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Energy, addiction, and healing

Energy medicine is a holistic philosophy that teaches that you are responsible for your health, your illness, and thus the healing of your emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual being. Healing is an active and internal process that includes one’s attitudes, memories, and beliefs with the desire to release all negative patterns that prevents one’s full emotional and spiritual recovery.

Example: A person with depression and chronic neck and back pain is an example of someone with only passive power. This kind of dependent person unconsciously thinks, ‘Alone I am nothing’  and believes her power is from an external source such as money, politics, social status, military or religious authority, and relationships with influential people. She does not directly express her own needs but becomes skilled at tolerating or manipulating unsatisfactory situations. It is common for this person to feel ‘hooked on’ a person from the past or drained when being around a negative person. These people who over identify with another person or with possessions or things, are called acquisitioners.

The most extreme acquisitioner is the addict – the drug addict, the alcoholic, the need to control others, etc. The addict’s energy circuits are so thoroughly connected to her target, she no longer uses her reasoning ability. The addict must learn to take back her power from the target whether it is drugs, alcohol, food, people, or possessions. It is not the mind, but our emotional needs that control our attachment to our power targets. Clear intuition requires the ability to respect your own impressions. If you need another person to validate your own impressions, you interfere tremendously with your intuition ability. Once we make conscious our emotional needs, it’s impossible to forget them. Once we become aware of the source of any unhappiness, we cannot expunge the awareness. We have to make choices. The ability to choose is an active power. Active power types are quite different from acquisitioners. They are self-motivators, who believe self-care is a priority.

  1. Observe what causes you to lose power, and where you feel the loss. Evaluate your spiritual and biological reactions to it.
  2. Think of yourself at all times as an energy being, not just a physical one.
  3. Conduct energy evaluations daily; learn to sense the stress accumulating in your energy field and take steps to heal.
  4. When you discover an energy leak, ask yourself, “Why am I losing energy?” Work to restore the balance; remember to move through your wounds, don’t stay there living them.
  5. Be consistent, live what you believe.
  6. Live in the present moment, and practice forgiveness of others.

Reference: Myss, C. (1996) Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. New York: Three Rivers Press


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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