By Kirsten Antony RN~
Mystics and healers have always recognized the interdependence and unity of reality. This entanglement of all things is revealed by the science of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics exposes the fact that what we consider to be reality is far more mysterious and miraculous than anything we can imagine. Through our thoughts and intentions, we can change what we view as reality. What we see as solid objects are dense bundles of energy and information. This energy and this exchange of information pervades the universe and can be exchanged instantaneously regardless of time and space. Our bodies are information in a compact form, but this energy flows in, through and around our bodies. It is an energy that not everyone can see, but can easily be felt and is known as the subtle energy body.
The subtle energy body forms patterns in and around the body. These patterns, channels and layers of energy make up what is known as our energy anatomy and flow with life force energy also known as Qi. The study and practice of working with this subtle energy is known as biofield therapy. These therapies include, but are not limited to, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, and Reiki. Biofield therapies are similar for the purpose of balancing the energy body. Directing the flow of energy is achieved through the use of the practitioners hands and healing intention. They may differ in techniques and philosophies.
These fields and layers of energy that surround and infiltrate the body work not only in the realm of quantum particles, but also with electromagnetic and vibrational principles. Our energy anatomy includes the energy centers of the body, also called chakras. These “wheels of light” are found along the midline of the body and are perceived and felt as a vortex of energy. These energy vortexes flow through the physical body into the subtle body and operate at different frequencies. Those who work with energy can feel and sometimes see an imbalance in the flow of energy. The solar plexus chakra is found in the area slightly above the navel. If you’ve ever received shocking news, you most likely felt an impact on your solar plexus like an “energy punch in the gut.” When there is a change in emotions, this energy center is easily affected. In addition to the chakras, a biofield therapist can also work within the layers of energy that emanate from your body, such as your auric field.
Founded by Janet Mentgen, RN, in 1989 as a continuing education program for nurses, other healthcare professionals, and laypersons, Healing Touch is used in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, care facilities long-term, hospices and private practices. . There are thousands of people around the world who have been trained and certified in Healing Touch techniques and who have brought this biofield healing stream. I discovered Healing Touch in the early 1990s while attending nursing school in Charleston, SC. I was encouraged to offer my new knowledge to other nurses on duty at a hospital in the area where I was studying. For me, the core of this type of healing work is to be love and compassion in motion as we are vessels through which our heart connects to our hands and circulates this vital energy to offer healing. So, to my surprise, I met resistance from one of the nurses who made disparaging remarks and stormed out of the room during my presentation. For some, science defies religious views, although many religious institutions hold similar ideas and beliefs in different guises in practical healing. Energy is energy. But it drew my attention to the blurry line that religions, science, and health care walk. Over time, I know many become steeped in the air of mystery, seeking the truth of consciousness, healing, and the nature of reality. This is encouraging because only with an open mind can we find the truth. This experience ruffled my hair but didn’t stop me from flying with my herd.
A Healing Touch session should be deeply relaxing. A qualified practitioner will have centered themselves before the session to make a clear channel for themselves to detect energy imbalances and to circulate the energy through their hands. In Healing Touch, practitioners can use techniques that use the hands and/or around the body. The hands are used to sense energy imbalances and direct a positive, healing flow of energy. Techniques such as inertia, chakra spreading, mind clearing and spiral meditation are some examples of techniques that can be used during a session. Because Healing Touch works with the energy of quantum particles, remote sessions can also be effective.
Healing Touch is a relaxing and nurturing energy therapy. A gentle touch helps balance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. It has been shown to relieve anxiety and depression, reduce stress, reduce pain, improve immune function and speed wound healing. Although this area of healing is often difficult to measure, research is proving very positive in studies.
It’s such an exciting time to be alive as so many disciplines intersect to find new insights into life’s deepest mysteries. It is also a stressful time as we are going through many changes and challenges as individuals and as a society. I truly believe that if we can understand this interconnectedness within ourselves and the world around us, not just on an intellectual level, but through the wisdom of our hearts, we can find peace within and within. ‘outside. With this peace, we can create a new world. A new world where we can heal.
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This content is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician and/or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition.
Kirsten Antony is a registered nurse and holistic health care practitioner. She offers in-home foot care, reflexology, sound healing and healing touch services to those in the Denver metro area. For more information, please visit: www.kirstenantony.net Where www.facebook.com/soultosolistichealthcare or call 303-668-8992.
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