Foundational Energy Healing Technique
Centering is a foundational skill for energy work. It’s simply focusing your energies and bringing yourself into the present. Another way of saying it is that it’s bringing your awareness back to your own body.
Often our minds, emotions, and energies are all over the place. We’re literally scattered. Our thoughts are on that weird thing the boss said at work yesterday, our hearts are with a loved one who’s having trouble, and parts of our energy are stuck in the past, perhaps still traumatized by that year when we were four and our mother was too ill to take care of us properly.
Centering brings you—all of you—back to yourself, in the here and now. It helps in doing most things, but especially in doing energy work. After all, if there’s more of you present, you have more to work with!
How to Center
Of course, there are many ways to "re-assemble your energy." Just taking a few deep breaths can help. Meditation is also a powerful discipline for teaching yourself how to get and stay focused.
No matter how you do it, it feels great. Your breathing deepens and slows down, so that you’re getting more oxygen in your system. You feel calm and stable. Your mind clears and your energy becomes more coherent and orderly. It’s healing for body, mind and energy.
This a great way to go into a session with someone, so I strongly I recommend that healers do a process of some sort as part of their preparation before every client.