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The third step of energy healing is to activate the energy centers in your hands. These energy centers are called hand chakras. We'll refer to this step as opening your hand chakras from here on out.

This step can take anywhere from 1 minute to ten minutes before each healing session. After you become experienced, the time will be reduced. Once you have a lot of experience you may find you don't need this step at all to activate your hand chakras. It is very helpful at the beginning though.

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Hold your hands in front of your chest in prayer position. Your fingers and palm on one hand should touch the fingers and palm on your other hand. Rub your hands quickly up and down, as though you were warming them on a chilly winter day. This is the starter step.

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Next, with elbows bent, hold one hand in front of you at chest height with the palm facing down. Hold the other hand in front of you with the palm facing up. Your hands should be horizontal a few inches in front of your chest. The undersides of your hands should be facing one another and your elbows should be out to the side of your body.

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Now, quickly make fists with your hands then reopen them. It is a rapid movement of open, close, open, close, open, close. Do this for at least 60 seconds. Longer if you want.

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Now flip which hand is on top and which hand is on the bottom. Make sure the undersides of your hands are still facing each other. Repeat the rapid movement of open, close, open, close, open, close. Do this for another 60 seconds. Longer if you want.

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You're almost done. Rub your hands together for 30 seconds, just like you did in the first step.

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Now bring your hands back in front of your chest, one palm down and one palm up, undersides of hands facing each other, with around 2 inches between them. Take time to feel the sensation. You will most likely feel tingling in your hands and fingers. That is the most common sensation and the first one beginners feel when they are learning energy healing.

Now, pay attention to the space between your hands. That's right. The 2 inches of air in between your 2 hands. Do you feel a ball of energy? As you increase your sensitivity to working with healing energies, you'll feel that ball of energy more and more clearly.

When you feel a ball of energy between your hands it means you have fully activated your hand chakras and tuned in to the energy of your hand chakras. Don't fret if you don't feel it. It doesn't mean your hand chakras aren't activated, it just means you're still developing your sensitivities to the feeling of energy.

You can practice this technique over and over again until you're comfortable with it. Don't worry about the timing of each movement. The times are just to give you a starting point. Once you get used to it you can do this energy healing exercise in as short as one minute or all the way up to 20 minutes or an hour. The more you practice the better you'll get.

Here is an additional exercise for developing the abilities of your hand chakras.

Ball of Light Exercise

1. Do the activating hand chakras step outlined above.
2. Work with the ball of energy that is between your open cupped hands.
3. Slowly pull your hands away from one another an inch at a time.
4. Slowly bring your hands together an inch at a time.
5. Play with the sensation between your hands. Roll the ball around. Rotate your hands to shift the ball.
6. Expand and contract the ball.
7. Feel the sensations of playing with this ball of healing energy.

The ball of light exercise is an important exercise to continue practicing. Doing this one technique repeatedly will increase your abilities as a healer, because it will increase the sensations of what energy feels like. As you become more and more attuned to the feeling of energy, your skills as a healer will automatically increase.

Consider this exercise to be like the lesson from the movie The Karate Kid. Wax on. Wax off. Before you know, you're doing martial arts. Play with energy long enough, before you know it, you're an energy healer.

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