A few months ago, I was introduced to pranic healing by a fellow blogger who practices and offered to do a healing session with me. Intrigued, I agreed to it without really knowing what it was. She said it required no touch or conversation, and that she will work on it at 10pm. All I needed to do was to bathe prior to the time and relax. Huh?
No touch? No conversation? How are you healing me?
Well, at 10pm I was bathed, in my PJs and relaxing. Around that time, I felt chills and a flush. My relaxation went up a notch, and I felt rejuvenated. I’m thinking this must be happening because I was aware of it. It was all in my mind, right? Well, it’s not that simple.
Pranic healing 101
Pranic healing is a form of energy medicine that utilizes prana (Sanskrit for life-force. Also called Chi in Chinese) to balance and harmonize the body’s natural energy force. Created by Chinese-Filipino spiritual teacher and energy master, Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, Pranic healing teaches its practitioners to control the direction of their prana for better personal health.
Now, before I continue I want to clarify that pranic healing is not intended to replace medicine. This is simply a modality that should be used to complement a treatment or to aid in better well-being. That’s it. I personally feel that we do have a lot of control over many of our ailments and that we do, in fact, cause much illness to our own selves that is preventable. That’s just a fact. Therefore, something like pranic healing (meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and so on) are instrumental tools in helping us channel our own energy forces that are there (waiting to be noticed) to soothe, protect and heal us.
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But for any of this to happen, you have to believe in it. And I strongly believe in the power of our healing energies. Our soul, our spirit, the energy within us is merely held in by a shell we call a body. When my grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given 6 months to live, she said a lot of prayers and practiced a lot of visualization. She lived 11 years, and no I don’t think it was the chemo. It was her. That was all the proof I needed to see how the physical responds to the spirit.
I recently attended a seminar Master Stephen Co to learn how I can do a bit of pranic healing on myself, especially on those days I have aches and pain. From my experience, I related it to a combination of meditation and visualization with a sensory aspect, as you do feel your body temperature shifting.
I am by no means an expert after one session. I’m barely a student. But I think it’s worth a try. I feel the same about Reiki and other ancient forms of energy healing. I think the more we know about different healing modalities, the more we can feel empowered to take care of ourselves on a deeper level.