The energy field is an intuitive language “that is the essence of who we are, a subtle vibration underlying everything physical, both living and inanimate” (Orloff, 2000, p.29). The subtle energy field is wrapped in many translucent layers encapsulating the body. It has no edges or barriers and moves with the beat of the heart, the brain, the tissues and cells. Energy is formless, unattached and moves in and out through pathways seeking homeostasis. “Energy flows and circulates within and around the physical body but has its own anatomy and physiology, flows and currents; both bodies, the physical and the energetic, influence and are influenced by each other” Hartley (2004, p.47).
Energy anatomy is viewed in four basic layers: The first layer is the physical body or also know as etheric. The etheric body relates to the whole physical body, the skin, muscles, bones, and organs. The second layer is the emotional body, which includes all types of emotions such as happy, sad, angry, grief, joy, and so on. The energy system is a force that flows feely with information that is carried by biochemicals of emotions, the neuropeptides and receptors (Pert, 1997). The third layer is the mental body, which contains the mind, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge. The fourth layer is the casual body (cosmic); it is the experience of ultimate illumination of life, spiritual evolution, and full expansion (Brennan, 1988, p.48-53). The further away from the physical body the less dense the layers become.
The four bodies, also called Biofields, are influenced by positive and negative life experiences, physical and psychological illness (Brennan, 1988). Each expansive and shapeless Biofield relates to the next.
The energy system requires a balanced environment for overall present and future well-being. The energy system will show signs of stress before the physical and emotional body becomes symptomatic. Negative unresolved emotional experiences can easily become imprinted into the energy matrix. If painful information is stored and not released, it can cause an array of issues.
(Kelly Ann Meehan)
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Kelly Ann Meehan has her Masters in clinical psychology with a specialty in somatic psychology. She is an energy practitioner certified in Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, and Cranial Sacral Therapy Basics. Kelly’s work is based on a holistic model that focuses on psychological processing, spiritual education, and inner heart resources. She has a keen intuition and empathically attunes to the subtle energy body and soul of infants, children and adults. She hosts many unique groups, retreats in nature, meditations and workshops that explore the depths of the human spirit.