This past month I began working with a client, who’s been having unexplained dizziness. Cranio-Sacral and Myo-Fascial techniques have been helping considerably, but it has been the more subtle techniques, such as Chakra Balancing and Reiki, that have opened up the awareness for both me, as healing practitioner, and for my client as to the deeper causes of her dizzy spells. The most significant observation has been the buzzing and intense vibrations around her 6th Chakra, also known as the Third Eye Chakra, which assists healthy function of the brain, ears, intuition, imagination, peace of mind, and intellect and thoughts.
My client has been noticing changes and improvement from her sessions with me (as a healer, I am a facilitator of her own body and mind’s healing ability, since true healing comes from within), but it was a message from an animal spirit in a dream that she had that has provided her with a key to open the door to the next stage of her healing. To sum it up, in her dream she dreamt about monkeys, and how they are abused for medical research for humans to only live a month longer. She asked me my insights on this dream, and as she was telling me about it, I thought (and then afterwards asked): what is she not seeing, hearing, and saying?
My client understood what that meant and saw it as a message to move forward on her research and writing a book about the metaphysical causes of illness – to “see,” “listen,” and “say/write” with and from her third eye, to use her insight, her understanding of perception beyond the physical realm of duality, and her mind and intellect to help others heal. This dream also reminded her of her childhood love of monkeys and of decorating her daughter’s baby room with monkeys. Her totem animal guide had returned, and was also telling her to make her work playful, child-like, and fun!
Monkeys are very active and playful animals, physically as well as mentally. We use the term “monkey mind” to explain the restlessness and wandering quality of our minds and thoughts. Our primate cousins are also very intelligent, and in Chinese astrology monkeys symbolize quick-wit, charm, adaptability, good luck, and a lot of movement. Monkeys are also very social and family oriented animals.
In Hindu mythology, we have Hanuman, the monkey god of great intelligence, knowledge, strength, and destroyer of demons. Hanuman also represents protection and swiftness, as well as swiftness of mind. Through his strength the wanderings of our minds and thoughts, the demons that arise from within, can be conquered.
The Monkey Symbolizes:
- Intellect and Wit
- Family Unity and Protection
- Adaptability and Changeability
- Wandering Physically and Mentally
- Strength to Focus the Mind and Develop Intuition
- Imagination and Playfulness