What is the field and where does it come from?
Your field and your chakras are as much a part of you as your foot or your arm. Some background on the science that measures them and how they contribute to your wellness is extremely helpful when you begin to use your voice or any other sound to affect them.
Think of radio waves. We can’t hear them or see them, until we turn on our radio. Then we know that they are there.
The energetic system of the human is like this. We may not be able to see it, but we can develop the ability to sense it or feel it. It can no longer be denied that it is there. Science has measured too much of it to deny its existence.
Yes, we can ignore it. However, that is a great disservice to understanding your wholeness as a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical being.”
Knowledge of the human energy field is not new. Ancient cultures around the planet had intimate knowledge of the human energy field, Many of these cultures devised a variety of ways to identify and describe some of the aspects of this part of the human being.
Thousands of years ago, the ancient sages in India described the chakra system along with numerous ways to support the health of this system. This ancient support is popular today in the form of yoga as a way of supporting overall wellbeing.
In China, the ancient sages, measured and recorded the meridian systems of the human being and the flow of chi, or life force energy, and its importance to overall health and well being. This system is also becoming familiar in the west as Acupuncture, Chi Gong and Tai Chi.
What is the Human Field?
As modern science becomes more technologically advanced, a number of methods have been created to measure aspects of the human energy field.
Dr. Valerie Hunt, a pioneer in this field and late professor emeritus of the University of California at Los Angeles, made some of the first discoveries in the measurement of the field.
She used electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms and electromyograms in her initial research. By measuring the electrical activity of the heart, brain and muscle contractions, she started to gather more information.
Hunt discovered that a range of high frequency information on electromyograms, usually considered ‘junk’, was actually the frequency range measuring response in the energy field. She subsequently created a device to measure this frequency range in more detail and expanded her research into the human energy field.
Hunt describes the results of much of her research in her book, “Infinite Mind, Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness.” On page 48 in her book, Hunt says, “As a result of my work, I can no longer consider the body as organic systems or tissues. The healthy body is a flowing interactive electrodynamic energy field.”
The HeartMath Institute has studied the electromagnetic field created by the activity of the heart. Here are a few of the results from their research:
- The electromagnetic field of the heart can be measured eight feet away from the body.
- The electromagnetic field of the heart is 5,000 times stronger than the electromagnetic field produced by the brain.
- The electromagnetic field of the heart can be measured in the brainwaves of a person sitting beside you.
Scientists at HeartMath have measured the shape of the heart’s field to be a torus.
Candice Pert’s research gives insight to how the human energy field connects to the physical body. In her process of mapping out where endorphins, neuropeptides and their receptors appear in the body, she discovered that the areas of concentrations of these hormones and receptors lined up exactly with the locations of the chakras.
Your endochrine system is in constant communication with your energy field and vice versa.
Pert details her research in her book, “Molecules of Emotion.”
The Human Biofield
More information about the human energy field is emerging from the scientists involved with the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM). In her article,
“Measurement of the Human Biofield and Other Energetic Instruments” Beverly Rubik, PhD states:
“The human body emits low-level light, heat, and acoustical energy; has electrical and magnetic properties; and may also transduce energy that cannot be easily defined by physics and chemistry. All of these emissions are part of the human energy field, also called the biologic field, or biofield. However, no agreement has been reached in the scientific community on the definition of the biofield. Various approaches have been submitted by this author (Rubik, 1993, 1997, 2002b) and other authors [Popp (1996); Tiller (1993); Welch (1992); Welch and Smith (1990); and Zhang (1995, 1996)]. Most research has focused on electromagnetic aspects of the biofield.”
There is a great deal more research around the globe focusing on understanding the energetic nature of the human being. As scientists share more information about this part of us, we begin to understand that we are a lot bigger than we have ever imagined.
Join me for next week’s blog article where I will continue to share more about this fascinating part of you.
I am also sharing information about the Human Energy Field or Biofield this month in my Facebook Live broadcasts from the Sound Wellness Facebook page. Click here to join me on Tuesday mornings at 10 am MST: