This one was inspired by a follower of mine requesting how to understand energy and what does it take to start seeing/ feeling energy. It’s funny to consider that some people don’t even know about energy, shouldnt we be taught this in schools? Energy is not just a lifestyle choice nor a fad in new age circles that is considered “woo”. It is the basis of our existence and is vital to the establishment of our personal well-being.

Our body, organs, cells, and hormones are all connected through the channeling of energy. The machines we use to detect diseases such as MRIs, EMGs, EEGs, or CAT scans measure frequencies as they use energy as an information system. Ironically we often overlook the obvious, our bodies work the same way! Our energy body is a communication center towards our health and wellbeing.

When I was just starting out on this crazy journey of Awakening I attended a very special free class offered at my college called Energy Wisdom. During the first class I was given a pamphlet on consciousness, the chakras and I was read a passage that changed my life forever.

Over 50 years ago, the science of quantum Physics discovered what ancient cultures embraced; that energy truly is the basis of life. It was proven that the atom, the smallest structure in the universe is made up of 94.5% empty space. This revealed that what you see, touch, and sense is only 5% of reality. Your physical body only represents 5% of who you are; you are 95% vibrating Energy.

In actuality we are even more than 95% energy, your physical body itself is composed of matter which is nothing more than energy condensed to a slow vibration made from carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. The gas molecules that once were created from stars live inside of you!

“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”  ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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How we process this energy lives within our biology. This intelligence/ Energy has no absolute language, only feelings meaning our emotion responses. We are all a part of this Transformational field and by this we become susceptible to all sorts of different energy. This intelligence is strong and powerful if wielded correctly but you carry this inside of you! Energy is timeless and holds centuries inside of you. This becomes a point of channeling energy from the ego to the spirit, for it is eternal. YOU are eternal. All of the answers are inside of you because you are the Universe experiencing itself.

 Donna Eden in her book Energy Medicine goes into this by detail:

“Each of our organs, according to Dawson Church, “is encased within the body’s largest organ, which functions as a liquid crystal semiconductor ” that conducts information as well as electrical signals by being able “to store energy, amplify signals, filter information and move information” to every cell in your body. With the connective tissue acting as a giant electrical semiconductor, energy interventions can simultaneously be brought to every cell of the body”. [ref]Donna Eden. Energy Medicine for Women, 2008.[/ref]

This principle alone opens up infinite possibilities within the human experience because it shows us we are entirely much more than material beings of matter we are energy beings and have the ability to change through our cellular bodies. The cells within our bodies contain and emit electricity! Every single body function that you neurologically process involves electrical activity.

Now normally I would go into detail describing the chakras and the various energy systems which really is the next step but sometimes this concept can confuse people. So instead this article will focus on the tips and techniques to help you understand energy and all it encompasses.

Tips to Understand the World of Energy

Ascension of the underworld - Adam Scott Miller
Ascension of the underworld – Adam Scott Miller

1. An Open Mind If you are a skeptic, you need to step out of your comfort zone and start listening to that beautiful intuition of yours! It is so hard to understand energy if you are still stuck in the boxed-in conformists viewpoint of society. You have to have an open mind and be aware that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

2. BELIEF Your beliefs power your reality. Bam. That is it right there, what you think you inevitably become so if you don’t believe in energy you are forcing your mind into a very limited reality of the world around you. It is your beliefs that power your intentions that you think and feel daily which begin attracting into your life. So it really is as simple as that if you don’t believe, you won’t be able to see or feel energy.

Your world is created around the beliefs you understand and formulate into symbols of meaning, if you are always stuck saying “I can’t or that isn’t possible”, It won’t be because you are telling your reality it won’t happen. You always have the option to change your beliefs because you control the ship!

3. Visualization – “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Einstein. Being able to visualize with our imagination is one of the best gifts we have! Visualization helps us relax but also learning to understand our mind and how everything works. If you can’t open up your imagination to symbolism and understanding the concept of energy,  your subconscious will not be able to open up and come to the forefront of your mind.

The subconscious is powerful, it is the epitome of the spirit world and our divine connection to the feminine energy. Our intuition,  our emotions, spatial awareness, your creativity, present mind, long-term memory, and even your ability to visualize ideas all comes from the power of your subconscious mind. Therefore learning to use visualization and your imagination to understand these concepts are key to helping your mind open up to energy.

4. Mind DisciplineI’m not necessarily talking meditation although that is the best discipline but the ability to OBSERVE and consciously become aware of your surroundings is crucial. Meditation is one of those steps but the real beauty of meditation is when you can step off the floor and learn to do it anywhere. When we discipline our minds to become consciously aware of our surroundings and FOCUS through listening we open the door to inner stillness.

As we begin to acknowledge this stillness our mind relaxes into the present NOW. When we observe through inner stillness of mind, our consciousness  awakens to infinite possibilities including  being able to see energy. I always recommend Eckhart Tolle’s book, The Power of Now if you have problems with disciplining the mind because he offers many passages on how to observe and slowly learn to control how you consciously view reality.

5. Cognitive Dissonance The ego is a teacher nothing more, if we ignore or shun our egos we are not embracing our full potentiality as a human being. The cognitive dissonance we experience is there for a reason, its teaching us to let go. When you feel cognitive dissonance such as anger, resentment, jealously,  envy, depression, victim mentality, instead of recycling that emotion learn to question it. Cognitive dissonance is essentially a resistance to letting go to the things we cannot control or change so when you feel this way you need to find the endurance to let go and release. This is where the magic happens when we go past the endurance and learn to let go we open up into the world of energy

 How Do I Know I’m Feeling Energy?

The way we sense subtle vibrations or energy can be different for every individual. You probably have already sensed energy at some point in your life you just weren’t conscious of it at the time. For instance, maybe you got a chill out of nowhere or your hands started tingling but you weren’t sure why, these are both signs of energy moving through you. Healers will often sense with their hands, while others will sense by a “knowing”. Sometimes people will be even able to see it in reality or in their mind’s eye like a vision.

Signs You Are Experiencing Energy:

  • Seeing colors of light or orbs of light within peripheral vision or reality itself
  • Feeling a vibrating or tingling sensation from head to toe
  • Sensing unexplainable warmth or cold air in the hands and feet
  • Flashes of light or swirling orbs in the sky
  • Seeing a vision/hallucinations or geometric colors within your mind’s eye
  • Seeing tracers or after-images amongst objects or people
  • Shivers or twitching
  • Sudden Emotional release(crying tears of joy)

Energy Techniques


Energy is everywhere, it’s the chair you’re sitting on, it’s the ground beneath your feet, and it’s even the hand you are using right now to move your cursor across the page. Energy is the life force connecting all of us as ONE because we are all innately energy beings having a human experience.

The Palm Trick:

ReikiHand-glow1-467x580One of the easiest ways to feel energy is by observing your palms. Begin to rub your palms together vigorously for about 30 seconds or more…This builds up friction in your hands and builds up the energy you emit within your palm chakras. You will probably begin to feel a warmth between your palms, the more time you spend doing this you build up the energy. Now slowly bring them apart a few inches, what do you feel? You should feel a very subtle tingling sensation others may just feel heat or even coldness given how they feel energy. If you don’t feel anything keep trying eventually you will definitely feel something with practice.

Now that you did that we’re going to play with the energy a bit. After you slowly bring the hands apart, begin moving them about an arms width apart. Then pull them back together slowly. Do this a few times so it feels like you are making invisible laffy taffy or playing an accordion. The push and pull method shows you how to transfer energy from one hand to the next. Keep doing this until you can really start feeling the energy moving through your hands. If you are relaxed and consciously clear it should feel pretty good just merely playing with your energy like a mini power boost.

Making Energy Orbs

healing-light-chi-ballI learned this one awhile ago and it’s pretty fun. Energy orbs or “Chi” balls are a nice relaxing technique for playing with your own energy. It’s similar to the palm trick but a little different.

Start by rubbing your hands together but this time pull your hands apart a few inches. Imagine making a ball of white light in between them. You can use your imagination with this make it as big or small as you need.

Begin to feel it or acknowledge what thoughts surface in the process. For this practice we are going to make it a ball of healing light, in the future you can use whatever intention you need but right now create a ball invoking it with healing energy.

Now notice the change in energy if you can feel it, it may be a sense of calmness, peace, or even emotional release.

Breathe in and imagine the energy collecting in the heart chakra at the center of your chest. On the out-breath, imagine the energy going down your arms and through your hands. These sensations will probably feel much stronger.

Now you can send this energy ball to yourself or someone else such as the earth or friend. The trick is to be conscious of what you’re doing so you stay focused. Release.

The Pendulum

Many people who are skeptical towards energy is because they can’t physically see it. Well I’m about to prove you wrong! The sacred art of dowsing has been around for centuries mostly to locate things or ask questions from the spirit world. It works by bringing the energy into motion from concentration of the will. You can also use it receptively to ask questions from spirit or even check your chakras. A pendulum is very simple to make, you can generally use just about any small object as long as it has weight such as a washer, a key or even a tea bag works. If using for more dowsing riuals try to use a symmetrical shaped object. You attach the washer to a semi long string and dangle the pendulum about arms width from you with your index and thumb.

pendulum-dowsing1Now what you are going to do is be very still and quiet your mind. Normally the pendulum will start traveling in a circle. You are going to stop it with your will power by thinking the word “stop”. It should stop on command. This is you controlling the energy of the pendulum through the concentration of your own will. Now that it stops, tell the pendulum to move again by saying turn in a circle. Then stop it again.

You can begin playing with directions such as telling it to move side by side, counterclockwise,  clockwise, ovals, or up and down. If your sensitive to energy you may even see a slight aura around the pendulum. If your very receptive you can ask it a question circle meaning yes and stop for no but it’s important to be very clear minded otherwise it will be inaccurate. It takes practice. Another fun thing is you can use the Pendulum to check your chakras( seven energy centers). Ask a friend to do it or sit in a chair, feet flat on the ground and hover the Pendulum over each center to see which are open/ closed / imbalanced. Anyone can do this, this is the power of energy inside you!

The IPod Shuffle

This is probably my ultimate favorite and something that I discovered by pure accident. Energy is frequency therefore our bodies emit different frequencies given our emotions. Music is also frequency and a form of channeling. So when we combine the two elements we get an oscillation between the two different frequencies, that of your energy body and that of the music you listen to!

Now what you do is put your music player on shuffle, big catalogs of music work best for this but as long as it’s an iPod, iTunes player or any music player that shuffles you’re good.

Clear your mind and think of one particular emotion such as love, sadness, joy, anger, or whatever emotion you want. Begin listening to the songs that come up, if you do it correctly you will begin seeing a pattern emerging what you are feeling starts correlating with the songs that come up through the shuffle. This is because the energy you emit is connecting to the vibrations of the music. If it didn’t work make sure your mind is clear and relaxed. I promise it works every time! It’s also a great way to see messages from spirit because what you are emitting is what you are receiving. This works the same with crystals, if you watch your thought patterns begin to change it is the frequency of the crystal in your hand oscillating into your own energy. This is why music and crystals can be so healing, it literally speaks to the soul!


This is a new one I learned from research and is apparently a major part of therapeutic touch. If you ever need comfort, have minor aches, wounds or even recent surgery pain try this one.

Put your right hand lightly on the skin above your left elbow and then in one motion smooth it all the way down to your fingertips. Repeat a few times an inch or two above the skin.

Now choose a troubled area that needs clearing and use a gentle sweeping motion until intuitively you feel it is enough. You can also clear by saying ” cancel, clear, delete” while washing hands or envisioning the emotion leaving you as it goes down the drain. The point is when you do this, it not only helps clear the energy you can feel a very light cooling sensation as the energy releases from the sweeping motion.


dreamstime_xs_25528658-1An energy technique list would not be complete without the essential grounding techniques.  Anyone new to energy needs to learn the very basic act of grounding. Grounding is important because it helps us stabilize our energy body which inevitably stabilizes our emotions and focuses our thoughts. You can be ungrounded and not even realize it, if your dizzy, lightheaded, unable to focus, or decide not to listen to your body chances are you may be ungrounded. When we’re ungrounded it’s as if you are a balloon floating without a paper weight so your energy body will be very unstable bringing fear and paranoia. Our Root chakra is central to understanding grounding because it deals with our basic roots, tribal power, our financial issues and most importantly our connection to the material world. You can ground in multiple ways. Some of them include:

  • Eatting root  veggies or proteins
  • Visualizing your feet connecting roots into the earth
  • Using water or being near it
  • Affirmation such as “grounded to the core roots of Mother Earth”
  • Visualizing a triangle connecting the sun, moon and you attached to the earth with a golden thread.

Connecting Heaven and Earth

Writing this article took me forever and I couldn’t figure out why until I realized I missed the most important energy mechanism of our  entire body. The Breath! This is a technique from the amazing book Energy Medicine featured below. It is great for when you need to center yourself and increases your serotonin levels bringing you joy!

1. Rub your hands together vigorously then shake then off.

2. Place your hands on the front of your thighs with your fingers spread.

3. With a deep inhalation, circle your arms out to your sides.

4. On the exhalation bring your hands together in prayer position

5. Again with a deep inhalation through the nose, separate your arms stretching one above the head high and flattening your hand palm out, as if pushing something above you. Now stretch the other arm down, again flattening your hand as if pushing something into the earth. Look up to the heavens. Stay in this position as long as you are comfortable give your body a very nice stretch.

6. Return to prayer pose and switch sides. Do about 2-3 sets.

7. Coming out of the pose drop your arms and allow the body to fold over at the waist. Hang there, knees slightly bent and take two deep breathes through the nose. Slowly return to stand and release.

Merkabah work “Invoking peace”

Credit to Atala Toy for this one.[ref]Atala Dorothy Toy. We Are Not Alone: A Complete Guide to Interdimensional Cooperation, 2009.[/ref] We close our list on a very special technique called invoking peace. This one is good if you have a bad day or need a boost.

You are going to consciously create a Merkabah of peace.

This is an excellent centering exercise to use for peace of mind. It is best for the room to be quiet or comfortable before beginning turn off cellphones or televisions where you can just be still for about 5-10 minutes if you can.

First you need a stable and clean energetic space, so you are going to place a merkabah inside the room.

See the energetic center, extending vertically through a column of light the upper source God, the masculine force and it’s lower source Goddess, the feminine force( this is perceived as the core of the Earth or Universal source consciousness )

green_merkabah_by_mmastriani-d7m2smnLook at the column of light, find the focal point or ” sweet spot” usually the middle or apex.

Now see a ball of or merkabah(star tetrahedron) expanding from the central  point filling the room pulsating with living light and higher frequency energy at the level that contains the issues at hand.

It’s good to ” square the circle” or stabilize the energy of the merkabah so the energy is grounded. A good way to do this is with the number four( four directions, four corners, four archangels etc.). Geometry is important when setting the space but using any place holder(sounds, animals, color, deities, angels) is good practice.

Now everything is in place observe the space and look into your own heart center for the source of your power. Take note on what thoughts or feelings come up,  then ask them for silence. This is just vibrational clutter so you need to focus and tune them out to hear correctly. We do this all the time when focusing on a conversation but now you need to change your focus. Think only of peace, it’s going to be different pure individual,  peace of mind can mean different things to various people maybe walking the beach, your family, or a warm embrace. I tend to notice images when I try to focus which helps me stay in that focused space longer.

Consciously tune your inner radio frequency to peace and keep changing those dials until it settles on peace for as long as you can.

With this simple practice you can begin getting stronger with your frequency tuning and begin to do this at will. It’s all about consciously learning to tune our own frequency! You can use this space for problems you need help with or just for guidance. When finished, come back into conscious awareness, thank your guides and Release.


Hope you had fun and learned a bit about the beauty of energy in these practices. The more you do practices like these the stronger you will become to sensing energy and being able to understand it. These techniques are great for self- healing and energy work. There are various methods you can also explore as you grow stronger that address specific issues such as EFT( tapping), ZPoint, Chakra work, reiki, and many more!

If you wish to learn more techniques check out these books:

The reason I suggest both these books is we see the practical world of energy within Energy Medicine but we also see the divine infinite spiritual world within the techniques of We Are Not Alone, both are immensely resourceful for those new on their journey.

Energy medicine Energy Medicine By Donna Eden

She explores interesting energy techniques that help people understand energy even if you can’t feel it. Donna Eden explains in precise detail techniques to help heal your body such as eft(tapping), meridians,  and physical movement. Her practices are useful, affective and have received countless reviews by people who are even uncertain about energy being used as a medicine for healing. I highly recommend her if you are interested in more down to earth practices. She also has a book specifically based for womanly issues as well titled Energy Medicine for women.

51NC8u0FQBL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_We Are Not Alone by Atala Dorothy Toy

If you’re looking for more of an explorative look into ascension and energy study, I suggest her book it has been very insightful to me and has a unique feel to it than usual new age books. I have met her in person before she is a wonderful warm being who speaks very true to her craft. It’s written moreso in the feminine energy rather than the scientific so it has that easy processing viewpoint where you don’t have to understand the huge concepts just think outside of the box. Some of the topics: communicating between dimensions/guides, channeling, new earth children, interdimensional exercises to improve your skills, Structural components of Interdimension cooperation: Frequency, field integrity, subfields, creating a space, mandalas, meditation, creating a merkabah, polarity constructs, male and female polarities, dark and light knowledge, different types of guides, consciousness tools, energy tools, sutras



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  1. I enjoyed reading this article immensely, I loved the interesting quotes. And this bit >>> “All of the answers are inside of you because you are the Universe experiencing itself.” Thanks so much for the thoughtful content. I am looking forward to trying out some of those techniques!

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