As I have been updating this blog, getting it to a new platform, and giving it a bit of an expansion and a make-over I found this draft from 2011, right after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. While I am in a much different place these days, this remains a topic worthy of discussion and attention:)
Thank you to someone who recently emailed, their words, while well intentioned, really got me thinking.
“please know that I’m sending white light to your boobs”
As I have shared, gentle green energy that I can draw from as I need is what feels best for my system.
Yet there are all sorts of new age systems and even traditional religious systems that want to direct energy at something to heal (read fix?) it.
When this is specifically invited it can be very healing and supportive. However often such energy can be more of an onslaught than a help – requiring the receiver to reinforce their boundaries or try to figure out why they are not feeling as well all of a sudden.
There are numerous studies that show the power of having a doula simply sitting in the room during childbirth. She is sitting, trusting the process of birth and often radiating love. This often eases the situation and results in smoother births with less trauma less intervention.
Contrast that peaceful setting with another birthing suite where well intentioned family has come to help. Their fears, worries, opinions and agendas all too often become the subtext of the birth process and can radically change a situation.
That we all show up with our fears, worries, opinions and agendas is pretty much a given. So even the act of sending white light can feel to the recipient that the sender has power, is going to fix them, knows better ….
Even when it is supposed to be innocuous white light.
When energy is directed in a focused manner, especially to an area that is healing such as my breasts, it can feel invasive and overwhelming.
My system (and most people’s) works much better when it can draw from a resource instead of having resources directed at it.
I realize that was not your intent,
And quick point – follow other people’s cues on language, I have always referred quite lovingly to my breasts as breasts. Boobs?