We all have experienced days or whole periods of time that we feel that our energy levels have dropped. We don’t have the strength to do things we would like to do, we cannot concentrate, we feel tired even in the morning or we cannot sleep at night.
But what do we really mean by energy levels? What is this energy?
In Chinese Medicine Energy is called CHI. One of the ancient classics, ZANG ZAI (1000 BC) wrote: ‘All in the universe consist of CHI. Humans, all beings and everything that exists are in fact created by a single and common essence…’. CHI is thus initially revealed as the fundamental universal substance (the common denominator, the common structure) in everything that exists.
From another point of view, Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957) discovered a form of energy that he called ‘orgone’ and asserted that this energy – which had either been mystified through the ages or rejected outright by modern-day scientists – could be found within all living things and throughout the cosmos.
CHI is manifested in its totality as a bipolar for the binary human spirit. The ancients to identify these two energy poles have characterized the negative as Yin and the positive as Yang.
A circle is intersected in two equal parts with a sigmoid line. In each of these two segments there is a small core composed of the essence of the other part. The dark part with the luminous core is the Yin, and the bright part with the dark core symbolizes the Yang. The sigmoid curve symbolizes the continuous, uninterrupted flow of the two forces. Small cores of equal size symbolize the seeds of change that is constantly occurring, i.e. the complementary character of these two movements.
Nothing is absolutely YIN or absolutely YANG. Their relationship is not static but constantly changing to one another: Yin turns into Yang and vice versa. This change is not happening at random but only at a certain stage of evolution, for example, summer passes slowly in the winter, the day in the night, bliss in misery, heat in the cold, life in death and vice versa. Also, the great joy and fun of a celebration, changes the next day in low energy and perhaps a headache.
Reich on the other hand found that when the orgonotic charge has reached a certain level, the orgonotic system will discharge its energy again until the system is on an energetic level with its surroundings – that is to say that orgonotic systems are also subject to the mechanical potential change going from high to low. In other words, every orgonotic system is subject to an energetic metabolism, charge → discharge → charge → discharge and so on. This metabolism in the living systems is combined with tension → relaxation, so that we have the formula tension → charge → discharge → relaxation.
‘Life is change or my ability to change’
What both Taoism and Reich are saying (according to my understanding) is that our inability to digest and metabolize things, to change and adapt, physically, psychologically and spiritually is the cause of any imbalance, any malfunction in our system.
This reminds me of the example that Dr. Hamer uses to describe his theory, he called New Medicine. “There is a fox that is starving to death when she catches a rabbit. But at the same time, she can hear a bear running after her. So, she is in a dilemma what to do. If she stays to eat the rabbit the bear will eat her. If she runs she will die from hunger. So, she cuts a big piece of the rabbit’s foot, shallows it and runs away. She has avoided the danger but the big piece of the rabbit’s foot is difficult to be digested in her stomach. Her brain receives the message of this difficulty and sends the super cells to assist her in digestion. After some time when the big piece is digested, her brain sends the message for the withdrawal of these super cells. If we run a blood test to her during the digestion we will diagnose her in our terms with cancer. These super cells are the so-called cancer cells. So after digestion the cancer cells are removed.
This story reminds me the fight or fly psychological mechanism and the words of my teacher in the psychotherapy lessons about psychological blockages in childhood. She described them as the “frozen honey”, the energy that is blocked and when it melts, it changes to energy.
When we cannot digest a certain food when we cannot metabolize it to another form of energy for our body, when we cannot melt our psychological blockages, when we cannot metabolize the orgone then we have an energetic imbalance. Our thoughts and emotions absorb all our energy in an overwhelming way. Then if we don’t pay any attention to these signals of imbalance, assist the metabolism of what we cannot digest then we get also, physically sick.
Everything changes continuously when it reaches a certain point from one energy form to another when we (our Ego) block this change and when this ability of ours to go with the flow, to adapt every single moment, blocks the Energy, the CHI, the Orgone, the imbalance can come to our body, thoughts, emotions and to the connection with our spirit.
Then we have imbalance, we feel it as low energy. We do not have the strength to do things, the will to do them or we are lost in our mind in scenarios that consume our energy.
For this reason, the precautionary formula for energy medicine is to balance our lives in terms of nutrition, movement, work, emotion, and sexual activity. Of course, this does not seem to exist for the modern western societies that fall from one end to the other.
Traditional medicine emphasizes the importance of balance as a key to health: a balance between rest and work, a balanced diet, a harmonious sex life, a life in harmonious climatic conditions. Any long-term imbalance may evolve into an abnormal cause. Some examples: excessive rest i.e. inadequate physical activity or excessive physical fatigue, too little or too much sex, an unbalanced, inappropriate diet, an inconsistent emotional world, extreme climatic conditions.
According to Dr. Hamer’s theory and practical evidence if we are able to digest the emotions caused by certain situations with our relationship with our parents, our husband or wife, our friends e.tc. and when we don’t just realize it but we act accordingly when the brain receives the message that balance has really come, it withdraws the order that gave before and assists the body to this imbalance.
This reminds me also of Ho’oponopono. There is a powerful tradition in the Hawaiian Culture called Ho’oponopono that is used to turn the negative energy into positive energy. Once, we take 100% responsibility, we discover we have two choices. We are free to replay the old tapes, OR reach something different from a deeper place inside, which it is called inner wisdom or “inspiration”. Letting go can correct a multitude of errors. You can simply repeat in your mind: thank you, thank you, thank you. Saying thank you is a way of letting go, a way of not engaging, not judging, not having opinions. It’s a way of daily living and breathing. As soon as you have opinions of right or wrong, you’re stuck. It’s those old tapes playing again. Another secret for letting go is having no expectations. We will be amazed at what God has in store for us when we release our expectations. Many times, we are unaware of the outcome already planned in our minds.
“I’m sorry” is an important expression of humility. “Please Forgive Me” is a valuable intention for resolve. “Thank You” is an expression of gratitude. “I Love You” creates and restores connection. The Taoist ideal is a life in harmony with the universe: where this occurs, then man also possesses inner harmony and balance. These are the 4 basic principles of Ho’oponopono.
I had the information for all the above for many years now but it never before came to me that they all have a common denominator, digest, metabolize, adapt, balance, change, “go with the flow”.
How easy is for any of us in western societies to go with nature, to feed, to work, sleep, live our lives according to nature (spring and autumn, day and night e.tc.). To be able to move forward (and to live the past behind), to live in the moment and balance accordingly.
It is a process that someone would say, it will take a long time. Our Ego is very clever and puts us a lot of obstacles that consist our reality. I would say that intention, observation and devotion to the real truth, is that will make the difference.
There are a lot of techniques that we have to use to assist us in our journey. There are a lot of things that could be our walking stick as long as we don’t make it permanent and depend on them. As long as we have the intention to act consciously in the moment and walk on our feet.
Essential Oils to balance our Energy
Aromatherapy can assist us, along with many other things. As in all cases there are a lot of Essential Oils and blends of them to support us balance our energy levels. Each one of us has his/her own personality. This means that different Essential Oils and techniques are suitable to different persons. You can choose the right ones for you after reading their properties. I would suggest to let also yourself choose by intuition since there are always blind spots and we might need something else than what we believe we need. If you make a blend of several essential oils it is good to include always your favourite one.
There are essential oils for energy: citrusy fare like Grapefruit, Sweet orange, and Bergamot, or more herbaceous base notes like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Basil, Cedarwood, Geranium and Lemongrass.
Citrus essential oils have a beautiful effect on our energy levels by stimulating the area of the brain that promotes happiness and encouraging an uplifting feeling. Peppermint and Eucalyptus can also support us because they help promote deep breathing, which brings us more easily to our center. Each one of them promotes a specific message to our brain to restore balance.
Below you can find a small description of the suggested essential oils. I have also, to say that adequate sleep to give our body the chance for self-regulation, is the primary thing to take care of. I have found this in all medicine schools and theories. Furthermore, we cannot balance ourselves if we use tools to balance and continue old habits. If we continue to eat unhealthy and heavy food, sleep either to much or too little, keep stack in our emotions e.tc.. To change a habit we have to push ourselves consciously a little bit and grasp the opportunity when it comes momentarily to listen to our body, emotions, thoughts and do things accordingly.
NEI KING writes poetically: “Applying treatment after an illness starts, it’s like digging for water after we thirsty or as if we were building weapons after the battle began.”