Did you know your thoughts can affect water – and your body?

Last week I was interviewed for a documentary called ‘A Vibrational World.’ The documentary seeks to explain how everything we perceive in the universe is energy, including our bodies, and therefore has a vibrational frequency.

I am a strong advocate of this understanding because if we can understand our vibrational body, we can understand elements that keep us happy and well, as well as understand factors that can make us sick.

These negative factors are not always visible, but we can comprehend that vibrational forces from electromagnetism, X-Rays and nuclear radiation can cause damage to our physical bodies.

From a more subtle point of view, our body’s subtle energy field can similarly be affected by the emotional charge of the people around us, or even the local space. Have you ever walked into a building where people are depressed and you can just feel a ‘negative vibe?’ Well, that’s the subtle aspects of how we perceive energy fields and its vibrational frequencies.

According to Reiki expert William Rand, people can make the best use of their life force energies by improving their diet. In order to make use of higher healing energies, the physical body must be capable of holding and channelling these energy frequencies.

The body can therefore achieve a high degree of purification for natural balance. Stimulants, drugs and diet can distort our nervous system and other important organ systems. The body would therefore be hindered from holding more refined frequencies as the nervous system would not be able to channel them.

Although some energy would flow, these are only the lower vibrations which do not hold the full healing potential possible.

The quality and quantity of food you eat is central to your physical and emotional health. The source of food and how it is cooked is just as important as what it contains. Your body and health is a clearly a reflection of what you eat – on this there is no debate.

Your diet affects the energy to heal physically

Another fascinating observation affecting our nutrition comes from experiments by Dr Masaru Emoto from Japan. He took pictures of water molecules using a Magnetic Resonance Analyser (MRA) which he then exposed to prayer, sounds and words.

Initially the MRA pictures showed the water molecules as dark and non-descript, but after an hour of prayer directed at the water, the molecules had transformed into bright hexagonal crystals.

He repeated the experiments and found that positive thoughts and emotions would turn the water molecules into beautiful crystals whilst directing anger or abuse at the molecules would change them into ugly shapes.

Considering that our bodies are 65-70% water and that the food and drink we consume have high concentrations of water, it is a startling discovery of how our energetic vibrations from thoughts and emotions can shape our nutritional intake.

It also makes sense when certain religions advocate prayer before a meal as it channels positive energy into the food; we now have scientific evidence to prove a positive effect. These findings also offer an explanation as to why food made with love always tastes better and feels more nourishing.

Have you got an opinion on whether your thoughts can affect your diet?

A Tapping sequence to help with addictions such as smoking

There are many types of addictions, such as for junk food, alcohol or smoking. In Australia alone which has a population of 22 million people, obesity, alcohol and smoking related problems cost the government over $67 billion dollars.

The impact on the individual however, is far greater. When I worked at Pfizer in Australia, I helped get a smoking cessation drug called Champix registered in the country. It did work for many people, but in some instances it also had significant side-effects, as do all medications.

That’s why I’d like to help you as much as I can if you have an addiction, by offering you an additional option.

This tapping sequence is designed to help with reducing cravings for cigarettes and may help with quitting smoking altogether if repeated regularly. It also costs you nothing, can be done anywhere and may be used in combination with other therapies.

Do this every time you have a craving for cigarettes. Start with a few deep breaths. Think about your craving or addiction.

1.       First, tap the fleshy part of either hand, beneath your pinky finger (karate chop point). This helps unlock your old patterns to start with. For each point, tap at least seven times.

2.       Using the fingertips of your index finger and middle finger start by tapping on your forehead, an inch above and between eyebrows. While you are tapping, repeat to yourself out loud or in your mind, “Although I feel the urge to smoke, I choose to love and accept myself”

3.       Next, tap on the outside corners of each eye with both hands. Keep repeating the words, “Even though I am feeling this desire to have a cigarette, I deeply love and accept myself.”

4.       Tap just under the eyes

5.       Then tap just under the nose, repeating the above.

6.       Tap just under your lower lip, repeat, “Even though I am desperate for a cigarette, I choose to love and accept myself.”

7.       Tap one inch below your collarbone corners, just below your neck

8.       Next, tap under your arms, about four inches below your armpits and repeat, “I am free of cigarettes.”

9.       Finally, tap the karate chop point again.

You may repeat the seven-step cycle with affirmations such as “I choose to be free of smoking; I choose to take a walk instead; I choose to have a glass of water instead; I choose to have a piece of fruit instead; it’s safe to be without cigarettes; I have quit smoking; even though I have adopted the bad habit of smoking, I deeply love and accept myself.”

When you have finished, take 3 deep breaths again.  Repeat this cycle 4 times. Perform this sequence 4 times a day.

(Note that if there are more serious underlying emotional issues attached to your smoking, this rountine may not be effective for long term quitting. Certainly to consult your healthcare professional to help you quit as soon as possible. Tapping can always be used as a safe, non-chemical combination with other therapies.

Have you tried any other methods to quit smoking? What was your experience like?

How to use the Tapping technique for Stress Relief

Throughout my tough times in 2012, when I experienced a significant degree of stress, I would confer from time to time with my friend Allison. During the months that my career and health were in decline, Allison clarified that on occasions when adversity seemed prolonged, it was due to the blockages in the body’s ‘energy’.

Having spent over 15 years training, practising and researching at the highest levels of Western medicine, I had never heard ANYTHING about a body’s energy system.

As you can imagine, I was quite sceptical about the existence of a body’s energy system. In fact, I have been a total sceptic of any form of alternative medicine—whether it is naturopathy, homeopathy, natural herbs, holistic medicine, “spiritual healing”, or anything else I had not encountered in medical training.

However, Allison did not represent my typical idea of alternative medicine. I trusted her completely and was curious to learn more about her theory.

Allison explained how disruptions in the energy system can lead to emotional imbalances, stress, and disease. She also said she could fix it, if I wanted her to, as she had done for many people in the past. She instructed me on a technique called “tapping”, which required me to tap on various points on my face and body whilst repeating positive affirmations.

Again, this seemed quite weird and something else that I had never heard about, so my scepticism remained. But the pain of my current situation was much stronger than my scepticism, and so once again, I placed my trust in Allison.

After about four sessions of tapping with Allison, I was a completely changed man. My outlook was brighter and I felt much more confident and happier. Even my body started to recover from my condition and I began live and feel healthier.

What was all this tapping stuff? And how can it transform an anxious, physically-ill person into a revitalized and energetic individual in just a few sessions?

I had to learn more and spent the next three months on a hunt for knowledge and more proof. I bought books and surfed the internet on human energy, energy medicine, Chinese medicine, healing, yoga, meditation, “new age” genres, religious healings, genetics, emotional basis of disease and much more. I dug up clinical research on Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), Reiki, Acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, Healing Touch and other similar modalities.

I reached out and interviewed to as many experts, gurus, doctors, quantum physicists, healers, psychologists and thought leaders in the space and what their findings were. At the same time, I kept referring Allison to everyone I knew, and she was solving their individuals issues one by one, using the same tapping methods she used on me.

Eventually I had seen, heard, read and experienced enough to convince myself that tapping worked. And so, what I’ve done here is include a quick three-minute tapping sequence that you can try to help you reduce your stress at home or at work.

Find a quiet space, perhaps a private office or even the bathroom. Start with a few deep breaths.

  1. Using the fingertips of your index finger and middle finger start by tapping on your forehead, an inch above and between eyebrows. For each point, tap at least seven times. While you are tapping, repeat to yourself out loud or in your mind, “Even though I am stressed, I deeply love and accept myself.”
  2. Next, tap on the outside corners of each eye with both hands. Keep repeating the words, “Even though I am feeling this stress and anxiety, I deeply love and accept myself.”
  3. Then tap just under the nose, repeating the above.
  4. Tap just under your lower lip, repeat, “Even though I am too frustrated, I choose to love and accept myself.”
  5. Tap one inch below your collarbone corners, just below your neck.
  6. Next, tap under your arms, about four inches below your armpits and repeat, “I am free of stress.”
  7. Finally, tap the fleshy part of either hand, beneath your pinkie finger (karate chop point).

You may repeat the seven-step cycle a few times with affirmations such as “I choose to feel more calm; it’s safe to feel calm; even though I have learnt some unwanted behaviours by feeling stressed, I deeply love and accept myself.”

When you have finished, take 3 deep breaths again.  Now you are more relaxed!

(Note this sequence can help many people with a relieving stress, however, if there are more serious underlying issues such as long term depression, a chronic medical condition or deep seated emotional trauma it is less likely to produce effects – those issues should be handled in coordination with a healthcare professional).

Did this tapping routine help you in any way?

A movie that changed how I saw my body

You are probably aware that my personal journey into energy medicine and healing is relatively new, I made the discovery of the body’s energy system only in mid 2012. Yet, I gained amazing clarity toward my higher calling, and despite being a ‘high achiever’ personality all my life, I now have greater fulfilment in what I do.

Nonetheless, the transformation can be confusing, as you try to rationalise all these new insights, with what you thought to be ‘true’ in the past. From my perspective, it is OK to BELIEVE in something, but I also needed some FACTS to help justify my new BELIEFS. I needed to see the science!

Whilst trawling through all the scientific literature behind energy therapies, I came across many trials, research institutions, ‘gurus’ and books explaining the scientific basis behind energy medicine and healing. Methods such as Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), Thought Field Therapy, Reiki are becoming more mainstream, evolving into terms like ‘Energy Anatomy’ and ‘Energy Psychology’.

One form of energy therapy, which everyone has heard of, is Acupuncture, which now has a widespread body of evidence so clear that Western medical practitioners use it to treat lower back pain in Emergency Departments and General Practice – Hallelujah!

We could not imagine this to be the case 10 years ago, yet things have changed because Western science has caught up. A similar scenario is occurring with Energy Coaching and Healing, as the science in this area is growing rapidly, there is a lot to cover!

However, in my good fortune, whilst reviewing all these clinical papers, scientific journals and books, all of which go into quite a level of detail, I came across A MOVIE that explained EVERYTHING in one place! It is called the Living Matrix was probably the most rewarding discovery for me a number of reasons:

  1. It was a feature length movie, and I love movies (don’t we all)!
  2. It had interviewed the top scientists around the world in Biophysics, Cell Biology, Quantum Physics, Medicine, Energy Healers which presented the concept of bioenergy fields and healing in a holistic context.
  3. It was viewable on Vimeo for free (woohoo!), which is licensed through Creative Commons -, while the DVD can be purchased from the Living Matrix website.
  4. It has high production values – it has strong visuals and animations, well directed and edited. It must have had a decent budget.
  5. Whilst it is a little science-heavy, most people would be able to understand the gist of the research and there are some fascinating experiments, particularly around the role of the heart in our energy fields.

Needless to say, this movie was one of the key answers I was looking for –  it does point you in the direction of which centers are leading the research in this area around the world, and how far the science has come. It also shows you case studies for the healing effects of your body’s own subtle energy.

This is not suprising, when you look at the high rates of satisfaction from many practitioners of Pranic Healing, Reiki, etc and how quickly those practices have grown. I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the future of medicine in the next decade lies in the understanding of the Energy System, which is why I created Energesse to help that process along.

Bioenergy therapy and Energy Medicine certainly has it skeptics, but my strong view is that this is changing thanks to the vast numbers of people around the world that have been gaining benefit over the years – and as is the case now, Western science is catching up.

These are exciting developments, transforming lives everywhere and it is our duty to be able to view such therapies with an open mind as well as to continue to ask the important questions about how we can build on this work, for the good of all.

I look forward to the future of scientific discoveries in this area and will continue to dissect the theories, practices and developments in future blogs.

Do you think there is enough awareness of our body’s energy system? I’d like to hear your opinion.

How do you know you need an ‘Energy Makeover’?

By Martine Negro and Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan

One of the interesting and challenging aspect of understanding your own energy field is that most of us cannot ‘see’ it. In fact most of us cannot taste, hear or smell it.

Most of time however, we can ‘feel’ it or ‘sense’ a problem, though in many cases, we don’t realise that the root cause of the problem is related to our Energy field.

This is common in Western societies as the concept of human energy fields is not widely taught. In Eastern societies however, the concept of a body’s energy as the cause of health problems is pervasive.

I recently spoke to Martine Negro, our Energy Practitioner at the Divinity Wellness Institute with over 30 years experience in diagnosing and treating energy fields, using modalities such as Acupuncture, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Here’s what she had to say about “How to Know if you need an Energy Makeover

Q: Martine, how can you tell if there is a problem with your Energy?

A: There are several ways, for example:

  • You have physical symptoms or illnesses that are not responding to conventional treatments or the treatment is taking too long to work. Perhaps you have been taking medication, herbs or supplements for months with little noticeable change or the symptoms return as soon as you stop the treatment.
  • Occasionally, no physical reason can found for your illness, despite extensive tests and medical consultations.
  • You have bouts of feeling physically tired or mentally exhausted for no obvious reason.
  • You become moody, anxious, angry or depressed very easily.
  • You have a history of trauma (physical or psycho-emotional), either a major one (e.g. accident, death of a loved one, miscarriage, abortion, divorce, betrayal, etc.) or multiple minor stresses (long term irritation, financial or relationship frustrations, etc).
  • You are aware that something is not quite right about yourself but you are not sure what is happening
  • You have difficulty moving through a difficult issue, despite your best efforts and counselling from family, friends and professionals.
  • You dislike a habit or phobia and cannot change it
  • You have a destructive addictive pattern that you are unable to control

Q: Is there a way to test yourself to see if your energy is being affected?

A: Sure, focus on the issue or problem that you currently have – can you sense how your body responds? Do you feel any tension or negative change in your emotional state?

Nothing is “trivial”, energetically speaking. Over time, small prolonged stresses can cause as much damage as a major one that happened once!

Our society and “disease care” system rarely encourages people to be aware and listen to the body’s messages. The Western medicine approach is often geared to be more “re-active” rather than “pro-active”.

In order to to be proactive, you need to pay attention to your Mind-Body system.


Q: What typically happens at an ‘Energy Makeover’ consultation with you Martine, or in fact with other similar energy practitioners?

A: During an energetic session, you are invited to tune in into your body and start connecting to your innate inner wisdom which knows exactly the core issue behind the symptom.

As you connect, you will be guided to activate the energy flow through various energetic tools (acupressure, hands on, imagery, deep breathing and so on)

Quantum physics research demonstrates that when you observe something for a period of time…it changes! Observation is a major component of the energetic experience, a highly unique, organic and flowing process simultaneously involving mind, body and energy. As the energy block gets untangled, the brain gets “rewired” in such a way that after one or several sessions, you feel different. You may gain new insights, new perceptions of the situation and also have great new tools to engage yourself actively in your treatment.

So an energetic session is very much a “team-working” exercise between you, the ultimate expert on your body and the practitioner’s expertise in energetics.  We explore and work together to allow the energy to naturally get back into balance, ultimately inviting you to trust your amazing Mind-Body system which is designed to heal.