For those new on their own spiritual journey who are having trouble sensing and feeling energy these are some great tips and fun practices to try out. These are actually some of the very same that my reiki teacher taught me :)
This exercise helps you become more aware of subtle energies beyond the physical, it helps you attune your senses to more subtle or finer energies and lets you become aware of yourself as an energy being and not just a physical being.
Exercise to become aware of and increase sensitivity to subtle energies
Most people think of themselves as purely physical with no energy association. They have no or little perception or awareness to energies within themselves at all. Again cultural assumptions support the perception of ourselves as a purely physical Being.
For some there can be quite a lot of fear to feeling energies within their physical form. This is because to experience this would result in them having to re-adjust their model of reality. This is what ‘change’ means to re-adjust your model of reality.
To start, I would like you to hold your hands out in front of you much like you would hold a serving tray but with your palms facing each other.
Very gently move your hands about the thickness of your little finger toward each other and then away almost like you are playing an accordion.
How to feel and become aware of Subtle Energies
Do this a few times maybe for 30 seconds. Can you feel any resistance as they move closer together?
Do you have a sense of them connected by energy and that energy is oscillating between them making the space feel thicker or more dense when your hands move closer together?
If you are sensitive and your energies are good then you will be able to feel these effects.
Then work with the following statement of intent. You say this internally in a way that means ‘I WANT THIS’:
‘With Full and Total INTENT.’
‘I ask that the TrueSpirit teams work with me NOW. I ask that they give me everything to make me as sensitive as possible to all the subtle energies around me. I ask to have my sensitivity to subtle energies amplified a million fold. I ask for this now – and so it is – thank you.’
Now try the gentle hand waving bit again; see if you can feel any difference. If you felt something before it should be much stronger now.
If you previously felt nothing you have 10 times more chance of feeling something now – if you still cannot then say the last part of the statement again for emphasis.
Now we are going to boost the energy between your hands, just to increase this energy even more.
How to Amplify or Increase your Inner Sense, Perception & Sensitivity to Subtle Energies
So, to do this say:
‘I ask to have all my awareness channels fully opened, I ask for all appropriate energies that I have connections with be brought through, I ask for these energies to channel right through me and out my palms to create a ball of energy between my hands. I ask that my support teams in Spirit to increase the energy coming through me to do this until the energy ball becomes very distinct and solid. I ask that they do this now – thank you.’
A ball of energy should now start to build up between your hands; you can help this process by visualizing it appearing and growing in strength.
Now, try moving your hands in the same way again and see what you feel.
For those of you with reasonable sensitivity you should find it quite difficult to bring your hands closer because there will be too much resistance. Now, slowly, try cupping your hands so that the energy ball is sitting on them.
‘I ask that my support team move this ball of energy and place it within me so that I can feel its action, I ask for this to be done in the most appropriate way for me at this time for my movement into ALL THAT I AM. I ask that they do this now.
Sensing and Feeling Subtle Energies Moving within your Body
Depending on your sensitivity level you will be able to feel the energy ball leave your hands and enter your body. Usually I feel it spreading out within me in all directions – but anything could happen. Enjoy.
You could also try putting this in your body yourself (then don’t say the last bit – just do it). Move your hands to place or push the build up of energies into your body; what does that feel like?
If you are trying this with someone else then perhaps you could pass your energy ball to them? Can they feel this when it’s passed to them?
What to do NOW?
Well there are other exercises here which you could try and a page describing subtle energies in more depth presented in a way to help you understand what they really are better. This is here; Accessing spiritual dimensions and subtle energies.Also, there is an exercise on how to meet with nature spirits, devas and so on here;Exercise; Connect with & become aware of Nature Spirits and another on helping you become more sensitive to perceptions of subtle things outside of yourself which you will find here; Developing awareness of spirit guides and friends.
Have fun … .