Subtle Energies – The Path To Health

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.

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About Maria Hill

Maria Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution. She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World. In addition, she has created the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program using cultural and personal development frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also offers The Magic Of Joy program for quantum healing and the Emerging Sensitive Community focused on living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. She is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is a Certified Theta Healer and certified in Spiral Dynamics. She is an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.


  1. Elaine on August 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hi Maria,
    I just got attuned to Reiki II and now I am even more sensitive to subtle energies than I was before. As an HSP, I am always slowing down to listen to my inner guidance–It’s nice to find the validation of this process that I so firmly believe in here on your website. I so appreciate this website for focusing on the special needs of the highly sensitive body. Thanks for reminding me that ayurveda really compliments all that I am learning about my intuitive gifts and my special health needs. Nice post! I am putting your blog on my list of links on my blog! Take Care! Elaine

    • Maria on August 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Hi Elaine,

      It is great to hear from you. I hope you are well and congratulations on your reiki attunement! Ayurveda is wonderful, but I find I have to work at it. I have a hard time making the time although I have been doing TM for over 15 years. Slowing down is very hard for me, but I need to do it, since I work too hard.

      I think your work is excellent. I appreciate your adding my site as a link and I will do the same with yours under HSP Experts.

      All the best,