What is an Energy Healer?
An energy healer is someone who works with balancing the field of energy that surrounds the human (or animal) body. This energy field is called by different things in different traditions, such as auric body, chi, chakras or simply, energy body. For an energy healer, the name isn’t nearly as important as the effects of working with it.
Our energy fields are intimately connected to our overall well-being, so energy healing is an integral part of any holistic healing plan. As I wrote in my post on the Three Gateways of Healing, energy work is associated with the gateway of the Spirit. (See the chart below.)
- Spirit Gateway – associated with the energy healing
- Mind Gateway – associated with the mental/emotional healing
- Body Gateway – associated with the physical healing
Many energy healers assert that all dis-ease stems from and can be healed through working with the energy body. As an example, if you’ve got respiratory problems, you may have a block in the energy around your lungs. When an energy healer unblocks that area, your respiratory problems should decrease or disappear.
How an Energy Healer Works
Energy healers work in different ways, depending on the system they work with. But the basics are as follows: unblocking, re-routing, charging with light and exorcizing negative fields.
There are many different energy healing systems. In fact, as we move further into an awakened humanity, it seems like there are more energy healing systems popping up all the time! It’s my belief that, during this transition we are undergoing to evolve to a higher, more whole human species, new energy systems and energy healers are emerging to help us make this shift.
Here’s a list of some of the better-known energy healing systems, along with a short description of each. For most of these systems, the energy healer never actually touches your physical body, while a few use light touch and others rely on objects such as crystals or light-charged discs placed at key points of the body. Other things these systems share in common include a state of deep relaxation for client and energy healer, laying down on a massage table or other comfortable place, and being fully clothed.
Please have a read through the list, then let me know which system most resonates with you. If you’re already an energy healer practicing one or more of these systems (or others not listed here!) please do leave a comment to share your thoughts with the Healer’s Way Community.
Aura cleansing can be done using crystals or simply one’s hands. The purpose is to remove any dark energies within the auric field, infuse the aura with light, rebalance or reshape it, and energize it with positive energy.
BioGenesis uses colored glass wheels to harness and transfer the energy of creation itself into your energy body. A BioGenesis energy healer will usually have you lay down on a table and get into a state of deep relaxation, then he or she will place these small glass wheels on different parts of your physical body to permanently anchors the light of creation within your energy body.
Chakra healing goes right to the core of your energy body by clearing out blocks and opening the channel that connects your seven chakra centers. This can be done in a variety of ways and works nicely with other modalities such as EFT tapping and Rapid Eye Movement therapy.
Crystal healing uses different crystals, precious and semi-precious stones to help balance and heal your energy – and physical body. Combining the high vibratory frequency of the crystal energy with the vibration of different colored stones helps attune your energy field to a higher level.
Discovered by Chiropractor Dr. Richard Bartlett, Matrix Energetics takes you beyond the entire concept of a healing problem to source what he calls a ‘solution set’. The techniques can be used in almost any setting and rely on active imagination, gentle touch, the ‘2-point’ system, archetype, a set of 21 healing frequencies and even time travel.
Literally, the breathing in of results, QiGong also translates as “energy cultivation”. There are four different types of QiGong practice and they include active movement, the static hold of certain postures, focused visualizations and the use of ‘tools’ such as herbs and body manipulations, to rebalance and support a healthy energy system.
Reiki was ‘discovered’ – or received – back in 1922 by the Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Reiki energy healers pass through a system of three degree levels, and all of them work directly with the energy body by using a series of set hand patterns over specific body parts. There’s no physical contact involved in Reiki healing although a light touch over certain areas may be used by some Reiki practitioners.
Shamanic energy healers rely on spirit allies to assist them in healing others. A Shamanic healing often begins by taking a ‘journey’ through visualization, while the shaman beats a drum at a rapid pace. Once both the client and shaman are in a trance state, the shaman, (usually sitting or laying next to the client), will encounter spiritual “helpers” like angels, animal totems or the client’s higher self in order to find the problem within the energy field and source the energy tools needed to heal it.
Dr. Eric Pearl was called upon by a source beyond himself to share the energy he calls the Reconnection. This is a kind of ‘umbrella’ term to refer to an energy healing system that reconnects the client to the power of the Universal Force by drawing upon high frequency energies of light and information.