The Human Energy Field and its Healing
With the advances of quantum physics in the 20th and 21st Centuries we now know that all living beings are much more than just their physical bodies. Humans, and all living things, also have an energy field.
In fact we are our energy field, because the physical body too is composed of energy particles. These particles make up the atoms and molecules that form our physical bodies, as well as the energy field that we cannot see. (For more information about this phenomenon, see the “Useful Books” section under Resources).
The Human Energy Field is also sometimes called the “aura”, and it is this field that allows us to be alive, to think and to experience the world around us. The energy field nourishes the physical body, and allows us to feel emotions and interact with others.
The Human Energy Field is often depicted as a large ‘egg-shape’ of different colours around the physical body. It consists of several ‘layers’ of different vibrations of energy, and within it are found the chakras (or energy centres). Different authors describe different numbers of chakras. In my practice I currently work with 7-10 chakras and up to 9 layers of the field.
Providing our energy field remains balanced and clear, flowing in a healthy pattern, we feel healthy and energetic on the outside. However, the stresses and difficulties of everyday life in a busy world can cause imbalances, blocks or damage in our energy field.
Given optimum conditions the Human Energy Field is capable of sustaining and healing itself quite well. However, the busyness and stress of life often does not allow enough time or quiet for this to happen, and this is where energy work comes in. Severe, sudden or prolonged physical or emotional trauma can also seriously damage the energy field to the point where outside help is necessary.