Now, we must ask a very important question, namely: "What does this Energy Body NEED to eat in order to function fully, function successfully, to have a fully active energy immune system which it needs to have just as well as the physical body?"
Find out about energy nutrition - one of the most important concepts for true mind, body, spirit health and happiness discovered in the 21st century.
It is common knowledge by now that we are not just made of flesh, bone and blood but that we also have an "energy body" - a total system of complex organs, pathways, lines of communication and exchange which is essential to our well being.
For at least 6000 years, healers in every community around the World have been making changes to the energy body which results in healing to the physical body. One of the most widely known methods to do this is acupuncture which has even been accepted by the Western scientific establishments as having incontrovertible benefits.
The fields of Energy Psychology and Meridian Energy Therapies have been developing other and more user friendly approaches to stimulating, repairing and re-balancing the energy body, resulting in wonderful improvements for mind, body and spirit.
So, there we have an "energy body" which can be damaged by circumstance and trauma, re-aligned by the practise of Chi Kung and Yoga, healed with Reiki and Acupuncture.
Now, we must ask a very important question, namely:
"What does this Energy Body NEED in order to function fully, function successfully, to have a fully active immune system which it needs to have just as well as the physical body?"
And the first answer to this central question which goes beyond healing and into prevention is:
The Energy Body needs a balanced flow of *Energy Nutrients* throughout all its many systems as the first requirement to be able to support us at all.
What Is Energy Nutrition?
There are all manners of energies coming in to the energy body at all times. We live in a veritable "Ocean of Energy" which is generated by literally *everything* - from the ground beneath to the radiation from the sun, the moon and the stars; every living being exudes vast quantities of energies all the time on a very wide bandwidth and this includes people, animals, plants, insects.
Human beings are probably the only species on this planet who have the ability to actively and consciously "shield" themselves from certain types of energy and actually are able to reject energies that exist, and may very well be most beneficial to them.
This is specifically achieved by the mechanism of "thought" or "intention".
Intention & Energy
A very common saying is, "Where intention goes, energy flows."
Although we cannot move a rock by staring at it, we can indeed influence energetic realities with intention. This is because intention and thought and energy are *of the same realm* and structurally designed to work with one another.
This process is natural and in action all the time; humans sometimes turn deliberately to trying to shape energetic realities with their intention, for example in the act of prayer, spell casting, making a wish, or the more modern versions of affirmations, goal setting, visualisation and so forth.
What has been forgotten and this is proving to be perhaps one of the most major causes for ill health and unhappiness amidst a well fed, well sheltered and well supported population in the First World today, is that our intention is interfering with energy exchanges ALL THE TIME.
This is entirely unconscious; "energy awareness" is restricted to the few in our societies who make an effort to find out more about energy healing, come into contact with the powers of the energy system because of ill health or because they are studying martial arts perhaps.
Energy Reversals or "Saying NO To Healing"
In Energy Therapies there exists the concept of a "reversal". Simply put, it means that a part of the energy system has gone into reverse and works *against* the rest of the system, much like an engine that has been switched over to run backwards instead of forwards.
Most often, this becomes apparent when there was a major trauma which caused such an occurrence. On the simplest level, it could be said that any time we say, "No!" to something, this is a command - a direct command! - to a part of the energy system to stop and go into reverse.
These reversals in the energy system express themselves always in something seemingly being stuck and unmovable - an injury that simply will not heal, no matter how much ointment and bandages are applied; a psychological reaction that simply won't recede, no matter how much therapy and healing is given.
The Energy Therapists talk about "specific" and "massive" reversals, for indeed there are people who show in their bodies that they have said, "No." to healing.
Many more people show in their behaviours, their bodies, their real lives absolute evidence that they must have said, "No." to prosperity, to happiness, to success, to loosing weight, to living without an addictive substance - these are the people who endlessly and desperately try *everything* to overcome their problems but their problems remain, no matter what the treatment, no matter if it is successful with everyone else who has undergone it, no matter how precarious or even life threatening their situation is becoming.
The power of intention and decision over the behaviour and activities in the Energy Body is simply extraordinary.
A simple decision, once it has occurred as a by-product of trauma or experience, will remain untouchable and out of view for an entire lifetime, causing endless suffering and misery - in the Quantum spaces of energy, time is no healer at all and something that happened perhaps 75 years ago is as red raw and as "now" as it ever was.
However, in the Quantum spaces of energy, there also resides the possibility of even the most extensive trauma being healed right now, in an instant, but for the asking. Please note that this does not mean instant healing on the *physical* because we are talking about the Energy Body here; yet it is clear that when the Energy Body functions as it should, the physical body will be supported in its own self healing endeavours from the ground up and true healing has a chance to take place.
Particularly the "reversals" are of prime importance in Energy Nutrition, because it is in the simple act of saying, "No." to an incoming energy, a barrier is created to that energy which keeps it out of the system - a malnutrition situation cannot help but ensue.
All You Need Is Love ...
It has been said by every great prophet, every great religious leader, across time and space of humanity, that love is the greatest healer and that the energy of love creates healing miracles.
There are, indeed, hundreds if not thousands of scientific studies conducted all around the First World to the effect of human attention - which is a precursor for human love - on healing, well being, symptom alleviation. One of the most famous of these had nursing staff witholding attention from newborn babies in an orphanage in the 1950s, yet giving these babies all the physical caretaking and food they could only require.
The babies began to fade and when they began to die, the experiment was abandoned as the staff refused to go on any further.
Attention energy relieves measurably the symptoms of every disease, every illness. It "makes people more intelligent", calmer, more sociable, more resourceful. It helps them live longer, even if this attention energy is provided by non-human species such as dogs, cats and monkeys, even birds as studies conducted with the effects of having pet animals in old people's homes and geriatric wards attest to.
Attention energy is an *essential nutrient* for the energy body and when people don't get this energy, they fade away, go mad and they may even die.
With the population density of the First World, how can it be that this vital life energy seems in such short supply?
The answer is simple and profoundly sad. This energy is NOT in short supply; rather the problem lies in the fact that individual humans do not receive and process it correctly. Indeed, the ability to receive and process attention energy from other humans is probably the most likely and directly related factor that decides on any given person's health and happiness throughout their lifetimes.
Shields To Joy & Ecstasy
When a man goes up to a woman in a bar, looks her in the eye and says, "You are very beautiful.", what kind of response on the energetic level would you expect to see if energy exchanges could be made visible by a special video camera?
Would this energy travel across to the woman, be openly received, taken into her many systems, moving through these systems as the energetic equivalent of a digestion takes place, powering and re-charging all manner of sub-systems in it's travel, and then smoothly flow out to leave the lady in question vibrant, happy and glowing?
Clearly, the answer to this is a resounding NO.
Indeed, the lady in the bar may have put her shields up before the man even got close enough to send his message to her. Her reaction to the energetic wave traveling towards her would most likely be more shields still, as she thinks, "He only wants X from me, he doesn't know me, he's lying, I don't like him, he looks ugly, etc." ... and many more thoughts of the same kind, all of which create an impenetrable barrier to what could otherwise have been a highly nourishing energy exchange.
This strong example was chosen to illustrate a basic point about energy exchanges in humans. It also brings up the most common objections to "taking energies into the system" - would this not be a disaster? Would the lady in the bar not end with AIDs *if* she didn't have all her shields to keep these energies at bay?
The answer to this is that such considerations are clearly coming from a very different place and NOT from considering the Energy Body and it's requirements.
Allowing the energy from the compliment to pass into her system, through and out and as a result, feeling better, more nourished, more powerful, more *energised* does NOT lead to our lady in the bar becoming stupid all of a sudden - quite in the contrary. Someone with a balanced, energised system tends to experience great mental clarity, not to mention *emotional stability* which clearly, is a good place to make decisions about what courses of action might be for the best.
Human & Other Energies
One of the reasons that people in the First World often turn to pets for energy suppliers is that the barriers against love, affection and attention from other people are not in place and the energies can flow freely. There is, of course, the other side of the coin. Animals do not have barriers as a rule to *incoming* energies and they will actually accept attention *from* humans who are bursting to give these - but cannot find any fellow human recipients for their energies, only barriers upon barriers where their contributions bounce out flatly too.
But of course, there are other energies that are not received, to which we have said, "NO!" at some point and which are no longer available for the essential nutrition and widely varied energy diets our Energy Bodies require for full functioning.
Weather is a good example of this. Storms, rainy weather and cold weathers are *tremendous* energy providers - if one would open up to this. Current group consensus in the First World, however, is that anything other than a sunny, warm day with a cloudless sky is "bad weather" and must be avoided, bemoaned, and shielded against in every way possible.
The very act of saying "NO!" to "bad weather" in and of itself reverses and disables parts of the energy system and this leads to people who hold these views to becoming more acutely affected by cold or rainy weather in return - with mental depression or psychosomatic flare-ups, for example.
There are many other naturally existing energies that are blocked by individuals. Many people have strong colour preferences - someone might say, "Orange is not my colour." or, "I don't like the colour orange." which is the equivalent of saying, "NO! to orange."
Thus instructed, the energy body deflects that particular vibration and we are very literally, in scurvy conditions.
It is important to note that the processes which have been described in this article are not an addition or a new invention, but simply represent an observation about naturally occurring exchanges in reality.
It is impossible to repair a person's self esteem, for example, who hold it to be the truth that they are worthless, with counter-examples or by sending them (telling them, showing them, demonstrating to them) that this is a false decision IF this person is INCAPABLE of receiving the energies associated with this sentiment.
Thus it is possible that the most beautiful model on Earth is in tears because she is convinced that she is ugly; the most beloved person who has innumerable family members and friends who all care deeply about them is entirely convinced that "No-body loves me."; and the most talented and gifted people can state with absolute conviction that, "I am worthless."
It needs to be clearly understood that it is not the *meanings* of such words or phrases which will heal and put a great many things to rights, but the *energies* these words and phrases contain and carry.
These energies go to the Energy Body and there, fulfill tasks of repair, of healing, of renewal. In doing so, they correct at the underlying energetic level what is wrong which then becomes reflected in psychological and physiological changes too.
In the case of psychological changes, as a person "takes readings" of their internal energetic landscapes, this translates directly into self concept understandings and realities.
The Essential Flow Of Energies
If we go back to the example of the lady in the bar, who was told, "You are beautiful." we will remember also the resistance to let such energies into ones system for fear that they might be believed and thus, become a reality.
Many of the human energy exchanges suffer from this false understanding, namely that if one was to open oneself and accept such incoming energy or information, one would necessarily *become* that in turn.
This is the fear and misunderstanding about energy exchanges of the "You are beautiful" kind just as well as about energy exchanges of the "You are ugly" kind - either way, it must not be "believed" because that would be a very bad thing.
It is of the essence to really understand that energy exchanges have absolutely nothing to do with believing something, thinking one is something or another as a result.
Indeed, a catastrophe for many people is that at one point, someone might have said something positive which on that occasion actually *did* enter the energy system. It felt so good that they attempted to *hold on* to the energy involved to keep feeling like that for longer.
This causes the most severe forms of disturbances in the Energy Body as it instantly blocks the channels designed to transport this kind of information - no further energy can come in from other sources in the future.
Also, as the energy is not passing through the system as it should, behind the blockage lie veritable wastelands of empty channels and the energy organs they were meant to supply, causing severe disturbances which will firstly manifest in emotions and if they go on for long enough, physiological sensations, pain and then actual illness.
This process is also in action with forms of energy that were stopped halfway through the system as they were being perceived as damaging, and energies that never get to enter the system at all because they are being blocked off before they get into the central Energy Body at all.
Re-Learning To Process Energy Correctly
We are indeed, energy beings in an Ocean of Energies.
All we find in the Universe, all life on Earth and that includes human beings is *structurally designed* to process the flow of energies and to take part in the vast, vast cycles of life.
Energy needs to flow to be naturally correct and doing as it is designed to do. What we need to do in order to move closer to what is called The Even Flow of natural balance, is not learn something new, but to re-learn to correctly use the systems we were given.
We all have the ability to block energy and we have used this to our own disadvantage as a species for many thousands of years at least.
By definition, we all also have the ability to remove these blockages that were simply a side effect of living in a culture that seems blind to the Oceans of Energy.
We all have Energy Bodies, and within these Energy Bodies the channels and systems exist to truly feast in the Oceans of Energy.
What it takes to make this happen successfully, and easily, is firstly and foremostly to pay attention to how energy exchanges work and manifest "in the real World".
Energy manifestations are simply everywhere and once one starts to open ones awareness of such straightforward examples as energy exchanges which exist between humans, and between a single human and their environment, a great many things become very clear and obvious that never made any sense at all.
Energy nutrition, i.e. the understanding and realisation that our energy bodies have absolutely nutritional needs, is one of the aspects of this.
Further, even a base insight into this extraordinary realm will very quickly reveal which kinds of energies are missing, sorely needed, in desperately short supply in a person's body.
It is simply amazing how many previously insoluble problems become not only understood as to how they structurally function, but also how easy it is to find "energetic solutions" to what were in essence, always "energetic problems" in the first place - and thus could not be solved from other places and with physical/mental approaches at all.
Addictions, weight problems, identity problems and replacement activities of all kinds begin to make sense at last when viewed from the Energy perspective - here are people trying to use physical means to compensate for an injury, deficiency, disturbance in their energy systems which is absolutely and structurally doomed to failure.
A wider understanding and experientially based exploration of the human energy body is of the essence if we wish to solve human mind/body problems that have been out of reach entirely for as many as 2000 years or more.
It is not suggested that caring for the energy body take precedence over care for the physical body.
What is suggested, however, is that there are many aspects of human health and well being that simply cannot be solved AT ALL from any other place or using any other means.
The human energy body exists. It is real and many hold it to be the very foundation of *all* physiological functioning in the long term.
The topic of "Energy Nutrition" is one of the most exciting avenues of exploration to make true, lasting changes in any individual's health, happiness and levels of satisfaction and achievement in their lifetime, that has been discovered in many years.
We might just find that, after all, we really do live in a Universe of total abundance that really does supply everything we need and more beside, and that's it there for everyone - simply for the taking.