We have an energy anatomy just as we have a physical anatomy. All healing ultimately involves energy because everything is energy.
Since everything is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Enhancing energy flows and correcting disturbances in the "human energy field" or "aura" which permeates and surrounds the body supports the self-healing capacity of the body. Energy healing is by nature "holistic".
Working with healing energy complements and supports other methods of healing, because it addresses the energy of which the body, mind and emotions are composed.
Universal life force energy has been recognized in various cultures and traditions throughout time as "chi", "prana", "shakti", etc. Working with healing energy involves increasing the flow and quantity of universal life force energy. It can also involve balancing energies, which in some cases may be decreasing the energy in some areas of the energy field while increasing it in others. It can also involve re-patterning the flow of energy, as energy does flow in specific patterns and these can be enhanced or restructured. Universal life energy, the stuff we are made of, can be directed through the handle to facilitate healing.
Our attention is a beam of energy and affects whatever it is focused on; hence energy healing does not have to be hands-on. An individual with greater coherence in the energy field can positively affect the energy field of someone whose field is less coherent. Becoming centered and thus creating greater coherence in our energy field not only promotes self-healing but is the basis of using our energy field to support the healing of another. A resonance or entrainment takes place between two fields.
Greater coherence, flow and balance in the human energy field facilitate healing. Free flow of energy is essential to health and well-being.
Energy healing does not involve just one kind of energy or energetic frequency. The writings of Alice Bailey describe a number of energies which comprise the energy field, and two major categories of healing -'Magnetic" in which "prana" (defined as "vital planetary fluid.") is channeled through the hands and "radiatory" which involves a radiation of "soul energy". This is only one example of the many kinds of energy which may be involved in healing. Different programs involve different energetic "qualities" or "frequencies" as swell as varying techniques for using them in the service of healing.
Remember, working with healing energy involves
• facilitating the smooth flow of energy throughout the energy field through removal of blocks of congestion
• altering the quantity and/or quality of energy in various parts of the energy field
• creating greater symmetry and balance in the energy field
•restructuring the energy field