Inflamed tendon is different than tense muscle, both physically and energetically. Each one requires a different healing energy, and we need to send the right healing energy to the right tissue. But to do that, we must be able to make a connection to each tissue, to guide the healing energy.
This post walks you through reading the energy of each tissue in the body. Not just visualizing the tissue, but actually extending a sensory connection into the body to map out the energy of each tissue, so you can guide healing energy to where it’s needed.
(Tendon and muscle are just examples. This technique applies to all tissues in the body.)
We’re going to make a single sensory connection and extend it slowly through the knee, reading the energy of each tissue as we go. This is the same process we went through in previous posts on reading fruit signatures and mapping a lemon. It also builds on the techniques for reading the energy of muscle and nerve. If you’re at all fuzzy on the techniques in those posts, re-read them and work through the exercises.
In this post, we’ll use a knee as an example because the tendons, cartilage, and other tissues are large, making them easier to read. Once you get used to the signatures of each tissue in the knee, you’ll be able to read them in other areas of the body as well.
The 4-Week Plan
Learning to map tissue in the body will take about a month, if you practice several times a week. If you practice more, you’ll go faster; practice less, you’ll go slower. And you may find that you require more or fewer sessions for any particular step.
In the first week, we’ll get used to reading the energy of the body.
In the second week, we’ll learn the energy signatures of bone and cartilage.
In the third week, we’ll learn the energy of tendon and ligament.
And in the final week, we’ll learn to map the knee, and apply those skills to other parts of the body.
Learning to Map the Energy of Your Knee
This week, we’re just getting used to reading the energy of the body.
Make a sensory connection to your knee. (Here’s how to do that if you need to brush up.) Don’t worry about what tissue you’re connecting to — wherever your connection lands, just read the signature there. (You can read more about how to recognize energy signature.) Notice the details of the energy in the end of your connection: Get a sense of the texture, color, sound.
Like with the lemon, move your connection deeper into the knee, and notice when the energy signature changes. Spend about 20 minutes per practice session just moving your connection and reading signatures as you go.
It’s OK if you don’t know what tissue these energy signatures correspond to. Just notice the different signatures for now. Spend about a week doing that, till you’re comfortable recognizing them. If it’s helpful, give them names like Tissue 1, Tissue 2, Tissue 3, and so-on.
This week, we’re learning to recognize the energy signatures of bone and cartilage. (See diagram.)
Start by touching your patella (knee cap) and extending a sensory connection. Withdraw the sensory connection until it’s at your fingers, then slowly extend it into the knee. You’ll reach skin first, then the bone of the patella. Bone has a subtle, less-obvious energy signature, so you may not feel much. Spend some time there, and notice what you feel.
As you did in the first week, notice the changes in signature as you move the connection further into the knee. Compare the changes you feel to the diagram of the knee for reference, so you can begin to correlate the signatures you read to the different tissues in the knee.
From the patella, move your sensory connection further into the knee. The next tissue you’ll find is a thin layer of cartilage on the posterior of the patella, then another thin layer of cartilage on the femur (thigh bone), then the femur itself. You can stop once you reach the femur.
Pause at each tissue. Get a feel for the signature. You’ll want to remember it so you can recognize it later.
This week, we’re learning the signatures of tendon and ligament. (See diagram.)
Start by making a connection to either side of the knee. As before, withdraw your connection to your fingers, then slowly move through the knee. You’ll see tissues in this order: Skin, tendon, ligament (tendon and ligament have the same energy signature), and either cartilage or bone, depending on where your connection goes.
As you move your connection past the cartilage / bone to the other side of the knee, you’ll find ligament, tendon, then skin. Notice again when your connection leaves the knee.
As before, notice where the signature changes and refer to the diagram of the knee to get a sense of where you’re finding each energy signature. Remember how these signatures feel as you correlate them to each different tissue.
This week, we’ll map the whole knee, then explore other joints.
For the knee, extend a sensory connection through the knee from front (patella) to back (hamstrings), noticing where each signature is. Then extend a sensory connection starting from next to the patella, or from the back, or from other angles. Read each signature, identify the tissue based on the energy, then check the diagrams to verify what you read.
Once you’re comfortable reading the signatures of the tissues in the knee, look for those signatures elsewhere in the body. Each tissue’s energy looks the same in all the joints, so look at your elbows, hips, and other joints. Try your spine, and notice the different signature of the disk, and the signature of nerves within the vertebrae.
Continue looking at the energy of different tissue in the body until it’s comfortable. Then you’re ready to use this skill in healing sessions. (Posts on that coming later.)