Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth
Jim Gilkeson
www.jimgilkeson.com
Table of Contents for Energy Healing

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

FOREWORD by Hal Zina Bennett, M.S., Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION

THE HEALER’S PREDICAMENT
This “opening talk” addresses the challenge of discovering and developing your healing gifts as well as the particular situation of those who sense that their path as a healer is intertwined with their spiritual path. Also addressed is the shift in orientation from symptom to transformation of the individual which energy healing necessitates.
Healer Education
Learning to Manage the Tools of Your Trade
The Dilemma of the Modern Spiritual Initiate
A Shift in Goal-Setting
From Problems, to Exploration, to Transpersonal Experience

FIRST ETHERIC LABORATORY: EXPERIENCING THE PRESENCE OF ENERGY
This Laboratory presents important first steps in the practice of energy healing, namely, our ability to directly experience the medium we are to work in. This laboratory chapter provides you with personal exercises for becoming familiar with the etheric, the aspect of your energy field which immediately surrounds and penetrates your physical body.
I: Trusting the Authority of Your Own Experience
Key Questions to Ask Yourself
II: Structure and Discipline of Experiential Exercises
General Preparation for Energy Exercises
Moving in the Etheric: Like Winding Up a Ball of Yarn
III: Etheric Navigation
Trust: An Important State of Being
Basic Etheric Navigation Exercises
IV: Sensorium
A Note About What’s Normal
Sensorium Exercises
FIRST ETHERIC LABORATORY EXERCISES AT A GLANCE

SECOND ETHERIC LABORATORY: ENERGY-ACTIVE POSITIONS ON THE BODY
This Laboratory acquaints you with some of the stable features of the subtle energetic anatomy which come into play in energy healing work; introduces a simple but effective energy healing treatment.
Polarity Positions: Anatomical Landmarks
Getting Acquainted with Polarity Positions
Elementary Polarity Protocol
Unwanted Energy Transfer and the Myth of “Negative Energy”
THE ELEMENTARY POLARITY PROTOCOL AT A GLANCE

THIRD ETHERIC LABORATORY: THE ENERGY KIVA
The subject of this Laboratory is the energetic environment in which you do your healing work, stressing the role of safety, containment and energetic alignment and expansion of consciousness in healing. A useful “first-aid” treatment is introduced.
Parasympathetic Shift: Coming Out of Defense Physiology
Building the Energy Kiva
First-Aid Treatment: A Healing Energy Kiva
How Does This Treatment Work?
Looking at the Geometry of Healing
Another Side of Creating a Healing Environment
THE “FIRST-AID” TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

FOURTH ETHERIC LABORATORY: HEALING THE ETHERIC
This Laboratory acquaints you with the many factors that affect the etheric, giving us clues as to how it can be healed. Personal exercises are introduced for the deep exploration of the etheric and how to heal blockage that impedes its free movement.
I: The Nature of the Etheric
The Holographic Property of the Etheric
Inner and Outer Influences That Affect the Etheric
The Affects of Medications and Drugs on the Etheric Body
Bomb-Sitting and Energetic Constipation
Etheric Splitting
Healing the Etheric
Restrictive Belief Structures
Trauma, Shock and Injury
Breathing Together: My Conspiracy with a Tibetan Lama
Re-Inhabiting the Body
The Geometry, Sound and Color of Energy Healing
Etheric Circulation: Waiting for the Potatoes
II: Etheric Flow
Etheric Flow Exercises
THE ETHERIC FLOW EXERCISES AT A GLANCE

FIFTH ETHERIC LABORATORY: WORKING WITH THE CHAKRA SYSTEM
Part I of this Laboratory provides a profile of each chakra, its functions, polarities and potential problems. Part 2 provides you with a means of working in a healing way with your individual chakras and Part 3 focuses on the important role of the lower chakras and provides exercises specially designed for their healing.
I: The Role of Spirituality in Energy Healing
Prayers for an Energyworker Pilgrim
II: Chakra Healing: Using Elements that Speak the Language of the Etheric
Healing vs. Getting in Touch With vs. Energizing
Locating the Chakras
Chakra Exercises
III: Glory in the Lowest: Re-inhabiting the Lower Chakras
As Above, So Below
Grounding and the Physical Body in Spiritual Growth: The Evolution of Spiritual Practice
Lower Chakra Exercises
Internal Outreach
THE CHAKRA EXERCISES AT A GLANCE

SIXTH ETHERIC LABORATORY: EXERCISES WITH A RELEASE PHASE
This Laboratory is about the role of physical and emotional release in healing. Energy exercises with a “release phase” are introduced. A final healing exercise is provided which combines most elements introduced in this book.
It Helps to be a Little Crazy
Stress Level Equalization: An Energywork Lesson from Tornado Alley
Healing Exercise with a Release Phase: Exercise with Two Triangles
THE TWO-TRIANGLE RELEASE EXERCISE AT A GLANCE

PROGRESSIVE HEALING: A NEW LOOK AT POLARITY IN HEALING
This “closing talk” takes up the subject of “progressive healing,” that is, healing which brings us forward, into a “new place” in our lives. We will look at the tendency of energy healing to introduce new impulses from higher dimensions of consciousness and produce profound progressive change. Central to this chapter is a new look at the role played by the principle of polarity in healing.
A New Place
Two Modes of Healing
The Longing of a Drop of Water For the Ocean
Constellation
Breaking out of the “Symptom/Misery/Stupidity Cycle”

AFTERWORD

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

BIBLIOGRAPHY





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