Experiencing Subtle Energies by Dr Candess M Campbell, #1 Best-selling Author, Intuitive Mentor, Speaker, International Psychic Medium Healer.
In the last few months in the 12 Weeks to Self-Healing: Transforming Pain through Energy Medicine series, we explored your beliefs and feelings, as well as how to handle trauma. Now we will explore your energy system. At some level, you are already aware of subtle energies. Now you can learn some tools for working with them that will assist you on the road to self-healing. We all feel subtle energy at times. You may have walked into a room and immediately sensed that there was someone there before you who was angry. Maybe you have been around someone who was depressed and noticed that you began to lose energy and feel unmotivated as well. Have you ever been in a room full of people and seen someone across the room looking at you … and you then felt a surge of energy and excitement? How about spending time with young children and being energized by the experience? Subtle energy is the energy around your body. It is a part of you, and others feel it as well.
In his 1998 book, Subtle Energy, William Collinge tells us that Albert Einstein showed through physics what the sages have taught for thousands of years. “Every animate and inanimate object in our material world is made of energy, and everything radiates energy. The earth is one enormous energy field; in fact, it is a field of fields. The human body, a microcosm of this, is a constellation of many interacting and interpenetrating energy fields.”
Many of use experience the subtle energies of a pet as healing. The giving of love to the pet, the receiving of love and the caring for a pet are all ways that energize and heal. This is especially true for people who live alone, for children who often have a need to touch and explore their textural world, and for the elderly who do not receive much physical connection. When you pay attention, you realize subtle energies are around everyone. Notice the feelings you have when you are close to a parent or a lover. Think of hugging a loved one and then hugging a stranger. Now think about hugging someone whose heart is open and someone whose heart appears to be closed. You know the difference immediately.
When you touch someone, there is an energy exchange. An example from Collinge is that of a mental health therapist who “starts each day with plenty of energy but feels dragged out and depleted at the end. She decided to learn more about energy and took a class in Chi kung, an ancient Chinese tradition of energy cultivation.”
She found one of the principles to be the notion that “when you touch another person there is an exchange in energy” and that “energy will move from the person with the highest energy to the one with the lowest energy.” The therapist experimented with this and found that her teacher was correct. When she stopped touching her clients, she stopped losing her own vital energy. You may begin to notice what happens to your own energy level depending upon whom you touch.
I remember when I worked at the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations as a mental health counselor. This was a treatment program for primarily Native American adolescents. After spending all day with their manic and depressive moods, I felt unusually tired after work. Often, I went straight to my daughter’s house and rolled around with my young grandchildren. After a few minutes with them, my energy level lifted, and I was able to go on with the rest of my day.
In addition to the subtle energies in and around our bodies, we are affected by the subtle energies of the world around us. Collinge shares that there are studies showing an increase in mental hospital admissions, suicides, and even lottery payouts related to the cycles of the moon. The planet radiates its own energy, and cosmic happenings can affect our behavior on a daily basis. Scientists know some of these energies, such as the geomagnetic field, but others are left to esoteric tradition. One response to these energy patterns is feng shui (pronounced fung-shway). Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art involving the placement of objects in such a way that energy can flow smoothly, thereby allowing health, peace, and prosperity to come to those who inhabit the space.
Feng means “wind,” and shui means “water.” In Chinese culture, gentle wind and clear water have always been associated with good harvest and good health. Thus, “good feng shui” came to mean good livelihood and fortune, while “bad feng shui” came to mean hardship and misfortune. According to Rodika Tchi, a Feng Shui consultant, “Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.” She explains that in ancient times, Chinese people believed that the energy of the land and the way that energy flowed were strong determinants of the kingdom’s fate. The Taoist theory of yin and yang, or opposing but complementary opposites, and the five elements of Feng Shui—wood, fire, earth, metal and water—are primary underpinnings of this theory. Light and color are also believed to be very important. Tchi further explains that the main tools used in a feng shui analysis are the compass and the bagua. The bagua is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching, the ancient oracle on which feng shui is based. Knowing the bagua of your home will help you understand the connection of specific feng shui areas of your home to specific areas of your life.
I have created a bagua map for you to reference on my website. Look at the map from the direction in which you enter the room. You can then place items that will attract energy to the areas where you would like more energy. Many books have been written about feng shui, and there are many different styles of this ancient science. Feng shui is about bringing harmony to an area. Some of the ways to do this include removing clutter, making adjustments for rooms and homes that are irregularly shaped, harmonizing with color, and using tools for abundance and purification. This is a very basic introduction to feng shui. I strongly encourage you to research this fascinating topic on your own. That being said, I have had some validating experiences with it myself. Several years ago I was looking for a home to buy. I wanted to be near water and found a nice house north of Spokane, Washington, here in the US. It had a beautiful creek nearby.
As I walked the property, I realized that the house had been built between two small hills in a canyon, and there was no place for the energy to move. I saw that energy would get stuck between the two hills, right where the house was built.
I informed the realtor, “According to feng shui, the energy here would get stuck around the house. That would mean whoever lived here would get sick.” He looked at me with surprise and described the illnesses of the two people who lived there. He explained that these illnesses were occasioning their move. While this was sad for me to hear, I was not proficient in feng shui and didn’t understand how to remedy the situation.
Later, when I did purchase a home across from the Spokane River, I had a feng shui practitioner come over to help me make sure the space was able to attract good chi and allow the energy to flow easily. She was very helpful when I was building my office. She instructed me to make a flat wall where a corner would have been. This revision eliminated a sharp corner that would have been pointing at me when I sat in my chair. It also offered me more room. I’ve had several additional good experiences using feng shui, but the one I would like to share here took place while seeing a new massage therapist. When I went into her office and rested my body on her table, I felt extremely uncomfortable. I was face down and felt the energy above me as disturbing. I sat up, looked up, and saw that she had a three-dimensional metal star above the massage table. There was a sharp point coming right down toward the back of her customers. When she came into the room, I pointed this out to her. While not aware of feng shui and energy medicine, she kindly took the star down. As I write this, I can’t help but wish I had followed up with her to see if she experienced a better return rate after making the change.
Collinge explains how technology offers some understanding of subtle energy, but that it is also important to note the human perceptual system is able to pick up energies that current technology has not yet been able to measure. Science tells us that if we cannot measure it, it does not exist, to which Collinge responds, “By this logic, of course, brain waves didn’t exist until the invention of EEG equipment.”
To help you understand the subtle energies, I have included six principles described by Collinge.
1. We are beings of energy. When we think of our anatomy, we ordinarily think of our bones, muscles, organs, and other physical tissues. However, we also have an energetic anatomy. It is composed of multiple interacting energy fields that envelop and penetrate our physical body, govern its functioning, and extend out into the world around us. This anatomy serves as a vehicle for the circulation of vital energies that enliven and animate our lives.
2. The earth herself has an energetic anatomy, similar to our own, that influences our own energy field. The entire earth and biosphere in which we live is one gigantic living organism, with its own metabolic and energetic qualities. Energy centers, energy channels, and energy fields emanating from the earth, plants, and animals are in many ways analogous to our own. By understanding this vast system’s energetic life, of which we are a part, we can learn to live in a greater state of harmony and balance.
3. Our relationships with other people are shaped by the interactions of our energies. They are based on more than just psychology and family history. The energetic states that we bring to one another can introduce dynamics that are even more profoundly influential. Simply by touching another person, we influence what happens in that individual’s energy field. We can come to understand the impact of our own energy on others, and theirs on us, so as to relate with great clarity and effectiveness.
4. Through the simple act of breathing, we traverse the boundary between the physical and the spiritual at every moment. There is no life activity more important than breathing. It is our most immediate and intimate connection to the life force in every moment of our lives. It is a direct link to many expressions of subtle energy and spiritual attunement, as well as a doorway to profound states of harmony and peace.
5. We are each capable of sustaining and cultivating our vital energy. Our vital energy has a metabolism that we can come to understand and manage. Through attending to the nourishment we take into our bodies, our patterns of rest and activity, and our practice of energy cultivation disciplines, we can learn to become the stewards of our vital energy.
6. Meditation, prayer, and healing are rich with subtle energy phenomena that represent contact with the spiritual dimension. Many experiences we have during these practices can be taken as direct evidence of a state of communion or communication with Spirit. Healing abilities are present within us all, and we have unknowingly used them throughout our lives.
In the 12 Weeks book, I also address your Biofield and how you can shift your energy by working in and clearing your chakras.
A practice for you is to review your week and see where you may have become more energized by the energy of others and where you may have been drained. Then, think back to your life before you suffered with pain. Who were the people in your life at that time? Were you energized or drained by them? What situations were you in that may have energized or drained you?
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Candess M. Campbell, PhD is the author of the #1 Best-selling book on Amazon, 12 Weeks to Self-Healing: Transforming Pain through Energy Medicine and Live Intuitively: Journal the Wisdom of your Soul. She is an internationally known Author, Speaker, Intuitive Coach and Mentor and Psychic Medium. She specializes in assisting others to regain their own personal power, develop their intuition and live a life of abundance, happiness, and joy.
She specializes in DNA Activation and Karmic Clearing with a group of Ascended Masters called The Lords of Karma who include the Great Divine Director, El Morya, St. Germain, Maitreya, Kuthumi, Athena, Kwan-Yin, Clyclopea, Mary, Sananda and Lady Portia. Candess has been guided by this group of Masters since she was young.
At the core of her business, Vesta Enterprises, Inc., is the belief that all healing is self-healing and that becoming conscious and making positive changes increases one’s personal power and enjoyment of life. Firmly maintaining that people grow and benefit from feeling safe and receiving, her life’s work is in bridging spirituality and mainstream beliefs to promote and foster healing at all levels. http://energymedicinedna.com
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