by Michelle Belanger
Our greatest power, that which sustains us and defines us as
what we are, is our ability to manipulate energy. By extending our
energy beyond ourselves, we are able to manipulate the energies of
others even over great distances.
First we must become aware of our own energies. We must know
our subtle body, its strengths and limitations. We must have a
clear picture of our subtle being in our minds so that we are
better able to manipulate that subtle body to affect the world
We must remember that thought is energy, and what we imagine
and consciously visualize will have an effect upon the world
around us. We manipulate our own energy bodies through
visualization, directing our energies according to our will.
The main foci for the manipulation of energy are our mouths and
our hands. The mouth and the hands are our tools. The way we
manipulate these tools is through breath, visualization, and will.
Our breath combines our physical and subtle bodies in a unified
stream of life / air.
By inhaling in such a way as to breathe with more than just our
lungs, we take energy in. By exhaling in such a way as to utilize
both our physical and subtle bodies, we expel energy. Visualize
the energy as light which rides upon the breath. It is a softly
glowing liquid that flows around and through all things. When we
breathe, we drink this in. It gathers in our center, below the
heart in our Ka.
With the touch of our hands, with the kiss of our lips, or with
the concentrated intent to touch over a distance, all coupled with
breath, we can pull energy out of others or breathe it into them
in a healing stream.
In order to more efficiently take energy out of another or to
put it in, we must extend beyond breath. Using the stream of the
breath as a focus, visualize a tendril of the subtle body moving
toward and inserting itself into the target. Once a connection is
made, the sense of it is unmistakable. Do not let doubt or worry
distract you, but retain your focus on the visualization and the
It is best to think of this tendril not as something which
moves through ordinary space or ordinary physicality. It is
powered by the breath and the breath focuses and directs it, yet
it cannot be found physically in the stream of the breath. It is
an extension of our wills and our imaginations, and thus exists on
a level of pure energy.
Think of the world as a double-exposure. The clearest part of
the photograph is the physical, material world. This is what the
majority of humanity mistakes for the sum total of reality. But
there is a translucent ghost-image that is layered on top of and
throughout the other. In truth, they are inextricably woven
together. It is this quasi-reality through which our subtle bodies
move, and it is the other objects and forces in this quasi-reality
that our subtle bodies interact with and influence.
Think of yourself as existing in both of these realities at
once. Be aware of the material universe around you but at the same
time be aware of the shadow reality that is woven throughout it.
Know that you can affect and be affected by both.
In the subtle reality, the physical boundaries of things and
people are not necessarily fixed. By moving parts or all of your
subtle body in this aspect of reality, you can pass over great
distances as if they were nothing, for in truth, here all points
exist as one point. You can move inside a living body, perceiving
the organs and internal functions as if they were laid open before
you, down to a microscopic level.
In the subtle reality, you can see past the ordinary boundaries
of things with a sense that is more impression coupled with
insight. Actual physical sight is only an analogy here, a metaphor
for perceiving on a deeper level. However, as you are more
accustomed to physical sight, you are most likely to interpret
your impressions of this aspect of reality in terms of images and
You cannot only perceive things in the subtle reality, but you
can influence them as well. You can take things out of a living
body and you can put things in, provided the objects and forces
you are manipulating have their origin in the subtle reality
through which you move. These things will not be "real" in the
physical or material sense, for they exist on the level of pure
energy. However, if they are strong enough, they can ultimately
have a tangible affect on the physical reality, for the two are
merely different aspects of the same thing.