Energy medicine comes in many different forms and healing modalities. Therefore, there are a variety of definitions. From the polarity perspective, energy medicine is the underlying essence of all healing arts. Lifeforce energy is what connects, animates and vibrates within all things. Energy medicine seeks to balance and return one’s energy to a natural state of flow, releasing any blockages which may give rise to illness or disease.
Science has come a long way in validating what the ancients knew all along and there is a growing interest and demand for deeper study. I am grateful to have witnessed throughout my career over the past fifteen years, the gradual and continual opening of minds, as the general public embraces “alternative” medicine more and more each year.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) has increased its budget from $2 million in 1993 to $130.5 million in 2017 which goes to show, there is a huge shift in the current paradigm of health and wellness.
The science that seems to be helping this process along has been able to measure astounding things that are by nature, seemingly mystical. Thanks to quantum physics, biophysics, electrobiology, electrophysiology, neurobiology, neuroanatomy, and more, we are closer than ever to proving the existence of our multidimensional interconnectedness. According to Rodney A.Brooks (who received a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University), “reality consists only of fields and interactions between fields”.
In Quantum Field Theory, matter is no longer viewed as being made of solid particles. At the atomic level we understand that regardless of how solid things seem, the world is made up primarily of space. In fact, if we took all the “empty” space out of the empire state building, what remains would be the size of a grain of rice. A very, very heavy grain of rice.
And even the so called space between all things is not as empty as it seems. It is, in fact, alive and communicating with all space everywhere at once.
It is mind blowing, isn’t it?
The old mechanistic perspective that our organs communicate with each other via transmitters and genes, is over. We now understand that the level of communication between each of our bodily systems is too great to be explained this way when one cell affects trillions of other cells throughout the entire body instantaneously.
There is an intelligence that orchestrates the functions within our bodies and within the universe that is utterly interconnected.
“If we, on our most fundamental level, are packets of quantum energy constantly exchanging information with this heaving energy sea, it means that all of us connect with each other and the world at the level of the very undercoat of our being. It also means that we have the power to access much more information about the world than we realize. “ -Lynn McTaggart
My interest in understanding how energy works, is what drew me to polarity therapy. It wasn’t enough for me to simply experience the miraculous benefits of active, somatic listening, or hands-on healing. I wanted to know at the deepest level possible how healing worked, and why it only worked sometimes and not others. I knew that if I understood how energy was organized and reorganized by our intention and attention to it, this knowledge would increase my own potency, effectiveness, and capacity to be of service.
Polarity captivated me from the get-go because it encompasses all the principals of healing and wholeness that resonate with me personally while requiring a thorough exploration into the why and how energy medicine works. More than a simple energy based healing technique, polarity therapy is a truly holistic healing modality based on the science of energy both ancient and cutting edge. It is deeply rooted in the foundations of Ayurveda which has been saying for over 5,000 years what modern science is just beginning to validate. In the polarity model:
All things are fundamentally made of the same five elements, of ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth. We are elemental beings, inexplicably interconnected to all things.
We are made of energy just as everything is, which is why energy medicine treats dis-ease at the vibrational level from where the dysfunction arises. In contrast, the allopathic approach tends to treat the symptoms once they have already manifested.
By focusing on wellness as opposed to just illness, we can put our attention on the whole person, finding out where their greatest resource lies. Rather than simply asking “what is wrong with you”, the polarity therapist wants to know, “what is right with you”. Then we can work to align the system with the vibration of health that already exists.
Polarity is transpersonal and evolutionary, in its approach. It not only considers the micro perspective of the body and its functions, the psyche, and the emotions, but it is equally as interested in the macro view of soul and the learning and growing we are here to experience.
Healing is not always the same as fixing. There are no accidents, as everything we attract whether we see it as good or bad, happens for the purpose of growth. Polarity honors the inherent intelligence of each individual and their unique healing path.
In a Polarity session, I tune into the field of energy that encompasses the physical body and extends invisibly beyond it. I can read the health of the whole system by listening deeply to the expression of any one of its parts. I can feel which elements are in tune with the rest, and which are blocking the overall flow. This is not hard to perceive once you learn how to pay attention. It isn’t magic but it is incredibly mystical which is why it is so fascinating to me.
When we begin to open our minds to the implications of the scientific basis for energy medicine, the possibilities for healing on all levels increase exponentially.
It is my personal mission to be a part of this movement. I have dedicated my career and life path to sharing the powerful potential that lies within us all to live in harmony with our natural environment, to live vibrantly in balance within ourselves and to raise the vibrational resonance of the collective consciousness of which we are all a part.