Soul Energy And Body Energy
August 9, 2010 by Akemi Gaines
I was waking up from a dream. In the dream, I was with a man and he had to get somewhere (a station or something) quickly. So I held his hand and lifted both of us a few inches above the ground and floated fast. I could fly, too, but thought that would get too much attention from the people around us. (As if floating off the ground and sliding fast was not something notable.)
I could sense he was really scared about this, so I assured him there is nothing to be afraid. . .
Our energy signatures
As I was waking up, I wondered who this man was. He was next to me and I didn’t look at his face. But he felt familiar. Could it be my ex? Or the guy I was seeing awhile ago?
Then I noticed they had similar “feel”. And isn’t that how we recognize people in the dream — by the feel? Or, even in our waking hours, don’t we sense each person’s unique feel?
I thought about this more. I thought about the various people I worked closely. Now it’s hard to put these “feels” into words, but I do think each person has a unique feel and we recognize it. Let’s call this feel our “(body) energy signature”.
Sometimes the same person’s energy signature changes a little, depending on their health conditions or their mood. Like our written signature changes slightly every time. But there is also a consistent patten for each person.
Is your energy flowing?
Because going into details of the energy signatures’ characteristic is difficult to process in my little brain, I stated to look for common themes.
Basically, there are two types: the one where the energy flows smoothly and the one the energy is clogged. Depending on where the energy is clogged and how badly, the latter can be categorized further.
The man I was with in the dream had a clog. This made sense to me — so this is why I always felt sorry for them even though I didn’t know why.
The energy of our body
My spirit guides: And that energy is about the body, not the soul. The soul is an energy body and so is the physical body. You have been mixing these two a bit.
Okay, let’s see. So the body has its own energy pattern. I guess this is what energy healing deals with.
When the soul is ready to incarnate in this world, it chooses the birth setting, starts following the parents, nurtures the fetus, finally bonding with the body when the baby is born. The physical body is like a vehicle or a house for the soul. As a soul, we are already whole and complete, and we live in the physical body that we inherited from our parents.
For a long time, I thought the physical body is really like a container, with no memory, no feelings, no intentions of its own. I thought the energy I feel in my body was the soul energy reflecting on the body.
But it may be the body itself has its energy flow. The soul energy and the body energy interact.
This reminded me the mythology, such as that of the ancient Greek, that describes the heaven (or sky) and the earth as father and mother. So heaven is to the soul and the earth is to the body. The heaven impregnates the earth and various life forms, including humans, are born. In us, the soul comes down to live in the body, producing our lives.
The role of the body in our spirituality
Some people think the body has nothing to do with spirituality — we could be sick, overweight, tired, and all this has nothing to do with our spirituality. I respectfully disagree.
Sure, a sick person can be spiritual. We are all spiritual being in the physical body. The idea that the body and the soul having independent energy bodies may even promote this separatism.
But the condition of the body, whether the body energy is flowing smoothly or not, has a lot to do with our spiritual awareness. The two energies interact.
If I abuse my body with a chemical cocktail like a blueberry muffin (that is what it is — lots of artificial flavorings, additives, refined sugar, etc. and several blueberries in it wouldn’t make it better), I feel sick — right away and, even worse the next morning. How can I, as the soul, be comfortable in such a body?
The body and the soul interact. It’s essential to take good care of the body if you care about the soul. This is why yoga is developed as part of spiritual practice.
SP: So, this explains what you feel when you meditate these days.
What’s your experience in meditation?
If you could do me a favor, please share in the comment what happens when you meditate. I am really interested.
For me, these days, it’s like: I sit down, and almost immediately, I sense the energy flowing in from the top of my head down through my body. As I wrote in this post on the basics of meditation, I used to visualize the grounding cord stretching from my first chakra down to the center of the earth, but recently, I don’t even have the time to do this.
It’s like, there is already a circuit of the energy from the heaven down to the earth, and I just plug into it. Because the circuit is already there, there is no effort required for me to make the energy flow. Just don’t interfere.
I guess the energy is always flowing this way, but meditation helps me notice it.
What to do if you have a clog
SP: Mother Earth is generous. She takes all the energetic impurities and turn them around. (Kind of like making a compost, I guess.) So when you feel the clog is forming, you can just send it down through your feet to Mother Earth.
Me: Is it that simple?
SP: Yes, but you cannot think it up. Remember the physical sensation when the energy exits through your feet.
Me: . . . (I know I tend to be in the head.)
SP: Some physical activities like walking might help.
Me: So this is what some people call “grounding”
SP: Right. The visible body is only a part of the whole “body”. The whole body is like a tree, with the roots in the ground.
I guess various energy healing modalities also work to dissolve and release the clogs.
Okay, this idea of our body having its own energy signature and interacting with our soul is quite intriguing to me. I need some more time to contemplate on this. I also have some more to write about meditation, but I’d like to hear your feedback first. . .