Johnny Burke-: Welcome to Closer To Venus, I’m Johnny Burke. Today’s guest is Renu Arora. She is an energy healer and author who works to release emotional baggage trapped within the subconscious mind. Today, we’re going to be talking about how she went from thinking energy healing was “woo-woo” nonsense to actually writing the book, The Energy Healing Bible. Renu, welcome to the program.
Renu Arora: Thank you so much for having me.
Johnny Burke-: Woo-hoo nonsense you say?
Renu Arora: Absolutely.
Johnny Burke-: Well, not so long ago I thought all this stuff was nonsense as well. And here we are. So,
Renu Arora: Here we are.
Johnny Burke-: what prompted you to follow the path to become an energy healer?
Renu Arora: It wasn’t direct, it was kind of a long twisty windy road, before I got into this, I was a dietician. I had a bachelor’s in biochemistry- I was on a trajectory to be a doctor and all that stuff like real science, and as I said, I didn’t believe in any of this stuff. Despite my I’m calling it woo-woo and, disbelieving, I always had an open mind. So I encountered various people in succession who gradually were able to show me different things that I kind of went, oh, how did that work?
Johnny Burke-: it’s kind of interesting though. So you went from being from the science background to all the way at the other end of the spectrum then.
Renu Arora: Oh, yeah.
Johnny Burke-: Many scientists don’t believe in any of this, because it’s not tangible. It reminds me of a lot of these people in this space that are attempting to bridge the gap between science and spirituality and energy healing, since we are all energy anyway- at least that’s what I’m told. That has a lot to do with that. Doesn’t it?
Renu Arora: Yeah. Well, it’s interesting. You said it’s not tangible, and the thing is ,I was shown muscle testing, which is very much tangible. Because everything’s energy, everything has a frequency, everything, energy vibrates. Everything that’s made of atoms have electrons flying around them and those electrons are, are vibrating and everything has a different shape. So electrons vibrate a little differently. So literally everything has a different frequency or a different energy signature, or however you want to frame it.
As we are being sent energy, we don’t actually respond to its physical appearance or presence. So I’ll use a food, for example, like when a person is reacting to a food, like if they have a food intolerance, it’s not like my body I would have to take in an apple and, and the immune system would see the physical form of apple and then say, “oh, this is bad for me.” It actually responds to the energy of the apple long before, like it recognizes apple frequency. If your body likes something, if it resonates with something, if it says, “yes, that’s good for me, or I know what that is. I know how to process it. I know how to deal with it.” It will quite literally make your body stronger.
Muscle testing is done through sort of opposing strength. If you bring in something that body likes, their arm will become stick solid. But if you bring in something that it doesn’t like, suddenly I would become weak as a kitten, like I couldn’t hold my arm up. And that’s wild- that is as tangible as it gets. Just bringing something into your energy field will change you.
Johnny Burke-: Your previous work of being a dietician; what was the bridge between that and you developing your own healing modality? I believe it’s called ART.
Renu Arora: A R T. So this is where everything sort of comes to a head after I was convinced this stuff works. . So you can actually use muscle testing to talk to your subconscious You can use it to ask yes. And no questions because the truth, yes, will make you strong. No will make you weak. So by using yes and no questions and lists of emotions, you could actually ask the subconscious yes and no. You have a problem with this food? Is there emotion underneath here? Did something happen? Finding emotional trauma, that directly links to the problem you’re hanging on to.
I had a client who had a whole whack load of food intolerance. He probably has 40 that his body was reacting to. You can only integrate so many frequencies into the body at one time. You can’t do 40. And so I said to him, “Hey, well, I just learned this new technique. Would you be interested in, in trying it out? ” He was like, “Yeah, sure, why not? “So I pull out my notes from this, this practitioner and I start just reading off. Okay. I pulled out a vial of dairy and I asked, this guy’s subconscious,” is there a root, like an emotional root cause to your problem with dairy? “And I almost fell off my chair when his muscles went, yes, seriously. ‘”Okay, let’s find out what happened.” . So I literally had a sheet full of emotions on it. And it literally pointed me to two emotions sitting on my page, anger and resentment. Let’s find when this happened. We got age 25, who was involved? That was the year he was getting married. And he was vegetarian. His fiancé’s family was non vege. So he had to tell his mother he was going to start eating meat.
So they had a massive argument over that one. So there was still lingering anger and resentment hurt even though he says, ” you know, that was ages ago. I’ve pretty much forgot.” when I said anger was like an argument with your mom at the age of 25, he knew exactly what I was talking about. So he hadn’t forgotten it. His subconscious was pushing that to the surface. It was ready. It wanted to let it go. Well, imagine the subconscious is going, “Hey you, what does that burger make you think of? “Possibly the argument with your mom over this food?
Johnny Burke-: It sounds like a sense memory exercise, almost that actors use where they tried to remember what an orange peel feels like or something like that. Certain things remind them of certain situations.
Renu Arora: I’m not sure about what actors do, but this is his subconscious saying, there’s something wrong about meat. He didn’t connect it to the argument with his mom, the, the emotional trauma that had to go.
Johnny Burke: What would you call your healing modality, if someone were to stop you at a convention or in an elevator and say, what do you do? How would you describe ART?
Renu Arora: It’s the accelerated release technique. I think of it as two things put together, number one, it’s like hypnosis, but you’re awake for it. So you get right to the right, to the subconscious, right. To the root cause and figure out what it’s hanging on to. the other part of it, it’s like counseling, but on speed.
So think about typical counselors. Let’s say you come in with anxiety, they’ll say, well, tell me about your childhood and let’s talk about this and let’s talk about that and hopefully stumble upon the connection that the emotion, the trauma, whatever it is that they’re hanging on to. That can take months.
Johnny Burke-: So this is quicker,
Renu Arora: Yeah. so basically, I get to go, “Hey subconscious, I see you got anxiety. You want to tell me where it started? And it goes, “oh, you mean over here when we were eight years old, and this is what happened.?” So you get to skip all the fact-finding and, and the hunting and the searching, and you go right to the root cause.
Now we get to the fun stuff, like the additional techniques that I’ve developed. I started to interact with other healers and learn from them and find out what they do. And, and every single time I found a new healer, a new modality, new anything I would take from it. I would find the gem that I could pull into my modality.
Johnny Burke-: Have any of these modalities influenced you; past life regression, shamanism ?
Renu Arora: Oh, all of the stuff. shamanism.
Johnny Burke-: When I think of energy healers, I think of shamans and every time I asked the question, okay, you’re a healer. What does that have to do with shamanism? It’s usually a lot because that’s one of the ancient traditions, right?
Renu Arora: So in the very beginning, it was more like counseling, the stuff that you could rationalize. Then you pull in things like the Akashic Records and past lives. we are impacted by our past lives. I have had clients who, their current problems right now are, are results of past life trauma that hadn’t been healed. So I remember a very simple one she was particularly intuitive, and she would get visions and ideas so she could see things. She had wrist pain and as we were doing some work on her, she had this vision of herself as a black slave in Africa, or something like that with her arms and her risks in chains.
Johnny Burke-: Was this during of your sessions or is this one of her memories?
Renu Arora: It was during the session, a memory popped in. It was like, okay, we’re getting that. There’s something past life here. And she went, “oh my God, I know what it is”. That doesn’t happen all the time. But in her case, we realized we had to heal the trauma of her being in chains. Usually when I find that there’s some past life thing going on, I’ll ask the subconscious, do we need to know what it is? Is there a lifetime that this client has access to or not? And, and there will be times it goes. Yeah, this client knows what it is. And so that’s when I’ll ask them, “hey, do you have a recurring dream? A recurring daydream where you kind of know it’s you, but it’s not you?” if I’ve been prompted by the subconscious to say yes, this person knows, they’ll say, yeah, there’s this image, this experience that just comes to the surface now and again, and I can’t seem to shake it. So that’s past life trauma, that’s still unresolved. It’s like a piece of your soul is stuck in that alternate experience. And it is trying to break through to this lifetime in order to be healed. So past life, for sure. One of wildest things that’s become part of what I’ve been doing is dealing with spirit guides. So guardian angels and spirit guides, spirit guides are laugh and a half, man. They have so much influence on us. I had no idea.
Johnny Burke-: When you came from being a dietician to this world of energy healing, because you do come from a scientific background, it’s good for a lot of us that are listening are starting to grasp the concept that energy can actually be measured. The commonplace belief from the scientific community is that there’s not a consensus that it can be measured, but that’s probably changing. So did you actually expect to encounter things like spirit guides and guardian angels?
Renu Arora: No way. My modality developed precisely because I don’t have super intuitive gifts. It’s been a process of picking things up like, there’s all these puzzle pieces out there and I’m just picking one up one at a time and going, oh, here’s where it belongs. I am not clairvoyant. I’m not clairaudient. I’m not clairsentient, I just kind of have a gut feeling. Early on I actually was partnering with another healer who was extraordinarily intuitive. So I’d be, we’d be building part of the modality together. She always knew the next piece. Because she was so intuitive, she could just ask and get the answer and she didn’t need to have a process. She didn’t need a flow chart to follow. So I’ve had to learn everything and figure out everything.
Johnny Burke: Are you talking about the different modalities, like past life regression and all the other stuff that that is within the metaphysical realm? Or are you talking about more-
Renu Arora: More learning a process for everything. Like learning. How do you deal with a past life? If a spirit guide popped in, what is the process to deal with that? A spirit guide typically wants one of a number of things, and this is weird for me. They either are apologizing to you for something ,or asking for forgiveness, or they themselves need some healing or support or they’ve got a message for you.
Johnny Burke-: The spirit guide needs healing? this is a kind of stuff that our people want to hear about. It’s not weird.
Renu Arora: That I know- wild.
Johnny Burke-: What we try to deal with here on the show, Closer To Venus is, a lot of it has to do with the invisible world. So, when I hear about this kind of modality, if someone’s got some kind of a trauma or some kind of an issue, I guess one way it will manifest itself as in like a food intolerance or something like that. But why would someone come to you as opposed to seeing a past life regression therapist, or a shaman or an Akashic records reader? Or is there an overlap where a lot of the different approaches will get them to where they need to go.
Renu Arora: The reason is I have looked at every modality, I’ve taken out a piece of everything. So I know how to incorporate the Akashic records. I don’t need a medium when I know what questions to ask and connect with guides or whomever directly. I’ve turned everything into a flowchart process.
Right, but how can you not be intuitive if during our sessions, as you’ve just described that spirit guides and guardian angels just show up?
Renu Arora: Because I have intuitive clients. It’s been wild. I’ve had many clients over the years or many helpers over the years who with their clairvoyance, been able to fill in bits of the puzzle. So I’ll give you an example. Spirit guides are crazy, fun, crazy fun.
So I have one lady who she knows her entire family tree. All the, grandparents, the great-grandparents the aunts and uncles, and all the feuds and all that. The trauma, all the drama from generations. One of the sessions I had with her, I was working on something and it popped in, we identify that it’s great-grandma, and that she wants forgiveness. So I asked my client,” are you able to forgive grandma?” And she looks at me, she’s like ‘no”, Your great grandmother, what do you mean you can’t forgive her? You didn’t even meet her. I didn’t say that out loud. And she says” no”. She died I think 10 days after her grandfather was born and her grandfather was a piece of work. Not a good man. It just led to all sorts of ramifications, that impacted her whole family, like the generations that came after it. So she was like,” no, I can’t forgive her. I’m so angry at her for leaving Austin.” so the next step, there’s a spirit guide in here and this spirit guide needs some healing. And it turned out to be the grandfather, the piece of work. We can do that. Send him the energy he needs to get over whatever. And then I’m like, okay, well, I need to ask her again about that because, that’s all I’m getting in the process. So I said, “are you able to forgive your great-grandmother now?” And she’s like, “Well, of course, Renu, I mean, she died. ” And then it clicks. It was granddad who was angry. Granddad’s the one who was abandoned. She was just feeling her grandfather’s energy. It was one of her spirit guides.
So very often when we’re feeling emotions and it could be anything, it could be feeling sad, feeling, depressed, whatever. A portion of it, or if not all ,can be our spirit guides, because there’s some sort of repeated behavior or like they’re triggered by something going on in our life because they’ve been through the same thing. So they’re actually experiencing the emotions we are living it vicariously.
Johnny Burke-: How do we find out if one of our spirit guides has some need for healing? I’ve never heard that before.
Renu Arora: They all do they pretty much all do. There’s a difference between spirit guides and guardian angels. All right. Guardian angels? They’re angelic. They’re divine. They were never on earth.
Johnny Burke-: They’ve never incarnated. Right?
Renu Arora: They’ve never incarnated. Angels have never incarnated, but your spirit guides, they are like your ancestors were once human. Here’s how it kind of works. You’ve heard of the idea of having, your soul tribe,
Johnny Burke-: Yeah, soul family?
Renu Arora: Soul family. Right. So you’ll go from lifetime to lifetime and in this lifetime, you take different roles each lifetime. I think it has more like a classroom, everybody is here to learn. Everybody’s here for the evolution of their soul. Right? What else are you going to get out of being on earth? You’re born. You’re going to die. Only thing that you are going to take with you is the learning for your soul as it evolves, but you cannot learn in a vacuum. You have to do it in the context of other people. I can’t learn what forgiveness is if nobody ever wronged me. I can’t learn what guilt is if I never hurt anybody else.
And that’s why we have that soul tribe, a soul group. So I think of it more like this as it’s a group project, like we’re it, we’re all in one class and we’ve got one group project. We’re all learning together. And if there’s somebody who hasn’t learned their lesson, somebody can hold everybody back. Once you die, you don’t suddenly become evolved. You’re just a spirit without a body. You go into the ether, the afterlife with all your baggage, it didn’t go anywhere.
Johnny Burke-: That’s not what I was hoping for.
Renu Arora: Because you’re going to reincarnate again. Right? So when you die, you take a pit stop as a spirit guide for the other people in your soul tribe. So if your mom passes away, she doesn’t reincarnate immediately. She hangs around and becomes one of your guides. And then she’ll come back, and then when you pass away, you’re going to be the guide to your kid or grandchild or whatever. So you’re, you’re, you’re constantly learning and working and growing together. This is the thing. So if they’ve got a lot of emotional baggage, they’re going to be trying to learn their lessons through you. It’s actually super easy to heal a spirit guide.
Johnny Burke-: Really?
Renu Arora: At least in my world.
Johnny Burke-: Is it easier to reach a spirit guide in your world as opposed to someone going to a medium or a shaman or anyone of the different modalities?
Renu Arora: You don’t actually have to know who the guide is. There’s this one woman knows all our guides. So this is where I learned a lot of stuff. So I’m working through it and, and I’m getting there’s a bunch of spirit guides who have an issue. They want an apology and, and she’s like, “well, is it so-and-so “and I’m like, “yeah, it is.” And she’s like, “from me?” no, not from you. Oh my God. This person wants an apology from a different spirit guide. So they are literally like, in spirit form still pissed at each other.
Johnny Burke-: That’s really not good.
Renu Arora: I know it’s terrible. It’s not good, it’s terrible if you don’t know what to do about it.
So in the session, connected with all the guides and said, okay these guys wanted an apology, if you’re not able to apologize, it means you need a little bit of healing because you’re not over something. okay, here you get the healing you need. And now you’re able to apologize to them. Oh, fantastic. You’re all happy now! It’s a matter of a few minutes because you just ask the guardian angels, do all the healing. All I do is connect with the angels and say, all right, angels, can you take this one?
Johnny Burke-: I would think you’re probably going to need some help because it just seems like way too much work.
Renu Arora: Oh, I don’t heal anybody. The angels do it I don’t have any claim to being able to see a person’s energy or whatever. When I’m told there’s a belief that needs to clear. I’m basically saying, “Hey angels, can you clear that belief?”
Johnny Burke-: okay.
Renu Arora: And I can tell when it’s done and if it’s not done, it’s following the process. It’s just a back and forth with a bunch of commands and requests.
Johnny Burke-: What does your work have to do with the Law of Attraction? Because I know that you, you do some work with that.
Renu Arora: The law of attraction is huge!
Johnny Burke-: You probably at one point thought that was woo- woo nonsense, didn’t you?
Renu Arora: 1000%, percent.
Johnny Burke-: I did too, for what it’s worth. I think a lot of people would like to know what it is and-
Renu Arora: Okay,
Johnny Burke-: How you work with it.
Renu Arora: The law of attraction in the subconscious work hand in hand. So if there was a life event that stuck in your subconscious and it needs to be resolved, there are key emotions that are associated with that event. So if your subconscious wants you to release that particular event, what it will do is it will take those emotions and broadcast them to the universe and the universal says, you want to feel those emotions? So now you are experiencing something called a pattern. So going from a bad boyfriend to another bad boyfriend, or from one job to the next to the next, like, I’m avoiding the politics in this job. Oh my God. There’s politics here. And there’s politics here. We’ve all had those repeated experiences like Deja Vu . That’s the law of attraction, but even closer to the mark is when we have those life events, they also create belief systems. Like, I’m not good enough . So something happens and you believe “I’m not good enough”. The universe will put you in again, situation after situation, after situation where you feel like you’re not good enough.
So you’ve got emotional baggage that you’ve got trapped in your subconscious, asking the universe to send you more of the same. You ever done an affirmation? Yeah.? Okay. So you know, the idea behind an affirmation, is you find something what you want to believe, but you don’t really believe it, right. Right? You’re trying to convince yourself that that’s now the truth.
Johnny Burke-: That could be a danger itself. Because if you don’t believe it and you’re trying to trick your mind into believing it, like” I am beautiful. I am handsome. I am rich. I have millions of friends and, and I’m going to get invited to every cool party in Palm Beach this winter”, but you know, that part’s never going to happen.
Renu Arora: And the reason it’s never going to happen, and here’s why, what I do is more powerful than affirmation. One lady I was working with, she’s an actress, right. And she couldn’t imagine herself having her dream home. Your imagination tells you what you can bring to life and what you can’t. If that image isn’t there, it means that energy is not there. You cannot attract it. We essentially found that event from her past . We tracked it back to an event when she was just starting out and she was going to go to an audition, and she had a bad argument with somebody right before the audition. She went to the audition, and she blew it. That feeling of I’m going to sabotage it. I can’t have what I want as much as I want it. That belief was trapped into her psyche into her subconscious. As soon as we unhooked that event, that feeling that she was going to sabotage it, that she couldn’t get what she wanted, all of a sudden, she’s like, “oh my God, I see it. I see it. I can make the money to get my dream home. “And within two weeks she booked multiple audible books. So all of a sudden, she had money, like really lucrative contracts.
Johnny Burke-: hmm.
Renu Arora: That’s the law of attraction. Because we had to put in a belief that said she could have what she wanted. So first thing before we could visualize it was actually having her find something that says, yes, I will like my dream home coming to me , or something along those lines. We had to remove the sabotage, completely clear that out of her energy.
Johnny Burke-: Like a hypnotherapist would?
Renu Arora: Like hypnosis, you’re awake for it, but the clearing is done in a different way. So we had to get rid of the self-sabotage that was underneath her inability to feel this new affirmation is true.
Johnny Burke-: The Energy Healing Bible, very ambitious title. Tell us a little bit about it and what our listeners can expect from it.
Renu Arora: Okay. So the energy healing Bible is basically my journey as an energy healer. What we’re all my experiences. How did I find out about the various different energy types? It was actually before I learned about spirit guides, the other interferences that walk in, decisions, beliefs, emotions, shadow energies there’s all sorts of stuff. How did I discover that? Who were the people in my life who managed to open my eyes to something new? So it’s my journey. And then how do you take all those pieces and use them to heal yourself and use them to heal others. So that you can actually see how you get from A to B, and then B to C and work it all the way to healing your own problems.
Johnny Burke-: I think it’s really cool for all of us to discover different modalities. How would you compare your modality to the traditional shaman/ energy healer in a nutshell?
Renu Arora: In a nutshell? it includes everybody. It wasn’t a singular divine download, which created the accelerator release technique. It was the dedication to wanting to know everything. I include Reiki is in here, crystals are in here , aromatherapy is in here in here. chakra healings and your Akashic records are in here. Like all of it from every energy healer I could find ,access bars are in here. Timeline therapy is in here. Everything has made its way. And that’s why I am confident, comfortable saying it is the accelerated release technique because it is fast and it’s comprehensive and and it’s so much fun.
Johnny Burke-: We like fast, we like comprehensive, and we like fun. This has been great episode. Thanks so much Renu for coming on to Closer To Venus. How can our listeners find you online?
Renu Arora: Thank you so much for having me, for information on the accelerator lease technique, go to www.acceleratedreleasetechnique.org, or you can find me directly : email@example.com