Today I am delighted–thrilled beyond words–to share energetic space with Jennifer Mannion!
I had the privilege of meeting Jenny a few years ago while we were both attending the New Moon Expo. While getting to know each other, we found that our paths and interests were quite similar. Jennifer is the author of a complimentary eBook “How to Heal Pain Naturally” –a message that resonates strongly because I study and practice healing naturally (first in my own life, then with others).
As the day unfolded, we were delighted to learn that we both enjoy belly dancing – really how many belly dancing, energy healers are there in World? – and we bonded through laughter while shopping for groceries in a town neither of us were familiar with, to prepare dinner for people we “didn’t know”.
Jenny is one who lives her message and that inspires me to live mine.
Jennifer Mannion found her passion for healing after healing herself of several chronic diseases. Jennifer is now an Intuitive Healer on all levels, inner peace and empowerment utilizing her tools of energy and akashic work as well as mind and body mentoring. www.jennymannion.com
(photo credit: http://jasonsextonphotography.com )
Joy: Thank you, Jenny, for sharing energetic space today. May you share with us a bit about your vision for your site…the feel and the message?
Jennifer: First – thanks for having me Joy! I am really grateful to be here and always love any interaction with you!
My website and my vision as an alternative healing practitioner is all about our unlimitedness of being. Just as I was ill and healed myself – all of us have come across situations in our life which seemed insurmountable.
We all have an inner strength and inner healer and Higher Wisdom to draw from. In connecting with our soul and our true us we can unlock the unlimited potential within us. One where life is in flow and ease and our greatest dreams our realized.
Joy: I had the pleasure of meeting you and spending time together. Even though we had just met, there was lots of laughter—the lose-your-breath-tears-roll-down-your-face kind of laughter that is a gift. It was absolutely refreshing and energizing, thank you! May I ask, when you are spending time with someone, what is it that lights your heart?
Jennifer: I LOVED our time together Joy! Reflecting on it always makes me smile. I remember clearly your healing ability to bring joy to people simply by saying a few kind words.
Those are the kinds of things that do light my heart. Being with people who are consciously WITH me and us both feeling that connection. Laughing and talking consciously with someone – whether it is deep soul level conversations or about the silliness of our humanness.
Joy: What do you feel is your ultimate purpose? And, what inspires you as you create and connect?
Jennifer: I feel my ultimate purpose is to have people connect to their soul and love themselves unconditionally. To FEEL the power in that and in knowing life IS meant to be FUN!
I do that in many ways as I love so many forms of healing. LOVE inspires me. The love I feel for my kids, my clients, my friends, my family and for each person I am lucky enough to connect with. Wayne Dyer once said EACH person that comes into our life can teach us something.. when you begin to live life like that – it sure is a whole different world.
Joy: In your about page, you state “I am passionate about helping my clients discover their unlimited potential and power.” May you share with us what would you consider is the source of your power?
Jennifer: I consider my Higher Self and connection with my soul the source of my power. Of course I can get as distracted with the 3rd dimensional world and things that come up as anybody. I just don’t STAY there anymore.
We always have a choice in how we will react and interact. The more we connect with our soul which ALWAYS offers unconditional love – the more we can move into our power, release fear and recognize our unlimited potential.
Joy: When doubt surfaces (does doubt surface) what resources do you rely upon as you continue to create?
Jennifer: Yep doubt surfaces alright sometimes – I am still human. ;-) I am actually comfortable with limiting beliefs when I find them because now I KNOW they are just a program I am used to repeating to myself. MOST times I have absolutely no belief in them consciously but they will replay because they have been there under the surface for so long. UNLESS I am conscious enough to call them out they will cause doubt and all kinds of negative emotions.
Some of my favorite tools and resources are meditation, walks in nature and journaling. Reflection and also that connection to my Higher Self and truly HEARING what I have been telling myself, understanding why, making peace with it, forgiving myself and moving on – are hugely powerful for carrying me past the doubt and into that state of peace once again.
Joy: Part of your personal story is a “healing from Dis-ease”. May you share a little with us about that journey?
Jennifer: I was chronically ill for over 6 years and in chronic pain for the better part of that. I had several diagnoses and the prognosis was bleak… chronic pain for the rest of my life and a wheelchair was being predicted.
I had believed I was doing all I could by going to doctors and getting more advice but I was in actuality perpetuating the illnesses by actually BECOMING my diseases. Whatever the doctors would predict – would happen.. blood clot – check, pain getting worse – yup!
Seeing the movie “The Secret” opened my mind to a new way of thinking. I didn’t think. “I can heal myself”. BUT I did know I could make myself feel a WHOLE lot better than I had been feeling.
There were 2 quotes from that movie and my studies immediately following that changed me. The body is 99.999% new every 11 months – new cells are always being created. WHERE your thoughts and emotions are contribute to those cells being made.
Well – I and the doctors had been repeating the message of how sick I was for almost 7 years – it was time I tried to create some HEALTHY cells.
The second was gratitude. When you feel like you have the flu every day for years it can be PRETTY challenging to find things to be grateful for. I switched that up quickly.. I had my kids, my family, my friends, a roof over my head. Within 3 weeks of changing my thoughts, emotions and reading all I could find on the mind/body connection and the Law of Attraction – I was off medications and felt the best I had felt in over 10 years! I have some other methods I used and they are all included for free on my website in my original ebook when people subscribe to my site.
Joy: You have recently authored an eBook “Chakras: Guidance, Healing and Illumination: Poems for Discovering Balance.” May you share with us a bit about this book…the overall message and the process for incorporating this message into our lives?
Jennifer: When I began reading Carolyn Myss’s book, “Anatomy of the Spirit” and learning about the chakras I had a pretty profound moment. I heard “write poems on each so that people can truly understand their power”.
Well that was about 4 years ago. Writing each has been quite the journey and has led me through healing in each one. I started with the first chakra and would learn all I could about it. Studying from Myss, Cyndi Dale and any other writings I could find on them. I would immerse myself in one and after a few weeks a poem would emerge – usually in one or two sittings.
When I heard about chakras I remember thinking they sounded foreign or like something “hard to learn”. When I began studying them I realized HOW MUCH SENSE they made. That the chakras was our body’s way of communicating dis-ease to us sometimes WAY before it became disease.
Since healing I very rarely get ill. When I do, I look to the chakras to see what is out of balance and how I can bring it BACK to balance before any physical symptoms get worse.
The overall message is the power of learning about the chakras. Our body DOES tell us when we are not aligned emotionally and physically and when we learn how to listen and know how to bring it back into balance – we become more empowered and life becomes more in flow.
Each chakea poem describes what part of the body the chakra relates to, what emotional and physical illnesses relate to it, what it looks like if it is under or over active and ways to bring it into balance. My goal was to explain these as simply as possible.
Joy: In the title, you mention ‘balance’–may you share with us, what is the meaning and feel of balance to you? May you recommend one step for a reader who feels “imbalanced”, as related to this message?
Jennifer: Balance to me means not excessive or under-active in relation to the chakras. For example the heart chakra is the 4th chakra. Not surprisingly the heart chakra relates to love, relationships and self love. Someone that has an under active 4th chakra can be very critical of themselves and others. They may feel depressed and have a lack of loving relationships. Someone who has an over active heart chakra may be totally focused on other people and their relationships with them instead of their own relationship with themselves. They may also be giving to the EXTREME.
There are several ways to bring this into balance and knowing and noticing it is out of balance is the first and most crucial step. There are affirmations, yoga poses, foods, crystals, herbs and more that help bring chakras into balance. My ebook is all about sharing that information.
Joy: In the “Acknowledgments” section you state: “Each (poem) held their own healing; and sometimes it was not so pretty.” So often, healers focus on the “positive aspects” of the process, so for example, in my own life, when the process felt incredibly messy and raw, I was surprised.
May you share with us the gist of an example of the “not so pretty” as you experienced it? (My intention for sharing is not to amplify pain, but to reflect an understanding; when we share this feel, others are less overwhelmed when they experience it.)
Jennifer: Ah yes there were definitely some “not so pretty” moments. ;-) Healing DOES come with those! Whenever we truly SEE patterns, habits or ways of thinking and being it can be scary and also cause us to not feel so good about ourselves. The key is in knowing that IN KNOWING AND SEEING there is POWER!
When I was working on my 5th (Throat) chakra poem for example a lot came up about how I was NOT good at speaking up for myself. I saw patterns and people that I had allowed to be a significant part of my life that I was afraid os “speaking my truth” to.
To truly heal this I needed to begin to speak those truths which was very scary and new for me. I also had to forgive myself for not “knowing any better” before.
I love Deepak’s quote, “We are all doing the best we can from our own state of consciousness”. It is very important during the healing process not to judge ourselves harshly for our past but to be GRATEFUL to ourselves for taking notice and a stand to create a new future!
Joy: May you share with us, as you receive feedback from the book, is there anything that “surprises” you about the messages…a resonance or depth that you might not have expected?
Jennifer: I guess what has surprised me the most is people that are reporting healings and deep “knowings” from reading the poems.
In writing them – it was my intention to inform people. It is beautiful to me that some of these can resonate so deeply that they are creating profound experiences and changes in people’s lives. I am deeply grateful!!
Joy: Thank you so much for sharing! In closing, is there anything you would like us to know about you, your vision, your voice?
Jennifer: My vision is for people to love themselves and to come into their own power.
We all have inner healing abilities and always have access to incredible power.
I have a passion for trying to intuitively find the spark that allows my clients to light their own fire of passion, healing, worth, self love and power. I never feel “I am healing “ someone but feel all healing comes from within.. sometimes we just have forgotten how to go about it. This chakra ebook is a tool people can use to find their way back.
Joy: And, my last question for all interviews in 2013. Please answer this question: If someone “really knew me”, they would know these two things about me:
Jennifer: If someone REALLY knew me they would know I am a real huggy and affectionate person – my friends, my kids (though they’d say they don’t like it). ;-)… no one is safe from Jenny hugs!
People that know me well also know that it is my passion to help others and that I try to be and act “from love” every chance I get. Everyone deserves love and it can be shown so simply as I saw you do Joy. A smile, a small deed or a few kind words can go a long way to changing someone’s day. I try to live from that space!
Joy: Thank you, Jenny.
Jennifer: Thank YOU Joy. It was a pleasure to connect again. You continue to be an inspiration to me. Sending you much love and HUGE Jenny hugs!!! xoxo I look forward to the next time I get to see you in person and ANY interaction we have!
Jennifer has so generously gifted this site with a complimentary copy of her eBook “Chakras: Guidance, Healing, and Illumination- Poems for Discovering Balance” (available as a PDF download).
Each reader who leaves a comment addressing the question below will be entered in a drawing. The winner will be randomly chosen Sunday June 2, 2013 at 9p (PDT).
**The winner of the raffle is Trina!**
Question for you dear reader: May you share with us what is the meaning and feel of the concept of “balance”? And, is there a practice you use to cultivate the meaning and feel in your life?
Thank you, Jennifer! Thank you, dear reader!
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Unravel. Unfurl. Unfold.
Registration for Illuminate Your Heart Whispers: 30 Love Prompts that invite you to open your heart and move into new energetic spaces of creation and connection, closes May 31, 2013. This is the last session of Illuminate in 2013.