Everything that is alive pulsates with energy and all of this energy contains information. Your physical body projects an energy field that extends as far as your outstretched arms and the full length of your body. It is both an information center and a highly sensitive perceptual system. We are constantly ‘in communication’ with everything around us through this system.
Within your energy field exists emotional energy, which is created by your internal and external experiences. These experiences can be both positive and negative, fleeting or long-lasting:
Past and present relationships
Profound or traumatic experiences and memories
Belief patterns and attitudes, including all spiritual and superstitious beliefs
Your emotions reside physically in your body and interact with your cells and tissues.
Your Biography Becomes Your Biology
Emotional energy contributes to the formation of cell tissue, and forms an energy language which carries literal and symbolic information. In this way, your biography–that is, the experiences that make up your life–becomes your biology. Your body contains your history–every chapter, line and verse of every event and relationship in your life. As your life unfolds your biological health becomes a living, breathing biographical statement that conveys your strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears.
Every thought you have travels through your biological system and activates a physiological response. Some thoughts–like fear–are like depth charges, causing a reaction throughout your body; a loving thought can relax your entire body. Some thoughts are more subtle, and still others are unconscious. Many are meaningless and pass through the body like wind through a screen.
Personal Power and Healing
Learning the symbolic language of energy means learning to evaluate the dynamics of power in yourself and others. Energy information is always truthful and your relationship to power greatly influences your health. Our lives are structured around power symbols such as money, authority, title, beauty and security. In countless situations and relationships the underlying dynamic at work is the negotiation of power: who has it, and how can we maintain our share of it. Managing personal power, and your symbolic and physical relationship to power symbols is an essential component in facilitating your healing.
Healing and curing are not the same thing. Curing is the successful controlling or abatement of an illness, that does not necessarily include alleviation of the emotional and psychological stresses that were a part of the illness. The process leading to a cure is generally passive, where the patient gives over authority to the physician and/or prescribed treatment. Healing is an active and internal process that includes investigating ones attitudes, memories, beliefs, and relationships to power. The desire is to release all negative patterns that prevent one’s full emotional and spiritual recovery.
Archetypal patterns of behavior can influence your health . See if you can identify some of the more common patterns in your life.