Subtle Energy Provides New Tools for Self Care
Without access to stillness inside the world will continue to rigger us making us preoccupied and victims of runaway thoughts and feelings. Managing our energy bodies provide the way and the means to have an oasis of stillness in our core.
We all sense subtle energy, although we may not always realize it. People called clairvoyants are especially gifted with the ability to see subtle energy. And while it appears to be innate in them, the truth is we all possess this ability. It can be developed by anyone who takes the time to learn the skills necessary and to practice them.
Most of us may not see subtle energy, but we do sense its existence and respond to it on a daily basis. Much of our language even speaks to our unconscious experience of energetic states and events. Think about: “I feel blue,” “My heart is heavy,” “I feel so empty,” “It’s like I’ve been knifed in the back,” “I feel so full of joy,” “My heart is glad.” These are statements that are actually descriptive of your energy at that moment.
Biofeedback instruments show that the person who reports feeling blue is, in fact, emitting the frequency of energy our eye sees as blue. The person who reports feeling heavy or sad in the heart is actually experiencing a lower frequency of energy — one which is slower than that of joy or happiness. That person may also be experiencing a constriction of the flow of energy through the heart chakra area.
Feelings Inform About Energy States
Emptiness is depletion or lack of energy; joy is a fullness of lighter, faster moving energy, and the knife in the back can be an experience of negative thought or emotional energy directed toward that person by another. When you understand the dynamics of energy, you have a deeper perspective and more options available to work with your whole being —thoughts, feelings, sensations and beliefs —in order to shift out of negative states more quickly. In addition, being able to sense and manage your subtle energy allows you to maximize your efforts to create change and attract new possibilities into your life.
Most people wait for time or external circumstances to change for relief or resolution of their issues. Unfortunately this leaves you in a dis-empowered position AND it does nothing to erase the effect the negative emotion has on your system. Although a person may feel that the problem or emotional state has disappeared, what more typically happens is that it has been driven deeper into the system so that it is out of awareness but not necessarily out of range of affecting your future experience. To work on an energetic level with the totality of you , your mind, body and spirit, is a major step on the road to empowerment and one that goes beyond learning new ways to simply THINK about things. It helps remove obstacles to true emotional freedom and affords greater access to higher level functions such as creativity, intuition and spirituality.
Excerpted from Chapter 3, 12 Keys for Life and Self Mastery