Energy healing—also called energy work, energy medicine, spiritual healing, and laying on of hands–recognizes and works with the beautiful reality of the more subtle aspects of our nature—our energy. We are pulsing with this life force. It animates us and is the foundation and template for our physical being. Though universal in nature, it takes a unique and beautiful form in each one of us. So what is this “energy” that we’re talking about healing?
It’s not as esoteric as you may think. In fact, it surrounds you and embraces you—invisible, like the air you breathe, and just as real. Also called prana, chi, ki, and qi, it is the life force that is the basis and animating power for the universe and everything in it. It surrounds us, permeates us, sustains us, and connects us to all things.
It’s like the ocean, with each of us like a drop of water—-part of the ocean and yet at the same time, in some circumstances, separate. To put it another way, everyone and everything has its own energy field, which is both part of the larger, universal field, and in some ways separate from it. Currently, there is a kind of revival of ancient understandings about energy healing in the light of modern science. “Laying on of hands”, which appeared in many times and cultures, is being rediscovered and formulated into healing techniques which are accessible to people in the present time. There are also more and more people who are spontaneously becoming aware of healing “gifts”.
You may think that this intangible force or field is something that can be perceived and understood and influenced by only a few gifted people–but that’s not the case. You constantly experience it and interact with it:
- When you walk into someone’s home and instantly do or don’t like the way it feels.
- When you’re in a forest, and have a feeling of deep peace and renewal.
- When you put your arm around a troubled friend, and he feels better.
- When you speak up and bring calm and reason back to a group that has become angry and irrational.
- When you liven up a dull party.
It’s everywhere, as common–and as miraculous–as the air we breathe, the light of the sun and stars, the love of our family and friends.
Since everything is energy, all healing ultimately involves energy. Most healing methods are focused on the physical, mental and emotional levels of life, without recognition of the deeper underlying energy. Energy healing works purely with the energetic level of our being. Since everything is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Energy healing is thus by nature “holistic”. Energy healing promotes healing by enhancing energy flow and correcting disturbances in the “human energy field” or “aura” which permeates and surrounds the body. Improving the flow of energy in the energy field supports the self-healing capacity of the body.
Energy Healing Benefits
Energy work does not operate on a medical model of fixing or curing “what’s wrong.” It works at a deeper level than that, more on the level of source than symptom. However, it often does have a clear impact on physical and emotional health and mental functioning. (And there is a growing number of scientific studies documenting this.)
One highly positive aspect of energy work is that there are no risks or side effects. It does no harm. Probably the most common, immediate, readily identifiable benefit is that it puts most people into a state of deep relaxation. This alone has powerful benefits for health–it allows the body, mind, and emotions to heal and restore themselves. Often this state of relaxation lasts for many days following the treatment. After a healing, people often feel grounded, alert, and clear. Recipients usually feel more balanced and calm–lifted above the fray of day-to-day life.
While no reputable healer would promise you specific physical benefits, people often do find that they heal more quickly from illness and injury after having a healing. Pain can also be reduced or relieved, making it an effective form of natural pain relief. Recipients often have insights into the underlying issues in their lives and relationships, and find that they are able to resolve problems more easily, or that their relationship to a problem changes. Many people find that managing stress and stressful situations is easier. Many also find that they have more creative energy. Noticeable benefits may happen immediately, or over a period of time.
Energy healers work with this vital energy to support you in moving toward greater health and well-being.
Reputable energy work is not intended to replace conventional medical or psychological treatment. It is intended to be a complementary therapy. When receiving energy work, you should always continue to seek and follow the advice of your qualified medical or psychological practitioner.
Let’s refresh, rejuvenate and revitalize your being with divine energy..!!