How to understand and balance the five layers of your energy body

One of my clients recently sent me this message after her first energy healing session with me: 

“I still don’t totally understand how it works (especially from a distance), but I know that I felt some shifts that I can’t explain”. 

I smiled to myself because most people don’t understand energy healing. It can seem like a mysterious process so I want to pull the curtain back for you, and shed some light on what goes on during an energy healing session. 

But before we dive in, please take all of the information below as a model, knowing it’s impossible to express Truth (with a capital T) in any earthly language or with absolute certainty. 

Ok, let’s begin :)


You see, the human energy field consists of five layers of energy, or energy bodies. The first layer is the physical body. This is the most obvious layer of our energy because you can touch and see it. But there are four other energy fields surrounding the physical body that are not as easily seen, which together make up a person's aura. These five layers of the human energy field store our mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional elements. 


With Clairvoyant capabilities, I am able to see the layers of the energy body via third eye visualization. These layers can look completely different from one person to another!

I truly believe that we all have the ability to see the layers of the energy body if we trust ourselves and practice.


This is the layer we generally think of as our body. Although I’m sure you have many complaints about your body, it’s important to remember the purpose of our bodies. The body itself has a consciousness and its purpose is to serve you and Spirit. We can’t fully ascend to higher states of consciousness until we “embody” our bodies. Two of the best ways to “get into your body” are to (1) exercise and (2) practice a meditation that focuses the breath on the heart chakra. I love the HeartMath Quick Coherence Technique!


The second, or etheric layer of our energy body, is located approximately one-half inch beyond the physical body. It also exists within you. This layer holds your karmic patterning, your lightbody, your body’s understanding of Light Languages, and pure creativity. 


The third layer in the Human Energy Field is the emotional layer. This is where we experience emotional energy. Each of the emotional energies have specific rates of spin. Said differently, they each vibrate at a different frequency. Thus, anger feels different from joy, etc. It’s quite a paradigm shift when we realize that our emotions are not ours, they are just different frequencies of energy passing through our emotional energy field. The practice is to allow them to come and go without avoiding or repressing them.


This energy layer’s function is to determine your reality. The mind wants to be in control by maintaining a reality that it thinks will keep you alive. It doesn’t care if you are happy or not, it is set on survival. It’s so liberating to recognize that this mental energy isn’t ACTUALLY real, it just tries to maintain a reality that has kept you alive so far. It avoids change at all costs.  


The spiritual layer of the human energy field is the final layer. It is the place where our "consciousness" or "higher awareness" resides. This final layer ties us not only to our Spirit but also to universal consciousness.


As we move through life, these energy fields can become blocked or out of balance. Energy imbalance can lead to depression, anxiety, physical illness and just a general lack of vitality.

I first began learning about my own energy in my early twenties as I embarked on healing from two autoimmune diseases naturally. Throughout my healing journey, it became increasingly clear that my energy field played a large role in my dis-ease and my subsequent healing. 

One of the things I learned was the need for energetic boundaries. I’m very sensitive to the energy of others, and if I don’t have good boundaries, my energy field is impacted. 

It’s not that other people’s energy is bad, it’s just not my own, and therefore has the potential to shift me out of alignment. 

I believe we are all designed to fully embody our own energetic expression on this planet, so it’s important to become aware of the ways in which you’re affected by the energy around you and to establish a practice of clearing your energy bodies and returning to your own essence on a regular basis. 

Stress is another cause for energy imbalance. When we push ourselves too far and expend more emotional, mental or physical energy than we have, we run the risk of creating imbalance within the body. 

Needless to say, there are many ways energetic imbalance happens but it’s possible to restore balance and flow in your energy body.


Here are some of my favorite ways to clear and bring our energy body back into balance:

  1. Meditation: this relaxes the constrictions of the mind and therefore allows the emotional body and spiritual body to become more balanced.
  2. Grounding: also known as earthing, this is the practice of standing on the earth with your bare feet. This practice allows you to connect to the earth’s subtle negative charge to rebalance our body’s systems, which are by nature bioelectrical.
  3. Laughing: Tracee Dunblazier, a certified grief counselor and author says in her book, Master Your Inner World: Embrace Your Power With Joy, “Energetically, the heart opens or expands when we laugh and allows for all of the other energy centers to release denser energies and align with the higher frequencies that enter the body.”
  4. Sound Therapy: the vibrations of sound help clear energy blockages. My favorite type of sound therapy is going to Sound Baths where singing bowls are played. 
  5. Energy Healing Sessions: in these sessions, a practitioner can work on clearing energy blocks, releasing stagnant energy and infusing high vibrational energy with either hands-on healing or from a distance. I specialize in remote (or distance) healing. This work allows us to remove any energetic blockages that may be keeping you from your true vibrational state. As a result, your Energy Body is strengthened, physical healing can be accelerated and spiritual practices may become more accessible, or deeper in nature. Clients report feeling more grounded, calm and focused following a session, and some have experienced spontaneous physical healing. Feel free to read about some of their experiences here.  


I personally think I have the coolest job ever. I get to dance with the mysteries of the Universe and support people in experiencing positive changes and healing. Although scientists don't have it ALL figured out yet (quantum physicists are making great strides), we can still reap the benefits of energy healing without fully understanding it. If you’re interested in experiencing it for yourself, I invite you to learn more about it here




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