Clare Palgrave

Subtle energy practitioner – Strengthen your connection with your core self – 01989740839 – clare.palgrave@hotmail.co.uk


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Energy balancing and how it works- part two

This is the second part of a talk I gave to a small group of consultants and doctors at my local hospice.

For the first part, see here.

A little more about how it works 

I guess you probably have one of three predominant belief systems:

1 There is nothing that exists apart from our physical bodies, what we can see and what we can touch. (The atheist approach)

2 There is a God, and it takes a specific form, which may be religiously or culturally mediated. (The believer)

3 You are sitting on the fence and are not sure. (The agnostic).

For many years I was an atheist, then I became an agnostic, and then, when I started this work in energy balancing I became a believer – or a knower, in reality. But I became a knower because things happened that I know could not have happened if there had not been some form of consciousness at work that was larger than me and the client combined as physical beings.

Examples:

  • My daughter feeling magnetically drawn across the room.
  • People reporting quite vivid experiences when I offered distance energy therapy. Things like, feeling somebody’s hands on their feet when there was nobody else in the room.
  • Even when touching people there is obviously something much more significant going on than just therapeutic touch. People see strong and vivid colours while they have their eyes closed, feel strong energy currents in their bodies, or sensations of heat or extreme cold.
  • Or, if my hands are close to but not touching their body, people may report that they can feel intense warmth from my hands. On checking the temperature of my hands immediately afterwards they confirm that my hands feel at normal temperature, and my experience of them is that they were at that temperature all during the session.
  • Or feeling another set of hands on their body as well as my own, when there is no-one else in the room.

None of these experiences are ones that I could induce voluntarily. And not everyone has these sorts of experiences, but they have been often enough for me to accept that there is something larger than me acting.

So, what IS it that is acting?

When I started meditating I felt quite comfortable with the concept of connecting with ‘the collective consciousness’. For me, if I had to describe what that looked like visually it would have been a large grey blanket, fairly uniform in look, that connected to all humanity. At the time, it seemed to work as a concept – it explained how I could access answers to problems by going into a quiet space, but there was something lacking though I was not able to qualify what.

But over the years of personal exploration I came to understand that, though consciousness may start out as undifferentiated, all uniform, it becomes increasingly differentiated through layers and layers until we, become manifest as units of consciousness condensed into physical form.

As this picture started emerging, through contemplation, reading, and other explorations, I came to understand that the layers of differentiation in consciousness each had multiple separate beings, each of which had their own particular range of interests and agendas to fulfill their personal desire for growth. (Remember, this is being described conceptually in a way that I as a human, can describe. I am sure it lacks subtlety seen from a larger perspective!)

And, if that were the case, then what we are connecting to as we expand our consciousness through meditation or energy balancing work, is extending our connection with the next layer up in differentiated consciousness – that part of the larger consciousness that is responsible for helping us to form as human beings. I call that next layer up our larger self, our core self, our inner being, and some people call it their higher self, though that is not a phrase I feel comfortable with.

This larger or core self is not physical, it is pure consciousness, non physical consciousness, though not pure undifferentiated consciousness. This is the part of ourselves that we lose contact with. This loss of contact renders us feeling lost and lacking in direction, which can then result in ill health and emotional isolation.

Once we start to strengthen that connection with our core self we start to gain access to a wider range of energies (which is really just another way of saying consciousness) and so we feel more whole, and more ‘connected’. More connected to ourselves, and so more connected to others.

So, my understanding, verified by the experiences I have had working with this, is that when these unusual experiences that recipients report happen – when they happen, they are effectively energies being manipulated by my and the recipients’ core beings to demonstrate that there is a larger range of consciousness in play.

And if the core beings, our core beings, can do that, then they can also, being non physical consciousness, and not limited by time and distance as we in physical form are, they/we can transmit energies between one another very easily. And this is the mechanism for long distance healing.

So, who is this work – energy balancing – for?

Well it seems to me, it could be for everyone! Certainly for those who wish to grow. It is part of our development path – to become more conscious of our wider consciousness, our core being. To become more sensitive to what is going on in our bodies, our surroundings, our fellow humans, and even beyond that. To become more aware of subtle energies and to connect to an increasingly wide range of subtle energies.

For many people, as it was for me when I first came across the concept, simply experiencing something different and something that could not be voluntarily invoked, was transformative. Whether it is just experiencing a deep sense of peace, seeing colours swirling in front of their eyes, feeling non physical hands, or energy currents in their bodies, is a deeply transforming experience.

It reinforces, and reminds us, that we are much more than the physical bodies we have assumed we are. That there is always more out there in the non physical world, that we can make contact with. As we make that contact, each and every one of us, we increase the effectiveness of bringing that wider range of consciousness and energy down into the world, and making it concrete by embodying it as part of ourselves.

And that brings me back to where I started out when I embarked on this journey of learning about energy work- my desire to find a way to make an impact at a distance, as the Eastern mystics did.

If you would like to experience this greater sense of connection for yourself through energy balancing, then please contact me. I work with people all over the world.

 

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Energy balancing, and how it works – part one

This is a resume of a talk I recently gave to a small group of consultants and doctors at my local hospice on the work I do as an energy balancing therapist.

Background

I’m Clare Palgrave, a volunteer complementary therapist working with energy therapy. I’ve been working here I day a week for about 2 years.

I’ve been practicing privately for about 10 years now, using energy balancing therapy, and have seen some good long-term results from it.

My background: Degree in Electronic Engineering, followed by 10 years working in BT and then Reuters managing a large international data communications network (in the days before IT came into being.)

Then I stopped work and had a family, and tried a lot of other things along the way.

I studied sustainable development at Masters level and spent several years running, as a volunteer, a sustainability group encouraging people to adopt sustainable lifestyle practices. I got burnt out and as I felt that the impact of what I had been doing was negligible, decided to look at alternative approaches.

One of the things I felt was that people were too busy, too starved for time, and too tired to contemplate making significant changes in their lifestyle, which would require thinking and possibly more time allocation. And I was aware that the modern way of life was itself unsustainable.

In parallel with all this, I had developed a meditation practice over 30 years ago, and continue to meditate daily for 30 minutes.

One of the things that I was fascinated with when reading accounts of eastern meditation masters was their belief that meditating whilst being isolated from the world could improve the state of the world, and I was constantly trying to understand that through my own practice.

Once I had given up running the sustainability group I spent some time out just idly exploring Youtube, and I came across a video showing details of a therapy known as Reconnective Healing. I read the book and found that when I tried it on my daughter, with her eyes closed, that after about 10 minutes, she felt drawn across the room as if magnetically towards me. I didn’t touch her at all.

This demonstrated to me, fairly unequivocally, that action at a distance could happen, and allowed me to comprehend the Eastern mystics’ point of view.

So I booked to learn Reconnective Healing and travelled to Hamburg to do so. It’s a hands-off approach, working in the vicinity of the client, but can also be done at a distance. I have worked with people in California over Skype.

I practiced it for five years until I was prompted to start touching people, and observed that for some people this improved the response they were able to make. So, now the energies that I flow are a combination of Reconnective Healing, the energies I was born with, and some more I have gained access to as I have developed my practice. In fact it is impossible for me to separate out some of the energies. When I flow Reconnective Healing I am aware that the energies I was born with are always there.

So what IS Energy Balancing?

It’s a name I use that takes away any cultural overlays and hopefully describes what it does, although it might seem a slightly alien concept.

Basically I move into a slightly altered state, still very aware of my surroundings, where I am able to access a wider spectrum of energies than I, or most people, normally do. Then I allow the energies to be transmitted through my body and consciousness to the recipient.

It can be done by touching people, or by standing with hands close to them or the energy can be sent over long distance. Touch is best where people are very ill or stressed, or out of contact with their larger selves. Where people are more in tune with themselves, but wish to experience a greater sense of expanded self, distance work can be very effective.

You may have heard of a variety of other names for it; Spiritual Healing, Pranic healing, energy therapy, and specific modalities such as Reiki, Reconnective Healing, EFT, Access Consciousness Bars, Quantum Touch, and countless others. Some of these focus on an individual’s own specific spectrum of energies, whilst others teach access to energies which are accessible to any who wish to connect with them.

It is something that not only CAN we all do, we all DO do to a certain extent, even though we may not be conscious of it. And each of us has their own unique blend of individual energies to contribute.

I prefer to refer to it as Energy Balancing because that is what it actually does – it balances out the energies in the body to those that most suit the recipient at the time. The result is that 98% of the time recipients experience a deep sense of peace, often like nothing they have experienced before. I believe this is because they have connected with a larger part of themselves and so they feel more whole.

That deep sense of peace often demonstrates to people something they have never experienced before – a greater sense of connection to a larger body of consciousness – what some people might call God.

So, in the work I do in the hospice, I work with inpatients, outpatients, family, the bereaved, and staff, both admin and nursing. With an inpatient I will typically spend 20 minutes with them and work with them either on the bed, or wherever they are sitting. With those who are mobile, such as staff and family I work with them on a couch in a therapy room.

If they are tense, whoever they are, I take them on a guided visualization to a favourite place of their choice and lead them into an immersion of the sense of the peace they had obtained there. This initial relaxation renders them more open to benefitting from the session.

After the session I will spend some time discussing their experience and coaching them as to how to maximize the benefit from it.

I also have a small private practice from my home where I tend to work with people who are very aware that they are not as connected as they would like, and I work with them over several months to help strengthen their connection with their larger selves.

How does it work?

We are all made up of energy, and physicists can measure some of the energy that comprises us. Quantum theory shows that in fact there are an infinite number of energies around us. We are only currently able to isolate and measure a very small portion of those energies, which we then perceive as the sum total of the physical world.

But in fact there is a very wide range of energies that contribute to our health and wellbeing. As long as we can physiologically maintain a connection to those ‘hidden’ energies we feel good and our bodies work well. But circumstances, including just ordinary day-to-day living, create a barrier to our ability to connect with those hidden energies.

Because we believe we are made up of purely the physical matter that we can measure we forget about the wider range of energy that is essential for our optimal health. Modern day medicine, both here and also to some extent in the East now, ignores the subtle energy element of our makeup and relies heavily on chemical and physical intervention. The subtle element, what some might call the spiritual element, is forgotten, because of cultural pragmatism. If you can’t measure it you can’t sell it. Or, if it smacks of God, or anything that could be associated with religion, then people feel uncomfortable because that simply isn’t rational.

There are a number of ways we can regain access to this wider range of energies.

One is to meditate – mindfulness being an example well adapted to the western mindset. This allows the mind and body to relax more deeply than it is used to, and that, over time, allows the pathways, both those we are currently aware of medically, and also those that are non identifiable at the moment, to become free to flow the forgotten energies. Mindfulness ‘opens the window’.

A second way is to spend time out in nature. Again, apart from the obvious benefits that being out in a natural environment yields, nature also acts as a physical buffer for the unseen subtle energies, which can exist there because there is much less human based influence to override the energies. This means they are much more accessible. We come to a state in nature where we begin to access these subtle energies again. That’s why, at a very simple level, patients who have a window onto a green environment get better sooner.

A third way is for someone to receive an energy infusion from an energy therapy practitioner, to kickstart their bodies into remembering the connections to energies that it had forgotten. That is what I do here.

A fourth way is to practice yoga in the way that it was originally intended in India, by paying considered internalized attention to body processes. Or any slow and internalized physical practice such as Tai Chi Chuan, though I feel Yin Yoga probably has the edge on that.

And, although not directly accessing the wider range of subtle energies, a good healthy lifestyle, good diet and staying fit, enable the more contemplative and internalized practices to be more effective.

In the next post I will talk more about how it works, a model of consciousness explaining distant ‘healing’ and more about who can benefit from it.


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