I am an empath, so I naturally and often unknowingly sense the energy and emotions of other people and think it is my energy or emotions – weird eh?. I can absorb this energy and emotion as though it is my own. Using rattles every morning helps me clear myself from energy and emotion that is not mine. I first found out about the usefulness of using rattles from this video by Dr. Michael Smith.
I suspect that using rattles could be useful for people who aren’t empaths but have stored up negative, destructive or nervous energy or emotions they want to release. I bought two rattles, similar to these, put in earplugs and shake them around every area of my body. While doing so, I recite several of the names of God. This is not a Baha’i ritual, but just a way of multi-tasking I made up to be more time-efficient. I always notice that I feel shivers on my body, especially on my back, and after a couple of minutes, I no longer feel shivers.
Dr. Michael Smith also recommends using a tuning fork. I did some research online about it and found Omnivos tuning forks were highly recommended. Unweighted tuning forks are good for clearing the energy field most people, except empaths apparently, have around their bodies. Weighted tuning forks are more useful for aches and pains in the body. Omnivos’s website has many educational articles and videos about tuning forks.
I use the unweighted tuning forks similar to the rattles. I pick up two different unweighted tuning forks, one in each hand, strike them on a hockey puck, then wave them around the various parts of my body. Like with the rattles, I notice I have shivers at first, which go away after a couple of minutes or so. To my thinking, the disappearance of these shivers is a sign that the tuning forks and rattles are doing something positive.
As with the EMDR, I have wanted to research more about these topics before blogging on them, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Since these help me and don’t take too much time, I thought this information might be helpful for people trying to cope with various stresses during this COVID-19 crisis.