Self care is tremendously important yet it is often the hardest thing to include in our days. We go and go, give and give without taking time for ourselves. We are beginning to recognize this pattern as being a problem! Many people are starting to remedy the situation by exercising and eating right. Many are seeing the benefit of meditation in their day. In addition to those changes the advances in consciousness research are pointing to something more that can be profoundly beneficial for self care and stress management. That something more is energy awareness and management.
Years ago as I dealt with my issues re: self care I discovered the powerful role energy can play beyond what happens with a practitioner. We cannot always have a healer with us! What we can do is learn simple energetic techniques that add to our toolbox of skills to benefit our health and well being. Once I understood that I not only felt more empowered, but also had more options to deal with stress, frustration and fatigue.
Background Knowledge re: Subtle Energy Benefits
Each strong thought or emotion also creates a reaction in our aura
Strong emotions, fears, & stress reactions vibrate more intensely through our field
Blocks in energy flow cut us off from higher level functioning
What we think about and feel affects way we pattern energy w/in the body
Habitual negative patterns-thought/feeling involve one or all of the layers of the aura
Subtle negative reactions over time affects all facets of the energy field
Changing thought patterns takes persistence
Changing emotional patterns takes will and strength
Directly addressing the energy field creates change with ease
Subtle Energy Benefits: Tools for Self Care
When we know that our field is disrupted we can introduce a healthy pattern. This may be done through imagery, color, frequency, establishing coherence, processing emotions, or shifting belief patterns. We can also physically bring in new energy at the cellular level and create new patterns.
We know that our energy is disrupted if we are having pain or discomfort of any kind. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology both report that disturbances in the field underlie all difficulties whether they be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
Tools that work to settle your energy field before you even know the specifics of that disturbance are: centering and grounding, EFT, HeartMath techniques and meditation. These methods reestablish the integrity of the field. They bring it into coherence and calm any turmoil. Often it is that simple! The troubling thoughts, feelings or sensation may simply disappear or a door may open to deeper awareness that enables you to get at the tap root of a problem.
Subtle Energy Benefits for Life
Working with our energy helps us in the moment no matter what trouble we are having. Energy approaches can also be preventative and form a strong foundation for life. As we work with our field enhancing its strength and coherency, we’re not locked in to patterns unconsciously. This means we can adapt to circumstances and flow with life more easily. Using an energetic approach in your self care provides a true sense of empowerment and inner peace in addition to the health benefits!
A strong centered field contributes to our self care and to every aspect of our lives. It provides a valuable foundation for creating balance in relationships. It is of enormous help in dealing with change, grief or loss. The benefits of subtle energy approaches far outweigh any time or effort necessary to learn them!