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The Subtle Energy System

 

Energy

Energy is a term that is used frequently in our modern society. It is used to describe many things such as artificial energy drinks and foods full of sugar and caffeine as well as the more organic products filled with seeds and exotic fruits.

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Energy is also used to describe the power that heats and lights our homes, offices and public buildings. These forms of energy include oil, gas and electricity as well as renewable forms such as solar, wind, geothermal and tidal. As well as describing foods and heating the term energy is also used to describe body energy and the living experience, both positive and negative.

 

People inter change the term between these three contexts and it is understandable to see how ideas on these concepts may become confused. Advertising encourages the thought that artificial energy drinks are healthy and will add to health and body energy levels. In reality they give people a false energy high that will subside very quickly. These drinks tend to be filled with sugar that in the long term taxes the body and health.

We also use the term energy to describe aspects of the environment and fuels that we consume from the environment. We have all heard the term used smooch over the past few decades as we are constantly encouraged, and rightly so, to recycle waste and limit our fossil fuel consumption as these things are negatively impactful on the environment.

 

Modern living

Modern living makes taxing demands on everyone and those demands often leave people with little sleep or poor sleep patterns. Television is twenty four hours a day, seven days of the week now. The internet also gives us constant entertainment as it gives us gambling, shopping, gaming, and social media opportunities. There are endless distractions to grab your attention. There seems little time for life commitments such as work and family who are seeking our attention as well.

These are not easy dilemmas to address as our society encourages people to live in ways that are not in the best interests of their physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health or the good health of the planet. The more serious and meaningful is often left aside for the more destructive or trivial.

 

A need for change

There is a new trend of thinking that acknowledges this old negative way of living and the need for change. This new trend recognises that there is a relationship between these different facets of energy for all things are inter- related.

 

Subtle energy

In the various areas of our work we have both talked often about energy. Primarily we are talking about an energy that has been known for thousands of years in the ancient world. It is an energy that the modern world is now beginning to think about and explore in a more considered way. This energy is known as subtle energy or universal energy and it consists of a mixture of electricity and magnetism, which is found naturally in the human body. This energy is known by many names in both the ancient and our modern world. It is known by such names as, Ka, by the ancient Egyptians and Chi, Ki, Prana and Psychic to name just a few in the modern world. All cultures have a name for this energy.

There are seven major chakra points. Each is an energy reservoir that sends electromagnetic energy around the body. Electro magnetic energy is also known as Chi/Ki and Prana amongst other names. This subtle energy needs to be in a healthy condition to keep all levels of the person in good health. Alcohol, poor sleep patterns and stress are some of the things that will interrupt the subtle energy system of the body.

There are seven major chakra points. Each is an energy reservoir that sends electromagnetic energy around the body. Electro magnetic energy is also known as Chi/Ki and Prana amongst other names. This subtle energy needs to be in a healthy condition to keep all levels of the person in good health. Alcohol, poor sleep patterns and stress are some of the things that will interrupt the subtle energy system of the body.

We have often discussed in our blogs the energies that are all around you as they impact that delicate energy system of the body to bring about wellness or destructiveness in the body and life. All things are interconnected and all energy on some level will interrelate.

Subtle energy can be affected by life choices such as sleep, eating habits and stress as all of these things can block subtle energy’s efficiency as it flows through the body. On a wider context earth energy as it is emitted from the centre of the earth also affects and impacts the efficient flow of your subtle energy through the body as will celestial energy, which is given to us via the sun, moon and the stars. The environment and the conditions around you will impact and affect the efficiency of subtle energy within your body also. So it is important that you live in a clean and calm environment for optimum health. Modern life does not always afford you the correct requirements for a healthy subtle energy system, as much of our modern world is polluted with dirt, poison and noise, all of which will damage the body and the energy system on some level. We are also surrounded by electromagnetic signals from lights, TVs, computers and mobile devices that will affect the subtle energy of the body.

It is named the subtle energy system; however it is of huge importance to the individual and their living experience. It brings life and vitality to the body as well as connecting the individual to all levels of life itself.

Subtle energy flows through the body naturally, just like your blood flows through your veins, it flows through a system of meridians which are unseen in the body but can be felt by the individual as the energy flows to various parts of the body. On an everyday level if the system is working well the individual will not feel the energy flow. However, when the energy is impacted in a negative way and parts of the body are not receiving the energy, the body will react and start to break down. As the energy is returned to the body the individual may well feel the energy move through the body and experience this movement as short lived pain or energy ripples through the meridians. For optimum health your subtle energy must flow freely through the body. It is in free flow that the body will be in the best health as the cells will be continually fired and fed by the vital life giving electricity and magnetism. It is both of these energies, electricity and magnetism, in combination that makes subtle energy.  This energy is the life blood of the universe as it flows through every living thing equally. It connects you to all life.  Having your subtle energy system in good order is best for your body, mind, emotions and spirit as that is what balance is.

 

A healthy subtle energy system

There is a great deal that the individual can do to keep their subtle energy system in good health. Sleep for at least eight hours a night in a dark room with no light. Get regular sleep and not disjointed sleep. This is not easy for shift workers. However block out and black out the light as much as you can.

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Eat healthily as the quality of food itself will impact the energy system. The colours of foods impact the energy system of the body as does the type of foods. Eat lots of blues and greens, like leafy vegetables and fruits. However keep your diet balanced. Don’t just eat blues and greens exclusively as this will bring imbalance and have a negative impact on the energy system and the body.

Be mindful of alcohol and all drugs both pharmaceutical and illegal. They all have a harsh impact on the energy system and so only use prescribed drugs as needed and prescribed by your doctor.

Keep away from all stress. This is a tricky one in modern life. Visit a green space regularly. Don’t underestimate the need your body has for that. Urban living has its benefits. It has its drawbacks also as long periods in cities without interacting with the natural world can be negatively impactful on your well-being. The natural world is replenishing and we all benefit from connection to it.  A green garden with plants and flowers will suffice for its replenishing ability.

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Keep your energy system in balance as that is what well health is, your body and system completely in balance. Meditation is a good way of returning your energy system to good order as it directly impacts it and balances it. Also visualisations such as colour visualisations will do wonders for a poor energy system. Once the energy system is balanced it will help to bring well-health back to the body.

Do plenty of regular exercise, yoga, martial arts, Qigong, and general movement of the body will help keep the energy system flowing.

Be mindful of the quality of the earth energy as it comes up to you. Of all thus far on our list, this may confuse or tax most people the most. In modern life by and large people do not have a very good conscious connection to the earth energy as the ancients did. We wear shoes as a rule, and that disconnects our direct connection with the quality of the earth energy. We do not take note of good energy or bad energy as it is absorbed by the body until we become ill and the source of that illness is confusing or without explanation.

 

The context

When you hear the word energy being used, we invite you to be thoughtful of the context it is used in.

  1. Is it to do with utilities, transport and industry?
  2. Is it used in the context of diet, food and drink?
  3. Is it being discussed in relation to the subtle energy system of the body and maybe the wider universe?

That context is all important. The two former uses of the term energy are modern concepts of the term while the latter is an ancient understanding of the workings of the human body, the earth and the wider universe that is largely ignored by modern western science and people. However things are changing slowly as more people are prepared to use energy therapies and understand first hand their healing and therapeutic benefits. This will inevitably lead to more acceptance of this old knowledge as its use spreads and it becomes more widely accepted.

We are both committed to teaching and sharing this old knowledge and being a part of spreading this wisdom to all who wish to use, know and understand.

We invite you to learn about the power of your subtle energy and become your own healer by understanding how to live a healthy life. Your life is diminished without a healthy body, the subtle energy system and subtle energy flow in good order is integral to a healthy body and healthy life. We look forward to sharing information with you and helping you to be balanced, well and healthy.

Lynette and David

Energy

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Some of our readers have told us that they do not understand the connection we are making in some of our blogs regarding energy. So we have decided to write a series on energy specifically to address this oversight.

In “Nourish the Flame Within”, our first book, we explain energy and how we are defining energy. Both David Brown and I understand that not all of our readers will have read our book. As a bit of transparent self-promotion, we would encourage you to buy a copy of Nourish the Flame Within, which will give you a strong picture of how energy relates to our work.

Both David’s thoughts and my own as well as those of science itself are continually developing and so we invite you to please read our up and coming blogs on the subject to fill you in.

As you may or may not be aware, I am not a scientist. I am an artist, a holistic therapist and a spirit medium. So my way of explaining this is not entirely scientific. It’s more general. So I am going to give you a sort of over view from my point of view.

David is going to write some more detailed and scientific- based blogs to fill you in on the whole subject and I am going to write from a more holistic/spiritual angle.

Before we start I will have to tell you that I can understand the confusion as this is a subject that stirs the emotions in many people and some people just don’t get it at all. I teach this subject from many angles. I teach people who wish to be spirit mediums and also holistic healers. Some come because they are confused or curious also. So I have to get this information across to them quite quickly so that they can go forward with their development and understanding.

I have developed my own way of doing that. A student of mine who is a trained engineer said to me recently that the most important lesson that I teach is the very first. In that lesson I say these words “Everything is energy “, to my students. That is indeed how I start. It is a very important fact to grasp. It is the first point to grasp. I have never had a lesson given to me that opens in that way.

 

So number 1: Everything is energy.

David Brown said to me that everything is not made of energy it is energy. This is what science tells us about the world and universe in which we live. We too are energy as we are part of everything. The reason that this is important is because everything is the same basic ingredient. Everything is just variations of it. When you are an energy healer this is a very useful piece of information. So too if you are an aspiring medium, it opens your understanding of the world.

Most people including myself in the past view the world as a solid experience. That is one of life’s illusions. Nothing is solid at all. The totality of the universe is energy too. It is everything, as far as we know. Although I suspect, as many scientists do too, there is more beyond our universe. There may even be many universes, and if there are, they too are energy. Yours thoughts are energy, what you say is energy, your body is energy, your actions are energy. Your home is energy. Your relationships are energy interactions. The kitchen sink is energy, so is what you eat, drink and sleep on. It is all energy.

 

Number 2: Energy interacts with energy.

The next important point to grasp is that energy interacts with energy. David will give you a lovely scientific explanation on this point. Every point in the universe interacts with every other point. That includes you. You are interacting with various aspects of the universe. You take vitamins from the sun and the sun is part of the universe. You take food and sustenance from the earth and you live on the earth and that too is part of the universe. You interact with other people and they too are part of the universe. This describes a very basic level of interaction that we have and everyone would indeed agree with me here. However there is a deeper and more profound level of interaction that we all have with the universe.

The Earth is part of the universe and is in no way separate from it. Because we are part of the universe albeit a small part of it, we have influence upon it as we interact with it. We are currently destroying our home the Earth. We are very efficient at that and if we complete that task something in the universe will change. Our influence upon the universe will be no more. We have influence on the earth. We too are living energy.

Science tells us that we are not the only universe and that there is a great possibility that there are others. Esoteric people have throughout time said that they communicate with another place. This other place is energy too (I would think). These parallel universes interact with our own universe, it would be reasonable to suppose. Once again we have energy interacting with energy.

Let’s step back from that possibility and stay on the earth for now. Human beings are energy and we know that science tells us so. Human beings interact with all life on the earth. They interact with plant, mineral and animal alike. We are dependent on each other and the rest of life on earth to maintain the living experience on the earth. There is an energy exchange happening. Human beings contribute to that energy exchange in many ways as we have already discussed. Our energy exchange is not the best at the present as it is sending other life out of balance. Our relationships with each other are an energy exchange. Even things we do with each other or to each other are an energy exchange, good or bad. Everything is energy.

 

Number 3: All energy changes.

You change and the earth changes and so too the universe as a totality changes also. We add to that change of the universe. We are having both an interaction with the universe and an exchange of energy. Our thoughts go out into the universe as our energy. Now what is a thought worth?

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Well think of something loving, and then think of something nasty. There is your answer: Positive and negative. Both will have an influence on you. The positive will be light and uplifting and the negative will be heavy and draining. Your thoughts are an energy interaction both with yourself and the wider world. Your thoughts have impact on your body and emotions. Your emotions will have an influence on the emotions of others as do your thoughts.

 

Number 4: Energy Vibrations are all around us.

Sound has been used as a powerful and effective tool for helping to improve health and well- being for thousands of years.

Sound has been used as a powerful and effective tool for helping to improve health and well- being for thousands of years.

Thoughts are vibrations, as is speech, light and colour. Colour is an aspect of light. We see light as colour and are affected by it, emotionally, physically and mentally. Sound affects us too. It affects us on a vibrational level both emotionally and physically. Every atom in our body is vibrating and each of us both individually and collectively is sending out a vibration. On an individual level we send out a personal vibration that belongs to us, it is “us”. There is a base to that vibration that solely belongs to the individual. However that base is ever changing and being influenced by everything that the person thinks does and says.

We are vibrating and so therefore are a vibration ourselves.

 

Number 5: There are many layers of energy.

There are many layers of energy within the universe, the earth and us. The interactions that we have with these layers of energy are not always apparent to our conscious thought. A great deal happens on a moment to moment basis that we are not consciously aware of. We cannot take account of every piece of information that comes in our direction and process it consciously as we would never go forward and get through our day. Most of the information that is available to us for our living experience is in the background of our life. We do not need to analyse it or think about it to live and go forward, so we don’t. There are processes within us and outside of us that we are interacting with and which interact with us. We do not either consciously know it or need to know it. However they are there and are therefore part of us, our life and living experience.

I teach people how to feel the energy around them on a conscious level. I teach them to feel the many layers of energy that exists around them. Until we look in the direction of these energy layers we don’t necessarily notice there existence. They are in the back ground of life.

There is earth energy, celestial energy and other energy layers that will tap into us whether we wish for it or not. Some of these energy layers are balancing to us and some are draining to us.

 

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There is so much in our world that we do not look closely at or question a little more deeply. These five points build the tapestry that is the complex and wonderful experience of life and the universe. To understand them is to develop a deeper appreciation of the workings of nature and the universe and our place in it, as well as our effect on nature and the myriad ways in which nature influences us. Often we dismiss much as irrelevant to our lives and well-being. Sometimes it is those things that are affecting us positively or negatively that we dismiss as irrelevant. How can they be so?

If we look a little more closely at that which is around us and which may seem ordinary, we may find the extraordinary!