Exploring Wisdom: Wah! on Developing Energetic Resonance

By Paige Reist
March 10, 2017

 

Last week, Wah!, musician, leader, healer, and Art of Living Retreat Center workshop host, shared her thoughts on energy and healing. Today, she shares three ways that you can develop and hone your own energetic resonance so that you, too, can begin to experience healing from within.

 

Give and you shall receive. The Universe is a living, breathing, evolving entity, which can and will respond to any energy you initiate. If you put out bad energy, the Universe will respond and magnify it. If you share good energy, the Universe will respond and magnify it. Knowing how to magnify and build energy is something we call building energetic resonance. It’s like stretching dough at a pizza pie factory. Like pushing waves of water. It’s like the wax-on, wax-off practices in the Karate Kid movie. If you can move and build physical things, you will learn how to move and build energetic substances, which is the whole idea behind healing.

Here are three suggestions to help you learn and develop energetic resonance.

Sit Idle

Sit idle for 5 minutes during the day, and allow your mind to slow down. You can watch nature, watch a fish tank, lie on a hammock and allow yourself to space out or daydream – in other words, allow yourself to move into alpha brainwaves. This is healthy for the brain. This is not walking the dog or reading a magazine. Find neutral, be idle, body relaxed, eyes open. You can watch birds and trees, wait for a bus, or even do this on public transportation.
Being idle is the brainwave state that leads to meditation, and allows the body to rejuvenate, repair the immune system, and release healthy hormones. Knowing how to relax and move into slower brainwaves is essential in healing practices.
Resonance needs space to expand into, and patience to give it time to build. Energy won’t flow in places of congestion. When you begin something, learn to guide, breathe, and love it into existence. This is homework – I call it ‘Zen and the Art of Living Happily With Your Own Energy’. There are many tools for mental relaxation; if you need more tools, just ask! If you have a meditation practice, feel free to discuss the feelings resulting from that practice and ways to improve it with either myself or Dr. Leary – that’s what our class is for! I’ve created many guided visualizations you can listen to on a regular basis for assistance with relaxation.

 

Amplify

Make it bigger and better. Ask the Universe for more of the good stuff. If you are praising food, go into more detail. If you want to appreciate your partner, elaborate! Go on, tell them all about it – every detail you love and appreciate about them. Use repetition and add extra words, energy, and feeling to fill the space around the idea. Do it with words and conversation first, and later on, you’ll learn how to do it with energy.

Stretch

Like the pizza pie maker, stretch your Qi. Take longer steps when you walk (really, it’s not as easy as you think!). Listen to someone without interrupting, giving advice, or commentary. Hold space so they can feel their energy. Stretch your arms overhead and say “Ahhhh!” Do it right now! “Ahhhhhh!”

 

Join Wah! and Dr. James Leary, Life Qi Renewal specialist, for their Life Qi Renewal Retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center from April 6-8 . 

Interested in learning more about programs at the Art of Living Retreat Center? Check out our annual catalog here.

 

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Exploring Wisdom: Wah! on Energy & Healing

By Paige Reist
March 3, 2017

Wah!
Wah!, musician, leader, healer, and Art of Living Retreat Center workshop host, knows that in order to heal the world, you must first learn to heal yourself. In this first of two posts, she shares her wisdom and strategies for amplifying your own energy and healing yourself. 

 

When you learn about healing, your first job is to learn to heal yourself. Through yoga, meditation, and other practices, you come to understand that you have the ability to summon beautiful healing energy and direct it to different parts of the body.

 

In meditation, you learn to breathe, cleanse the mind, visualize light, and feel loving emotions of compassion and caring for yourself and others. In yoga, you activate the life force (prana) by chanting Om, and doing breathing practices (pranayama) and postures to move the energy through the body. You can further add to the fun by engaging energy locks (bandhas), and sealed energy postures (mudras).

 

Creating Space & Finding Energy

Whatever way you explore healing, the first step is learning how to find the energy. When you’re tired, you know you need energy, but you don’t know where to find it. I’ve got news for you: it’s everywhere. All the time. Mother Nature is always renewing herself, and that flowing energy is always available. You have to focus your mind and relax to find it. That’s the whole purpose of a daily spiritual practice; you have to find the good energy regardless of the mood you’re in.
How can you engage this energy? The first ingredient for any healing method is creating space. You create space inside of the body, openness in your mind, trust and innocence in your heart. You wholeheartedly welcome the new way. This is how energy begins, so make space for it – clean your closets, your brain, your heart, and shine your inner light. It’s out with the old, and in with the new, all the time.

 

Magnifying Your Flow

When energy starts to flow, you can use it, amplify it, build it, direct it. You can tap into the energy of creation and start learning how to flow with it. It’s as easy as doing something you like, and then doing more of it. The more you do, the more you like, the better it gets. It’s just like falling in love. When you add to it, it magnifies, and more of it comes back to you.
When you use energy flow to magnify substance, you build more of what you want. Building energetic resonance is not adding new flows of energy, but simply expanding the energy you already have. You can compare it to a bank account – you’re not opening a new one, but just expanding the one that you have. Like making a pizza pie. Like whipping egg whites. Something is added to create more substance. You might call it air; we call it Qi – it’s your energy that makes the difference.
Let your energy flow in your body like a river. Let the energy flow through your house. Make it beautiful. Make it spacious, and move within your body like it’s your home. It’s your energy; call it in, direct, build, and amplify it.

 

Join Wah! and Dr. James Leary, Life Qi Renewal specialist, for their Life Qi Renewal Retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center from April 6-8 . 

Interested in learning more about programs at the Art of Living Retreat Center? Check out our annual catalog here.

 

Yoga Retreat Catalog for NC

TAGS: art of living , art of living retreat center , Dr James Leary , energy , healing , music , Wah! , wisdom