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Strategies To Help You Sense Subtle Energy

Strategies Help You Sense Subtle Energy

Do you ever sense a distinct kind of energy or vibration in your body, known as subtle energy? The kind of energy that speaks to your soul?

Outside the intricacies of our body’s flesh and blood, there is another dimension, made of energy that penetrates and extends many feet beyond your skin.

What is this energy?

In my book “Guide to Intuitive Healing” I describe it as the intuitive language of the body. It is the essence of who we are, a subtle vibration underlying everything physical, both living and inert. Some of us may see it more easily–others may feel it.

If we reduce ourselves to the smallest components, energy is what we find. To Hindu mystics, it’s “shakti.” Chinese medical practitioners call it “chi.” It’s the radiant light, seers throughout the ages have reported. Even Western medicine is starting to catch on. An exciting new subspecialty has emerged: energy medicine.

Let’s look at energy in terms of your everyday life. Have you ever met someone at a party, liked her immediately? It wasn’t so much what she said or did, but how wonderful she felt to be around. Or remember that time you were working on a project with a man who seemed perfectly nice, but you always came away drained? You were responding to another person’s energy.

In a very real way, the energy people give off can have an influence on keeping you well. You can’t interact with someone without having this reciprocal exchange.

Know this- whenever possible, surround yourself with others who feel good to be with, who nurture you, not those who sap you dry. Your body is constantly processing energy, fine-tuning itself to people, places, situations.

Related: Energy Governs Everything And We Control It With The Power Of Our Thoughts

How can knowing about energy keep you healthy?

To get a better idea, we need to zero in on the dynamics of how illness works. Let’s slow down the entire process. Begin to see illness as a progression–it never just appears out of the blue. Look at it this way: energy-wise, by the time a heart attack, stroke, or migraine “hits” (so-called acute illnesses), you’ve already traveled far down an illness’s course. Subtle shifts precede cellular change.

The secret is to catch imbalances in your body long before you have pain or a full-blown disease.

To do this, attend to the quieter signals your body sends – energy warnings that may occur before any obvious physical cause. Feeling off for any reason. Emptiness. Numbness. Exhaustion. Mysterious aches and pains. Notoriously elusive, these generalized symptoms often defy ordinary explanations. Nonetheless, to feel well, you need to know what’s causing them.

To detect imbalances in yourself, you need to realize that energy, in its simplest form, is something we initially perceive as vibration. It’s so subliminal, we often miss it.

I want to share with you the way I tune into energy, so you can get used to it. I practice this technique every day. Let me show you how. 

Subtle Energy
Sense Subtle Energy

Body scanning exercise

Close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. Relax. Find a comfortable position. Gently focus your attention only on your body. How does it feel? Notice any physical discomfort, or areas that are at ease. Get a baseline. Then try to pick up your subtle energy.

Ask yourself:

Do I have any waves of tingling or buzzing anywhere?

Rushes of heat, cold, or goose bumps, totally unrelated to the outside temperature?

If so, can I pinpoint the specific organ involved?

Can I sense in it a particular feeling of well-being or vibrancy?

Or does it feel flat, depleted, ill?

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Dr. Judith Orloff

Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her new book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating highly sensitive, empathic people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a popular TEDX talk. Her other books are Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People, The Empowered Empath’s Journal, Emotional Freedom and Guide to Intuitive Healing. Explore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on View Author posts