by Michelle Belanger
We can adequately feed from a distance, extending our subtle
bodies and our wills beyond the limits of our physical bodies in
order to touch the energies of others. Such techniques can be
satisfying in their own right, yet we are not solely beings of
energy. We are a balance of spirit and matter, as are all things,
and so contact with more than just energy-bodies is necessary for
us to feel truly satisfied.
Physical contact coupled with that extension of our Selves that
creates energy contact is the main method used to feed.
The primary centers for achieving such contact are our hands
and our mouths. The hands may tingle when used for this purpose.
Our touch at this time is intense, often very cold but also
shiveringly pleasant. As we draw forth more energy, the cold gives
way to warmth which in turn gives way to heat. The heat is a
byproduct of the energy exchange.
In extreme cases, we may leave traces of our feeding, even when
feeding solely with our hands. We can draw blood up through the
very pores or leave barely discernible bruises at our points of
We draw energy in like breath: this is a controlled breathing
technique which encompasses much more than our lungs. Even when
the primary focus is our hands or if our target is far removed
from us physically, this breathing helps focus our intake of
energy. It is one slow, sustained inhalation, almost like smoking
a cigarette or sucking air through a very small straw. If done
correctly, it will seem that your are breathing in far beyond the
capacity of your lungs. Like breath, energy is drawn in, filling
us with life and vitality. You will feel it, like a rush, spread
through you, tingling down to your fingers and toes. You will
achieve an altered state of consciousness while doing this, where
body and energy body are both clearly perceived. Time may seem
drawn out and distance will be altered. Your perceptions can
expand to encompass a whole room, seeing everything inside and out
all at once.
Like breath, energy may also be expelled, exhaled into the
person you choose to give it to. This secondary function of
drawing energy is used in healing. It is the necessary
counterbalance to our function of taking energy. We are creatures
of balance above all else, and even as we can sap the energy of
those around us, so too can we build it up in order to help and