by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© December 2018, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.




This article has to do with a peculiar quality of human beings.  It is that a healthy body has an electrical charge between the head and the feet.  If the charge is diminished or reversed for some reason, a person will be much less healthy.

This electrical charge is due to a flow of subtle energy, or ether, or vital force that moves through extremely tiny channels that run vertically throughout the body from the head to the feet.  For details about the channels, read The Central Channel.




Enhancing the downward flow of subtle energy through the body is the most powerful single method we know of to heal and develop the body.

For this reason, it is the core or essence of the development programs we set up.

This is a critical difference between development programs and all other healing and nutrition, medical, holistic and naturopathic healing methods.  The requirement that a food, nutritional supplement, herb, or procedure assists with the downward flow of subtle energy through the body is a major criterion we use to recommend or reject the use of foods, products and procedures.

For example, fruit and all sweets move energy upward.  Many nutritional supplements and some herbs also move energy upward.




The direction is from the head to the feet.  It is the same if one is standing, sitting or lying down.  For convenience, we call this direction the ‘down’ direction.  The improper direction of flow (from the feet to the head) we call the ‘up’ direction.


Slang phrases that describe the polarity or directionality of the body. Many phrases in the English language reflect the idea that downward motion is healthful, while upward motion is not healthy.

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, jammed up or up to no good.  People sometimes ask “What is up?”, meaning what is wrong or what is upsetting you.

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, these phrases actually refer to a movement of energy that some people can feel.

Still other examples are words such as crooked and twisted, and phrases such as turned, slanted, off track, and off base. 

Note that not all slang phrases reflects this idea.  For example, one may speak of an “upstanding” citizen, and when sad or ill, we say a person is feeling “down”.


Ancient references to this flow of energy.  The author first learned about down energy in a Tai Chi class.  Tai chi is a very old Chinese system of self-defense.  The teacher suggested that to be grounded and strong, one must move energy down the body, from head to foot. 




Upward flowing subtle energy, vital force or chi causes every conceivable symptom of dis-ease.  In some cases, correcting the flow of subtle energy is the most important thing that must be corrected for health to return.

This is why the development programs we set up always emphasize the Pulling Down Exercise, along with the correct diet, supplements and other procedures we use in development programs.

Common problems associated with upward moving energy include panic attacks, anxiety, anger, fear, heartburn or GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease).  Others include 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 such as yeast or candida albicans infection, fatigue, depression, and obesity.  Even osteoporosis can be related to upward moving subtle energy because there is not sufficient psychological and even physical “weight” moving downward in the body. 

Poisoning.  Most poisoning cause an upward flow of energy through the body.  This is one of their main mechanisms of action.

Emotions. Discouragement and fear definitely cause an upward flow of energy.  These can cause a death wish in which one wishes to leave the physical body, metaphorically, by exiting through the head.

Love versus vampirism.  Loving another person always causes the other person’s energy to move somewhat more in a downward direction.  In contrast, vampirism (stealing energy from another person) always causes an upward flow of energy through the body of the victim.  For more on this interesting topic, please read Energy Vampirism on this site.

Men and women and the etheric direction of flow.  In modern times, men are often more grounded, and the direction of their etheric energy 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.

Some women also wear high heels and tight and sexy clothing that makes it harder for energy to flow downward from the head to the feet.  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.  Men also have something between their legs that reminds them to move energy downward all day, whereas women do not.


Sex and the direction of etheric flow.  Ordinary sex with orgasm moves subtle energy upward.  It also spins the energy centers backwards.  In contrast, Down Sex moves subtle energy downward and is an excellent practice.




Moving subtle energy downward with the mind or using some other method spins the energy centers:

1. In the correct direction.

2. Faster

3. More evenly and in a much more coordinated way.

This is an important way that downward moving etheric energy heals the body and brain.  For more details, read The Energy Centers.




Moving subtle energy downward from head to feet spins the three dantiens in the correct direction and much faster.  This is also a reason why downward moving energy is healing.  For details, read The Dantiens.




The battery analogy.  While 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.  It can be measured with a simple volt-ammeter.

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 and disease occur.

Moving etheric energy downward has a rejuvenating effect, like recharging a battery.  As a result, practicing the Pulling Down Exercise for at least an hour or two every day or more, helps a person to live much longer than average.


The magnet analogy. The electrical or etheric 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 piece of iron or steel are all lined up the same way, a strong magnetic field is created, and the object becomes magnetic.  If, however, the iron atoms are arranged randomly, no magnetism is measurable because the magnetic effects of the individual iron atoms cancel each other out.

In a similar fashion, if all your body cells are “magnetized” or “charged” in a similar direction, the body’s electrical field becomes more coherent and stronger.  This has a strong healing effect.  However, if the cells are either not charged enough, or the charge is reversed, health will be much worse.


A personal experience with this idea.  Years ago, the author noticed that when he did the pushing down exercise, he could feel a mild tingling in the right hand, somewhat like an electrical current flow.  He asked an electrical researcher to measure the electrical pressure or voltage on the body between the head and the right hand.  Indeed, an electrical test meter registered several millivolts.


The sodium/potassium ratio and cellular charge.  Dr. Paul Eck found that the sodium/potassium ratio on a hair analysis (but not on a blood or urine test) is a measure of the electrical charge on the cells.  The hair must not be washed at the laboratory for accurate results.

This has to do with the sodium pump mechanism.  It pumps sodium out of the cells and allows potassium to remain inside the cells for optimum health.  This mechanism also depends upon healthy cell membranes.  For proper functioning, these require adequate omega-3 fatty acids and many other chemicals found primarily in cooked vegetables . 

Too many omega-6 fatty acids, which most people have today, damages the sodium pump mechanism, as can inflammation and other problems.




              The downward moving energy idea needs to be incorporated into your daily lifestyle in order to have optimum health today.  Many people also require it just to get well.  The main way to do this is to do the pushing down exercise every day for at least 1 or 2 hours.  This is the most important and powerful way to move subtle energy downward through the body.  When done forcefully and repeatedly every day, this will dramatically have a downward-moving energetic effect.

You can do the exercise sitting, lying down, or walking slowly with your eyes half open.  You can do it while doing a coffee enema or the vaginal coffee implant, or while in a sauna.  Two people can also help each other do the exercise if they do it together.  For details, read The Pulling Down Exercise.


Other Exercises to do along with the meditation.


1. Down breathing or toe breathing. This is a powerful breathing method.  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.  For more, read Breathing on this website.


2. Down walking.  This is also a wonderful way to do the mental exercise if you have a safe, quiet place to walk.  For more on this method, please read Down Walking.


3. Down thinking and feeling.  This is mentioned later in this article.


4. A nutritional balancing program IS down eating, down supplementation and down detoxification.




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.




These include:

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 water that has a more open bond angle between the hydrogen atoms of the water.  You can buy it as Ice Age Glacial Spring Water from Canada.  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.  Please do not drink more of it, as it is devoid of minerals and will demineralize your body.

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.  Artificial means of getting more O2 such as hyperbaric oxygen is not too good as it is quite yin in Chinese medical terminology.  However, O3 or ozone is better.  I don’t agree with some health authorities who say that ozone 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.  For more about 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.


7. Living at higher altitudes in drier climates seems to be somewhat helpful, for some reason.


8. Some walking practices.  Examples  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’ 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.




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  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).  If you are in the Northern hemisphere, you 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 also 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. 

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.




Certain thoughts tend to be grounding and centering.  These I call down thoughts.  They include taking full responsibility for your actions, learning to depend upon God, rather than upon other people, and asking God for help in every situation.

Others are learning to be self-reliant and self-sufficient, rather than needing a lot of people around you to be happy.  Another is to think realistically and logically, instead of thinking wishfully and unrealistically.




            This is a more esoteric topic, but a very important one.  Pushing energy downward from the head to the feet through the body can remove what are sometimes called karmic blocks or blocked movement.  This can easily save your life.  To read more about it, read Movement on this website.




            Moving energy downward through the body from head to feet brings much more etheric energy into the body.  This is called acquired etheric energy, since it is not etheric energy with which one was born.  This energy not only heals the body, but also moves the body along the path of development very quickly.  In fact, it is necessary for more advanced development.  For details, read Introduction To Development.



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