The way subtle energy moves through me has changed over the years. As blockages to the free flow of this energy through and around my body have been cleared the energy flows more smoothly. It’s more like a calm stream now, or a gentle breeze, whereas before it was like water flowing around rocks, in the shallows or rapids, or wind in the trees.
For a time I had a sense of loss about not feeling the energy quite as much as I used to. The turbulence it produced, the sensations of it flowing out of my hands was familiar and it felt powerful and it’s absence was a bit disconcerting. I even got a little depressed about this change and wondered if my healing abilities were waning as the energy sensations abated. I took a break from healing work and reached for new understandings. The phrase “physician heal thyself” came to mind as I tried to get the energy flowing like it used to, all the while reintegrating, reshuffling all I had learned before.
About ten months ago someone took me to dinner and our conversation meandered around a variety of topics as it normally does at a social supper, not focusing on anything in particular for too long. Then, as my host finished his meal he asked me to do some healing work on him and he reached into his pocket and handed me a significant sum of money.
He said he didn’t care if my healing worked or not, and said he wanted to contribute to my well-being and to help finance my experiments in hydroponics. For some reason, he believed in my healing work and my efforts to help people grow their own fresh food. I don’t recall speaking about either of these to any great depth with the guy. We hadn’t spent much time together, and we didn’t really know one another. He had told me his sister did some healing work using the emotional freedom technique, so I guess he had something to go on there.
I accepted the money, finished eating, and we left the restaurant. In the parking lot, the man lit up a cigarette and talked about his business. I was more interested in his health issues and asked what he wanted me to work on. He said he had pain in his right hip and knee.
I stood about five feet away, avoiding cigarette smoke and held my right hand, palm open, by my side and lightly focused my attention first on his hip and then on his right knee. I felt strong sensations and told him the pain in the hip was bone deep and much stronger than the pain in his knee. He nodded slowly and agreed. He then told me about pain in his shoulder.
In doing this I realized a shift had occurred in the way I focused and felt his energy. I’d not done it quite like that before, and the energetic feedback was instant and was acknowledged by the client right away. I told the man I would work on him from a distance that evening.
In the morning I got a text from the man saying “Whatever you are doing is working!” He let me know he had slept better than he had in a long time and his arm and shoulder were no longer hurting.
I continued working on the man for several days, but only working for a few minutes at a time. This was a new way of working with subtle-energy that was working very well.
A month or so later I received a phone call from a woman who said her husband had hurt his back and that this had happened before. In the past when this would happen, he would go to a chiropractor for a few months for it to heal and that was very expensive and they couldn’t really afford it, and on top of this, he would be out of work. At that moment my dinner was ready and I told her I would work on him as soon as I finished eating. She said he was in the shower anyway and thanked me and we said goodbye.
After eating I tried the new technique again, paying close attention to what I was sensing. As I reached into the mans’ energy field I sensed a profound shift and I quickly withdrew. I reasoned that what I felt was a surface manifestation and there were many changes taking place beneath the surface that I didn’t need to be involved with. The energy I added to his aura, or the way it was applied, or something like that, caused a cascade of effects that I didn’t need to tend to. As an analogy, when you water a plant you don’t have to do more than give it the water and some time for the plant to take it in.
About twenty minutes later I repeated the steps and again noticed a shift, which was much more subtle, and I quickly let it go.
Later that evening the woman called to let me know her husband was feeling fine and she thanked me profusely. I was quite happy and asked if she had anything she needed healing work on. She told me her hip had been giving her pain for something like forty years or more.
This time I barely touched her energy body from a distance and asked how she felt now. She paused a moment and said wait a moment, let me stand up and walk and see how it feels. She almost gasped as she said the pain is gone. She called across the room to her husband to look and see how she was walking normally.
It has taken some time to integrate how rapidly healing with subtle energy can happen like this. What might have taken hours before was taking a few minutes, or in some cases just a matter of a few seconds. I won’t say it’s completely routine, but it does feel like a new normal.
As I think about this shift in my healing work it seems important to understand it in a way that I could teach others how to do it. I’m going to have to think about this a bit more.