Energy Healing

How we look and what we eat

Fire and IceSince the beginning of time women and men have been adorning their bodies.  For example, in Egyptian times eye make-up was used for medicinal, magical and spiritual purposes – not only as physical protection from the sun as it was made up of minerals like green malachite and galena (today known as kohl) but also as psychic protection.  In our modern times with the image of beauty portrayed by the media, we’ve lost the true purpose of “outer” beauty.  I believe that there are a growing number of women wanting to reconnect with the archetypal beauty of the Goddess.

Goddesses not only symbolise for us certain attributes or concepts but actually embody these concepts.  A few examples are:

  • Hathor, one of the Egyptian Goddesses, personifies the principles of love, motherhood and joy, the Goddess of dance, music and fertility, worshipped by both men and women who were able to recognise the sacred divine within her seductively vibrant joyous beauty.
  • Kwan Yin is the Goddess of Compassion from the Buddhist tradition.  Her name means “One who hears the cries of the world”.
  • Tara, from the Hindu tradition, governs the Underworld, the Earth and the Heavens, birth, death and regeneration, love and war, the seasons, all that lives and grows, the Moon cycles – Luna – feminine – creation. Her name means “Star” and like a star that perpetually consumes its own energy, Tara represents the never-ending desires that fuel all life.

For many women who have gone through a major trauma – bereavement, divorce, perhaps the loss of confidence that can happen with menopause, or sleepless nights that come with motherhood – I’d like to offer them the possibility of getting back in contact with who they are, helping them through times of transition to remember who they are, to remember the Goddess within and to express the Goddess within on the outside.

Health, wellbeing and happiness are major components in this journey and there is a great deal of revolutionary research being done in the area of what we eat and how it’s so intrinsically connected to how we feel.  For example, Julia Ross (who wrote The Mood Cure – http://www.moodcure.com/) is a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychotherapy.  She has researched the links between biochemistry, emotions and addiction and is the founder of a clinic working specifically with eating disorders and addictions.  Her theory is that once we address and heal our brain chemistry the false moods we experience in our body, through low levels of serotonin, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal exhaustion and low levels of endorphins, are eliminated and we can then tackle the true problems and issues in our life through therapy, process or healing.

You may need something as simple as listening to your own body and trusting what it tells you to eat, or you may want to follow one of the many methods on offer to care for our bodies, or you may even need a combination of approaches.   This is something that will be looked at from your own unique perspective.  There’s no doubt though that our bodies are made up of a multitude of complex systems which we often take for granted because many are happening automatically without us even thinking about them.

Pratima Raichur in her book, Absolute Beauty, (http://www.pratimaskincare.com/about-dr-raichur) explains the meaning of beauty as we perceive it when we’re born into the world.  She says the dictionary definition of beauty is “that which gives the highest degree of pleasure to the senses or the mind” and therefore what threatens or harms us is “not beautiful”, it literally displeases the senses, triggering a series of neuro-chemical reactions that spell danger to the body and stimulate the self-protective mechanisms that we experience as the fight or flight impulse.  What is naturally pleasurable to the senses – and thus lovely – sets off a completely different neuro-chemical response which we experience as feelings of calm and wellbeing.

 

The glowing blush that mantles the cheek

The dazzling fire that sparkles from the eyes

The soft, shining sheen of the wavy hair

Are all mere expressions of good health

Tantra