(now called "Energy Healing" in accordance with the International Network for Energy Healing - INEH)
Most complementary therapies work to assist in the re-balance of the ‘life energy’ of an individual, recognizing that blocked or disturbed energy is often the cause of illness or negative symptoms. This energy flows through and around each of us in a very specific way, creating a subtle energy field which informs and gives vitality to our physical form. The energies generated by our emotional and mental states also affect this field. Within the field there are focal points of energy which are known as energy centres or ‘chakras’
An esoteric healing practitioner assists in the re-balancing of the energy field of an individual. This is done to allow the person’s own life energy to flow freely again which aids the healing process. The practitioner will align to the Source or Spirit of all Life so that energy will flow through him or her, and will offer – but never force – energy, and ask that healing shall be given in accordance with the will of the client’s higher self or soul.
The practitioner will use her hands at a distance of about 12 inches (30cm) or more from the client’s body to sense the chakras, scan the energy field and allow balance where necessary. During a healing session, the client will be asked to sit or lie down quietly for about 45-60 minutes, and most report feeling very relaxed and peaceful. The treatments may be offered at intervals of approximately once a week for several weeks.
Healing means ‘to make whole’. Esoteric Healing is about making whole on every level – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – so that ultimately the essence or soul of our being can find full expression in our lives.
The first law of Energy Healing states that: “All disease is the result of inhibited soul life. This is true of all forms in all kingdoms. The art of the healer consists in releasing the soul so that its life can flow through the aggregate of organisms which constitute any particular form.” (Esoteric Healing by Alice Bailey, page 532).
A major benefit of this type of healing is that it allows for deep, soul transformation to take place. After a few sessions, clients often feel that the issues that were bothering them have become unimportant or that something profound has shifted although they often cannot explain it in words. They just feel it. This type of healing is also a way to prevent illnesses from manifesting at the physical level: all diseases start in the etheric body, and blockages in the energy field may be present as long as 15 years before they appear in the physical body.