Welcome to Maine Integrative Wellness Center

Please meet our providers…

I want to introduce you to my practice and to the practice of the other providers in our Wellness Center.  For those of you who are local to Belfast Maine, you drive past our building at the intersection of Jesse Robbins Road and Route 3.  Located on the lower level of the Maine Integrative Chiropractic, we are independent practitioners with private studios, but we share lovely common ground as healers.

Maine Integrative Wellness Center is located at the lower level of Maine Integrative Chiropractic, at the corner of Jesse Robbins Road and Route 3 just outside Belfast, Maine
That’s me above: Diana

I’m Diana Maria Chapin and this blog is part of my site, www.dianamariachapin.com.  I am an intuitive energy healer and I study, practice and teach the science of energy medicine and transformational wellness.  I teach and guide Yoga Nidra, a lying-down meditation practice in which one lingers in the state of consciousness where the body is relaxed but the mind is aware. In this state-of-being a “doorway” between the subconscious and conscious mind opens, and a greater degree of awareness, effortless transformation and healing can occur.

I am clairsentient, meaning I have developed my ability to sense and perceive energy beyond the “normal” range.  I have trained to the master level in the Japanese healing art called “Reiki,” which is the art of facilitating universal life force energy to others.

Before becoming a healer, I worked for almost a decade in behavioral and relational wellness, supporting teens and families who were experiencing mental and emotional health issues, oppositional defiance, and exceptionally difficult interpersonal dynamics.  This work helped me become aware of the scope of what people deal with mentally and emotionally every day and–coupled with my own life’s experience–provides an informed understanding of how energy healing modalities can facilitate healing while doing no harm.

In my practice I help people understand and experience their body as an instrument of consciousness and I give my clients practical tools for creating transformation in their life. By understanding thinking-feeling loops and by using the body’s natural feedback and guidance, I help people master their energy and manifest the changes they want to embody. 

I am fascinated and committed to the science that explains the “how” behind why energy healing and meditation produce wellness in the spiritual-mental-emotional-physical complex of the human being.

I blend science and mysticism, and help people develop practical strategies for self-regulation and mastery of their inner environment no matter what is happening in their life.  We each have a natural pharmacy within us which we can learn to activate and balance through the natural, drugless, holistic ancient healing practices of meditation and energy healing.  These ages-old modalities are being validated by the cutting-edge studies of quantum physics, cardioneurology, epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology.

I study and practice the art and science of transformational wellness, supporting others in conceiving of a reality beyond their current thoughts, feelings, and state-of-being.  I help people connect with and feel into creative healing energy and empowerment within by teaching a model of reality based in wholeness.  This model is based in the laws of energy and nature—and the conviction that we are energy beings designed to enjoy the experience of being human.

You can schedule a private or group session for relaxation, stress relief or healing with me by calling or texting me at 207-249-2261 or by emailing me at dianamariachapin@gmail.com.  Check out my scheduled retreats and trainings, or book a private one for your family, group or business but calling, texting or emailing me.

Call Diana at 207-249-2261

Here are some of my fabulous colleagues…

Kristen Jacobson

Kristin Jacobson RN is a Brennan Healing Science practitioner and graduate of the Barbara Brennen School of Healing.  She clears, balances, and aligns the energy field for greater health in the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions of a person’s life. It is body mind psycho/energy therapy.  This type of energy therapy has the ability to make contact and gently transform in ways that bring improved health and wholeness.  Brennan Healing Science can reach the subtle places that other modalities miss. It is what Kristin most appreciates about it. Kristin sees clients in person locally in Belfast Maine or via zoom for clients anywhere in the world.

Melissa Mathurin

Are you suffering from any of these symptoms? Hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, low sex drive, thyroid problems, mood changes, insomnia, irritability, bloating and/or memory loss?   Hormonious Health specializes in Women’s Health, hormonal imbalances, stress reduction, thyroid health, nutritional evaluation, natural hormonal replacement therapies and more. We are passionate and committed to educating the community on the latest developments in evidence-based hormone therapy.

Terri Matson

Welcome to the lunar year of the Tiger! The strong and courageous tiger wakes up, stretches, and loudly roars bringing with it plenty of change. As the acupuncturist at the Maine Integrative Wellness Center, Terri holds a deep appreciation for the connection the inner tradition has to the ebb and flow of nature and its large perspective on “being” in the world. Oriental medicine views the body, mind and spirit as an integrated unit that aims to establish balance within the individual and to their environment. Whether we are experiencing physical pain or dysfunction, or overwhelmed with emotion such as grief, or frustration, the practice of “observation” followed with the process of “movement” can allow us to create a healthy life rich in meaning and purpose. If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture, please visit Terri’s website or contact her. A tiger year is a potent time to act on one’s goals that came out of the year of the Ox.  

Crystal Lacasse

We are a mobile Phlebotomy Service (not to be confused with a mobile van unit.) We travel to various doctor’s offices where we draw patient’s blood and ship samples to the lab the doctor or patient chooses. Some labs are cash only and great for patients with high deductibles.  We also offer in home services for those patients that are home bound or would just rather the comfort of their own home.  Crystal is the Owner and Lead Phlebotomist.  She specializes in Pediatric Phlebotomy as well as hard-to-get patients. Our motto is “Care & Compassion.” Sherri is the office manager and creates the schedule and help patients choose the right lab for their specific circumstances. She works directly with doctors to create lab requisitions and any other service they may need to help ensure their patients get the best service possible.


This is how your energy anatomy is helping you make up your mind

Most of us have something in our life we’d like to change, to transform. At this point in our life we’ve learned what we like and what we don’t like. What we want and what we don’t want in our creation.

Do you want to feel more empowered in your life, more abundant and to live with greater clarity and freedom?  Want to trust yourself more, live more simply and more joyfully?

Then energy medicine and meditation can help you. 

These healing modalities can help you liberate unwanted energy from your physical body and your life, and they can lead you to embody the life you want.  By learning what your energy anatomy is telling you, you’ll learn that your body is always offering exquisite guidance for your life. 

Become attuned to your inner states and the sensations and feelings held within, and you’ll become skilled at regulating your life with greater levels of consciousness and awareness.

This is not a time in history to wait for the conditions outside of us to change to feel better in our body and life: the systems and structures of our society are too big, too layered, too self-serving, too inflexible.  Only we as individuals can embody the agility required to change.

To me, that’s what the field of transformational wellness is sharing.  Since YOU have tremendous potential to embody agility in any given moment—no matter your present state-of-being—YOU are the change you’ve been seeking. 

Energy healing and meditation are tools to support this empowerment, this transformation within you.

Be Still and Listen

Let’s liberate ourselves from the idea that our mind is located in our brain and expand our belief to the more accurate reality that the entire body is mind, or bodymind. 

The brain is the conscious mind, the body below the brain is subconscious mind.

Furthermore, let’s entertain the idea that the bodymind is a process not a system.

The bodymind processes the energy and information of your life through seven energy centers that are designed to maintain self-regulated order within your body and life. Thus, imagine you have not just one brain in your head that perceives and informs your experience in the world, but that your energy centers are each a brain—a center of intelligence and perception—that informs a certain level of consciousness in your life.

The centers vibrate at different frequencies within and around the physical body.  They process, liberate and store the energy and information of your life.

You can learn a bit more about them with this chart:

Just know that they are centers which possess levels of mind.  They are progressively organized to process energy from a low to high state.  The process has a dominant flow—main corridors of energy—that run from your feet and lower body upward to the crown of your head and from the crown downward to your feet. 

But your energy process is also an elaborate matrix of living intelligence that occupies and flows through dimensions around your body.  This field of energy—the biofield or Human Energy Field—forms the geometric shape of a torus.

You are organized as a hierarchical yet multidimensional process: flowing out of survival into enlightenment (And also bouncing around or flowing within the process in every possible state-of-consciousness in between.)

Ground in the Here and Now

First Center: I am surviving

The first energy center, traditionally called the root center, is associated with energetic connection to the energy of the Earth.  It occupies the space on the body from the lowest part of the pelvis through the legs, down through the ground below us.

Feeling centered, aligned, and safe in the world are sensations that illustrate having a coherent energetic connection to ground.  We can think beyond basic survival needs of shelter, food, water and sex. 

We embody a kind of agility that if any aspect of our life (spiritual, mental, emotional or physical) is threatened, we mobilize to ensure our well-being.  We have presence of mind under duress to compose ourselves and facilitate our own safety, or we get to safety as an impulsive reaction that ensures our well-being.  (Like leaping out of the way of a car that’s bearing down on us.)

When we are not grounded properly, when life is unsafe, in chaos or in upheaval, it’s likely we are not progressing beyond the level of consciousness we call survival.  We feel fundamentally threatened, as though we don’t have permission to occupy space.  We can’t sit still and fidget from one task to the next, unsatisfied, nervous, perpetually vigilant. 

Or maybe we even feel we have a hard time inhabiting a physical body—we would rather drift upward and out of the physical reality we see, hear, taste, smell and touch. We live in fantasy or embody the “I didn’t ask to be born and I’m afraid to die,” mindset.

To feel grounded we might be over sexual, creating experiences that help us feel like we really do inhabit our body; or we might deny or deprive ourselves of sexual experiences, too fearful that intimate contact will threaten our life and security as an individual.

But sometimes the survival response is a habitual, conditioned state-of-mind given the mental, emotional or situational conditions of our life.

We are living on a daily basis in the energy of fear.

If that’s the case we can use our consciousness to pull ourselves up out of that level of mind to a greater level of mind.

Feel into Your Ministry of Essence

Second Center: I am a set of reactions

The second center, traditionally called the sacral center, is associated with assimilation with our environment physically (we digest food) and socially (we integrate with others.)  

When we are in balance in this center, we feel free to and express our unique ministry of essence.  

When we are coherent (in order) in this center, we are able to experience low emotions like shame and fear and use them to guide us toward more productive actions.  For example, if we experience embarrassment, we don’t let it ruin our day, we simply modify our future behavior with the information.  Something like, “Note to self: don’t lash out with that rude comment again.  That was inconsiderate and hurtful!”

When incoherent in this center we might manifest behaviors such as cunning, a desire to manipulate social situations by being artificially sweet and overly polite, or we embody victimhood.

Perhaps we are addicted to the emotional energies of shame, insecurity, competition, and control.  

According to energy medicine, if we are incoherent in this center, we might physically experience chronic issues with digestive disruption.  You might find in your life that interacting with certain people or being present in certain situations triggers an alteration in your digestive process.  

This can happen because the subconscious processing of the emotional energy of life is causing some incoherence with the flow of life-force energy within and around the body.  The process is temporarily limited by the emotional state, and it is manifesting as disruption within the physical body.

For example, many people find that anxiety over family/social unrest leads to constipation, nausea or diarrhea. Or perhaps those disturbances lead to binge eating or the inability to eat at all.

If the relational issues are temporary or resolved in a short period of time, the body returns to harmonic order, digestion returns to normal and the bodymind produces sensations of well-being.   

But chronic stress and anxiety can produce a chronically disrupted physical reality of poor digestion.

Operating from the reactive level of mind embodied in the disordered second center, we are easily stimulated by the world outside us into reactive responses rather than contemplative ones.

But again, we can reflect on those inner conditions, change our thoughts, change our feeling and elevate ourselves to a greater level of mind.

Take Empowered Action

Third Center: I am aware self-direction

The solar plexus is the site of the third energy center, the third mind. 

When this center is coherent and in harmony, we are processing the energy and information in our life and staying aligned with and empowered by our inner guidance. 

We are self-referral: when making decisions we consider the information coming into our awareness from the outer world, and our choices are directed from a fearless state of harmonic inner being.  We can mindfully attach to the life-giving energies in our life and artfully detach from anything that threatens our well-being and peace.

We feel empowered to bring more life into our life.  We self-possess our energy for our creation.

When we have the experience of being alert, centered and in clarity amidst chaos, this center is in balance and harmonic order.

When we are easily manipulated by others or external conditions, we might be incoherent in this center.  We operate from a point of diminished consciousness and relate to our experience with a lower level of mind.  We experience this as an addiction to the energy of guilt, frustration, anger, resentment or powerlessness.

How do we gain footing to overcome this level of mind? We teach ourselves to fall deeper in love with our own being.

Fall in Love with Your Sacred Heart

Forth Center: I am intuitive love

The heart center is the most powerful energy center, being the union of polarities: the positive end, the “north pole” is at your crown and the negative end, the “south pole” is at your feet, producing an electromagnetic field of energy that assumes a torus shape. 

Your cosmic Self and your Earthly self form a union or communion at your heart center. The electromagnetic field around your heart can be measured with todays instruments about 10’ away from your physical body. It’s more energetically accurate to say the heart field is infinite, connected to the all-in-all of everything. How mind-blowingly huge is that?

Your heart is your powerfully wise creative center, because energetically it is a magnet.  We create our reality through magnetic attraction what we feel in our heart, what we are being in our heart.

Practically speaking though, just think about how it feels when you act in love from your heart.  Recall a time you were moved by your heart to do something in love.  There’s a sort of resonant, good-feeling of reciprocity and confidence. 

You’re left the sensation that in giving you received something. 

Then think about how it feels when your head-brain overrides your heart-brain.  I know every time I’ve done that it’s felt somewhat wrong—like I violated something within me and I’m subtly or dramatically worried about the outcome.

 I invite you to adopt the belief that your heart center is actually your main brain, and that magnificent thing in your head that we call a brain is a predicting chemical factory that keeps you safe in the world, but can sometimes becomes clouded by biases, conditioning, the ego and false attachments.

The heart is the seat of wise intelligence.  It’s the energetic union of the cosmic and the personal.  It’s the place to present and hold your deepest questions and then listen to your soul’s response.

When we live from the heart we embody self-acceptance and live from the energy of self-love and love for others.

We are understanding, tolerant, self-compassionate, inclusive and accepting. 

Yet living from the instrument of our heart, and attuned to the energy of self-love, we are also decisive about what we cannot tolerate, who it is not safe to include in the tapestry of our life, and which conditions we cannot overcome within our present capacity to regulate our own well-being first and integrate with difficult people/conditions second.

Grief—in all of its shades from mild disappointment to deep loss—is the emotional energy that limits the flow of life-force energy within and around the heart.

In The Beginning There Was the Word

Fifth Center: I am creative expression

When energy flows freely from the lower centers up through the heart center and reaches the throat center, we embody the energy of clear expression.  We speak truth and are attuned to know truth when we hear it.

We possess a level of embodied awareness that is a consciousness greater than the controlling, reactive, fearful survival mind.  

We feel free in the present moment to express ourselves in love, to use our words to create.  We have spontaneously or through great inner work become healed, and we relinquish the known past for the opportunity to consciously create our future.   

From this level of consciousness to speak lies or to live in the energy of deceit would be a betrayal to self.  To lie or operate amidst deceptive information would be to violate our own inner harmony and peace.   

It’s not just low energy that disrupts the coherence of this center.  The throat assumes a bottleneck transition between the subconsciousness of the lower body and the consciousness of brain.

I notice in my energy healing practice it is very common for people to report a sensation of a magnetic lump in their throat, just above their collarbones or in the middle front of their neck.  Often imaging and blood tests show that everything is “normal,” which can be frustrating when the sensation is so palpable. 

In this case, material tests may not show a physical abnormality, but there may be a very real but invisible energetic disruption that manifests as sensations that intuitively feel out-of-order. 

In this case energy healing and meditation can support relief.

Live From Your Seat of Wisdom

Sixth Center: I am the enlightened awareness of wisdom

The sixth center is associated with the pineal gland, the tiny hormonal center in the brain that produces melatonin and serotonin, the compounds that support our sleep, our wakefulness and which orchestrate our connection to the mystical.

Living from the consciousness of this center, we are wisdom itself.  The memories of the past have been processed and are held without the intensity of the emotional charge they once possessed.  The resulting wisdom informs and guides our life.  We embody discernment and are unselfishly motivated. 

We intuitively interpret the multiple storylines of our life and can see with clarity the “how and why” of what has happened in our experience of being human.  We realize we are the co-creator of the synchronicities in our life through what we have thought and what we have felt…through what we are now thinking and now feeling.  

We embody the mind of a seer.  We are visionary and a natural alchemist of the energy around us.  From this level of consciousness when we encounter energy that limits our life, we become discerning awareness itself: we see it, we name it, we swiftly move through it. 

In no time, we are beyond it, embodying a state of unlimited inner freedom.

From this level of mind, we live with the understanding that our body is an instrument of conscious creation, and we are only limited by our belief in what’s possible.

You are the Bliss of Unconditional Love

Seventh Center: I am that I AM

From this level of consciousness, we experience that we are a fractal of the sacred Divine, a sacred part of the whole.  We say it many ways: we are made in the image of God; this is a holographic universe. 

Meditation and energy healing are brilliant natural healing modalities that open the consciousness of the seventh center. This level of consciousness can only be truly understood from observed, felt, direct, first-hand experience of the Divine within and all around us.

I’ll share with you a meditation experience I had a couple of years ago that makes me wildly confident about this center.  It may sound a little trippy, so brace yourself with an explorer’s mind. 

And know that this was an entirely drugless experience—organic, all- natural meditation!

One summer day I settled in for my unguided Yoga Nidra, having entrained myself to linger in the state of being where my mind is aware and awake, but my body is deeply asleep.  (Maybe you’ve experienced this state when you’re drifting off to sleep or waking up—people often do when they are taking a light nap.)

I could feel my body occupying space in the room and I could hear the birds singing outside my opened window.  At the same time my awareness drifted to a place that I can only describe as simultaneously being both within and beyond me.  I was aware that I was floating in the sea of darkness that was so crammed full of absolute light it was black.  

Words are too limiting to communicate the stillness, abundance and harmonic peace of the sea of so-much-light-blackness.

I was suspended there as an awareness, amazed, delighted, free and pleasantly held by the Whole. 

I was an awareness floating amidst the Presence of everything that ever was, is or ever will be…simultaneously in the moment of right now.

I didn’t feel lost and was not overwhelmed in the sea of light–I maintained my awareness as a distinct personal presence as part of the infinite. 

I thought, “Wow, I’m this magnificent sea AND I’m still me!”

I sensed off to my left side, then off to my right, then all around me.  It had no edges, no bounds, no end point and no beginning point.  It felt immense and tremendous yet unified in soothing magnetic harmony. 

Nothing in it was lost to obscurity.  Everything was equally important.

I was suspended in the great sea of the All-in-All that is God/Source/Light Consciousness, and it was beyond words.  But I had to put words to it.  I had to remember this and recall the knowledge that I gained back into my body lying there in meditation. 

It was too enlightening and precious to ever forget.

As an awareness I rehearsed over and over to myself the sensation of being present in the Mind of God: “I am not a small thing in a big thing.  I am not a less thing in a more thing.  I am It and It is me.”

I am that I AM.

Having experienced this level of consciousness in meditation, and having recalled and integrated the energy back into my body, it’s now easier for me to embody this truth and awareness in my waking states.  

Transformative Power is Within You

Why learn how to use your energy anatomy for guidance?

It takes time to reform our relationship with our body and to learn the subtle—and no so subtle—clues our body is sending us.  What we learn is that when we invest the time and learn, the body offers exquisite guidance, even if we have to tease through a few layers to hear it properly.

It’s just practice though.  Daily practice—using the relationships and situations in your life to inform and embody self-mastery.  Just keep showing up in love for yourself.

I remind myself over and over when life encounters me, “Diana, love yourself enough to do this!  You have a choice right now.  You can practice the mind of a fearful, shameful, guilty victim in this life, or you can remember the feeling of being the I AM and create the life you want in the here and now.  Think it.  Feel it. Become it. Repeat.”

Energy healing and meditation have taught me what a great privilege it is to be human.  And that we came here to enjoy our creation.

No matter what appears to be happening in the outer world, right now people like us are figuring out how to live from a greater level of consciousness, a more powerful, creative level of mind. 

And you and I—The Us, The Individual Parts of the Whole–we are evolving human consciousness, one energy center, one heart at a time.

Would you like to learn more?  I have some upcoming Reiki energy healing training and Yoga Nidra meditation sessions you might want to attend.   You can view upcoming opportunities here or contact me to create your own private personal/group experience. Please sign up by texting, calling or emailing me at dianamariachapin@gmail.com, as space is limited to 4 people.

Call Diana at 207-249-2261

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This is how the naturally easy meditation practice of Yoga Nidra can inform, transform and heal your life

For years I thought meditation was about struggling to quiet my thoughts. 

Suddenly one day, I understood that meditation isn’t about focusing on not thinking, it’s focusing on something that’s not thought.  It’s about getting our awareness out of our head and placing our awareness on our bodymind, on our consciousness.

Before this epiphany I thought meditation was about technique: I sat up ramrod straight, legs twisted in the appropriate pretzel-like pose, motionless, breathing “properly,” holding fervently onto an intention.

Then one day my body just spoke, and on an impulse, I decided to listen to my own inner promptings rather than to what the world outside of me had told me to do.

I laid my body down.

Opening Up To Energy

During the months that followed that decision (and the years since) I have had some amazing inner experiences in meditation.  I interacted with the energy within and around me and very cool things have happened. 

And I’m not special: these things are available for us all because it’s who we are: we are biologically, neurologically, energetically and chemically designed to have amazing inner experiences.  Although I now understand a good deal of the science that explains what’s happening in meditation, I had no idea what was happening to me at first.  

But it felt really good, and it was incredibly interesting, so I just kept at it.

I experienced feelings I can only describe as bliss or ecstasy flowing through my body and brain, I had sudden and complex epiphanies about my life which became my best guidance. I healed old emotional wounds within me by somehow spontaneously becoming aware of and reconciling them with no effort at all. 

With eyes closed I could see amazing colors, living kaleidoscopes, and images that played out like movies in the “third eye” within my brain.  I saw unfamiliar symbols pass through the space behind my brow and became aware of the connection of every person, every place, everything and every time as One. I even heard wisps of celestial music that were from some dimension beyond my room.

I know it sounds a little trippy, but I assure you these were drugless experiences, with the only chemicals involved being those naturally occurring in my body and brain. 

As a healer I now know so many of us have these kinds of experiences, we just feel we can’t talk about them publicly because our culture isn’t very supportive, trusting or understanding of them.  We are afraid we aren’t supernatural, be instead mentally ill or that we will be seen by others as mentally ill.

And by supernatural I don’t mean paranormal, I mean supernatural: outside of the “normal” range of perception and eminently real.

I think our supernatural and meditation experiences are inspiring and liberating and healing, and I have a strong desire to normalize sharing our inner experiences, because to reject them or to suppress them is to reject and suppress our wholeness. 

A collective of Oneness & Wholeness

As a collective we are having all sorts of fascinating inner experiences and we deny or question the reality of them because we feel alone and we haven’t been taught that this is a normal biological, endocrinological, perceptual and spiritual reality of who we are.

Back when I changed my meditation practice from sitting to lying down, I didn’t have any language around what was happening to me energetically. I thought I’d stumbled upon something magical and that the whole world should know about.  Then one day I exclaimed to a neighbor (who is well versed in the Eastern wisdom traditions) this fantastic discovery I made. 

He just laughed and said, “Diana, that’s Yoga Nidra.  People have been doing that for thousands of years.”

I was both amused with myself and affirmed!  This exceptional experience was REAL!  And I knew with all my heart I wasn’t special: anyone could do this…feel this goodness within the sanctuary of their own body.

Meditation means “to become familiar with,” and in Yoga Nidra we become familiar with our unknown Self and we learn that:

  • The body is an instrument of consciousness that is biologically and energetically designed to connect to the life-giving and loving intelligent energy that manifests everything—the meta-reality beyond what we experience through our 5 senses in the here-and-how
  • We are designed to connect to the energy of the all-in-all and to fearlessly participate in the creation of our life
  • The inner space within the body, no matter what it has experienced in the past, is actually the safest place in the Universe to Be
  • To linger as awareness in this sweet safe place is to flow more energy into our life

Lingering in the sweet space within you

Yoga Nidra is the art and science of lingering in the state of consciousness where the mind maintains a state of awareness and the body is relaxed, even asleep.  It is a practice informed by the Mandukya Upanishad, a Sanskrit (Eastern Indian language) text of Hindu philosophy.  Anyone can enjoy and adopt this practice, as ultimately it is a natural state of being that is beyond any religious affiliation.

In Sanskrit the term Yoga Nidra means “awake asleep.”

Many people find this ancient form of meditation practice naturally easier than sitting, standing or walking meditations.  It is typically performed while lying down, supine, but it can be practiced reclining or sitting in a chair if lying down is difficult or uncomfortable.

In Yoga Nidra we learn to observe our body as space, as a sort of container through which all experience flows.  Practicing this meditation—and energy healing modalities like Reiki—we may experience knowing ourselves more deeply as the awareness that is having this bodily experience, not as the stories of the past Earthly reality we so heavily identify with.

Suspending our awareness in the state of consciousness that is Yoga Nidra we are able to experience our inner being as the space through which thoughts, feelings, perceptions and beliefs flow and move.  The practice cultivates relaxation, restoration and healing. 

It is a state of consciousness in which the “doorway” between the subconscious and conscious mind opens and we may experience epiphanies or spontaneous spiritual, mental, emotional or physical healing.  And it is the threshold beyond which we may experience mystical connection to the all-and-all of our Divine source.

Moving from doing to non-doing…from doing to Being

This meditation practice is often called the art of non-doing: of moving beyond the active mind that is conditioned to the habit of doing to get something/somewhere.  Yoga Nidra is the experience of relaxing and observing the inner self as we enter a state of restful awareness.  During this experience our brainwaves drop from higher frequency (cycles per second) to lower frequency, just as they do when we fall asleep, but in Yoga Nidra, we maintain an aware mind. Here’s a hierarchy of brainwave states:

  • Gamma and Beta, 12-100 cycles per second, where the brain is focused in problem-solving mode; busy and active (or overactive in anxiety) with attention placed on the external environment, to
  • Alpha, 8-12 cycles per second, a state of relaxed, restful, reflection and passive attention (like when you’re watching birds at your birdfeeder) to
  • Theta, 4-8 cycles per second, where the brain and body are drowsy, deeply relaxed and inwardly focused, to
  • Delta, .5- 4 cycles per second, where the body is dreaming or deeply sleep

Yoga Nidra is typically a guided meditation, but it is entirely possible to entrain and condition yourself into this meditative state through independent practice.  Ultimately, we practice navigating through subtle realms of consciousness: we experience levels of mindful awareness in which we identify less with the known self and become aware of our unknown Self

We move from a known and familiar consciousness (the story of our limited life) to greater unknown and expansive source Consciousness (the unlimited unknown.) 

We experience ourselves less separate, less a “part” and more of the Whole, or as Wholeness itself.

Supernatural Brain

The brain gears down through the brain wave states in Yoga Nidra and can spontaneously return to Gamma, as the inner experience of the meditator becomes as real or more real than any experience the body has had in 3-dimensional reality.  When this happens, the meditator is having a supernatural experience in Consciousness.

For many people, this creates a certain knowing in which we understand we are more than, greater than our physical body.  We have had a direct, first-hand experience of the supernatural.

The supernatural experience is real and we integrate that energy and information from our new awareness back into our body, living our life in the here-and-now more free, more clear, more in love with ourself and others, and in a very real way more enlightened. 

We bring more light, more love into our Earthy experience.

Body of light

Both Yoga Nidra and energy medicine (including the Japanese healing art of Reiki, in which a practitioner flows universal life-force energy to the recipient) are informed by the knowledge that our physical body is nested in an invisible but perceivable torus/apple-shaped energy field of light and intelligent information.  This field is a matrix of emotional, mental and spiritual energy, a constellation of consciousness.  Energy medicine calls this the biofield or the Human Energy Field (HEF.)  The Vedic texts call these subtle fields that surround the body “koshas:” bliss, wisdom, mental, energy (emotional) and physical elements.

The physical body has 7 primary energy centers.  The Vedic texts refer to these as “Chakras,” or “spinning wheels of light.”  These energy centers are each associated with an epicenter within the physical body where nerve plexuses emerge from the spinal cord.  These centers inform and are informed by the brain.  They are also associated with the endocrine (hormonal regulation) system.  You can find more information on my energy centers/Chakras chart here:

An energy medicine view of the body: our nervous system is converting the energy and information of our life into chemistry and communicating this information through our circulatory system to our physical flesh. 

This transmutation of energy causes a state-of-being that we perceive of as an emotional state: we feel at peace or in stress, or somewhere in between.  We may be consciously (knowingly) aware of our state or unconscious (not knowing) of it.  For example, we can be unconsciously fearful or shameful or guilty and those states may drive our behavior.

For many people right now, the set point state-of-being is stress, anxiety or depression.  Yoga Nidra has been shown to reduce these sensations. In Yoga Nidra the parasympathetic (rest/digest/restore) nervous system is engaged.  When this system is engaged the body self-regulates and self-organizes to order, harmony and coherence, and we feel sensations of well-being.

And in Yoga Nidra some people have mystical experiences that can be healing, transformative or personally informative and deeply meaningful.

In this state the neurochemicals in the brain and the hormones in the tiny pineal gland within the brain generate conditions in which the brain acts like a radio antenna, receiving and decoding energy and information from the universe at large and creating a mystical experience that is very real to the person experiencing it.

Why take the journey?

I love Yoga Nidra as a tool to support my/our transformation to a better-feeling state-of-being.  This practice has taught me there’s nothing to “fix” within me, that nothing is “wrong” with me.  It shows me that meditation leads us to embody the freeing sensations we feel through the practice during our waking hours, which translates to:

  • Observing our thoughts rather than attaching to or believing in them as absolute truth
  • Challenging our beliefs and assessing whether they limit or expand us
  • Becoming aware of biases, programs, distorted thinking, fears, shame and guilt of the past and deciding if these have a place in our future
  • Becoming objective about our subjective experience and taking things less personally
  • Being less affected by the low energies of other people
  • Being less influenced by the environments and of the conditions in our life that aren’t actually life-giving to us
  • Knowing how to self-regulate to obtain relief from aspects of our reality that cause us stress
  • With agility detach from the energy that is not preferential to us
  • Fall more deeply in love with ourselves, our life and with others, embodying objective non-judgement

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This is how awareness of your energy can help heal your mind, body & life

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I looked around me, in the sea of 1200 people and I realized everyone here seemed like a perfectly “ordinary” person.

And we were: there was no single demographic, no common identity other than human. 

We represented every skin pigmentation, the expanse of educational backgrounds, every point on the monetary spectrum from financially impoverished to incredibly wealthy. 

We were aged 7 to 92, and we were from farms and rural outposts, the world’s greatest cities and everything in between.  We were male, female and those who identified differently from the binary order.   

Some of us had travelled the world over and others, this was one of a few privileged trips beyond the familiar life-long existence in a single place.

We were all sorts of spiritual and not spiritual at all.  We were scientists and mystics, the seekers, the finders and the lost.

We had birth defects, were mentally impaired by injury and were brilliant.  We were clear-thinking and mentally and emotionally disrupted by anxiety and depression. 

Some of us were speed walkers, marathon runners and big mountain hikers, others were bound to wheelchairs and walkers and medical devices I’d never seen before, physically limited by diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, advanced Lyme Disease, the degeneration of age or injury, or impaired by mystery illnesses that had no known origin.

We were anorexic and overweight, chronically stressed and naturally peaceful.  We were vegans and meat-eaters, drinkers and smokers and in recovery.

We were from all parts of the world…well, many parts: participants from 121 countries gathering for a week-long healing retreat in Indian Wells, California, in February 2020. 

Beyond all our labels we were all ultimately seeking the same things: healing, relief, wholeness, clarity, the mystical. We were unified by the idea of our own personal transformation, the evolution of humanity and the expansion and elevation of human consciousness. 

We had the idea that if we could heal our self, we could in turn affect the whole of humanity: heal our part of the whole, and thereby, take part in healing the whole.

It seemed we were united by being more at peace and bringing more peace into the world as individuals and as a collective.

Becoming awareness and entering receiving mode

We laid down in meditation, over a thousand of us, spread shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of the conference center’s great ballroom, which felt the size of a football field.  Our meditation guide—a genius, a master meditator, a mystic, a brilliant scientist, and to me, the greatest global leader of our time—Dr. Joe Dispenza spoke into the heavenly abyss of the low-lit room and we each navigated a journey of our own inner wonderland and simultaneously connected to the energy of the collective in the room. 

Toward the end of our meditation something very special and interesting happened. It started slowly at first. 

A woman on the other side of the room from me started giggling and then burst out a little laugh.  After a pause she chuckled and snickered.  But then she just couldn’t contain herself.  She started laughing and even sobbing a little the way we do when we laugh so hard we cry. 

The people around her started to giggle and a few people in random spots around the room did too. 

I thought this unfolding was amusing and kind of cute, but I managed to hold my awareness on the energy within and around my body in the space of the huge ballroom.

At the same time, I just couldn’t help it, the thought of them giggling made me smile. 

Then something fascinating and delightful happened. 

Know you are greater than your physical body

I sensed and perceived a wave of energy flowing throughout the room: it ebbed and flowed over us, it pulsed with something that magnetic that gripped my interest and curiosity.  I paid attention to it more and held my awareness on it, sensing and perceiving into the energy of the space of the room.

As I tuned in to the space—using my whole body and mind (more aptly I should call it “bodymind”) as an instrument of attunement— I engaged in using an ability we can all cultivate that is perceiving beyond the 5 senses.  Through some fine-tuned and practiced combination awareness, sensing and perceiving, I felt into that magnetic energy present over and around us.

Simultaneously, I mentally tabbed through possibility. 

Was the energy rich? It was pulsing with life.  

What was that pushing sensation? It felt like it was prompting me. 

Had it stilled? I felt pause over me, like an invitation, but demanding nothing.

What was that tickling feeling in my forearms and legs that made my hair stand on end?  Was it…it was fun! It was playful! It was joyful!

As this all dawned on me, as it became conscious and articulated in my mind through words I could understand, I connected fully to the energy. 

I “touched” it through my awareness of it and it touched me.

Know that all energy carries information and you are a decoding instrument

I felt the playful, joyful fun nature of the energy within the space of my body and my body giggled, a little laugh escaping from me, my shoulders shaking as the energy pleasantly flooded through me.

It sounds a little trippy because it is, but I assure you the only chemicals and intoxicants that were making this happen were the natural chemicals within me that my own brain and my own endocrine system produced as it received the information contained in the energy of the room.

I felt the habitual response of social pressure and self-consciousness kick in, that maybe I shouldn’t laugh out loud and disturb the people around me, but I surrendered to the good feeling of laughter instead. It felt too darn good to just let it pass me by.  I let myself giggle, snicker, chuck then just laugh out loud, and soon the people around me were laughing too.

The energy grew, interconnecting fields of bio-magnetic energy, gaining coherence and momentum, one person, then the next and the next.  Within what I think was probably under a couple minute’s time I was in a sea of a thousand people from all walks of life around the globe and we were all laughing for no reason at all, moved by an energy that could only be the Spirit of Joy itself

No one was untouched by the feeling of gladness: in the playful common ground of Unconditional Love we were all One.

Feel into the reality that your body is an instrument of attunement

We are attuning to the energy around us all the time, and we either consciously (knowingly) and subconscious (unknowingly) connecting to it.

Whatever we are connecting to we are becoming more like: we embody the energy of our life.  So it’s well worth becoming aware of how our energy works, and how we can use the power of our attention and awareness to change our energy and transform our life.

We can tell we are attuning to the energy of our life because it makes us feel a certain way. 

Think about how your body feels when:

  • You are in an environment or with someone who makes you feel safe and accepted
  • You engage in a hobby in which you get lost in for hours at a time
  • You alone get to choose what you want to do and where you want to be today; no demands, you feel in command of your life
  • You are with a person, watch a movie, listen to a podcast or read a book that inspires you
  • You find the perfect, satisfying words to speak your truth; you feel proud of yourself
  • You get that crystal clear insight that helps you navigate whatever you’re working through personally, or within a relationship or job

On the other hand, think about how your body feels when:

  • You feel scared; you’re overwhelmed by not knowing what to do, feeling threatened, frozen in place physically, emotionally and/or mentally
  • You don’t feel accepted by your family, friends, community, boss or employer…or by anyone at all
  • You have no say over your time, and you’re being driven from one thing to the next; you feel pushed through life; you’re just surviving right now
  • You can’t remember the last time you felt happy or connected to your life and others
  • You experience frustration and anger because you can’t seem to find the words to express your understanding of a situation or why you feel the way you do
  • Your mind feels cluttered, frazzled, foggy, racing or all over the place; you’re anxious or depressed or oscillating back and forth between those states

The body is always processing the energy of your life

By developing a greater level of conscious awareness around attunement and how energy feels in specific areas of our body, we can learn to use our body in our everyday experience as an instrument of guidance.   

We can pick up on the subtle ques our body is offering us in our relationships, in the conditions of our life and in our environment.  We can learn to use feedback make better-informed decisions about what we want more in our life and what we want less. 

And we can learn to use our body—to entrain ourselves—as an instrument of attunement in meditation to connect with energy that is creative and life-giving, joyful, appreciative, abundant and liberating. 

Remember, what we are connecting to we are becoming more like…who doesn’t want to feel more alive, more joyful, more peaceful, more in love?

The body’s nature is to self-regulate and to self-organize into coherence and harmony

Through meditation and energy healing we can get familiar with and memorize the sensations of our own energy so well that we immediately know what’s “ours” and what’s “not ours” in the experience of our everyday life. This ability to attune to the information within your own body—to create and attune to your own inner harmony—helps you to discern which people, places, conditions and things in your life flow helpful, life-giving energy to you, and which ones disrupt your energy or throw you out of your alignment

In my experience it helps to consciously make these decisions and affirm yourself in them as you explore your inner being, your inner energy.  These may be new ideas/beliefs for you, so come back to them and see if their meaning changes for you:

  • I want to know myself.  I want to take time to get to know who I am, who I say I am.  I am just going to push the pause button on what the outer world has taught me about being human while I figure this out.  Time is my friend, and I’m here to use time the way that suits my higher purposes in life.
  • I trust myself.  I’m going to take whatever I discover within me as my truth, as my personal authority and law.  I trust that what I encounter will be the best thing for me, and that whatever I might feel is my body educating me on what I need to know. If at times it feels overwhelming or weird, I’ll just remind myself that’s because I’m having a new experience of the energy of my inner being. I’m learning about my own energy and feeling into the part of me that’s pure energy, including but beyond matter.  If I experience something and don’t understand it, I’ll remind myself that it’s only weird because it’s new and unfamiliar.  I’m going to get my bearings in this work and soon I’ll be better at decoding what my body is trying to tell me.
  • I love myself enough to do this.  You know, it’s possible that nobody has taught me the most important things or the full picture about the nature of my inner being.  I’m going to have to teach myself…no! I’m going to ENJOY teaching myself.  I want to know myself and heal myself more than anything.  So I’ll be patient.  I’ll trust that everything is going to come into my awareness at the right time that I’m ready to integrate it into my life’s wisdom.
  • I am willing to accept help.  If I encounter something that seems too hard, too big, to confusing, etc., I’ll get help.  I’ll think about what resources I have available to me in the form of people, medical professionals, therapeutic modalities, massage, energy healing, the internet, books, podcasts, and the like and I’ll stay true to myself, getting the help I need to get to the next level or dig through the next layer.  I believe I’m surrounded by a world of wisdom, and I’ll be supported in my journey, I just know it!

The Anatomy of Self Love: Know your energy anatomy, follow its guidance and fall in love with your wholeness

Your physical body is surrounded by an intelligent field of life-force energy, light and information.  Science calls this your biofield, and it is electromagnetic in nature.  Within the disciplines of energy medicine, it is often called the Human Energy Field or (HEF.)  In energy healing terms, your biofield or HEF has spiritual, mental and emotional energy aspects and manifests/affects the state wellness and order within your physical body.

For now, just hold that as holistic (whole, holy) information, and look at the basic and practical starting point of how your energy anatomy is organized within and around your body.

Not only is a good practice to cultivate self-awareness, but it can be helpful to your healing to take time to feel into each of your primary energy centers whose epicenters are within the brain and at particular points on the spine where nerve plexuses emerge from the spinal cord.

These nerve plexuses transmit energy and information from the world around you and from the tissues in their corresponding areas to your brain.  And your brain sends energy and information through the spinal cord and these nerve plexuses to the tissues of your body in the areas that correspond with the nerve plexuses.

Your nervous system engages with the energy and information of your life and converts that information to chemistry through your endocrine system.  The hormones and chemical regulators move through the circulatory system to the organs, creating a state-of-being in the chemical, physical flesh.

For many people this is a novel view of the body—it sure was to me when I came into this work 9 years ago.  And it’s even more incredible to know that our perception of the energy around us—our thoughts and feelings about it—affect this whole process dramatically.

I don’t believe that anyone makes themselves sick.  But we certainly can learn to use our awareness, our consciousness to help ourselves heal.

The Eastern wisdom traditions have for thousands of years known, discussed and taught energy anatomy. Volumes have been written about this system, called the Chakra system.

An illustration of the Chakra system/energy centers

Chakra means “spinning wheel of light,” and indicates that the life-force energy that sustains and animates us has a spiraling nature.  This is replicated in the natural world around us and can be seen in things like pinecones, sunflowers and nautilus shells, and it’s illustrated in our spinning Earth and spiraling galaxy.

Here’s my table of basic information regarding the 7 primary energy centers and the basic information about them.

Spend time in meditation, sensing and perceiving into the space these centers occupy in your physical body. 

Try not to judge the sensations or even assign meaning to the words that come to mind, but gently assess.  You’re just information gathering, so be the mind of an objective observer, what in meditation is called “the silent witness.” 

Hold on to the idea that your body is naturally powerful self-regulating and self-organizing.  As you feel into your energy centers, invite flow, life, grace, abundance, freedom and empowerment into your life.

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7 ways to transform your self-image and master your inner energy using energy healing and meditation

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Our attention is the most precious, powerful creative essence on Earth.  Whatever has our attention has our energy.

Think for just a moment about what in your life holds your attention, and therefore your creative energy.

Are the things that have your attention life-giving? Do they support your peace and feelings of harmony in your body? Do they make you feel whole and free? Are you living with clarity and feeling aligned with a purpose that is fulfilling? Or maybe what has your attention makes you fragmented and disconnected? Maybe you feel sustained stress? Does it make you feel fearful and disconnected?

We could argue that this is a very challenging time to be human.  There are unprecedented demands for our attention.

View this as a time of possibility

And we could argue that it’s a time of great potential and possibility.

Many of us don’t want to carry on the current path.  Never mind what’s happening outside our body in our culture and time, we don’t want to carry on this way within our body.  We want to transcend our current conditions, feel more alive, improve our well-being, enjoy nurturing relationships with others.

We want to create a more beautiful reality from a greater level of consciousness.  And maybe we don’t articulate it in this way, but we hold that feeling in our body, that wanting.

In stress, it can be so hard to figure out how to elevate our perspective enough to create from a greater level of mind.

Nearly 10 years ago a series of events happened in my life that demanded I evaluate the trajectory I was on:

  • My mind was a mess of grief from my father passing and a bundle of stress and anxiety around my responsibilities. 
  • My emotions were all over the place and ruling my life with a boiling-just-under-the-surface level of frustration and anger.
  • My physical body was taking a hit, being worn out with repetitive, hard labor and manifesting mysterious issues in my stomach, heart and throat that no blood test, EKG, or imagining could identify or define.
  • I was losing interest in my profession, which I had a passion for in many ways but in which I was growing lonely, bored and restless. 
  • My relationship with my business partner and mother (who was and is one of my greatest friends and teachers) was strained and stuck.
  • I had a plaguing sensation, a dissatisfied feeling that there must be more to life. 

Be courageous and willing to modify your idea of what is reality

At that time my spiritual practice was disintegrating. I was practicing a religious tradition that felt incongruent with my heart: it taught me I was essentially flawed, sinful and unworthy but also made in the image of God, and I didn’t think those two concepts could co-exist in the same space, within the same (my) body.  And anyway, that religious institution was crumbling under its own weight due to its own wildly harmful, dreadfully misaligned, hypocritical, shadowy conduct.

All of these events happened simultaneously but across the span of a few years, playing out as things do when they dawn and build over time.  It all took a toll on mind, body and soul.

Previously I had relied on my analytical thinking to figure things out and I told myself this situation was no different: “Figure it out Diana, think your way through this,” I demanded.

Applying more work, more force, even bulling my way through things had always worked in the past and I figured this was no different.

But then something unexpected happened.

Become more energy, less matter…shift atttention from the physical to non-physical

In my turmoil, I figured I could soothe and fix myself through meditation, which to me meant that day after day I twisted my body up in what I called “the pretzel pose” (what normal people call the lotus pose) and tried to breathe deeply and shut up my mind.  I thought it was about technique, and that I just had to figure it out, based on what other people had done and what they typically instructed.

Then one day as I sat there wrapped in pretzel pose, I perceived the subtlest quiet uttering as my felt my body speak.  That’s just the best way to say it: I felt my body speak.  This to me was a novel sensation.  Looking back now I can see that up until that time in my life I had suffocated my body’s subtle feedback loops, it’s quiet and powerful communication system that is in place to self-regulate order and harmony in our life.  I believed my body to be and I treated my body like a draft horse that could pull through anything and everything through sheer willpower. 

Blinders on.  Head down. Focused.  Muscling through. Forging forward.

That day, my body told me to lay down, and that for me the pretzel pose was non-sense and uncomfortable.  It made no sense to willingly endure pain in pursuit of enlightenment—pain was a signal meant to que avoidance.

Honestly, it was like my body said to my brain, “For the love of God, Diana, just lay down and get out of our way.”

I love my body so much for that day and I love my brain for decoding its message.

Love and listen to your body, your wholeness

I laid down on my living room floor and propped my knees with pillows from my couch.  I was more than a tad bit fed up with typical meditation instruction like “just let the thoughts float across your mind like clouds across the sky.”

That wasn’t helpful to me because there were so many thoughts in my head the sky was totally overcast, a thick mat of grey clouds with no blue sky, no white fluffy clouds in sight.

Viewing meditation as something that happened in my head hadn’t served me.

I remember thinking as I lay down that day, “What if meditation means use my whole body, not my head?”

I shifted my awareness down into my body and let go of the idea that I was trying to not think.

I let my attention roam around in my feet and legs first, just noticing the space they occupied as I lay there on the floor.  I felt my hips and back in contact with the floor and let my awareness float around the space my abdomen and chest took up in the space of my living room.  I felt for where my arms were, their weight and then just feeling for the space they took up.

I just lay there feeling down into my body and forgetting about my brain.

I let myself drift into a semi-sleepy state and kept noticing the space of my body, taking it all in at once.  Soon I lost track of where my body was in space, and my mind couldn’t really tell the difference between the space of my body and the space around my body.

I didn’t really know what I was feeling for but I had the urge to “listen with my whole body.”  I didn’t know what I was listening for so I just paid attention, listening for sensations and movement.  Before long I felt a tingling at my right side, in the space between my lowest right rib and my hip bone. 

At first it felt like a non-physical energy tickle-itch down in my body and at the same time up in my head, in my minds eye, I could see the minute nerve endings down there wiggling around, excited, aroused.

It might sound a little strange, but the best way to put it is that my cells felt happy, like they were anticipating something.

“This feels good, so why not go with it?” I thought.

Teach yourself (take time) to trust what your subtle body is telling you

I held my attention on the tickling-itch sensation, trying to notice it more. The more attention I gave it the more it grew.  It was building and expanding and soon I felt like something outside of me was sending electrical signals to me and all I knew was it felt good.

It felt like three-dimensional goose bumps, the kind you get on your arms and back when someone tells you a story of a heart-moving coincidence or something exciting, thrilling, extraordinary or supernatural, only it was flowing like a sine wave throughout my whole body.

Suddenly I realized something was happening TO me.  I had noticed it but I wasn’t making it happen, it was happening to me.  The niggling good feeling blasted a sudden shot of what only can be described as gorgeous bliss through my body.  I had no control over it as it branched out, running down my left leg and shooting across my chest and up the right side of my neck and filling my head and brain with what felt like spaciousness and light.

This bliss like an elixir of energy: joy, love and harmony all bundled into one.  It was branching out through my body in a way that created the image in my mind’s eye of a tree’s root system as I realized the energy was like a low-grade electricity, “lighting up” my nerves and I could feel the precise structure of my intricate nervous system which I had never previously given a moment’s thought to.

It was like I was being mapped by the energy of some extraordinary force that was outside of but also within me. 

I just noticed kept my attention on it and hung on for the ride as pulsing waves of bliss gently washed through my body from right to left with amplitudes that ebbed and flowed in delicious wave after wave.

Let go of labels, biases and beliefs and become objective awareness itself

Under my belief system at the time, it took some presence of mind to hold on to the feeling and not to freak out, evaluate or judge as the extraordinary event unfolded.  Through my disordered, fear-based thinking at the time I wondered if something possessive was over taking me, but the more I felt and observed the sensations, the more I noticed the waves, the more I paid attention to it the more impossible it seemed that anything that felt so good could be even remotely bad. 

It was the energy of life giving me more life!

It was like a non-physical energy massage that was subtle, gentle, powerful, loving, intelligent, knowing and transformative.

And there was this gorgeous sense of the familiar although I’d never experienced anything like it: like this was something inherently natural, a natural state of being that I had forgotten but should remember.

In just a few incredibly beautiful minutes pure energy itself was teaching me what I was looking for through meditation.  Listening to my inner directive to lay down, I opened up the energetic pathways in my physical body.  Mentally I had become the observer, awareness itself.  I transcended the story of who Diana is, what she was reaching for and struggling against.

I had just forgotten all that and paid attention to something else.

Through intense focus paying attention to space, not my physical body, not thought, I had stumbled upon the present moment and when I held my attention in that experience as an objective observer.  And I became united with, unified with, coherent with the energy around me.

And the only thing around me (and it’s within and around each of us) was the bliss of life itself.

I was able to obtain information from it.  That information surprised me.  It made me feel known and loved in all of creation.  It had always been present, I just had never tuned into that aspect reality.

Know your energy anatomy and fall in love with its wisdom

I know I said in my previous blog that I’d share what I’ve learned about energy anatomy, but for some reason all this came out first.  I’ll do that next time and here’s why it’s mission-critical for our healing:

We all have an innate energetic guidance system that processes the energy and information of our life empowers us to direct our life in love.  Historically this system is called the Chakra system, but I think of it as a process and call it the Anatomy of Self-Love, because it is always:

  • Directing us to take the most life-giving actions, doing the most good and least harm
  • Helping us decide which people, which conditions, which jobs, which environments are most life-giving to us
  • Self-organizing and self-regulating our energy to maintain a state of harmony and balance
  • Grounding us in the here-and-now
  • Helping us transcend awareness into our multidimensional Self, which is Divine Love itself
  • And so much more!

This information has been known for millenia, but is now being validated, defined and understood by the sciences of neurology, endocrinology, cardioneurology, epigenetics and quantum physics.

When you know this anatomy, when you feel into it and into the energy within and around your body, you feel into how magnificent you are.  If you want to create a first-hand experience of knowing more about this, consider attending one of my upcoming Yoga Nidra healing meditation retreats.  For more information see here. 

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