Over the last couple of weeks, Nakis (founder of Jedi Resource Foundation), Rosalyn (founder of Order of Kyber) and myself have been running an initiative called “Jedi Community Action Network” or “Jedi-CAN” for short. It’s not really a new thing, Rosalyn came up with the idea about 7-8 years ago and she and I have off-and-on tried to get it off the ground. This year is different because we have more support than we ever have, and ideas are flooding in. And with Sarah’s help via Ashla Cafe, we’ve been able to start working on the first team: The Ashlanae Force.
All the teams are open-volunteer. What makes this one unique is that it is the only one which specifically relies upon the Force to help others. It’s the Distance Healing Team. On the surface, it seems simple enough, but in reality there are things Rosalyn & I found that we take for granted in terms of Responsibility as Force Healers, and today I want to address these points. Here are our 5 tips for being Responsible Force Healers.
1) You need to learn to self-discipline.
At the heart of all the tips I will be giving you, is discipline. Without it, you can get lost in the chaos, rendering yourself ineffective as a Force Healer.
2) You need to let go of your emotions.
We are not saying that you need to be an emotionless void. That’s not what the first line of the Jedi Code means, in fact there’s a reason that the alternative to the traditional code is “Emotion, yet peace”. That’s the aim: Peace. The most basic Jedi Code teaching is that our emotions can cloud our ability to do anything.
In our emotional states, we give what we think is needed, and that may or may not be appropriate to the person you are trying to help. Furthermore, your emotional energy mixing into your Force work can impact the person in a negative way, if you’re not careful.
3) You need to let go of your attachments.
One of the Missions we have done up to this point included the Surfside Condo Collapse. It feels cruel, and trust me I feel that way too, but as Jedi, we have to remember that the last line of the Jedi Code acknowledges that there is “Death, yet the Force” (or “There is no death, there is the Force”, if you prefer). This was particularly important to remember with regards to the collapse, because the people a Force Healer could have encountered may have been those whom were on the verge of death and needed comfort to transition. Our attachment to keeping people alive may increase their suffering, especially if the Force has already communicated to us that they are going to pass on before anyone can reach them. When we move to help, we have to trust what the Force tells us about the situation- not what our emotions or attachments want to see happen.
4) Consider attending a live Healing.
Even if you have all 3 above nailed down, we never fully know our responses to the very specific situations we may find ourselves in. Sometimes we don’t know how attached or emotional we really are. Being in the room with someone who is trained in mysticism that can lead you out in an abnormal situation can prove invaluable.
5) Have a glass of water available.
Energy work can take a lot out of you, especially if you’re giving it all you’ve got. It’s not unheard of for practitioners to feel dehydrated afterwards.
Oftentimes we talk about about the Code and the Compass in a practical way, but we forget that they are both also useful tools to inform our ethics in terms of using the Force.
Exercise: Review this article against the Jedi Compass & Code and identify which tenets it discusses, and why you feel it’s important to be aware of each tenet in your own Force Practice.