Sunday 27 May 2012

Things That Make Me Go Mmmm … Energy Healing, Ethics, Respect 4 Teens, & Transparency

Energy healing is still considered an alternative healing modality and because of this you should read the disclaimer on my website before making the decision to see me. This is some of what you'll find there and the information is relevant to this article:

Simon Hay does not provide medical diagnosis, or consultations related to health, medical, or psychiatric issues. Soul healing is an alternative hands-on healing method, and although there is evidence that soul healing is effective treating physical, mental, and spiritual conditions, the method is considered alternative or complementary by Western health care professionals. 
By engaging with spirit, energy fields, and systems natural to each person and the Universe, Simon Hay is connecting to the subtle energy fields or spiritual bodies of the client, not the physical body which is the domain of the medical field and other allied health care professionals.

Simon Hay is not a medical doctor or other licensed health care professional, and cannot and will not provide you with any kind of medical care, treatment, or diagnosis in relation to the physical health or wellbeing of your body. Soul healing is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment from licensed and registered healthcare professionals. You should seek professional medical advice before making any health decision.

I highlighted the important bits. In all my consultations, speaking events and writings, I always disclose that I have no medical training or accreditation in any modality of healing. This, from the About page on my website: I'm not like other healers. I cannot show you a certificate or a diploma, and the only letters after my name are the ones I share with my father.

Although I have absolute faith in what I do, I'm transparent and honest about my work, and I need to be. Not for the obvious reasons of liability, but out of respect for the people who place trust in me. I have been unsuccessful many times, clients have had no discernible healing response or health change.

Tonight, a close friend told me about an incident that happened at a mind body spirit expo today. A fourteen year old girl went to have a 'free' massage with an alternative healer – let's call him altered-ego. The girl returned distressed and relayed to my friend that during the massage, altered-ego had diagnosed her to have had an assortment of health issues. I'm presuming altered-ego considers himself a medical intuitive.

After the 'free' massage and during the consult, altered-ego told the girl he could heal her if she booked a session with him, and if she couldn't commit to a treatment she could buy his book and learn to heal herself.

My friend calmed the teen down and talked to her mother. The mother challenged altered-ego, who at first denied any diagnosis', and then admitted he had diagnosed a few minor health issues. His qualification to do so, nil, nada, zip! Oh, he had accreditation in, I'd rather not say healing, or as I prefer to call it, I attended an over-priced weekend workshop and received a sheet of shiny toilet paper with my name on it.

That may annoy some practitioners of energy healing, but let's be honest. Completing a workshop and receiving a certificate of accreditation doesn't guarantee proficiency or results. It's a certificate of attendance, and that's all. I've met and continue to meet people who can heal and get results without any prior experience in or connection to energy healing. All I have to do is encourage them to try. These meetings and my own personal journey have left me sceptical of the validity of certification.

I hear these stories too often and they make it difficult for genuine healers to be taken seriously. Put aside that altered-ego's an idiot, he touched a fourteen year old without parental consent. If my clients aren't eighteen and a parent's not present I won't heal them. I ask parents to sit in on the session. Even when I do distant healing's, I ask for a parent to be in the room with the minor and parents are advised to read all the information on my website beforehand.

Being a medical intuitive, and I'm assuming that's what altered-ego thinks he is, is an abstract science/function. The information is influenced by human consciousness and I'm certain no two intuitive's would work the same. A good – and I don't know how to measure that – medical intuitive working in conjunction with a doctor or surgeon would make a formidable team.

I see, similar to dreaming, anatomical and cellular images, as a hologram projection, when I'm healing, but I don't always know what I'm seeing or why. At times 'I'm' the fluids in the body. I sense and I am 'something'. I don't know how this is possible and I don't how I'm able to get the results that I do. Intention and faith seem important, but so can be bored detachment and, “fark, I'll give this a try.”

As I have no medical training I'd rather be described as an intuitive than a medical intuitive. I'm aware that some client's consider me to be one and I have used the #medical and #intuitive hash-tag on twitter. It's complicated to fit into any one box.

If you're looking for an alternative healer, do some research. Most of my clients are via referrals, and this really is the best endorsement. I know that there are good healers who aren't as vocal or as visible as I am, but check to see if websites are professional and free of advertising. My site is informative and I keep the marketing to a minimum. Want to know how or what I do? Read all the information on my website and every article on my blog. I guess it's not an absolute, but good healers will be transparent and share everything they know.

If you've had a similar experience, please share. No names though. Contact me if you want to vent, that way we can keep our online conversations respectful. Talk soon :).

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Wednesday 16 May 2012

Online Friends and Writers – Dionne Lister

Hey readers and friends, today I'd like to introduce Dionne Lister to you, writer, editor, and fellow Aussie. I met Dionne on twitter and my xman-psychic senses started to tingle, this woman's freakin' awesome! This is what you'll find on her bio: Hi, I'm a writer from Sydney. I love writing and reading and entertaining people with my stories. I write web copy, articles, suspenseful short stories and my blog posts try to be funny. I've also released an action packed fantasy/adventure novel. As my tag on twitter says, “I love sharing my stories but I wish they wouldn’t keep me awake at night.”

Mmmm … I believe we can add time traveller, shapeshifter, talented artist, community builder, generous supporter of writers and friends, and dragon wrangler. Enough from me. ;)

Please tell us why you love writing, and sell your book/yourself to us.
I’ve always loved reading and writing. I love it as an escape. When I write I am totally living within the world I have created in my mind, to the point that, when I read it back I wonder where it actually came from. My perception of time changes and writing for 2 hours can feel like 30 minutes.

The writing process is actually the easiest in producing a book. The editing is hard work and the promotion even harder. I think without writing, even though I dabble in art, I would lose a very big piece of myself, one that would leave me feeling very empty.

My first book, Shadows of the Realm, is fantasy but deals with issues such as coming of age and building confidence in yourself, as well as the familiar good v’s evil. There are dragons, and animals are some of the main characters. There’s also a bit of horror thrown in for good measure (only a chapter or so)—I think that was my Stephen King influence coming out. It’s fast paced with lots of stuff going on to keep people reading. It’s been edited to death (in a good way) and the cover is so awesome—I am in awe of Robert Baird, the Sydney artist who did it for me.

If you could travel back in time and talk to yourself, what age would you be and what would you say?
I would go back to when I was 8 or 9. I had a really hard time at school and only 2 friends. I would tell myself that the kids who teased me had no idea what they were talking about and that I was just as good as everyone else. I would say, “Just wait till you grow up, you’ll find people who get you and appreciate you for who you are and the rest aren’t worth thinking about.”

If you had the opportunity to talk to high school students, what would you talk about and why?
Hmm, that’s hard because they don’t listen much to advice, so I don’t know if any of what I’d say would sink in—I remember being a teenager lol. I think I’d say, I know some of you think it’s boring to study but having no money and staying in a crap job because you’re desperate isn’t fun either, and it lasts a lot longer than school ever will.

Can you share a defining moment in your life?
The day I saw the online course for the creative writing degree I’m doing. Within 6 months of starting it, I had changed jobs and have never looked back. It has been a real turning point in my life.

What's on your bucket list that would surprise your family and friends?
I don’t have a bucket list, how boring is that? I have goals but they’re things that wouldn’t surprise anyone—like becoming a best-selling author with people actually asking me to sign a book for them (preferably one I’d written lol).

And, because we love them, do you have a ghost/supernatural story to share? Sort of. When I was 4 months pregnant with my second child, my first was only 12 months old. My 58 year old auntie had been very sick. It had happened suddenly. Anyway, my parents came over to tell me she had died that morning and I was devastated. After they left, my 12 month old son went to his room and came back with a small plush Snoopy toy. This Snoopy had originally been given to my grandfather by my deceased aunt, and when my grandparents died she gave it to me for my kids. My son had never shown an interest in this toy before. I have always wondered if it was my aunt saying goodbye.

Do you believe dragons are real?
Hmm, in my mind they are ;).
Simon says: I asked because I see dragons the same way that I see angels, and I was hoping for some company in the padded room :).

Where's Dionne?
I’m a Sydneysider who has a lot going on right now. I have two children, 4 and 5 years old, I work 3 days a week doing copy (writing) jobs, I do uni, play Oztag, touch football and do life drawing once a week. I think I’m going insane because I’ve taken too much on (or maybe I was already crazy), but I like to be busy. Promoting the book is also taking a lot of my time and I’ve convinced four book stores in Sydney to have a look, I’m even thinking of getting posters done so I’m very excited.

I’m hoping to start my second book in the Circle of Talia series after the next Session of uni finishes, in about October, as I’ve already had some inspiring feedback from the first book, Shadows of the Realm. It’s hard to be motivated when you’re not sure if you’re on the right track, but the awesome readers who have given it a go, have had wonderful things to say, so I’m keen to get on with the next one. Oh, and I also edit other people’s work for a living, I’ve recently finished Tonya Cannariato’s Dust to Blood (Red Slaves) so if you’re an indie author, check out my website for info.

I’d just like to thank you, Simon (a fellow Awesome Aussie), for inviting me to your space, I’ve really enjoyed my visit, and thanks to everyone who has taken the time to get to know me a little here.

Dionne, thanks for being a great guest. Readers and friends, please visit Dionne's website, follow her on twitter , friend her on Facebook, and say hi :). The dragon will bring you luck ;). You can also listen to Dionne on her Tweep Nation podcast, it's loosely based on twitter, a little crazy, a lot of fun, and for adults. I listened to an interview today and it's a great platform to connect with authors. Outstanding! 

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Tuesday 8 May 2012

The Best Email To Get — An Unexpected Testimonial

This blog post was posted in May 2012 and then I only posted the email without any background information. I met Gail in the US in 2010 and 2011. When I returned home to Brisbane, Australia Gail contacted me and asked me to do a healing for Marcia. I was told she had cancer (I don’t recall the location of the tumour or type of cancer), was in hospice care and wasn’t expected to live.
Gail’s email to ask for the healing was brief, she paid for the session and I didn’t get a photo (which I prefer) of Marcia. I did the distant healing on the day I was contacted. There was no further correspondence between Gail and I until the shared email arrived one year later. Previously, I had wondered about the healing many times and Gail’s email was a happy surprise.
I asked why she had taken so long to notify me of this, in her words, a miracle healing. She shared that the healing outcome was unexpected and Marcia’s family didn’t want to jinx it by notifying me and celebrating.
I’ve done many healings for people with cancer and don’t believe I’ve got this positive health outcome with anyone who has been told they only have days or weeks to live. I’ve reduced tumour size, reduced the number of tumours, have had tumours disappear, and eliminated side effects of cancer treatment. I’ve not received testimonial for many of those healings, and, in the early years of my career, I rarely asked.
Recently, a journalist contacted a venue and asked why the venue was supporting someone who claimed to heal cancer. The journalist’s leading question caused the venue to withdraw support.
I don’t claim to heal cancer. I’ve had the successes that I share, publicly talk about the times clients haven’t experienced any noticeable changes and disclose that when contacted by new clients.
I expect and encourage scepticism, but rather than accusatory judgement employ curiosity and attention when investigating energy healing.
Marcia’s and other healings motivate me to investigate and improve my healing craft.   

Last year, I attended one of your workshops and became aware of the healing work that you do. At the same time I learned from my daughter and son-in-law that a friend of theirs named Marcia had cancer, was in hospice and was expected to live less than a week. I arranged for you to do a distance healing for her and told my daughter and son-in-law to let her know that healing and prayers were being offered for her. Several weeks later I asked my daughter how Marcia was doing. My daughter told me that suddenly Marcia’s tumour had disappeared and she was released from hospice to go home to be with her family. There was no medical explanation for her sudden recovery. It was a miracle healing.
Yesterday, well over a year since the healing, I asked my daughter and her husband how Marcia was doing. They said she is doing totally fine.
Simon, thank you for the love and healing that you share with the world. There are no boundaries that limit healing and the power of love. Nothing is impossible.
With great love and gratitude, Gail K

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Wednesday 2 May 2012

Can You Heal Me?

Recently, I've been able to post some testimonials, and I have a few more to post, but I believe it's important to also disclose that sometimes, “I can't heal you,” but you can. Gegu, my guide, tells me that I can heal every illness, but what about those times I'm unsuccessful? I don't measure my success as a healer by the outcome. If I do one hundred healing's and I get no measurable response, which doesn't happen, I know that I'll get the next one. My entire being is vibrating at knowing, my subconscious mind is silent, I know I will be successful.

I can't tell you how I heal, I can only describe my experience. It seems unfair that some people get a nil response, a cruel cosmic joke. I feel those client's anguish, but I don't dwell on it, I simply move on. I don't believe that our souls have a contract to suffer, suffering is a human vibration, not a universal one.

Sometimes a soul's journey is over, the body is no longer a healthy host. In those healing's I'm healing the person to die peacefully, so the soul can transition to wherever souls go, but souls don't choose to experience illness or injury, they choose life. The living is up to us, and is influenced by our environment: the behaviours and emotions of immediate family, including friends, generations of family, community, and the citizens of nations. Everyone, living and past.

I'm successful when:
  • Clients have no expectation. They've been referred to see me, but they're not sure what I do. They're curious, relaxed, they may even be sceptics. This is why I get good results with sceptics: they're honest, “I don't believe you can do what I've heard you can,” and they turn up.
  • I'm not directed by the client or associates. “Heal my cancer, and no, I don't want to speak to my dead father. He's a bastard!” He's here because he's a bastard, and the energy (consciousness) you share has contributed to the cancer.
  • Clients contact me. Lots of clients have experienced healing responses after visiting my website, hearing my name, holding one of my business cards, being at one of my events, speaking to me on the phone, interacting with me on social media, and thinking about me. I don't know how this is possible. Some clients 'see' me as if I'm a spirit, hear my voice, see me in their dreams, and feel physical contact that they believe is me. I'm unaware of these phenomena. I'm not consciously doing it.
  • I'm not concentrating. Strange, but true. Don't force change, allow change to manifest. Trying to heal you, is the same as wanting to be well. Don't want, be! Despite the history of your illness, despite your symptoms, heal! I don't heal you, or your illness, I just heal.

I'm unsuccessful, or get a negligible response, when:
  • Clients lie to me. It happens. Yes, I'm the first person to know that you had sex with (?), lied to (?), stole from (?), used drugs, and … There's a difference between not knowing the information I intuit, and denying it's true. Lie to me, and you may limit the healing response.
  • Clients test me. I usually sense this is happening, but if you tell me you have nothing wrong with you, but you actually have cancer, it's possible that I'll not 'see' the illness, spirit won't prompt me to look further, and the healing vibration will be deflected. I may sense there is something else to do, but I'll end up frustrated and fatigued, and you will remain ill. Be honest! Don't like me, think what I do is nonsense, you only came because your partner forced you too, tell me. You won't hurt my feelings, but you will create the opportunity for the healing to be successful.
  • Clients think they know what I'm doing. I'm generalising, but I get the worst response with spiritual people: psychics, mediums, healers, anyone who has an opinion or belief about what I'm doing. You don't know what I'm doing, I don't even know what I'm doing, I'm just doing it! Human consciousness is the main barrier to health. That, and old fashioned laziness.

Healing is the bravest journey you will embark on, but first, you have to stand up. We're more powerful than we believe. Be brave and be well.

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