the heart to have a mind of its own, the scientists at the Heartmath institute saw that heart has 40,000 neurons which send more messages to the brain than vice verse. In essence, it appeared that the heart affected intelligence and awareness. The Heartmath methodology includes recognizing the stressor, shifting focus to heart, activating heart feeling, remembering a beautiful, blissful moment of your life, tapping your third eye rhythmically for 10 seconds to anchor this emotion, and asking heart for a better way to deal with this emotion. Healer Irma Battig frequently uses this technique to shift the focus of people from mind-based thinking to heart-based thinking to beget encompassing and wise solutions for problems encountering a person. Such is the power of this quick technique that it can, within minutes, open up the blocked channels of emotions and lead to whole-brain thinking.
Priyanka Gokhle was unable to understand why she was getting increasingly angry with everybody around her. After following the Heartmath technique, she was filled with gratitude and relief. “My heart told me that I carried a lot of emotional burden, which I was not willing to share with anybody. It advised me to trust the Universe and share my feelings with somebody I could put faith in. It was all so simple,” she exclaimed, her eyes shining with a new light.
Sumita Mendiratta, a clinical psychologist from Mumbai, suffered from a host of ailments and found trouble getting pregnant as her fallopian tubes were blocked. She had UTI, stomach infections, joint disorder, ankylosing spondylitis, and back pain. When she approached Anu Mehta, India’s only Meta –Health and Meta-Medicine coach, Anu took her winding back into the alleys of the traumas and hurt feelings which were manifesting in the form of specific symptoms and diseases in her body. Once the cause was discovered and alternative healing such as EFT and Matrix-Reimprinting were applied, Sumita conceived. “I took the In Vitro Fertilisation method to have a baby, but had Anu not helped me to release my blocks, I doubt the IVF method would have been able to help me because its success rate is not more than 10 per cent,” Sumita admits.
Anu says. “Meta healing is a diagnostic tool. It discovers the significant connection between stressful event and disease.” Discovered by Richard Flook 20 years ago, it works on the premise that there is not only a mind-body connection but actually a very precise organ-mind-brain-social connection. Each area of our brain corresponds to a specific organ and a specific conflict or trauma and an environmental-social experience. Researchers also found that biological conflict such as shocks always precede disease. This therapy claims to solve problems like infertility, Parkinsons, cancer and even pimples.
EMF Balancing Technique
The EMF Balancing Technique is the energy system designed to work with the Universal Calibration Lattice, a system in the human energy anatomy. The technique is a simple and elegant systematic procedure anyone can learn, utilizing the human to human effect upon the electromagnetic field. There are 13 phases of the technique, each designed to work with and strengthen the Universal Calibration Lattice. The technique was discovered by Peggy Phoenix Dubro.
Explaining the technique, Indian IMF practitioner Sukhvinder Sircar says, “Our energetic anatomy has evolved much beyond the basic seven-chakra system, holding an increasing light quotient. The electro-magnetic field of the earth is transforming, and the human electro-magnetic system is also aligning with it. After all, we are electro-magnetic in nature. The EMF Balancing Technique is a way of rewiring our energetic system. We are a part of the Cosmic Lattice (Universal Energy Source) simply by virtue of our existence. Our individual energy field or UCL (Universal Calibration Lattice) is our personal connection to the Cosmic Lattice. We can always strengthen our connection to the Cosmic Lattice by energy work and or intent, in much the same way that we strengthen the muscles of our physical body with regular exercise. The energetic fibers of our individual energy field (UCL) are composed of conscious elements of light. They respond to our intention.”
Hema Patil, a media personnel from Mumbai, was going through a very low phase in her life. She started her EMF sessions with Sukhvinder in 2009 and finished the whole procedure in 2012. “When my Lattice was activated, I felt like a co-creator. Now I feel free and empowered to resolve any area of my life. I wanted to explore my creativity while I was undergoing the EMF sessions. Within three days the universe responded by sending me a call from someone who wanted to set up a creative enterprise.” Who does not want to have a healthy body and a happy and successful life? For thousands of years people have believed in dependence, diseases and death. But thanks to a shift in the intention of the Universe it is allowing knowledge, healing and consciousness of the universality of spirit, to filter through these very channels to awaken people. Now spirituality is no longer a matter of choice. It is the imperative for a happy, healthy, fulfilled, balanced and a better world.
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