Monday, March 22, 2010

Healer, Be Healed

This weekend, I had the blessing of going to spend the day with Connie Dohan, one of my mentors and wonderful, caring teachers. She gave me several energy healing sessions, read my cards, drew my angels and those of my children and husband, took a picture of my aura with her aura camera, taught me about crystals, and gave me advice on promoting my Reiki teaching practice. Her husband nurtured us with home cooked food. We took walks together in the spring sunshine. It was a very healing and rejuvenating day and one I needed very much. I'm so grateful for her place in my life.

I learned a lot too. I get very caught up in helping others, taking care of my family, teaching, sending Reiki, and working on various writing projects. I'm spread pretty thin. It's okay because I like to be busy, but I, like many others, forget to take time to receive the energy that can revive me and restore my balance. Things that bother me just sit in my energy, waiting to be taken care of. Sometimes they wait a long time. In spending a day receiving healing, insight, guidance, fresh air and good food, I realized how much I had been needing this replenishing.

As I became aware of my baseline, and the shift that took place after each healing session, I was made aware of just how important receiving healing is. Not just for me, but if the people I share Reiki healing with are receiving this kind of powerful clearing, then what I do is not only important, but really needed. Since I became a Reiki practitioner, I believed in the benefits of Reiki. But experiencing it for myself in such a direct way was a very strong reminder of why I do this for others.

Energy practitioners are not exempt from the need to receive healing. In fact, all who offer energy healing to others should also receive healing from others on a regular basis. I'm not only a Reiki teacher, but also a working mom of four. Everyone falls into the category of being able to benefit and really needing the power of energy healing to help release the energetic sludge that accumulates as we wear so many hats. I didn't even realize that I was in such ragged shape until I felt the difference afterward.

I want to mention that I do daily self-Reiki healing at least once per day. But it's been a while since I received Reiki from someone else in several powerful sessions, and wow, did I ever need it. I feel renewed and much more aware of my emotional, spiritual and physical state.

The readings helped me see my path more clearly, and confirmed what I'm doing well, and what I need to strengthen. They helped me see my children and husband as being cared for and loved by the angels around them. They helped me connect more where I had felt doubts.

Let me mention that I believe that we are all capable of learning to help each other in this life. Connecting to Life Force Energy through learning Reiki or another energy healing modality enables us to care for ourselves and to care for others. We are also able to receive healing from others who know this too. I teach Reiki because the more people who can do this, the better our world can be. I'm always in awe of how easy Reiki is to learn, and how life-changing it can be.

Connie is seriously wonderful, and that is due in part to the fact that she decided to listen, strengthen her intuitive gifts, and nurture her own connection to Spirit. She fully embraced this path and now teaches and nurtures others who wish to do the same. I'm blessed to know her. I'm also inspired to continue moving ahead, offering healing and teaching to others, and nurturing them. Receiving energy refreshed my gift of being able to give.

So this lesson was one on receiving, but also on the power of giving. I'm grateful to share this lesson with you here.


Anonymous said...

Healers need to remember that we too need to be healed on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis! Just as we heal, we too need that healing from source.
Reiki is great when we perform it as we receive some of the energy back, but this isn't the same as a full out healing session. There could be hidden feelings, thoughts, etc that need to be brought to light and a healing session is ALWAYS the ticket in having that bubble to the surface.

I fall into this same trap, I focus so much on what I can give that I forget to take sometimes, giving too much of yourself and not getting anything or very little back in return is never a good thing.

A healer is only as good as they are healed. It should be a good focus for all of us to heal ourselves daily so we can give the highest of ourselves to others. Perhaps this is your current Change Alice.

YAY GREEN AURA!!! What does it mean?

Anonymous said...

Alice, what a wonderful gift to give to yourself! You are blessed to have such a friend in your life.
This is an important post for all healers, as we have a tendency to neglect ourselves. The fact is that we are more able to assist others when we take the time to nurture ourselves.
I appreciate you sharing your experience because I relate to it myself and I think many other healers will too.

Alice Langholt said...


Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you resonate and reinforce the importance of receiving healing. We're here for each other and that is an important message too!

Think chakra colors for relating to aura colors. You know this stuff! :)

Love to you always,


Thank you for your comment. I am so glad to know Connie and encourage many to go to her to learn from someone who really exemplifies living her path.

I hope that you and others will benefit from the reminder that we're here to help each other and receive help as well.

Peace and light,

Cindy Fearon, RYT/LMT said...

Thank you Alice so much for the wonderful post and reminder how important it is that we take care of ourselves. I too have found myself in this very same situation, spreading myself way too thin taking care of everyone and everything else with no time left for me. Thank you again for reminding me what's important.

Alice Langholt said...


I'm grateful for your comment. It means a lot to know that others can benefit from my experiences and the reminder that we are here to nurture each other and also be nurtured. In doing so, we can do better for others. It's a beautiful cycle.

Many blessings,

gigtedmum said...

Alice... that sound perfect. That is my 'dream' to buy some land & build a house & a Retreat. A retreat 4 healing, rejuvenation, healthy Vegan/Vegetarian food. Natural bushland settings for walking & swimming. A holistic retreat...for healer to heal & be healed. Thank you for providing more Synchronicity 2 my journey.

Many amazing & great things have & will continue 2 flow forth from you ... Blessings

Alice Langholt said...


Thank you for your comment. I think your dream is such a wonderful one. Receiving healing in a nurturing place is so helpful, it should be part of regular health maintenance and not a luxury. I'm sure you have the insight to know exactly how to make the place you envision a haven of rejuvenation for those who would come to you.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Awesome post as usual!!! I love the Aura photo, it rocks.
Sat Nam, **(-_-)**

Amber said...

I like the Kirlian photo :) I've always wanted to see how mine would turn out. Since you project so much wisdom and nurturing, I'm not surprised at all to see yellow/green mixtures in yours.
I agree it is important to receive healing. Sometimes we do forget about the nurturing we might need becuase we get so caught up in taking care of other people. But I think I got the messages loud and clear this past weekend.