What are Devas? And Deva Communion Healing?
Deva is from a Sanskrit word, meaning “shining ones.” They are similar to what we call angels.
“For every blade of grass, there is an angel that whispers, “Grow, grow!”–the Talmud
Every person now alive, from every corner of the world, has ancestors that knew about these whispering angels. However, most of us have forgotten. (See On Talking With Trees to help remember.) There were different names for these angels and for the tiny beings under them: fairies, sprites, elves, nature spirits, little people, lukumi, orisha, yosei. If you are lucky, your grandmother or even parents mentioned them to you. Or you have known them as guides and companions, sources of inspiration or wisdom.
I call them Devas. All around the world, we clothe these vast angelic presences and tiny helpers in our imaginations. And we create stories about them, and about the “little people”. The little people help Devas to create what we see as Nature.
Devas also guide and direct the life of our body. Even our organs have a Deva that knows how it can function best. It whispers, “Heal, transform!”
How does this fit with science?
All parts of our body display consciousness, as if each is listening to that whisper. Even immune cells show intelligence. Every thought triggers multiple events throughout the body, especially in the brain, neurons and immune system. (The Life of a Thought in the Brain.) We add meaning to the thought. Our meaning comes from our personal history and associations. And these trigger memories that determine our brain-body’s response. So when we have thoughts of loving kindness, it can bathe every cell with benefit.
Health practitioners know that our bodies have the intelligence to heal. From a small cut, to a broken leg, our bodies know what to do. We also know that emotional wounds respond to love. Taken a step further, when we accept our feelings, we can transform them. And another step: when we send love, compassion and gratitude to areas of our body that hurt, or store painful emotions, we activate that intelligence and life force to heal. We bring peace to our life.
We then see how our stories change.
How do our stories affect our health?
Our thoughts and beliefs influence our digestion, heart rate, immune system, mood, and strength. Even more, they affect how every cell communicates. We know this from research in such fields as psychoneuroimmunology and the neuroscience of relationships. Also from the far-reaching health benefits of mindfulness meditation. And the astonishing rapport of the “gut-brain axis”.
Because we can gain power over our thoughts, we can consciously co-create our bodies and lives. Right now, most of what we have created is unconscious. But we can rewrite metaphors such as “he/ she/ it is such a pain in the neck” or, “I feel stuck.” so that they serve our healing. Sometimes we are forced to rewrite them, because our lives stop working in the old way. The new pain science—the biopsychosocial model of pain—engages the brain to change by changing the story we create. I use similar principles to help you heal.
What is Deva Communion Healing?
Private session are usually on the phone. First I listen to your history. Next, I use body mapping and anatomy, body metaphors and movement to zero in on the issue. I tune into your body’s innate wisdom to communicate and send love to muscles, joints, and other tissues. As I sense tissue changes, I give you feedback about your focus. I then teach you to breathe love, acceptance, forgiveness, and gratitude to activate your body’s intelligence in the direction of better health.
Finally, I give you exercises to continue at home to increase your sense of empowerment. Your experience will change. You will have a new story.
I thus support your growth into becoming your own “Body Whisperer”.
These sessions can be scheduled for remote healing via phone or video calls, or in person, in my Portland, Oregon office.
Please feel free to call with questions. Schedule an in person session or a remote healing session from firstname.lastname@example.org.