Have you ever heard of personal energy fields, aura’s or vibrational states only to turn a blind eye and cast an assumption that it is too ‘woo-woo’, ‘hippy-dippy’, ‘new-age’, ‘pseudo-science’ or ‘spiritual’ for you?
So many of us are quick to dismiss the idea of personal energy due to the perceived connotations it evokes in our minds.
As humans we often need to see something to believe it is there. Especially if you operate from a more left-brain logical perspective.
However, as the world evolves at lightning speed, science is often playing catch up trying to explain the unexplainable.
A paradigm shift is occurring in our world as more and more people recognize the Western medical model is flawed and people are searching for a more holistic approach to viewing their overall health and wellness. Especially their mental health.
One of the fascinating areas of studies which is gaining more traction is personal energy and how it impacts our world around us.
If you are seeking a more holistic approach to your mental wellness, looking to better manage your emotions and live a more joyful, present life then you are in the right spot.
This is the ultimate guide to your personal energy with easy to digest tangible explanations to help you decide if you want to incorporate this holistic selfcare strategy into your personal development toolkit.
To understand Personal energy from a more scientific stand point we have to dig into a little grade 12 biology.
Biologically humans are simply made up of trillions of cells.
Cells are the building blocks of all life. They create our bones, muscles, tissues, skin, blood, hair, eyes…. they make up everything in us.
Science has shown:
In simplest form: Humans are made up of trillion of cells, cells are made from energy therefore we are all simply energy.
Let’s break this down further.
I want you to think of two people you know who fit into one of these categories.
Person 1: When you are around them, you start feeling heavy. You don’t know why it is, but after being around them you feel drained, exhausted and like you just went down a vortex of negativity and hopelessness. After talking to them you feel more negative, a little less cheery and maybe even depressed. Let’s be honest…. we all know at least one of these people…
Person 2: When you are around them you feel uplifted, rejuvenated and empowered. Their presence is infectious, it engulfs you with warmth, connection, lightness and love, making you feel immediately re-charged, optimistic and hopeful.
Why does Person 1 drain you and Person 2 lift you up?
This is because of the energy they are emitting into the world through their words, their actions, their body language and their view of themselves and the world around them.
This my friends, is personal energy at it’s finest.
Our bodies are constantly giving off personal energy.
Researchers at the HeartMath Institute in California have discovered the heart sends out an electromagnetic field of almost three feet from your body.
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This electromagnetic field is created internally from the emotions and thoughts we feel in our bodies and wraps around each one of us.
So that saying “you are in my personal bubble”; well when someone is too close, they truly are in your personal bubble – energy bubble that is!
To take this even a level further, Neurocardiologists (scientists of the heart) suggest the heart actually controls the brain, not the other way around. It is not commonly known, but the heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.
What does this mean for you?
Well, depending on what emotion or feeling your heart is sending up to your brain, will impact the different frequency or vibration you are giving off within your little personal energy bubble.
You’ve heard the phrases “positive vibes”, “raise your vibration” or change your “frequencies”.
Before your mind wanders down the path of a stereotypical image of a 1960’s ‘hippie’ spreading peace love and positive vibes - hear me out.
Going back to the science.
Quantum physics tells us when you break anything down to its microscopic foundation – it is energy. The thing about energy is that it is constantly in a state of vibration and these vibrations sendoff different frequencies depending on what is impacting the energy.
When thinking about vibrations, let’s first consider sound vibrations.
Think of classical music versus punk rock. An electric guitar versus a harp. These are all sound energy with very different frequencies. Better yet, think about a dog whistle. It sends off a frequency so high that humans’ senses cannot even pick it up, but the dogs can. Radio frequencies, cell phone frequencies, internet frequencies – these are just a few examples of vibrational frequencies which are all around us that we are totally unaware of.
Energetic biology suggests humans also vibrate at different frequencies based on what is impacting their personal energy. Think about when your body is tense, in fear, and ready to react -- it gives off a much different vibration than when your body is relaxed, present and calm. You can physically feel the different frequencies dependent on your emotional state.
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David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, psychiatrist, physician, researcher, developed the Map of Consciousness which explains the different frequencies of emotions.
If you are in a place of guilt, shame or fear you are vibrating under 100, whereas when you are in a place of love and joy you are at 500. He suggests the lower frequency you are vibrating (under 200 to be exact) you are consuming energy, versus if you are at a higher level you are adding energy into the world.
Dr. Hawkins studies show 99% of the world’s population is living below 200, suffering or just getting by.
To put this in context, I want you to think of a time where you were feeling really low. Maybe you were grieving, maybe your relationship had just ended, maybe you had a fight with a loved one. You may have been feeling shame, guilt, fear or anger. In this situation your body was releasing chemicals of cortisol or epinephrine into your blood which creates a different energetic vibration – one that feels heavier – than say if you were in a different state of mind.
Now think of a time you were experiencing a moment of pure bliss. When you are watching your toddler learn a new skill, when you are in the throes of early love, when you feel pure gratitude for the blessings in your life. Your body releases different chemical energies of dopamine and oxytocin into your blood – leaving you feel light and euphoric.
These are examples of the contrasting energies we put out into the world around us.
The chemicals our bodies release are dependent on our state of mind and emotional heath and these chemicals literally change our personal energy field and the vibrations we are sending out into the world.
In order to raise our vibrations, we have to learn how to move through our emotions in healthier ways.
Our heart and brains control what chemicals our bodies make which in turn controls what energy we are always vibrating at.
So in order to shift from a low vibration to a higher vibration we must become aware of our thought patterns, beliefs and programmed reactions and learn how to move through them in a healthy way.
This does not mean numbing out your feeling and emotions – it simply means becoming more aware of the power your thoughts and beliefs have on your overall health and wellness.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, a leading expert in the quantum neuroscience studies the impact our thoughts have on our health and he has found when people are simply changing their thoughts, feelings, behaviors and personal energy, they can change their overall health, immune systems, neurology and mental health.
This is fascinating and empowering information for all of humanity as it empowers us to take control of our external world by first diving deep into our internal world.
I’m not saying it is easy, but if you are ready to make the lasting changes, are dedicated to your self and ready to take be the creator of your life rather than the victim, then it is something to definitely consider in your holistic wellness practice.
Above, we learned that the heart emits a personal energy field around each one of us at all times.
This human energy field is controlled by our emotions and thoughts. When we are able to better manage our emotions, we are literally shifting the chemical compounds of our bodies which is shifting our personal energy fields and allowing us to live in more coherence.
Coherence is a term used by Dr. Rollin McCraty who has been studying the heart-brain connection for over 20 years. He describes coherence as the “degree of order, harmony and stability in the different rhythmic activities within any living system”. In other words when we are able to learn how to manage our emotions, rather than constantly going on a rollarcoaster, we are able to better balance our overall systems – our bodies, our minds and our souls.
To better explain the power of our thoughts, one way to look at how powerful they can be is to consider the placebo effect.
In layman’s terms the placebo effect is where Patient 1 is given the actual drug to help with whatever condition they have and the Patient 2 is given a water pill. Patient 1 has the actually medicine, while patient 2 THINKS they have the medicine. In many scientific studies, they have found the person with the placebo (the fake pill) will often have similar results to the person who took the pill.
Therefore, suggesting that simply by BELIEVING they were taking the medicine, they were able to create change in their lives. Their bodies physically reacted to their thoughts and helped heal them without drugs.
This is why our thoughts and emotions are so powerful.
The fact that you are here reading about a more holistic approach to your mental wellness is step one.
The next step in better managing your emotions is to begin to be aware of your patterns and programmed beliefs that you play on replay day in and day out.
Did you know that neuroscience has shown that out of the 60-70 thousand thoughts we have per day, 80-90% of those are the same thought we had the day before?
That means so many of us are playing the same repeating thoughts over and over and over again – whether they are true or not.
Once you begin to become aware of these thoughts then you can begin to work on shifting them.
For every individual this may look different depending on what your personal needs are. This can include going to therapy with a trained professional, getting a life coach, doing the self-education through online learning.
For the people who want to do the self-learning route, you can check out my free download here to help you become aware of your self-limiting beliefs and begin to reframe them when they arise.
Learning about your personal energy field and how it can directly impact your health and wellness is a fascinating holistic approach that must no longer be pushed off as pseudoscience.
What we learned in school 10, 20, 30 years ago is only one perspective, one view and the tip of the iceberg. Just think, when we were in school most of us were taught there were only 7 planets in the universe. Since then they have found hundreds of planets in our solar system alone– and that is not even considering the vast number of planets in the universe!
As our world evolves and technology continues to develop, the things we once believed to be the ‘only way’ are being challenged. The power of our thoughts, emotions and holistic living is making waves and you don’t need to be a physicist or molecular biologist to understand it and apply
We truly are so much more powerful than we once thought we were and the more humans begin to embrace their personal energy fields and empower themselves to take control of their mental and physical health, the more our society will thrive and grow.
If you are still feeling skeptical, that is okay – you can take it or leave it.
But when I see thought leaders, Nobel prize winners, athletes, millionaires, academics and everyday people harness the power of their personal energy and get results, I am going to investigate further.
The power of personal energy and the profound effects it can have on ours and our futures world is not one to be discounted because our limited scientific understandings cannot yet fully explain it.
I don’t know about you but I’m over being the victim of my life. And if I can shift into a new way of thinking that will take me closer to my dreams, and allow me to be the creator of my destiny, by golly I’m going to try it.
As Einstein said “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 no philosophy. This is physics.”
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