Starting in the late 1990s, I developed a technique for observing energy. I’ve been expanding and improving it ever since.
That technique is sensory connections. So far, I’ve discussed how I developed the technique, how it works, and how to make a single sensory connection.
Today: How to use a sensory connection to improve your healing practice.
This post assumes you’re comfortable with the previous post’s sensory connection techniques.
Sensing Energy at Distance
This is the simplest use of sensory connections: To read the overall energy of a person from across a room.
How to do it: Pick a person whose energy you want to read. Look at them, and you should naturally make a connection. Feel that connection. Quiet it. Feel the energy it picks up.
Note: People make connections to other people all the time. It’s natural, and usually unconscious. Since you’re just doing something that happens naturally, and you’re not affecting the person’s energy, it’s OK to do this with strangers. Just don’t stare.
Also, some people naturally see the auras of people around them. If that’s you, then you’re already doing this technique, or something similar to it. But keep going with this series, and you’ll find new techniques to explore energy even deeper.
Sensing Energy in the Body
When working with clients, you can quiet the energy in your hand, lay your hand on the client, and feel their energy. The resolution (the area you’re observing) will be about the size of your hand, and you’ll feel whatever energy is on the surface of their body, usually a combination of their skin, muscle, tendon, and whatever other tissue is nearby.
A sensory connection allows you to be far more precise, reading the energy at various points inside the person’s body.
How to do it:
First practice on yourself. Touch your thigh. Make a sensory connection. Notice the energy. This will most likely be your skin. Move the connection deeper until the energy changes. This will most likely be your muscle. Deeper will be bone, with a much quieter, less obvious signature. Move the connection around, noticing the signatures. Practice this until it’s easy and you can recognize the energy of skin and muscle, and ideally bone as well.
Now touch a joint, such as your knee. Move your sensory connection around again, feeling the different signatures. Try to spot the tendon and ligament (essentially identical signatures), and cartilage.
Touch your head, make a sensory connection, and learn the energy of nerves.
It’s OK if you’re not absolutely certain of each tissue’s energy signature. This is just the first version of sensory connections, using a single quiet connection — there are many more techniques to come, developed over two decades of study. For now, just try to get a sense of the signatures of the body, of the various tissues, and of how healthy tissue looks.
Now, let’s apply this to energy healing. Inflamed tissue has a distinct energy signature. With your body if you have inflammation, or with a friend or client who has arthritis or a similar condition, touch the area that is inflamed. (Ask first.) Move your sensory connection around until you find tissue with an unusual signature. That’s the energy of inflammation.
With practice, you’ll learn to recognize the distinctive energy signature of inflamed tissue. It looks similar for every person and every tissue I’ve looked at.
(Note: Inflammation caused by autoimmune conditions has a different signature.)
When you channel healing energy, focus on the inflamed tissue. That’s where we want the energy to go.
Later, you’ll learn to use sensory connections to select the correct signature for your healing energy, apply that energy to the correct tissue, and ensure you apply the healing energy to the entire area of the injury.
Psychic intuitions and manifesting: Use your sensory connection to feel the location in your mind where the ethereal software connects. Pay special attention to that location, and to quieting the energy there, as you do your work.
Erotic energy: Notice the energy of your partner’s body, especially their head, as they become more aroused. Try building some of that energy in your body, and moving it into their head and body.
Other energy work: Anywhere you want to observe energy, use sensory connections to get more precise.
What do you use sensory connections for? Got an application and want my thoughts? Leave a comment below.
I’m going to pause this series for a little while. When it resumes, we’ll explore techniques for multiple sensory connections, how they let you observe energy in even greater detail, and how that can further improve your healing practice (or whatever else you do with energy.)