When you look in the dictionary for the definition of energy this is what you’ll see:
“The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. Vitality, vigor, life, liveliness, animation, vivacity, spirit, fire, passion, zeal.” When you ask the ancient healers and religious texts to define human energy, their definition goes something like this: Life force, Aura, Prana, Chi, Breath of Life . . .
Scientists had, for the most part, discounted this notion that we have this unseen “energy field” until 1939 when Semyon Kirlian accidentally discovered an “electrical coronal discharge” that emanates around every living thing. There were others before him as early as 1889 that we're able to capture this energy field, the field of medicine on film but it became famous and known as Kirlian Photography in 1939. Because of this discovery, scientists could no longer discount these “silly” ancient beliefs that we have an energy field, an aura that exists not only in us but also surrounds us and can at times extend out several feet from our physical body.
Although the ancient healers have known about this energy field of medicine for many centuries, now with the help of Kirlian Photography, we can actually see with our own two eyes the magnificence of these energy fields and how they change depending on not only our health but also our thoughts, yes you heard me correctly. Our thoughts have a tremendous effect on our energy field of medicine. The healthier & happier we are, the more expansive, symmetrical, and colorful our energy field gets. However, if we are ill or upset, our energy field of medicine diminishes in size and gets holes in it which then allows our energy to leak out of us. This was proven by taking before and after Kirlian photographs of a person’s hands. The photos clearly demonstrated the dramatic changes in a person’s energy field if happy, relaxed, and refreshed versus sad, angry, worried, or tired.
Masaru Emoto was a Japanese author and scientist who said that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. In his groundbreaking research, he was able to show the world that the energy of certain words and thoughts changed the molecular structure of water, that a negative word changed clean healthy water into polluted water and positive words changed polluted water into clean water. The human body is made up of approximately 70% water. So if you look up Kirlian Photography images of the human body and Masaru Emoto’s water experiment photos on the internet you will start to understand the gravity of the impact our thoughts and feelings have on our health.
In mainstream medicine, there have been numerous studies done by establishments such as Harvard Medical, the American Heart Association, and the British Journal of Surgery that showed not only the quality of outcomes from major health crisis’s but also the number of reoccurrences after the original health crisis depended on the emotional and mental state of the patients. They found there was a marked difference of success between those with a healthy state of mind and those suffering from depression, resentment, bitterness, loneliness, regret, grief, loss of joy, worry, anxiety, fear, guilt, loss of love, disconnected spiritually, betrayed, etc.
Knowing this deeply intertwined connection between the soul and the body therefore must play an important part in our healing journey. When we see a person with an illness that has affected their liver or gall bladder, we must not only look at the possible physical causes, we also need to look at what has occurred in their life that left them with anger, resentment or bitterness. Lungs or large intestines and colon issues are affected by sadness, grief, guilt, and regret. Kidneys and the bladder are affected by fear, anxiety, and worry. There are more emotions that affect each of these organs along with every other part of our anatomy but these are the most common. In fact, there is no part of our body that is not affected by our thoughts and feelings be it good emotions or bad, they matter greatly.
Mainstream American medicine wants us to believe that breast cancer for example is genetic or due to estrogen. However, if you explore the woman’s life (usually within a few years prior to her cancer diagnosis), you will find she has not overcome an incident of betrayal. Chinese medicine has known and understood the integral relationship between the mind and body and our health for 8,000 years. Many years ago, I wasn’t feeling well so I went to my M.D. and he did bloodwork. It came back showing I had elevated liver enzymes but he could find no explanation for this imbalance. A friend recommended an acupuncturist. On my first visit, she felt some pulse points on my wrists and looked at my tongue, and then said my liver was out of balance followed by asking “what was I so angry about?”. Seriously! I looked at her with astonishment wondering how could she know that without knowing me. I happened to be going through a bitter divorce at the time. This was my first Holy Cow moment that got me to look much closer at this mind-body connection thing because I thought I was “handling” everything just fine. I went to work every day with a smile on my face and I told everyone I was doing “just fine” even though under the surface I was hurt and angry.
So when we have an ache or pain or illness, instead of blowing it off to something “outside” of ourselves, outside of our “control”, bad luck, or bad genetics. Perhaps it is time to look deeply within ourselves and ask ourselves with an honest open heart, “what have I been thinking about, what have I been feeling, what am I not at peace within my life?” Whether the answer lies in my past or in the present life, please trust me when I tell you, it matters. It matters greatly and your body’s ability to heal will depend on healing your mind, your body, and your soul.