Traditional Anatomy and Physiology for Healers
Rukha Academy is currently accepting registrations for this unique course during the 2012-13 academic year. Our curriculum is taught at the college level and is specifically tailored to include only the most pertinent aspects of traditional anatomy and physiology that would be of use to energy healers and other integrative practitioners.
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Application deadline: August 1, 2012.
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Free Introductory Workshops
Rukha’s first introductory workshop of 2012, held in February, was a full house and lots of fun!
It was so much fun that attendees enrolled to cohort one within a week! Participants in these three and one half hour workshops are introduced to some of the course work taught in our two-year program. Two more workshops are scheduled this spring before our June 1 enrollment deadline.
1. Saturday, April 14, 2012, 1:00-4:30 P.M.
2. Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:30-10:00 P.M.
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Rukha Academy's curriculum of personal growth, advanced energy healing science and contemplative topics are sure to expand your consciousness in this amazing year of 2012 and beyond.
The Energies of Service and Helping
By Shelli Stanger Nelson, Founder and President
Often in my private practice, I see clients who present with emotional strife having to do with feelings of betrayal or resentment. This emotional reaction is often predicated on feelings related to unrequited help or good deeds. “I’ve helped them over and over and then this is how I’m treated.” I tune into the key word, “help”. Curious, I probe into just how these obviously caring and compassionate people have extended themselves graciously only to be hit with a jab to the back. These clients often commiserate with their trusted tribe over the injustice, and the sympathetic group colludes and sees justification for their comrade's pain over the bleeding wound. On the surface, this sort of friendly support is soothing. However, to be liberated from feelings of injustice and being taken advantage of, one must be sure there are no shadow aspects at work.
The energy of your actions is directly tied to your intention, which is a critical component of the human-consciousness bio-energy system. There is a big difference in the energies of “help” and of “service”.
Here are some aspects of both that might shed light on the subject.
Aspects of Help:
1. Help is always tied to an outcome. You and the other desire a certain outcome.
2. When helping, you are doing things that someone really needs to do for themself. When your actions spring from this fear-based intention, you hold a limited belief that the other can’t or won’t do it themself, and thus, you “have to” help.
3. Help is driven by the child, negative or super-ego. These immature aspects of ego-consciousness try to convince you that you are essential to solving the problem. Help is, in general, rooted in unhealthy Ego driven needs. The intention in the energy of help is, "will I be loved? Will I be accepted? They will be better off because of me,” and so on. The negative, super and child ego require love and acceptance.
The need for love and acceptance are a normal component to health, yet the mature adult ego does not require that these needs be met from all people at all times. This mature aspect of the self can tolerate letting someone else down or not meeting another’s expectations.
Helping can leave you blamed or forgotten in the end. If the offered help ends up working out, the recipient will likely forget you had a hand in the outcome. And if it doesn’t work out, well, the tides may seriously turn against you. “You didn’t give me all I required to be successful.”
The energy of being of service is quite different. And the Human-consciousness Bio-energy System (HBS) responds with more buoyancy and less restriction. The entire HBS yields to an effortless surrender and acceptance of the moment.
Aspects of Service
1. Service comes from non-ego intentions.
2. Service has limits.
For example, someone may say to you, "I need $5,000." You may respond, "I understand that you are in need. I can't do that now, but here is what I can do.” The trick here is to recognize that if you say, "Okay, I have $5000 to give you," you are giving from a place that is NOT tied to the whether the other person will think highly of you, will love you or will accept you.
3. Service is not tied to the outcome.
What the recipient does with your contribution, whether it is money, material goods or your time, doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if they show appreciation according to your definition of what appreciation looks like. There is no attachment to reciprocation. The energy of the exchange is free from distortions related to control, manipulation or demands.
4. Service has clear intention.
“I desire for this person to be assisted in this manner” versus "If I don't do it, who will?” or, “I can’t tolerate what might happen if I don’t help him.” When the intention is clear and comes from a higher self place rather than from a place of fear or pride, the risk of feeling used, blamed, or forgotten in the end are lessened.
5. Service assesses the needs of the asker.
"Is this something that they really can do themself and am I enabling their distortion?" In general, service is extended when someone asks for it. In a healthy adult-to-adult relationship, people ask for what they need. Offering help without being asked can give the message to others that their needs will be, and should be, attended to without their asking. This idea does not extend to times of tragedy when someone may be too overwhelmed to ask, or to children who are still too emotionally young to know what they need.
To determine the energy of your involvement, ask yourself “Am I being manipulated through my own child, super or negative-ego? Do I have a stake in the outcome? Am I offering this service with no regard to the other thinking highly of me? Do I expect anything in return including appreciation, respect, acknowledgment, and/or change in life direction from the recipient?” We can serve in hopes of these things, but not with expectations of these things.
When we act from service our entire bio-energy system flows healthfully and abundantly. The effortless energy of service helps to prevent future distortions caused by resentments or other low vibration emotions held within the energy system. This harmony in the individual energy field then raises the frequency of the universal energy field. Being in service is the truest act of kindness to humanity.
If you are considered a caretaker, or if you’ve been burned after you’ve extended your hand, you may want to consider the points in this article when making future decisions about helping someone or being of service.