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Jelly’s Energy System Notes: Introduction

Hello! This is my notes on energy systems. I have gathered this knowledge over the years through my dealings with energy work, especially while healing others. This knowledge pertains mainly to human energy systems. The structure of other beings’ energy systems are often similar, however, the way their systems interact with the environment is usually not similar to humans.

Note that while it is similar to the chakra system it is not the same; this is not the chakra system, this is my own system. The points/”chakras” may be similar but the way energy flows through the body is not.

What are Energy Systems?
Your energy system is all of your energy, plus the main energetic points in your body, plus the pathways it flows throughout your body. It’s how your energy is and flows in your body/spirit body/astral body. Similar to how your blood and heart and stuff is called the “circulatory system”; like that, but with energy.

Your energy collects in focal points, of which I just call “points”. These points are where energy is processed and distributed throughout a small location of the body. The health of these points is crucial to someone’s entire energetic system, because of their effect on energy flow and storage. Most points are spherical in shape and appearance, however they can become cubes or triangular pyramids through odd magic shenanigans.

There are 9 Main Points. These points are named for their effect, with the exception of the hand and feet points.

  • Astral Point: Indicates spiritual connection/spiritual ability. This is where most of the communication with spirits, especially deities, “enters” from. This point does not need to be open or flowing for someone to live a healthy mundane or magical life, it is more of an added bonus. 
  • Mind Point: Shows the ability to think clearly.
  • Communication Point: Shows the ability to communicate with ease, without struggles and anxiety, and the ability to listen to and understand others when they communicate; how you connect to others in communication. 
  • Heart Point: Deals with all emotions to a certain extent, though primarily more personal ones such as love and trust. 
  • Confidence Point: Deals with confidence. 
  • Enjoyment of Life: Deals with being able to feel happy and enjoy life. 
  • Security: Deals with feelings of stability, self-reliance, and independence. 
  • Hand Points: These deal with doing work/being hardworking, and thus signs of overworking yourself, or being lazy, can be seen here. 
  • Feet points: These deal with perseverance/general stamina, and work similar to the Hand Points to an extent. Leaks in this point are very common in people with strenuous jobs.

How does energy flow through these points?
All energy in the body should circulate through the heart point, as energy flow is very similar to heart flow. The heart point is the most central of the points because of this, and its health can affect the health of the entire energetic system. Your energy is pumped throughout your body in rhythm with your pulse. All points have entrances and exits with valves that allow energy from other points to pass through them.

Each point makes energy while also absorbing and balancing with the other energies in the body. While each point has a specific “flavor” of energy, all of your energy flows through and circulates throughout the entire body. This circulation is important as it keeps your energy balanced (make sure none of the points have too little or too much energy), and is how your body automatically cleanses itself and distributes energy.

There are also what I term “Flow Paths”, additional paths that the energy flows along. These are special paths in that they don’t directly interact with the main energy flow throughout the rest of the system. They also have their own specialized, specific meanings. (Pink lines in the above picture)

  • Hands to Heart and Confidence Points: Hard work in relativity to your emotions and your confidence. 
  • Feet to Root Point: Perseverance in maintaining your own security; independence or lack thereof. 
  • Mind and Communication Points: Ability to communicate logical, rational thoughts.

How to determine the health of the system in general, or health of specific points?
Skill in sensing energy is the easiest way, as energy sensing skills will allow you to see or feel the blockages. However, you may determine if you have a blockage or if a certain point is unhealthy if you are having troubles in what each point symbolizes. It is still best to have someone else with energy sensing skills, whether they be an entity or human, to verify if you have an actual blockage or not. 

Additionally, energy systems are very relative- determining if something is unhealthy is based on large differences. For example, if someone has gigantic points in general, and their hand points are super large as well- then those hand points are probably healthy. However, if the hand points were small while the rest of the system has rather large points, then those points are highly likely unhealthy.

How do blockages form?

Blockages may form from mental, emotional, physical, or magical stressors. It is my belief that when there is a non-magical blockage, mundane problems arise first, physical, mental, or emotional, which results in an energy blockage afterwards ; an energetic manifestation of the problem.

Magical blockages may form through cursings, bindings, and other harmful magic.

How to cleanse a blockage or heal the energy system in general?

All of my magic is this: mundane first. Ignoring the mundane is probably one of the biggest problems in the magic community I’ve seen, even for people who aren’t aware of it. Mundane problems arise first , physical, mental, or emotional, which results in an energy blockage afterwards ; an energetic manifestation of the problem. Because of this, if you don’t take care of the mundane issue, getting an energy healing won’t do anything: the blockage will keep coming back, because you keep doing the same things that result in the blockage over and over.

Example: You’re really shy and have trouble expressing yourself, and an energetic healer sees the blockage. They heal it for you. You feel better for a few days, but ultimately didn’t change anything about your habits. After about a week or so, the blockage comes back, because you’re still not talking to new people, you’re still avoiding going out because you don’t want to put effort into socializing, etc. Nothing will change unless you take the mundane actions to support it. Did you try talking to someone today? Did you order your food yourself, even though it makes you anxious and your friend offered to do it? Did you force yourself to go out and socialize, even though you felt unmotivated to do so? Or did you stay at home, then complained why you felt lonely, again?

They can get better as you grow as a person, but it’s up to you to make sure that happens.

Meditations and visualizations can and will facilitate getting over these problems, but that’s all they can do: facilitate. They can be a start to getting over your own blockages, but they will never replace the actual physical work necessary to fix them.

Note that energy systems are NOT limited to what I state here; the above picture is only the TYPICAL system for a TYPICAL human; other species often have other points/nodes/other characteristics. 

How is this different from the chakra system? 

Note that I am NOT an expert on the chakra system, this is just what I know of: 

  • There is no religion tied to this system, unlike the chakra system, which is Hindu in origin (please correct me if I am wrong!). In my system, these points contain no spiritual significance, there are no deep meanings behind each point. My system is fully secular. 
  • You don’t need your astral point (”crown chakra”) to be healthy to have a balanced and healthy energy system, unlike in the chakra system. 
  • In the chakra system, energy only flows from the root/feet chakras upwards, instead of circulating throughout the entire body. 
  • My system has absolutely nothing to do with “raising your vibration”, which is a common concern among people who follow the chakra system. 
  • The chakra system does not contain details on energetic flow paths. 
  • Hand and feet points are considered main points in my system. 
  • 9 main points (my system) versus 7 (chakra system). 

Again, this is based on my knowledge, I am no expert on the chakra system. 

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This is just the introductory post, I will add more posts on specific parts very soon! 

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[this is in response to "don’t we have something better to do than argue about whether cis and aromantic or heteroromantic asexuals are part of a “queer community”]

While that’s certainly true, is “some people are assholes” actually valid criteria for determining whether or not the demographic they belong to counts as part of a larger “community”? It’s certainly not inherent to the identity. There are homophobic, racist, serophobic individuals of every identity included under the “queer umbrella” (for lack of a better term), but the validity of their inclusion isn’t questioned. 

This is really, really not an argument I want to get into, but recently it’s been hitting close to home, and I’ll speak up on behalf of my friends even if it’s against my better judgement. 

There’s a lot of variability in how people view and articulate their ace-spectrum identities. To some, it’s simply “I don’t want to have sex, I don’t really see it as an ‘orientation’, end of discussion, let’s move on”. To others, it’s a far more integral part of their identity - it shapes how they view themselves and their relationship to society at large. There are definitely ace trans folk who feel that their asexuality is a fundamental aspect of their nature in the same way that their gender is. 

I suppose the most divisive and complicated problem, the root of all this controversy, is of the existence of a “queer community”. What does such a thing actually entail? Most of The Discourse I see on this topic define it as “historically oppressed/marginalized genders and sexualities”, which leads to heated back-and-fourths about what constitutes oppression and who experiences it. There are decent points made by both sides in this particular argument, and I’m not going to even attempt to analyze it here.

However, I think people are so caught up in answering the “who” of community that they don’t stop to answer the “why”. Why do people want to identify with an umbrella LGBTQIect community in the first place? However you define it, it encompasses a very diverse set of people with very different needs, experiences, and desires. With that in mind, what’s gained from being included in such a community? The major things I can think of are a.) political momentum and b.) emotional validation from a sense of belonging. The first is practical… having a “community” makes it easier to identify, articulate, and promote the interests of the affected group/s on a large scale, though of course this sometimes backfires and certain demographics kind of get thrown under the bus. The second? Boils down to a desire to feel accepted and non-deviant under an alternate rubric for ‘normal’.

The fact that there are plenty of asexuals (who are not otherwise ”queer” - aromantic or heteroromantic) who want to be part of the community is pretty good evidence that they’ve experienced a certain degree of anomie and alienation as a result of their sexuality. Whether or not this is a result of targeted oppression, the “cure” for alienation and anomie lies in finding a space where one feels accepted and supported. Personally, I would rather give people the benefit of the doubt and respect their desire to ID as part of a “queer community” if it helps them feel valid and secure. (I see people suggest “go away and make your own community” all the time, but that’s easier said than done, especially given how small and vague the demographic is to begin with.)

 And, seriously, how is a “queer community” negatively impacted by ace-inclusion? “Ace interests”, while mostly non-legislative/political, include the restructuring of traditional values and expectations regarding sexuality and relationships and promoting acceptance of alternative choices. That seems more than compatible with other interests of the “queer community”. 

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If you weren’t already aware that ICE is full of lies around who they’re deporting…

Abel lives in a part of Colorado with no public transit. To feed his family, he has to drive. He has been stopped for driving without a license before, and after a couple of those incidents- the license Colorado refused to issue because of his immigration status is considered suspended (how is a license that didn’t exist suspended?). He then ended up being arrested for driving without a license, and now faces deportation.

ICE is trying to deport him for feeding and caring for his family.

While Abel is in deportation for not having a license, his court date came the morning after Governor Hickenlooper signed SB-251 into law, allowing undocumented folks in Colorado to access drivers licenses.

Abel received a continuance today- but he deserves prosecutorial discretion. We need to press ICE to make sure that happens: http://action.dreamactivist.org/colorado/abel/