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Monday, October 18, 2021
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Estremera: The little things we do

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FOR SEVERAL days last week, I had this heaviness to my left arm, like that of being newly vaccinated, and I was wondering why. I was thinking maybe I have been sleeping on it. But I’m sure not because I sleep in one position and that is on my back. I never turn sideways because my ears easily get hurt and I’d wake up with a very sore ear that can barely be touched if I ever make the mistake of turning to my side while asleep. But the heaviness is there, sometimes becoming a dull ache, and then I realized what’s causing it.

I practice pranic healing and the past weeks involve two cancer and one pulmonary fibrosis cases. To those who know the protocols, these ailments take several steps and take up to two hours per patient.

Now, among healers who use crystals for more thorough cleansing and energizing, aside from the laser crystal, which we use as our wand to direct where the energy will go, we also hold a solid rose quartz crystal ball on our inactive hand as activator of energies. The ball would just be held on the lap, and so you wouldn’t give it much thought. Except that, by holding that crystal ball that’s between the size of a ping pong and a tennis ball, somehow, your hand muscles are getting strained unconsciously. Now do that every day for two to three hours straight, and you get an idea of the strain I have been putting on my idle hand. That strain manifested as a heaviness in the arm.

As soon as I realized that, I opted to put a stool beside me and rest my hand with my arm stretched to full length instead of it folded as it would when you put your hand on your lap. The following day, there was less heaviness. Two days later, the heaviness was gone.

By just holding a crystal ball on my lap, some muscles have already been strained without me noticing it.

How many more unnoticed sources of stress are we putting on our bodies and minds? I wonder.

A friend sought my help on how to deal with a teenage son who has become very surly. After listening to the stories, I pointed out where the anger and surliness came from: unexpressed fears of abandonment. The friend is an expat worker who’d often fly out to the next international assignment and be away for months.

It’s a defense mechanism to push away the loved one so that the child will no longer suffer the pain of being left behind. It’s unconscious, all that can be perceived and felt is the energy of anger when the child reaches teenage years. Why that came to be, even the boy will not be aware. There will just be anger and irritability. But the constant goodbyes, especially as young children, have caused many crying fits, and the unconscious has reacted in self-preservation, stirring up anger and aggression to protect the self from the hurt. The constant sadness has mutated into anger. The little things left unnoticed have taken on a more noticeable form.

Much like the dull ache in the arm.

How many more little things are we unconsciously doing that is now building up to bigger pain? May we become more mindful of how we are affecting our bodies, our families, and our society. saestremera@gmail.com


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