By: Bec Robertson
Gaining self control is the key to balance. And we are blessed today to connect with Ngarene Stevens from the North Island of New Zealand for tips on how to free up mental, physical and spiritual space. In her healing practice, Ngarene has observed that freeing up “disk space” is a powerful avenue for transformational self-healing and learning self-control.
Ngarene specialises in Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Therapy and Shamanic Practice. She uses ancient techniques for body, mind and spirit and has a deep connection to the natural world.
Every conversation with Ngarene elicits insights that lead to profound shifts and transformation. We never miss an opportunity to hear her wisdom on many topics.
Gaining control over our own mind and emotions is the key to balance. What do you recommend as a starting point to develop this skill?
The beginning of change is recognising that you can manage the way your emotions and mind work allowing you to make the best decisions for you. This is referred to as ‘being in alignment’.
Seeking out approaches that resonate, is the first step. It might be yoga, mediation, a retreat, reading or researching, a new health initiative. Every time you get some inspiration it will send you off in another direction.
Then you need to start actioning what you have learnt, put it into practice, bring it into the physical world and exercise it like a muscle to build up strength. When you see it work in reality you have more confidence to repeat the experience, improving the technique.
Most issues are masking something deeper. As a healer, how do you help your clients to uncover those deeper layers?
My routine before I see clients involves cleansing my physical and internal space. It’s vital for me to be in sync with Spirit and the Universe so my own thoughts or experiences don’t influence me in anyway.
Listening with a clear mind and heart increases my ability to sense what may lie underneath. A word or a sentence will trigger a thought or feeling for me so I follow that thread. For example, when hearing ‘ I haven’t been the same since’, I know that a Soul Loss has occurred. There was a trauma where part of their Soul stayed at that place. Soul Retrieval would be the Healing Therapy the client needs.
Clients will open up. As Healers we have a Holistic understanding of the human make up. So even if we have specialised in a certain area, we can identify an additional Therapy that could also be productive.
Everything that happens during a session is in control of the client. We can discuss or suggest various outcomes, but the client knows instinctively what is best for them. Delving into parts of yourself that cause confusion or distress is never easy. A trained Healer will have experienced the Therapy they provide so they understand the steps you are taking and the courage it takes.
In natural healing, both the Healer and the client play an important role. Healing cannot occur without the client’s free will and willingness to work towards a state of healing. What daily habits could be adopted by the client to boost or maximize the healing work?
When starting my Shamanic Practitioner Training we were required to sign a Code of Conduct document stating that at NO time can any Shamanic Spiritual work be done without the permission and participation of the client. This applies to all Healing work.
My daily practices include smudging, listening to podcasts or meditation, learning what else is out there, strumming my ukulele. But I also fit this in with the other daily stuff that has to be done.
It can take as little as 10 mins to remove some of the stuff you have collected and have a clearer path to receive.
Body – Take care of the physical vessel we live in. Water is cleansing for body and soul. Showers and baths reduce stress. Smudging or burning incense. Hugging a tree. Walking on the Earth.
Mind – We need to ‘get into the zone’, being open to the experience. For me music or sounds of nature help. It isn’t always easy to unblock your mind but a few minutes is enough time to free up ‘disc’ space so you can fill it with something better.
Spirit – It is vital to stay in touch with whoever or whatever is the light for you. During Sound Healing my bowls tell me who is open and who isn’t by the Sound and Vibrations they emit. Those with heaviness or doubt about the process always feel more ‘dense’. The work can be harder for both of us. Those who are open and ready to experience the process, absorb the Healing more fully with longer lasting effects.
Read our first interview with Ngarene about water and sound healing here.
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