As many of you know, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Esalen for their work scholar program to study the Energetics of Consciousness with Paul Selig for one month. It was an incredible experience and one that I’ll be unwrapping for a long time. I communed with nature, cleaned a lot of toilets, had some extraordinary energetic attunements, made friends for life and uncovered aspects of myself I hadn’t previously imagined possible.
I have so much to share and so much that I’m still processing, but one of the things I’m most excited about is the discovery of a new ability that I’m tentatively calling Akashic Healing. The easiest way to describe it is to tell you how I came into it, so here goes:
Way back when I was first opening my office for Mind Altering Reality I ordered a carved cow skull on the internets because I needed it for the Boho Chic vibe I was going for. It took several weeks because it was carved by hand in Bangladesh, so I was already well settled into my space when it arrived. When I opened the package and managed to free the skull from its copious layers of bubble wrap I almost dropped the thing because the energy coming off of it was so intensely heinous.
I couldn’t just hang it up without clearing it lest it pollute my sacred workspace (if you’ve been to my office you know the level of energy I maintain; if you haven’t you should come by- it’s great!). Somehow I knew to read the Akashic Records of the skull, which revealed that the man who slaughtered the cow was being consumed by the violence of his profession and taking it out on his family, the artist who carved it (an American expat living in Bangladesh) was a heroin addict, and that the people who supplied his junk also dealt in human trafficking. While pretty fucking bleak, that much was a straightforward Akashic Records reading, which up to that point had always only been informative for me.
Then, without even really thinking about it, I started sending Reiki through the skull to all the people I had just seen. I saw it traveling through the filaments of connection and could feel them receiving it. I sat there sending Reiki for what felt like an eternity until I could sense it was complete, and voila- no more yucky energy. I proceeded to hang the skull, pretty shaken and also with a sense of, “Holy shit! that was so cool!”
Things got really weird when a few weeks later I was assisting at the Alchemy Institute and I reopened my workbook from when I’d done my initial training there. I hadn’t opened or looked at the workbook since I first took the course months earlier, and there in the very first section I saw that I’d doodled a cow skull with a mandala just like the one I’d just worked with and was now hanging in my office. What?!?!? Mind blown.
So that was all very cool because I’d never known that one could use the Records to send energy, and while I was thrilled I assumed it was a one-off. Fast forward several more months to my recent residency at Esalen. Part of the experience there as work scholars is Gestalt process, which entails sitting as a group and working through sometimes intense emotional stuff with a trained facilitator. It’s actually quite amazing and I’m grateful for having experienced it, and yet the first time we did it I can only describe my response as one of sheer terror. I was not having it.
I’m not typically afraid to do deep dives into my shit- it’s kind of my thing, actually and why I’m in the work that I’m in- so this was an uncharacteristic response. After that initial experience with group process and with another one scheduled, I sat down to inquire what the fuck was going on. I accessed my Records and saw that it was because of a past life wherein I’d been institutionalized. I didn’t get a lot of detail, but the gist was like a combination of Girl, Interrupted, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Shutter Island. So not good when it comes to anything that feels like group therapy. Then, almost as soon as I’d received the information I felt compelled to work with that past life self to help her let go of the terror. I worked using Word, the process we’d been using in the Paul Selig class, until I felt a shift. The next time we had group process I noticed a significant change, instead of abject terror I only experienced mid-level anxiety. It was a great improvement!
It was also the birth of a new way of working. For the rest of my time at Esalen and since I’ve been back I’ve been practicing Akashic Healing: accessing the Akashic Records and then working within them to facilitate healing. I can’t go into any details about others’ experiences, but the feedback has all been great. Sometimes I use Reiki, sometimes I use Word, and I’ve even worked with a client’s Higher Self; I just go with however I’m lead and have found that it works out. It’s funny that when I first employed it with my carved skull I was so surprised- because now I see that it’s an organic synthesis of all my training in clairvoyance, alchemy, and Reiki.
So that’s it! I am even so excited to share this with you that I am offering free mini Akashic Healing sessions on Tuesday nights as part of my regular meditation group. I hope you can make it, and if not you can always book a full session with me either in person or via Skype/Facetime.
As I mentioned, there was so much I learned and experienced at Esalen I will be sharing much more about it in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile I wish you the Happiest of New Years! XOXO
by April b.
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