Healing with the energy of angels September 21, 2007Posted by Dreamhealer in Articles.
Healing with the energy of angels It was a lugubrious white duck named Jo Jo that led Lynda Tomlinson to understand, as a girl, that humans aren’t the only creatures filled with God’s energy and spirit.
Well, actually the duck had help from Lynda’s grandfather, a Puerto Rican immigrant who was arrested once for setting free pheasants that were meant for an organized shoot.
Lynda, 56, of Trevose, remembers him as a soft-hearted man with “laughing, loving, compassionate eyes.” When he wasn’t caring for his family, he was caring for animals — freeing targets, mending wings, putting a basin in the basement for Jo Jo when it got too cold to paddle outdoors.
When he and Lynda walked the family dog through their Lawndale neighborhood, the duck strolled along. Neighbors would call out to it, and it seemed to Lynda that the duck (who happened to be the dog’s best pal) would return the greeting, changing its posture, stretching its neck, then quack, quack, quacking an answer in a voice unlike the one Lynda heard at home.
“Poppy, he’s really talking to people,” Lynda marveled. Her grandfather agreed that Jo Jo was indeed holding court.
“I wanted to learn all I could about these angels, these animals,” she said. “I feel honored to work with them now.”
A nurse for 37 years working in human hospice care, Lynda also is a master of Integrated Energy Therapy and Reiki for animals. IET was developed by Stevan Thayer at the Center of Being. He calls it “healing with the energy of angels.”
Lynda, the mother of two grown sons, will teach a course this spring on IET for animals at Bucks County Community College. Seems we can all learn how to do it. That’s because we aren’t the healers, just the pipe through which the healing goods are transmitted.
As a lay person, the best explanation I’ve read of IET is this: “Feelings and sensations are stored in the cells of the body much like facts are stored in the cells of the brain. Negative or traumatic experiences, stress, unexpressed emotion, fear, anger, resentment or self-limiting beliefs can become “stuck’ [or suppressed] in the body and inhibit or disrupt the flow of vital life force at a cellular level. These energy blockages can result in a lack of spontaneity, energy depletion, a feeling of unrest, agitation or disease.”
“[IET releases] the issues in our tissues,” Thayer teaches.
It was another animal that led Lynda to study it. This time it was Aggie, an “unbalanced,” anxiety-filled, snapping border collie mix. Lynda didn’t know how to help. The dog, taken from its mother before it was properly weaned, nipped and fussed and suffered before succumbing to cancer.
Lynda’s grief in losing Aggie left her open to learning about IET, especially as it pertains to animals.
“A dog [exposed to any negative experience] can carry an imprint of fear, betrayal, mistrust, powerlessness and anger. IET addresses all this with the angels to imprint safety, love, trust and spiritual ease,” she explained.
Eventually — and quite unexpectedly — a new love came into Lynda’s life, a “Zen-like” golden retriever she named Kayla Journey. Kayla means joyous. And joy is exactly the look Lynda’s son captured on film the instant the pup’s eyes met Lynda’s. It was a mix of glee and recognition on both their faces.
“Animals are here as teachers, protectors, healers,” Lynda said.