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Here's Energy Healing Bulletin #003 - Moving Energy within and without
April 29, 2009
Hello, and welcome to the third edition of the newsletter. I think I'm getting the hang of this. Thanks for sticking with me.
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***** This edition's topic: Moving Energy Within and Without*****
Energy movements are where I'd like to focus in this newsletter.In recent newsletters, we've covered keeping your energy up, not letting it be drained out of you. We've also covered making happiness a priority, talking about how feeling good and having a solid foundation yourself will make you a much better healer, overall.
Many people who feel the need to help and heal others are left without a clue as to how to build themselves up to be able to do so. This is why I write, but I digress.
In order to build the spiritual muscle, we actually need to put the very idea of muscle on the table for a while. We aren't these bodies. We aren't these muscles. We may get this on a theoretical level, but until we actually "get it" deep down we're going to be limited.
This is why I've been stressing meditation. This is also why I submit to you that adding energy movements as well will propel you forward.
There are actually two benefits to practicing energy movements:
First, by moving the energy in/around your body, you will get used to the FEEL of it. This is important and can't be stressed enough. If you've checked out the Higher Balance stuff I mentioned earlier, you'll find that how things feel is the key to unlock how to work in the spiritual realm:
Energy doesn't have words, or arms, or eyes, ears, or anything else that you'd find in this little speck of mud (much as we may like it here). However, the finest shadings of perception and emotion can communicate faster and fuller than words, if you can learn it. Hence the meditation, and hence the energy movements.
(By the way, they're giving away text and audio lessons here: http://bit.ly/bkNQ1 )
Not only do you learn to feel and move energy, but doing so also automatically raises your awareness. The more you reflect on your spiritual nature, and the more you practice, the more spiritual you become. The more the lesson sinks in, the more detailed awareness you will have.
The second is related to the first. One might say they're two sides of the same coin. By moving your own energy, you are making sure that you are keeping yourself in good shape, both spiritually and physically.
Types of energy movement.
In my own experience, I'd loosely classify energy movement practice into two kinds: Internal and external.
External is anything that requires movement of the physical body. When you think of Tai Chi, that's a great example. Generally, this involves moving the energy around your body, but of course when you start such movement, you can't draw a hard line between movement inside and out.
Internal is (of course), anything that doesn't require movement of the body. These aren't quite as well known. If you're familiar with Qi Gong, you may notice that some actions require movement, and some do not. Internal is what I tend to use the most, simply because I dislike having to explain to people why I'm moving around so funny :-D
Energy movements are discussed in the Higher Balance curriculum, but failing that I had best results from a technique by Robert Bruce. He publishes it in his books on Astral work, but has a pretty complete tutorial right on his website (http://bit.ly/WrGtO).
Energy movement is work. There's no getting around it.
The first time I tried the energy movments above, I wound up energy-starved. He gives some advice in the intro, but I would strongly recommend a meditative practice to anyone looking to practice energy work of any kind and with energy movements especially.
Don't let that scare you though! A good energetic workout may be just the thing to lift a funk, or get your creative juices flowing, or reveal a new perspective on an old problem. Give it a try and see what you get.
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