There is a vital issue I want to
discuss at this time, and that is the issue of Energy Medicine and the "Other
The Epilogue of Energy Medicine tells about some of my
experiences with the strange places that energy medicine can lead. People often wonder why
I don't speak and teach more about these.
I have in the past. Those classes were some of the biggest
professional mistakes I have made. Our culture has a fascination with the occult and the
supernatural and the glamour we assign to it. People are also starved for genuine
deep contact with the spirit world. Because energy medicine can move into these
realms, many were attracted to those classes. This also filled certain ego needs, to be
one of the "special" ones who can have psychic experiences or talk to the
spirits. It is seductive, particularly if you feel you have a normal perhaps unexciting
life and want to feel special.
I learned a lot very quickly in those early classes. Yes, it is
possible to open people to these realms. And no, it is not a good idea until they
are ready. Even as grounded as I am in energy work, I do not seek to enter those realms
without a strong stabilizing force in my case, David becomes very centered and
assists. Of course there are times other realms and forces enter a session, but all
the more reason to be thoroughly educated and comfortable with the basic energy
techniques. They will often save the day much better than sucking the ghost out of a
person and blowing the detritus into the flame (well, actually that is not the worst
technique in the world, what I object to is assuming it is a ghost before considering that
it may just be yucky energy). I profoundly believe that before anyone steps out to
do other-worldly shamanic work or profess to be psychic with clients, a very solid base in
energy work is a fundamental requirement and strong necessity.
If you are not prepared to travel to the other side yet and you do, the
fallout can make you much less functional in this world. Your reality and your
judgment can get very confused it is not unusual to start interpreting energy and
information in ways that are inaccurate and destructive. And it is very hard to
reason with people who have become delusional in these ways. I watched a very reputable
healer who I think is amazingly skilled, knowledgeable, and psychic go over the edge and
take many of her students with her into a world of unreality that held untold costs for
them and their families. Another teacher, well-trained in Touch for Health, began
with simple energy testing. So far, so good. Then he started asking the body
Then he was energy testing questions about the other world. He
began to see evil everywhere and provided people very damaging explanations about their
lives when they came to sessions. Soon he was energy testing for the answers to
questions such as: "Is your Aunt Matilda here now?" "Does she
put her blessings on this marriage?" The person literally wound up in the
psychiatric unit of a hospital after his family had escaped the home under police
protection. I have experienced people who were very talented and seemingly stable step
over into the other world and be so traumatized that they vowed never to go there again.
The tragedy was being seduced into that world before they were educated enough in
energy to be able to handle it.
I think this material is very worthy of being taught, and I think there
is a great responsibility to teach it only to those who are ready. And I am even
concerned in writing this letter that I will cause some people to be more enticed than
cautioned, saying "I can handle it. Give me the tools to get there."
After I stopped teaching these kinds of classes except to very advanced
students, several people in my community, some extremely well respected, began to teach
classes designed for quickly opening to the psychic realm. Anyone could attend. And
how often I ended up trying to help those people who were damaged piece their lives back
together. People would wind up in a very dysfunctional and scary place and it wasn't
always easy to guide them back. But what did guide them back were basic energy tools.
I do not think it is responsible to teach people how to go through the
doorway until they have built a solid floor so they dont crash through into the
unknown and uncontrollable. This floor certainly involves teaching them about
protection and grounding, but it is much more. They need to be well educated about
their bodys energies in whatever terms and how to manage them.
How many times someone has wanted to get into an advanced class, telling me they have
training in grounding and protecting themselves. But they were still lost without a
firm foundation in working with their energies. Your grounding and sense of
protection can disappear in a moment, but you are okay if you have the tools to reconnect
central and governing and your other radiant circuits, to calm and solidify your chakras
and aura, and to unscramble your meridians. And if you are doing work that invites
your clients into these realms, it is critical that you have all these basic energy skills
available to meet whatever might occur.
There were many prerequisites to the Colors, Aura, and Psychic Realm
class in Ashland in November, 2005, and even there, we only got our feet wet in the
material. Besides insisting on a readiness in students before teaching about how to
operate in the psychic realms, there is another way that the glamour and fascination with
the psychic realm impacts our work as energy medicine practitioners. When we are working
with a client and encounter strange responses or invading energies, there are many ways to
interpret them. My advice is to start with the most basic, least esoteric
interpretations. Ive worked with more than 10,000 people in 90-minute sessions
and Ive lost count of how many tens of thousands of people in classes, and except in
rare instances, everything I have observed could be accounted for in terms of the nine
energy systems. While much more dramatic language can be used referring to
entities and evil energies and invading forces from the "other side" it
is not only often inaccurate, it plants powerful suggestions when people are very open and
No one really has great language for describing the many subtle and
amorphous dimensions of the energies of the body and soul. And often the nature and source
of clearly negative influences are not obvious. Invasive energies may be intrusions
from the environment, split off parts of the psyche, another person willfully intruding,
or a force from the "other side." Usually we dont know in advance
which it is. Many of the descriptions that are used, such as "an arrow in the
heart," are clearly metaphors to try to capture the feel and essence of the energies
The reason for this formal statement is that I want to minimize within
our community the human tendency to dramatize, especially while people are still learning
the basics. Energy healing brings us into realms where there can be a great deal of
enchantment plus people love the connection to the spiritual world. They love the sense of
entering the spiritual world. Beginning students can also get confused and scared around
this topic. People drawn to this work need guidance in how to interpret the unusual and
the unfamiliar, and I am writing this to say that interpreting within the language of the
nine energy systems is usually all that is needed.
While all the possibilities are indeed possibilities (split off parts
of the psyche, actual entity, et cetera), except in highly unusual situations, the
language of the nine energy systems can describe and address what is occurring quite
adequately. I think that what is taught in our Certification Program, for instance,
provides a solid foundation for understanding events that are more "out there,"
and that it is a good emphasis. This is not to deny what is in the Epilogue, but to
encourage people to become very educated and seasoned about energy work.
The way we handle these issues as a community sets a morphogenic field.
I want to set a responsible one. There are some in our community who are well
trained and well grounded in their commerce with other realms. I recognize them and
I respect them. But lets not look for explanations in other realms when they
are already addressed in our own energy language. In order for energy medicine to be
more accepted in this world, it is important that our explanations be as comprehensible
and grounded as possible, and not unnecessarily strange or frightening to the outside
world. Lets recognize that virtually everything that needs to be done for a
persons healing can be done using the tools taught within EEM. I strongly encourage
you to trust that lessons in the psychic world will come to you when you are ready.
You do not need to pursue it before you are ready. That is what I have learned in 30
years of dealing with these issues. I hope this is helpful.