Archives for: March 2006, 23
Breathing. An act essential to our survival. From the moment we are born into this world, and smacked on the butt by the doctor, to our last moments in this lifetime, breathing is one of the few constants in our lives. Yet because it is such a constant, the very act of breathing is paid very little attention.
Breathing is however, more than just a necessity for survival. Its function weaves an intricate web through our lives. Among its numerous functions, it becomes a form of communication. The sudden gasp of shock while watching a horror flick, the heavy breathing of an angry person, the sigh of contentment while curled up next to a significant other. Sometimes, the way that a breath is formed can say far more than words could at a given moment in time.
The act of breathing is a necessity, in order to use our senses of smell. In a simple breath, by what we smell, one can among many things, inhale the aromas of sweetness, cleanliness, danger. By these aromas, we may in turn feel calm, peaceful, afraid.
Our sense of feeling also comes into play by the act of breathing. On a cold winters day, one can take a deep breath, and feel the cold crisp air as it travels through the nasal passage, down the throat, and into the lungs. Or the warmth one inhales on a hot summers day, as the suns warmth radiates across our face.
A breath is not simply a breath, but is so much more in our lives.
Several weeks ago, I came across a forum thread where the poster mentioned that they had a friend who did energy work, and after working on a client, felt drained by the experience. The tiredness post-session can be caused by one of several things. In doing energy work, proper breathing is a vital function, not only for the client, but for the person who is transferring that energy. Richard Gordon’s book, “Quantum-Touch- The Power To Heal”, provides excellent information on the importance of proper breathing, and valuable techniques. By not breathing properly, the giver can take on the negative energies of the client.
During an energy session, the giver should not be using their own energy, but the energy of the Universe. Energy that goes by many different names, such as ch’i, and prana. I find that it works well that on the inhalation breath, one draws energy from the inner core of the earth, up through the givers body, and into the heavens. On the exhale, draw all of that energy back down to the giver, through the hands, and to the client. This ensures that one is using the Universes’ energy, which is far greater than our own individual energy, and not their own.
In the above case, it may not be a breathing issue at all for the giver. It may very well be a case of the giver having an energy blockage within their own system. Once they work through their own personal blockage, they will no longer feel drained after a session, but energized by the experience.
If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing that by now, you don’t look at the act of breathing in quite the same way. And that’s a good thing. The more aware we are of the subtle happenings in our lives, the greater life becomes, and the more grateful we become for all of the blessings both great and small that happen in our lives.
So make a few moments for yourself. Find a moment to inhale the warmth of the sun, or the cold, crisp air of a winters day. As homo sapiens, we have the ability to do what other species can’t. To fully appreciate the full range of our senses and experiences, and not just live by instincts alone.
May all that is yours by Divine Right find its way into your life under Grace, in miraculous ways.
Until next time.