Now, thank goodness, in the last 20-25 years it’s been realised our food has a profound effect on our physical health. Of course, this is what macrobiotics Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Greek medicine, ancient Greek medicine, many traditions have understood for 1000s of years, and we are now at a point in our society where we’re rediscovering these things.
Most traditions around the world, see that we not only have a physical body, a physical nervous system, we also are alive and working because we have a flow of energy or Qi, Chi or prana going through the body. When we look at things and look at ourselves and health in this way, it gives us a deeper, wider understanding of ourselves. And the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual parts of us are tangible, they’re real, they’re not just mental concepts.
It’s very easy to learn how to pick up on and read energy, we do that in a lot of our classes. There is nothing mysterious about this. I’m sure Western science is going to get to realising that there’s such a thing as Qi and chi, and I just can’t wait for the day when that happens, because we can have a unifying a lot of traditional understandings with modern Western scientific understanding.
The astronomers I think, are almost getting there, they realise that science so far has really only described being able to see 5% of what is out there 75% is dark energy 20% is dark, dark matter and they have very, very little idea of what either of those are. So our physical body has a flow of energy flowing through it. Within this are the meridians which used in acupuncture and shiatsu. And this small physical type of energy extends outwards a little bit from the body, it’s quite easy to feel this. Sometimes it’s called an aura. Then coming further out are the emotions. This is why if we’re standing close to someone, and they’re feeling strong, sadness, grief, joy, anger, we pick up on ourselves because their emotions are radiating outwards. We pick up on them in our energy body. Even sometimes you can know what someone is feeling without being to see them. Sometimes that’s pleasant sometimes that’s not pleasant. Depending on what emotions they’re feeling. These emotions are going all through the body as well as extending outwards.
Thoughts are also composed of energy. And again, this is why sometimes, particularly with people we know better, someone opens their mouth to say something, and we already know exactly what they’re going to say. Because, with thoughts, first of all, there’s the energy, and then there’s the words, or you might experience that you get a flash of insight into something.
These four different bodies are all very connected and when we focus on all of them we can really take a holistic approach to health. Watch the full video to discover this in more detail for yourself.
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Make sure you check out the blog for parts 2 & 3 in this Reclaim Your Health series.