In January 2017, I started experiencing intense rushes of energy throughout my body. It was pretty phenomenal, coming at all hours of the day and night. It was the first time I had ever felt something so strong and intentional. These rushes were like a powerful electrical current running down through my body from the top of my head. It was as though a large electrical hand was clasping my skull and scooping electricity into me. My body responded with a heightened sense of bliss, joy, and relaxation. These flashes lasted anywhere from 5 seconds to five minutes, and occurred up to 10 times a day. It was pretty intense! I learned to stop the moment I felt a new wave coming and to simply absorb. I also decided to thank whatever source this was coming from since it felt very loving and benevolent. However, the intensity of the downloads, coupled with their frequency, began to freak me out and I started to wonder if I had a brain tumor. I spoke with some of my more metaphysically inclined friends and decided to wait on the doctor’s appointment, and play with the idea that this was a spiritual experience. These rushes (or what I was calling “downloads”) stopped after five days just as suddenly as they began. I have no conscious idea of what was being transferred into my system via these rushes — there were no words, no images, no teachings associated with the phenomena — but I did notice I could now channel a new and more powerful energy during healing sessions. I also felt more supported and loved by universe and in my day-to-day interactions, and was able to connect my body awareness to a more universal sense of being.
Since that time, I have continued to receive similar transmissions, usually at night. I have grown so accustomed to them that I am now freaked out when I go more than a few weeks without that electrical surge coming through the top of my head (or up through the base of my spine).
Dr. Mary Helen Hensley (a healer who I write about in a previous post), offers that this tingly, connected sensation that I describe as a ‘download’ is actually our natural state, and that it is normal to connect with these higher energies during sleep. This removes any pathology from the experience (i.e. wondering about brain tumors or going ‘crazy’), and brings it to the realm of normal human experience. I like this!
If our natural state is to be electrically charged, to be in sparkly contact with universe, then why is it that these experiences seem so strange and rare (to the point of suspecting a brain tumor)? I believe most people receive these downloads but are either not conscious of them or don’t know how to identify them. If you’re curious about these downloads, pay attention to your body, to your physical state, especially when laughing or feeling love. Note if there is any tingling of fingertips or toes — that is the natural state. Once you start to identify the smaller aspects of this state, you may soon find yourself experiencing more dramatic examples of the natural state, such as I describe above. You may also ask your higher self for this experience. (Be sure to keep your intention for highest good clear so you don’t open the door to anything but benevolent presence).
Upon occasion, during Excavation, a client will spontaneously experience this electrical pulsation as they come face-to-face with who they really are. A recent client asked me, ‘What the hell are you doing!” My answer was it was he who was doing the doing. I was just the conduit, holding space, while we witnessed him suddenly coming into contact with his own authentic self. It was pretty awe-inspiring for us both. Many tissues (and OMGs) later, he stood up from the treatment couch and laughed, and said, “Well, I wasn’t expecting that!” It was very special and made we wonder what the world would be like if we did expect these types of experiences. If it was within normal purview and expectation to experience our authentic selves, in connection to universe (and, may I say, God), and to one another in a unified energy field. What a world that would be!
So, pay attention to those tingling fingers and toes, chills up the spine, and goosebumps. These are all signs you are making contact with your truth.