Our bodies are formed by an invisible life-force energy, one that shapes our mental body comprised of the personality, complexes and attitudes, emotional body comprised of feeling, and physical body in every cell in your body. This energy moves through four places; inner, outer, above (spirit) and below (earth/flesh). The energy moves in concentric patterns; inner and outer always at opposite ends of the spectrum of circles; above and below also hold opposing places. To reach full individuation and wholeness; one must recognize all aspects of oneself.

To know all and sit at the center is to know the essence of the secret of the golden flower, it is to know the Tao, the universe and God.

The merging of these opposing energies sparks a fire. When inner and outer become one, transformation occurs. When above and below become one, bliss and ecstasy occur. When all are merged, there is no longer black and white judgment, but a kaleidoscope of energetic patterns. This formation of energy has the strength of a million men, of a thousand armies, of a hundred Gods. It is indestructible and eternal. It can never be torn apart for it is flexible; woven together with so many threads. In this kaleidoscope of energy that contains all, all that enters becomes transformed. New vibrational patterns are born every second with the convergence of so many diverse energies. It is a deeply beautiful process. When the spirit moves into the body in this process it merges with the body to create a new essential body within; this is the diamond body.

The diamond body emerges out of a still place, it is the eternal home of our inner peace, our divine security, the place of blissful indifference. This is the place where all our wounds can be healed and the place that we can surrender to wait for our dreams to come true. The diamond body is the home and the creation of Kundalini, Shiva and Shakti and libido. It is a place of deep oneness; no choices, no judgments, no limitations, no forms, no ideas. To reach a place of individuation is to know your own inner, outer, above and below and to move into the diamond body to understand the illusion of it all.

Bringing it into the Body

The diamond body is a symbol that epitomizes the totality and essence of Shakti, Kundalini and Libidinal energy. We can look to the physical body to begin to point us in the direction to integrate all bodies; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The physical body is infinitely intelligent. The ways in which we are taught to use our bodies throughout our lifetimes is generally physically. Using our intuition to tune into the energy that runs through our body is an experience that allows one to interpret weaknesses and strengths.

“The body is our school, our lesson, our protagonist, our beloved enemy, our shadow and anima/us, the deep friend of our soul. Our bodies, so much the stuff of the world, so sensitive to our inner images, are more changeable than we think, more fluid and spiritual, more infused with light than we guess. Our bodies finally become the jumping-off place into the higher realms, and may accompany us in some higher form into other worlds.” Conger

Life-force energy emanates from and is created within the body. The body is therefore the first temple on earth that this energy runs through. This energy feeds our unconscious and conscious minds with symbols, images, instincts and drives, it shapes every part of our being. It then becomes our greatest gift that we are given bodies as vessels with which to observe this energy, for without our bodies, the life-force energy would have no container to hold it, to harness it, and to creatively express it.

Bringing awareness to our bodies can be a powerful step towards individualization. When emotions do not have a container; when the energetic impulses are not expressed, they somatize themselves in the body.

If we listen to our bodies today, they can speak to us about the emotions and experiences locked deeply within. We must simply decide to be present and still with our bodies, to move, to listen deeply within and to trust the still voice within. Woodman describes the essence of energy healing work in her description of the zero-point energy that exists within the subtle body:

-Implants symbols that work on emotional, intellectual and imaginative levels

– Image acts as a magnet; attracting the energy, transforming it and releasing it as a healing power

– Psychic energy frees the physical, physical illuminates the psychic

– True voice is allowed to clear somatic conditions

Through working with the body in utilizing imagery, voice, and movement of physical body and energetic body one can observe, clear and strengthen any physical, mental or emotional illness or disease. Through understanding the images that our psyche imagines and through identifying the goals of the client, images can be implanted deep within the unconscious mind to begin to affect change on an emotional and intellectual level. All transformation begins on the level of imagery first, once one can envision health or a better way of living, the thoughts and energy are set into motion to create that reality. By bringing breath, language and sound into a healing session vibrational frequencies can be reached that can facilitate release of deep energetic cords holding disease or illness in the body. These subtle therapies need to be practiced regularly over a period of time to be effective.

Therefore, it is first through an awareness of life-force energy, then from an attention to it that we can begin to harness it’s power in our lives. As we evolve as a species, our minds are expanding and holding the capacity for greater and greater levels of self-awareness. Life-force energy and it’s ability to manifest as emotions, memories, symbols and images and in physical feelings is a powerful force to pay attention to in our lives. As we see deeper and deeper aspects of ourselves, a deeper connection to all mankind is uncovered; a connection that is held in the essence of life-force energy. As we are attentive to our energetic flows and the energy of those around us we can move into deeper communion with our own souls and the souls of our brothers, sisters, family and friends. We can also harness the power of this energy to bring transformation and healing into our lives. As we allow ourselves to let go of habits, patterns, thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving us we open up to allowing fresh life-force energy to enter our lives. However, we are just on the edge of understanding the power this energy has in our lives, we have far still to go and many rivers to cross until we find our way home.

The Secret of the Golden Flower

Golden Flowers are drawn or seen from above, as a regular geometric pattern, or in profile as a blossom growing from a plant. The plant is frequently a structure in brilliant fiery colours growing out of a bed of darkness, and carrying the blossom of light at the top. The golden flower is the essence of the mandala symbol. The origin of the golden flower is suggested to have come from the ‘germinal vesticle’ or ‘ the dragon castle at the bottom of the sea.’ This germinal vesticle is consciousness and life, like a seed, that is awakened by an energy from below; it comes alive and flowers into the Golden Flower. This process follows the patterns of alchemy as well; a substance known to be birthed from darkness into light in a circular energetic process.

‘The circular movement has the moral significance of activating the light and dark forces of human nature, and together with them all psychological opposites of whatever kind they may be. It is nothing less than self-awareness by means of self-brooding.” Carl Jung

The circular aspect of the golden flower holds it’s potential for transformation, the golden light that emanates from the flower, describes best it’s essence. It was perhaps best stated by St. Hildegard of Bingen:

“Since my childhood I have always seen a light in my soul, but not with the outer eyes, nor through the thoughts of my heart; neither do the five outer senses take part in this vision…. The light I perceive is not of a local kind, but is much brighter than the cloud which supports the sun. I cannot distinguish height, breadth or length in it…What I see in such a vision stays long in my memory. I see hear, and know in the same moment…I cannot recognize any sort of form in this light, although I sometimes see in it another light that is known to me as the living light… While I am enjoying the spectacle of this light, all sadness and sorrow vanish from my memory.”

The secret inherent in the golden flower is the essence of this light. The light is the essence of life-force energy, it is the seed of creation, into which all things merge into one. I have experienced this light; as an all encompassing nurturing energy that surrounds me, much like a womb, all doubts fear, hopes and joys merge into this light, so that all is known, and all is experienced in the same instant. I know that as long as we understand the essence of the golden flower, we can begin to live life in a more authentic way. Once we have experienced our connection to a bigger energy in life, one that comforts us, nurtures us, protects us and surrounds us in every moment, we can move into a deeper connection with life.

This is an excerpt from my first book, Chakra Healing for Transcendent Health!