Does energy healing or energy medicine still sound like a new-age pseudoscience to you? No worries, in this article, I give you a basic understanding of what energy healing really is and how you can benefit from it even if you are skeptical.
Are you skeptical about energy healing?
There is nothing wrong about approaching energy healing with a mixture of curiosity, fascination, and some skepticism. I too was initially skeptical when I was first introduced to the concept of energy healing. But since I experienced first hand how simple yet extremely effective energy self-healing can be, it has become an essential part of my daily routine. I know that these exercises are a significant contributor to my overall wellbeing. But the most significant benefit for me is that they help me to get regular great sleep.
Whatever it is what you want to improve in your life on a physical or mental level, you can benefit from energy healing too. And the best part is that you are tapping into your natural ability to heal yourself with these techniques; therefore, energy self-healing is absolutely free and 100% safe!
In this article, I want to clear up some of the confusion or misconceptions you may still have about energy healing. I will give you some basics about what energy healing is and where you can use it in your life to heal yourself. You will be surprised how easy energy healing can transform your life.
So let’s dive in!
Energy healing has a long tradition and is based on science
First, energy healing is nothing new. Many ancient civilizations of the Americas, Asia and Egypt were using it to keep body, mind, and spirit healthy. But it is not just history that advises us to devote ourselves more to our self-healing powers. We know now that energy healing is also based on scientific principles and therefore really shouldn’t be dismissed as quackery.
When we talk about energy healing, often the first thing we think about is that we are going to heal something physical about our body. Maybe you have a disease, and you want to move that out of your body. Energy healing definitely can impact the physical body. It’s a great tool to augment the regular treatment you’re doing with your doctor on a physical level.
Energy healing is more than curing your physical body
However, energy healing is much more. It is about changing your energy in general, a process where your energy field is balanced or cleared. “But what is an energy field?” I can hear you asking. To understand this, you have to keep in mind that everything is energy; the universe, including us and our bodies, is made up of energy.
More precisely, your body is made of tissues and organs. And issues and organs are made of cells which are made of molecules. And what are molecules made of? Atoms. What are atoms made of? Sub-atomic particles like electrons which are energy. That’s why like everything else you are one big ‘chunk’ of energy. You are the same energy that composes plants, trees, rocks, and the phone, computer or tablet you are using to read this article. There is no real separation; it’s all made of the same energy.
Your body is an energy field of several layers
The underlying infrastructure of your body is an energy field which consists of five layers of energy. The first layer is your physical body, which you can touch and see. In addition, four other energy fields are surrounding your physical body, which are invisible to most of us. These are commonly referred to as your ‘aura’. It is in these layers where your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual characteristics are stored. Your energy field, or your aura, is an intelligent system that regulates your health and the healing of your mind, body, and spirit. It indicates whether you as a whole person is in balance or out of balance.
Also, keep in mind that energy interacts with everything all the time in ways you can’t see, but often sense. You probably know this feeling when you enter a room and sense some tension because the people in there just had an argument. This shows you that you can pick up good and bad vibes given off by people, places, or situations.
Your thoughts and beliefs are energy too
If everything is energy, then your thoughts and your beliefs are energy too. You’ve formed your thoughts or your belief systems based on what others have taught you and what you’ve allowed yourself to believe through your own experiences.
This can be your power but also your challenge because like everybody, you have adopted a set of limiting beliefs that are blocking your energy flow. Although you may be unaware of this as it happens unconsciously, the outcome is often very real. Because you may keep attracting things, events, or people you don’t want to have in your life.
The good news is that your belief system only has the energy that you consciously put behind it and therefore you can change it. If you identify a belief system that is no longer working for you, you can clear out the underlying issues and replace them with new helpful beliefs and patterns.
In other words, you have consciously taken some unconscious energy that is in some non-coherent space and turned it into more aligned energy. And this can happen on a physical or on a mental level in many different areas in your life.
What are some unhelpful patterns you want to change?
Let’s dive a little deeper into the power of energy healing to change old patterns in your life that keep you stuck. Maybe you have some kind of trauma or something that happened in your life still sits very deep. You are responding by setting up patterns in your energy field where things are repeating over and over, like “I will never find the right partner” or “I’ll never have enough money.”
Think of one thing right now that happened to you more than once and that you are not really happy about. Maybe it’s a relationship pattern when you get into a new relationship. First, you’re really excited about the person, but then something goes wrong, or you find out that he or she is not really as available as you thought.
Or it’s something in your body. For example, you have a pattern in your knee where you’re prone to get some kind of injury; it always happens on the same knee for some reason. Even if it is caused by different types of accidents, it always affects that one side. This means that there is an energy pattern in your body.
Another very common space for same energy patterns is money. For example, no matter how many times you change your career or try some other way to make money, you always end up at a certain level and then get stuck. This is a sign that there is an energy pattern in your money space – whether the energy is blocked or there is some level where you can’t break through.
How does energy healing help to remove unhelpful patterns?
It is not until you start changing the energy patterns that you notice that these unhelpful patterns were affecting you in a much more profound way than you thought. In most cases, they were showing up in a way that you weren’t even aware of. These energy patterns inside us are so unconscious and automatic that they become part of our reality; we think that it’s real, and we don’t know what it would feel like without it.
The reason for this is that when we feel some emotional or physical pain, we start to surround it with some unconscious energy so that we don’t have to keep experiencing that pain. It doesn’t matter if it is a big pain or a little pain, we all use this technique to protect us. But in the long run, it is more damaging than helpful because you get stuck and further carried away from your goals.
Energy healing activates your body’s subtle energy systems to remove these blocks. And breaking through these energetic blocks stimulates your body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
So when we talk about energy healing, we refer to all these different things. We are not just working with our body but with anything where we experience blockages in our life. Energy healing is so powerful because it takes a holistic approach that enables you to change all that’s holding you back. You will start having brand new experiences that weren’t really possible before you did the healing.
Energy healing is accessible to everybody
The good news is that everybody is a healer on an energy level. Inside you, there is a really powerful healer that knows how to take that old unwanted pattern and change it into a new healthy behavior that gives you clarity in your life.
In fact, you’re doing it all the time; that is a big part of what personal growth is really about. Energy healing is about identifying those patterns where things are not working so well for you by taking some tools to heal that energy and to move out of these old patterns. This finally allows you to create new patterns which are much more exciting and much more in line with who you want to be and where you want to go in your life.
You don’t need to be spiritual to benefit from energy healing
No worry if this still sounds all too woo-woo for you. It’s not necessary to be spiritual to benefit from energy healing. Just like you don’t need to know how electricity really works in order to use it, you don’t need to completely understand the concept of energy healing before you practice it. All that is required is to go in with an open mind, and you will soon see how powerful and effective even some simple healing techniques can be.
I’m a big advocate of energy self-healing because it gives me the freedom to apply the tools whenever I need them. However, you can, of course, also visit an energy healer. An energy healing session can offer you immediate relaxation and relief if you are feeling stressed or anxious. And keep in mind that energy healing is a complementary modality; so you shouldn’t exclude any Western medicine you may be taking.