THE PATH OF ENERGY
Awaken Your Personal Power and Expand Your Consciousness
By Synthia Andrews, ND
It seems we have entered an age where science and ancient spiritual wisdom can actually agree. For millennia the yogi-mystics have preached that the world we see is simply an interactive play of energy, often called chi or prana. In recent times Western science proved that what appears to be a solid object is in fact a swirling mass of protons and neutrons. This leads to the final logical step, also propagated by the mystics of the east, that this energy can be manipulated and controlled by thought.
“Learning to consciously interact in the domain of subtle energy is the next step in personal and planetary transformation,” claims author Synthia Andrews in her latest book The Path of Energy. It is a unique handbook of principles, practices and exercises to help the reader become familiar with the basics of energy work and the principles of energy healing. Synthia Andrews believes that we live in a period of planetary awakening and shifting paradigms that awaken higher consciousness.
“If advances in quantum physics are indicators, the new paradigm is the reality that there is no separation between the seen and the unseen domains, between the material world and the world of subtle energy. Conscious interaction in the realm of subtle energy is part of the personal and planetary transformation taking place,” she writes.
It seems that the human body is wired to navigate this terrain, and this is all explained, step by step, as the author explores the basic principles in consciousness, the energy basis of life, energy anatomy and our links to multidimensionality. She also explains how our bodies receive higher frequencies, and the signs, symptoms, sensations and personal experiences of that expansion.
The four basic energy techniques used in energy activation – meditation, visualisation, awareness and discipline – are explained and the reader is offered a series of simple, yet clearly profound visualisation meditations to help trigger and awaken inner spiritual wisdom. Many of these visualisations are well known systems such as the chi circuit and awakening and opening the chakra system. Others are less well known but based on ancient mystery school wisdom.
Synthia Andrews is a naturopathic physician with over thirty years experience as a massage and energy practitioner and teacher. She has worked with energy healing for many years and therefore her techniques are based on sound science and personal experience.
It is clear Synthia Andrews feels passionately about spiritual energy and the changing world we live in. It seems the wise ones were right when they said the world is made of more than what we see, feel and hear:
“It is made of a sea of energy from which the circumstances and events of life unfold. To change your life, you must first shift the energy patterns that hold conditions in place. The ability to interact in this realm is innate and natural. You do it subconsciously all the time. The trick is to be able to interact consciously. As many are awakening to the energy matrix of life, inner senses are stirring and subtle energy awareness is being activated. With awareness you can navigate the world of subtle energy, further expand your consciousness, and creatively generate the circumstances of your life.”
Ancient systems suggest the universe is made of many dimensions and that we are connected to them through our energy body. Attainment of multidimensional awareness is thought to be part of the shift, a concept made more plausible with the revelation through quantum physics of the seemingly paranormal nature of subatomic particles.
According to ancient Hindu texts, different dimensions vibrate at specific rates that correspond to certain layers in the radiance around the body called the aura. This information is received by the aura and fed into the body through centres called chakras and then distributed through channels called meridians. Since each layer of the aura corresponds to a different level or dimension of reality, engaging your energy senses helps you connect to the various dimensions.
Traditionally consciousness expansion was expressed as an energy that rose up through the chakra structures from the lower, more physical dimensions, up to the higher, more spiritual dimensions. Spiritual growth was a step-by-step progression with the assumption that spirit is better than matter. Spiritual growth required that the lower physical planes, which were considered traps, be transcended. Rather than being thought of as a vehicle for consciousness, the body was considered a prison.
The multidimensionality offered in this book is the ability to encompass and inhabit all levels of reality simultaneously, and not seeing oneself trapped in the material world, but rather seeing the body as an anchor for spiritual beings to interact in the physical plane. The gift of a physical body is often overlooked, the author writes, and the physical plane frequently identified with pain, suffering and ego. Some seek to escape through ascension into higher consciousness. However, being multidimensional does not mean being one-dimensional even if it is a high dimension. It means consciously inhabiting all dimensions.
“What if we are not here to escape matter, but to spiritualise matter; to open the doors between the realms, bringing the gifts of each to bear on the other? Truthfully, matter is already imbued with spirit; matter is the infusion of spirit into form. Spiritual sizing matter refers to the raising of frequency such that matter loses its hold on our consciousness and we are free to come and go at will, free to use our creative energy to establish heaven on Earth,” explains Synthia Andrews.
The importance of visualisation meditation cannot be overemphasised in the spiritual pathway. We are what we think we are, and therefore until those thoughts are aligned with higher or more profound dimensions, one is literally imprisoned by these thoughts. Changing thought patterns is not easy as we tend to think nonstop throughout the day without any idea that this very process continues to cement us into old and often dysfunctional patterns.
Synthia Andrews is a visionary and, like many others, sees a time when heaven and earth become as one. It is equally interesting that the issue of ascension or the final outcome of our spiritual journey is still a bone of contention. We continue to be divided in two camps, those who feel they need to work their way, step by step, through the dimensions and anchor higher energy into the lower levels, thus creating heaven in the lower realms, and those who wish to ascend beyond all dimensions into eternal oneness. Of course, the very idea of eternal oneness is a hard one to grasp as we live in this multidimensional reality.
No matter which way you feel you need to journey, it is absolutely vital that you start to view yourself as an energetic being rather than simply a body. For many this journey can begin with this insightful and well-written book.
As a traveller on the journey of life I am happy to recommend this book and encourage all readers to begin to engage in these kinds of meditations and visualisations, because they really do work! Whether they lead to a mass “heaven on earth” experience for everyone or simply for you as an individual makes little difference, for every journey is made of lots of little steps in the right direction.
The Path of Energy is filled with diagrams and lovely little sketches made by the author’s students to illustrate some of the higher dimensions. There are also copious footnotes and references to other books and materials.
– Reviewed by Lesley Crossingham in New Dawn 132