Being able to connect with our subtle energy and being able to manage it in a positive way is essential to the unfolding of our highest/ best Selves.
To view ourselves as energetic entities helps us to understand the nature of the authentic self at a deeper level while providing a very effective way to actively work with ourselves to be able to live more from that center. However, it is not enough to know that we are spiritual/energetic beings. We need to understand what it is specifically that deters us from living fully from that perspective. We need to know how our life experiences have affected us. Knowledge is a first step toward healing. Our personal history has helped shape our ways of being in the world. We need to understand the patterns we have formed and have effective ways to release the detrimental effects. Working from a level that incorporates the energy of mind, body and spirit goes to where the deepest core of our issues lie and helps to release them there where they were imbedded.
For instance, you may have experienced deep grief in the past. You understand that this had a profound effect on you. You can describe what happened, how this person was important to you, what (if any) unfinished business there is, and how it is currently impacting your life. If you do not have the means to erase the effects from your mind/body/energy system and install new feelings and behaviors, then you may continue to be affected by the unresolved grief, consciously or unconsciously.
In order to live from more of our authentic self we need to experience emotions appropriate to an event, allow them proper expression and release them from our system. Then all our energy becomes available to us to live in the present and channel towards the goals we wish to see become reality!