One Law of Attraction Two Bodies

One Law of Attraction, Two Bodies The law of attraction is known for the propositions “we create our own reality” and “like attracts like”. Underlying both is the belief that thoughts are energy, that positive thoughts will attract positive energy and abundance—the good kind—into our lives. So think positive thoughts and good things are sure to follow, and vice versa—so says the law of attraction. But is thinking positive enough? No. If it were, everyone would think positive thoughts and lead the lives they wished. We’d all be rich or married to the perfect partner, have the perfect job, live in our dream homes, or all of these things. We know though that thinking positive thoughts doesn’t always yield these sorts of results. The reason for this is that the law of attraction is an overly simplistic rule that assumes we are whole and perfect human beings. The truth is we’re not perfect. Nor are we whole. We have two bodies. We have a physical body and an energetic one. We’re familiar with our physical bodies. We use our physical bodies to interact with the world. They are our sensory companions. With them, we see, feel, taste, touch and smell. We experience life’s joys and sorrows, its ups and downs, pleasure and pain, and we emote with them too. Our physical bodies can know the freedom that comes from driving an open road with the top down or the calm, soothing sounds of the ocean surf washing up on a sandy shore. Our energetic body, on the other hand, helps choreograph how we live each day, each month, the... read more

Healing 101

A wise teacher once taught me that every healing has two parts: an energetic part and a physical part. When I heard this, I instinctively knew him to mean the energetic part to be Spirit and the physical part to be this three dimensional reality we live in. You need both parts in place for healing to occur. Healing doesn’t happen on just one level. The sort of healing my teacher was talking about wasn’t a wound on which a band aid is placed and days later a scab has formed that will fall off in a week. Nor was he referring to taking a course of antibiotics that wipes an infection clean. The healing my teacher was referring to was transformative healing. Transformative healing is measured by an increase in a person’s well being, in a person’s newfound sense of peace, or when a person becomes empowered allowing s/he to live out their dreams. When transformative healing happens, magical changes can overtake a person’s life. It took me years though to understand the layers of my teacher’s wisdom. On a fundamental level, my teacher’s lesson stood for the proposition that Spirit can’t do it alone. Spirit needs help, our help, human help. An energy medicine practitioner can be this help. They can be the physical roots Spirit needs to access our world. For example, shamans assist Spirit by brokering the space where healing occurs. As a shaman “holds” space, Spirit installs changes in the energetic, the very ones that will filter down and manifest magic in our lives. Sometimes the change comes quickly, other times it seeps in... read more