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Energy Healing

To heal fully, there must be a full acknowledgment of what is not whole. If you are apparently healthy physically, but ignorant of the empty places in you beneath the surface, you probably will not remain physically healthy.

Like a building on a foundation full of gaps that in time collapses, your body is susceptible to the forces of destruction to a much greater extent than if you have been lovingly allowing the empty places beneath the surface to fill in. Although health of the physical body is a blessing and is very important, the physical body itself is only a small part of the picture. Even mental and emotional health are not central to health. There is no real health without spiritual, or energetic, health. That is why this collection of discussions on Healing Energy has been assembled.

It is difficult to attain the body’s true potential for physical health, or even what passes for health today, in the world the way it is. Pollution of all kinds conspires to weaken the body’s natural healing mechanisms. But the challenges of living in the world as it is can cause you to heal in more profound ways and free your spirit. A working knowledge of energy is a valuable tool for transforming first yourself, and then the world around you.

Releasing Energy Blocks

All energy comes from and returns to the Tao. It is like a river that forms at a great sea and passes through a beautiful terrain of mountains, valleys, and other land formations. Sometimes it breaks up into several branches and then recombines, until it eventually pours back in to the same sea. You might say that the river of energy enjoys the whole trip. It is not impatient about returning, yet it is its nature to move. It is not moving merely to return to the great sea; it is moving because it must.

All things seek unity. Bringing peace is not primarily a matter of making people try to get along, but of removing blocks to the natural movement toward unity. There is a growing impetus toward unity now. The blocks that resist it feel increased pressure.

The natural state is one in which there is free movement of energy. Maturity is the ability to let energy move freely at a high level. It is a learned skill. It is one of the main skills you are learning on the physical plane. Every life experience teaches you something about letting energy move more freely or on a higher level. You may not interpret it that way, but you could.

The more freely your energy moves, the more joy you experience. Think of the joy in a young child. He does not yet have a mature capacity to let energy move, but he has few blocks, so he enjoys the energy he has. That is why children are often such a pleasure to be around. To recapture this feeling, it is not necessary to go back. The key is actually to go forward, releasing your adult blocks. If you do this, your joy will be far greater than what children experience because your capacity is greater. You may not be capable of releasing all your blocks in this lifetime, but it is a worthy goal to work toward.

A block is like a piece of fruit: it comes off the tree easily when it is ripe. When it is not, you can pull hard on it and it still might not come off. Also, fruit might not ripen at all if the tree is not nurtured. When you identify a block, you are really identifying a lesson. Lessons last as long as they need to. One “tree” may need much water, sunshine, fertilizer, and pruning before its “fruit” is ready to fall into your hand, but it may be extraordinary when it does. It may enrich your life more from its lessons than another fruit that took less time to ripen. Keep working on your blocks, but do not try to force them to release. Keep loving the parts of yourself that need greater understanding and allow them to reveal themselves to you a step at a time.

Of course, you do not have to be working on releasing blocks all the time. Sometimes you need to go out and play. But spending a little bit of time with them on a continual basis can yield much benefit. Trying to do it all at once, or working on them sporadically, such as when you attend workshops, is less effective than constant care, even if it is only ten minutes a day.

Shepherd Hoodwin - (Excerpt from Opening To Healing Energy)

Energy Healing - Articles

energy healing

A collection of articles and channeling about energy work and healing.

How Michael 'Feels'
Discusses how students and channels feel Michael's energy.

Energy Management
Keeping your energy clear is a key to health and well-being.

Q&A about chakras.

Releasing Blocks
Letting energy flow freely results in unity.

Acceptance and Solving Problems
The true understanding that things are perfect as they are leads to appropriate activism.

Remembering Your Power
A good deal of what humans do that is destructive to self results from trying to compensate for the perception that they do not have enough power.

Dealing With Anger
Channeling about managing your anger.

Toxic People
Coping with difficult people.

Seven Steps to Spiritual Health
Channeling about the steps you can take to improve your spiritual health.

Healing Shame
Learn to recognize and heal your shame.

Spiritual Healing


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About Shepherd Hoodwin

Shepherd has been channeling since 1986. He also does intuitive readings, mediumship, past-life regression, healing, counseling, and channeling coaching, where he teaches others to channel. He has conducted workshops on the Michael teachings throughout the United States. His other books include Enlightenment for Nitwits, Loving from Your Soul: Creating Powerful Relationships, Meditations for Self-Discovery, Opening to Healing, Growing Through Joy, Being in the World, and more to come.

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