‘Come and see’ at holistic fair

2017-12-12 06:01
Reiki practitioner Priscilla Maart is one of the organisers of the Mitchell’s Plain holistic fair.PHOTO: Samantha Lee

Reiki practitioner Priscilla Maart is one of the organisers of the Mitchell’s Plain holistic fair.PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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A new initiative aimed at introducing Mitchell’s Plain residents to holistic healing will host its second event this weekend.

The Mitchell’s Plain holistic fair, in conjunction with Alliance Francaise (the French embassy in Portlands), will hold the second fair at the embassy on Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00.

The event will include a children’s corner, Indian head massage, oracle card reading, health foods, a zen garden, zero-state therapy and reflexology.

The launch took place on Saturday 4 November with a pensioner selling home-grown spices, organic soaps, angel card readings, pendulums and ­zumba.

The initiative was requested by Alliance Francaise and is arranged by Carla and Priscilla Maart.

“The fairs will take place every first Saturday of the month, except for January,” Priscilla Maart says.

She has had a personal experience with the benefits of reiki.

She had fallen down the stairs of a double-decker bus and hit her neck. She believed she was fine, until six years later when she experienced paralysis.

She lived this way for several years before a property agent offered to take her to a chiropractor.

“We did not know about chiropractors at that time, but he practised reiki and he alined my spine. Before him I had about five doctors treating me and they could not tell me what was wrong. Only after seeing this doctor, I realised it was that injury that was the cause,” she says.

“I have been healing since 2005. I reaped a lot of benefits from it. No-one could tell me what was wrong and I had to bargain with God. I said: ‘God, if you heal me, use me to heal others.’”

Her paralysis was as a result of a pinched nerve and has been completely healed through reiki and reflexology, she says.

“I have also witnessed a lot of treatments where healing took place,” she says.

Her journey of self-discovery aided her interest in energy healing.

“People tend to focus on the physical and they forget they have two bodies. They have the physical and their spiritual or energy body also known as your aura,” she says.

She adds that not many people know that they can learn to heal their own bodies through their aura, just by knowing what their energy bodies consist of.

“You can learn the art of healing and you can become your own doctor, if you have the tools,” she says.

“We are not saying that holistic healing must replace your Western medicine. It is complementary to medication and it helps people heal quicker.”

She says there are no workshops in the area.

The fair is a platform for people to experience various aspects of holistic ­healing.

“Come and break away from your stressful environment and step into a healing space,” she says.

Entry to the fair is free, but treatments and goods may be charged for. She invites all who would like more information to attend the fair and see what it is about.

“Come and see what treatments are available. People go out of Mitchell’s Plain and we have our own qualified practitioners here,” she says.

Holistic therapy is natural and there is no medication involved, she says.

“Reiki is a spiritually-guided therapy. I am just a channel. I don’t give you anything. It is divine energy and I open myself up to be of service to you. I make myself available to our creator so it is out of my hands, but I am skilled to know what type of problem is in your aura,” she says.

“Sometimes people look to medication when all they need is to go into a quiet place. That is when God speaks to us. We need guidance from God and the angels; without that we are nothing.”

Holistic healing is also ideal for children, she says, and this is what prompted the addition of a children’s corner at the next fair.

She adds that what you put out into the world affects others, including your children, which could affect them ­socially.

“Healing is not just for adults. Our children also have stress and issues. Children should also come for therapy, especially special needs children, because they need relaxation. We all need relaxation. When your body is in a relaxed state, that is when you heal,” says Maart.

She says that any other healers or practitioners who want to join are welcome to get involved.

V For more information call Priscilla Maart on 081 745 2358.

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