Have you ever felt a huge energy slump right after lunch?
Does brain fog get so bad that you could fall asleep at your desk?
You’re not alone – millions of people face the same problem and it can be fixed easily by understanding how your energy works.
Energy medicine, also known as energy healing, psychic healing, energy therapy or spiritual healing, is a branch of alternative medicine that is based on the belief that a healer can channel healing energy into a patient for positive and effective results.
Energy medicine stirs energies that bring euphoria, resilience, and excitement to your life – and a more prominent vitality to your body, brain, and soul. Adjusting your energies adjusts your body’s chemistry, manages your hormones, makes sure you can rest easy and helps you think better. It has been known as the self-care and improvement path without bounds, yet it enables you to adjust to the difficulties of the 21st century and to flourish within them.
Why energy is everything
Thoughts and emotions can be looked at as pathways between the world of the unseen, sometimes referred to as spirit, and the world of the seen, or what we refer to as the material. Our body is in constant conversation with our emotions and our thoughts, even though we tend to think of the brain as the mediator of incoming information and the generator of outgoing information.
Many people even believe that their emotional response to reality arises through their thinking processes – located in the brain. But if you look at expressions, both in English and in other languages, that refer to emotional states, you will see that there has been some kind of understanding about the involvement of the body as a generator and mediator of the unseen.
Mal de fois, translated as “a bad liver” or “sickness in the liver” in French refers to a state of anger. Interestingly enough, in Chinese Medicine, a system of medicine which relies strongly on the redirection of chi, or life energy in the body to restore balance, the liver is understood to be the part of the body which is affected and affects the state of anger.
In Vedic science, the underlying philosophy of Ayurvedic medicine, there is a system of understanding regarding the pathways through which energy passes through the body.
It defines, in detail, the energy centers in the body that mediate different types of experience and provide the organism with information about the state of the energy centers by influencing the physical state. These centers are referred to as chakras. They are non-physical in nature and align roughly with the endocrine system.
The endocrine system is one of the more intriguing systems in the body. The hormones which are secreted by and mediated by the different endocrine glands regulate, in large measure our mood, our mental states and our physical state of balance.
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The basics of energy
The essential principles of energy medicine include:
- Energies—both electromagnetic energies and more subtle energies—form the dynamic infrastructure of the physical body.
- The health of those energies—in terms of flow, balance, and harmony—is reflected in the health of the body.
- Conversely, when the body is not healthy, corresponding disturbances in its energies can be identified and balanced.
- To overcome illness and maintain vibrant health, the body needs its energies to:
- Move and have space to continue to move—energies may become blocked due to toxins, muscular or other constriction, prolonged stress, or interference from other energies.
- Move in specific patterns — generally in harmony with the physical structures and functions that the energies animate and support. “Flow follows function.”
- At all levels, from the microlevel of the double helix of DNA, extending to the macrolevel where the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side to the left.
- Maintain a balance with other energies — the energies may lose their natural balance due to prolonged stress or other conditions that keep specific energy systems in a survival mode.
- Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by:
- tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific energy points on the skin
- tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways
- exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects
- focused use of the mind to move specific energies
- surrounding an area with healing energies (one person’s energies impacts another’s)
The 9 types of energy according to Donna Eden
Who is Donna Eden?
Donna is the world’s leading master practitioner of energy medicine. While there are some people who can simply see Chakras, Donna can see 8 additional systems. But before she became a world-renowned energy medicine practitioner, she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 27.
She suffered a lot and could not move her muscles. She was told by 5 physicians that her organs were breaking down, Western medicine could do nothing more, and she should get her “affairs” in order. That was the time when she made a bold decision to try and heal herself by experimenting with her body’s energies. She found out that she can actually manipulate the energies and identified the root of her illness and she eventually healed herself.
And because of her experience, it has become her life mission to proclaim and teach every person she can possibly reach that energy healing is not just for the skilled individual but for everyone, because the truth is, there are methods that we can do to naturally and systematically reclaim our health and vitality.
She has done this mission for 40 years already! Hence, she became the leading proponent of Energy Medicine in America, and together with her husband, David Feinstein, Ph.D. (a pioneer in Energy Psychology), they run the world’s largest Energy Medicine School.
The 9 types of energy
Meridians: Your body’s energy pathways
This distribution network called the Meridian System looks like a giant web, linking different areas of our body together. Its pathways make up a comprehensive yet complex body map that supplies vital energy to every part of the body. Philosophically, the Meridian System explains how we live, and why we become sick.
Chakras: Spinning pools of energy that bathe organs and store memories
Situated along the spine are seven major chakras (additional “minor chakras” can also be found throughout the body). The chakras are like pools or swirling disks of energy that bathe and fuel the organs in their proximity. They govern the endocrine system and carry information about the person’s history.
They also encode and process physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual experiences. Each major chakra has seven layers, with its deepest layers reaching almost into the Basic Grid (see p. 13) and its outermost layers touching into the aura.
Aura: Energies that surround and shield you as they attract energies you need
Like the Earth’s atmosphere, the aura surrounds and envelops the body. It is the body’s outermost energy system, composed of seven layers or “nested auric fields” (think of Russian dolls) and seven concentric bands from the bottom to the top of the body. Each layer and each band serves a different function—but ultimately the aura acts as:
- A filter to protect the body from toxic or disruptive energies, and
- an antenna bringing in beneficial energies.
The aura processes necessary nutrients from the environment, such as sunlight, and helps harmonize you within the magnetic field of the Earth. The proper functioning of the aura greatly impacts physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
The Basic Grid: The foundation of your energy system
Embedded throughout the body is a matrix or grid pattern. Dense and slow-moving, it is the foundation of the other energy systems and the innermost energy of them all. Just as the skeletal system provides the body’s basic structure, the Grid provides the basic structure for the body’s energy systems.
It also directly supports the bones. If there is a break in the Grid, people cannot fully thrive and will have a difficult time mustering their energies or healing completely, physically or emotionally. If the Grid is healthy and strong, all the body’s energies are supported.
Celtic Weave: The ‘connective tissue’ of your energy systems
This energy system is similar to the weave of a cloth or basket that helps create a container for all your body’s energies. It is also like connective tissue that extends throughout your energy body. Whereas meridians can be compared to streams and the chakras to pools, the Celtic Weave is comparable to a web. It draws all of our energy systems together into a network of communication through a crisscrossing dance of large and small figure 8s and sometimes other geometrical shapes, as well.
Crossover patterns found in the Celtic Weave reflect basic forms found in nature. The healthier the body and its energies, the more prominent the Celtic Weave will be. Strengthening the Celtic Weave is a good way to end any healing session. It reinforces and “locks in” the gains.
The Five Rhythms: The rhythms of your energy systems
Moving through all of the body’s energies is a complex set of pulses called the Five Elements or Five Seasons or Five Rhythms. These are underlying energy patterns that flow through and leave their imprint on all of the other energy systems. The Five Rhythm Model, based on ancient Chinese medicine, reflects the rhythmic pulse of all life that influences human events and cycles.
Each meridian vibrates according to one of these Five Rhythms or Elements—represented by the metaphors of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. The Five Rhythms provide a lens for understanding and working with chronic health issues, behavioral patterns, and emotional challenges.
Triple Warmer: Energies that protect you
Triple Warmer is both a meridian and a Radiant Circuit, but it also plays so many other roles that I often speak of it as a separate and independent energy system. Specifically, it governs the immune system, the fight-flight-or-freeze response, and the body’s survival habits.
As a meridian, Triple Warmer energy follows its pathway, but the flow varies tremendously. Sometimes it has a thick, slow, sludgy movement and sometimes it shoots forward with great bursts of hot energy. Triple Warmer usually looks reddish-brown to me, sometimes with a yellow spark at times of great bursts.
As a Radiant Circuit, its energies can go anywhere in the body, and it is capable of siphoning energy from any of the body’s meridians (except Heart) if it needs their energies. As the guardian of the body’s habits, it allows the person to go into “automatic pilot” mode for routine processes. It also plays a gatekeeping role, directing the immune system regarding what to assimilate and what to block or fight.
Radiant Circuits: Energies of harmony and joy
The Radiant Circuits (called the Strange Flows or Extraordinary Vessels in ancient Chinese medicine) are subtle energy flows that support and assist all other energy systems, especially the meridians. Highly responsive to thoughts and emotions, they fuel joy and other positive feelings. Stimulating the Radiant Circuits can activate inner joy as well as the inner physician, which then continues to do the work of inner healing and balancing.
The Radiant Circuits are more ancient (in terms of evolution) than the meridians and are not confined to fixed pathways like meridians. Instead, they move instantly where needed with a radiant glow that attracts vital energies from the environment and activates healing from within.
The Electrics: The spark in your energy systems
The Electrics, like the Celtic Weave and the Five Rhythms, is a system that acts on all the other energy systems. That’s because the Electrics are comprised of the electrical dimension of each of the other energy systems—from the Aura down to the Basic Grid. The Electrics help to charge and connect the cells, organs, and other energy systems at an electrical level and both affect and are affected by, the nervous system and the heart. Electrical energy is the densest and most easily measured of the body’s energies.
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