Consent and distant energy healing is a topic that all too often gets overlooked or is not fully understood. Obtaining informed consent for any energy healing is vital, and this includes distant energy healing. Distant energy healing describes any form of energetic action that tries to bring about change. This may consist of energy healing, intention, positive thoughts, prayer, visualisation etc.
Consent should be gained from any being you are working with such as humans, animals, plants etc. Without gaining informed consent, it is possible to cause significant energetic issues. This blog post aims to explain what informed consent is, why it is vital, how to gain consent and what to do if you do not have consent.
What Is Consent?
Consent means that informed permission has been given for an action to be taken. In order for consent to be valid, three key aspects must be obtained before consent can be seen as gained:
You must give all the information concerning what will be involved (procedures, systems used, energies used, intentions, benefits, and risks).
The decision to receive the distant energy healing must be given by the person directly. It must not be influenced by anyone or indeed they must not be pressured or confused into receiving the energy healing.
The person must be able to give consent and be fully aware of the information given to them and able to make an informed decision without any influence.
Consent permits action to take place. If you ever want to help someone that involves action or the willing for an outcome to change, then you must obtain informed consent.
If any of the above three aspects are not gained, then you do not have informed consent, and distant energy healing should not be given.
Why Is Consent Important?
Informed consent for distant energy healing is important as you run the very real risk of changing or controlling an outcome for someone else. When you do this without consent you may be projecting your own views about a situation and changing or controlling an outcome that suits your perception. This is very damaging for the person you are doing distant energy healing on as you have taken away their free will and could have prevented them from a very significant life lesson that could have profoundly changed their life. It is very easy to think that if someone is suffering that you must stop this and that that justifies not gaining consent. It does not. It is not up to you to define what suffering is or indeed what is appropriate for someone else to suffer.
As an example, Sam wants to help her friend Jane get over a messy divorce. Jane has suffered through the divorce and is very stressed, emotionally vulnerable, and in need of comfort and care. Sam is so concerned for Jane’s well-being that she does some distant energy healing for Jane without asking for consent. Sam thinks that the best way forward to heal Jane is to cut the cords between Jane and her ex-husband. She does this with the intention that Jane moves on and meets the love of her life and is never hurt by a man again.
What Sam did not realise is that Jane’s ex was the love of her life and that even though the relationship ended, it would have given Jane a profound life-altering experience once Jane was ready to work through what had happened. Jane had always suffered from low self-esteem and was heavily reliant on a man to give her support and meaning, which Sam was not aware. Ultimately, Sam had robbed Jane of the catalyst that could have transformed her life by increased personal power and her inner strength. Jane’s future has been changed, and not in a way that would have given her the learnings and growth she ultimately desired.
How Is Consent Given In Distant Energy Healing?
Consent must be given before any distant energy healing is provided, including using Reiki symbols. The most effective way to gain consent is when someone directly asks you for distant energy healing, and you meet the three requirements of consent that is mentioned above.
Sometimes someone can ask you for distant energy healing for someone else. It is still essential that you confirm someone's consent when working on a request for someone. Remember that working on behalf of someone still needs to meet the three aspects of what is required to gain consent. Often very well-meaning people can imply consent to energy healing on behalf of someone who has not given informed consent.
Surely Helping Someone Without Consent Is Better Than Doing Nothing?
It is essential not to be blinded by someone’s intense desire for you to help or by your desires to help someone. This is a widespread occurrence with lightworkers and genuinely caring and loving people. All too often the intense desire to help others blinds you of your need to gain consent.
This can be very subtle, so it is essential to be aware of what you want to achieve and desire at all times. This type of mastery is a vital skill of any lightworker as it prevents you from changing an outcome for someone without their consent. It is worth noting that the definition of black magic is where someone’s outcome is changed through your actions for your desires and wants.
It is ultimately not about your desire, but about the other person's consent to bring about change. By forcing your desire to help someone is fulfilling your desire rather than helping the person you wish to assist. It becomes all about you and not the actual needs of the person you want to help.
What Can I Do If I Can’t Get Informed Consent?
There will be times when informed consent can’t be gained. However, this does not mean you can’t do anything for that person. There are a number of ways that you can still assist someone.
If you are skilled enough, you can always gain informed consent by energetically connecting with the person you wish to assist. Once you connect you still need to obtain consent by meeting the three aspects of consent as mentioned above. As a course of practice, I do this with everyone I work with to ensure consent is fully gained and that we are all clear on what it is we are working towards. If you do not get consent for any reason or you are unsure if consent was gained, then do not do any energy healing.
Raise your vibration
If you have not been given consent or are unsure if you have it then the only thing you can do without forcing change on someone is to raise YOUR vibration.
You are an energy being who is one with all. This means that at this level you do not need to channel, send, try and change an outcome etc. At this level, you are whole and healed. When you raise your vibration you remember that you are an immensely powerful energy being who is one with all. This means the person you want to help is actually energetically you. The focus is on you and not anyone else, but this has a symbiotic effect on life around you. So by raising your vibration you actually raise the vibration of the person you want to assist. This is a very powerful way of assisting someone without having to send any energy.
Raising your vibration is done by focusing on love and compassion. It increases your vibration out of fear and energetic separation and reminds you of who you really are. It radiates out, and around you-you shine your light!
The High Vibration Maintenance Attunement aims to increase your vibration and may be of benefit is helping your increase and maintain high vibration energy.