Well, like I said, I have a bunch of little healing stories, but nothing definitive.
Here's the way I look at it. I think of NEW as weightlifting. It strengthens my energy body. Just as weightlifting squishes all sorts of important fluids throughout your body, lubricates joints, improves blood flow, stimulates muscle growth, etc, probably NEW does a lot of similar things to the energy body. This, of course, isn't a perfect analogy. Among other things, I believe NEW increases the *potential* for physical healing.
But I look at NEW as an art and science--a skill like martial arts or golf. If you don't mind me lumping you in too, Tia, we are amateurs. It takes years to be able to go pro. We can have fun in the meantime, and slowly increase the things we can do, but for consistent, amazing results we have a lot of practice ahead of us.
Weightlifting is an enabler. The stronger you are, the more potential you have. But you still have to practice skills to do something with that potential. A strong person has the potential to be a better wrestler than a weak person, but that strong person still has to practice wrestling. Likewise, an energetically developed person has the potential to be a better healer, but they still have to practice healing.
Here's my plan:
1. Improve my sensitivity to energy and my energy body. This will give me feedback. If I don't know what's happening, then I can't correct mistakes and improve my technique.
2. Get better at doing NEW exercises. In terms of weightlifting, I want to get better at getting stronger. This will make my overall development more efficient.
3. Identify and practice skills such as healing, shielding, shaping energy, transferring energy, giving intent to energy, anything I can think of. But only work with a few at a time.
How to do the above? I'd love to hear people's opinions. Here are some of my ideas:
For improving energy sensitivity, just spend time sensing! Give a little push to your energy body, feel carefully what happens, internalize your awareness, see if you can feel stuff happening in your body, move awareness carefully across your skin, move your awareness carefully across a table with your eyes open and closed. Project a tendril of energy, see if you can use it to to get impressions... I don't know what's even possible, so I'm going to assume everything is, and just keep practicing. Also, closing my eyes and feeling for walls, objects, sending awareness into the ground, etc.
For NEW exercises, simply practicing them as much as possible, and trying to refine them. Experimenting with moving awarenss above the skin, just under the skin, flexing your mind just a little bit differently, using awareness hands, trying to just move energy without tactile imaging. Practicing holding big shapes in your head, encompassing large parts of your body with awareness...
For healing... always having the highest expectations. Expect instantaneous, complete, perfect, painless healing each time, because it is possible. That's the goal. Some ideas: blindly radiate energy at a person's bodypart, gently reach into their body with energy connected to your own and massage, try to imagine structures realigning themselves. Try and transfer the field pattern of a healthy foot to an injured foot. Anything you can think of. And of course, RB's heart chakra technique. It's somewhere on this forum. That alone makes me believe this is a science. What are we capable of? What have we got inside our bodies?
I'm trying to keep a "skill" list. Anything people or websites mention in passing, claiming that they're able to do "X." Only thing to do is try it for yourself, and to keep practicing it, to try and verify if it's really possible to do.
Dunno, what's for real and what isn't. But I betcha some of it is.
Whew, I'd like to actually read what I've written, but gotta run.
::amused, exasperated sigh::
Best of luck, everyone.
Edited by - kifyre on 11 April 2002 04:28:56