There are so many Healing Modalities out there that sometimes people can get confused about what to use when it comes to an alternative healing approach.
I certainly do understand the confusion and speaking from my own experiences, I, too, had some issues in the past when trying to find an alternative healing method that I didn’t know anything about, nor where to look for it and to receive information.
A quick look back of the old days and how you have found your way around to find something new
Back then, when I started to research and to try out an alternative approach to heal myself, there was no internet, and therefore I, like most people did the same, went to an “Esoteric Book Shop” to find some literature on the chosen healing method, or to find even a person you could have a chat.
These Bookshops, at the time, had everything you needed for whatever you were looking. The topics reached from alternative healing, astrology, ancient healing methods, mystic and spiritual topics to the occult.
Whatever one had an interest in you might have found it there. Besides books and other media forms available you also did find products like crystals and gemstones, oracle cards, pendulums, herbs and teas, candles, scents and, again, much more.
The owner of such a shop was also very knowledgeable and if you had a question they certainly did help you to get whatever you wanted; customer service was rated high in these days.
What I personally did appreciate was a sort of sense of familiarity. People, who were entering such a shop, had, for sure, a special interest in something which was out of the ordinary to mainstream interests, if you can say it that way. At least, you didn’t feel judged or being looked at it like you have arrived from another universe.
I remember once when I was in a hurry and chose to go to a mainstream bookstore, which I knew had a section about astrology, to buy a book I wanted to read for quite some time.
I found the book and when I went to the checkout the man behind me said to the person who was with him: “It’s a shame that they have and sell such idiotic crap” and was pointing out toward my book. The lady behind the register didn’t know what to say and gave me a shy and an excusing smile.
Back then, I was very quick and witty to respond and turned around to say to the man: “You must either know about this topic and had an awful experience with it or, and this is what I think, pointing out toward his book, which was about something like how to create statistics, you are a fearful person who only can believe what is written black on white and if it isn’t you make it happen, right?” Paid and left the store, leaving a guy behind with an open mouth.
Today, I would just look at this person and smile or say something like “if you say so”. It isn’t worth to fight over interests or opinions on a matter because it never really changes a person’s made up mind that quickly.
However, going back about Healing Modalities, you can see how important these esoteric shops once were and that you didn’t need to defend yourself for whatever you were buying.
The big Value of the Bulletin Board
Another plus point these shops had was their bulletin boards, where you could find events on any topic you personally found interesting. You also did find practitioners of different healing modalities or even the address and phone number of a Naturopathic doctor or Homeopath.
I personally have found and come in contact with two amazing practitioners who gave me the experience of two of my subject interests, Reiki and Astrology.
One practitioner was a Reiki Master and it was with her where I had my first Reiki session. The other one was also a female where I received my first Astrology chart reading. In both cases, I was blown away with the experience and I knew in my heart that this is exactly what I like to know about more and even learn it for myself.
Becoming a Reiki practitioner, also a teacher, and learning Astrology and giving readings myself would have probably not have happened if I haven’t met these two practitioners. But most of all, if I wouldn’t have gone to this esoteric bookstore and to read its bulletin board, to hear from them in the first place, I might still lack the personal experience.
Of course, this is all hypothetical, and we can’t know how things might have turned out, but it is okay to theorize about it and in my case (luckily) I do blame the bulletin board.
A big Hurrah to the Internet
Today, we have the internet where we can find everything and anything in seconds. We punch in our data like location, city, province or state and of course the keywords, for what we are looking for and viola there is the result of our query.
I do admit though, I have been doing it myself since where I live there are no other possibilities to find what I am looking for until it is in word of mouth style.
It is fantastic to find, whatever you need, through the internet, however, I really do miss the “old” days when you could socialize one on one with other like-minded people and even form new relationships.
Nevertheless, this was the pre-digital time, where you had an opportunity to get more information about something you had an interest.
With my following articles, I will introduce you to some wonderful healing modalities and will explain a bit of their history, how they were created or even came into the awareness of the Western world.
Each article is information on each of the four healing methods, you might find helpful, and perhaps have thought about it, if one of the Healing modalities might be the one you like to explore.
Most of the healing modalities, if not all of them, are wonderful tools to help your body, mind & soul to heal from any ailments and trauma a person can experience in their lifetime.
However, one important advice I have to give and every well-trained practitioner will tell it to their clients without hesitation, that every Healing Modality is a complementary method to support any medical treatment there is, but it isn’t a substitute for the same.
In other words, if you are already under a doctor’s care, you certainly can use a healing modality to support your overall healing process and recovery, but never substitute a medical treatment alone with a healing modality.
That being said, please feel free to stop by my site and discover some new, perhaps never heard of-of these lovely healing methods. I, for myself, either use them in my healing practice or had an experience with it.
Four Healing Methods to be Discovered
* These healing modalities can also be used through a distance session
Here are some of the different healing methods you can find out more:
Thank you for going down with me the memory lane when it comes to the good old bookstore before Amazon and co. I am certainly been not opposed to our new digital day and age and what it has to offer, especially, how easy it is to buy online whatever you need or want, no matter what the weather conditions and where you live.
However, there is also much to be said about a personal experience when going to shop. You can touch and smell the goods or the product you are interested in, you can ask the clerk for more information and you can find new people with you like to bond.
The internet won’t give you always this exclusive experience. Like everything in our lives, there is always a pro and a con and I get that. There is also “having” a certain preference and this is okay too.
The links, which I have provided for you to read more about the different healing modalities, are a new and conscious way, to take full responsibility when it comes to healing yourself and feeling better.
I hope and do wish that one of these healing methods have found its way to trigger your interest to try it out for yourself. You won’t lose you can only gain.
Please, feel free to leave a comment below and share your experience and thoughts, I certainly will appreciate it.
Wishing you always a blessed day