Life Force Energy Overview
What is Life Force Energy?
Do you ever have days where you are filled with vitality and other days where you don’t want to move? You are likely experiencing fluctuations in your life force energy.
Life force energy is a subtle yet dynamic force that supports our physical and emotional health. While science doesn’t fully understand it yet, there are numerous schools and practices that explore and develop ways to bring balance and resilience to these energies.
Practices. The most well-known practice, acupuncture, comes from the 3,000 year old tradition of Chinese Medicine and is based on the flow of life force energy. Acupuncture is licensed by most US state medical boards as a specialty.
Other methods include reiki, therapeutic touch, Eden Energy Medicine, acupressure, qigong, and even yoga. Yoga was developed 5,000 years ago as a way of balancing our energies to support our overall resilience and the capacity to meditate more deeply.
Names. There are dozens of names that refer to our Life Force Energy that include: chi (qi), prana, subtle energy, kundalini, and spirit. Names for specific energy systems include chakras, meridians and auras.
Underlying Nature. Quantum physicists suggest that life force energy is an integral part of the underlying quantum field that comprises all of life. Einstein, with his famous formula E=MC2, proposed that mass is comprised of energy. Our contemporary methods indeed demonstrate that everything is comprised of atoms in constant movement and in relationship with other atoms, creating a oneness of energy at the subatomic level. Many mystics of various religious traditions report experiencing this oneness as they expand their consciousness.
It is this field of oneness and how it shows up as us that becomes the target of life force energy work. Despite thousands of years of practice working with the life force, we still don’t fully comprehend why or how it works. It is a mystery. We also don’t understand the brain and how we have consciousness, yet we rely on it constantly. Einstein encouraged us to embrace the mystery with his quote, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science." You are encouraged to embrace the mystery of life as you explore Life Force Energies.
What is Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology
Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology activate life force energies to maximize their flow and balance which enhances your health and well-being, allowing you to Thrive and Awaken. The energies can get out of balance over the years and frequently require repeated practice for a couple of months to fully experience their impact.
There are many schools offering programs, some of which are listed in the Resource section under Tools for Your Journey. The beauty of this work is that you can learn how to use it yourself to increase your capacity for self-care and boost your vitality.
The sections for Daily Energy Balancing and Acupressure/Tapping Methods will help you develop new emotional and behavioral habits that support you in living your potential.
“The next big frontier in medicine is energy medicine.”
Dr. Oz, Director of Cardiovascular Institute of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons
“Energy Medicine is the future of all medicine.”
Norm Shealy, M.D., founding president of the American Holistic Medical
Life Force Energy Work is Great for People who:
- Want deeper tools to manage stress that is making you unhappy
- Are frustrated from chronic health challenges that don’t seem to change with traditional methods.
- Are wanting to shift long standing habits that seem to keep returning
- Desire to have more sustained periods of Thriving and Awakening
- Are open to considering complementary methods that are not fully understood, but frequently have rapid and lasting effects.
“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours,
healing was accomplished by moving energy”.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel laureate in Medicine