DOWNWARD-MOVING ENERGY AND HEALING
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© April 2012, The Center For Development
THE CONCEPT OF DIRECTIONALITY AS IT RELATES TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND HEALTH
This article has to do with a peculiar quality of human beings. It is that we are polarized, or directional in nature. This means that the electrical charge or etheric charge of a person must be in a certain way, or the body simply does not function well. If the charge is reversed for some reason, the person is said to be “upside down” in his or her thinking, feeling and even bodily functions. This eventually leads to an early death.
This article also has to do with moving a certain type of subtle energy through the body for the purpose of healing a mental development. This energy may be called etheric energy, described in a separate article. It goes by many other names such as chi, qi, vital force, orgone energy, zero point energy and other names. It enters our bodies at certain predetermined points and flows through and around the human body at all times, or we cease to be alive. Learning about it is critical if one is to live a long and healthy life today, since the planet is so polluted that even the best food and the best water may not be enough to sustain one.
Directionality is the key. A secret means of enhancing the amount of etheric energy is to move the energy through the body by some means - with the mind or some other way – in a particular direction. I do not know why this works, but it does. One must move the energy through the body from the head to the feet.
What is the direction of flow that is needed? The direction is from the head down to the feet. It is actually a circular motion down the front of the body and up the back of the body, but the hard part is generally downward, down the front of the body at all times. When one can do this, it generally flows up the back easily and silently without a need for any effort expended at all.
Therefore, I will refer to the direction of motion as downward motion in this article, although it is not necessarily downward only, and it is not strictly downward if one is lying down, for example. In this case, the motion is parallel to the earth, not downward. However, it is downward from the head to the feet at all times.
Linguistic aspects of directionality. The idea that downward motion is healthful and life-giving is known on earth. In fact, it has found its way into the common language of most nations. For example, when a person is out of sorts, we may say one is upset, uptight, or mixed up. Other slang words in common English usage are uppity, screwed up, messed up, knocked up and many more similar expressions. We may say one is up to no good. These phrases may have a deeper meaning, in that they refer to an upward flow of movement of energy that some people ca feel in their bodies.
In contrast, when a person is more relaxed and happy, the English language and other languages contain phrases such as calmed down, slowed down, settled down, down to earth, and others. Again, this may refer to a movement of energy that some people can feel. Clearly not all of the language reflects this idea. One may speak of an “upstanding” citizen, and when sad or ill, we say a person is feeling “down”. So it is not a universal reference in the language of English, but it is to be noted.
These slang or common phrases in English and in other languages refer to energy moving up or down the front of the human body. Once again, the ideal motion is down the front and up the back of the body.
Ancient references to this flow of energy. In some yoga books, this exact same flow of energy is called the macrocosmic orbit or the microcosmic orbit, depending on exactly where it flows. It is the basic circulation of the chi or vital force.
The word in Chinese traditional medicine that was used for the movement of energy to increase one’s power and force is sung, meaning downward. In Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient Japanese healing method somewhat similar to acupressure or acupuncture, the flow of energy is also recommended as down the front, up the back. The same is true in acupuncture as well. In Dragon And Tiger chi kung, and others, there is also a reference to the fact that the movement of energy is down the front of the body and up the back of the body.
Symptoms of energy flowing upwards instead of downwards. Upward flowing vital force or chi causes every conceivable symptom from panic attacks to heartburn or GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Other important mental/emotional symptoms are spaciness or a floaty, ungrounded appearance or behavior, unsteadiness, lack of self-confidence, and low self-esteem.
Other prominent physical symptoms include a tendency for all yin conditions (which includes many health conditions) and even osteoporosis because there is not sufficient psychological and even physical “weight” moving downward in the body. This one is hard to explain, but it appears true from our research.
In some cases, the improper direction of etheric energy flow is somewhat less critical for healing. However, in others, the upward flow is the dominant theme of a person’s life that must be corrected for health to return.
Men and women and the etheric direction of flow. Men usually are more grounded, and the direction of etheric flow is usually more downward. However, in the past it was the opposite, with women more grounded and downward-moving. This has shifted today as women have entered the workplace and are expected to work outside of the home. This has harmed the women, who now have more difficulty grounding themselves.
Other possible reasons why women are less grounded today has to do with their higher copper levels and somewhat lower zinc levels. The problem of lack of grounding and upward flow of etheric energy especially affects women who are superficially oriented, wear sexy clothing, wear high heels, for example, and are overly concerned with their appearance.
Sex and the direction of etheric flow. Unfortunately, sexual activity always moves etheric energy upward. Those who engage in more sexual contact are thus always in worse shape in this regard. Even thinking about sex, reading sexually oriented material, sexual humor, or the use of pornography, masturbation, watching sexually explicit movies and other sexually-related past times all tend to move the etheric energy upward.
WHY IS THE DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT IMPORTANT WITH ETHERIC ENERGY?
Effect of downward movement on the energetic centers of the human body. Moving the energy downward with the mind or with some other method acts in a very special way. It appears to spin the subtle energy centers in the correct direction. It also seems to balance all the centers so that they spin more evenly and in a more coordinated way. It also helps them to spin much faster, which is very beneficial. This is one way downward etheric energy heals the body.
After a time, downward motion causes all of the energy centers throughout the body to spin much faster, in the right direction, in synchronicity with each other, and in a more balanced and even way. This is truly quite a feat.
Other effects of moving the energy downward - the battery analogy. This has to do with how the human body is constructed and lives in space. While it is not generally known, the human body is somewhat like a battery in which the head is positively charged and the feet are more negatively charged. In addition, each cell is charged in this way, in this direction. The etheric charge (it is not exactly the same as an electrical charge) is inside, and around each cell of the body.
Moving energy downward actually recharges the body, somewhat like recharging a weak or discharging battery. Normally, as we age, our “battery” begins to run down. As this occurs, signs and symptoms of aging, disease and finally death appear. Moving etheric energy downward has a rejuvenating effect, like recharging your basic battery or electrical system. Practiced often enough, I am told it can actually allow a person to live much longer than average.
The magnet analogy. The charge also has qualities like a magnet, in that the charges of each cells are additive. This means that when placed together in space, or in certain arrangements, they enhance one another, provided the charge is in the same general direction.
This is exactly how magnetism works. If the iron atoms of a iron or steel are all lined up the same way, a strong magnetic field is created. The metal is then called a magnet. If, however, the iron atoms are arranged randomly, no magnetism is measurable because the magnetic effects of the random individual iron atoms cancel each other out.
In a similar fashion, if all the cells are “magnetized”, “charged” or “lined up” in a similar direction, then one’s health improves, often in dramatic ways. If the cellular charges or sort-of magnetism is random, this effect is not present and one’s health will eventually suffer. Even worse is to have the etheric particles all lined up in an upward direction, positive to negative. This causes even worse health, fears, and eventually death of the body in every case, I am told.
The difference between the etheric energy and electricity or magnetism is that the latter two are much more easily measured. The etheric energy is not quite electrical, so it is harder to measure accurately, although a simple electrical meter may, at times, register a small charge or voltage in the millivolt range.
A personal experience with this idea. I noticed that when I meditated using the Roy Masters exercise, I could feel a mild tingling in my right hand, somewhat like an electrical current flow. So I asked an electrical scientist to measure the electrical potential on my body between the head and the right hand. As I started to do the Roy Masters meditation with the modification discussed later on in this article, it generated a small electrical potential in a sensitive volt-ohm meter.
HOW TO MOVE ENERGY DOWNWARD IN A MORE FORCEFUL WAY
Exercise #1. The Roy Masters Concentration Exercise
The Roy Masters exercise is described in the article entitled The Observation Exercise on this website. However, an essential modification, for the purposes of this article, is to forcefully send or draw energy downward from the head to the right hand. Later, one can send it directly into the feet and even below the feet while doing the exercise. This modification basically uses your mind to move the etheric energy downward. It is the main reason this exercise is recommended, and not others. Other reasons are its safety, the ability to do it at home by oneself without supervision, and because it is so centering and grounding.
This is an ancient form of concentration that Roy Masters stumbled upon, as he explains it. It works better than any other mental exercise available today that I have seen. I am aware of most Oriental meditations, self-hypnosis, visualizations, etc. All of these have merit, but they do not do the same thing. This is most important to know.
I learned, quite by accident about 30 years ago, that I could heal myself of serious illness this way. So I just kept doing it, and I continue doing it to this day – and I recommend it to everyone.
Modifying the exercise. By modifying the Roy Masters exercise slightly, even more downward force can be accumulated or built up in and around the body. The modification is first, be sure to move the energy with the mind downward from the head area to the right hand. Do not try to have the right hand float upward, as Roy Masters mentions on some of his tapes or CDs.
Later, one can become proficient at moving the energy downward from the head not only to the right hand, but to both hands and down into both feet and legs. These modifications, when done forcefully and repeatedly every day, will dramatically enhance the downward-moving energetic effect.
You can do this version of the exercise while sitting, ideally, lying down, or even while doing a coffee enema. I have done it in the sauna, or even while walking very slowly on a quiet, straight street with few distractions.
For best effect, I find one must do the exercise for at least 30 minutes at a time, and it is best to do it for an hour or more time than this. I have found that it can be difficult, at first, to move the energy downward. After a few minutes to a half an hour, and as one relaxes into the procedure, it becomes easier. Also, at first the mind will often be very distracted. This becomes less of a problem as time goes on with practice.
Exercise 2. Down Breathing.
This is a powerful breathing method sometimes called toe breathing or circle breathing. To do it, one begins by breathing from the toes or even beneath the feet. Never move your mind further upward than your toes. It is not possible to “breathe down” on the inhale, but you can keep your focus on your toes, and never allow your body or mind to move upward.
As you inhale, open each bone and vertebra, starting with the feet, ankles, knees, hip joints, and then open up each disc space between each vertebra, moving up the spine – never down the spine.
As you exhale, powerfully move the air downward toward your toes or beneath your feet.
This may seem overly simple. It is quite simple, but it will move energy downward and keep moving energy downward on the inhale and on the exhale if you do it correctly, and is a powerful exercise. You could do the Roy Masters exercise at the same time, if you can and want to.
BENEFITS OF THESE EXERCISES
Among the many benefits are:
Š Causes all the energy centers to open or grow larger, and to spin in the correct direction and in a synchronous and balanced way.
Š This, in turn, activates the organs and tissues in a unique way that furthers their health, growth and regeneration.
Š This can extend life and improve health in unusual ways, since the etheric energy can replace some of the body cells with a more hardy type of cellular material. It replaces the cytoplasm of the cell to some degree, apparently.
Š The downward flow has many other benefits such as physical and psychological grounding and centering. These are discussed in detail in the Meditation article, so I will not repeat them here.
Š Spinning and balancing the seven major energy centers opens the door, so to speak, for even more advanced mental and other development of the body and unfoldment of higher skills or abilities.
OTHER METHODS TO INCREASE THE DOWNWARD-MOVING ENERGY EFFECT TO SOME DEGREE
1. Sleep and rest. More sleep and rest is critical to enjoy the benefits of the etheric energy. Try to go to bed by 9 PM at the latest and sleep 10 hours or more each night. Also, sleep with you head to the north if you live in the northern hemisphere, and with your head to the south if you live in the southern hemisphere. It does not have to be exactly north-south, but the closer the better. The reason for this is explained below.
2. Keeping the body in an extended position. If possible, keep the body in an open and extended position such as standing, sitting in a recliner type of chair with the feet extended out, or laying down. Positions that are not as good for the flow of the etheric energy are sleeping on one’s side with the legs pulled up tight in a fetal position, and sitting with the legs crossed or pulled up tightly. These positions restrict the flow of the etheric energy through the body to some degree.
3. Make use of open water. Open water is a type of ultra-distilled water that has a more open bond angle between the hydrogen atoms of the water. Placing a few drops in a glass of water, or about two to three ounces in a gallon jug of pure water, slightly alters the molecular structure of the entire amount of water it is placed within. This can help move the etheric energy through the body more easily as well.
Placing a bottle of open water at the foot of your bed while you sleep, about 6-12 inches from the feet, will also greatly enhance the etheric downward flow in the body as one rests or sleeps. A bottle of it can even be placed at the feet during the day if you sit at a desk, for example, for hours each day. For much more on this interesting subject, read Open Water on this website.
4. Do daily coffee enemas. This procedures seems to help focus more energy on the lower part of the body and helps move the energy out of the head. Moving it out of the head is the first step in moving it down the body. Most people never move much of the energy out of the head, for which reason their body suffers and becomes ill, and their mind never becomes very focused and clear. Animals, by contrast, have far more balanced energy in the body and do not accumulate it in the head, which is harmful.
5. Use a near infrared lamp sauna, and no other type. This works because it, too, tends to relax the mind, and draw the chi or etheric energy down from the head to the feet. All of the mechanisms of action of this sauna are not clear to me, but the warmth and the particular frequencies of the rays seem to have this effect.
Part of the effect is due to inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system. Too much activity of this system tends to pool the blood in the center of the body and sends too much to the head, as well. Another reason is the reddish color of the lamps tends to activate the lower energy center of the body, moving more energy out of the head. A third reason is that sitting quietly in a closed space with no stimulation relaxes the mind and body, and helps one to move the etheric energy downward.
Another possible mechanism is that the reddish heat lamps emit a frequency in the near infrared range that actually thins the density of the body, making it easier for the etheric energy to flow through the body. In fact, just removing toxic metals from the body has this same effect. This is also one reason the open water is helpful, as it, too, appears to reduce the density or denseness of the physical body, allowing more etheric energy to flow through it.
6. Breathe more oxygen. One of the elements that is most receptive to the etheric energy is oxygen. Singlet oxygen is harmful, but O2, the gas we breathe, is helpful. O3 or ozone is also very helpful, even though some health authorities believe it is not healthful because it is found in higher concentrations in polluted cities.
To breathe more oxygen, you may practice relaxation, deep breathing and living in a rural area or forested area with a higher oxygen content of the air. An even simpler way to breathe more oxygen is with a common ozonator/ionizer air purifier. I am offering one of these units at a low price that works excellently. For this, go to Buy An Ozonator/Ionizer. These units, especially when placed in the bedroom, will add some oxygen to the air in a very healthful manner. Do not listen to the idea that doing this is harmful. One need not turn the machine all the way up for the effect. In fact, turning it up all the way may produce too much ozone that is, indeed, a little irritating, though not that harmful.
Ozone in the air of polluted cities is a response of nature and not as healthful. It is there to counteract pollution, mainly, and not to enhance the oxygen content of the air. Cities generally have a lower oxygen content due to industrial pollution and auto emissions.
7. Living at higher altitudes in drier climates seems to be somewhat helpful, for some reason.
8. Some tai chi walking practices. These are very ancient healing methods that are quite simply, yet helpful, providing that the goal remains to simply move energy downward from the head to the feet. Examples of such exercises include:
a. Imagine you weigh 1000 pounds so each step you take send a tremendous force or energy downward into the earth.
b. Imagine that with each step you send your feet deep into the earth.
c. Speak the word ‘down’ or sung (down in Chinese) as you place each foot on the ground in front of you.
d. Feel your feet sink into the soft earth with each step.
e. Imagine you have large suction cups under each foot. As you take each step, imagine squeezing the air out of the suction cup, pushing it hard downward to remove the air.
f. Imagine your feet are like tiger paws that spread out and send energy downward as they touch the ground. You can watch cats and tigers actually do this with each step that they take.
9. Inhibit your sympathetic nervous system. This is critical, in fact, because one effect of activity of the sympathetic nervous system is to send energy upward toward your head. Inhibiting this system involves relaxing the brain and body, reducing all stress, eating properly, getting plenty of rest, and taking certain nutritional supplements. Other techniques can help, as well. These are described in a separate article entitled Autonomic Nervous System Health.
DIRECTIONALITY IN OTHER CONTEXTS
Directional movement also has to do with the direction of etheric energy flow within and around planet earth. This, in fact, is what gives rise to the Van Allen radiation belts, gravity, solar winds, at times, and many other curious phenomena.
Gravity. For example, the “flow” of etheric around the earth moves toward the center of the planet, and it pulls everything with it, creating what is called gravity. In fact, it is nothing more than just an effect of the etheric flow around the planet. Escape from the planet and you don’t have this flow or current of life moving you toward the center of the earth.
Polar flow. A much milder or lesser force that some people feel, nevertheless, is an etheric “flow” or directional movement from the magnetic poles of the earth toward the equator. This phenomenon gives rise to other electromagnetic fields and other interesting phenomena known in physics and earth sciences.
A simple, but effective way to take advantage of this flow is to sleep with your head facing toward the pole nearest you (either north or south pole). So if you are in the northern hemisphere, you would move your bed so your head is to the north and feet toward the south. This will enhance your etheric flow through the body. In contrast, sleeping with your head to the south in the northern hemisphere or to the north in the southern hemisphere opposes the natural flow of etheric energy through the human body and is somewhat less healthful.
You can even enhance the flow during the day by aligning your desk at work to have your body face the equator of the earth. For example, if you live in the northern hemisphere, you would face south as much as possible.
Altitude and dryness. For similar reasons, it is somewhat better to be at an altitude of about 6000-9000 feet or even more. At sea level, or near it, the etheric flow is disorganized as it encounters other forces rising from the core of the earth. This is less the case if one is at a higher altitude. Once a person is fairly developed, this no longer matters as much, I am told.
A dry climate also seems to assist the etheric flow in some way. Perhaps water molecules in the air affect the quality of the etheric energy in some way.