We are conscious beings that exist within a field of information. So say myriad voices, from Lynn McTaggert to Bernardo Kastrup to Bruce Lipton. Even without those bedfellows, we can know this is true because we can effect change in our own bodies using nothing but attention, intention, and imagination.
Try this at home: Set an intention for healing. Then, using your imagination, draw your attention down from the top of your head to the tip of your toes and note any physical sensations that might be calling out. You may prefer to scan your emotional body and become aware of where there may be a nexus of emotion. Or you can notice what might be going on in your mental body.
Wherever you find a knot, gently bring your attention to it. Now, this is the hard part: As you hold your attention on the sensation or feeling or thought pattern, relax. Keeping your attention steady, simply allow the knot to be without needing to change it. Be curious. If something starts to shift, simply notice what is happening without judgment.
Often, whatever phenomenon you started with will shift—and it will shift towards love. If you brought your attention to a physical pain, the pain may diminish. If a difficult emotion was calling you, it will often dissipate. If your mind was fixating on a problem, a solution may come. Be careful to stay in an attitude of non-attachment, though. You can have an intention for healing, but if you preload your attention with a desired outcome, you shut down the pathway that may take you there.
Maybe the pattern that snagged your attention already was aligned with love. A pleasurable feeling, emotion, or thought isn’t likely to diminish if you hold it in gentle attention with an attitude of allowance. Instead, is likely to grow bigger. Think of experiences of oneness or samadhi. Better yet—think of orgasms! That’s how powerful your imagination, attention, and intention are.
Stella Osorojos Eisenstein, L.Ac.
Stella Osorojos Eisenstein, L.Ac., is a writer and acupuncturist who collects healing stories.