WHAT IS LIFE FORCE ENERGY AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU BY LONI WISE

 In Reiki

What is Energy? If you search the definition it will tell you it is “the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity” or “power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines”. If we think of energy in our bodies it can be unseen life force that exists in your body and in everything around you. Life force energy is a universal energy that unites all manifestations of the universe, visible or invisible. In ancient cultures, it has different names. This energy is influenced by your thoughts, emotions and choices.
In Japan it is referred to as “Ki” (key) , in China it is referred to as “Chi” (chee) or “Qi” and in Sanskrit it is known as “Prana”.  There are also several healing practices which use these forms of energy such as Acupuncture, Shiatsu massage (acupressure), Reiki, and many more.  These modalities work to clear stagnant or negative energy in the body, mind, emotions and spirit through special breathing and other techniques while promoting positive light and energy.

CONNECTING LIFE FORCE TO BODY
In Yoga, life force energy, referred to as Prana, is the cosmic energy believed to come from the sun and connecting the elements of the universe. Prana connected to the regulation of breathing through certain movements and techniques become Pranayama. Our breathing is automatically regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System and can be consciously modified. ‘Of course the yogic tradition claims that all functions of the body controlled by the Autonomic Nervous System can, with practice, become volitional even with the beating of the heart. But until the yogi attains that level, practicing control of the breath is the most accessible way to create a bridge.’

CONNECTING LIFE FORCE TO THE MIND
One example of energy and the mind is our thoughts. This is a time in the world where research is being done more frequently about the power of thought, however the knowledge of this has been with is for much longer. As Muhatma Ghandi said, “A man is but a product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes.” Being aware of your thoughts is a powerful force in the direction you take your life. Thoughts become words, which become actions, which can become a way of life. In any moment, you can choose to change the energy and flow of your life by choosing different thoughts and actions.

CONNECTING LIFE FORCE TO THE EMOTIONS
Emotion is energy-in-motion because of the powerful existence of feelings and how they become expressed. Much of human emotional behavior is caused by unconscious and automatic stimulus. ‘Science and medical studies have shown us that emotions have direct effect on our health.’ When you are in a positive state of emotion the body is without stress and our thoughts are positive. When you are in a negative space of emotion stress is held in the body’s systems, tissue, and influences the mind’s intention. This negative flow can create dis-ease (disease) in the body lowering your levels of life.

CONNECTING LIFE FORCE TO SPIRIT
Divine source is the higher place of belief or existence of spirit, God or the Holy Spirit, Buddha, the Universe or belief in what enables the deepest connection to all things. Spiritual existence comes from all the aspects of our being and connects us to Divine Source. This deep connection is an energy allowing yourself and others to do and be without judgment. Spirit becomes the wholeness and flow of who you are at the deepest most connected levels and is determined by your body, mind and emotions.

CONNECTING LIFE FORCE TO LIFE
The body, mind, emotions, and spirit all contribute to different aspects of your life force. When the body moves, its systems are stimulated and your life force is stronger. When you choose positive thought your life can change for the better. When you consciously embrace your emotions you allow relief within your being. When you connect to the highest vibration of your spirit, the energies of your whole being are linked together for your highest purpose and function. “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality.  It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~Albert Einstein

For more information on life force and energy practices visit Loni Wise at: www.wise-healing.com

www.yogajournal.com/article/meditation/the-energetic-effects-of-pranayama/
www.crystalawareness.com/physics-emotions/index.html
www.naturalbodyworksmassage.com

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