We all grow up learning manners, following rules, and receiving a certain degree of education from parents, mentors, older siblings, friends or institutions. Upbringing, experiences, mass consciousness, systems, companies, and people shape values while structure and laws define, control, and organize societies. In general, every society has a standard of ethics, morals, manners, and codes present from the macro to micro levels.
Throughout life we meet people with similar or different values and belief systems. In a clash of values, mild to intense friction occurs which triggers our emotions and thoughts. A period of contemplation and reflection ensue. With patience, we may have the aha moment - I was triggered because this situation challenged my value of X, Y, or Z.
What is acceptable and expected in one culture may be the exact opposite in another. Acceptance of the soul or consciousness beneath its set of values is the goal, which sounds simple but is not so easy. Practicing release of expectation, full love and acceptance of that which challenges your core is a whole separate topic but we can start by opening up to the will of the Creator.
In the realms of healing, reading, and energy work, there are almost no written standards followed by healers statewide, nationwide, or worldwide. Some formal education and trusted schools such as 22 Teachings exist in the realm of alternative healing, reading, and metaphysics, but many practitioners are self-taught and have mentors.
Similar to how innovative paradigms (music streaming and cryptocurrency, for example) are followed by a new set of ethics, rules, and regulating bodies, the field of energy work may need some standards as well. When practices exist in underground settings, unique one on one encounters occur, and there is not always a need for specific codes of conduct or regulating bodies. However, as healing continues to become more accessible and accepted by the mainstream with booking platforms such as Oh Holisticism, appropriate standards must follow.
Will these regulating bodies look like the Constitution or state medical boards? No, because we are in a new paradigm and era. Also, healing is an art, which cannot be restricted to a set of laws. I don’t know exactly what these standards will look like but definitely sense the need for something. Depending on the type of energy work, techniques are rooted in different systems and may come in many forms. In ancient yogic tradition for example codes of behavior were spoken and written in scripture: non-stealing, non-harming, non-hoarding, and more.
When people recount stories such as “a reader told me my boyfriend is going to cheat on me,” “a healer needs $350 to remove a spell,” “I felt emotionally violated by a shaman out in the woods during a plant medicine ceremony,” “this drunk girl tried to do Reiki on me at a restaurant,” etc., I think of a few things: 1. the experience was a learning lesson for the subject 2. the situation was karmic for the subject 3. researching and receiving trusted referrals is key, and finally 4. how can situations like these be regulated more effectively?
Everyone has free will to choose whatever facilitators he or she desires, but I think there could be a few more credibility checkpoints and resources for those seeking practitioners. One solution is trusted sources like Oh Holisticism. New World Native also has a useful system of reviews, referrals, insurance checks, and more.
With technology and the wide ranging availability of information and materials, a greater need for discernment rests on the individual. Public figures may have a “verified” badge on Facebook or Instagram, but ultimately one must assess and verify sources with their own research. Choice is in the individual.
Returning to the topic of energy healing and alternative wellness offerings, I believe an “ethical” healer works directly through and via the Creator embodying a vessel and channel for divine light and messages. If there is a certain amount of interference from the healer’s individual will, emotional, mental, energetic “stuff,” programs or complexes (the martyr, the fixer, the know it all), etc., the work may not be aligned with the subject’s greatest good. Nonetheless, the experience will have value and be a learning lesson, and more knowledge leads us to greater clarity and wisdom.
Here are some rules and ethos I follow:
Optimally prepare and keep yourself as clean, clear, and charged as possible.
Dissolve and move your will out of the way to let divine will radiate forth and flow.
Leave out the questioning mind. Here is an example of how that mind may talk during a reading: “Should I really say this? Maybe the person shouldn’t know. Should I say this? Maybe the person should know. How much or little detail should I give?”
Speak directly with the Creator for what to say or do. There is a flow, ease, and non-resistance with this method. You KNOW, you don’t need to think about it.
Always ask permission to work on someone and wait until a person approaches you for help. In some cases, you are divinely guided to reach out to help, but the question of “may I help you?’ should precede any involvement. I believe this is particularly important for the astral realm. Do not step into someone’s field without permission.
Observe, discern, and practice the best you know how.
Stick to methods that work but always be open to innovation and updates in your technique.
Educate yourself with schooling and teachers after researching which ones would be best for your growth and development.
Receive relevant and trusted certificates whenever possible.
The Golden Rule: One blanket rule, that encompasses all, is to surrender and follow divine will. You will be completely guided and led on what to do and say.***
***This last rule is all we need, but the rules above it are practical in getting to this golden rule!
Also the question is, what standards will arise that keep the realm balanced? Or, are none needed and do we let the field grow and take shape organically learning lessons along the way? I think there is a happy medium.
What healing or reading protocol do you follow? What do you think about the topic of healer ethics?