Mind, Body, Spirit: Our Subtle Anatomy Part 1: The Concept of Energy and Holistic Therapy

The concept of Holistic Healing has been around for centuries and it’s becoming more popular in recent years, as people are looking for alternative ways to heal their bodies, with a natural approach instead of pills and other chemicals and drugs.

It’s important to remember, though, that holistic therapy does not replace or disregard Western medicine; it can work alongside conventional medicine in a complementary manner. That is why it is also known as Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, which means whole. It refers to a type of therapy that addresses the whole person, integrating physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of a being, rather than individual symptoms. But how exactly do these therapies work? To answer to this question, we first need to know other aspects of our anatomy, as well as how they connect and interact.

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” -Albert Einstein.

Everything that manifests in our universe is made of energy in a free or condensed state. What we can touch, such as crystals, trees, our physical body, or even the phone or computer you’re using to read this text, is grouped or condensed energy. And what we cannot see, but can feel, is loose, dispersed, and free energy, like the force of the wind, the sunlight touching our skin, or even a music, for example.

Our physical body is the densest layer of our whole being, whilst our mind, spirit, emotions, and many other aspects of us reside in the layers of our subtle anatomy. In other words, they are part of our subtle bodies, and the layers of this subtle bodies, form what we call our electromagnetic field. This electromagnetic field is often described as being an egg-shaped energy ball that merges and surrounds our whole being. It is also known as our Aura. The subtle anatomy refers then to all layers of our subtle bodies.

And since everything is made of energy, all beings and things in the universe vibrate at a certain frequency level. In other words, they all have their unique vibrational frequency, weather they are living beings or not. As humans our vibrational frequency is naturally joyful and expansive, but at the same time very unstable and easily influenced. It can change constantly according to the environment we are exposed to, as well as other people, experiences, our own memories, etc.

People with a higher vibration radiate love, joy, peace, and compassion, which can reflect in a healthier physical body. On the other hand, people with a lower vibration can be more stressed, anxious, or constantly unmotivated, which can result in poorer health and wellbeing. Our modern way of life can make us go “low-vibe”, but listening and observing our physical body symptoms and reactions can help us to get back into balance again.

Gabriela Carvalho