Losing your mind because of a break up? Are you trying to lose weight and can’t? Is there a calamity that you just can’t seem to move on from? Having a rough phase at work? If your response to any of those questions was ‘yes’, then all you need is a healing mantra.
Before you dismiss the idea and start calling me a quack-proponent, let me tell you that I was a sceptic too. My belief has always been straight forward—if you think positively, you don’t focus on negativity, thereby diminishing its value and eventually kicking it out of your life; if you do good, good will happen to you (not to say that tough times may not come about)—basically, the vibes you put out will be reciprocated. A lot like Newton’s Third Law, which says “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. This will find favour among those who participate in exercises such as affirmations too. However, healing is so much bigger and broader a category. It includes about 250 methods including the rather popular reiki that focuses on healing the chakras as well as the lesser-known concept of switch words.
When I spoke to Amrish Dudani of Mystic Lotus over the phone, he relayed a few anecdotes of how such healing methods work. I asked him if those were just coincidences. His response: “Possibly. But would you ever underestimate the power of something that makes you feel better?” He goes on to explain how some healers are like clairvoyants, while some are more like doctors (you tell them your symptoms and they find the best method to heal you), others still also take on roles such as lifestyle gurus or support systems. Amrish tells me I should give it a go. “Come to the healing festival with an open mind,” he suggests. What do I have to lose, right? The second edition of the healing festival, which is set to take place every few months, was held this August. Here, 30 healers congregated in Bandra to help hundreds of visitors unblock energies and help them achieve their uniquely personal goals. Most of the one-on-one sessions feel a bit like a tarot session minus the deck of tarot cards, like casual conversations with a friend over coffee minus the coffee. The workshops were equally intriguing—my favourites were the yoga sessions that highlighted breathing techniques for forgiveness or gratitude. Considering health—both, mental and physical—are at the heart of the festival, the organic and farmer’s markets were popular too, with a number of homegrown brands available at the fest.
If you’re even slightly intrigued—or are having money concerns—then this next is going to make you want to sign up. Mystic Lotus is hosting its first-ever “Money Telesummit” from October 1-9 (during Navratri). At this unique event, participants may connect over a call or the Internet. Along with the help of abundance rituals and sound therapy, participants can work towards clear and destroy blockages, thereby receiving money. Healers including Nidhu Satish Kapoor (Amrish’s partner at Mystic Lotus), Sharmee Divan, Vandana R Ashar, Radhika Rai, Chintan Dalal, Ashika Vyas, Dr Hiteshji Gurujee and Vasuda Arora will also be engaging participants in therapies such as chanting, access consciousness, family constellation, card readings as well as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
When: 1st to 9th October
Read more and Sign up: themysticlotus.com