Energy Basics


This blog covers a variety of topics, including energy healing, meditation and psychic development. With this in mind, I have summarized the basics one page. Enjoy!

What is Healing? 

The dictionary defines healing as: 

verb (used with object)
  1. to make healthy, whole, or sound: restore to health: free from ailment.
  2. to bring to and end or conclusion, as conflicts  between people or groups usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile: They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful.
  3. to free from evil; cleanse, purify: to heal the soul

How does this apply to me? 

Raise your hand if you've ever thought that stress was responsible for your aches and pains. If so you might like to try one of the following relaxation techniques: 

Journaling, talking, laughing, meditating, sharing, spending time with friends, hugging, smiling, being smiled at, cuddling, singing, dancing, laughing, laughing, laughing, deep breathing, walking, skiing, cycling, sailing, fishing, yoga, meditation. Etc. 

What is Energy Healing? 

Energy Healing is a complementary therapy which can include healing of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. It relies on universal energies which are channeled through the healer to the client, or to oneself in the case of self-healing. 

Healers work by tuning into grounding and healing energy from the earth and the universe, and channeling this energy to the client. This helps the client release mental, emotional or spiritual blocks. The result is often a vibrant and lighter existence. Anyone can learn energy healing, all it takes is a guide or teacher.

What are Complementary Therapies ? 
All of the techniques on this blog are complementary to medical care and not alternative, which basically means they can be combined with conventional therapies or medicine to look after our whole selves.

I am especially interested in energy healing and cancer, and how we can use complementary therapies to help cancer patients and their families cope on mental, emotional and practical levels.  Read the introduction to my book,  
A Personal Guide To Self-Healing, Cancer & Love, for more!  

The Human Aura

The aura is the energy field that surrounds our body. You may be able to feel it as heat emanating from the physical body and there are now special cameras that are able to photograph it. Beyond this, we also know that there are layers to the Aura and each of these stores particular experiences and information. 

There are at least 12 layers to the Aura, but to keep it simple, we can think in terms of 4 big layers:

- The Physical:  This one is closest to the human body and extends for up to a couple inches. Our physical symptoms are often present in the physical aura layer. For example, as a healer I may feel a lot of heat or tingly sensations over a client's right knee. If I mention this to the client after the session they will often tell me that they are recovering from surgery, they fell down, etc.  

- The Emotional:  One of my colleagues recently asked about the aura, does it change colour and shape and wouldn't that relate to our moods. Yes! That is correct, the emotional aura layer is partially responsible for that. The feelings we have about our life and experiences are stored in the emotional aura layer. It also fluctuates and changes colour with our moods. Fun to watch! 

- The Mental:  Our thoughts, beliefs and ideas are stored in the mental aura layer. As a healer I may suspect that my client a lot of time worrying, thinking or analysing because my hands feel the buzz when they are scanning the mental aura layer. Especially around the head. People with lot of clutter on the mental aura level have been known to complain of headaches. Go figure!  

- The Spiritual:   This aura layer is very much linked to our crown chakra, which in turn connects us to source energy and to God. 

This starry Aura design is courtesy of ShadowplayNYC!

The Auric Energy Field

The Chakras

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet for now because it would be really easy to write a book on chakras. Chakras are energy centres in our auric field that run through our body front to back, extending about 3 feet in either direction when they are fully activated. When they are in resting mode they sit much closer to the physical body, but always in the same position.  The health of our chakras is influenced by our thoughts, actions, and experiences. Our chakras also filter the energy that we send out into the world, and the energy that we take in. Each of our chakras is linked to a different life function and a specific set of organs. 

This part of the page will grow exponentially over the year: 

  • The Crown Chakra is our connection to Spirit, God, and universal energy. It extends upwards out of the top of your head. When it opens you may feel a prickly sensation on your scalp.
  • The Brow Chakra is linked to the mind, also our sight, thoughts, and analytical capabilities. It is level with your forehead and sits perpendicular to your spine
  • The Throat Chakra should be easy to locate! It has to do with communication and governs both our listening and speaking skills. A well developed and protected throat chakra will also help you hear your angels and guides. 
  • The Heart Chakra is our centre of love, both romantic and platonic or familiar. A healthy heart chakra will enable you to feel loved, supported and cared for in this world. Awww... 
  • Solar Plexus: I love this chakra! It is linked to the ego, but it is also linked our personality and our Self and that is a wonderful aspect that needs to be celebrated and encouraged. It is our centre of power and outwards focus. Too much  SP can also be a problem though so don't let it go wild.  =)
  • The Sacral Chakra is linked to our creative drive and passion in the world, as well as our sense of abundance. It is connected to the emotional aura layer and is also the chakra through which we have energetic and/or emotional exchanges with other people. Empaths who feel other's pain too easily tend to put on weight here as a physical form of protection. Where is it? The tummy!
  • The Root Chakra is linked to community, safety, grounding, sex, and feeling of economic and material stability (being provided for). It is located at the base of the spine and runs down through your legs if you are in standing position.

The following is a rough guide of where they are located:

Grounding your Energy

We all have excess energy, and energy that we may pick up from others with out noticing it. We maintain our energy levels by remaining grounded and sending all of that excess energy down to the centre of the earth to be cleansed and purified. Literally. Grounding is God's greatest gift to man, especially to the intuitive and highly sensitive man (or woman). It is best practice to ground and release your energy at least once a day.  

This is a simple grounding mediation: 

Visualise yourself sitting on a chair at the foot of a massive oak tree. The weather is cool, calm, no breeze and you can feel the earth under your feet and the trunk at your back. Feel the weight of the tree pulling you down into a comfortable and stable position. 

Let your breath slow naturally and follow it as you breathe in and out. Bring you attention to the soles of your feet and feel the ground under you. Pay attention to the weight of your chair underneath you. Being aware of our surroundings helps us ground, and it will also help bring you into this quiet space where you can clear you mind. I like to imagine a thick rope running down my spine into the ground. All feelings of stres, fatigue and tension run down the chord into the earth where they are purified. I then imagine the chord dissolving, leaving me grounded and strong. 

Grounding is fantastic because it helps us get rid of excess energy, and it can also bring the dreamers fully into this world. Life is richer when we live it in technicolor and grounding gives it that oomph. If you're used to living in the clouds it might take a bit of practice, and don't force yourself to do anything that you're not ready for. I personally like grounding because it helps me get stronger and clearer messages in my readings. It also helps me tune into higher and stronger energy currents in healings. 

Clearing your Energy

Running excess energy into the ground is one way to clear your aura and your chakras. Another simple way to do it is to visualise a shower of white light running through your aura and down your body. This can even be done in the shower, just keep your eyes open as we don't want any accidents! You can give that light a colour if it helps, though white and light blue may work best. A good energetic cleanse is a quick way to feel refreshed and energised. You can also clear space by filling it with white light.  

Center in the Heart

On a subconscious level we all tend to keep our energy in a particular part of the body. People who over think spend a lot of time in the brow chakra. Over thinking things will not necessarily lead to the right answer. People who see things clearly are gifted with a well developed and clear brow chakra. Things just make sense. For things to make sense we may need to be in a mentally impartial frame of mind. And hopefully one in which we are also attuned to that higher guidance from our guides, angels, and Higher Self. Most of the books and classes I've taken point to the Heart Chakra as the "right" place to be centred. Our heart chakra is directly linked to our crown chakra which gives us that access, but also our root chakra which keeps us connected to earthly matters. 

Being centred in the Heart also adds an extra layer of protection because love is stronger than fear. I'm opting for the Heart  =) 

Shielding Yourself 

There is lots of energetic junk floating around the universe. Think of it like big wheels of energetic dust that are floating down the streets unseen by the masses. There are also millions of people riding the underground, queuing at the bank, stressing at work. If you're an empath or a highly sensitive person you may feel these energies intensely. There were a few months when I saw a crowd and wanted to run the other way. Thank God I've discovered the art of protection and that is no longer a problem. Yes! Here are a few simple tips,  most of them involve visualisation and intention. 

  • Take a moment to visualise a bubble of light enveloping your aura. It can be any colour you like though light pink, blue, violet and white are particularly powerful. The white light goes over your head, under your feet and about 1.5 feet on your front and back side. The boundaries are strong enough to keep out all psychic waste on the streets. Anything that  hits the edge of the bubble slides or bounces off. I also like to imagine a vacuum cleaner that catches anything negative around me and takes it up to the universe to be purified. 
  • This is personal favourite of mine: visualise a big Harry Potter cloak, like the ones Professor Dumbledore used to wear. It can be any colour you like as long as it reaches the floor and covers your head. The materials is very flexible so it's easy to walk in, but it's strong and heavy enough to offer real protection. You can also make it an invisible cloak if you like.
  • Asking for protecting is also fantastic, especially if you believe in angels, spirit guides or Ascended Masters. The first name to come to mind is Archangel Michael. He is a warrior angel, in charge of light workers and servicemen around the world. 
  • Finally let's come onto INTENTION and TRUST. No matter what method you use its your intention that brings protection to life, and trust keeps it in place. So just visualise your bubble, use your intention to make it happen and trust that you will be perfectly safe. 

Ground, Clear and Shield (1,2,3)

Now that we've mastered grounding, centring and protecting its time to do these all in one go! I really can't stress how important this is, especially if you have sensitive or empathic tendencies. With a little practice the whole process should take no more than 2 minutes, and it's worth doing daily: 

  • Ground yourself by bringing your attention to the weight of your legs and your breath. Now visualise a shower of white light clearing your auric field and then falling into the earth. 
  • Bring your attention to your heart chakra. 
  • Visualise a protective bubble of light - and off you go!  

Staying grounded and protected keeps you energetically alert and safe, which brings me to the next topic: Psychic Attack (think of it as psychic annoyances). How does one annoy others psychically? Suffice it to say that energy follows thought, and jealous energy also follows jealous thought. Obsessive energy also follows obsessive thought, and unhappy energy follows unhappy thoughts. You get my drift! The good news is we don't need to worry about these things as long as we are grounded, centred in our heart chakras and protected. If you're worried seek out a professional, otherwise protect yourself. 

Enough said! 


Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Crystal Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines natal astrology, energy healing and crystals. Subscribe for an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE.

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    1. Thanks! I hope they find it too ♫ ♫ ♫

  2. Thank you very much for writing this and for the generosity in sharing. Reading it (and following it) I feel lighter, brighter and a kind of childlike (-not childish) joy.

  3. Such a concise page with a wealth of helpful information! Thank you. I am so glad I have found your page (through Memeories of the soul).

    1. Welcome Sharon, Glad to have connected as well!

      I think I recognise you from FB too =)