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Energy Healing: How it Works and What it’s Used for


“The world in which we exist is a world of energy, energy flows through everything and creates everything, we are energy.

- The Girl and Her Moon




Everything in the universe, and I mean everything, has energy. It is one of the foundational building blocks of life. We all have an energetic field that surrounds us. Tiny atoms are speeding around you to create things — from the couch you are sitting on, the screen you’re reading this on, to what you are going to eat for dinner. Even our thoughts and emotions have energy!


Internal and external factors can affect our energetic fields. Anxiety, fears, imbalances, spiritual beliefs, and stress are all internal factors that can impact our energy field, possibly leaving us fatigued, stressed, sick, or exhausted. External factors can be the environment, nutrition, toxins, lack of exercise, or poor posture, to name just a few. These external factors affect us the same way the internal ones do, and leave us feeling “off.”


Once the body’s energy becomes out of balance and the flow is disrupted, we begin to feel the effects, either physically, mentally, or both. Our immune defenses are weakened leaving us more vulnerable to injury and illness.


Energy Healing


Energy healing is a powerful holistic practice that aids in restoring our energy fields to return balance to the body. It can help us to remove limitations and it provides assistance in working through whatever problems may be holding a person back from reaching their full potential. Energy healing also helps the overall healing process by removing blocks in our energetic fields.


Energy healing works with the knowledge that we, like everything in the Universe, are comprised of energy, and that any physical or mental imbalance is the physical manifestation of an energy imbalance. Energy healers are able to identify energy imbalances before the body starts showing physical symptoms.


Our bodies have the natural capability to heal themselves. Energy healing harnesses this natural ability, increasing the body’s natural healing rate by three times or more[VF1] . Because energy has no space or time, we can go back to reconcile trauma that occurred years ago.


How can Energy Healing Help?

If you aren’t feeling your best, energy healing might be able to help! A session can pick you up if you are feeling drained and bring balance back to your body. If you’re already feeling great, it will help you feel even better! For heavier blocks, it may take a couple of sessions to feel 100% again, but each time you’ll make progress, getting closer to a restored you.


Many people have turned to energy healing for their mental health. Stress, anxiety, fatigue, phobias, fears, limiting beliefs, insomnia, or having trouble letting go of the past are all common symptoms of imbalances that can be targeted in a healing session. Energy healing can also help us process negative emotions such as limiting thought patterns, low self-esteem, and being highly reactive.


Energy healing helped me let go of the mental stories I often told myself about criticism and the fear of being judged. It helped me break unhealthy patterns and stopped me from going back to things that were no longer serving me like bag habits and even toxic relationships. I was able to release deep feelings of sadness, anger, and regret about the past.


Aside from all the incredible emotional and mental benefits, energy healing can also be useful for reducing pain from a physical illness and can help speed up the process of healing.


Types of Energy Healing


There are quite a few modalities that can be used for energy healing. Each is designed to be used to help the body’s natural healing properties. The power of energy healing is used to expand one’s spiritual path and help provide the receiver with a deeper sense of meaning.


Energy healing can provide guidance and help you to gain insight into some of your most profound life questions. It helps shed light on the connections between various areas of your life.


The energy in the body is related to the 7 main chakras, each correlating to a different area of your life spiritually. (If you haven’t read my blog “WTF is a Chakra?” be sure to check it out.) Some of the most popular forms of energy healing include:


- Pranic: This works specifically works with the body’s life force to heal one’s aura or energy on the body. The energy is used to cleanse toxicity from the body and accelerate the physical healing process.


- Crystal Healing: Precious and semiprecious stones are used to extract impurities from the body. Crystals work differently on the body and target various kinds of problems. They draw out negative energy that disrupts one’s well-being.


- Qigong: With its root in Chinese medicine, this therapy balances the positive energy present in the body that is essential to staying healthy. It is made up of coordinated movements along with meditation and breathing to promote spirituality and health.


- Quantum: Through breathing and the visualization of energy flow, one’s energy levels in the body are increased. It has powerful spiritual and physical effects on the body and immune system.


- Reiki: This healing is provided to a person along with traditional medicine to help cure an illness. The practitioner uses hand movements and specific symbols to channel the universal energy for healing. Below, I will be talking about my powerful experience with Reiki.


Reiki and The Love Light Collective


When I tell people that I am a certified Reiki practitioner, most of the time they have no idea what I am talking about. Reiki has helped me overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia. These are only a few of its benefits! Reiki is a form of spiritual healing from Japan. The process relies on the intention of the practitioner for its effectiveness.

The word Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words: Rei meaning “higher power” and Ki meaning “life force energy.” In our bodies, energy can stagnate when we have experienced emotional pain or a physical injury. These energy blocks can lead to a sense of unwellness. Reiki is able to help the flow of energy, removing these blocks, and improving the energy flow throughout the body. This can enable relaxation, speed up healing, and reduce pain and discomfort.

In a Reiki Healing session, I will use the art of touch to become a vessel for the healing of your physical, emotional, and mental body. Any stress, anxiety, fear, or worry that has built up over time and continues to stagnate your body can be cleared so that you may begin the process of healing. Reiki will leave you with a different perspective on your purpose in life, and help you embrace a more positive view of the world. After practicing Reiki for a few months now, my attitude and belief system, for my own life, and in a collective sense, has tremendously improved. Reiki allows me to more enjoy life more thoroughly, and to experience the simple lightness of my existence. Book an appointment with me on my website. It can be done in person or via Zoom!


Energy healing is not about trying to be a better person. It is simply a tool to help you grow in all areas of your life- spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. This healing will help you face your true feelings and the challenges present in your life due to the negative or stagnant energy within the body.

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