I am a firm believer that everyone has the ability to heal themselves. The body is a miraculous being that has innate powers to work miracles, as long as you provide it the proper opportunities to heal. That being said, ask for help when you need help! Practitioners come in many forms so it is important to understand what you are looking for when you are looking for someone. Yoga practitioners, licensed massage therapists (LMT), Reiki practitioners, and many other types of body and energy workers can help provide support.
I truly believe that you will be guided to the right practitioner. Friends and family are a great source for recommendations of people that are already known – try asking for a recommendation on your social media pages and see what comes up! For many energetic practices there are no governing boards if you will, so there isn’t an organization to gather everyone who provides these types of services. The internet can be a great source to find practitioners as well, again, using your own discernment and intuition about whether or not your feel comfortable with an energy.
In my experience, the best practitioners are those who help you help yourself. What I mean by this is that they want to give you the tools for you to grow and learn for yourself, not just give you a quick fix for your issues. I am always cautious if someone tells me that they go to the same person on a regular basis for the same issues. As a practitioner, I want to empower my clients to grow and improve their lives, not keep them coming to me for the same problem.
There has to be a level of trust between you and your practitioner. This is something that can only be discerned by you and only you. Trust your instincts on this one.
If a practitioner says something that you do not resonate with, then trust your own intuition. If see a practitioner doing something that you do not resonate with, trust your intuition. If a practitioner says one thing and does another, then they are likely out of alignment with themselves. No matter what, you should always feel comfortable with the people that you surround yourself with, especially the ones that you seek help from.
One of my mentors' Crystal Anne Compton, discusses this idea beautifully in this piece:
Good Spiritual Teacher vs. False Teacher
Another concern that I hear often is regarding the proximity to your practitioner. Some people prefer to see someone locally for the experience, but this is entirely optional! Technology has certainly aided in easier facilitation of this concept, with options such as video conferencing allowing people to connect more personally. Since the chakras and energy are apart of the bodies’ subtle energy system, a practitioner who is an energy worker will be able to connect with your energy from a distance.
I hope this helps your discernment in finding the perfect practitioner for your needs!
Love and Light,
xo Arielle Sterling
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Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.