When reading books on healing, spirituality, and sex in the New Age literature section, you may have seen words and terms such as “aura”, “chakra”, “prana”, and “tantra”. This can be a part of energy healing, but what do they really mean? Here is a little information on energy healing and some of the terms associated with it, such as Pranic, Tantric, and Reiki.
Are All Energy Healing Terms The Same?
Pranic healing is an ancient Hindu system of energy healing, as the word “Prana” means life energy. A few of the terms that are used for Pranic healing are Chakra (energy center) and Aura. The non-physical body that consists of energy, which exists along with our physical body, is what defines the term of Aura. Aura has seven layers that pertain to the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual as evidenced by energy. These seven layers of Aura cover our body.
The Auras have various colors and thickness, which can give one an idea on a person’s state of health. There are six colors that are associated with Aura, and they have been interpreted into six different personalities. A person can have all six of these colors, but one or two will be strongly marked.
Here are the six colors and personalities of the Aura:
Blue: Spiritual Peacemaker.
Green: Ambitious Achiever.
Orange: Creative Communicator.
White: Unconventional Chameleon.
Tantra is another method of energy healing with a Hindu origin, and that is more associated with the practice of sex and spirituality. Tantra comes from the word “tan”, and tan means to expand or spread. For this method of healing, it has been presupposed that during an orgasm, the union of a man and women can reach the spiritual levels. This can remove impurities from the mind and body, which is good because the impurities are negative energies. The negative energies can turn into a physical illness.
Another method of energy healing is Reiki, which has a Japan origin and was discovered in the early 1900’s. Reiki stands for universal energy. Universal energy is energy that has been brought forth by a higher intelligence, and can be used to heal emotional, mental, and physical illnesses.
Pranic, Tantra, and Reiki are all methods of energy healing. However, they differ in the type of energy healing they offer, which includes life energy, sexual energy, and universal energy.
But one of the similarities of these three healing methods is the connection of a person to all living and non-living surrounding them and the universe. Another similarity is the impact of energy on the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the individual.
Why Do People Use Energy Healing?
Pranic, Tantric, and Reiki can actually be considered to be alternative healing methods. While modern medicine is available and easy to access, there are still more people who turn to the energy healing. Here are a few reasons why people turn to energy healing.
Reason #1: The energy healing has worked where the modern medicine has failed.
For various reasons, modern medical treatment has failed to heal conditions and ailments in some people. The reasons why are both explainable and unexplainable. But when someone, or someone they love, is suffering, ill, or dying, then they may try alternative methods of healing. This alternative healing can range from herbals and organics, New Age healing, faith healers, and witch doctors.
Reason #2: People perceive modern medicine to be isolating.
Medical treatments will focus on the disease and the cause at hand often. This can make the patient feel isolated, as if they are nothing more than a simple host of the disease. While there are hospitals who are promoting the holistic treatment step by step, some patients still feel like they are being isolated. But with energy healing, the energy and spirituality are being connected, which makes the patient feel like his or her entire health is being treated and taken care of. This can help them to feel important, like all aspects of their health is important.
Reason #3: Energy healing is natural and non-obtrusive, which makes is safer to use.
When patients have to go through repeated surgical procedures, in can become emotionally and physically traumatic for them. This can cause the patient and their family to look for a health treatment that is less stressful towards the patient. So they may look into a natural method, such as the energy healing.
Reason #4: Energy healing is a good method to relieve stress.
One part of energy healing is meditation, which can be used by anyone, but especially those who are highly stressed out. There is not a requirement of sophisticated equipment, so it is more convenient for anyone to use.
Since both alternative and modern medicine have their benefits, it is almost like a battle between to the two. But it is important to stay healthy and stress free, even if it means using the alternative medicine such as energy healing.