What Is Energy Healing? Here’s Everything You Need To Know.
What is energy healing?
Before we delve into energy healing, you need a little background.
Everything in the universe is based on energy. It’s one of the building blocks of life, and everyone has an energy field around them. Just think about it for a moment; those tiny atoms are racing around you, from the chair you’re sitting in to the computer screen you’re reading this on, to the food you eat for lunch.
Physicists have broken down the atom to the tiniest particles – known as quarks – and they form the basis of all we see, do and think. Yes, even our thought patterns are part of energy.
Different factors, both internal and external, can impact the energy fields that surround us. Internal factors may include anxiety, fears, physical or structural imbalances, spiritual beliefs and stress that can wreak havoc with your energy field. Any one of these can make you tired, stressed, sick or feeling a total lack of energy.
There are many external factors as well. They can be environmental, nutritional, atmospheric toxins, lack of exercise – even poor posture. And like the internal factors, any one of these external factors can make you feel “off” because your energy flows are disrupted.
Whether it’s due to internal or external factors, once the energy flows are disrupted, your body is impacted physically, mentally or both. It leaves your body’s defense mechanisms weak and less able to ward off illness and injury.
That’s where energy healing comes into play.
Energy healing helps to restore the energy fields, bringing them back into a cohesive balance that can help your body once again function at its true and full potential. It helps remove the limits that have been placed on our bodies by those internal or external factors, helping you work through your problems and roadblocks that are holding you back from achieving all you want to achieve in your life.
As you go through life, you acquire many different types of negative energies from people and circumstances around you. These begin to build up over time, causing your energy flow to become burdened with extraneous negative energy that causes many different problems in your mind and body.
Energy healing begins to chip away at those negative energies that prevent you from being the person you really are.
Energy healing can help the body’s overall healing process by clearing up blocks in the body’s energy fields. Used properly, energy healing can help to identify problems before they turn into maladies or diseases. By helping to repair and rebalance the body’s energy fields, the body is able to function at an optimal level.
There are many different types of energy healing modalities, and each is a tool to be used to help the body’s own healing properties. They include Touch, which is where Reiki comes into play; Vibrations, including sound and light waves; Channeling, which uses the practitioner as a means of providing spiritual assistance, and chakra, which focus on the 7 known energy centers in the human body.
The power of energy medicine and healing is used to deepen the spiritual journey. It helps give life a deeper sense of meaning and purpose; it provides a guide to follow your natural intuition; it helps you gain new insight into some of life’s most profound questions, and helps to harness the unseen connections to the different people in your life.
Energy in the body is related to the 7 chakras, each controlling a specific area of your spiritual life. If you’d like to get a chart showing the 7 chakras and the areas of your life each one controls, download your free copy here.
You must realize that energy healing is not about you trying to become a better person. It’s only a tool that will help you embrace your feelings and take on the challenges in your life caused by the negative energy you carry with you.
What about energy medicine?
As more and more people explore alternative medicine, energy medicine is gaining in use and popularity. It really began to gain momentum in the early 1980’s and has grown since.
Energy medicine utilizes correcting imbalances in the life force energy of the person. Practitioners use many different modalities and names for energy medicine, but perhaps the most widely accepted treatment modality is Reiki. Other types of energy healing include Chakra balancing, Feldenkreis therapy, long-distance healing, acupressure and more. Some even consider yoga a form of energy healing.
All of the different types of energy healing work by manipulating the energy flow and pathways in the body. Practitioners work on helping the body release any blocked energy, by adding or subtracting energy. Benefits of energy medicine include stress reduction, pain relief, increasing the body’s ability to heal, improved sleep, increased energy and oftentimes-enhanced spiritual growth.
Developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, Reiki is a Japanese technique used to help reduce stress and promote healing within the body. If you break down the work, it is composed of two Japanese words: Rei, which translates to “God’s wisdom,” and Ki, which is “life force energy.”
It’s used by “laying on hands,” tapping into the life force energy that flows through the body. By raising the life force in the body we’re more able to be happy and stay healthy. The therapist or practitioner channels the energy through touch, and is believed to activate the natural healing processes of the body.
Reiki has been shown to be effective in helping heal all types of illnesses as well as help give people a sense of inner peace, well-being and relaxation. It’s a natural and safe method used in spiritual healing, and when used properly it produces a glowing radiance that flows throughout the body.
There are many practitioners who believe that Reiki is similar to meditation, tapping into a person’s biofield of energy. It is often used as a complementary therapy to improve health. The practice of Reiki is quite passive, with the practitioner’s hands moving only in terms of placement, but not used to deliberately change the biofield. All energy in the practitioner’s hands happens spontaneously.
Reiki has also been associated with spiritual growth. While Reiki and energy healing help to resolve physical and emotional issues in the body, it also helps to remove the limitations that are preventing spiritual growth. Other practitioners utilize it in conjunction with other meditative tools to stimulate energy flow in the body and achieve balance on all levels.
The process of spiritual growth comes from within. By working from inside your body, you’ll be able to achieve spiritual growth that will be stable and long lasting. It starts by examining your life, finding out what makes you happy and then using that knowledge to begin making changes in your life.
It starts with slow, gradual growth. You learn to be more loving and compassionate with others, while being mindful of what you do and taking responsibility for your actions. Be aware, though, that spiritual growth is a journey, one that takes effort and time. It’s a journey of self-healing and growth, and once you achieve spiritual growth, you’ll achieve an inner peace and happiness.
Remember, you can only live your own life. Trying to emulate someone else’s life won’t bring you the happiness you desire. Your life is your own spiritual path, and you have to make the most of it.
The term, “distance healing” is being used extensively by many energy healers and practitioners. It’s another form of energy healing. Thanks to modern technology, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends and relatives who may be ill or recovering from an illness. Perhaps they’re going through a very difficult period in their lives. Whatever the reason, the fact that you can’t be physically present shouldn’t prevent you from providing healing support.
The most popular method of distance healing is to send energy to the person that needs help. But how is this done?
By sending energy to the person in need, you produce a calming effect, helping the person feel better and have a boost in their vitality. You’re sending energy and helping to rebalance the energy in the recipient’s body, which helps to make the healing process go faster. As long as the person receiving your energy is open to being helped, the process will work.
People often ask how long it will take for distance energy healing to work. The fact is, there is no timetable, and results will vary. If the person sending the healing energy can’t send enough, it may take longer. Some reports show that a person got better within hours of receiving distance healing, while others took days or even months.
Use the tools available to you
Whether you call it energy healing, energy medicine, or use Reiki and other means to achieve proper energy flow and spiritual growth, you have many tools available to you. The key is to utilize the tools to begin your own personal journey in order to achieve the balance and growth in your life that you desire. Most importantly, use knowledgeable practitioners who can help move you forward and use their experience and expertise to facilitate your growth.