Jennifer Herrera, my guest this week, is a practitioner of many of the healing arts.
Reiki master, certified coach with HeartMath, and Pilates instructor.
Not long ago she was working in real estate.
Seems many of my guests listened to their inner wisdom and took a leap into what the world around them might see as cray cray but was exactly the right move.
Been there and done that. What about you?
She had guides along the way, clients saying “You have amazing energy, you should study Reiki” and a health challenge which led her to dig deep into alternative healing.
When we talked about the Chakras she made a good point. I asked if when someone is experiencing something related to a certain chakra, the energy is blocked there.
She said “I don't like to say blocks, because I like to think energy is always constantly moving, right. But maybe it's slowed down.”
On being a Reiki healer: “I'm supporting their energy field, not doing anything to them. I'm just bringing them into a space where they are able to do for themselves.” It’s not that she is the healer, we are each our own healers. Sometimes we need someone to reestablish the connection to that.
Consider the simple importance of the pause, the deep breath in the middle of a busy day or frantic schedule.
Energy is a tough sell to some and that’s understandable. You can't touch it, you can't see it. What is it? Science classifies energy into two categories – kinetic (moving) and potential (stored) energy. And everything, including inanimate objects, are comprised of the stuff.
Habits can be a bear to create—unless it’s ice cream or insert fave indulgence here—but starting small, one minute a day of meditation say, is enough to get the habit of tuning out the world and allowing the mind to rest.
Gratitude and self-talk were topics we covered and are come up frequently because they are so important if we want to get the most out of life. You likely already have a gratitude practice. I hope it includes you, daily. Even on a day where you feel you could or should have done more. You still deserve good thoughts.
How about fun for now reason? Spontaneous fun in the middle of a work day? Yeah baby. It’s the stuff of mental health.
“If you think about energy and we talked about ocean waves, if you think about radio waves, like frequency waves. So we're just all swimming in a sea of energy.”
That’s what this book is about.
I’m a big fan of energy work, body work using energy like Reiki or Cranial Sacral therapy. If you haven’t experienced anything in this realm and are curious or have an issue—physical or mental—that you are struggling with, ask for referrals and give it a chance.
The way I describe the post energy work is: “Like when you come awake, fully awake, out of whatever state your brain goes to, it really is like you've been washed by the sea.”