There have been times when I have witnessed or experienced an instantaneous healing, but it doesn’t always happen that way.

Healing can be uncomfortable, irritating, or downright painful. If you want to heal, get comfortable being uncomfortable. 

As the body releases old unhealthy energetic patterns and integrates new ones, things may temporarily get worse before they get better as all the energy that has been stirring around inside you comes to the surface and gets released through your body.  It is not common, but there are times that recipients of energy healing may experience cold or flu after a session, but with proper care, this passes quickly and in the end they feel much better when their physical and energy bodies are restored and renewed.

During integration, doing these three things will help you move through it more gracefully and maximize the actual healing that takes place.

1. Be gentle with yourself.

Don’t force your body to “proceed as usual.” Understand that your energy and mood will be affected by all the toxins that are being flushed out. Drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydrating fluids such as those containing caffeine and alcohol. Take an Epsom salt bath and do not participate in any other healing modalities (massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments etc…) for at least 48 hours.

2. Embrace your feelings.

Integration is not just physical. You will likely be processing a variety of emotions as well. As old toxins come up, old feelings will surface. This is a great opportunity for you to be present with them. If someone or something is triggering you, find a quiet and private place to allow yourself to go within and observe what comes up for you. Reach out to a supportive friend or family member, journal or just give yourself permission to feel your feelings with compassion and understanding.

3. Be patient with the process.

Resisting the symptoms can keep the energy you want to release stuck inside your body. My recent bout with the flu demonstrated this to me first hand.  Attempting to fight it, hate it or tell it to just go away only made it worse. When I realized that my best course of action was to allow it to be,  I shifted into a place of acceptance instead of resistance, and I recovered within 24 hours.

Your healing only begins during the 60 or 90 minutes that you are on a practitioner’s table. Everything that happens in the session needs time to integrate fully into your physical and energetic bodies. This integration period may be uncomfortable, but so is childbirth. By releasing the toxins, you are preventing the possibility of chronic illness and birthing a happy and healthy new YOU!

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