The Energy Of Our Being

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"Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature." ~ W.H. Auden

We are energy.

Does this makes sense to you?  And what does that really mean?

We are all on some path, traveling through this life that is ours.  We breathe.  We move. 

My fingers bend to press the keys on the keyboard as I type this.  I blink. 

I feel pain.  I feel love.

We are energy. 

The more I fully experience this idea of our being as a source of energy, the more I believe we harness so much more energy than we can even begin to comprehend.  Perhaps there is some mind-body-spirit connection to this energy.  Perhaps there is something deep within, a something that maybe is not tangible – yet is deeply real – that connects us to that energy source of us.  I am not here with answers.  I am here with my observations, and my beliefs, and my heart.

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to experience a reconnective healing session with a dear friend, Jenny Mannion.   Jenny is a reconnective healing practitioner, mother, wife, belly dancer, and really just a bright and shining soul in our world today.

First, though, I would like to take a couple of steps back.

I suppose this journey really began the day I was born.  A journey that has brought me to where I am today.  Fast forward from that first day of life…to where I have reached in my life today.  Moments of awakening.  Moments of joy.  Moments of sadness.  Moments of pain.  Moments of pleasure.  Many different experiences in the formation of "me".  (just like there are many different experiences in the formation of "you")

Back to this idea of energy.  Have you ever experienced the amazing energy we house within our bodies?  Perhaps you have.  Maybe it's been an instant.  Maybe something greater.  Even the talk of all of this has a very "alternative" feel to it.  Something I have typically been not sold on.  This all takes me back to earlier this fall, and to an experience I had in which I felt the energy within my body in ways I never have before.  I came away from this experience with a much deeper belief in what power we truly hold within our being.

And that all brings me back to the wonderful reconnective healing session with Jenny.  Prior to having this shift in belief in the raw energy within our body, I would have been uncomfortable and uneasy going into this healing session. 

What is reconnective healing?  From Jenny's site:  Reconnective Healing™ is a form of healing that  reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and of who we are.  For more information, please visit Jenny's Reconnection site.

The Experience

Being that Jenny and I are physically separated by distance, I participated in a distance healing session.  To set the stage, Jenny and I spoke on the phone.  We then ended the phone call, and I found a quiet place to lay down.

(of note:  no two experiences are exactly alike, each one being very personal)

Forty minutes.  My only focus was to relax.

What I experienced really began as a deep sense of peace.  There was a tingling sensation in my hands and feet, and to a degree – in my face.  And then, there were moments of what I would describe as a much deeper sense of peace and connection with myself.  In these moments, there was the experience of a glowing sensation, and a warmth throughout my body.  Usually short moments, each very meaningful to me personally. 

I went into this not having something that I was specifically looking for healing from, just a true desire to experience a deeper connection with myself. 

And before I knew it, this forty minute window of time was done. 

Coming out of this, the biggest connection for me, during the session was really these moments of deep peace and connection. 

Three weeks have since passed since Jenny and I worked together on this reconnective healing session.  There were these real feelings that initial day…feelings of peace and connection.  Is this something that would last, though?  Or would life just go on as normal?

Three weeks. 

Moments that have been deeply good.  Moments that have been challenging.  Moments of uncertainty.  Life.

Is anything different?

Because, this is great and all – to have that feeling of warmth and peace that I experienced during the session.  Does this really change anything, though?


I believe at the depth of my soul that there is a deeper level of peace within my being.  It's not something I can quantify.  Maybe you see it, talking to me…and maybe you don't.  Maybe you wonder how I can know there is more peace within me?

This I know.  I do feel at peace in my life.  And that peace is greater now than it has ever been.  Can I say for certain that it's fully (or even, in part) related to this reconnective healing session?  No.  Do I believe it is?  Yes.  I believe that all of my life's experiences have led me to where I am today, and it's a collective of all of that.  I have now had two experiences in the last several months that have taken me further along this path of believing that we are energy.  And we can affect that energy. 

The last couple of weeks have been filled with much connection with everything that feels right…even in those moments of uncertainty and challenge. 

Is reconnective healing some far-fetched idea? 

Only you can decide, for you.  I believe that a big part of that is what is in our heart.  What do we believe is possible?  What are we open to experiencing in our life?

We are energy.

I keep coming back to this, and to the amazing possibilities that our bodies possess. 

Are you open to these possibilities?

My Take

Reconnective healing is a deeply personal experience, and one that will be different for everyone. 

I believe that if you are open to the experience of what is possible, then alternative healing modalities can be transformational in your life.  For me, that is a deeper sense of peace in my life.  Again, this isn't something quantitative or that might always be visibly noticeable.  It is a sense, though, that I most definitely have.  It's a feeling that connects me to a deeper part of my soul. 

Personal note to Jenny:  Jenny, know that I am deeply grateful for both our friendship, and for our time together during this healing session.  You have a beautiful way of caring for those in your life, and that I have been touched by your presence is a gift that I hold close to my heart. 

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Stacey Shipman February 18, 2010 at 8:48 am

Thank you for sharing your experience. I personally do not think it’s a far fetched idea. Because as you say we are energy. I think when we give ourselves the opportunity to relax and connect deeply to our own soul we find a lot of the answers we’re searching for externally. But not everyone is ready to go that deep.
.-= Stacey Shipman´s Last Fabulous Post ..FGL TV Stretch Break! Chair stretch for hips and lower back =-.


Jenny Mannion February 18, 2010 at 8:56 am

Hi Lance,

Thank you so much for this Lance and for your openness to experience Reconnective Healing. Your friendship has meant a lot to me and sharing this with you was a gift for me as well. 🙂

I would say the #1 thing reconnective healing has brought me is that deeper connection to myself and a general sense of peace (as well as turning up my intuition REAL LOUD). I have had several people tell me since my reconnective healing experiences that I just SEEM calmer and more at ease. I know I FEEL the energy flowing around me effortlessly which is something I rarely felt before. I consider it SUCH a gift to share with others and while I am in session with a client I experience those deep moments of love that you describe above as peace and connection. It is almost a love that cannot be quantified here on this plane.. deeper, purer and definitely warm and certainly lovely beyond words. 🙂 This is also what many clients tell me they experience. This in itself is a gift and the fact that this also brings about healings on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels is almost an added BONUS. 😉

Thank you Lance, for telling others about your experience and for being you; authentic and loving. I always smile when I read your writing and think about you and your family. You are a beautiful soul and I would say I wish you well but I have no doubt in my mind wellness is all around you and your family. It is an honor to know you. 🙂

May the feeling of peace continue and just grow Lance for you and your loved ones.
Lots of Love,
.-= Jenny Mannion´s Last Fabulous Post ..Past Lives – What do They have to do with Healing? =-.


Mindful Mimi February 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

Hi Lance, Hi Jenny,
How nice of you to be sharing that with us here.
I recently had my first Reiki experience and found it to be very relaxing indeed.
.-= Mindful Mimi´s Last Fabulous Post ..Quarrelsome builders and expatriates =-.


Lynn February 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

Lance – I think it so awesome that you are open to this type of alternative healing. Having a deep sense of peace must feel so wonderful as you go through your day to day dealings with life.
.-= Lynn´s Last Fabulous Post ..Journey, grace and walking music =-.


Julie February 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

Lance, I saw your FB note about this. Wow, you’ve made some bold steps! I’m so glad you did this. 🙂

Yes, as you say, we are all energy. In fact, EVERYTHING is energy. Every single thing. Everything you see, everything you think and feel, everything you intuit, and so very much more… In fact, everything you can IMAGINE is energy, no matter how wild or far-fetched, because the very nature of your imagination makes it real… There is nothing that is not energy.
.-= Julie´s Last Fabulous Post ..Letting Go! =-.


Wendi Kelly-Life's Little Inspirations February 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

hi Lance,

I can’t think of anything that is more truth then this statement…’we are all energy” So do I think it is far-fetched? Not in the slightest bit.

What is prayer if not the transfer of thought energy from one place to another? Transfer of love and intent that travels on waves of energy? And to take it a step further, we are all energy that at some basic level is all connected to each other.

Now, do some of us- OR more truthfully, all of us, at one time or another have blocks to that flow of energy? Yes. All the time. However, I believe that at our core soul beings, with no blockage, no ego, no fear, we are energetic beams of light all connected in brilliance.

Some people…and I am one of them, might call that heaven.
.-= Wendi Kelly-Life’s Little Inspirations´s Last Fabulous Post ..For the Love of Rain =-.


Laura Hegfield February 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

what a gift this experience was/is for you Lance, as clearly it is a continued experience…we are indeed more than the physical forms that can be touched skin to skin…so much more…and healing too will go on and on…I don’t think it is something that does or can happen all at once…healing is a flow…it is energy shifting in and around us…it is love making itself known on a soulular level. Good for you, for giving this a try, for reconnecting with your essence, the essence of all that is with awareness.
.-= Laura Hegfield´s Last Fabulous Post ..Loop Together Some Thoughts =-.


J.D. Meier February 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

We are energy … well put.

It’s funny how people can give off good or bad vibes and how we can pick up on energy. I think energy and empathy go hand in hand.
.-= J.D. Meier´s Last Fabulous Post ..Sites I Follow for Insight and Inspiration =-.


Betsy Wuebker February 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Hi Lance – Having several feng shui practitioners in my midst, I am well-acquainted with this concept. Arranging things around us, and yes ourselves as well, to encourage the greatest receptivity to positive energy has fascinating results. Thanks for sharing your experience.
.-= Betsy Wuebker´s Last Fabulous Post ..Roaming Through Michigan =-.


Hulbert February 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Inspiring post Lance. I think all human beings may be part of a force where we don’t understand yet. Some call it energy, some call it spirit, but there it feels as if there is something that connects us all together in some way, shape, or form. I liked how you have written this post and described your relationship with this source of energy. Thank you.
.-= Hulbert´s Last Fabulous Post ..Do Your Blogging Struggles Still Bother You? =-.


Sami - Life, Laughs & Lemmings February 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Hi Lance and Jenny. Given we only use 1o% of our brain function (in fact there’s research that suggests we use even less than that), there is much we don’t know or can comprehend. We can’t see the energy but times (like the ones you’ve had) show we are energy. Just like we can’t see the radio waves but we can hear the radio.

Some would say this is far fetched but science is starting to prove it’s not. There’s now a whole area of science devoted to it (metaphysics).

Good for you Lance. It sounds like the reconnective session had a huge, positive impact on you.
.-= Sami – Life, Laughs & Lemmings´s Last Fabulous Post ..Ten Favourites =-.


Ray Mannion February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Hi Lance,
I really like how you took some time to consider the lasting effects. I recall my first session with Jenny and I was skeptical going into it. Within seconds, I was deeply shocked by the strength of the sensations. People often ask and comment about the sensations DURING the session but I think that it is the lasting connection that changes us most profoundly. Jenny doesn’t talk about the woman who overcame Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatique who is now two years pain and pain-pill free after receiving a distance session. If that’s not lasting, I don’t know what is! I really like the articles on your site (first time here). Your writing is superb!
.-= Ray Mannion´s Last Fabulous Post ..Promotion test January 2010 =-.


Jannie Funster February 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Hi! I could not agree more that yes, WE ARE ENERGY. In every cell energy is flowing, electrical current, firing, releasing, repeating. Every move and thought is made possible by energy. Food is our energy fuel. Laughter and love are too. We truly are miracles. When we align with our energy we are whole, when we do not, we are out of balance.

I’m so happy you are at peace, Lance! enjoy it now, and always. I remember Patricia, of Patricia’s Wisdom had Jenny healing and she swears by it too!


Jody - Fit at 52 February 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Definitely an interesting subject & honestly, I have never even gone there but it makes sense. After my mom died, I was out & a lady I was standing next to asked me if I knew someone by the name of Rachel.. it was my mom’s name & this was just 2 weeks after she passed away…. energy as you say.
.-= Jody – Fit at 52´s Last Fabulous Post ..Past Catching Up With the Present =-.


Joy February 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I am so happy for you. And proud of you for your open mind at trying something you aren’t completely “sold on”, and recognizing all of the positive surrounding it.
My personal belief is that we are all energy. I believe in filling my space with so much positive energy that there is no room for negative at all. I believe I share my energy in general, but when I focus I share it in the form of Light, which touches each person specifically in the places they’ve requested it.
As for healing, I take a holistic approach. I have healed from stage 3 cervical cancer with minimal surgery and absolutely no radiation. Using energy and also chakra healing. Wondrous. Amazing. The mind/body connection has always been huge for me, so I know that I can change my energy by healing my mind which then co-relates specifically to my physical body or vice versa. It’s cyclical. If you are interested, I recommend Caroline Myss “The Anatomy of the Spirit” which was highly recommended to me. It’s an amazing field. I have faith in God, and believe basically Energy is Love, true pure unfathomable unlimited Love, and that is ultimately what we all share.
Much Light to you as you discover new and amazing things as a result of your experience:)


Aurora February 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I can feel the healing you describe in your post, real and profound, and part of what Spirit brings to each of us when we are open and receptive to the loving wisdom and peace available within.
What you experienced with Jenny is a gift that you can continue to know as you choose it. As you continue to explore, grow, and connect with that real energy inside you, that energy of who we are meant to be when the veils and illusions are lifted.
.-= Aurora´s Last Fabulous Post ..Nature is Sexy =-.


Patricia February 18, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Lance very nice writing about your experience and and the after results. I too experienced such a profound peace and I was pain free for about 3 days, which allowed my knee to begin the healing process. I can also reconnect still to the peaceful sensations and the feelings of well being.

Dr. Brian Swimme a Physicist and Theologian says we are all 98% energy and only 2% matter…I wish I could see him in person, as a friend says even listening to his DVD one can reconnect to those peaceful feelings.

I am putting out the good energy that we will get some good work into the office, because I wish to have another session with Jenny – it was a profound experience.
Thank you for sharing your journey.
.-= Patricia´s Last Fabulous Post ..192 Books =-.


axel g February 18, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I like the way Eckhart Tolle talks about feelings and thoughts: “Feelings are amplified thoughts.”

When I meditate, there’s always a build up of mental energy which makes it easier to concentrate…

Inspiring post!


Chris Edgar February 19, 2010 at 12:10 am

Hi Lance — I can definitely relate to the whole idea of everything being energy sounding kind of woo-woo or New-Agey at the beginning. And yet, there are so many experiences we have as human beings, I think, that science has yet to explain. For example, when I focus my attention intently on part of my body, I feel a warmth there, and I can move that sense of warmth around by changing where I put my attention. I don’t think biologists understand why that happens — maybe they will someday — but it’s been a part of yoga teachings for thousands of years. For now, I can only call that “energy.”


Evelyn Lim February 19, 2010 at 12:19 am

Lance, it is great that you allowed yourself to be open in awareness. Most certainly, we are all energy. Distance healing works, as I have clearly observed the fact while working with my clients. When you start to shift energetically, you will realize how much happier you have become because of it. You also connect more spiritually and deeply to your divinity. All the best to your journey!
.-= Evelyn Lim´s Last Fabulous Post ..Universal Studios Singapore Pictures for Vision Board =-.


Lisa (mommymystic) February 19, 2010 at 1:11 am

Lance, thank so much for sharing this! I am fan of Jenny’s writing, but have not yet had a session with her. Your described it so beautifully, and your intro about energy was also so clear and well-done. It is interesting to see so many people shifting into this new way of thinking, about all levels of our being as this one big spectrum of energy. Bravo to you for exploring so many new things, and sharing them here!
.-= Lisa (mommymystic)´s Last Fabulous Post ..Reading Omens, and My Moment With the Condors =-.


Hilary February 19, 2010 at 2:09 am

Hi Lance and Jenny – really interesting to hear about Reconnective Healing – and particularly your experience. I too believe there’s a huge amount of energy in and all around us .. it’s so informative to find your site, hear about the process and get an idea of its power. I’m really interested to know more – in due course. Fascinating. Thank you both of you …
.-= Hilary´s Last Fabulous Post ..Collop Monday , Shrove Tuesday, Amazing Grace and Ash Crosses =-.


Lance February 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

@Stacey Shipman – Hi Stacey. And let’s say I’ve always known there was this energy within us. What I have experienced through these two experiences has really given me an even greater awareness for just how true that is. And it is moments like this, when we are connecting to something greater within us…our soul…that this going within does guide us to so many answers on the outside. It is a journey, and a big part of that is being open to what that journey can be. Stacey, I know we have talked about this before, and I believe deeply that your path is one that very much is taking you into your soul…and leading you toward all that is right for you in your whole world.

@Jenny Mannion – Hi Jenny. Know that our time together is something that has really helped me to touch upon a deeper peace within me. That this was done with friendship and love as a basis made it all the more meaningful to me. Funny you should mention intuition…as just last night I had a moment where mine, as well, was really turned up. Hmmm….now to act upon that intuition!!! And that sense of peace…what a great place to be at, isn’t it Jenny. Even in moments that might feel uncertain or that would typically be unsettling – I find that that deeper sense of peace remains. And that is truly a gift. Jenny, you are doing so much good in this world. And that is a good that is deep and caring and filled with love. In fact, the word “love” is one that always touches my thoughts when I think of you. Always. You are love in all depths of your soul. It has been a beautiful gift to experience this healing with you. Jenny, you are a dear friend, and it is such an honor to know you. Love always, Lance.

@Miranda – Hi Miranda. This experience in reconnective healing really touched upon the greater connection there is within each of us…to the energy we all house within our being. And it sounds like you have found a similar experience through Reiki. Miranda, that is so good to hear. And I think that’s such a great thing, too – there are many different ways for us to experience this deeper sense of peace.

@Lynn – Hi Lynn. And if I look back, even a year or two – the idea of alternative healing would have seemed a bit too “out there” for me. All part of the journey, I suppose. And to believing what is possible. Today, I believe that there is so much that is possible, and that we don’t fully realize yet. Our bodies are magnificent works – and there is just so much there! Having experienced this, now a couple of times, has been an awakening into what truly is possible…and that has been so, so good.

@Julie – Hi Julie. Energy. Yes. This is something I’ve experienced twice now, in the last few months. The first time was a very vivid experience – and really so good for me to truly FEEL that energy. My time with Jenny was much more of a deeply peaceful experience, yet it still touched so deeply on this idea that we are energy. Julie, this whole idea of energy and what we are has been tranformed within me over these last few months. And that has been so, so good to experience. So, your words today land upon my heart and shine…just as you always do in my life…

@Wendi – Hi Wendi. Your ending two paragraphs here are beautiful! I am one of those people, too. Energetic beams of light…heaven… Wendi, these statements are deeply connecting for me. Know that I see you as a shining light in this world…which is like a touch of something greater and beyond, here in my life today. What I guess I am saying – is that your words and your actions and your being – touch upon the beautiful soul you are. And your thoughts on prayer are just as deeply connecting for me. Know that everything you have shared here is filled with love and a connection to something Greater. And that is all landing upon my soul today…in very beautiful ways…

@Laura – Hi Laura. That has been the most wonderful part of this whole healing experience – in how it’s something that wasn’t just “in that moment”. It’s something that continues to reside in me – that sense of real peace. “Healing is a flow” – Laura, that is so well said. And that is the energy within, and at work. That is all such a deep feeling of peace. And through that peace, there is also that greater connection to soul. That is such a good place to be….thanks so much for your beautiful words today.

@J.D. – That’s a great observation. The vibes we give off…really that’s part of that energy within us, flowing outward. And as energy-filled beings, we pick up on that from others.


suzen February 19, 2010 at 8:29 am

Hi Lance! How sensational that you feel so connected to your energy core! And what a blessing Jenny is for helping people do this! Talk about enriching your experience of life! Wow!

I SO believe we are energy and as such our energy affects everything and everyone around us – always, every moment. To be aware of this, as you now are, is really such an awesome empowerment! Thank you, thank you for sharing your personal experience with this! What a marvelous way to show everyone what this connection is all about! It’s healing, yes, but much, much more! You have an incredible resource to tap into whenever you need to – the peaceful, loving, bright core of energy that is YOU! YAY for you!

.-= suzen´s Last Fabulous Post ..Discoveries in Being Hip – It’s CODE =-.


Evita February 19, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hi Lance

Oh how I loved how you started this post….yes we are energy! And it feels so wonderful to acknowledge that – to accept our essence!

I am so happy that you wrote about your experience with Jenny, and in such a way to make everyone feel welcome to hear it and open their hearts to it, in their own way.

Having a session with Jenny myself, I can so relate to this, but at the same time I LOVE what you emphasized that “everyone’s experience is different” – truly unique and their own.

I am so happy for you that you had this experience – I know it will serve as a great foundation for further growth and expansion along your personal journey.
.-= Evita´s Last Fabulous Post ..On the Pilgrimage of Life: Talking With Bernie Krausse About A Special Journey =-.


scheng1 February 19, 2010 at 8:40 am

haha, you sound like my Qigong teacher when she teaches us about gathering and releasing energy (chi)
.-= scheng1´s Last Fabulous Post ..7 tips to self improvement =-.


Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord February 19, 2010 at 9:27 am

Lance, you’re like the “Apple” of humans: just when I think you cannot get any better, you do! Your evolution has been phenomenal to witness. Thank you for giving us all the honor of seeing it up-close and personal through your reflective writing.

I’ve believed that we are all “one” and linked by the common thread of energy for many years now, but it continues to change in terms of what that means for me. At first, it was just a concept that seemed cool. Then it became a concept that I could see other people living. And then I slowly began to embrace it, and practice it in my own life. Now, I’m happy to say it’s reached a cellular level within me, where I know that every thought I think shoots outward from me and comes back again in an instant, pulling with it similarly vibrating energies that match my thoughts and thus create my reality.

I’ll give one broad example that I’ve noticed within our blogging community. Starting in December, I noticed I wanted to spend more and more time away from the computer, which meant writing fewer blog entries and commenting on fewer sites. As the feeling lingered, I started to notice others doing the same. And then people started talking to me about it, telling me how they felt overwhelmed by all they had going on, and how blogging needed to take a back seat to other aspects of life. I kept watching as my own energy shifted in this regard, and kept seeing more and more people pulling back. And then this past week, two well-known blogging buddies sent messages saying they needed to cut back on blog commenting time. So from December to February, this energy has affected hundreds if not thousands of us.
We never feel anything ALONE. If we feel something, because we are all connected energetically, chances are we’re just picking up on a broader energetic shift that’s happening.

Lance, this article has me excited in so many ways, not the least of which is what it means for you, personally, to evolve in this manner.

You really are such an incredible human being, and one I’m honored to know.
.-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s Last Fabulous Post ..Underwear in the Jungle! =-.


Lance February 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

@Betsy – Hi Betsy. And what I take from this is that we CAN affect our energy. By what we have surrounding us, by our thoughts, by those people around us, by our being. Very empowering!

@Hulbert – Hi Hulbert. I believe there is much that we don’t fully grasp in what the human body is capable of. And to this idea that we are all somehow connected…I resoundingly agree! There is a connection we have with others, of that I am sure.

@Sami – Hey Sami. Hmmm…are you hinting toward ME with that research?!?!?!?!? Ha!!! You know, metaphysics is an area I am certainly not well versed in. And yet, this whole concept behind that area of study is a fascinating one too…and one I’m drawn more and more to, especially as I consider all that truly is possible. Great thoughts, Sami…

@Ray – Hi Ray. Your wonderful wife Jenny is truly a gifted and caring soul. Continue to love and nurture all that the two of you have. And to the reconnective healing: I found that as I went into this open to what could be…and it was those sensations that I first felt. A tingling and warmth. At moments, it was almost as though Jenny was there with me (which I shared with her on our follow up call). Very deeply moving experience. And Jenny…she is an amazing example of the power this healing can truly have! What she has overcome, and where she is today is a testament to just how deeply beneficial these natural healing movements are. And your support of her in all of this is a gift to both of you! I wish both of you a lifetime of love and light.

@Jannie – Hi Jannie. Oh!! And you have really hit upon something I believe very deeply – this concept that is like an electric current within us…stronger than we can begin to imagine. While it wasn’t this experience with Jenny, I have had another recent experience where I felt this on such a magnitude. It was an experience I’ll never forget, and it really shifted some beliefs in all that is possible. Jannie, thank you so much. And thanks for all your beautiful support.

@Jody – Hi Jody. You know, Jody, this whole idea of us as energy was something I hadn’t really explored very much either…until just recently. And the more I do, the more I believe that “we are energy”. In some very amazing ways. And I think your example shows that all so well…there is an energy that we emit…and that others connect with, too. Pretty powerful stuff…

@Joy – Hi Joy. What an amazing and wonder-filled comment to read. Joy, thank you so much for sharing some of your own personal journey here. And how you have been healed is such a powerful example of truly how much energy there is within our bodies. I also just want you to know that I find a very deep and personal positive energy connection with you…always. So, what you have shared here just fits so well to the love and light you shine. And thank you so much for the Caroline Myss recommendation. May the journey ahead, for all of us, be filled with a continued deeper connection to spirit within…

@Aurora – Hi Aurora. And yes, this was very much a real connection to something deeper and greater within. And something that continues today…with a level of peace that is comforting on many levels. Thanks so much for being here today.


Nadia - Happy Lotus February 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

Hi Lance,

I am so happy that you feel greater peace and that Jenny has been able to help you achieve that state of being. That is awesome.

We definitely are all units of energy and we radiate our energy where ever we go. The way I see it, we are all like a radio and we send out vibes no matter where we are. We have the choice as to how our vibes will be. We can either choose to send out happy vibes or miserable vibes.

Now if I could only add the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations” at this moment, then this comment would be complete! 🙂
.-= Nadia – Happy Lotus´s Last Fabulous Post ..“Here Comes the Sun” – The Re-Invention Begins =-.


Kristie Ryan February 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

Greetings Lance,

I just love this post about us being “energy”. I felt my energy grow just as I was reading this! I often times forget about this energy and how neat it really is, but I must say that meditating has been my way of discovering that this energy exists and meditating is what I do to revisit it.

Congrats to you and your deeper sense of self~ what a great feeling that must be! I myself have come a long way and with blogs like yours and so many other inpsiring people , I will be well on my way.

Thank you 🙂



Jan February 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

Lance, so nice to hear that you gave this a try. I think energy healing is a powerful charism. It does create a deep sense of peace, just as you experienced. The trick to making it last is this (I think). We get a sense of what it feels like to be in alignment, experience pure harmony from such a session. (My husband is also an energy healer so I do know a bit about which I speak. 🙂 Then we can continue to align ourselves in that same way with our “tools.” Whatever spiritual practices re-orient us toward our peace. In other words, the healing session can shift something within us and then it can help us “remember” our peace, or joy, or whatever….so that we take the necessary steps to live in that way. To actually embody the virtue rather than just move in and out of it. I am not sure if this makes sense to you…it does to me. 🙂 But we each must find our own way to live lives of peace and I hope you will always know that I honor the path you choose for you… as I would wonderful Jenny and all…..Blessings to you.


Lance February 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

@Patricia – Isn’t Jenny great!!! And I did read about your experience, too. Especially that you have been helped in healing pain within your body – I think that is wonderful! I hope it works out for you to re-connect with Jenny in the future…

@Axel – I like that – “Feelings are amplified thoughts.” And when we amplify them, we also give them energy. Very cool!

@Chris Edgar – Hi Chris. Oh, I agree whole-heartedly! Science is good, and there is a lot that it does explain. Still, there is just so much out there, so much even just within our being, that is yet to be fully explained. So, maybe that is New Age. And that’s okay, right. I think there is a process as well, for all of us, to get to where we feel comfortable with anything that seems new or unknown. Thanks much, Chris, for being here – your words are filled with much wisdom.

@Evelyn – Hi Evelyn. Yes, there is a level of both happiness and peace…and I truly believe that’s a function of the energy housed within us…and how we are harnessing that energy. And I am also a firm believer in distance healing and it’s many, many benefits. Evelyn, you are so grounded in goodness, and that is your soul, shining through…

@Lisa – Hi Lisa. Had I thought about this even just a year ago…it would have all seemed a bit out there for me. Yet, on this journey through life, I’ve come to a place today where I am open to the belief that there is so, so much we don’t understand. And as such, being open to new thought, new idea, new ways of being….is a wonderful place to be. And it feels good to be in this place. Jenny is a beautiful soul, and that shined through so much in all our preparation for this. Lisa, know that I see that in you, too…a soul filled with deep and caring beauty…

@Hilary – Hi Hilary. This first came up for the this past fall, in a different exercise I was part of. And in that, I felt the energy within my body like I never have before. When the session was finished, I was exhausted mentally and physically, and yet at the same time, the right brain side of me was awake in ways I had also never experienced. The energy within us is so amazingly powerful!


Bern February 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Its sounds like Jenny is a great mechanic for the Soul who knew how to clean your carburetor…..and so now you are humming with all cylinders fully resonating, where her tune-up allows you to comfortably experience the world in spiritual luxury.

I can feel you glowing from Here Lance.


Mama Zen February 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

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Jenn February 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Lance, this is so timely! after the week I’ve had and then a book I read tonight which touched on something I always wanted to know more about –‘cellular healing’.. I studied the anatomy on it before in my school course but it still did not answer for me what and how the cell is set up. It is so fascinating! I understand a lot more seeing some of the photographs and reading some of the book: Cell-Level Healing by Joyce Hawkes she also speaks of the vibration and energy of the Universe being within us. I think until one appreciates the value of a single cell, or the energy as you speak of life is just not ‘fully embraced’,.. I was challenged today to ‘go within the area of pain’ and then when i read this about the beauty within a cell. and how mysterious and wonderful it is it got me thinking.. so what are we really afraid of? It was a healing moment for me to go from the pain to the individual cell and see its setup and imagine its beauty. thanks for this lovely post! I hope you find that book interesting also! It is wonderful! ~Jenn
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Lance February 20, 2010 at 4:54 am

@Suzen – Jenny is very much a blessing! This experience really brought even greater focus to this idea that our bodies are energy. In subtle, yet very noticeable ways, I felt that energy – the warmth, the tingling sensation. And Suzen, yes – it is a healing energy…and so much more! Our bodies are incredible vessels…and so worth exploring what is possible!

@Evita – Hi Evita. This idea of energy is something I feel like I’ve only touched the tip of. And as I think more deeply about that, I’m drawn to ways of really activating that energy…harnessing it’s power, and connecting even more with all that this energy really can mean. And yes, this healing session with Jenny was so soul-connecting and personal…and at the same time – I know that every one who experiences this will, in some way have their very own and unique experience. Evita, knowing that you have been through this experience too (which was so wonderful to read about), is very much connecting for me. Peace and light to you…

@Shceng1 – Yes, this really is about harnessing that energy…and then using that in new ways and new experiences. Thanks much for being here.

@Megan – Megan, you are such a wonderful and caring person. How did I get so lucky, as to have such a beautiful and loving friend? (you shine joy and love so deeply) So…we are all “one”. Yes, I feel that too. And that, as well, is something that has been a journey for me. And that feeling has never been stronger than it is now. There is an energy what we emit…and others pick up on that. And when I think about what you’re saying here – how we can affect our energies…and then the energies of others who are picking up on that…what is the energy we want to give out? And thinking that way, wow!! Isn’t that so incredible…what our bodies CAN do!! Megan, your words here today are landing in my heart…and I am touched by their tender care and sweet beauty. You are a dear friend, and I am so filled with a deep joy, being on this journey through life with you…

@Nadia – Hi Nadia. And it’s not as if I was “at peace” before my session with Jenny, because I really was. It’s just that this peace is at an even deeper level. And that is what has been so good about this. Choice. Yes, we always have a choice…what are we putting out there? And thinking about that on an even greater scale…and to how our choices can affect others, too – I just find this so incredibly connecting (and it makes me really want to focus on those good and happy vibes!). And the Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” song!! Nadia, that is so fitting!! I love it!


Lance February 20, 2010 at 4:55 am

@Kristie – Hi Kristie! This is so wonderful to read…and how these words here affected your energy. See, that’s not something I thought about, how the words I shared here would be a reflection of that energy (as much as I believe that, I just didn’t think about it). So, this is such a wonderful observation by you. And touching for me to read. As I was going through this with Jenny, I felt as though I really was in a meditative state. Going to that place of meditation…that is a good place to visit…and really connect with that energy that is there within us. It’s great to have you here, and to share so beautifully…

@Jan – Hi Jan. Thank you so much for sharing this deeper level of really making this peace be a true and lasting peace. It DOES make sense. And as I read about “spiritual practice”, I’m drawn to really this idea that we have to slow down and connect back to something greater. I suppose there really are a number of ways to do this, and whatever works for us individually is the “right” place for each of us to be. For me, I think this has to be a very personal experience. Jan, this is so good to read…and think about. The peace I am feeling is something I very much want to hold onto. And your words are touching upon how truly good that can be, especially when it is very personal and meaningful to us. Thank you so much for this gift you’ve shared here today.

@Bern – Hi Bern. I love that!! – Jenny as a great mechanic for the Soul! She truly is! That’s something I feel very much whenever Jenny and I talk – this deeper connection to Soul. She has a beautiful way of touching upon something deeper within, and there’s really an extra peace in just hearing her voice. Bern, thanks so much for being here…and for just being the light you are out into the world.

@Mama Zen – Kelli, this really is intriguing…just how much energy he have…and how that can affect both us, and those around us.

@Jenn – Hi Jenn. Isn’t it so amazing, when we think about both energy and healing – how much there is that IS happening within our bodies. Right down to that cell level. And then, to think – of all the cells within our being – and how they can all work together – and the energy that creates! Thinking like that, I am in awe of our magnificent bodies, and all that they are! And as I read your words here today, I’m drawn in to this idea of fear. What is it we are afraid of? And what energy do we give off with those fears? And do they hold us back from something greater? And could they even hold others back, too – as our energy affects others? Your words are really just bringing up so many thoughts, and how important this healing process is. I’ll check out the book you shared, thanks so much for the recommendation. And thank you, especially for your beautiful and caring friendship.


Barb Hartsook February 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

Hi Lance. Yes indeed, we are energy. Energy bundled up, often times misused and spent, sometimes going awry. (A good session of Reiki massage puts that back together. 🙂 )

Early in my adult life I observed the effects of positive vs negative thought (as energy) in a roomful of people. And was amazed — so of course I read what I could about it. And then just continued to observe. And attempt to take note of such energies before settling in anywhere. (I do much better in highly-energized, positive atmospheres than negative ones. Or in a calm yet passively-positive atmosphere. I jealously guard my quiet, metaphoric walk-in-the-garden times.)

It all sounds a bit esoteric, doesn’t it? My mom raised me with many missives, this being one: Don’t limit the possibilities of God. Or try to recreate him in your own image.

So I don’t………

Thanks for another thoughtful post.
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Tim February 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Hi Lance:

Thanks for sharing your experience here and opening up to something new. I’m no expert on energy or even the vibrations that radiate from us. To me that is a mystery. But yet, I believe that its there somewhere, somehow. I am a big believer in the connection of mind and body and know that I’ve had a lot of attention given to me at my chiropractor…getting adjustments, deep tissue massages and Reiki treatments. These things all heal me not just physically but mentally, as well. The magic of touch. There’s something to it, but as the Who once said, I can’t explain. Thanks, again for sharing your thoughts on healing.


Zeenat{Positive Provocations} February 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Oh Lance,
Its so wonderful to see you have experienced this true divine gift each of us possess.
I am a reiki master, a pranic healer and prayer healer too. And basically live breathe and roll in energy all day…so this post is so so perfect for me to read. It just makes me feel like there are so many out there all connected …and indeed we are all ONE connected to the higher power
May you keep experiencing and growing with this beautiful realization.
Sending you lots of loving positive healing prayers.
Much love,
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Angelia Sims February 21, 2010 at 12:20 am


What an amazing experience. We are energy and so much more. I used this technique after a surgery I had. I was in/out of that hospital within an hour.. I was 100% within a few days. I truly believe in our own healing powers. I WANTED to be healed and that was my focus.

Awesome Lance. I feel more at peace just remembering and reading this.
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Lance February 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

@Barb – Hi Barb. And that’s such a great point – there are these different types of energy…and not all for positive. What we are near…that is what we start to pick up on. And so, there is this choosing of what we’ll be near (and even in not choosing, that is a choice). Barb, your words touch upon the soul of our being, and how that is connected to something greater, to God…

@Tim – Hi Tim. And I find a lot of mystery around this idea of the energy our bodies house, too. And yet, having experienced, now twice, very profound energetic moments, I deeply believe in this concept and that it is way more than we fully can comprehend. And maybe an explanation isn’t necessary…just a belief in what is possible. The Who was onto something there….

@Zeenat – Hi Zeenat. What a beautiful place to “be”…in this energy you live! And yes, that energy most surely connects us, doesn’t it. We are indeed all ONE… Zeenat, what you are doing is deeply good, and touching lives in some amazing ways. Peace and love to you…

@Angelia – Hi Angelia. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. And this just really touches upon the healing power we all have within our being.


Laurie February 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

Sounds like meditation. How was it different?


Sara February 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

Lance — I enjoyed your enjoyment of this healing process. It was nice to read about how you experienced it.

I loved the line you kept repeating, “We are energy.” As such, it makes sense that when we connect at a deep level, that energy is shared. I don’t even believe we need touch. I believe our brains are wired to help us heal each other; we just have to learn how to open these energies channels between us. It sounds like that what happened for you while working with Jenny.

I was interested in Jenny’s comment in which she said, “I have had several people tell me since my reconnective healing experiences that I just SEEM calmer and more at ease.” That seems to show that this type of energy is a two-way experience. What a joy for Jenny and for you.

Thank you for sharing this experience:~)
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Lance February 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm

@Laurie – Hi Laurie. It was like meditation, really. I was still, and focused on just being. And then, Jenny was on the other end – and that was a connection I really felt – in fact strongly enough at points that it was as if Jenny was right there with me. And to come out of that with such a deep peace…that was so, so good.

@Sara – Hi Sara. This idea of “we are energy” is something I believe with my whole being, even more every day. And that’s an energy that really brought Jenny and I together, even though we were physically separated by distance. Is this a two-way experience? While I can only answer from my perspective – which was very deeply a calming peace – my belief is that Jenny, at some level, also felt some added calm in her life at that moment, too. I know that in talking with her, I really do sense a level of calm that very much is filled with a sense of peace…


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