So here is a pretty cool book, Intuitive Self-Healing by Marie Manucherhri, RN
Whether you are familiar with the chakra system or not, Maria presents things in a simple, easy to grasp kind of way. She holds a private practice where she does energy healing work on patients. Each chapter gives a powerful example of how she does her healing work and most of the time, if not all, it stems from a "broken" place in the persons Spirit that is manifesting in the body.
She gives a chart in the back listing each chakra, the ailments related, and mantas to say to readjust it. She also gives concrete, practical exercises one can easily do at home.
As I read through the book, I did many of the exercises. I never had to wonder which ones I needed because as I would do them my emotions were pretty good at letting me know when I was hitting a tender spot, waiting to be healed. For me it was repeating the mantra of the second chakra, "Thank you for the joy that fills my being every day." As I read over the book again to type this review I am drawn strongly to the exercise on Releasing Guilt, "Close your eyes and repeat, either out loud or silently in your mind, the following mantra: I have always done the very best I could, in every situation of my life, with what I knew at the time."
She also talks about working with children and gives a beautiful affirmation to repeat to them as they go to sleep, "Every day and in every way your body works miraculously well, creating healthy cells, vitality and a wonderful life."
The final chapter in the book is a scan of your entire body using the chakra system. I admit, I had trouble sensing how the chakra's were doing. I am guessing it takes a little practice or maybe I would do better if I heard it on an audio? Either way, I appreciate the many ways Marie gives to use our own energy to become deeply aware of emotional selves.
If you are a person who believes that a spiritual, emotional, or mental (however you say it) issue is at the root of a sickness, then this book is for you! It is simple in it's lay out and one of those books you could use for a quick reference.
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