The phrase, “Don’t charge hell with a squirt gun,” quickly took on new meaning for me in my beginner days of energy-healing. My lack of experience was quickly exposed, as I eagerly attempted to remove pain and suffering from others.
As a result, I not only got ill, but experienced the most intense drain of my own energy.
How could this be happening? After all, isn’t helping another person favorable in the eyes of the Divine? I was sensitive and compassionate to the suffering of others. I wanted to save the world.
Many well-intended practitioners of Eastern and Western medicine have experienced this drain. My practice is filled with allopathic doctors, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists that are absorbing energies from their patients and have no idea why. It’s possible to absorb outside energies in any lifestyle without knowing how or why.
Most natural-health practitioners are familiar with the effects of energy on our physical bodies. They, too, can be overwhelmed by outside energies if they don’t take it seriously, upheaval that can be experienced both physically and emotionally.
This is exactly what happened to me until my self-awareness and personal growth reached a level of deeper understanding. In my experience, the drain was intense, nothing like I’d ever experienced.
I started out in holistic medicine studying the chakras and how blocked energy can affect physical health. My eagerness to help others only forced me back to working on myself, which is “lesson one” in energy-healing. My first experience with energy drain was none other than getting too close to the double-edged sword called compassion.
My heart was pulled in every direction, and I felt that it was my duty to save my husband, Howard, who at the time was a new love interest in my life. We had just started dating.
He was suffering with headaches and back pain, and was going through a very difficult family crisis. Emotionally he was suffering from a broken heart.
Suddenly, as I held him, I could feel his emotions passing through me. I felt a strong punch to my chest that took my breath away.
Immediately, Howard was pain-free and color came back to his face.
I was feeling as though a large boulder had hit me. I was literally ill for two weeks. Not everyone will experience energy absorption this way, but it’s important to understand that it’s possible.
To understand this, you need to understand energy, which radiates from all living things. Energy (our thoughts) moves matter (our physical bodies). Our thoughts are energy that becomes our reality if we act on those thoughts.
Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist, describes in his book, The Biology of Belief, how energy affects us on a cellular level. His groundbreaking discoveries proved in a petrie dish how our thoughts, emotions, and our environment can affect our health. He exposed cells to negative energy such as anger, aggressive music, etc., and the cells became unhealthy. He then exposed the same cells to positive, healthy energy such as laughter, joy and calm music and the cells responded by reproducing healthy cells.
Scientific research states that health is directly linked to your state of happiness. People that are truly happy are living healthier lives with less illness and disease, while depressed and unhappy people tend to have more physical pain and chronic illness.
This suggests that our environment, positive or negative, will affect our health, and that it’s a personal choice as to how healthy we want to be. Our personal boundaries are important to protect our environment from what we may absorb, such as someone else’s anger or negative energies.
I discovered a spiritual connection to the movement of negative energy. This is where compassion was a double-edged sword for me. I lost perspective on what was mine to process and what was another’s. My boundaries were now compromised. What I thought was compassion for another, was consumption of Howard’s energy. I attempted to live and process his personal journey, and avoided my own.
I had plenty of time to reflect and learn from the experience while recovering from the onset of illness after the transference of energy occurred. Why did I get sick when I was trying to help another?
After several days of prayer and meditation, asking and listening for answers, insight made its way to my heart, in a soul lesson.
This was not about me doing anything. Energy-healing is ignited from within the individual’s soul, where the spark of God lives, and where miracles do happen. It wasn’t intended for me to absorb Howard’s energy, but to be a vessel for Divine healing, connecting this inner spark to the seat of his soul. This was about what he needed at that exact moment and not interfering with the Divine. My heart awakened and I saw that true healing lies in the faith to completely surrender to the Divine for both the healer and recipient.
The events that I experienced were the catalyst to launch me into my work as a healer. The lesson I had to learn was to completely trust and allow God to move through me and release not just Howard, but me, as well from all the energy of pain and suffering. In other words, “To let go, and let God.”
It took several years of learning for me to understand the power of energy-healing and the miracles involved, learn to observe and keep my ego in check, and allow the full surrender to the Divine.
Science is currently researching the effects of energy more than ever. For me, the answer lies in a spiritual faith that cannot be seen, heard, or proven in a lab. To this day, I still learn and grow on my own personal journey as I help others find their way. I’ve learned that to help others, you must always help yourself, first, for you can only give others what you have in your heart.
Your soul will take you to realms you never thought possible, and this is where my experiences prove to me that true healing comes from within the soul, the part of us that is truly where the spark of God resides.
BIO: Dr. Jennette Royster, D.DIV., is an intuitive energy and spiritual healer, teacher and writer. Her focus is healing from within and guiding others to find their true path and happiness in life. She is currently a contributing author for Vividlife.me, maintains a Natural Health and Spirituality Blog, and reviews upcoming books releases for Hay House, Inc. on her blog.
She is the founding owner of The BodyZone Natural Wellness Center in Virginia Beach, VA. and offers her specialties to clients by private appointment in The BodyZone office or by telephone. Jennette’s clients span across the United States from coast to coast. Beginning in Spring 2010, Jennette will be begin offering group tele-classes on energy healing and self care through Motivational Whisperers.
“We are all connected, yet we are unique expressions, with gifts to share with the world.” -Jenn Royster