Course time: about 15 minutes.
This free course has the following structure:
Video –> Text –> Video
We will present bioenergy concepts, examples of how bioenergy can influence you, and how bioenergy can be used in our day-to-day live.
Bioenergy, or subtle energy, is a non-physical active principle that permeates the universe. Throughout history, many names have been used to reference this non-physical substance, its properties, and its effects such as vital energy, mesmeric energy, qi (or chi, 氣, a central concept in Chinese medicine and in many philosophies), prana, orgone, material energy, and life force.
Get started by watching the first video:
What is Bioenergy? Part 1
Now continue by reading the following article:
Bioenergy: Quantity, Quality, and Control
People, living beings, places, and objects have a certain quantity of energies. Those with more energy can use their energies to communicate, influence, and help others. A charismatic person often has more energy and uses it – consciously or not – when communicating with others.
Animals and plants may have striking differences in bioenergies available in their energosoma (energy body). Try to compare the energies of a large oak tree that grew slowly with a fast-growing pine tree or a willow tree, for example. Individual trees of the same species may have different quantities of energies as well.
Objects that are admired or that receive constant attention also accumulate energies. The statue of liberty in New York and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro are examples of objects with large amounts of accumulated bioenergy. Visible from several places in those cities and looked at daily by thousands of tourists, they receive small “deposits” of energy in the process that accumulate over time. Although those objects are not alive, the amount of energy is enough to generate its own aura that can be seen during an out-of-body experience.
A place may have a lot of energy and help us recharge after an intense day of work. We are constantly imprinting patterns of energy in the places we are in. Our workplace, meeting rooms, kitchen and living rooms may have different quantities and qualities of energies accumulated there, making the place “charged”, “intense”, “a place that drains you” or “good for recharging”, for example.
Our thoughts and emotions determine the pattern of the imprints we leave in those places. Bioenergy quality is directly associated with the quality of thoughts and feelings it carries. The “vibe” or “atmosphere” of a place are very much connected to the quality of energies
When thinking about quality, we can classify bioenergies in two buckets: good and bad. This is simple and easy to understand, but it is also limited and relative.
Someone could enjoy the quality of energy associated with a heavy metal rock band playing songs with lyrics evoking death and suffering, and therefore classify it as “good”. Others could feel slightly uncomfortable and intimidated when walking into a library and classify that energy as “bad”.
Alternatively, we can think of energy quality in terms of what it helps us do, what kind of thinking it promotes , and what kind of emotion it evokes. We can also reflect on whether or not what it evokes and promotes will help us learn, grow as people, and evolve as a consciousnesses.
Regardless of how you classify the quality of energies, the key point is that the energies of places you frequent, objects you get closed to, and people you interact with may influence you. Can you identify any specific effects when you get in contact with energy patterns in your day-to-day life? Can you identify groups of people or places that influence your energies?
On the flip side, we can reflect on how we influence people, places, and objects with our own bioenergies. Do we have the tendency to leave behind “energetic pollution” or to imprint productive and helpful patterns? What are the consequences of the patterns I imprint?