Aditi Surti, an Access Consciousness prac- titioner in Mumbai, says, “Right now time is moving faster, and a window of great oppor- tunity has opened. There is new energy entering our planet and there is a sense that something is going to happen. People ask for things and they get it.”
Reflects Irma Battig, who practises a combination of various New Age healing modalities, “Our planet is undergoing a vibrational shift. In order to survive and thrive on Earth, we need to be in alignment with her energy. That can only happen if we raise our vibration as well. From the current state of awareness, we have created a lot of harm and agony on the planet. To shift from this attitude we need to move from our dual- istic brain to our holistic heart. Because this change is in alignment with the planetary shift and with a higher intelligence, previ- ously
esoteric knowledge is becoming main- stream, and faster than we could have imag- ined. What used to be secret practices are seeing the light of day. Because the pace of transformation is accellerating, we need methods that work quickly now. Humanity can’t afford to keep doing what we have been doing, and destroying our planet and
each other at the current rate.”
Heal your Life: In 1984 the first edition of the path-breaking book, You can Heal your Life by American author Louise L Hay resoundingly changed the way people looked at diseases and healing. Connecting each and every illness with its corresponding attitudinal and emotional trigger factors, Louise urged people to consider diseases as a wakeup call to fix unresolved issues of their lives. “Over the years I’ve learned that there are really just two mental patterns that contribute to disease: Fear and Anger. Anger can show up as impatience, irritation, frustration, criticism, resent- ment, jealousy or bitterness. Fear could be tension, anxiety, nervousness, worry, doubt, feeling not good enough or unworthiness. These are all thoughts that poison the body. When we release this burden, all the organs in our body begin to function properly,” she says. Armed with this knowledge Louise designed a special programme called Heal your Life, where people resolve issues they have been sitting over for years. The method involves learning to love yourself and others more fully and deeply, releasing negative emotions that block joy and creativity, working with body, mind and spirit to transform life. Positive affirmations,
mirror work, chants, law of attraction, and inner child healing are the routes taken to achieve these effects. How effective this whole process is can be gauged from the fact that Louise Hay healed herself of a rare form of cancer within six months by dili- gently putting to practise all the methods she recommended in her seminal work. She considered the alternatives to surgery and drugs, and developed an intensive programme of affirmations, visualisation, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy.
Bindu Panicker, a resident of Gurgaon and a client of Shalini Kalra Jacob, a Heal your Life, admits. “Since long I had been suffering from practitioner multiple allergies, for which allopathy has no permanent solution. Because of the complex nature of my ailments I was in the ICU three times in the year 2009, and had to carry Epipen, a kind of injection which has to be jabbed in the chest and thighs in case of emergency. Through Louise’s workshops, I was able to shed the emotional and mental blockages that were the reason for my suffering. Now I am free from my allergies, and thanks to learning the secret of loving myself, I have also attracted the right life partner.”
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): EFT was discovered by Gary Craig, in the mid-90s. It is a form of psychological acu- pressure, based on the same energy meridi- ans used in traditional acupuncture but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about
“We are witnessing a collapse of time. The time between the intent and its manifestation is reducing.”
Craniosacral therapy was accidentally discovered by WG Sutherland in USA. While working on oste- opathy with Dr Andrew Still in America he saw that the craniosacral rhythm, caused by circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, can be felt all over the body as a slow, subtle wave-like motion. This rhythm bathes and nourishes the brain and nervous system. By gently touching areas of the head and body, a practitioner can tune into the rhythmic
fluctuations, and work on it diagnostically and therapeutically. Craniosacral sessions enhance this natural flow and support the inner balance of the system, thereby restor- ing health to the nervous system and all other functions of the body. “I was recom- mended Craniosacral sessions for my acute sinusitis which I have had since many years. I was always breathing from my mouth. I was surprised to find that in the sessions, my sacrum got released and after that my sinus problem immediately improved by 50 per cent. I did not realise that my sacrum was still holding an injury that I had from a bike accident more than 30 years ago. My sinusitis gradually improved as we did a few more sessions,” says Vinay Singh, a former IAS officer who underwent the Craniosacral treatment under Craniosacral therapist Zia Nath. Footballer Ricky Williams discovered Craniosacral work after breaking his arm and tearing his Achilles tendon while play- ing for the Toronto Argonauts in 2006. He was so impressed by how good he felt after receiving Craniosacral sessions as part of his recovery that he decided to take classes and became a trained Craniosacral thera- pist. “What I’ve found with Craniosacral is that it’s almost a perfect fit for athletes,” he says.
Though the therapy is extremely holistic, yet the recovery rate from it is quite vari- able. “It all depends upon the severity of the problem. If the problems are of general nature such as aches and pains one or two sessions can heal them permanently, but if there are severe injuries or trauma, patients might need prolonged treatment of Craniosacral therapy which might last upto a year. But our results are permanent,” say Zia.
PSYCH-K, a new technique, changes beliefs at a subconscious level with various proto- cols called ‘balances.’ These are techniques that are designed to create a balanced harmo- nious functioning of both hemispheres of the brain, called a ‘whole brain’ state. This state is ideal for reducing or eliminating resistance at the subconscious level, allowing obsolete beliefs to be re-programmed into helpful ones. Rob Williams, psychotherapist, and originator of PSYCH-K in 1988, says, “The mind is the doctor. The pharmacy is in your head. With the right instruction by the mind, our bodies produce all kinds of things similar to the drugs made by the pharmaceutical
heart, activating heart feeling, remembering a beauti- ful, blissful moment of your life, tapping your third eye rhythmically for 10 seconds to anchor this emo- tion, and asking heart for a better way to deal with this emotion. Healer Irma Battig frequently uses this technique to shift the focus of people from mind- based thinking to heart-based thinking to beget encompassing and wise solutions for problems encountering a person. Such is the power of this quick technique that it can, within minutes, open up the blocked channels of emotions and lead to whole- brain thinking.
Priyanka Gokhle was unable to understand why she was getting increasingly angry with everybody around her. After following the Heartmath technique, she was filled with gratitude and relief. “My heart told me that I carried a lot of emotional burden, which I was not willing to share with anybody. It advised me to trust the Universe and share my feelings with somebody I could put faith in. It was all so simple,” she exclaimed, her eyes shining with a new light.
Sumita Mendiratta, a clinical psychologist from Mumbai, suffered from a host of ailments and found trouble getting pregnant as her fallopian tubes were blocked. She had UTI, stomach infections, joint disor- der, ankylosing spondylitis, and back pain. When she
on the doors of human sensibilities, and waking up people to the immense power they carry within themselves. They not only pave the way for healing, but also very often, initiate the person into spirituality.
So why is this happening? Part of the rea- son can be attributed to the fact that we live in speeded-up times. Everything is happen- ing faster, whether it is the way we make money, lose money, marry or divorce. We are falling ill faster too, so perhaps it is only logical that we should also heal faster. Endorses META-healer Anu Mehta, “In the last 20 years, the advancements that humans have made in technology are amazing. Today, our phones become outdated in days. New technology had never evolved so fast. With technology advancements, the alternative and integrative therapies too need to keep pace.”
The second is that we live in special times. We have only just undergone a shift in the era and the New Age is now here. The ener- gies are rife for massive changes in our well- ness quotient. Shalini Kalra Jacob, founder of Loving yourself Foundation, says, “Our Earth is undergoing a shift in consciousness so that we can live at a higher frequency of love, wisdom, co-operation and peace. We are incredibly blessed to be incarnated right now because
the opportunities for spiritual growth are enormous which is why every- one is called on to heal their emotions and thoughts and use this great opportunity to transform themselves.”
But can it really be as simple as that? Are people really healing at the snap of a fin- ger? No, not quite. Yes, many are being drawn to modalities that heal in days what may have once taken years, but even so, the journey never ends. Persistent thought- or emo- tional- patterns may throw up new health challenges or even reawaken the old ones. For a full and perma- nent healing, it is not just the body but the psyche and the emotions that need to be thoroughly overhauled. In short, we need to work on ourselves ongoingly. Therapist Jasmine Bharathan says, “EFT and other faster techniques are merely tools. They are not magic wands that will sort out all your problems. Ultimately, we must learn to engage with our circumstances in a balanced way. Mindfulness practises, meditation, self- awareness have to be practised diligently for long- term growth, evolution and benefit.” Shalini too main- tains that real healing cannot take place overnight. “It requires time to get rid of years of baggage. You may get intermittent relief but the patterns keep revisiting your life if you haven’t learnt your lesson and applied it in your life,” she adds.
What these therapies do, however, are invaluable. In the first place they make us aware of the link between the body-mind and spirit which immediately shifts us to a holistic or spiritual perspective. Secondly, they help us become more aware of our inner world and also help us to ongoingly handle the physical and emotional challenges that show up while we work on ourselves. Thirdly, we can mix and match many of these modalities instead of staying with just one. Dr Ravindra Kapadia, a homeopath based in Mumbai, avidly practises and promotes the technique of Radionics, that operates on the principle of body vibrations and energy fields surrounding a person. Similarly, Dr Ashish Narayankar, an MBBS doctor, combines alternative healing methods with conven- tional treatment modes for the all-round well-being of his patients.
Here below is a compendium of the many quick healing methods that are flooding the planet.
“EFT is a great circuit breaker. EFT, believes that energy flows through merid- ians within the body. Negative emotions can cause energy blocks within these pathways, resulting in anxiety, stress, pho- bias and eventually physical ailments. By gently tapping on the acupressure points along the meridians and focusing on the negative emotion, the energy block is removed, energy moves freely and the patient experiences emotional and physi- cal relief,” says Jasmine Bharathan, a Mumbai-based EFT expert.
Waxing eloquent on EFT, Neha Patel another healer and psychologist, says, “Clinical trials have shown that EFT reduces depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, phobias, pain, cravings, negative emotions like anger, grief, fear, hurt, guilt as well as negative memories. Application of EFT has shown improvements and also complete freedom from physical issues such as allergies, migraines, cysts, fibroids, irritable bowel syndrome, and many more. EFT is also very effective for weight loss, achieving career and other goals, attracting abundance, and for spiritual growth. It works at clear- ing out issues right from the core thereby resulting in complete eradication of a particular problem for a person.” Says Sayali Krishnan 15, a student, “I suffered from depression, obesity and school phobia. Some very traumatic experiences of my childhood had left a mark deep inside me. After a series of EFT sessions with Neha, layers and layers of hurt, anger and so many other emotions that I had stored within got released. As a result not only did I lose weight but also scored very well in my board exams inspite of the exam stress. Life is so much easier now.”
Yogis have tried to access the state of super con- sciousness by investing many years in various yogic disciplines, but a recent phenomena called Access Consciousness claims to cut short that arduous jour- ney to a matter of an hour. “Three sessions a week and a person can become free of polarities or judgements to create the life that he wants, within two months,” says Aditi Surti, an Access Bars facilitator from Mumbai. Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness, reached a point in his life 20 years ago, where life wasn’t working for him no matter what he did. Tired, he began to ask some questions of the Universe. “What can I be, do, have, create or generate that would make my life and the world a better place?” He started receiving answers. He became a chaneller and soon discovered strategic points on the body called bars, which on touching, released conditioning
industry.” PSYCH-K is also an instrument of spiritual growth. Rob Williams says “We all have one purpose, and that is to manifest our full divinity, while we are incarnated in the physical bodies.”
“This technique is very similar to that of Kinesiology. Worldwide, there are only 40 licenced practitioners of PSYCH-K and there are none in India. G Nelson, a renowned practitioner, was to come to India in 2012 to impart this technique but his programme got delayed and will happen in August or September in 2013,” says Coomi Vevaina, his coordinator in India.
Another fast-track healing modality that has caught the fancy of healers and seekers alike is Theta Healing. Discovered by Vianna Stibal, an American woman in 1995, it proclaims to heal the trickiest of diseases by changing the brain wave cycle to the Theta state. Vianna suffered from cancer and was spontaneously healed by the Creator while praying to Him. Through it, she discovered the secret of the Theta state whereby a person simply has to open himself to the power of the Universe for the actual healing to take place. Theta Healing focuses on thought and prayer. It enables a per- son to use his natural intuition, relying upon an uncon- ditional belief in, and the power of, All that is. “By changing your brain wave cycle to include the ‘Theta’ state, you can actually watch, feel, and experience, while conscious and alert, instantaneous physical and emotional healing,” says Vianna. A similar refined ver- sion of this type of Energy Healing is called Holistic DNA energy Healing – pinpointing Infinite Intelligence as the single source of energy that exists for healing. A lot of people worldwide claim to have successfully healed a difficult disease by taking the Theta healing route. By blending Theta healing with other modalities, healer Irma Batting has successfully healed many patients and has also converted many sceptics. Says Floy Krouchi, a musician from Paris, “When I met Irma I suffered from a slipped disc in my lower back. I couldn’t even move. She used various different tech- niques with a lot of heart and intuition to heal me. As she worked quickly, yet so deeply at so many different levels, the physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual aspects of my being gradually got treated. I have come to understand that these elements are all part of one chain.”
Founded in 1991 by Doc Childre in California, Heartmath’s purpose is to facilitate fundamental shifts in health, well-being and consciousness. Believing the heart to have a mind of its own, the scientists at the Heartmath institute saw that heart has 40,000 neurons which send more messages to the brain than vice versa. In essence, it appeared that the heart affected intelligence and awareness. The Heartmath methodol- ogy includes recognising the stressor, shifting focus to
“Humanity can’t afford to keep doing what we have been doing, and destroying our planet and each other at the current rate.”