During yoga teacher training, one of my instructors was Jerry Becker, 'Energy Healing Director'. Upon meeting Jerry, he had me stand in a group hug with my fellow trainees (all of whom I had also just met) and had us “OM” together.as we had one hand on our hearts and one hand on the back of the person next to us, symbolizing unity and togetherness and the start of our journey together.
I was not amused.
I felt uncomfortable, weird and ready to leave. This was the part of teacher training that I had least interest in. I was there for the anatomy, the postures, the breathing. I was there to find out why I felt so much better mentally and physically since I had started yoga.
I received an email during month two, informing me that Jerry was going to lead us through a “Self-Chakra Clearing" and talk about the “Energy System”. It was suggested that we eat lightly. Meh.
I glanced at the homework and read words like “Bubbling Well” and “You are a multidimensional energetic being”. Double meh.
I am still in awe of what happened that Sunday afternoon. Jerry sat at the front of the room and had us all sit down on our mats for a “Self-Chakra Clearing”. He had us place our hands in various positions as we visualized different colors, listened to him chant tones and tried to feeling a “clearing”.
I had no idea what he was talking about, but I was sitting in a room with a dozen other people who seemed to be into it. I had learned enough on my yoga journey to keep an open mind. I decided to participate fully.
When we got to the space of the heart, my world changed. I started crying huge, silent tears. All of the work I had done to that point, moving my body, eating healthier and removing toxic habits had cleared me enough to clear again. Because that’s what life is, clearing, raising, clearing, lifting. If you don’t clear, you stagnate. If you don’t clear, there isn’t room for anything new.
Thinking of that moment often makes me tear up, even though I have told this story countless times. A man I was so reluctant to learn from ended up teaching me how to heal my energetic heart. A heart I didn't even know I had.
I have cleared and lifted uncountable times since then. Because I am a multidimensional energetic being :)
Jerry Becker, thank you. From the entirety of my continually healing heart.