I’m going to tell you what energy healing is and what it means to me personally, for every energy worker this will vary based on their own knowledge and skill level as well as personal beliefs, this post contains basic information about energy-based healing since it seems to be an area of much confusion; and Why use an energy healer, when you’re able to do most therapies or variations on yourself?
Although you most definitely are able to use many of these holistic practices yourself, An energy healer has often both taken courses and done much in-depth study to understand the inter-workings of energy based healing. Both through training, and diligent personal energy work they have a heightened sense of the energy fields and are able to detect flow and blockages you may not be consciously aware of when using tools yourself. They have even done tests to measure a rooms electromagnetic energy before and during energy therapy, during treatment the energy where the practitioner sat was much higher than that of the client and surrounding area. All light/energy workers, almost daily work on their own personal light-energy and shadow selves (negative thoughts, emotions, and evaluation/clearing of old energy & beliefs etc.)
As an energy worker, I also may use various psychological tools much like how a psychologist uses ink blots to work my own subconscious to get a clearer understanding of the issue or source of blocked energy, pulling on both knowledge and experience stored deep within my brain/consciousness.
When having energy work done on yourself your body will only take what it needs from the earth/universal energy (depending on what treatment you’re having). A practitioner acts much like a radio or cell phone tower connecting and facilitating the flow of energy by various means. Your experience will also vary, you may only have physical, emotional or mental experiences when you’re energy is being cleared, if you’re open and receptive both consciously and subconsciously you may also have a spiritual experience based upon you’re own belief system.
No matter what you believe about the energies or their sources, they flow through us all; These energies have even been proven and tested by science, within recent years as we have been able to develop tools to both read, measure and capture the change of energy. So its not so much Psuedo-science anymore.
Your body is made up of 7 central energy centers which all spin, pulse and vibrate at different frequencies. These frequencies emit both sound and color. As humans, we are only able to see and hear a specific section of these electromagnetic waves of energy. Both our body, and the earth have these electromagnetic connections.
An energy worker is able to use various tools, often crystals to connect and manipulate these frequencies in order to achieve the desired outcome, and unblock and rebalance the bodies natural flow of electromagnetic energy. Each crystal has its own measurable frequencies based on color, composition, and shape. Think of a radio, microwave, cellphone, and X-ray, these are all various electromagnetic based devices that also run on varying frequencies some have longer frequencies and some have shorter frequencies these determine how they work. Quartz for example actually has a higher-faster frequency than the earth itself making it neither a liquid or a solid, and is used in electronics to emit, control and receive signals. Folklore actually suggests that quartz may be petrified ice, it’s an interesting concept and gives thought as to why perhaps it may be neither liquid or solid. The use of crystals in this way is also comparable to drinking electrolyte water where you’re introducing micro-minerals into your body to help it perform more optimally, Each Crystal and Mineral has its own unique properties in aiding the body to function.
Our lives are full and complex its understandable that we may also want to shift our energies and focus throughout the day, week etc. You can use your chakra energy centers to shift your energy and focus, it’s also helpful to shift your energy after an extended time on one project or focus. Focusing your energy on one center for too long can cause an extreme drain. Think of your energy centers as glasses of water that you pour equal amounts of water in from a gallon jug. At some point, you decide that one cup or focus needs more than another, so you use the other cups to fill that specific one, this is what happens when you shift the focus of energy or re-balance your chakras so they’re even. The more energy you put into one area of life, the less you’ll have for others. I have always said, it’s not whether a cup is full or empty, it depends if you’re pouring in or out.
Your Chakras contain universal energy that has always existed. This energy gets divided up in your body and is constantly growing, shrinking and moving whether you are consciously doing something to assist it or not. As the energy, inspiration and motivation shifts, so do your focus’ in life, or as we like to refer to them in our household “Phases.”
An energy healer like myself will introduce light, sound, touch, etc, of specific frequencies into your electromagnetic field which is often referred to as ‘Aura’. This stimulates an individuals emotional, and biochemical state, and encourages balance, harmony (homeostasis) and good health, by allowing the body to work optimally and stimulate its natural healing.
Reflexology, for example, is the use of the body’s natural energy pathways called meridians. Reflexology is based upon reflexes in the foot that run along these energy pathways which correspond to various organs and body systems. The entire body is mirrored and mapped within the foot (and hands) and divided into zones. [The head, diaphragm, waist, and pelvic lines.] By working these zones and reflexes a reflexologist is able to detect blocked energy within these pathways and by means of varying pressure and techniques, release and clear these blockages within the energy pathways. The energy pathways and corresponding organs/body systems work on their own 2h clock cycle of work and rest.
Reiki is an energy-based practice where the practitioner will connect with the universal energy, this can be looked at as both earth energy as well as the pure energy of the cosmos, God consciousness or whatever your belief system. It makes no bearing in what specifically you believe personally to how it works, it’s about pure intent. Personally I like to describe it in terms of John 1:5 “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all” because in essence that’s what this type of energy is, it’s a divine pure creative energy source that flows both through the cosmos and ourselves. Every culture and belief system has a different name for it, the most commonly used being Ki/Chi. Again a practitioner has been trained and has a heightened sense and will use various techniques to draw on this energy source to awaken, boost, clear, and balance you’re bodies own energy centers (chakra) which allows your body to find harmony (homeostasis) and work to heal within itself.
Many often voice concerns or beliefs that these energy practices open you up to things like spirit possessions. This is a fallacy. The energies being worked with always have and will exist within and around us whether or not we ever have an energy-based treatment. A practitioner simply releases blockages to and from you’re own energy centers and your own body does the healing. A practitioner will create a protective kind of energy bubble or field which simply blocks out “negative” aka lower vibrational frequencies not “spirits”. A practitioner will also ground you during and after a session to close off your connection with the earth or universal energy fields, so the energy isn’t as externally free-flowing which can overwhelm the body. (If you wish to research these energy fields for yourself search “Ley lines” – this is also how whales, dolphins etc are able to navigate large oceans and return to the same nesting grounds)
There is honestly a lot more that could be said about this topic in general and all of its branches, but think of this as a foundation and over-time I’ll try to build upon it.
Be sure to check out additional information on our website or facebook page/group on individual therapies, or reach out to me if you have a specific question.
Note: Namaste is a beautiful greeting/goodbye that simply means that I acknowledge that we are both equal, that the divine energy resides in me, as it resides in you. It is a sense of submitting oneself to another with humility. Na is negation or negative and Ma means mine, so together it means “not mine”. Namaste is a rejection of Ego. It is a mental, physical and verbal aspect, its transaction must be equal. It means that God/spirit within me greets/acknowledges the God/spirit within you. Many Christians will identify with this same idea found at 1 Corinthians 3:16 “…you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you…” Along with many other scriptures, such as Romans 8:10-20,2 Timothy 1:14, Ephesians 3:17 etc.