Basic Principles of Energy Healing

Listed below are some principles common to all energy healing. To read about how various systems differ, read Types of Energy Healing.

  • Everything is energy.
  • We are energetic beings.
  • Energy follows thought.
  • Universal life energy can be directed through the hands to facilitate healing.
  • Our attention is a like a beam of energy and affects whatever it is focused on, hence energy healing does not have to be hands-on.
  • We have an energy anatomy just as we have a physical anatomy
  • The physical body can be considered the densest expression of the human energy field.
  • Changes in the human energy field are expressed in the body in the course of time.
  • Greater coherence, flow and balance in the human energy field can facilitate healing.
  • Free flow of energy is essential to health and well-being.
  • An individual with greater coherence in the energy field can positively affect the energy field of someone whose field is less coherent.
  • The energy healer is able to enhance his/her own energy field sufficiently to positively affect the energy field of the healee.
  • Becoming centered and thus creating greater coherence in our energy field not only promotes self-healing but is the basis of using our energy field to support the healing of another.
  • The healer can influence the energy field of the healee in a variety of ways – through the medium of the hands, attention, and use of his/her own energy field. A kind of resonance takes place between the two fields, set in motion by mutual intention.
  • Various models depict the energy field as being in layers, which include layers which support the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life.
  • Energy is the common denominator in all levels of human life; therefore energy healing is automatically holistic.
  • Energy healing involves one or more of the following:
  • Increasing the energy available to be used for healing,
  • Facilitating the smooth flow of energy throughout the energy field through removal of blocks or congestion,
  • Altering the quantity and/or quality of energy in various parts of the energy field,
  • Creating greater symmetry and balance in the energy field, and/or
  • Restructuring the energy field.


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Related Topics

Introduction to Energy Healing
Types of Energy Healing
Chakra Balancing
The Human Energy Field (or Aura)


Basic Principles of Energy Healing — 4 Comments

  1. I have no doubt that I was given a gift to heal myself and others. I experienced a Kundalini awakening, all my chakras opened from trauma, after the physical loss of my son in 2006. I healed because of all this universal energy I embraced. At the present time I feel and see my own aura around myself. I can expand and manipulate this energy like a magnet with the palm of my hand. I know this is my soul purpose in this life. This is the gift I was given with the grace of God. I healed from the loss of a child, and have more wisdom then I ever knew existed. Believe in miracles, we all have the gift to self heal.

  2. how do I get positive confirmation that I indeed have the gift of healing?

    Even the size of my left hand and arm have enlarged and the currents,ins and needles and heaviness tires me a lot.

  3. patrys, everyone has some capacity for supporting another in their healing process. Best way to confirm is to use your ability and see the results. You might want to try a beginning course for energy healing.