I realise that when I am writing these articles about the work I do, and speaking to clients and friends that I often say things like: "of course, things are speeding up with the 2012 energy", or "of course, healing is happening more quickly now", or "of course, it's 2012 - now is the time to put energy into transformation!"
Speaking like this is commonplace in healing, and what you might call "new age" circles. But I know that a few years ago, I wouldn't really have understood what was meant by it, and what's more, I may have had some kind of underlying cynicism about all this unsubstantiated, illogical new agey "stuff"!
So, I thought I would write about this, and give a practical example from my own life of what I mean Last Friday evening, at about 5pm as everything was shutting down for the day, and the weekend feeling was coming in, I got a call saying that my flat in London was leaking water into the flat below it....For various reasons, it was really difficult to get hold of the right people to deal with the situation, and I ended up calling out a plumber, at a lot of expense, not knowing whether the tenant would be in the flat or not. Then, a few minutes later, I got another call saying there had been a mistake, and the leak was not from my flat, but from another flat!
The whole incident took about an hour from beginning to end. I went through a whole series of emotions: fear that the whole building might collapse because of "me" and "my flat", fear that I would be bankrupted for some reason (OK - not very logical - but I think we're not always logical in these circumstances!), feeling out of control as I couldn't get hold of the people I needed to get hold of, wondering why this had to happen on a Friday late afternoon, and most of all just wishing that the whole "horrid" situation would go away.
But as well as all of this, I remained calm, talked through with a friend what was the best thing to do, made the necessary phone calls quickly and gracefully, and then stopped thinking about it when I had done what needed to be done. And that's when the "good news" call came through!
And I remembered back to a time when I had a situation with my flat where I felt completely powerless, out of control and in what I considered to be financial "jeopardy." The whole situation dragged on for about 2 years, really drained me (I was ill with chronic fatigue syndrome /ME at the time), and it took a long time for me to gather the resources to deal with it creatively - most of the time I was just submerged in feeling I didn't want it to be happening!
So, this is what I see happening again and again - I and other people (clients, friends, family) are facing situations in their lives that they have faced before in different ways and are dealing with these similar situations much more quickly, and receiving the learning from the situations in a much more accelerated way. I often describe this process as a spiral: we feel we are in the same place as we were, but actually we have moved up the spiral staircase and are moving through similar events in a much more empowered way and with far more speed, grace and ease.
And how does this relate to being ill and healing from illness? Firstly, I see people just being quicker to connect with the processes of energy healing and EFT, and so releasing stuck traumas and emotions more quickly, and therefore transforming themselves more quickly.
Secondly, and related to that, I believe that events in our lives reflect back to us how we are. By working through layers of stuck emotions and traumas from the past as we do with energy healing and the Emotional Freedom technique (EFT), we are able to deal with what life gives us much more creatively. And although it may seem a little mysterious, and I cannot explain why it is happening, I see it again and again that people are moving through similar life events much more quickly, and with much less trauma and stress - when they are prepared to do the work of really looking at themselves and being prepared to see what learning the situation holds for them.
I feel that this is a really good time to be working on oneself with energy healing and EFT. I see people releasing patterns and traumas from the past and living with greater ease and freedom much more quickly than when I was first doing this work.
Fiona Cutts is an energy healer who specialises in working with clients suffering from ME. You can see more about her work with people struggling with this debilitating condition at http://www.treatmentforme.net/. She has herself recovered from ME using a combination of energy healing, the Emotional Freedom Technique, nutrition, graduated exercise, meditation, chi kung and dance. She is an Integrated Energy Healing, in the tradition of Barbara Brennan, an Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and a reiki practitioner. You can read more about her and the way she works with people suffering from ME at http://www.treatmentforme.net/my-story.