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A reader asked me:
How do I prepare to control energy healing? In particular, how do I find injured tissue and recognize the signature of healthy tissue?
Thanks to Lisa for the great question.
- Learn to visualize the procedure, not the result
- Learn sensory connections
- Identify each type of tissue in the body (covered below)
Learning Fundamental Skills
Visualizing the procedure and making sensory connections are fundamental skills, but I haven’t explained them. So I’m going to pause the current series for a few weeks to cover them.
Each fundamental skill builds on the previous ones. If you’re having trouble organizing them all, I’m publishing a free eBook next month with step-by-step exercises to learn conscious control of magick.
Identifying Each Type of Tissue
Connecting to the Body
Touch your knee, leg, arm, wherever. Connect to that point. It’s important to connect using touch so you know where you are in the body. Later, you’ll look up the physical structures in an anatomy text. This book (under $15) looks good. Google image search works well, too.
Exploring the Body
Expand the area you’re looking at until you come to a dramatic, sudden change in signature (a signature shift). This is where one tissue connects to another. For example, where a tendon attaches to a bone, or where skin anchors to muscle. It can also be the edge of one tendon, with a different tendon on the other side.
Try to find all the boundaries, in every direction, for the tissue. This is how you ensure you have the entire injured muscle/tendon/whatever, which is important for effective energy healing.
Bone and cartilage have less energy than muscle, skin and tendon. Since you’re detecting energy signatures, bone and cartilage are harder to see. Start on the easy-to-see tissues.
Identifying Tissue by Signature
Each type of tissue has its own signature*. Once you know how muscle, tendon, nerves and bone look, you can orient yourself in any part of the body.
*Except ligament, which has the same signature as tendon.
Use the anatomy text as a map. Pick a starting point (below), then use the text to figure out what type of tissue is across each boundary. It becomes easier as you learn to recognize more types of tissues.
When crossing from one tissue to another, remember that each joint has many tendons. The edge of each tendon is a boundary, but across that boundary is often another tendon. You’ll know you’re in a new type of tissue when the new area has a different signature.
2 Ways To Start Exploring
1. Start at the skin. Slowly look deeper into the body, noting each transition from one type of tissue to another. The middle of your thigh, for example, goes skin-muscle-bone, while your knee has lots of tendons and cartilage and no muscle.
2. Start with an injury, like an inflamed tendon in the knee. Inflamed tissue has a distinctive signature. It will stand out among the healthy tissue. If you know what type of tissue is inflamed, you have your reference point for the anatomy text.
I started with method 2. If I had to do it over again, I’d do both methods in the early stages of training.
Practice this until you can easily map the tissues in your joints and identify the type of tissue that is injured or inflamed. Then learn energy healing.Other posts in this series:
- How to Start Energy Healing (July 8, 2010)