This week’s post is from my student, Tiffany.

When a client has an injury, we want to read the energy of each tissue involved. What’s happening with their muscle, tendon, cartilage, and other tissues?

But to me, energy in the body all feels so similar. I can’t tell if an energy came from tendon or cartilage. I can’t even tell if I’ve read an energy signature at all, or if I’m just feeling the presence of energy and imagining the details.

Is there something easier to read than the energy of the human body?

Mike had talked about fresh fruit having energy signatures. How would that compare to the energy of my body? How would a lemon compare to a houseplant? I had no idea, but I was excited to find out.

Reading the Energy of a Lemon

Using a lemon still on the tree in my backyard, I extended a sensory connection to read the energy.

I could imagine the yellow flesh of a lemon. But that was my imagination, not the energy signature. I closed my eyes and listened for sensation, texture, color, and sound of the energy.

The texture of the lemon distracted me. I moved my fingers a quarter inch away, extended my connection again, and listened.

I felt nothing at first. Then, as I focused on keeping my connection quiet and receptive I felt tingling, and I saw and heard small fireworks or pops. So different from any energy I’d felt in the body! I was excited I’d found the energy of a lemon on my own, and I wanted to explore.

Success With Succulents

How would the energy of a potted succulent’s woody stalk be different?

I extended the sensory connection and listened. The energy felt like wet, pliable thickness with a slow pulse and a bass-like sound.

I connected to an aloe leaf. I felt a smooth tingle that became a faint, electric hum. There was a rushing sensation, like tiny rivers running toward the tip of the leaf. Finding an obviously different energy signature was affirming.

Mind the Matching Game

Would another aloe plant feel the same?

I expected it would. Mike had said that, once you learn to recognize an energy signature, it will always look the same. So healthy muscle always looks like healthy muscle and inflamed tendon always looks like inflamed tendon, no matter whose body it’s in. So aloe plant should look like aloe plant, right?

I connected to a second aloe plant. I consciously ignored my expectations, and tuned in to the plant’s energy. I asked myself, “What would the energy feel like if I didn’t know this was aloe?”

And you know what? It was indeed almost exactly the same energy.

Coming Back to My Body

I was confident that I’d felt three different energy signatures. And reading those clearly different energies helped me learn to tune in to an energy signature. Could I read my own body’s energy now?.

I connected to my thigh. I felt energy I associate with muscle. Before, it felt like a general flatness with a little warmth.

But now, it also had the texture of a bundle of uncooked angel hair noodles and a slow pulse. The particulars of the signature aren’t important — the signature will feel different to you — but this was my first time feeling the details of the energy signature of human muscle.

If you’re having a hard time reading the energy of tissue in the body, start with plants. There is more variation in energy signature, which makes it easier to tell when you’re reading the signature. Practice with plants, get some experience and successes, and only then come back to human tissue.

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