Is Your Energy Responding to You or What Happens to You?
Most people don’t pay attention to their energetic system. But by using conscious focus we can tune in, gain access and take steps to make it more balanced and vital. Energy imbalances can result from long-running issues as well as one-time events, from factors both internal and external including — things like:
Energy flows through and creates everything. Even our thoughts and emotions are energy. It is just a difference in the vibrational frequency of energy that gives us impressions of distinct substance and separation, rather like water moving from solid ice at slower vibration, to liquid and fluidity and then to steam at higher vibrations. All forms are useful, needed and valid and all derive from the same energetic essence. Some people are born very sensitive to energy and can see and sense it through psychical faculties.
As children we are taught (and also just pick up information that feed our) beliefs and stories about ourselves and the world around us. Genetic, social, gender and cultural aspects will contribute to this programming. Over the years these pictures and programs we collect will govern the way we use our energy. Stories and beliefs build on these pictures that are usually not accurate or helpful — and we hold the information not just in our minds, but in our physical bodies and our subtle energy systems. The pictures or programs will remain there until we start to realize that we create our experiences with the beliefs we hold — good and bad.
The Power of Tuning In and Taking Responsibility
The idea of being responsible for our feelings and energetic state is a hard pill for some people to swallow — especially in a culture that promotes and thrives on judgement and blaming. However, once we can take ownership that we do indeed have some — even a modicum — of control over how we feel, perceive and navigate the world we set ourselves up for greater freedom and personal power.
Beyond mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, energy healing can have a profound effect on how you feel physically — even support the health and functionality of your physical body. You see, the energy systems of the body are connected energetically to our physical organs, glands, blood flow and other systems.
When the energy supplied to these body systems is disrupted — say through stress, anxiety, addiction — the body organs and systems are less able to defend against disease and injury. Energy healing work can be a wonderful addition to an person’s overall practice of self-care, and can even support the wellness of people undergoing care or treatment by a medical professional.
If our energy systems are stressed we are less able to cope, we feel overwhelm which in turn has a negative impact on our physical systems. Over a prolonged period this leads to ill health, sometimes on multiple levels. If our energy systems are clear and balanced we will be in a better position to deal with situations and circumstances that might otherwise be perceived as a stress.
Everyone’s perception of energy differs . You can learn to increase their ability to perceive energy so that you can take steps to activate, balance and shift what they need as they need it. Honoring your own intuition on these things is a simple way to start.
This article first appeared in Medium, 2016.