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ENERGY and HEALTH

Part One

By Emily Matweow

History

Traditional Chinese medicine was first documented in 100 BC, but was known to exist even earlier. Chinese doctors viewed the body as an “energy system”. Their science of life therefore became the study of how energy flows in the body. When there was no energy flowing, they said that the body was dead.
When the energy flow became blocked or imbalanced, specific sorts of physical or emotional conditions appeared (which Western doctors call “symptoms” or “diseases”). In such a situation, Chinese doctors performed an energy intervention aimed at removing the blockages to proper energy flow and/or balancing one’s energy flow. To do this, they often inserted small needles at certain energy flow points. The needles provided either negatively charged, or positively charged, energy (yin or yang energy) to that point. In addition, the physician often prescribed specific herbs or foods to be ingested, based upon their yin or yang nature, to further balance the energies. When successful, the physical and/or emotional ailments (the original signs of imbalance) disappeared. The patient was said to be “healed”.
As the Chinese philosophy of medicine spread throughout Asia, its applications became modified by the cultures it came in contact with. For example, in Japan, the Chinese energy flow points in some cases were massaged by hand instead of inserting needles (called “shiatsu”).
Through the ages many different forms of energy healing have evolved.

The path less travelled can make all the difference. ~ Emily Matweow

Energy Healers in North America

Modern day energy healers come from a wide range of disciplines, utilizing many healing modalities. Traditional Western medicine politely refers to these approaches to healing as “complimentary medicine”, thereby conferring a vague plausibility to both the modality and the practitioner.
In all fairness, Western medicine’s approach to studying the science of life by dissecting cadavers (dead bodies – no energy flowing) makes them great “mechanics”. However, it has made it impossible for them to see the same flow of life energy that Chinese medicine is based upon, making western doctors poor “electricians”.
Can we expect a traditional western doctor (mechanic) to refer a patient to an energy worker (electrician)? Maybe, but highly unlikely, simply because mechanics have not been trained to recognize conditions that are best treated by an energy intervention. Will an energy worker refer a client to a mechanic? Probably, only because they know the limits of what their specific energy modality can accomplish. They also know what mechanics are capable of.
Frustration and disappointment can occur if one goes to a mechanic to solve an electrical problem, or goes to an electrician to solve a mechanical problem.
In such an environment, it would be most beneficial for individuals to take more “personal responsibility” for their own health and well-being. Just like eating a clean diet and getting regular exercise is necessary to maintain the physical body, it is equally important to have a regular program to maintain the health of one’s energy body.

How the Energy Body Impacts Physical Body Health

There are several aspects to our energy bodies. You may have heard about our body’s “aura”, “cellular vibration” frequencies, astral body, “mind” or “consciousness”, “soul”, etc. It takes varying amounts of skill to interact with the different aspects of our energy body. The simplest of these various aspects of our energy bodies to work with that has the most immediate impact on the physical body is the seven “chakras”. These seven energy centers are arranged vertically in the middle of our body, starting with the tailbone area and proceeding upwards to the top of the head. Each chakra vibrates at their own frequency, generating a unique color – red (at the bottom), orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (at the top).

When the vibration frequency of a particular chakra slips from the range it is to normally operate in, dysfunction and dis-ease appear. Imagine the chakra as a light bulb being on a dimmer switch. As the energy lessens, the light bulb shines less brightly. Those physical body areas related to the dimming chakra energy start to “dim” as well. We use the word “degeneration”. Another word we use for the same phenomenon is “aging”.
When we turn up the energy on a dimmed chakra light bulb, then more light shines on those parts of the body that previously were deprived of that energy. Whatever degeneration was underway, now stops and goes back to normal (i.e. reverses the degeneration process). You could call it “anti-aging”, which could also mean slowing down the rate of aging). Or you could call it “rejuvenation”, which means there is an apparent reversal of the look of aging because the area is being “repaired” or “restored” to how it was before the chakra energy was dimmed.
Chakra frequencies can be slowed-down or sped-up. The chakra’s otherwise smoothly cycling energy could become disrupted and start wobbling on its axis. Whatever the source of the disruption, the result is always the same – a degeneration of our physical body manifesting as pre-mature, age-related ailments.

About Emily Matweow
I believe people have the ability to reach a place where all things are possible.
A place where becoming the best you were designed to be means letting go and embodying the everyday magic that is your birthright.
My own magical transformation came suddenly, in 1990, when I was diagnosed with an incurable disease and told I’d be hearing and vision impaired – lucky if only a paraplegic. Today, I’m an avid deep-water photographer, a classically trained pianist, I engage in competitive Latin dancing, and amongst other things, am getting better with each canvas I paint!
I’m living proof that what others said was impossible for me – was not true.
My journey to wellness evoked a deep desire to help people have profound healing experiences. I have committed my life to helping people break-through their healing crises and their limiting beliefs to live the full potential of their lives.

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The Energy of Life (is like a lightbulb)

By Emily Matweow

An ordinary light bulb is a delicate physical object. Nothing particularly striking about it by itself.

However, when we put electrical energy into it… almost magically, light is created. A rainbow of colours is possible, in varying degrees of brightness. Together, the bulb and the energy became something beautiful – and useful to humankind.

The human body is much like a light bulb – a delicate and complex physical object. A human body with no energy running through it is said to be dead – called a “cadaver”.

A Tibetan monk once gave a student a set of meditation beads made from bone, then promptly took them back and threw them on the ground. He asked the student, “What do you think it would take to have those bones get up and walk around?” The dumb-founded student couldn’t imagine. Was there some secret mystical teaching about to be revealed? After a period of silence, the monk said, “Whatever it is that would make those bones get up and walk around, is the same thing that is making your ‘bag of bones’ get up and walk around.”

It takes “energy” to animate a cadaver (i.e. have it get up and walk around). Not just any energy – life energy.

The Western world’s medicine or “science of life” was founded in large part by dissecting cadavers – dead bodies. Much was learned about the mechanics of how bones worked with tendons and muscle tissue, how blood was circulated, that a network of nerves permeated the body, and much more. Anchored in this kind of early research, Western medical practitioners became excellent “mechanics” – trauma experts of the first degree.

However, what was absent from the cadavers, and what students of early Western medicine couldn’t study, was – energy. You see, by definition, there is no energy in a dead body. The energy pathways disappeared. How energy flowed in the body remained unknown to these people of the knife.

The “science of life”, studied for centuries in the Eastern world, saw human beings as “energy systems”. For example, acupuncture evolved as a direct physical intervention into a body’s electrical grid aimed at balancing out of whack electricity that was creating specific problems in the body. The electrical charge and contents of different foods and drinks all became part of an Oriental medical practitioner’s arsenal of healing tools – he was an “electrician” for the body.

Is one way better than the other? No. Each has their place. Sometimes a mechanical intervention is best, other times an electrical intervention is optimum. These two different approaches to healing have been brought together today under the umbrella of “complimentary medicine”.

The challenge with most Western doctors is that they cannot offer a professional opinion about the merits of eastern medicine simply because they do not have professional credentials on the subject matter. You wouldn’t ask a doctor for professional legal advice – because the doctor hasn’t sufficient legal training to offer a credible legal opinion. So who do you ask about Eastern “energy medicine”?

Sadly, our Western society hasn’t provided broad information to the public about Eastern medicine. Nor do we have visible and credible professional associations for practitioners of energy healing. It’s so loosely regulated by the government that no comfort is found in that arena.

Perhaps the clearest and simplest answer to a Westerner looking at the possibility of using Eastern energy healing interventions as part of an overall healing and health regime is to follow a simple maxim…

“If it works for you, use it. If it doesn’t, don’t use it.”

[The same could be said about working with traditional medicine practitioners]

In the end, YOU are responsible for your own health. Only YOU can decide what is best for you and your family. There can be no passing of the buck to somebody else.

About Emily Matweow
Emily Matweow is an intuitive healer – a practitioner of energy medicine who, by her own example, has shown we can reach the place where all things are possible.  A place where becoming the best you were designed to be means letting go and embodying the everyday magic that is already in you.