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The Human Energy Field

Everything that’s alive pulsates with energy and all of this energy contains information. While it is not surprising that practitioners of alternative or complementary medicine accept this concept, even some quantum physicists acknowledge the existence of an electromagnetic field generated by the body’s biological processes. Scientists accept that the human body generates electricity because living tissue generates energy.

The Human Energy Field

Your physical body is surrounded by an energy field that extends as far out as your outstretched arms and the full length of your body. We are constantly “in communication” with everything around us through this system, which is a kind of conscious electricity that transmits and receives messages to and from other peoples bodies.

These messages from and within the energy field are what intuitives perceive.

Practitioners of energy medicine believe that the human energy field contains and reflects each individual’s energy. It surrounds us and carries with us the emotional energy created by our internal and external experiences – both positive and negative.

This emotional force influences the physical tissue within our bodies. In this way your biography – this is, the experiences that make up your life becomes your biography.

Experiences that carry emotional energy in our energy systems include: past and present relationships, both personal and professional, profound or traumatic experiences and memories and belief patterns and attitudes, including all spiritual and superstitious beliefs. The emotions from these experiences become encoded in our biological systems and contribute to the formation of our cell tissue, which then generates a quality of energy that reflects those emotions. These energy impressions form an energy language, which carries literal and symbolic information that a medical intuitive can read.

According to energy medicine, we are all living history books. Our bodies contain our histories – every chapter, line and verse of every event and relationship in our lives. As our lives unfold, our biological health becomes a living, breathing biographical statement that conveys our strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears.

Every thought you have had has travelled through your biological system and activated a physiological response. Some thoughts are like depth charges, causing a reaction throughout the body. A fear for instance, activates every system of your body, your stomach tightens, your heart rate increases, and you may break into a sweat. A loving thought can relax your whole body. Some thoughts are more subtle, and still others are unconscious. Many are meaningless and pass through the body like wind through a screen, requiring no conscious attention, and their influence upon our health is minimal. Yet each conscious thought- and many unconscious ones do generate a physiological response.

It sometimes takes a concerted effort to shift your mind to allow yourself to heal. Accepting the idea that every part of your life – from your physical history to your relationships to every attitude, opinion, and belief you carry inside yourself – affects your biological makeup is only part of the healing process, however. You also have to get acceptance to move from the mental level into the physical level, into your body, to feel the truth viscerally and cellularly and believe it wholly.

It is very easy to learn something new and apply that knowledge only casually. The idea that biography becomes biology implies that we participate to some degree in the creation of illness. But, and this is the crucial point – we must not abuse this truth by blaming ourselves for becoming ill. People rarely choose consciously to create an illness. Rather illness develops as a consequence of behavioural patterns and attitudes that we do not realise are biologically toxic until they have already become so. Only when illness forces us to review our attitudes do we come close to comprehending that our day to day fearful or bitter attitudes are, in fact biologically negative substances.

We all have negative feelings, but not all negativity produces disease. To create disease, negative emotions have to be dominant, and what accelerates the process is knowing the negative thought to be toxic but giving it permission to thrive in your consciousness anyway. For instance, you may know you need to forgive someone, yet you decide that remaining angry gives you more power. Remaining obsessively angry makes you more likely to develop a disease because the energy consequence of a negative obsession is powerlessness. Energy is power, and transmitting energy into the past by dwelling on painful events drains power from your present-day body and can lead to illness.

Power is essential for healing and for maintaining health. Attitudes that generate a feeling of powerlessness not only lead to low self-esteem, but also deplete the physical body of energy and weaken overall health.

Becoming more aware of our thoughts and how we let them affect us emotionally is the first step to becoming present in our own healing journey.

Anatomy of the Spirit Caroline Myss


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