Can Energy Work or Spirit Guides conflict with my religion?

Occasionally students worry that doing energy work or connecting with spirit guides may conflict with their religion. They may even fear that energy work can be dark or manipulative or even evil.

But having gone as deep into energy work as anyone, I can tell you first hand that there’s no scary stuff to worry about. It is true that some people have negativity and can spread it to others. This has nothing to do with energy work itself and everything to do with the pain and confusion inside them.

If you choose to practice energy work, there is no need to give up your religious practice. It’s more helpful to think about it as adding a new layer to your existing beliefs.

There are 3 “new” things that you will experience as you explore energy work:

1. You become more “yourself”

As you start your journey, you will see that the layers of pain and confusion you experienced before start to strip away. The ideas and perceptions you had about yourself start to disappear and you begin to experience “who you really are”.

You feel kinder and more understanding of the world. You realize that you are capable of much more than you thought and you start liking yourself a whole lot more.

2. You understand the world differently

The world suddenly starts to make more sense. All of us, at some stage, hold on to conflicting beliefs about the world.

Your background might be in science and religion yet they seem to be in conflict at times. You might be an ardent environmentalist but part of you really loves going out riding jet skis. Or even though you see yourself as a kind person, you’re actually judgemental about a specific group or specific actions.

First of all — this is normal. We’re all picking up beliefs all over the place and until you pick up an energy practice, it’s difficult to know who to believe. You start stripping away some of the beliefs that aren’t yours and start again.

The fun thing that happens is you start organizing your beliefs around your personal experiences. It’s as if puzzle pieces start snapping together. All of a sudden everything fits together and makes sense.

The confusion you used to have around conflicting beliefs begins to fade away as you start to realize that your beliefs were always consistent but you were adding these extra layers that weren’t really yours. The world feels like an easier place to live in.

3. You start getting along better with others

You start feeling the deeper story behind your own actions but especially in the actions of others.

Instead of seeing peoples’ actions and thinking they’re a bad person because of them, you start noticing that that action is probably arising from some pain or confusion and maybe you want to reach out and help that person. Intuition and energy really help with this because you get to those deeper layers.

It’s a fascinating experience because you develop a deep compassion for peoples’ experiences.

We can fool ourselves very easily

People often ask me: if I get into intuition or energy work, is someone going to brainwash me and make me follow a path I don’t actually want to go down?

The truth here is that we can fool ourselves very easily. We can get stuck on a particular teaching or idea that’s not true and go deep down a path very easily. To make sure we stay vigilant instead of gullible, it’s important to base your beliefs on your experiences instead of the word and ideas of others. Take suggestions by all means, but you absolutely must base them in personal experience, otherwise you could end up off-course.

However, I do like the idea of brainwashing if it means "cleaning your brain". If there’s less programming from others and you wash out all that old pain and the old beliefs that don’t make sense you will feel a lot better. You clear out a lot of the conflict you have in your life and feel better about the world and other people.

Some closing thoughts:

In general, if you do the exercises, practice listening to your intuition, and follow guidance that resonates with you, you can’t go wrong with energy work.

There’s no need to worry because you can throw away the parts that you don’t like and keep the parts you do like. You will find that it’s not scary at all but actually empowering, exciting, and fun.


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