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Energy surrounds us. It makes up our thoughts, emotions and the physical world that we perceive. It can be measured quite easily by modern medical instruments and even seen by the naked human eye.
The ability to interact with this force, called Chi, Ki, Prana or bioelectrical energy has been proven and documented for thousands of years. Every culture on the planet has had some form of purposeful interaction with it to one degree or another.
Some cultures, such as the Druids and Pagans, linked their spiritual systems and religions directly to this universal energy. At a time when people lived much closer to the Earth and the elements it only made sense to see and feel the energy of the world around us.
Today most of these cultures have been crushed with the coming of the industrial age. As humans today we find ourselves increasingly disconnected from the energy of the Earth and the elements. As an extension were also finding that were disconnected from ourselves. That disconnection is coming full circle as the skies and seas become ever more polluted and toxic.
The first step in reconnecting to the energy of the universe is to explore and study our own energy. As you learn to connect to yourself at an ever deepening level youll find that your connections to the world and the universe around you also increase. A meditation practice is all about learning to still and calm the mind. Once thats accomplished then its easier to begin to sense and feel the Energy that surrounds us. The next step is to begin to use that Energy, first to heal ourselves and then to heal the space around us. The deeper into this process you go the easier it becomes, but at the same time the challenges become ever greater. This is not a process to rush into, but rather a life path that one steps onto to begin a journey of self discovery and self fulfillment. This book is not about making huge unsustainable changes in your life, but rather its about gradually developing deeper connections to yourself and the Natural Energies that surround you.