This week I sat down with the inspiring and gifted Joy Lin, who is not only my personal healer but also my spiritual mentor to discuss everything spiritual healing related. If you've been wanting to find out more about spiritual/energetic healing and how it can benefit you, then you're in for a real treat!
Can you share with us the basic concept of healing?
I believe everyone has an energy body that overlays the physical body. Everything is made up of energy, even our cells in our bodies and everything around us. Within our body there are nerve impulses that send electric signals up and down our brain creating energy fields around our body and electromagnetic energy waves that can travel away from the body interacting with other electric fields from plants and from our environment.
Everyone has basically bioelectric fields around their body which can be measured, there are machines that can measure it and in some cases the energy that is given off your body some machines can take pictures of that which appears as colours aka auras. EDS Machines documents the measurement of the human biofield and other electric instruments.
People have tried to quantify and measure this intangible energy we give off and whether we feel that or experience it by vibes off people or the energy in a room or energy at a party, energy is all around us.
Whether we recognise it or not we know our environment impacts us, our moods and our thoughts affect us, everything impacts us whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. If everything is made up of energy and energy cannot be neither created or destroyed but transmuted which is the law of the conservation of energy then that energy has to go somewhere and it get’s on you until you move it. If you don’t move it, it can eventually get in you.
When people talk about heart attacks or sicknesses, yes there are viruses and what not, but the heart attacks come from stress and stress comes from your environment. Whether that is a mental or emotional sensation those thoughts and emotions eventually translate into your physical body. So many times people say disease or dis-ease of harmony in your body can come from the outside in and the inside out – you can manifest it from within yourself. So energy healing really helps clears and balance your energies with the energy of your surroundings. It separates your energy, clears out anything that’s not helpful or is not serving to you and then it helps you feel essentially like you again and centered again. We all have that feeling where you don’t feel right, you don’t know what it is you just don’t feel like doing anything or are demotivated or you just feel off and can’t put your finger on it. That could be a mental state or an emotional state but it can also be an energetic state just like going to a doctor, there are energy healers that help you through these times.
What can people get help with when they have a healing session with you?
It can help with any emotional, physical or mental blocks. It can help with depression, motivation or if you’re feeling tired, not feeling quite right or if you’re feeling drained. I know these words kind of sound vague but when people are feeling really heavy they don’t even know what that means until they get a healing and then they feel lighter. It’s really about re-centering and balancing yourself and feeling like you again.
Have you noticed any changes to your healing sessions from when you started to your healings now?
I have a certificate in Energetic Healing and I’m also a Reki Master and I think when I first started I was worried about the proper form and structure. As a medium because I channel during my healing sessions now, I still have the knowledge of what I’ve studied and the schools I attended but I am trusting more and more of my guides to come in and trusting what they want to do in the healing. I don’t want to say it’s unstructured but I say there is more flow to my healings now.
What has been your most powerful or moving healing session and why?
I do a lot of healings around loss and grief. Loss of a loved one in terms of passing or loss and grief of a relationship. A lot of the energy and the sadness of loss can be debilitating to people. It leads to depression, it leads to their own illness and it leads to literally a heaviness in their own body and mental and emotional states.
I worked with a woman who never quite dealt with the loss of her father and his passing and she had been going to counselling for many years but it was still energetically on her. When I say energetically on her in a spiritual sense she was still holding onto her father. So he had passed and crossed over but his energy and that sadness and the heaviness was literally draped over her shoulders.
So when people say your grandma is around visiting you in a spiritual sense he was around her but it was so heavy with the loss. She was sad and then he was sad for her so put it together it was their grief times two which she then carried around for years and years. It aged her and she gained weight and fought with depression.
When I did a healing to really heal that loss and that passing and move that spirit on in a peaceful way she cried and she felt lighter and she said she knew there were things that she still had to do to make peace within herself but she literally thanked me. She said after 10 years of trying to manage this death and going to counselling it’s the first time that she had a good night sleep and felt like herself again. She didn’t even know what it felt like to be herself again because it had been so long in that grief but she felt hopeful and she was very grateful and I was also very honored to be apart of that healing process.
I think helping people through loss whether it’s a relationship or a loved one who’s passed is such a difficulty thing. I know when I went through it myself personally, I went through countless physiologists and other outlets, if you’re luck enough to find that one session, that one healing that really helps you move forward it’s such a gift and that’s one of the things that I’m grateful that I’ve had done to me and that I’m grateful I can do for others.
How has healings helped you in your personal life?
It’s helped me with my own depression and loss of relationships many times. Heartbreak and feeling literally sick in your chest and in your stomach can be debilitating, you don’t want to eat, you don’t want to do anything, you’ve lost meaning. When I’m in that state I can’t work, I can barely hold my own energy in my own being let alone hold energy for anyone else, so healings help me get back to me essentially.
It’s separating your energy from the other person or the energy of the situation. It doesn’t mean that the situation or the person is going to come back to you and everything is going to be fine, but you don’t have to carry that heaviness.
You can deal with your own energy and heal yourself so you can look at things more objectively and just feel like yourself again, because you were always yourself before you enter a relationship, you were always a whole person and you still are when you enter a relationship but we just forget because our energies intertwine with those that we love and you form a bond with another person – energy cords, energetic bonds can be so strong. You know that person so well, you know their habits , you know what they feel like, you can almost intuitively sense them, that’s only on the physical level, imagine what it does to you on a soul, energetic level. So any type of severing of that type of bond can be quite debilitating so helping people move through that and having other healers help me move through that I think that’s one of the majority things that I do in my line of work with healings.
If someone wanted to try a simple healing on themselves that they can do whenever they feel the need, what tips would you suggest?
I would say the quickest way to get your own energy back is to go for a salt water swim or bathe yourself in a salt water bath. Salt water is a great way to cleanse your energy. Before I heal anyone I have to get the energies off them that don’t belong to them and that doesn’t serve them because then I can work with their own energy. We often are like sponges walking around in the world and we are collecting things from other people, from our environment, feeling drained, feeling heaving, feeling emotional, feeling charged – whatever it is. So before any healing I have to clear the person first so the quickest way to clear yourself is a salt water swim or a salt water bath as it’s the easiest healing to do.
To find out more about booking a healing session with Joy visit www.healing-joy.com
Joy also offers Personal and Spiritual Development programs and podcasts, as well as private readings. Visit www.evolutionaryou.com for further details.