By Elisa Novick
Today is the first day of my retreat in a little cabin in the woods. The trees here are serving the planet and humanity in ways that humble me. (Those of you following me on Facebook might have seen the photos and stories from when I was here last summer.)
I’m bundled up on the porch typing into my iPhone. Though I haven’t yet gone out to visit the tree and boulder friends I met last summer, I can feel their welcome. Which makes me think about what’s going on in the world.
When I studied in the Healers’ Training at the Center of the Light in the early 1980s, we were taught about the importance of water in the body. We learned that each of us needs three to four quarts per day to replace lost fluids, heal, cleanse, and optimize the functioning of the physical body.
Not only that, but we “burn” up more water when we are doing healing work and need it to keep from taking on unserving energies. It is almost impossible to be happy, healthy, and psychically protected without sufficient water in the system.
So we all began lugging around our jugs of water. You could always tell a Center of the Light student by the jug of water by her or his side.
Nowadays almost everyone I know carries a bottle of water with them. How did that happen?
We also learned 21 cleanses for the liver and gall bladder and a few for dissolving kidney stones. No one in my world had ever talked about the fact that you could dissolve gall stones or kidney stones and flush them out. Now you can find scores of gall bladder and kidney flushes on the web. There are excellent books, trainings, and group cleansing processes being conducted, not just in person but also guided over the web.
I often wonder about how that information spread so fast. I presume the Center of the Light was not the only place teaching these things, but we were not aware of it at the time. There was no World Wide Web. And some of what we were learning was channeled by one of our teachers who had never published her work.
The concepts of holistic healing and consciousness growth and spiritual development have also taken off in unprecendented ways around the globe.
In my classes we learn to attune subtle awareness for healing and personal mastery, the spiritual growth process and for service to the whole. We become aware of the energy fields we create and what happens when two or more fields come into relationship, and about forming new exquisite, coherent patterns of healing and thriving for ourselves and the planet. This work may still be highly advanced for many, and too far out for most, yet everywhere I go, the people who participate get what it is.
Not only that, but I find that, for the most part, the people showing up for the work are beginning at a higher level than those that came in 20 years ago. I can start beginners at levels I used to consider advanced.
So something is happening, something wondrous. When I see all of the horrendous, destructive actions being perpetrated on this planet, I am also reminded that there is another movement taking place. The mysterious ways in which a higher consciousness is seeding itself around the planet is having an effect. And I honor all those in human or non-human body and in spirit who have initiated and dispersed that movement.
I do not know how much I will see of how this will flower in this lifetime. Yet as I sit here, surrounded by trees so happy that I am here, so expectant, as if they are straining at the bit for me to get started with the next round of sharing and loving communion, I have a profound feeling that all is, indeed, alright.
Elisa Novick, MSS does profound work as a healer, teacher, counselor, coach, minister, and facilitator of workshops and trainings in personal, professional, and spiritual development. She can assist you to clear personal, karmic and genetic patterns that have limited you and teach you exquisite attunement skills so you can become the magnificent master of life and Light that all of us are destined to be. Elisa has been assisting people in their growth since 1982 through her counseling practice and in facilitating over 1,000 workshops in holistic health, human development, family constellation, systemic constellation, organizational dynamics, planetary healing and spiritual awareness. You may email her directly at elisanovick [at] thrivingplanet [dot] org.