Monday, November 29, 2010
How do chakras and life force energy fit with LDS beliefs?
LDS leaders have also used terms like "spiritual radiation," "intelligence" and "divine immanence" instead of the world's vocabulary that includes such terms as "Chi", "life-force energy" and "auras." Scientists use yet other terms for these electromagnetic fields and their subtle energies such as "Bio-energetic field," "Zero-point energy," and "corona discharge." Whether called Zero Point Energy by science or intelligence or the light of Christ by religion, they must be the same life-giving, governing power that fills the universe. John A. Widtsoe wrote, "The intelligence spoken of by the prophet [Joseph Smith] corresponds fully with the [universal] energy of science." (Joseph Smith as Scientist, 141) It seems that science and religion are using different terminology to describe the very same essence! "The parallelism is complete. The holy spirit, in "Mormon" theology, corresponds with the ether of science." (Widtsoe, Joseph Smith As Scientist, 142)
I have learned over and over that all truth fits together. God doesn't distinguish between scientific truth and religious truth because it is all His truth.People are usually surprised to learn that chakras are spoken of in the Bible. A chakra is a swirling vortex of unseen subtle energy. Scientists speak of them as step-down transformers for higher frequency subtle energies in the human bioenergy field.
Biblical prophets such as Ezekiel and Daniel use the Sanskrit word for "chakras" which is "wheels" when they speak of them. Ancient traditions teach about these main energy centers being vertically aligned in the body.The book of Ezekiel says the prophet saw wheels going "up and down" the body "as a rainbow." (See Ezekiel chapter 1) Every color and location that Ezekiel mentions for the vertical colored "lamps" he saw match the location and/or color of the ancient tradition's chakras. Furthermore, that prophet taught that the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels!
Energy Medicine's healing techniques, commonly called 'energy work,' help create an organized environment for the chakras/spirit so that the body's innate intelligence can then heal on the physical level as well. God creates all things first spiritually before they manifest physically on the earth. (Moses 3:5) It is no surprise then, that one can first cleanse the chakras, the inner vessel that 'houses' the spirit, to effect change on a physical condition or illness. No wonder energy healing modalities are considered spiritual healing processes. John A Widtsoe wrote, "The explanation of the mysteries of nature will be greatly simplified when the Mormon doctrine of the position of intelligence in universal phenomenon is clearly understood by scientific workers." (Joseph Smith as Scientist, 130)
I am extremely grateful for Rapid Eye Technology http://rapideyetechnology.com/directory/tamara-laing-mret-p-870.html. This was the modality that made amazing differences for our daughter time and time again. Her NAMI support group was amazed at the quick turnarounds she made at appointments of R.E.T.. I am also very grateful for other tools in the field of Energy Medicine that God has blessed us with. My daughter has certainly been blessed by appointments with a gifted cranio-sacral therapist, and by Rapid Eye Technicians who combined their sessions with Reiki, Quantum Touch, therapeutic grade Essential Oils and Christ-centered Theta Healing. The premises behind these fit with Christian and LDS beliefs (although I have altered details on how I practice them to fit precisely with those beliefs.)
The Bible shows a plethora of support for principles of Energy Medicine, which I discuss in the book I am writing. In addition, new fields and discoveries in science offer much validating evidence. For example, science has discovered that forgiving others and ourselves actually affects our DNA. The discovery that DNA can change is of immense importance. The new scientific field of Epigenetics supports teachings that we can consciously use our emotions to affect our DNA and our immune response.Our thoughts, emotions and feelings affect us physically! We are no longer victims of our heredity. Bruce Lipton teaches that with this knowledge we become masters of our health rather than victims of genetic circumstance. Understanding this can give ill people great hope.
Additionally, exuding feelings of forgiveness is paramount to health. I learned firsthand that forgiveness spoken out loud affects my physical health. It also worked a miracle for my daughter. Her entire countenance and life changed in one 2-hour appointment based on forgiveness work spoken out loud in present tense. That miraculous appointment for stress management with Jan Graf in St. George, Utah included another Energy Medicine technique that is also found in scripture. It is instructive about the reality of light and darkness around us, and is taught by ancient and modern prophets. This second technique was used by every one of the most helpful energy facilitators my daughter met with. Explore this website to learn more about that type of immense help.
All of the above topics and more are addressed in my book. I firmly believe that energy work fits with the gospel of Christ!
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- I'm very happily married with 5 great kids and 6 grandchildren. I am fascinated by the science behind subtle energy therapies because they made such a HUGE difference for my family. I am passionate about researching how the field of energy medicine fits with the gospel of Christ. I find great joy in being an Energy therapist myself, helping people make peace with their past, releasing unresolved emotions and bringing light into dark places. I work in the healing arts and know that Jesus Christ is the source of all healing.