By Michele Cempaka
The path to realizing our natural state of wholeness is not always an easy one. In fact, for most of us it can be downright challenging! There is often a natural inclination to resist facing our painful memories, traumas or fears, because no one wants to dredge up uncomfortable thoughts or painful feelings. However, it is true that what we resist will persist, so unless we want those events to continue to influence us or even debilitate us, then we must find the courage to face them. Once we do we can then realign ourselves and discover the joy that we all deserve to have in our lives.
Through my studies of a variety of healing modalities I’ve come to realize that most if not all illness begins in the mind. It is here that the thoughts originate which then become feelings and finally manifest into physical form. Thus, I have no doubt that if we can shift our misperceptions or negative thinking, we can ultimately prevent illness from manifesting in our bodies. This is key so I will say it again: ‘if we can shift our misperceptions or negative thinking, we can ultimately prevent illness from manifesting in our bodies.’
There has been a lot of evidence which indicates that we can change our minds through meditation. I strongly support this, as I myself have experienced significant shifts in my state of mind through meditation over the years. On the other hand, it may take many years of meditation practice before someone experiences dramatic changes in their thinking. Additionally, it requires someone to be a very skilled practitioner to be able to face and transform traumatic life experiences through meditation. Life is becoming more and more stressful for many people. Thus, they often don’t have the time to reflect and consciously shift their thinking so that they can live more harmonious lives. Instead, many people are seeking more immediate ways to find relief from their painful life experiences.
One day I was chatting with a friend who also does energetic healing and the light bulb went off. I had this idea that by combining energy psychology with Reiki, that people might be able to experience a quicker and smoother release of their past traumatic events, phobias, etc. As a result of this flash of inspiration, I began giving sessions to friends to test my theory, and to my surprise the results were quite profound. People frequently reported feeling a total release of their painful events or traumatic experiences which they’d carried with them throughout their lives. The memory of the event was still there, but their reaction to that event had become totally neutralized.
I didn’t know what to call this new modality that I’d created, but then I came up with the name: ‘Emotional Therapy Thru Reiki Chakra Clearing’ (ETRCC) with a friend one day over tea. ETRCC is a powerful new system which combines working with a person’s meridians (energy channels) through self-administered acupressure in combination with Reiki. In this treatment, I assist the client with locating the chakra(s) which directly corresponds to his or her problem, and then I channel Reiki to this chakra(s) while verbally guiding the client to create a photo of his or her experience, switching from this photo to the ‘here and now’ or an idyllic image until the client experiences a total release. The release happens gradually and it usually takes only 20 – 30 minutes depending on how deeply the client has been affected by the traumatic event or experience. Thus, in one 60 minute session, I am usually able to address two problems.
Over the past year I’ve continued to offer ETRCC sessions and have been pleasantly surprised by the positive results of this powerful healing modality. I’m now coming to the realization that ETRCC is something that can benefit many people, so I’ve begun teaching ETRCC workshops in Bali, Singapore and Malaysia with the intention that other people can learn it to help their family, friends and themselves. I’ve been recently guided to create a training program for those who would like to become ETRCC practitioners and/or eventually become ETRCC instructors. The universe continues to amaze me with all the wonderful opportunities that have been presented to me in my life. I am excited to see what will happen next.
Michele Cempaka is a Reiki Master, spiritual counselor and meditation teacher who facilitates energy healing and self-empowerment for others. She has studied a variety of healing modalities which she integrates into her work. Michele is the creator of ETRCC (Emotional Therapy thru Reiki Chakra Clearing) – a powerful system which combines Energy Psychology with Reiki for specific traumas or deeper emotional challenges. She also offers traditional Usui Reiki and ‘Shamanic Reiki Journeys’, guided meditation and Transformative energy healing. It is Michele’s intention to offer healing & teachings which will empower individuals and give them the tools for realizing their natural state of wholeness.
“I am committed to helping all beings who are willing and ready to raise their vibration, so that they can live a more fulfilling and joyful life.”
Copyright 2010 © Michele Cempaka