Feeling and Living the Energy of Life
How productive is your emotional
landscape? I didn’t ask about your health or well-being. I
simply asked how productive your emotions are. That is because,
no matter what the current state of your health may be, your
emotions are having a profound impact on your life. The result
may be positive, negative, or somewhere in-between. The
important concept is that your emotions impact who you are, how
you live and what you do every moment of every day. To overlook
or minimize the impact of this concept is both naive and
The equation shown above,
Emotion = E-motion = Energy in Motion, indicates that your
emotions impact how you move energy through your system and how
that energy impacts you life systems. Thought is a form of
human energy. It also controls the way you utilize energy.
Emotions are the carrier wave for life-force energy.
You may believe that your mental
force of will is the most important component of your daily
life. And in some ways you are correct. Through disciplined
thinking and behavior you can significantly impact the way you
react to situations. This creates a better emotional life and a
healthier body. Yet nobody maintains total mental discipline at
all times. We are just made that way. Your emotional reactions
and pre-actions (prior notions and beliefs) constitute the
largest part of your conscious and unconscious behavior. What
you think or believe controls 10% of your life force, while what
you feel controls 90%. Therefore your emotional state is an
incredibly important aspect of your overall health.
When your thoughts and emotions
are clear, the energy moves freely through your entire system.
It promotes health and joy. When you are depressed, your entire
system slows down. Fear blocks the energetic flow and creates
blockages within the system. Anger concentrates excessive energy
pockets throughout the system which robs some areas of the body
of its essential life force.
Animals live on emotions much
more than humans. They truly are energy-in-motion based on
internalized reactions to their environment, character and
experiences. They experience all of the human emotions, plus
deeper primal emotion we humans find difficult to understand.
Their prime motivators are fear, hunger, joy and group
mentalities. Each situation creates an emotional response which
brings about an energetic imprint. Each imprint has the
possibility of creating a physical body response
To set the stage of
understanding for you to realize how much impact emotional
responses can have, please do the following imagery. Remember
that this first part of the exercise is only a recreation of a
remembered event. Keep the impact separate from today’s health
patterns and do not allow it to have any permanent power over
you or your body systems. Yet when you move to the second and
more positive aspect of the exercise, please feel free to let it
fully manifest as a healing power in your life.
First think of a traumatic and
negative experience in your life. Let the feelings and emotions
of that negative experience wash over you, becoming real for
you. As you do this, pay attention to your
physical and emotional responses. What feelings do you have?
Where do you notice changes in your body? What are those
changes? What is your response to the feelings and emotions?
Do any of these sensations relate to any physical issues you
Now, think of the happiest
experience you can remember. Let that experience become real for
you in this present moment. Let the feelings and emotions of
that positive experience wash over you. As you do this, pay
attention to your physical and emotional responses. What
feelings do you have? Where do you notice changes in your body?
What are those changes? What is your response to the feelings
Capture the images, feelings and
physical sensations of both extremes. Let the feelings and
physical responses of the traumatic experience become real
enough to feel and experience – be brave, it won’t last long.
Now infuse all of the traumatic feelings and responses with the
positive feelings and physical responses of the positive event.
Let the positive responses wash away all of the negative
imprints and heal the system of the traumatic responses on all
levels of being. Accept and affirm all of the positive changes.
Allow your system and your emotional awareness to heal. Be
healthy, happy and secure in your joy of life.
Experience the differences you
just made in your own life force. This little experiment helps
you begin to understand how important and connected emotions are
to physical health. Whether it is a human or an animal, this
connection has the same impact.
Positive emotional situations
nurture people and animals and help develop healthy bodies. Any
positive situation sets up feelings of peace and joy. These
positive feelings promote clear, clean energy flows throughout
the entire system. Animals do an exceptional job of keeping this
healthy flow going. Their natural state is much more emotionally
balanced than the average human.
Negative situations do just the
opposite. They create blockages and disruptions in the energetic
flow patterns. The blockages and disruptions can then result in
dysfunctions, disease and potentials for injury.
Animals respond immediately to
traumatic situations, since they don’t have the same type of
emotional governors as humans. Their emotions are more
quicksilver and primitive, making them quite susceptible to all
emotional responses. The benefit they have is that they can also
release the effects of emotional trauma much easier than humans.
Humans generally get tied up in
social norms, expectations and logic. These mental gymnastics
often slow down emotional response time and can increase the
energy flow disruption. This means that it is more difficult for
humans to correct energy imbalances than for animals.
As a being experiences an
emotional trauma s/he sets up etheric weaknesses. These become
openings for the development of health challenges. These
openings may be small and transient, or they may be very large
and ominous ― perhaps even fatal. It depends upon the severity
of the trauma and how much personal self-destruct energy is
going on in the individual at the time.
As ill health develops and
physical challenges begin to manifest, the emotional response is
strengthened and reinforced on many levels. In the case of
negative responses, ill health occurs as the sense of
self-respect, joy and peace is diminished. That leaves even more
openings for material disturbances in the physical body. The
emotional connection to disease is strengthened. It becomes like
a small pebble rolling down a snowy hill, an ever-increasing
snowball. Soon the material manifestation of disease seems to
become a prominent issue. But it is not. It is only the visible
symptom of emotional issues. The original opening created by
emotional trauma is the original causation and it must be
considered and healed before true physical healing can occur.
Emotional pain is insidious and
grows at an extraordinary rate. It may have initially seemed to
be only a minimal point of concern and pain. But once planted in
the energy system it multiplies and divides as it spreads
through the entire system. It does not become dilute and void
like a drop of ink in a vat of water. Instead, it is more like
homeopathic cures, gaining in power and potency through contact
and infusion within the energetic system. It spreads and grows
far beyond the original stimulation.
Then as additional emotional
traumas create other weaknesses, the presence of prior emotional
pain coalesces and gains in strength; not by simple additions of
strength but through exponential powers of multiplication. These
combining and multiplying forces lead to a deterioration and
invasion of the system. This opens the door to illness and
These emotional responses join
and interact with other emotional responses, weaving a tapestry
of disharmony and ill health in the physical and emotional
systems. It can become so complex that it is often a true
challenge to find the original and individual causations. Thus
it is important to seek the emotional causation for each
Emotional Trauma Response
look at the way emotional trauma invades and breaks down the
Living Energy System, setting up patterns of disease and
potential injury. The initial pattern is universal. Yet the
specific mode of reaction and disruption to the energy system is
unique to the emotional patterns of each individual.
Disease and the potential for
injury manifest first on the emotional level. At first, a
traumatic event makes a negative imprint on the Emotional Body
(the fourth layer of the Living Energy System). Then it sends a
historical imprint to the Celestial Body (the seventh layer of
the LES) for purposes of soul memory and processing. Eventually
the energetic imprint begins to manifest within the Physical
Body (the first layer of the LES). The rate of this process is
dependent upon the level of emotional response, the individual’s
physical condition and the overall impact of the event itself.
Generally it takes quite some time to move from the
emotional/etheric level into physical manifestation. It can take
moments, hours or even years, dependent upon the individual’s
health and the severity of the trauma. Eventually the negative
imprint can spread throughout the other layers of the subtle
body system. As it spreads and grows stronger it can become
systemic and dangerous. In rare situations these toxic emotional
responses can invade and subdue the entire system.
Although I have not included an
illustration of an animal subject, I have found that their
subtle body system functions in the same pattern when confronted
with emotional trauma.
Authors like Louise L. Hay
(1984) have done extensive research on the mind/body connection
as it relates to illness and injury. Her message is that “If we
are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be
healed” (back cover). She also said that “What we think about
ourselves becomes the truth for us” (ibid, p 7). These two
concepts have proven to be true time and time again in my
A very abbreviated list of some
general emotional causations and connections for physical
distress that I find people experience is offered below:
Low back pain
Issues with material support --
too little-- uncertainty
Upper back pain
Issues with emotional support
Middle back pain
Guilt, too many pressures
Issues with basic foundations of
life situation – fear of the future
accepting and utilizing the “breath of life”
connecting with life
to be alive
Holding on to
“stuff” in your life --
Wanting to get rid of “stuff” in
Fear -- Rejection
Nurturing and “mothering” issues
This list could go on and on.
But these few examples demonstrate some of the connections
between disease and emotional issues.
I find that each individual is
quite unique and creative in the ways that s/he manifests
limitation and fear. Although years ago I initially used
resources like Louise Hay’s book as guides, I don’t rely on them
any more. Now I let my intuition and solid discussions with my
clients guide me to the emotional causations of physical
With and Clearing Emotional Responses
The emotional aspect of healing
is an important consideration for any health practitioner. While
working on an individual’s health issues it is vital for the
practitioner to help the individual connect with the emotional
aspect and determine the purpose of the disease/injury and what
the healing trigger might be. Otherwise the supposed “healing”
of the body will be only temporary. It would be much like some
allopathic medicine when it treats the symptoms and overlooks
For anyone to truly benefit from
therapeutic treatments it is essential that the emotional bodies
and self-defeating energy patterns be corrected. Those negative
thought patterns can grow and take over a system. The initial
trauma becomes a causative pattern of illness or injury that is
all out of proportion with the original issue.
The negative energies can be
cleansed directly through helping the individual connect to the
original pain, then spread personal strength and comfort through
the impacted systems. Healing energies can spread even more
quickly and powerfully than the negative energies. It can take
just one spark of insight and joy to eradicate a lifetime of
pain and disease. It just takes belief and impetus. Though
challenging, both motivators can be developed and encouraged by
a healing facilitator.
While working with individuals
in therapeutic sessions I locate the damaged areas in the energy
system. I begin working to repair the damage (clearing
blockages, repairing tears, encouraging healthy flows, etc.) in
the physical and etheric levels. Simultaneously I seek clarity
about the original emotional causation of the damage. When I
discover the causation, I look for ways to discuss the issues
with the client. Then I work with the client’s emotional
memories and responses at the same time that I work with the
It is important to build a sense
of belief and purpose in both the client and the practitioner
during these sessions. These emotions are the necessary building
blocks for cleansing and rebuilding the energy system. Then
creative imagery and the replacement of negative emotional
responses with positive responses is possible. That is when
optimal health patterns can be developed, and the individual can
heal him/herself. This helps the individual move beyond a
temporary fix to a chance for permanent healing.
Individuals make the decision
about their own degree of personal health. Each person selects
whether to accept or deny the gift of possibilities.
Listing a few examples will help
clarify and illustrate some of what I have done to help
individuals work with their emotional issues and the related
A story of a dog we’ll call Lady
illustrates the importance of emotional roots in physical
illnesses. The dog was about 14 years old when her person got
another dog. The new dog was about a year old when he came into
the house. Lady’s long-time life-mate had died six months prior
and her person thought she was probably lonely and would benefit
from a friend. Within three weeks of the new dog coming into the
home Lady began to have serious bladder and kidney problems.
This slowed her down and caused her no end of problems and pain.
Lady’s person took her to the vet several times and they tried
everything they could think of to solve the problem and give
Lady some relief. There was some improvement, but it didn’t last
and Lady did not get substantially better.
After about two months of this,
Lady’s person called me for a medical intuitive scan of the dog.
I had met Lady before with a prior health issue, so I was
familiar with her energy patterns. Lady’s person did not
initially tell me that there was a new dog in the house. When I
checked in, using a remote viewing technique, I noticed that
Lady was irritated to the point of being “pissed off” about
something. As I looked further I saw the new dog and asked about
the circumstances of the new dog coming to the home. After
further investigation I discovered that Lady resented the new
dog. She felt that her person did not respect the memory of the
dead dog and that the new dog was an intrusion into her space.
She felt that she had no control over her space or her life and
couldn’t handle all the energy expended by the new dog. She was
also jealous of the time her person spent with the new dog.
I discussed this with Lady’s
person. We worked out a regimen where Lady got extra attention
for a while. Her person took time with Lady to visit the grave
(in the woods) of their dead friend. Her person spent a lot of
time talking to Lady about how much she was loved and that it
was important to give the new dog a loving home and to help the
new dog feel welcome. Lady was reinforced as still being
important in the home and as being very loved. At the same time,
the medical treatments from the vet were continued. Lady came to
see me and we did some energy work on the bladder, kidney and
emotional systems. We communicated about the necessity for Lady
to get over the rejection of the new dog and how important it
was to accept him as friend and quasi-son.
Within three days Lady showed
marked improvement. Within a week she was completely well, happy
and frisky. She accepted the new animal and treated him like one
of her own pups. By discovering the emotional causation of the
physical problem we were able to successfully heal her illness
and recreate a happy family unit.
A young man came to see me who
had experienced a wide variety of allergies all his life. He had
gone through years of major discomfort which eventually lead him
to cut himself off from social activities. He stayed home as
much as he could in a highly controlled environment. His
symptoms included asthma, sinus infections, itchy welts and
swelling (anaphylactic shock symptoms). No matter what shots or
other medical treatments he tried, he simply could not control
his allergies. He was quite miserable. He had basic genetic
weaknesses in his system which were triggered by his emotional
turmoil. Using these weaknesses, he had let his body become the
vehicle for expressing his irritation.
When we worked together we soon
discovered that many of his problems had to more do with
rejection than biology. He had felt rejected and unwanted as a
child (we discovered that his mother had tried twice to abort
him while she was pregnant). Then he began to feel irritated at
his life situation and emotionally rejected his family and
social status. His language was filled with verbal clues like
“it just irritates me like crazy,” “I just want to get rid of
…..,” “it just makes my skin crawl when I get around…..” and
other similar phrases. By working directly with the energetic
patterns of his diseases while discussing his emotional issues
we began to get a handle on his real problems. He was rejecting
life itself and was irritated at his own inability to accept
positive interactions with other people
Through a series of
visualizations and emotional restructuring we were successful in
helping him release his anxieties and begin to interact in
positive ways with his world. Eventually he reduced each of his
allergic reactions to minor inconveniences which flared up from
time to time – rather than daily. They were quite manageable and
had minimal impact on his life. His biological triggers were no
longer activated by emotional responses.
This is a very personal example
about an injury I subconsciously invited into my own life.
I worked for about three years
as a keypunch operator. At first I enjoyed my work and was
rewarded by good pay and the respect of my employers and peers.
However I eventually found myself in a position that I did not
like and began to resent what I was doing. I began to think
about how vulnerable my hands were and how important they were
for the work that I was doing. I realized that if anything were
to happen to my hands, I would have to quit that line of work.
Since I disliked where I was working I guess I was looking for a
way out. Consciously I tried to be careful of my hands so that I
could keep working. Subconsciously I began to see a possibility
After a time I began to
experience pain in my hands when I worked. Then my hands began
to swell and ache continually. Eventually the pain and swelling
spread all the way up my arms to my shoulders. I couldn’t work
at all. My doctor diagnosed me with severe tendonitis in both
hands and arms. I finally had to quit that line of work
I had set myself up for a
repetitive movement injury to my hands by my emotional response
to a job I disliked. I knew right away what I had done, but by
that time I was so entrenched in the pattern that I could not
make any changes until after I left my job.
I don’t believe that even the
strain of that particular job would have caused such an injury
if I had not wanted out of there so intensely. After some rest
and a great deal of emotional cleansing my hands returned to
near normal strength and I experienced only minimal
after-effects from the injury. I learned a great deal from this
experience. It was one of the first times I was so aware of the
tremendous impact that negative thinking and emotional trauma
can have on the physical body.
Therapeutic practitioners can
work on the Living Energy System and have significant results.
But if the emotional connection to the damage is overlooked, it
is common for the individual to recreate another health
challenge that resonates with the emotional distress. For
long-term and more profound healing opportunities to occur it is
essential to address the whole person, from emotional patterns
to health challenges. Look beyond the symptoms to the causation.
As stated at the beginning, an individual’s emotional landscape
determines his/her health: who s/he is, how s/he lives life and
what s/he does every moment of every day. Once emotional health
is reached, the magic begins.
Look for joy, harmony and growth
opportunities in all situations.
own research and experience since 1970.
Hay, Louise L. You can heal your
life. Hay House, Inc. Santa Monica. 1984. (ISBN 0-937611-01-8)