Subtle energies are what you notice when you are in stillness.
Subtle energies are precious information.
Subtle energies have truth in them, but they don’t scream and yell their message. They are there to be discerned. They are where highly sensitive people live.
A Lost Skill
A subtle energy requires good listening skills. Somewhere in the progress of the human race, we seem to have stopped listening.
Our early ancestors may not have had our material sophistication but they knew how to listen to the energies around them. A tracker for a tribe, any hunter, and shaman or medicine man knew about subtle energy and what the various energies meant. Their knowledge was a matter of life and death.
Subtle energies are fluid and moving. They are not tied to anything. They just are.
These energies are present everywhere and in everything. They include everything. They include time, space, materiality, qualities – hard, soft etc., attitude, and direction.
Subtle energies are our path to the flow state. They are also our window to the connection of mind and body that many of us have lost.
Subtle Energies At Work
One of the best examples of a great use of subtle energies is Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system.
Ayurveda categorizes everything by its subtle energy. Each of the three human body types of doshas is a group of individual unique energies. All three exist in each of us in different combinations.
When Ayurveda suggests food for a dosha, it is recommending the best subtle energy choices that will support health in a particular individual. Each of the seasons and stages of life represent different subtle energies as well. This is the reason that Ayurveda has become a great resource for people seeking a way to manage their health themselves.
Understanding subtle energies can help us respond intelligently and in a life affirming way to what is in front of us, in our culture and in our daily lives. Ayurveda and the energy healing fields are pointing us increasingly towards effective methods of health and healing by helping us relearn and master subtle energy skills lost by our cultural disconnection from nature.