Your body is so much more than what meets the eye. You have these "invisible" spaces within and around your physical body that hold energy. These energetic bodies essentially create your entire life experience.

To begin, let’s recognize that we (and everything else in the world) are made of energy. From atoms to cells and beyond, this energy is expressed in patterns which take the form of our physical bodies.

The subtle energies are those which we can’t see visually or under a microscope, including the biomagnetic (or auric) field, chakras, and meridians. They contain information that is expressed through our thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

The Human Energy Field

You're probably no stranger to the term "aura", which also goes by other names: biomagnetic field, electromagnetic field, auric field, etc.

This energetic field that surrounds you can actually be measured by modern equipment with a specific type of photograph - see image above.

The layers of the human energy field can be broken down into different layers, each affecting different parts of ourselves. For example, it conveys information about events taking place inside of your body; therefore, vitally linked to your internal health.

Each of the layers work together systematically and affect not only your health, but your complete life experience.

The 4 main fields I work with in an Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) session are the:

  • Physical Layer: Extends up to 1 foot from the physical body, tied to somatic sensations, injury, trauma, & disease.

  • Emotional Layer: Extends 1-2 feet from the physical body, tied to feelings and emotions, emotional trauma.

  • Mental Layer: Extends 2-3 feet from the physical body, tied to thoughts, ideas, beliefs; negative and limiting beliefs.

  • Spiritual Layer: Extends 3-5 feet from the physical body, tied to karmic soul lessons, & past-life trauma.

The Physical + Emotional Connection

The physical layer is the 1st layer and emotional layer is the 2nd layer of your bioenergetic field. The physical layer contains the blueprint of all of your physical body. It essentially acts as a conduit between the functions of your physical body and higher functions of your emotional layer.

Think of it as the bridge between your body and your emotions. A healthy body is more resistant to low vibration emotions; therefore, take care of your physical body to help support your emotional well-being.

The relationship between your physical and emotional energy bodies is why you can't bypass your body's foundational needs when you're trying to get to a place of positive (or high vibration) emotions.

The caveat is that when you're unhappy and feel shitty emotionally/mentally, the last thing you're motivated to do is take care of your physical body.

Make it a practice to check in with yourself on a daily basis (or better yet, throughout the day) to figure out what your body needs and is asking for at this time.

You may need to: ✔️ Drink a glass of water

✔️ Eat something that both nourishes and satisfies you

✔️ Take a nap or go to bed early

✔️ Move your body - Research actually shows that if you can get in at least 10 minutes of physical activity you'll experience a significant positive shift in your mood.

Emotions can root down from your energy field and into your physical body. This affects organs, muscles, meridians, chakras, and other aspects of your body.

If not processed and released from your energy field, low vibration emotions (like fear, anger, resentment, depression, etc.) can cause physical pain and dis-ease.

Here are some examples of where emotions can be stored in your body:

  • Anger → Liver and gallbladder

  • Shame → Throat and lungs

  • Fear → Kidneys & hips, lower back

  • Stress → Adrenals and stomach

Bottom line - energy is meant to be released (see article on energetic blockages)! Setting up a free intention setting call is a great start if you're in need of guidance and support in getting the emotional root of your physical pain or dis-ease. Click here to schedule a 15-minute call.

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As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said, "The only constant in life is change." So why do so many people fear change?

Change can mean diving deep into the unknown. It can be intimidating and feel scary. Plus, if you are already an anxious person, or already have a lot of moving parts in your life, change can be very overwhelming.

While all of the above are true, back to what Heraclitus said, it's an inevitable part of our lives. Not only are we guaranteed to experience change, but it's actually critical for us to move through resistance in our lives, and into a state of flow (see last week's article, Finding Your Flow).

The definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over again and expecting a different result, right?

So, when you feel stuck, naturally something needs to change in order for you to move forward. To do this, you need to bring awareness to those actions that are on repeat and make a choice on where you want to make an adjustment to your life.

Keep in mind that almost all of your actions are based on your subconscious thoughts and beliefs. We have to figure out which of those you have outgrown and are no longer aligned to your wants and desires, then look at the next logical step to move in a different direction.

Let's take your job as an example. Imagine you're working at a job that maybe a few years ago was a good fit and fulfilled the need of a steady paycheck, but over the years the circumstances have changed. Maybe you don't care for your boss or co-workers, you're not being compensated fairly, or you just don't find joy in the job itself -- but for some reason you stay in this job way longer than you should.

Why? Because you're repeating patterns of the subconscious. In some ways, working at this company, doing this job, interacting with these people everyday have all become a part of your narrative. When you can take a step back and look at the big picture, you can really see how out of alignment staying at this job truly is.

What's next? The scary part. Change.

Your mind might jump to a million places from here -- what will I do? What if I don't make as much money as I do at this job? I feel bad leaving my boss/co-workers. What if at the next job I'm just as miserable? The job market is terrible, what would I even do next?

Forget it! This is familiar, I am just going to stay here.

And the cycle repeats.

How can you embrace the change?

  1. Self-Monitoring. First, just get comfortable with bringing awareness to your habits. This in itself is a great way to begin to change the way you think, which will naturally affect your emotions and behaviors.

  2. Reflection. Think about what you truly want. Question your thoughts, behaviors, and actions. Go back to last week's article, Finding Your Flow, for some more tips on this.

  3. Small Changes. Instead of making big, drastic changes (like quitting your job), start small. What's the next logical step you can take that doesn't feel overwhelming? In the example above, that might mean journaling about your dream job, starting a job search, or even brushing up your resume.

Not very many people can do this alone -- myself included! I am here to hold space for you as you learn how to uncover and work with these hidden aspects of yourself. Click here to schedule a free call so we can help get you on the right path!

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Updated: Jan 31

Energy is in constant motion, and resistance occurs when meeting an opposing force.

Are you rushing the process, or forcing something that isn't in alignment with you? If you're having a hard time working through resistance, it may be because 95% of emotions and actions arise from your subconscious mind.

Uncovering (and then healing) the subconscious mind is a critical step in reconstructing your thoughts, resulting in change. When your mindset can shift, so can your behaviors and as a result you get to experience desirable outcomes.

What happens when you meet resistance?

Have you every had one of those dreams where you’re trying to run away from something, but you can only move in slow motion?

When you’re in a state of resistance, whatever it is you’re trying to do feels harder than it should be.

You contract on a physical and emotional level – so you're more likely to feel tension in the body and lower vibration emotions.

It causes you to doubt yourself because you can’t accomplish what it is that you’re trying to do. It affects your feelings of satisfaction with important aspects of your life, like relationships and your work.

Bottom line, it takes your energy away from things that make you feel better and more joyful.

Here are some journaling prompts to begin to identify where you're meeting resistance:

  • What thoughts are cluttering your mind?

  • What beliefs do you hold that are relevant to this block?

  • What are you afraid of?

  • Where are you holding this tension in your body?

  • What can you let go of at this time?

Transitioning to a "Flow State"

Every moment is an opportunity to shift directions. We need to bring awareness to the thoughts and emotions driving our behavior, and transition to a place of allowing.

This is the place where things happen more naturally and in flow.

Whether you're trying to adopt healthier habits, get in a better emotional state, or you're stepping onto a new life path, it's important to align yourself in every way possible to manifest that change.

You know that when you meet resistance everything you try to do feels like a challenge. To be in a state of flow is quite the opposite; everything you do feels easy.

One of the keys to being able to tap into that flow state is learning to balance your masculine and feminine energies. I am not talking about these energies on a societal or cultural level, but rather on a spiritual level.

The masculine energy is physical, active, dominating, organized strategic and linear. Female energy is spiritual, reflective, creative, open-minded, adaptable and intuitive. We need both, but in balance.

Regardless of your gender identity, you have both masculine and feminine energies, and most of us are dominant in one area or the other. If you have tendencies to force and do and not relax and allow, then you’re likely dominant in masculine energy (like I am).

Here are some tips to tap into that flow energy to enhance power, pleasure, and presence:

  1. Follow your gut. Listen to your body more, and your mind less. Ask yourself, “Is this what I really want?” and LISTEN. Getting too wrapped up in analytical processes when making decisions is generally considered a quality of our masculine energy.

  2. Check in with your body. What cues are your body silently (or not-so-silently) giving you? Notice where you feel sensations like tension, discomfort and pain.

  3. Tune into your emotions. How do you feel right now? Simply ask yourself and have compassion for what arises.

  4. Get in touch with your creative side. Do things just for the joy of doing them, not because you are seeking an end product. Try to limit outside distractions when you give yourself the time to do this so you don’t get pulled back into what you “should” be doing.

  5. Pay attention to what feels easy. We often aren’t mindful of all the areas in our lives that we currently feel ease. Stop, smell and appreciate the roses.

I want to emphasize that accessing this flow state is not an end game. Once you get there, you're not just done. This is about enjoying the process of personal growth.

Not very many people can do this alone -- myself included! I am here to hold space for you as you learn how to uncover and work with these hidden aspects of yourself. Click here to schedule a free call so we can help get you on the right path!

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