Energy work is often linked to many modalities as Reiki, Therapeutic touch, Craniosacral therapy, EFT, Chakra balancing, Polarity and many others. Every offered energy modality is amazing and can manifest an enormous shift in all states of emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. However, none of them can give their great results without counting the personal intention of the person who offers the energy work.
So, how special do we need to be to offer energy work?
The most special it can get – We need to be ourselves!!!
Each one of us is unique. The most special and purest environment for healing sets when we offer healing from our hearts, while setting our intention to the highest good of the receiver, without seeking benefits for ourselves.
This is why we have to remember, when looking beyond all the offered modalities, that each one of us is made of energy. We are giving and receiving energy all the time. So, even just by our presence, without any knowledge of any particular modality, we are actually offering energy work. And this offering may be the most important of all, as we are engaged with it throughout the whole 24 hours of the day and not in just a specific hour of a session.
Our intention has an astonishingly important role in our healing process and understanding the importance of this role may have an great impact on the way we manage our lives. When we are mindful of our intentions, towards ourselves or others, we may shift the energies surrounding us and create the proper environment for our healing. Our attitude, our inner response, our thinking – all affect our energy.
How does energy work and how does it affect our physical body?
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Caroline Myss Ph.D. states in her book, Anatomy of the spirit, that “everything that is alive pulsates with energy and all of this energy contains information. Scientists accept that the human body generates electricity because living tissue generates energy. Your physical body is surrounded by an energy field that extends as far out as your stretched arms and the full length of your body. It is both an information center and a highly sensitive perceptual system. We are constantly ‘in communication’ with everything around us through this system, which is kind of conscious electricity that transmits and receives messages to and from other people’s bodies.”
As energy beings, we are more affected by the transmitted energy rather than said or written words. We understand messages from a much wider perspective and this may cause physical response. When our energy is weak or depleted or wounded in a certain area, the physical organs or tissues or cells in that area may suffer as well. Donna Eden, a pioneer in the field of energy medicine, refers to energy as “body’s natural self-healing elixir, it’s natural medicine which feeds body and soul and attending to it restores natural vitality”. She explains that our bodies continually vibrating at a subtle level, moving energy and information through the connective tissues that encase us. Donna Eden mentions that we resonate with energies in our environment, matching our frequencies of the vibrations to the ones around us. Shifting an energy field can have an effect on body’s chemistry. While disturbed energy precede illnesses in the physical body, Donna believes that it is possible to correct energy imbalances before they coagulate into illness. Maintaining a healthy energy field is a powerful strategy for maintaining health and preventing illness.
Dolores Kreiger, Ph.D., RN., who teaches Therapeutic Touch since 1972, says that “all life sciences agree that physically, a human being is an open energy system. The transfer of energy between people is a natural, continuous event. Therefore, when a healer transfers energy to a healee during Therapeutic Touch, it is by a nonstressful, ‘effortless effort’, that is guided by conscious, mindful action. The important ingredient added by the healer is intentionality within a context of compassionate concern for the healee. Illness is an imbalance in an individual’s energy field. In Therapeutic Touch the healer directs and modulates this energy field, using the sense of touch as a telereceptor, detecting fine energetic cues such as change in pattern. Human beings have natural abilities to transform and transcend their conditions of living.” According to her, Therapeutic Touch is for everyone. Each one of us can learn and use it. And this statement is right for any Energy work modality.
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Healing resides within us. The energy we bring from within comes from our choice and is owned by us. The more conscious and mindful we are about our own energies, our own intentions, the more we can direct them towards our own healing and healing of our surroundings.
We can protect ourselves from outside energies by warming our own energy. When energy is cold, it is like ice – if something hits us, then we shatter and break. But when energy is warm, it is like fluid – if something hits us, it will flow with the stream and eventually move out of our body.
We want to keep our selves flowing and not stagnant. A good way to warm our energy is by taking a moment to visualize heat wrapping us until we feel warm. Adding a physical heating source can be a great idea to help enhance this visualization. And yes, a castor oil pack can do wonders here as well. The castor pack can help our body shift from the fight-or-flight state (sympathetic) to the rest-and-digest state (parasympathetic) of the autonomic nervous system, which then our perceptions and reactions change, and the energy surrounding us becomes smoother and more balanced.
Each one of us is unique and possess a tailored way to conduct life. Respecting our uniqueness and owning it can create a more relaxed and balanced environment for our energies. When we are able to accept our solitude and the exclusiveness of our way of thinking, then we become the most special we can ever be, and are able to offer any powerful energy work to those who need us.
Dolores Kreiger Ph.D. R.N. – Accepting your power to heal
Caroline Myss Ph.D. – Anatomy of the spirit
Donne Eden – Energy Medicine