Stronger energy leads to better results in energy healing, tantra, manifesting, and more. In energy, as in sports, music, and most other skills, the key is to improve your fundamentals.

How do we improve? The secret is simple: We improve what we measure. In these games, we use blindfolds and other tools to ensure our results come from energy, not expectation and suggestion. By measuring energy, we improve our energy skills and strength.

Today’s game teaches us to read the energy in a partner’s body. For this game, the sender will build energy to make it easier to sense. Later, the same techniques can be used to read the energy of different tissues in the body for healing work, as well as for observing and exploring energy in all that we do.

Here’s how to play this game, step by step:

1. Partner up.

Like most of our energy games, one person sends and the other receives.

In this game, the receiver will develop their skill with sensory connections. This post assumes you have already practiced the technique on your own, and are comfortable with each step. Learn sensory connections here and here.

For this game, the sender only needs to know how to build and move energy.

2. Connect to your partner’s hands.

Sender, hold out your hands. Receiver, place your hands on each of theirs. Make two sensory connections, one to each of their hands.

In a healing session, you’ll usually leave your hand on the client. But for this game, we want to avoid feeling any slight movements that might give away which hand the sender was focusing on, so move your hands 2-3 inches away, while keeping the connections steady.

Note that, if either of you moves your hands away (for example, to scratch your face), this can break the connection. Just touch their hand, re-establish the connection, and continue with the game.

3. Sender: Move energy to one hand.

In our first game, the sender sent energy to the receiver’s hand. In this game, the receiver is using a sensory connection to listen for energy in the sender’s hand. So as the sender, just move energy into your own hand — don’t send it to the receiver.

Sender, if you’re used to sending energy out of your hands, try pulling your energy back, so neither hand has much energy. Then move your energy into one hand, visualizing it pooling there, and just don’t think about your other hand.

4. Receiver: Listen for the energy.

To listen, quiet your connection and move your awareness to the tip of your connection. (Details.) The sensation of your partner’s energy won’t be in your palm, but rather in the sensory connection you extended into your partner’s hand.

5. Learn your partner’s energy.

As with other energy games, start by learning how your partner’s energy feels when they tell you where to expect it. Sender, send energy to their one hand, and tell the receiver which hand. Receiver, notice how that feels in each of your sensory connections. Then repeat with the other hand.

6. Feel the Energy Blindfolded.

Now the real game: Listening for energy without the aid of expectation.

Receiver, close your eyes (or wear a blindfold), so you don’t accidentally notice the sender look at their hand, tense their muscles, or otherwise subtly give away the answer. Sender, randomly pick which of their hands to send energy. Don’t say which one, and don’t touch the receiver.

Receiver, listen for the energy in your sensory connection. Think of it like a phantom limb or a cat’s whiskers, extending your awareness outside your body. Take your time, feel the energy, and say which of your partner’s hands you feel the energy.

If you got it right, awesome. If not, this is a great opportunity to learn. Stay there a minute. Notice the sensations in both connections. Was there some sensation in the correct one that you ignored? Tuning in to these subtle differences is how we learn to listen better. Then try again, listening for those sensations (and any other sensations), as you learn to observe energy with sensory connections.

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