I am the bridge between both worlds: the spiritual and the scientific. Coming from a scientific background, I hope, by explaining the concepts of energy, I can convince you about the importance of spiritual practices and how you can achieve optimal health for your mind, body and soul by implementing these concepts in your day-to-day life.
WHAT IS ENERGY?
What is energy?
The word ‘energy’ is derived from the Greek word Energia (ένέργεια).
In ancient Greece, ένέργεια had a much broader meaning than it does now – it wasn’t just referred to as a physical concept, but also extended to philosophical concepts such as happiness, imagination and pleasure.
Physical energy is a quantitative measure which can be transferred to an object to either move or heat up the object. The energy law of conservation states:
"Energy cannot be made or destroyed but transferred or transformed"
Energy is constantly active. There are many types of energy including kinetic (movement), potential (work done), chemical, light, sound and thermal energy.
As in the practical concepts of energy, spiritual energy can also be transferred or transmuted from one form to the other for example one is able to change negative energy into positive energy by the power of the mind.
Techniques that can be used to balance your energetic aura include meditation, crystal healing, reiki and aromatherapy.
Meditation- Meditation is a great way of transforming the mind into a state of peace and tranquillity. It helps to bring clarity, concentration, emotional positivity and calmness.
Crystal and reiki healing- Reiki healing using crystals is an ancient method to bring balance and tranquility to individuals. Crystals are made up of many ions, atoms and molecules comprised in a crystalline structure. Each crystal has its own electromagnetic energy or vibration. In crystal healing, crystals are placed on the body and around the body forming a crystal grid. The electromagnetic field of the crystal combines with that of the human to bring harmony and balance.
Different colour crystals are related to different chakras in the body for example:
Clear quartz for the crown chakra
Amethyst for the third eye chakra
Blue topaz for the throat chakra
Emerald or aventurine for heart chakra
Critine for the solar plexus chakra
Orange carnelian for the sacral chakra
Ruby for the root chakra.
-Aromatherapy- An ancient therapy using organic essential oils from plants and plant sources to help improve and balance your energy. Essential oils are used whilst meditating to enhance energy levels and the feeling of calmness. This technique is also effective in medical conditions such as anxiety, depression and pain.
What is light energy?
Light energy is a type electromagnetic radiation forming part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is referred to as visible light and can be seen by the naked eye. Visible light is made up of having wavelengths in the range of 400-700 nanometres with a frequency range of 430-750 terahertz. The frequency is what gives the light a specific colour.
A wavelength (λ) is defined as the distance between a point on one wave to the same point on another wave. The frequency (f) is defined as the number of waves produced by the source each second.
Speed of a wavelength can be calculated by: f x λ
light energy is connected to your energetic aura and the chakras because just like in visible light energy you see a spectrum of colours, it is the same when you connect to your chakras in a spiritual context.
Chakras are energetic focal points in the body. There are 7 main chakras which start from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
These invisible wheels of energy keep us healthy and vibrant. Each chakra has its own purpose, association, aura colour and connection.
The seven chakras are:
The crown- Connection to spirituality. Purple aura
The third eye- Intuition, Imagination and wisdom. Violet aura
The throat- Communication. Blue aura
The heart- Love, compassion and unconditional love. Green and pink aura.
The solar plexus- Experience and emotion. Yellow aura.
The sacral- Creativity and procreation. Orange aura.
The base- Grounding. Red aura.