Article by Tammy Hatherill, Reiki Master
I once had a client come to me and her energy repulsed me. The phone call on booking the appointment made my gut churn. How easy would it have been for me to ‘judge’ her as having bad energy and being someone I should steer clear of? It was a horrid feeling.
A wise and beautiful Reiki Master once taught me a valuable lesson. She taught that when dealing with energy many books/websites and teachers emphasize “protecting” from negative or bad energy that other people vibrate. This teacher said that sometimes if you are feeling ‘negative’ energy it’s easy to jump to conclusions and say the energy is directly related to the person.
The ‘bad’ energy may in fact come from you, it may come from a person the other just had lunch with, it may come from a spirit hanging around or it may come from a past life and yes, it may come from the person for any number of reasons.
The most important thing is not to come from ego and tell that person you feel they have a nasty energy or horrible vibe. It’s ego to suggest it’s the other person without knowing where the energy comes from or why. Energy doesn’t lie and that is true but the inexperienced person will automatically jump to a wrong conclusion.
This wise mentor suggested that an experienced person who knows the different ways ‘bad energy’s come to be’ will be able to work through what is what and never bring a person down by suggesting they have a nasty vibe. Remember in Reiki we never promote fear and such a thing may cause someone to plummet to a deep low they never had before hearing such a negative thing from you. Be mindful never to promote fear.
The woman who came to me – the energy was in fact a great well of grief, so it wasn’t even negative energy but grief which was masking her own joyful energy.
I’d suggest never jumping to conclusions and if you feel someone had negative energy – regardless of how experienced or inexperienced you are, you are not always right. If you feel you are right without any room for considering other factors that is ego. If you think you are right because you feel an energy and the client says ‘no’ you are wrong things are awesome for me – DO NOT FORCE your first impression on them, as it’s likely to be something else or some other factor that is yet to be explored.
If it’s not a client and someone else entirely it may be none of your business.
There is always a duty of care and because we can feel energy does not give us permission to force what we think we feel onto the other – because as I’ve learned we can be wrong and it takes a bit of investigation and counselling and working through… if it’s any of your business in the first place. The energy you feel may be the person blocking you because they don’t like or trust you. There are many reasons.
Work through it before you conclude and give your conclusions to the other person.
You’ll be a much better practitioner for it.
Tammy Hatherill is the owner/operator of Tammy’s Tarot and Healing. She is a well known Tarot and and Reiki Master/Teacher, and shared her love of tarot for over 12 months with a regular radio segment on 104.1 Territory FM. Tammy is the author of two books: Trapped Behind Bars and The Diary of a Fallen Angel, and is a journalist for numerous organisation: Reiki Rays, Tiny Buddha, Personal Growth and Hypnotherapy Journal Australia. You can find her website at www.tammystarotandhealing.com
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