Every healing session I do, I’m listening to the energy in the client’s body. When I use psychic intuitions, those intuitions are sent as bits of energy, and I listen to that energy to receive the message. Listening is one of the fundamental skills of energy.

We’ve already covered how to quiet your energy, like we do in Energy Dojo games when receiving energy from your partner. This post builds on that post.

As I taught my year-long students to quiet their energy, most of them made the same error: They held their energy so quiet that it became tense. The whole point of quieting energy is to listen, but tense energy can’t listen. They weren’t getting any results.

We solved this problem by making our energy not only quiet, but also soft. This post explains how to do that.

Soft vs Tense Energy

Soft energy responds to the energy around it. Tense energy resists change.

My students were learning to quiet their energy, that is, to make their energy steady and unchanging. The point is to listen. Quieting the energy in your hands lets you notice where your partner is sending you energy in the Energy Dojo game. Making a connection to a client’s body, then quieting that connection, lets you read the energy of their body. Quieting the energy in your head lets you read the bits of energy that constitute a psychic intuition.

The whole point of quiet energy is to listen. To be receptive.

Now we get to soft vs tense.

Quiet energy can be soft or tense.

If it’s soft, it’s not changing on its own, but it will change in response to the energy around it. Think of the leaves of a tree, stationary in still air, but moving in response to the wind. Looking at a tree’s leaves, you can see the wind.

But if the energy is held so steady and unchanging that, not only does it not move on its own, but it cannot move. It resists the energy around it, rather than responding to it. Think of a tree trunk in winter, no leaves, few branches, oblivious to the wind.

To listen, we want soft quiet energy.

A few more examples:

Soft: Quietly, slowly breathing, in and out.

Tense: Holding your breath.

Soft: Gently holding a flower in your hand, not moving but relaxed.

Tense: Tightly gripping a heavy weight.

Soft: A spider web.

Tense: A glass rod.

Mercury is used in thermometers because it responds to heat by expanding. Similarly, you want your energy to respond to whatever energy it’s sensing.

How to Soften Your Energy

People soften their energy in different ways.

I’ve been doing this for so long that I just think about relaxing my energy, like you might think about relaxing your arm. It’s not a visualization or even a technique, it’s simply something I do. It feels like I might hold my fingers to gently touch a person’s face, reading their skin without pressing anywhere.

Tiffany has learned this technique in the past few months. Here’s how she does it:

  1. Breathe. Take a deep breath. As you exhale, notice any tension in your body. Which of your muscles are tense? Is it your shoulders? Your jaw? Your legs?
  2. Relax. As you notice tension, release it. Relax your muscles as much as you can.
  3. Transfer. Think about doing that same relaxing with your energy, as if the energy is another muscle in your body. Move the soft, relaxed state of your muscles to your energy.
  4. Visualize. Think about your quiet energy as a still pool of water. Soft energy can be moved by the wind, like a ripple across the water’s surface.

How to Practice

Think about your energy visualization. What communicates relaxed quiet to you? Use whatever visualization arises that most helps.

Try stiffening your energy like you would tense a muscle. Notice how that feels. Then relax it, and notice how that feels. Repeat that several times a day, until it’s easy to notice the difference, and to recognize when your energy is tense and when it’s soft.

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