Imagine this: You’re in the midst of a chaotic day, juggling work deadlines, family responsibilities, and the never-ending buzz of technology. Your mind feels cluttered, your body’s tense, and stress is your constant companion. It’s a scenario many of us can relate to—the overwhelming rush of modern life.
However, what if we told you there is a powerful solution to this chaos hiding beneath the surface, within the realm of energies that you cannot see? That’s where energy healing comes in.
It is easy to forget, in the hustle and bustle of daily life, that everything is made out of energy, including our thought processes and emotions. And when this energy gets out of balance, it can wreak havoc on our well-being—both mentally and physically.
Energy healing is the key to restoring that balance. It’s not just some abstract concept; it’s a real-world practice that can help you find peace amidst the chaos, boost your vitality, and ignite your inner growth.
What is Energy Healing? Healer Jeffrey Allen Explains
More often than not, the diversity of perspectives in energy healing can make clarity hard to come by. However, energy healer Jeffrey Allen, who is also the trainer for Mindvalley’s Duality Quest, unravels its mysteries, reveals its essence, and demonstrates its potential to change one’s life.
Here’s what energy healing is, based on Jeffrey’s expertise:
1. Looking beyond the symptoms
Energy healing is about looking at the underlying cause before things change into symptoms.
For example, if you have a scrape on your arm, that’s the result, not the cause. The cause was that you bumped into something and cut yourself.
Similarly, if you look a little deeper into most problems or illnesses, there is normally a cause that’s not seen. It doesn’t just show up randomly.
Let’s consider this common relationship scenario:
“At the start of the relationship, it was exciting, and we paid attention to each other. But eventually, he started to tune out and turn his attention elsewhere, and the relationship deteriorated. This keeps happening to me; I think all men are like this.”
The first thought—all men or women are like this—is the equivalent of blaming the scrape on your arm instead of whatever caused you to fall over.
2. Consider the underlying cause
The key is to look at it from an energy perspective—the underlying cause.
Your energy might be saying, “I’m a valuable and exciting person, but only up to a point. After that, I’m not so sure. If you see the real me, you’ll think that I’m not as good as what I’ve been advertising.”
If that’s the story inside you, then people are going to pick that up, resonate with it, and start to play it out. So actually, you are creating it even though it looks like the other person did it.
That’s what energy healing is about. Rather than looking at what happened and the effects, it looks at the cause inside you. If you can recognize the root cause, then you can change it.
3. It’s about changing your momentum
Simply put, energy healing is about taking the momentum that you have, the direction you’re already heading in, and changing it slightly so that your future changes dramatically.
Imagine you’re coming into this moment from a certain direction. If you don’t change anything, it’s easy to see the future—it’s just a straight line. You know how things will turn out.
Your future is a continuation of that same line. The things that have been happening will keep happening.
With energy healing, the aim is to turn. Maybe a 2-degree or 90-degree turn. So now your momentum will start taking you in a different direction.
This is where you start seeing big changes. Because even if you change course by just 2 degrees, at first you’re close to the old path you were on, but after a month or several months, your old path will seem further and further away from you as you continue going in your new direction.
The more you go down your new path, the farther you are from your old path.
4. It’s not about immediate change
After healing, it may seem like not much has changed. The world will still look the same. But if you wait, you’ll end up in a completely different place.
This is what makes energy healing so powerful.
So instead of looking at your current position and bringing about immediate change, pay attention to the underlying momentum.
The Science Behind Energy Healing
The term “energy healing” refers to a variety of alternative healing practices that manipulate the body’s energy fields.
The concept sounds pretty awesome, but how does science back it up? Here’s what you need to know:
1. Biofields and energy flow
A common aspect of energy healing is the manipulation of biofields, or energy fields, around and within the body in order to achieve healing.
According to proponents and researchers, energy flows along the body meridians and is capable of being affected by skillful practitioners. These experts have the ability to positively impact the flow of energy, promoting balance and well-being.
Reiki is a popular method of healing in which practitioners channel healing energy through their hands into the body of a patient in order to promote curing. Due to its popularity, scientific research supporting Reiki’s effectiveness can easily be found.
3. Healing touch
Healing touch is where practitioners use their hands to assess and balance the patient’s energy field and reduce stress levels.
With this modality, a 2020 systematic review published in the Journal of Holistic Nursing found positive outcomes in terms of reduced pain and anxiety. It reported that “these findings support the use of [healing touch] as an effective stress reduction strategy as a relevant strategy to sustain a viable nurse work force post-COVID-19.”
4. Bioelectromagnetic fields
Some energy healing practices work through the manipulation of bioelectromagnetic fields.
The thing is, the human body generates electrical current and has electromagnetic fields associated with various physiological processes. So, when external practitioners use energy healing, they can influence these fields to promote healing and well-being.
And currently, plenty of research on the subject is taking place.
How Does Energy Healing Work?
Energy healing revolves around the manipulation of the body’s energy fields to promote healing and well-being. This therapy emphasizes the importance of restoring balance within the body’s energy fields, whose disturbances or imbalances may lead to illness or discomfort.Most of the time, we assume our beliefs are true—like unchanging facts about the world. From an energy perspective, however, nothing could be further from the truth. — @iamjeffreyallen Click To Tweet
Techniques such as Reiki, Healing Touch, and Therapeutic Touch involve practitioners employing their hands to engage with a patient’s energy field. This aims to dissolve blockages and facilitate the unobstructed flow of energy.
Using different energy healing methods from various traditions, practitioners can actually influence these fields, helping the body’s natural processes and promoting healing.
Healing harmonizes, aligns, balances, and harmonizes all parts of the body—physical, etheric, emotional, and mental.
Types of Energy Healing
Energy healing comes in many different forms. Here are four types that can help your body, mind, and spirit.
Developed in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, “Reiki” is composed of two Japanese words: “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” meaning life force energy. So, Reiki is a sacred energy that heals, and practitioners can channel this healing energy through their hands into your body.
According to research, the healing from this modality goes beyond the physical body; symptoms of illnesses often originate from stress, fear, and anxiety in everyday life. It’s human nature to get jealous, hateful, angry, and nervous, but we get sick when our body’s energy reserves are exhausted by all these emotional and mental blockages.
So by flowing through the physical body, this energy stimulates self-healing at the deepest levels and clears emotional and mental blocks. We’re cleansed of negative energies, our energy centers are balanced, and our minds, bodies, and spirits are brought into harmony.
“In the next 50 years, most people will realize that they don’t need someone else to tell them what’s true,” Jeffrey predicts. “They don’t need the third-party authority to inform them. They can discover it for themselves.”
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is a healing practice from China where you do gentle movements, deep breathing, and chill meditation to balance your body’s energy called “qi” or “chi.”
It’s a super smooth energy flow through your body’s highways. People do Qigong to feel better, like getting rid of stress and thinking clearly.
Throughout the world, there are various forms of Qigong that are practiced. The majority of these practices focus on spirituality and health through breathing exercises and meditation, while others are more intense and include martial arts as well.
Reflexology is like a foot and hand secret, therapeutic massage. The idea is that different parts of your feet, hands, and ears are connected to your body’s systems.
So, when experts press these magic spots, it helps you chill out, get your blood moving, and let your body’s natural healing powers do their thing. People try it for stress, pain, and relaxation.
Acupuncture is a Chinese technique where tiny needles go into some of your body’s special points to make your energy flow properly and help you heal.
This healing practice is based on the ancient belief that if your energy is messed up, you can get sick. It helps fix that and ease things like pain, worry, and tummy problems.
Healing Energy Quotes
Jeffrey is here to remind us not to forget about our spiritual well-being and to take care of our energy. So here are some of his best-known quotes for you to get inspiration from:
- “Most of the time, we assume our beliefs are true—like unchanging facts about the world. From an energy perspective, however, nothing could be further from the truth.”
- “Tuning into this higher awareness gives us fantastic guidance but also a sense of peace and ease—that everything is happening just perfectly, that there’s a bigger plan which is playing out beautifully.”
- “Imagine giving every person you see today 100% permission to be themselves. You’ll be surprised by how clean and happy you feel.”
- “Never underestimate the power of contrary thoughts. They are the first sign that you are breaking through your old beliefs.”
- “The only thing you can really change is your mind, yet that can change everything.”
Energy Healing Training—How to Send Healing Energy to Someone
Energy healing training is where you learn how to tap into the hidden currents of vitality flowing through everyone’s bodies. Because everything is energy, this practice will help restore balance and joy not only to yourself but to others, too.
That’s also known as distance healing—when positive energy is sent over long distances to help someone feel better, even if you, the healer, aren’t physically there.
This idea goes way back in history. For example, ancient Egyptians used prayers and thoughts to send good energy to sick people. In the Far East, Buddhist monks chanted and burned special incense to help people feel better, even if they were far away.
How to do energy healing
Firstly, choose calm settings for uninterrupted focus and prepare your own space in a way that allows your energy to flow and be radiant.
Remain focused and calm and enter into a realm of shared focus and intentions, culminating in a moment where both parties build an energy bridge between them.
Use visualization and breathing techniques, connect with guiding spirits, and send healing energy to your loved ones.
On this transformational journey, you become a source of well-being, bringing hearts together no matter how far apart they are.
Awaken Your Energetic Greatness
Things we can’t see play a significant role in the world around us. Just like invisible radio waves and Wi-Fi make our devices work, there’s also an invisible part inside you.
It’s called your energy body, and it’s just as real as your arms and legs.
Most people don’t know how to use it, but those who do discover amazing abilities like intuition, manifesting what they want, and even healing.If you're not tuned into the energy world, you're only using about half of your human abilities. — @iamjeffreyallen Click To Tweet
If you want to explore the fascinating world of energy healing and learn how it can enhance your life in unexpected ways, sign up for Jeffrey Allen’s FREE Mindvalley Masterclass.
With his expertise, you can get insights on how to gain greater self-control, a greater understanding of spirituality, and a greater sense of happiness in both your energy and physical self.
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