written by Samantha Richards
Holistic medicine has roots dating back approximately five thousand years to India and China. These ancient civilizations stressed healthy living and living in harmony with nature and believed that all parts of our being are connected and that no part can be treated in isolation.
Socrates taught that treating only one part of the body would produce poor results. Since all parts are interrelated, he said, healing should come as a whole. Hippocrates emphasised the body’s ability to heal itself, and he was aware that there are many contributing factors to health, including the environment, the weather, the food we consume, and our emotional state.
One of my favourite methods of conducting a healing has been using the powers that lie within the feather. I have noticed that feathers seem to be a natural conductor for energy, which means they contribute higher vibrations during healing, thus assisting in a speedier, more effective recovery.
Specific feathers are generally used for particular work. Brown turkey feathers, for instance, are used for work on the auric field. The rays in the brown colours of a turkey feather assist in grounding some people. A white feather, such as a turkey or a cockatoo feather, may be used when working on the individual chakras, providing a sense of connection with the one consciousness.
Two movements are required when working to enhance an energy field. Begin by using long sweeping and stroking movements to clear the main body of the aura. It is normal to feel strong initial resistance during a clearing. This is generally a result of the energy field being clogged by useless waste.
Sweeps with the feather should be slow when moving through the aura, and pressure should be constant yet gentle. Starting at the rear of the head, move the feather down the back, then down each leg. Then do the same for the sides and front of the body. Once the main body of the aura has been cleared, deep feather work can commence. This technique is used to treat specific problems, such as sore muscles. Use quick, choppy sweeps in a repeated format. The feather’s energy draws the problem to the surface and helps disperse it. If the issue is close to the head, the method may have to be adapted depending on the person’s sensitivity in this area. The shaft of the feather can be used to direct energy in a spiral motion to dislodge any blocks. This causes less stress while still dealing with the blocked energy.
The final step is opening the chakras. Holding a pendulum in your dominant hand (the hand you write with), dangle
it over the chakra to assess its state. It should begin to spin in a circular motion, which may be perfectly round or oval, and the pendulum may swing too widely or too narrowly. Chakras should be roughly the size of a saucer. The pendulum can also be used to gauge the completion of the chakra alignment.
Using your non-dominant hand (the hand you do not write with), place the shaft of the feather on each chakra, channelling the energy into the opening. Dangle the pendulum above the top of the feather, and the pendulum should gain momentum as the feather revitalises, revealing when the chakra is completely open. This process can take various lengths of time, but generally, it should not last any more than a few minutes per chakra. Feather healers can tell when the chakras are open through a variety of signals. For me, that signal comes when the pendulum spins consistently for a few minutes over a specific circumference and then stops or slows significantly.
It’s important to note that once a healing session has concluded the entire person should be enclosed in a dome of white light. The white light not only acts as protection for the individual, but also keeps the chakras healthily open and in place.
Samantha Richards is a Personal and Spiritual Development Teacher, Healer and Psychic Medium.
She is also the author of Touched by Divine Love: A Personal Journey into the Unknown, available online from all good book retailers for $22.99 (RRP), or for more information visit, www.samanthajrichards.com or www.facebook.com/samantharichards.author.