Anyway, my knee was descending into complete pain and weakness, even on my daily walks, and none of the healers that had worked on it had been able to bring it up in overall health any more than a notch or were only able to bring me a temporary reprieve from its suffering.
So, I lathered it in castor oil every night over the holidays to see if any cell-memory or the like was coming through that hadn’t yet emerged in prior attempts at healing it. I did have a few small dreams that each gave a bit of insight, but there was no noticeable improvement in the knee. Then I’d finally had it! Enough! I’m going to try to heal this “the old-fashioned way” (ha!), and so every night before bed I started to doing the most basic of chakra clearing techniques over my knee. (Our joints and organs all have their own minor chakras.) I first made counterclockwise circles to unwind and release any stuck energy, then I made clockwise circles to re-energize and strengthen the knee’s energy. This is like going back to A B C in terms of energy healing. It’s one of the very first things I learned as an energy healer-to-be—maybe the first, actually.
Different evenings, I could tell that my chakra clearings were connecting with the energy in my knee as I could feel the pain moving through my knee as I circled the energy back and around, telling me that I was definitely connecting with the injured energy and moving it. Then the third night, I circled up much higher through the various layers of my auric field and felt and saw a very sparkly energy and started the circling at that level. Voila! Since then the pain in my knee is gone and I’m having no more weak knee moments while walking. Gosh, why did it take me so long to try the most basic of energy healing techniques?
Isn’t that so human though? To think the more exotic, the more new-fangled, the more complex must be more sophisticated and effective? In my knee situation it really was as easy as A B C, 1 2 3 and being a child ages 5-15 in the 70s, means cue the Jacksons…
Breathe slowly and mindfully to find peace. You don’t necessarily need a new meditation technique.
Take gentle walks in nature alone or with loved ones to restore and renew one’s energy.
Eat good nourishing live food in simple recipes that are old favorites.
Take one’s time with whatever craft or art you love or that brings you joy. I mean, look at all that master workmanship in European cathedrals and castles (Downton Abbey, anyone?) we still celebrate centuries later that cannot be duplicated by the fast and the cheap.
Enjoy what is now and what is working. The pursuit of the new and exotic may just be a symptom of something you’re running away from or an addiction to our consumeristic systemic consciousness in which enough can never be enough. “Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindegarten” isn’t quite true in my case—I doubt it is in yours, either. But returning from time-to-time to the basics in any endeavor can often bring healing or satisfaction beyond any new pursuit.
Happy New Year!
Monica McDowell is a dynamic speaker, author, and practitioner in alternative wellness and spirituality. She is the author of Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom, You are Light (internationally published by 6th Books in over 14 countries) and My Karma Ran Over My Dogma, and has the distinction of being the first ordained minister in America granted civil rights by a federal ruling. She lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.