What Is Energy Healing? (A.K.A. That “Woo-Woo” Stuff)

One of my joys in life is being around a group of people who get it. By “it” I mean, spirituality, energy, and the fact that our thoughts really do create our reality (and thus we have complete control over what happens to us in each moment). Yet I know that there are more people who need this work, but who get stopped due to mis-information and scare tactics. meditation-1384758_640

Maybe you’ve been in a situation where you’ve run into someone who wanted to know what energy healing is, but you couldn’t find a clear way to explain it – especially hard if the other person is a skeptic. Or perhaps you’re the person wanting more information, but you’re confused by the different explanations you’ve found on the subject. Believe me, I’ve been in both situations myself and neither scenario is all that fun.

My job at The Fire Within is to make spirituality easy to understand. Once you’re aware of exactly what energy healing  is, if you’re like me you’ll want to learn more. Don’t worry. I’ll get to that in future posts. For now, here are some basics.

There are many different methods of energy healing – often termed modalities- and different theories as to why it works, but the one thing that’s constant is that the healer will always be looking at the underlying cause of symptoms rather than at the symptom itself. This deep method of inner work is precisely why I believe energy healing is so powerful. Instead of putting band-aids on symptoms, healing with energy is about peeling back the layers to find real, lasting solutions. Plus, it’s empowering to realize that we really can heal ourselves.

I’m a subscriber to an awesome newsletter put out by Mindvalley. Seriously, if you’ve never heard of them, you should definitely check them out here. They do a great job of promoting some of the most qualified and insightful thought leaders, many of whom I had previously never heard of before seeing them on Mindvalley. This week’s blog featured Jeffrey Allen, who gave one of the best explanations of energy healing I’ve ever heard. His main point is that energy healing is about “looking at the underlying cause before things change into symptoms.”

For instance, if you keep manifesting weight gain no matter how much you exercise or what diet you try, what is the underlying belief that is perpetuating this state? Is it lack of self-esteem, emotional eating due to stress, a chakra blockage or fear of losing your friends once you no longer want to go out with them for fast food lunches? Energy healing takes the premise that everything in life is interconnected. Once you find the cause, you’ve found the cure.

If you’ve ever wondered how to explain energy healing to someone, or you’ve been curious about it but a little freaked out, it’s worth checking out what Jeffrey says in his article. In case you’re wondering, I am not getting paid to promote Jeffrey, but I like to share cool information when I find it. You can check it out on the Mindvalley Academy Blog.

Now that we’ve covered what energy healing is, my plan for future posts is to discuss some of my favorite healing modalities and how they can improve your life. My goal is to create a kind of healing and self-help reference guide that anyone can use. Of course, I’ll also be commenting on what worked (and didn’t) for me as well as continuing to tell it like it is regarding my life. Stay tuned!

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