Energy healing is a way for us to repair our energetic field, which exists as an electro-magnetic network around the body. This multilayered field regulates how we interact with the world, informs how we relate to others, and holds everything we’ve ever experienced, thought, and felt. In Toltec-shamanic tradition, which is my practice, we call this our ‘cuerpo de luz‘ or ‘luminous body’, and it needs just as much care as our physical vessel.

Our luminous body, or energy body, is a subtle element, therefore we use subtle techniques to access and engage it. Psychic senses or extrasensory abilities such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience are a few ways to read an energetic field, but we can also use visualization, sound, or simply intention to alter the its composition. Thus, energy healing exists through many modalities and is easily accessible by just being receptive to it.

When we are doing energy healing, we are working with our own personal energy and the natural elements around us, the goal being to restore harmony inside our being by reconciling what is also happening outside of us, for they are inevitably linked. One is a reflection of the other and change affects both, so energy healing is as much about awareness as it is a desire to transform our circumstances. And through this same relationship, when we heal on an energetic level we also heal on all other planes, including the physical body and mental state.

How does energy healing work?

The body is a natural healer, it intuitively knows a state of wholeness and wellness, and will fight to achieve it. Too often we stand in its way, but just as well, we can support its healing function. Just as we clean and bandage a wound on the skin, we can also clear emotional injuries to our spirit, help a negative thought be released, and actually make space in our lives for good things to come in.

For something to be healed it first needs to know that it can be healed. Our physical body accesses a template of health from when we are born, information stored in our DNA but also in our luminous body, and these are the pathways it follows to regenerate. Our role is also forming an awareness that we can heal, through faith, education, experience, etc.; the way will be different for everyone, but the important part is the knowing. This is akin to the process of an awakening.

From there, healing involves a process of purification, repair, and/or transformation. We can assist this process by raising the vibration (consciousness) within or around us, for example by mindfulness meditation, communing with medicinal plants, being in nourishing environments, or working with a healer/doctor/medicine person. This is essentially entraining you to higher frequencies, which you become a match to by law of physics.

However we can also guide our healing process through Intention, which is how we access the quantum field to create the possibility of healing; taking action on that intention is how you make a quantum jump. This is also when miracles occur, a seemingly divine intervention, but your willingness to heal is the spark for that blessing.

What can energy healing help with?

Energy healing is effective for addressing any issue we may be encountering, as it is unique in its capacity to address the whole field. Some ideas are:

  • Aches and pains
  • Physical illness
  • Emotional clearing
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Personal crisis
  • Cleansing and Purification
  • Integration

As energy healing isn’t limited to this physical dimension, change happens immediately. But to see the results in your earthly reality you must trust in your ability to heal and do the work of the medicine you are receiving, which usually involves examining your belief systems and making lifestyle adjustments.

“The only side effect of energy healing is getting better.”


What are some types of energy healing?

As we’ve learned, energy healing can be accessed a variety of ways, and likewise it can take many shapes. Some of these practices are more physical than others but they all work, and the one that is right for you may resonate strongly right away or you may have to try a few first. Some ways that energy healing is practiced are through:

  • Shamanism
  • Acupuncture/TCM
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Sound Baths
  • Lightwork
  • Plant Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Crystal Healing

Who is energy healing for?

Energy healing is for everyone as we all have an energy body; we just need to learn how to engage it to make effective changes. Generally it will involve moving or transforming the energy in some way, and while no one knows your body better than you, a trained healer can help navigate the various energy systems and layers of your luminous field.

A focused healing session can be beneficial to the overall health of anyone who receives it, including people, animals, plants, a thought, or the Earth itself. We already have all the tools available at our fingertips (and you don’t even need to use your hands!), so if you are even a little curious, give energy healing a try and see what it can do for you.

Where can I learn more about energy healing?

If you are interested in learning more about energy healing or Toltec shamanism, please check out my other content or reach out to me personally. I am dedicated to learning and teaching about healing, personal spirituality, and accessing your highest potential.

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