by Melanie Rankin
Reshma Shah is a certified Master ThetaHealing practitioner and instructor, offering life coaching, counseling, meditation and energy healing, along with certification classes and workshops, at her practice in Westfield, New Jersey.
How would you summarize what you do?
In this world, we are conditioned to dim ourselves and to live in lack. My passion is to help people realize that there is abun-dance, and that it is not outside—it is within ourselves.
What do you mean by “living in lack”?
We are all wounded inside. Yet we live in a world that programs the mindset that this less-than-whole state is acceptable. The moment that we know we are programmed and we set the intention to change, we begin to change our reality and shift from lack to abundance, from illness to health and from damaged self to empowered self.
What would make us realize that we are programmed?
I believe that when the soul is ready, solution arises. People may begin by questioning why certain things in their lives are not working out. They then look for answers by exploring new directions, such as meditation and energy or alternative healing.
How would you answer someone that is skeptical of energy healing?
Everything is energy. If the atoms of the human body were compressed, eliminating all of the space between the particles, we would be the size of a sugar cube.
How is it, then, that energy healing isn’t accepted as standard medical practice?
In many cases, it is. In Japan, for example, ThetaHealing works hand-in-hand with modern medicine, practiced before surgery as an additional tool for information. In the U.S., ThetaHealing is increasingly accepted in hospitals and nursing homes as a standard of care.
What is ThetaHealing?
ThetaHealing is a beautiful meditation technique in dream state that teaches us to access our theta brain waves to tap inward through our cellular system, at the micro and macro levels of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. It teaches us how to completely alter our reality from living it by default—in lack—to living it in abundance by co-creating with Creator. It allows us to clear our limiting beliefs and blocks and shift our reality into our developing desires and virtues.
Is ThetaHealing an adults-only practice?
I work with people of all ages, and I especially enjoy working with children. They are the pioneers of future generations and will be instrumental in bringing a better future. If children are taught at a younger stage how to choose with clarity, confidence and compassion, and how to be a co-creator as opposed to being a victim or living by default, they can move away from life detours, and it will be much easier for them to move to their highest potential.
It is also a powerful experience for families. Competition and rivalry often drive our families—and our communities—apart, and this comes from a mindset of lack. Sharing and caring come from a mindset of abundance, leading us to actively grow together and unite.
What would you recommend as a next step for anyone interested in learning more?
I always welcome phone calls if someone has questions. I also offer an introductory ThetaHealing class each month, which can be registered for on my website. This month’s class will be November 11.
Beyond the introduction, I offer many diverse workshops and classes each month. Some are stand-alone experiences and have no prerequisites, and others build upon the teachings of previous classes. For example, we have a new Intuitive Anatomy Seminar in January that will give a deeper understanding of how our organs and bodily systems react to our thought patterns and our surroundings. That seminar is open to anyone that has completed both the Basic and Advanced DNA workshops.
Are your offerings limited to group activities?
I feel that people can experience the maximum benefits of what I offer through one-on-one sessions, but I also realize that they may be more comfortable trying out the experience first, in a group setting. That’s why the introductory class can be very helpful. Everyone signing up at the introductory class also receives a gift certificate for a one-on-one session. If they are open minded, ready for a change and ready to shift their lives, I invite them to know that I am available through their journey of shifting their lives.