Health is a state of peace found when the body, mind, and spirit resonate in perfect harmony. This sounds like a bit of a mystical principle, but really it comes down to the first thing you learn on day one, when studying human anatomy and physiology, and that’s the medical term ‘Homeostasis’. I really want you to understand this principle because finding peace is really what health and healing are all about.
So what is Homeostasis?
The Encyclopaedia Britannica explains it like this.
Any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained is actually a dynamic equilibrium, in which continuous change occurs yet relatively uniform conditions prevail.
Any system in dynamic equilibrium tends to reach a steady-state, a balance that resists outside forces of change. When such a system is disturbed, built-in regulatory devices respond to the departures to establish a new balance; such a process is one of feedback control. All processes of integration and coordination of function, whether mediated by electrical circuits or by nervous and hormonal systems, are examples of homeostatic regulation. (1)
Healing works in exactly the same way. By accepting, channeling, and integrating the informational healing energy, we enable balance, peace, and homeostasis to occur within us on all levels. In saying that, you can only channel healing energy when the energy encounters some space into which it can be received. It’s hard to hear your friend talking to you across a room full of noisy people at a party, and you can’t park your car in a car park building that is full. You can neither park nor communicate in these situations. Healing energy responds in a like manner. It can’t move in nor communicate when the space is noisy and busy. This applies on all levels, mental, emotional, and physical.
The hydropower dam is another great example. If water levels were equal on both sides of the dam, then when you opened the flood gates nothing would happen. It’s exactly the same within the human body. Because healing energy is contained within an infinite reservoir and is completely unconditional, it’s always ready to be released and poured down upon us, or more correctly, pass through our energy field.
A noisy, crowded, busy, or crammed full situation, where no space is available, is not going to allow anything new to be introduced. As we’ve established, health is a state of peace and harmony and yet space needs to made available for healing energy to move and communicate, so we need to achieve both quietude and space.
To give a little scientific reference to my claim of an infinite universal energy reservoir, let’s consider what’s called the ‘Cosmic Microwave Background’ (CMB). It consists of the energy in the microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which emits heat, about 2.725° to be exact. It fills the entire universe uniformly and can be detected everywhere we look with our telescopes. In fact, if we could see microwaves, the entire sky would glow with a brightness that was astonishingly uniform in every direction. (2) Scientists claim that this CMB is evidence of the ‘Big Bang Theory’, but mysteriously, it does not seem to originate from any particular direction, which leaves scientists a little confused. If there was a big bang then surely the CMB would be hotter in one direction or another, but it’s exactly the same temperature everywhere.
Microwaves are also the type of electromagnetic energy we use to transmit information at the speed of light. They are very fast and highly effective at carrying massive amounts of information long distances. Even back in 2011, we were able to send up to 20 gigabytes per second via microwave satellites. (4)
What I’m trying to say here is, perhaps instead of a theoretical big bang, we have an infinite field of energy, information, and intelligence that is continuously creating our universe from a higher subtle-matter dimension. Surely, that would explain the consistent nature of the CMB and also shed light on what the mysterious universal dark matter and energy may consist of, i.e. a blend of EM, plasma/matter, and consciousness.
I did say we had an infinite reservoir of universal consciousness and healing energy, which contains all the information we need for life. Well, that’s exactly what we have just described, an infinite unconditional reservoir of healing energy, which carries information and is always ready to pour ‘down upon’ and ‘out from’ within us. In order for us to maintain health and perfect balance, healing energy needs to be flowing continuously through the channels within us and those channels can be broken down into very simple levels.
In earlier chapters we’ve talked about energy flow, resonating, connecting, and simplifying, but just like water needs to flow to stay clean, pure healing energy needs to go through us in order to keep us clean and healthy. Water will accumulate with sediment, algae, and scum when stagnant and the same thing occurs with stagnant healing energy. If it’s not flowing through us and being released in a creative way then it causes pain, stress, and eventually disease.
Our energy field and consciousness act just like a drop of water in the great endless ocean off (CMB) cosmic energy (CMB) EM/plasma field of consciousness, which extends throughout the entire universe, and it’s part of an infinite creative force that needs to flow. In other words, we need to channel this energy in a creative way in order for it to freely flow through us. We already talked about the vertical one-way energy exchange, and how energy needs to flow in one direction from above, and into the physical world unconditionally, but how can we make this happen easily?
Consider how water cascades down a terraced waterfall. In the same fashion, healing energy cascades down through the levels of our being. We’ve all heard about body, mind, and spirit, but the levels I’m talking here about are slightly different. They are the mental, emotional and physical. The spirit we include as an interwoven part of the healing energy reservoir in this instance. You will see these levels clarified in the next diagram.
These levels make a channel for the energy to flow from the top-down, from the reservoir of healing energy down into our brain (or mind), then into our visceral emotions, and then out into our physical body. Eventually, this energy exits our body and is released as heat or goes into the ground electrically. Either way, this is a grounding process, and grounding is a very important part of this creative channeling process.
A key thing to remember here is, just like the universe is continually expanding and new worlds are being created, we must do the same. Our consciousness is integrated with the universal consciousness and also needs to create. Our energy will be released in the correct one-way energy flow as previously described when we actively participate in a creative endeavour with love. Because healing energy is unconditional it requires us to cooperate and become part of the loving creative process which is taking place throughout the entire universe. To integrate body, mind, and spirit (which is the purpose of life on earth) we must learn to drop our ego and join in with the infinite process of universal creativity. Let’s take a step back and look at this in a little more detail.
From the top down the energy levels are as follows:
Unconditional Healing Energy – The infinite reservoir (Universal Consciousness/Spirit)
Mental – Our brain and mind
Emotional – Our gut instinct and our feelings
Physical – Our body metabolism, tissues, and muscles
Ground – Either heat or electrical grounding
As with any energy or transport system, if there is confusion, resistance, or complexity somewhere along the way it creates a bottle-neck, and a back-up occurs. This causes frustration, stress, and pain. More often than not, this occurs within us on the emotional and mental levels, causing physical pain and eventually disease processes begin.
It’s almost always our ego and its false opinions, attitudes, beliefs, and defense mechanisms that cause these problems to occur. Dropping these is possibly the most powerful thing we can do to open the channel. Practicing the meditation regularly is probably the quickest way to achieve this because once we start to have new experiences our eyes and ears are opened, our hearts are humbled, our ego drops, and we begin to feel true bliss and happiness.
Our blockages, pains, and frustrations can be let go and dissolve into finer materials that we can easily eliminate. It all passes away effortlessly and is released from the body as metabolic waste and heat. This next illustration demonstrates how that inner energy channel might look, and what we can do to clear the way for healing energy to flow.
Healing by Diffusion
A classic example of Homeostasis in action is diffusion. If you consume too much salt your body will attempt to dilute the salt in order to maintain a steady electrolyte balance. It will do this by retaining water. If you continue to drink saltwater your kidneys will try and get rid of the salt. The human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than saltwater. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drink. Eventually, you would die of dehydration, all the while, becoming more and more thirsty.
This is what your body does with everything it takes on, including emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and food. A common mistake we make as human beings is this; we think if we get more energy from the world around us, we will feel fulfilled and happy. In fact, the opposite happens to us, we feel more and more drained as look to the world around us for fulfillment. Our worldly desires behave like saltwater, and our thirst is never quenched.
What we tend to do is get more and more busy as a result, trying to accumulate as much worldly energy as possible. We accumulate worldly energy in the form of possessions. Too many possessions and you become a hoarder, which begins to block the flow of energy in your life. Materialism/Consumerism is basically salt-water to the soul.
The same applies on the emotional level. People who want a lot of emotional energy from the world around them become very needy, almost like energy parasites to those around them, leaving everyone feeling drained and abused. That selfish kind of emotional entrapment can also cause blockages in energy flow.
The same can be said about the mental level with addictions to violent gaming and movies, low grade, immoral music, abusive social media, and all kinds of negative mental noise. Along with this comes worry, doubts, anxiety, fear, and negativity. Somehow this never-ending mental chatter becomes addictive and unstoppable which eventually leads to mental stress. We have all heard the old proverb “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7
When we’re looking into the world on the horizontal plane for our energy, it will never truly satisfy us. What we need to open the channel for healing energy is quite the opposite of all of this. We need to create space for the energy to flow and to do that we must find a quiet place of peace.
We need to stop, look, listen, feel and appreciate the beauty around us in every moment. Find space and quiet content in understanding that this world is like saltwater and will never bring us lasting happiness. Only giving and sharing the unconditional love and healing that comes from above will give us peace and health.
The Law of Conservation of Energy
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant and is conserved over time. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. (3)
Ultimately, healing energy is shared between these various levels of ourselves in an attempt to find balance and harmony. Therefore, we need to address them all in order to get healing energy to move. Here is the equation; Spirit=Mind=Emotions=Body=Creation
In order for energy to flow between these levels from the infinite reservoir of healing energy, which is above, we need to make space. Just like opening the flood gates, we need to start at the bottom level, the physical. It’s no good opening the flood gates upstream or there will most definitely be a bottleneck somewhere down the line. We need to first open the channels where the energy finally exits. That will get things moving in the right direction without causing any discomfort.
I know this is getting a little heavy but I’m getting to the point shortly.
- There is an infinite reservoir of universal healing energy above the level of our minds
- Your body will always try to balance itself (homeostasis) to bring you back to a healthy state
- Both your mental and emotional state are affected by the functions of your body, as they are closely intertwined
- To get the flow of healing energy started we need to create a quiet, still, open, empty space
- It’s better to start creating this space at the lowest end of our energy levels, then energy will naturally flow down the channel unimpeded.
What does this all actually mean, you may ask yourself? In a nutshell, it means, to achieve effective channeling of energy without causing disruption to homeostatic balance, we must follow a logical step-by-step procedure. I will outline these steps for you now.
Step 1. Clear the physical level.
This is most commonly done by detoxing, cleansing and fasting. Practiced for thousands of years by all the religions and spiritual practices, detoxing, cleansing, and fasting help us to detach from drawing energy from the physical world around us. It encourages us to draw on the energies from above, to look inwards, towards the spirit rather than continually scoffing more and more food. Other things you do to encourage the physical release of energy are; creative endeavours, short bursts of strenuous exercise, sexual activity, massage, spa treatments, and other techniques which release physical energy. You get the idea.
Step 2. Clear the emotional level.
Once we start to detach from sourcing energy from the physical world, from worldly substances around us and start to connect with the energy from above, we may start to experience what is commonly called ‘withdrawal symptoms’. This often causes needy, emotional energy to come to the surface which is good. It makes us aware of our error. We need to release this emotional energy now that we have a clear channel on the physical level. It’s good to sing, dance, laugh, cry, yell and even scream (maybe in the car or into a pillow). This emotional energy needs to be accepted, acknowledged, and released so we can move onto the next level. Try not to blame anyone else for how you’re feeling. It’s temporary and it’s OK. Remember, it’s just energy and it will all end up as heat eventually.
Step 3. Clear the mind
Now we have cleared a channel below, clearing the mind will be a lot easier. Not to say it will be without incident, but at least we have created emotional space for our mental downstream flow.
People often comment when they do a detox and cleansing program that they start feeling more emotional peace and mental clarity. This is a great bonus of detoxing and cleansing the body physically. Similar to calming the dirty waters after a storm. After a few days of detoxing the waters become still and clear again, and the light is able to shine through. This is a great time to employ the Meditation Method, which we spoke about in the last chapter.
If our thoughts are mostly of this world, temporal, and wrapped up in physical gratification, then it is unlikely we are considering our spirit first, and centering our life around its eternal plan. Constantly looking for temporary satisfaction and gratification on the mental, emotional and physical levels will put us out of balance with our eternal spirit, the most powerful part of ourselves, from where healing energy emanates.
The key thing to remember here is that in order to channel the energy we need to create space and we need to start creating that space at the furthest exit point. In other words, we need to start at ground level and work our way up, literally. There is absolutely no point trying to force energy upwards or inwards back towards the source. Energy also will not move into, down, or out into a congested space. We simply can’t channel energy when there’s not a clear channel available.
Once this channel has been cleared correctly, energy will naturally start to flow without any effort whatsoever, so long as we are tuned in and resonating with the source of energy, as we spoke about earlier. Channeling energy then becomes entirely effortless.
In the next chapter, we will talk about how we can use our mind more specifically, and following that, how we can use our hands to manipulate this energy and encourage healing in our bodies to specific areas.