Hello i began astral projecting about 3 months ago.
I came to the conclusion that when I created my astral form the source of it was coming from the center of my skull, so i began trying to channel that energy through my physical body about 2 and a half months ago.
The problem is when i do this it makes my skin flare up and swell kind of like an allergic reaction.
I tried to just work through the pain but after a week of this it only got worse.
I suspected that maybe it wasnt my energy, maybe it was just my diet so for the past month i have kept a very strict and consistent diet but i still get the flare ups.
They tend to happen instantly on what every part of my body im focusing the energy through.
I consider this energy to be chi and I thought chi was supposed to aid in healing or relieve pain but mine seems to kill my skin and hair cells.
I just dont understand.
Re: Why is my energy hurting? By: prsona Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 May 04, 2019
Firstly, I would like to clarify that I am not an energy worker, nor am I an avid practitioner of astral projection. But here is my take:
I think the pain you experienced in the astral is highly symbolic of a blockage possibly, but definitely some sort of a problem. I believe these things are best dealt with in the non-physical, rather than trying to channel that energy into yourself. Whatever the nature of this, I would suggest grounding it in stead of focusing it through yourself. Cleanse, purify, and be rid of it. It may be too much to attempt converting it into something beneficial. There is some possibility this energy, whatever it may be, is some sort of lesson for you or about yourself.
All of that said, I would also recommend seeing a doctor, explaining the symptoms you are experiencing. Clarifying what you've changed with your diet (how you were eating before these flare-ups began, versus the dietary changes which did not work) may help narrow down treatment options. I know you believe this is entirely metaphysical, but it is causing physical symptoms. Those may well be treatable, and may help deal with the residual non-physical aspects once that distraction is out of the way.
Additionally, visiting a(n actual) reiki healer might be an option. But I will warn you: They will look at your energetic body, and likely advise visiting a medical doctor for the physical symptoms. So get that taken care of first, then consult the non-physical side of things.
Thank you for your reply.
I have been to the doctor but they say its just eczema that could be cuased by a number of things.
Also i dont experience any pain in my astral form and i can still astral project just fine, my skin only gets irritated when i focus energy through/into it, it last for about 5-7 hours and then goes away.
its only when i channel energy through it.
im hoping people with more knowledge than me in the spirit/astral side of stuff can give me atleast some ideas as to whats going on.
Re: Why is my energy hurting? By: Spirit76 / Novice
Post # 6 May 08, 2019
I think there are a couple possible factors of energy-working to consider for this;
On possibility could be a simple matter of attention and awareness. When in an attentive and present-moment state, and directing your focus to a specific thing... like a place on your body... you make yourself become consciously aware of things that normally get filtered out throughout the day. For your situation it's a bit of a long shot but it is worth considering if the pain is more constant than you realise, like a daily ache that your brain normally filters out because of its constant presence.
Another thought is that when energy is being moved, the body tends to respond in subtle ways. Especially where energy is gathered or moved in abundance. One example is relaxation or tension in the muscles, another is increased blood flow as capillaries and other blood vessels relax and open. It is fairly normal for people to feel prickly sensations because of this. If there is psoriasis, or some other skin condition that makes the dermis more sensitive then such sensations would likely be magnified.
Another thought could venture into psychological or spiritual territories. There may some subconscious process that is making you get into your own way. Maybe some young childhood event or choice that led you to blocking off (or partially so) your connection to energy. Something that you don't remember consciously, while subconsciously the event replays itself when you start working energy and then tries to put a stop to it. In some rare cases of this it could be tied to a past life event as well, though stuff like that can take some dedicated practice (and time) to suss out.
What I tecommend is to keep working on it, but gently. Try to not get frustrated and force things. Be patient. Enter into meditation orepared for it to happen, and instead of fighting against the sensation try exploring it. Exactly what kind of pain os ot? Prickly, burning, aching, cutting, some combination? Exactly where does it sit? Is it exactly where you focus? In the muscle nearby? Directly on the surface of the skin or is it deeper? Does it trob in time to your bloodflow or breathing? Does the pain feel at all specific... like clawing or poking or burning, etc.
While exploring, ask yourself what the pain is. Consider where it might be coming from. Are there any unusual emotions behind it? Where are they coming from? Are there any memories or even just images attached to them?
You might find at least some avenues of thought that way, and over time it might help you find some answers.
Thanks for everyone who tried to help me.
I figured it out and dont think I need anymore help atm.
Turns out im an idiot and was doing it all wrong.
It seems when I focus energy towards the center of my body just below the sternum FIRST and then focus it wherever else I want I have no problems.
I talked with a guy in the live chat and he said your energy is always flowing through you at all times or something like that.
So it finally hit my dense skull, how come im not always irritated then?
The answer seems to be that when energy goes through this center point first it becomes "safe" to use or something like that(aka it doesnt cause pain or irritation).
So this center point is some sort of filter from what I gather or maybe it regulates speed.
Im a complete newbie when it comes to all this, I only confirmed the existence of extra-peripheral energy/chi(what ever you want to call it)for myself a few months ago.