What is Energy Healing?
Energy Healing is a term used to describe the alternative healing therapies that direct universal energy through the energy circuits in our physical and auric bodies to regain balance and facilitate our body’s innate healing mechanisms. Universal energy literally means energy from the universe, or the spiritual realm, that is available to all. Of course it is much more than energy, it comes from Source, who provides divine healing channeled through an energy healer. The energy facilitates wellness in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers of the client.
Ancient cultures used different modalities to stimulate the body’s energy systems. Reiki is one of the more well-known Japanese traditions of energy healing which dates back to the early 20th century. Chakras, the seven (main) energy transmission centres of the body, are described in ancient Hindu texts. Meridiens, the energy super highways of the body, are the road maps on which traditional Chinese medicine practitioners base acupuncture, a modality that has been around for at least 2000 years.
Quantum physics has also acknowledged that we are all made up of energy, as is everything around us. It is the most basic building block of life, but like the air we breathe most people can’t see it. Energy flows through everything and creates everything. All matter is made up of molecules. Something solid and seemingly inert, such as a table, is vibrating all the time. As humans, we too are vibrating. Even our thoughts and emotions are energy. It is just a difference in the vibrational frequency of energy that gives us the illusion of substance and separation.
When we say someone has “good vibes” you are talking about that person’s vibrational energy – happy people vibrate on a higher frequency. And unconditional love is the highest vibrational frequency of all. Places have vibes too. When you walk into a room in which a verbal fight has just occurred, you may feel a dense energy that makes you want to turn around and leave. On the other hand, the beach has a light vibe due to the salt (a natural energy cleanser), water, and moving air.
Energy healing takes a holistic approach that looks beyond the physical to help the natural flow of the subtle energy systems of the body where the cause of blockage and illness can be located.
Our personal energies are delicately balanced and we can become sick or feel “not quite right” when our energy flows are disturbed or blocked. Imbalances can result from both internal and external factors.
Internal factors impacting our energy system can include (but are not limited to):
Mental imbalances (Trauma, Worry, Stress, Childhood programming, Limiting beliefs, Negative thoughts)
Emotional imbalances (Sadness, Depression, Low self-esteem)
Physical imbalances (Neural, Biological, Structural)
Spiritual imbalances (Disassociation, Past life issues, Remaining in situations that are not in harmony with our soul path)
External factors impacting our energy system can include (but are not limited to):
Environmental stresses & toxins
Nutrition, Exercise (or lack thereof)
Energy healing facilitates the healing process by clearing blocks in the energy fields, repairing and rebalancing the energy so that the body can move to its optimal level of balance from where it is able to access its ability to heal itself. The energy systems of the body are connected energetically to our physical organs, glands and bodily systems. When the energy supplied to these bodily systems is disrupted, the body organs and systems are less able to defend against disease and injury.
Energy healing can also help identify issues before they manifest as pain or similar distortions in the physical body.
In the same way, the health of our energy systems also determines our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. If our energy systems are disrupted or blocked we are less able to cope, we feel stressed, which in turn has a negative impact on our physical systems. Over a prolonged period this leads to ill health. 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.
By working with the energy system we can access all levels of the mind, body and spirit and achieve a holistic healing.
Any time is a good time to visit an energy healer. If you are stressed, anxious, or physically drained, an energy healing session can help you relax and feel more balanced. And if you're already feeling good, it's always possible to feel a little better! Many healers combine intuitive skills with their practical skills which can sometimes provide a deeper insight into the stuck areas.
Although healers and clients often come to a session with desired outcomes in mind, a commonly accepted universal energy healing principle is that a session is most effective when the primary goal is simply the highest good of the receiver. This means that even though energy is offered or directed to a certain area, it is understood that the divine may choose to direct it elsewhere. Healers facilitate and assist you in your healing process. It is up to the receiver to open, receive, and assimilate the healing energy.
Another beautiful benefit of energy healing is that the client and healer don’t need to be in the same room. Why? Because the power of intention causes energy to flow to where it's needed most. Energy follows intent and thoughts are energy. As the healer holds the vision of the person as whole, that thought carries energy. Our divine, spiritual selves are whole and healthy. Energy healing helps us reconnect with that truth.
Just as you shower and brush your teeth every day, energy cleansing is also a daily commitment. Once you visit with an energy healer, keep the good vibes flowing by taking a bath in Epsom or sea salts for 20 minutes (a dip in the ocean works just as well) whenever you start to feel any heaviness sneaking back into your body or mind. Smudging, or burning sage around you, also clears negativity from your aura. And above all, keeping your thoughts and words positive at all times keeps your energy crystal clear.
It's also important to note that energy healing is a complementary modality that shouldn't exclude any Western treatment or medicine you may be taking.