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Exploring the unknown
An energy healing session in St. John
By Ella Anderson
Staring at a blank page for 15 minutes now, I realize I am totally out of my depth. I don’t know how to write about the energy healing session I had a few days ago. Holly Stein would tell me, “It’s okay. It’s all okay,” in a very soothing tone.
I knew that Wave Healing had just opened in St. John so when Holly called to see if I’d like a session I gladly accepted. I just didn’t know what to expect. I knew that in general, energy healing is designed to remove blocks, things that prevent you from being physically and emotionally healthy, and to bring you a feeling of balance. I knew Holly socially so I knew she had graduated from a four-year degree program in Florida (the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a school that takes a scientific approach to healing). I knew I’d be in good hands.
Arriving late for my appointment at the cozy little studio made me feel like a jerk though, and a bad student to boot; I’d not read the material Holly sent to me. So I entered the studio a total virgin.
The first thing I noticed about the studio was how peaceful it was—candles burning, soft furnishings. I wasn’t sure if I should ask questions, just listen, or what. Honestly, I was a frazzled mess. I’d been editing all day and the appointment had completely slipped my mind. I had managed to partially fill in some paperwork for her--no major health problems, nothing really bothering me, nothing in particular I wanted her to know before the session. Then we talked about what I might want to accomplish with this session, what the obstacles to my well being might be. Holly sat there listening to me talk, and eventually said very quietly and empathetically, “I think you must be overwhelmed by things right now.” Truthfully, I was. And though I’d admitted it to myself it felt really good to admit it to someone else. After my cathartic confession, Holly decided that aligning my seven chakras might be the right approach for my first session. “What I want you to know is that you don’t have to do anything. Your job is just to lie there and relax.” Great, easy.
So we are back to me not knowing how to write about the experience. My time on the table with Holly was intensely relaxing, but I don’t really know what having my chakras aligned means. One session isn’t what I (now) perceive energy healing to be about. Like yoga, it seems to be something you commit to, to practice (and incidentally I do find the science behind it credible). Do I feel really different now? No. Do I have a greater awareness to the fact that I need to slow down some? Yes. I can see incorporating energy healing into a wellness routine, much like eating healthily or exercising. I think though, that this article will need a dot dot dot at the end. One session isn’t the right way to review energy healing. And that’s okay. It’s all okay.
Wave Healing can be reached at (340) 244-3823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.