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It seems that biofield energy can have emotional / psychological side effects. That’s what I discovered this week.
First: Yes, energy healing can have side-effects. If you’ve every gotten an energy headache, that’s an unwanted result of something you did with energy — a side-effect. Any time we influence the human body, we’ll produce multiple results, some intended, some not intended. As we get better at producing larger influences, those unintended results will also intensify, and eventually reach a threshold where we can’t ignore them. When that happens, we label them “side-effects.” I wrote about this previously in 2015, while working with a friend who had cancer.
Here’s what happened this time. On Friday, I opened more power to the deeper parts of my biofield, parts that are normally powered just by my physical cells. I drew that power from the same power source that supplies my ethereal muscles and the outer parts of my biofield. I call that power supply my “core.” You can think it as connecting to a non-personal soul if you like. I discuss it here, from a time when I called ethereal muscles “mental areas.”
My goal was (is) to increase power for my entire body, to give me more resources as I explore techniques to create sensations. (Erotic energy, which seems to produce sensations in non-energy-workers under the right circumstances, is the first step in unraveling those techniques.) But for this first attempt, I only increased power to my stomach, because a smaller test seemed like a good idea.
(Why my stomach? My arm didn’t seem interesting enough — I wanted an organ. But my chest seemed too risky. Stomach seemed reasonable.)
I increased the energy flowing into my stomach. Remember how energy has a signature? That’s the type of energy, corresponding to the state of the tissue. So normal, inflamed, etc, all have their own signature. Here, I used a broad energy signature, which includes normal, inflamed, anxious, plus any other state my stomach might wind up in. I figured, let’s just power it, no matter what state it’s in.
That was Friday afternoon. That evening, I had a disagreement with my girlfriend — nothing serious, just something to talk through next time we connected.
Saturday morning I woke up deeply bothered by that disagreement. I wrote and mulled and distracted myself and returned to it and wrote more. It had turned into a big deal. My stomach felt odd too, but Friday night I’d eaten a bit of an eggplant dish with lots of garlic that had bothered my stomach, so I figured it was just that. I resolved that I’d check the energy once I got my head around this disagreement.
Around noon, still bothered, I decided to just check the energy in my stomach. It looked wrong. Muddy, to pick a word. It wasn’t just the signature of an unhealthy stomach, it was a signature that didn’t correspond to any state I could recognize. Just wrong.
I fixed it. Reduced the total flow of energy into my stomach. Changed the signature, so it was primarily the signature for a calm, happy stomach, with only a little bit of energy for any other signatures. And within seconds, I felt better. Not just physically, but emotionally. My stress disappeared. I went from cycling about this disagreement to thinking about it calmly — it was still something to talk about, but not something to obsess about anymore. It seems that the wrong energy in my stomach had caused my emotional state. The shift into that emotional state was slow, it happened overnight, but the change out of it was abrupt, profound, and surprising.
How did that happen? I know it sounds strange, but psychology research indicates that emotions come from the body, not the brain. The brain notices what’s happening in the body, interprets it as an emotion, then comes up with a cause for that emotion. There’s some elegant research on this. My brain noticed the weirdness in my stomach and concluded I must be really bothered by something, then focused on that disagreement as a result.
I have a few take-aways from this. Side-effects can show up in unexpected ways. Testing is important.
And the one that excites me: How can we turn these side-effects into healing techniques?If you liked this post, consider visiting my current blog at mikesententia.com.
Tags: Case Studies, Emotions, Energy, Healing, PersonalStory
Thanks for the linked research, it’s good to know how these things affect our current moods. I thought it would be interesting to note that in Ancient Egypt, psychic attributes were situated in various parts of the body, and even the sense of self was distributed in different parts of the body. There’s a good breakdown of this in Naydler’s Temple of the Cosmos, but it’s not a new idea, and you can see it clearly in some texts where each part of the body is mentioned as if it had its own consciousness. I don’t know if this is relevant to what you are doing, but it may be useful so I’ll link it here:
A question: when I first started doing Reiki I had a cold, and noticed that whenever I did distance Reiki, the cold symptoms would get worse. A teacher told me that this is my body adjusting to the different energy and that my immune system is identifying it as a foreign body to be attacked, thus the worsening of my cold. Does any other reason occur to you? I’d appreciate your input. Thanks!
I found it interesting, how energy “imbalance” can cause emotional effects. It makes me think on one thing though. Could it be in the other way around also? Emotional “imbalance” could change the way energy is distributed causing sickness or propention to some kinds of illness. If thats the case, maybe is something right with what Louise Hay says. It needs to be tested, but is an interesting twist.