What is Energy Healing and How Does it Work?

Until about seven years ago, I had never heard the term energy healing and had no clue what it was. It occurred to me that many of you beautiful readers also have no clue about it, so this one’s for you!

The first time I ever saw the term energy healing was on a brochure that was in my son’s optometrist’s office. This guy’s wife did what she called Energy Therapy. The claims made on the brochure included being able to help heal physical issues, improve relationships, help you bring more money into your life, lose weight… Stop the presses! Lose weight! She had me at Free Consultation.

That was the start of a massive education in life and the human body. Since then, I have become Reiki attuned, had a spiritual awakening, and have learned about and have had experiences with a variety of forms of energy healing.

In order to make sense of how I see energy healing, I have to take you back to my understanding of the human body. We all know that we have a physical body made of tissues, bones and liquids. And there are all sorts of organs and systems that perform millions of functions in order to keep the body going. Most of these functions happen automatically, and we don’t even think about them, like cell regeneration, breathing and digestion. In fact, unless something isn’t functioning well, we tend to go on with our lives not concentrating on our bodies.

What most people aren’t aware of is that as well as having a physical body, we also have energy bodies that exist within and without our physical one. The life force (spirit) that animates our bodies comes from outside of our physical body and remains connected to it as long as our body is alive. Death is the withdrawing of that life force back into the non-physical. Our bodies have highways and rotaries of energy that overlay, permeate and affect it (they are called energy meridians and chakras).

meridian channels

As much as I have learned about the energy bodies, there is still quite a lot I don’t know. Here’s one way I see things that works for me. Picture an energy matrix that permeates your physical body and extends beyond it. That matrix holds your beliefs and emotions and a whole lot more. What goes on in the energy bodies affects the physical body. It’s in the physical dimension that what we carry energetically is ultimately created or manifested.


Please keep in mind that my descriptions for the sake of this post will be pretty rudimentary. There are so many details that I don’t know and don’t understand because to accomplish what I’ve accomplished, they haven’t been necessary.

What I do know is, that we carry around a lot of “stuff” in our energy bodies that exist as patterns of energy that vibrate at different rates. An example of this is an emotion: anger. It exists as a pattern of energy that vibrates at a low rate, and when we do not allow it to fully move through our self, it can become “stuck” and will slow down or stop the flow of energy within our body. In order for us to be healthy and for all systems to be functioning properly, our various energies need to continue to flow.

Our emotions are energy in motion: e-motion.

When you hold in your emotions and do not express them or allow them to flow through you, they will find places to lodge and they’ll bugger up your emotional body. If you carry a belief that you are anything less than a brilliant divine being, your mental body will be affected. Over time, these will all negatively affect your physical body or your life in some way.

Physical illness is caused when there is a blockage of energy. A fever is just one way the body breaks up a blockage to allow the body to heal itself. Blockages that have been with you for a long time can lead to chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, psoriasis, high blood pressure or even cancer. There is always the potential to improve these conditions with energy work, and the possibility to heal them completely.

Because the physical body is created from your energy bodies, energy healing works at the level of the energy bodies. During energy healing, stuck energy is released at this non-physical level beyond the body, leading to healing within the body. It all trickles down with the physical being the last in the chain.

Intuitives who can sense these energetic bodies can sense a disease process happening, even before it has affected the physical body. They can often not only sense stuck energy, but what it’s about. Often times, just bringing this information to the conscious mind is all you need to be able to let it go and clear that which was stuck.

The work I’ve been doing, especially over the past three years has been clearing a lot of stuck energies in my mental and emotional bodies: old beliefs that are no longer working for me, and emotions like anger and frustration that I was still holding onto. I’ve also been clearing away blocks that literally cut pieces of my spirit off from the rest of me, bringing the bits and pieces back, helping me feel more whole and more like myself.

People make a lot of claims with energy healing, like, that it can improve your relationships, help you get more money, bring you more vitality and better health; and it can. I’m not saying that it definitely will, but that it most certainly can. You have to be a willing partner.

We, as energy beings vibrate a signature vibration that is us. Everyone’s is unique. And that vibration is composed of everything that is you, including your thoughts, your beliefs, your levels of self-confidence and self-love, and more. As you go along in life, you take on beliefs and experience events that leave various emotions stuck in us. I see it as taking on layers of dust or dirt. Eventually, you might become so clogged up energetically with muck and crud that your essence can’t shine through any longer.

Because the vibration that we emanate out to the world is mirrored back to us in terms of what we are able to create, the deeper our light becomes buried, the more challenging life becomes. We create our lives literally through the vibrations that we send out to the world. If you carry unconscious beliefs that there is something wrong with you and that you don’t deserve a great life, that’s what will be created in front of your eyes: a life with issues. If you have difficulty creating a successful career, it might have roots in unconscious beliefs about worthiness, or you might be holding onto “money is the root of all evil.” If you hold onto anger with a death grip, it might become your death by eating away your liver or causing cancer in your lymphatic system.

The kicker is, we experience many lives and can carry crud from a former lifetime into the present one. And sometimes, what we carry around wasn’t even ours to begin with, but it’s been passed down through your family lineage. I’ve experienced both of those (and healed some of each). Ever wonder why young kids get sick and die? Many of them are healing major energies held in their family lineage (balancing karma) by doing so.

What energy healing can do, is help us to release everything that is holding us back from being the shining light, divine being that we each are at our cores. We can let go of whatever is causing us to be unwell. We can heal beliefs that keep us stuck in our lives or affect our relationships negatively. And we can open up to the knowledge that we are worthy of all of the abundance we can imagine, and more, because we will know that abundance is not finite or limited. As you let go of these lower vibration energies and your overall vibration increases, your love of self increases, and what will be attracted into your life will improve.

Relationships can improve. Abundance and wealth can improve. And health and well-being can improve. It’s all possible.

We each began as a piece of divine energy that desired to be expressed as an individual. In order to do that, we chose to create a physical body and experience life. Part of experiencing life is learning that we can heal, or let go of energy patterns that do not serve us any longer. And in doing so, you can create miracles.

Other than modalities that use the terms energy healing and energy medicine, some other named modalities and technologies that I have used are Reiki, Pranic Healing, Acupuncture, Massage, Matrix Energetics, hypnotherapy, meditation, and shamanic soul retrieval. A talented clairvoyant reader who is versed in energy healing can help you affect healing as they give you a reading. There are lots of ways to manipulate energy and create healing.

Even though the topic of energy healing is huge and has been around for thousands of years, you don’t have to understand how it works for it to work for you. All you have to do is be open to the possibility of change.

(A few years ago, when I was first learning about energy healing, I created a YouTube channel of playlists of videos and saved favorite videos that taught me.)

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.
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14 Responses to What is Energy Healing and How Does it Work?

  1. I really needed to read this now. Thank you. Very insightful and so well said. I struggle with fear of success or maybe it’s fear of responsibility, not sure yet. But I’m working on unblocking whatever it is.

  2. candidkay says:

    Oh, this post is so timely for me. I’ve been reading more about energy bodies and could not quite figure out what they were. Chakras I know, but the link between the two was murky for me. I love that you continue to seek!

  3. janonlife says:

    I love this! you write so clearly and in such a lovely ‘down to earth’ way about what is way beyond the earth and physical! Very useful pulling-together of information x

    • Thanks Jan. It’s such a huge topic that I wanted people who might have heard the term, but not understood it, to have half a clue about it. And to understand that it helps every aspect of life, not just the physical body.

  4. stephieann8 says:

    I have tried to understand the energy of the body. This post was enlightening.

  5. yogaleigh says:

    Nicely put–it’s an excellent explanation

  6. The Hook says:

    This world is filled with all sorts of mysteries and discoveries.
    Thank for the illuminating post, old friend.

    • You’re very welcome. And it is indeed. Stumbling into this amazing field completely changed the trajectory of my life (for the better). Who would believe that you could actually heal type 2 diabetes in a matter of minutes? And that all it took was opening up myself to love? (basically) Crazy cool!! (Yes, the healing was that fast, but it took my physical body another six months to “catch up to the energy” and have no sign of diabetes. The literal density of our bodies tends to make change a slow thing).

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