By Ellen Kohn
Part I: Energy Healing
Energy is vital to optimum health. As an invisible source of health, it works on the sub-atomic level. Energy can be felt in our bodies because it releases endorphins into the bloodstream. Energy moving through the body can feel like a river flowing through the veins, creating a tingling, warm and comforting sensation.
Energy works through a delicate system called chakras, which vibrate and swirl when they are open. Located mainly along the spine, an open chakra system affects the endocrines, organs, digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Nourishing our chakras is as important to maintaining our overall health as good diet and exercise; disease and illness can manifest when the chakras are blocked.
Through study and practice, techniques can be used directly or remotely to remove blockages in each part of this intricate system. These techniques enable the body to heal physically and emotionally. Opening the energetic pathways in the chakras facilitates healing to begin from the inside out.
In my healing practice, I use crystal pendulums to help assess and measure the flow of energy. Healing Touch for Animals is one method of applying healing techniques for people and their pets. Crystals may be placed around the animal’s bed or in the home to assist the healing process. Crystal cards are helpful when working remotely and sending energy via intention or thought.
Part II: Interspecies Communication
In addition to our five senses, we are all born with a sixth sense. It is our intuition, and our connection to the spiritual realm. It is through awareness and meditative practice that we are able to access our intuitive or higher self. Our intuitive self also allows us to tap into the collective or universal consciousness where we can hear others’ thoughts, feel their emotions, and even “see” energetic pictures of their experiences.
The terms for seeing, hearing and sensing are called clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience, respectively. They are integral parts of interspecies communication, which is gaining momentum in the holistic community because of its role in healing our interspecies relationships.
Animals experience the same range of emotions as humans. They feel love, admiration, joy, jealousy, sadness, fear, frustration, anger, and even grief. Although they may not express these emotions in the same fashion as we do, acknowledging and validating their feelings is the ultimate goal for interspecies communication. Through empathy and love, many emotional and mental problems can be resolved.
In my interspecies communication practice, I use prayer, divination, and meditation techniques to access the spirit realm and connect with the animals. I see pictures, hear words and sense feelings. I work closely people who adore their pets to help resolve problems and enhance their relationships.
Using crystal energy to guide me in my intuitive work is very important. I have a Smokey Quartz reading stone, and also use others when I sense something else is necessary. For example, I use a Lapis Lazuli and Herkimer Diamond for specialized situations. When visiting clients, I bring a collection of various crystals to leave in the home, including Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Clear Quartz, and Jasper.
Ellen Kohn is a Certified Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner (HTACP), Reiki Master-Teacher, Meridian Practitioner, Spiritual Counselor, and Certified Aromatherapist. She offers energy healing and spirit-to-spirit communications for both people and their pets. She frequently uses crystal therapy and Bach Flower essences in combination with all of these modalities.
Read more about Ellen’s services on the web @ www.EnlightenedAnimals.com