It is my awareness that energy varies in quality from dense and congested to light and free flowing. When energies become compressed, they slow down and become sluggish. They can become so densely compacted that they congeal and are no longer mobile. These heavy energies become trapped in a person's luminous field, where they begin to distort the natural energy patterns.
It can become difficult to liberate these heavy energies, partially because of their density and partially because people fear unleashing into the environment energies they experience as dark and frightening.
I find that fire helps to liberate the energies. Warming my hands by the flame before spinning a chakra, for instance, helps melt and loosen trapped energies. Running the heat of the fire along a meridian can free energies hardened in that river of light.
The fire also helps combust the dense energies, transforming them back into their raw state and making them available to manifest in new, creative ways. This is among the most exciting energy realizations I have had. Engaging the power of fire when I release trapped energies from my own field or as I support someone else in the process of relinquishing energies from their field, we are actually not only liberating ourselves from patterns that are inauthentic and weighing us down, but we are also gifting fresh, vibrant energies back to nature and contributing creatively to the evolving universe.
When I share this awareness with someone whose energies I'm supporting energetically, I find they relax and allow the energies that no longer serve them to flow out of their field, find transformation in the fire, and become available for something new and wonderful that is arising in that moment.
Even if a literal flame is not available while I am working, I can call upon the energies of fire by mobilizing a hot breath. During chakra work I often invite a person to envision a hot fire deep in the spinning vortex. That envisioned heat helps to strip away and combust the dense energies. As the chakra spins counter clockwise the energies begin to rise sweetly to the surface and dissipate into the environment.
There's a potent, calm beauty in working co-creatively with the elements of nature. It reminds me that my task is to show up and be present with the intention to invite the authentic flourishing of a person's luminous energy field. The energies themselves make the leap into new ways of being.
photo: Barbara Ann O'Leary