I have a weird connection to this book.
I've recommended it many times over the years, because there's something quite charming about it.
It's hard to say what that is, because, at first glance, Energy Secrets features much of the same information found in countless other new age books : auras, chakras, detoxing, space clearing...
I suppose it is the context I love.
It's author, Alla Svirinskaya, is a fifth generation Russian energy healer, and the family "secrets" she's passing on here seem so very witchy(!) to me.
I love that many of her favorite healing modalities have been handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter and so on...
I also love the glimpse she offers into the mixed bag that is old school Russian culture.
Of course- some of her advice is also very good! I say "some", because I haven't taken it all.
For example, she spends a lot of time outlining an intense four week cleansing program for your liver, colon and kidneys. I can't vouch for the effectiveness of that, as I basically skipped it & went straight for the instant gratification of things like drinking healing clay, hydrotherapy, and a bedtime egg ritual.
The book is written for someone who is unfamiliar with energy healing, and so it describes the basics of auras & the chakra system in great detail. I was already familiar with these things, but I enjoyed her take on them none-the less.
In fact- the whole book makes for an enjoyable read, whether you apply the techniques or not.
I think it's so interesting to read about someone else's practice, especially a highly regarded energy healer with a world renowned reputation and a rich cultural lineage...
★ "In Russia, we have made earth into a cult - 'Mother - Raw Earth'. There is a very old custom that when you travel on a long journey, you take a scoop of earth from the place where you live with you. The belief is that it will cure you of any sorrow or nostalgia." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "If you want to take control of your health and well-being, it is essential to understand your own energy system." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "It is impossible to create positive and healthy energy in a house full of clutter, dirt and dust. Clutter negatively affects our psyche and drains human life energy." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "We all have our own frequency and that frequency can change throughout our lives. Depending on what you learn in life, your frequency can become finer or denser." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "We are naturally drawn to people whose frequencies are harmonious with our own." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "We always have a choice- whether to engage in energy exchange or not. Just because another person is standing next to you does not mean that their energy should cross or interact with yours." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "Russian energy healers praise salt for it's magical qualities, believing that it possesses a supernatural ability to absorb all energy impurities. Consequently, salt is used in many healing ceremonies as a tool to ward off negative energies and entities." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "An intrinsic part of Russian life is what we call banya - our wonderful steam baths. Water (both in it's watery state and as steam) has always been used as a therapeutic tool." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "In Russia, as much as we love the heat of the banya, we also love the cold! Our country can be cold, very cold, but we do not avoid this extreme of temperature, but rather revel in it's health-giving benefits." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "It may come as a surprise to you, but cold and ice can be perhaps the most powerful way of rejuvenating your body and mind." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "Endorphins are nature's universal painkillers and antidepressants. They calm you when you are over-excited and give you a boost when you're feeling emotionally depressed. Unlike drugs, however, they never disturb your perception of reality. They bring you into emotional balance." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "In Russia we have a long tradition of using bee products for health... One of the nost delicious ways of using honey is in sbitin. There are many ancient recipes for this famous Russian drink, which is over a thousand years old." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "Food affects not only our physical health, but also our emotional and mental well-being." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "In Russia, grain symbolises life, and we recognise that it is full of valuable vitamins and enzymes. It needs careful handling so we tend to cook our grains following (a special) method." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "It is especially beneficial to eat grains that have been sprouted. This is because a sprouted grain becomes a protein rather than a carbohydrate and so the energy of sprouted grains is much higher than ordinary grain." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "Work with nature: food that grows in the season which it was intended to grow is ideal for our health. Nature is clever: cooling salad crops in summer; heavy root vegetables in winter when we need warmth and bulk." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "When we have love in our life, it neutralizes all the negative emotions and energies inside and around us. Love gives a deep cleansing to all layers of our aura." -Alla Svirinskaya
★ "Everyone has a life task, which has been selected individually, just for them. This task may be difficult but it won't be impossible- nobody is given more than they can handle." -Alla Svirinskaya
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