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LESSON 2 STEP 3 : CHANNELING ENERGY

In lesson 1 you did a simple self healing exercise. In that exercise you laid hands on yourself after opening yourself to universal white light energy and activating your hand chakras.

In that lesson we didn't mention anything about what to do with the energy in your hands. We simply had you place your hands on your chest. We designed the exercise like that on purpose. It was a simple exercise to get you used to the steps involved. Now we're going to delve into what you do when you place your hands on yourself during a healing.

Activating your hand chakras allows energy to flow through them easier. It doesn't set which way the energy will flow.

Energy can flow from your hands in two ways. It can flow through you, through your hands, and out onto something else. This is called channeling energy and can also be considered giving energy. It can also flow from something else, through your hands and into you. This is called drawing energy and can also be considered receiving energy.

Many people new to energy healing don't realize there is a difference. Hey! They're feeling energy move for the first time. That's very exciting! And it's easy to draw energy. Easier than channeling it. So, naturally, many people draw the energy in. And if they're doing healing work on themselves they will quickly notice that the spot they are drawing energy from feels better quickly.

But they haven't expelled the energy. They've simply taken it from one location of their body and pulled in through their hands. Later on that energy will reattach itself somewhere else in their body. It won't be easy for them to make the connection that all they did was move the bad energy around, pulling it from on place only to have it pop up somewhere else.

DRAWING IN ENERGY IS EASY TO DO

Drawing energy is easy to do. We're going to create a fictitious healer named Samantha for this analogy. Samantha is a beginning energy healer. She has a small cut on her leg. It isn't healing well and has become mildly infected and inflamed. It is red and itchy and has been there for a few weeks.

She lays her hands on the cut and "draws" the infection out with her hands.

While she's focused on drawing the infection out she doesn't notice she's also pulling it into her hands. The same yucky energy that was in the infection in the cut is now in her hands.

Since she is a "mostly closed circuit" that yucky energy is now travelling through her auric field and her body finding another place to attach itself. The cut may get better but some other small ailment elsewhere in her body is likely to surface soon. She has simply transferred the energy around, not gotten rid of it.

This is a minor example of self energy healing that doesn't go as planned. But what if Samantha was doing healing on another person? What if that other person had a bigger issue than a small cut on their leg? What if they had a "lot" of bad energy and Samantha used this same technique?

Well now that bad energy that had been in the person she was healing is inside of her auric field. Chances are what will happen is the person will feel much better from the healing because some of the bad energy stuck in them was drawn out, but Samantha will end up feeling worse because she inadvertently drew it into herself.

THE EFFECTS OF DRAWING ENERGY

Drawing energy simply moves it from one place in your body and auric field to another. We've already described what happens when you draw energy from yourself into yourself. But what happens if you draw energy from someone or something else into yourself?

If it's good energy, the effect can be good. An example would be drawing energy from a sacred place into yourself. That type of activity will be discussed in later lessons.

If it's bad energy though, the effect is bad. A healer just pulled bad energy from someone else or something else into themselves. This is why healers who draw energy often heal others very effectively but get sick afterwards, sometimes very sick.

A case in point. We attended a conference several years back where one of the speakers used the technique of drawing energy. She was quite proud of it, and the audience was awed by her techniques. She would draw the negative energy out of a person and into herself. She would then transmutate the energy by becoming violently ill for a day or two, vomiting and experiencing intense flu symptoms, before fully releasing it.

Yikes! It impressed a lot of the conference attendees but we and quite a few other advanced energy healers were astounded that she chose to practice in this fashion.

So yes, it is possible to draw energy in during healing work. Yes, it can effectively help the person getting the energy healing work. But yes, it takes a serious toll on the healer doing the work. We choose not to practice in this way and we recommend to our students that they avoid it as well, especially when channeling healing energy is so easy to do and extremely effective as well. Why turn yourself into a bad energy sponge if you don't have to?

THE EFFECTS OF CHANNELING ENERGY

Channeling healing energy from an outside source, through your body, and into something else is very effective for the person/animal/place/item being healed and it doesn't take a toll on you, the healer.

Channeling energy works by opening yourself to a pure outside source, receiving healing energy from the outside source, letting the healing energy move through you, into your hands and into the person/animal/item/place being healed.

In contrast to drawing energy, the effects of channeling energy are beneficial for both you and the person being healed. As the healer, you will have pure healing energy flow through you. As it flows through you, it is also sharing that healing with you before moving on to the individual being healed.

This provides a twofold effect. It is as though you are healing yourself and the other person at the same time. It's one of the reasons energy healing professionals love their work! It feels good. If it is a self healing, the healing is magnified twice as well.

Now you've learned the theory behind how to draw energy and how to channel energy. There's nothing like hands on experience to really learn the difference. Let's go ahead and do it right now.

DRAWING ENERGY PRACTICE SESSION

Follow the steps in lesson 1 excluding the first step, opening yourself to universal white light energy.

1. Do lesson 1 step 2. Activate your hand energy centers.
2. Do lesson 1 step 3. Basic hands on energy healing.
3. Instead of placing your hands on your chest place your hands on a small ailment. A spot that hurts on your body.
4. Visualize the flow of energy going from the spot and into your hands. Imagine the energy as a current that you can control. You choose to have that current flow into your hands.
5. Continue this for 5 minutes.
6. After 5 minutes give yourself time to come out of the healing state gently.
7. Get up and wash your hands thoroughly under running water for 1 minute.

Journal
1. What sensations did you notice?
2. Did the feeling in your ailment change? In what way?
3. How did your hands feel afterwards? Did they feel heavy or dirty?
4. How did your hands feel after washing them? Did they feel better?

You just practiced drawing energy. You may have noticed a feeling of heaviness or "ickyness" in your hands after drawing the energy for 5 minutes. This is common with the drawing technique. Sometimes the sensation extends from the hands up into the forearms, especially if the drawing was strong, or if the place to be healed was fairly seriously blocked with bad energy.

Don't fret if you had a hard time controlling the flow of energy. As you practice you will be able to feel the sensation of which way the energy is moving. It is enough at this time to simply visualize the flow of energy going in one direction or another.

Now let's practice doing the channeling method instead.

CHANNELING ENERGY PRACTICE SESSION

Follow the steps in lesson 1 including the first step, opening yourself to universal white light energy.

1. Do lesson 1 step 1. Open yourself to universal white light energy.
2. Do lesson 1 step 2. Activate your hand energy centers.
3. Do lesson 1 step 3. Basic hands on energy healing.
4. Instead of placing your hands on your chest place your hands on a small ailment. A spot that hurts on your body.
5. Visualize the flow of energy going from the top of your head, down through your arms, through your hands and into the spot. Imagine the energy as a current that you can control. You choose to have that current flow out of your hands and onto the part of your body they are placed on.
6. Continue this for 5 minutes.
7. After 5 minutes give yourself time to come out of the healing state gently.

Journal
1. What sensations did you notice?
2. Did the feeling in your ailment change? In what way?
3. How did your hands feel afterwards? Did they feel heavy or dirty or light and tingly?

You just practiced channeling energy. You may have noticed a feeling of lightness, warmth or tingling in your hands after channeling the energy for 5 minutes. This is common with the channeling technique. You may have also noticed lightness, warmth or tingling in the area you were healing, especially if the channeling was strong.

Once again, don't fret if you had a hard time controlling the flow of energy. As you practice you will be able to feel the sensation of which way the energy is moving. It is enough at this time to simply visualize the flow of energy going in one direction or another.

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