Today my goal was to do something outside of my normal behavior, something that people wouldn't expect me to do. I encourage all of you to try this. It's fun to change things up once in a while..just don't end up in jail, or fired. And I absolve myself of responsibility for whatever wacky hijinks you engage in today. As we all know from reading my blog, I'm not one for the more esoteric styles of acupuncture. Although I'm pretty open-minded, I have spent a lot of time distinguishing myself from energetic healers and hippies. So today I tried something I've never done before...I went for an energetic extraction.
Let me preface this by saying that I had no idea what to expect, aside from chanting and crystals. I thought that, if nothing else, it would make for an amusing story. I know, I know-I was being pre-judgmental of the whole thing. Ironically, though, it actually ended up being a wonderful experiment/experience.
The woman who performed the extraction wasn't weird or kooky at all; in fact, I liked her instantly. We started with the question of "what do you want to get rid of?" She explained that anger, jealousy, and other emotions often get "stuck" in people, and they can't move on until this emotion is resolved. I thought about it, then told her about the crippling fear that I experience every time I wake up around 3:00-4:00 AM. Usually I sleep through the night, but when I wake up at this time I am struck with such a sense of crushing depression and paralyzing fear, I literally can't move. I've had these episodes since I was a child, and just took it for granted that I could do anything about it...but hey, if there is a way to end them, why not take her up on the offer?
I won't go into all the details of her treatment, but it involved a lot of breathing exercises, some craniosacral work, muscle testing, and a pendulum. I know it sounds kind of nutty, but I fell into such a tranquil state during the treatment that I was on the verge of dreaming. It was the most relaxed I have ever felt, even more so than with massages and acupuncture treatments. When I left the treatment room I was exhausted but peaceful. Whether one treatment is enough to create a permanent change is yet to be seen, but I felt and still feel amazing.
The woman who treated me is in training right now, and needs to treat a certain number of patients to move forward in this training. Due to the circumstances, she is not charging right now for her services. If you'd like more details about this particular type of treatment, leave a comment below or send me an email. I'd be happy to explain more about it, and to refer interested parties.