Thursday, 23 June 2011

Combining Work and Play - A "Healing the Heart" Page.

Hi Everyone,

It's been a very busy time these last few days and weeks, and time has positively flown by.

One of the projects that I decided to take on came around as a result of one of my leisure activities. I love to craft and more recently have turned my hand to digital crafting. A friend on a scrapbook site I am a member of has been taken ill with heart problems.

I decided it would be interesting to make a different kind of Get Well Soon card / page. Although I haven't really had the opportunity yet to look to deeply into it, I am aware that some people use Art as a healing device.

In some cases, the individual creates their own art work based on how they feel and think at a time.  Self Help Healing gives some background on this.

In other cases people create pieces of art for other people to contemplate and let the healing energy flow through them. You might like to have a look at How Art Heals to get an idea of how the mind - body link may help this to work.

I have an interest in the ideas behind the relatively new science of Psychoneuroimmunolgy (PNI), which suggests mechanisms for the mind-body connection.

In my EFT Manual, Balance Your Life with EFT, there is a section which contains the following:

"EFT also works extremely effectively on a multitude of physical problems as well. This may seem odd but the growing science of psychoneuroimmunolgy (PNI) is proving that many physical ailments are associated with the state of the emotions. PNI is the study of the interaction among emotions/psyche, the brain and the neurological systems, and the hugely complex immune system, some of the body's most complex systems.

PNI springs from healing traditions that are both ancient and modem, Eastern and Western.  According to the  Association for the Advancement of Applied Psychoneuroimmunology (AAAPNI), ‘A wide variety of practices including  acupuncture, tai chi, meditation, relaxation techniques, yoga, nutritional modification and body work,  have been identified by  PNI research as having value in the promotion of wellness and the management of chronic illness. These practices derive from the world’s spiritual, healing and martial arts traditions."

Perhaps we can add the creative arts to this list of practices that can promote well-being?

In any case, as a Reiki Master/Teacher and Pactitioner I know that healing at an energetic level can take place as a result of Intention and Focus, and that it can occur at a distance. By working on a page having set the intention that it was to be a healing page, this seems to be a variation on this theme.

So the page I came up with concentrated on the Heart Chakra associations - the colours pink and green, in the form of a rose, itself associated with the heart and love, and the crystals, watermelon tourmaline and a selenite heart-shaped crystal in my collection.

My intention was set that this was to be  a calm and meditative page. It was to be something to contemplate to help bring about a balance of heart energy, in addition to all the other, more conventional things being done to help.

As I say in the post on Karen's Crafting Nook, even if it doesn't after all possess any inherent healing energy, at least it is a different way to come up with a page design.

However, as I was working upon it, I could feel energy flowing and moving, especially in my Third Eye area, which is where I am usually aware of energy flow when I am working with Reiki.

Perhaps you might like to spend some time gazing gently at this page, letting peace and calm wash over you and see if it brings a little more peace and harmony into your life ....

If you do and feel it does have a certain energy to it, I'd love to hear your feedback.

Bright Blessings, 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
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