Friday, October 14, 2005

I had a peak experience. Are these experiences safe?

In August of 2005 I held a class on the chakras. One of the attendees had an interesting question to ask me. The following entry includes the question and my reply. I hope you find the information useful.

Dear Wendy,

A while back I was reading quite a bit about kundalini, meditating and other subjects along those lines. Several different sources said something along the lines of, "Don't force the release of kundalini or it will cause severe anxiety and other negative reactions." Obviously I'm paraphrasing.

Anyway, as I was meditating one day, I found myself becoming very comfortable. My first thought was that I was finally learning how to meditate correctly. I meditated for a few more minutes and something in my mind started playing, but I don't think it was me that was driving these thoughts... All of a sudden, a white beam of light was stretched out in front of me and I saw that I was on the edge of the light.

The light seemed like it was a hole, a long rectangular crevasse that was cutting through the black in my mind. I don't know what made the decision, but suddenly I - er... I think it was me
- was jumping into this crevasse.

Now, this is where it gets crazy...

While feeling weightless, I felt emotions at that point that I can only describe as pure ecstacy. My immediate thought was, I'm being born. Now, I can say that I LOVED the feelings that I was receiving... but I stayed in this place for about 10 seconds before I started getting freaked out (I remembered what I had read about kundalini and did NOT want to discover the ill-effects of
releasing it too soon). When I opened my (physical) eyes, I noticed that I had goosebumps all over my body and a tingling sensation in my spine.

I don't even know what questions to ask other than... what the heck was that? Should that have freaked me out? Do you think I should have stayed? And why, oh why, can't I ever get that back? I've tried over and over again, but since it happened (about four years ago), I haven't experienced anything like it. What do you think?

Thanks for any advice you might have!
Darren Pope



I'm so glad that you asked this question or really, shared this story with me. There is nothing like being personally touched by the divine in a profound way. When this happens, it leaves a permanent mark on your psyche. I know that I have had a few experiences myself that bring me to tears when I think about them and they brought me to tears when I experienced them.

Anyway, what you had was a peak experience just like what I was talking about in class last Thursday. It was definitely a good thing and not a bad thing. You have and had at the time, nothing to worry about in terms of danger to yourself. It is true that if you use certain techniques and release energies too soon without the proper training or preparation to handle the outcomes, you can literally end up in the loony bin! But this is not likely if all that you are doing is meditating. Usually, people get into trouble if they are using more powerful energy techniques, powerful rituals, or drugs that affect your psyche like ayahuasca or peyote.

In your case, you were in a profound state of surrender that relaxed you enough for part of your consciousness to move out from your body into the spiritual realms (literally other dimensions). When I looked into this event energetically, I got the impression that the profound love that you felt was from a greater part of yourself. I'll say it was your soul but it may be much bigger than that like a soul group which would include other souls, guides, master beings, etc.

The way to get there again is to continue to meditate and keep in mind the act of surrender. You can only get there by doing without doing as the taoists say. The more relaxed you are, the easier it is to move beyond our everyday reality to experience other dimensions and realities. You could have some incredible adventures!

As I read your email message and thought about your experience, Bob Monroe kept coming to my mind. He is a modern day Out of Body traveler who has written several books on the topic of out of body travel. I highly recommend that you read all three of his classic works, Journeys Out of the Body, Far Journeys, and Ultimate Journey.

You can find the list of his books along with a breif description of my impressions of the books and my experience at the Monroe Institute, his facility that teaches out of body travel, at this link: If you feel so inclined, you can order the books from my website.

Feel free to email me any time with any questions you may have.

Take care!


What to do when you need healing but can't afford an energy healer

If you ever find yourself in the need of healing or if a loved one is in need of healing and you can't afford to see an energy healer, here are some alternative options:
*Note: please know that this is not meant to be medical advice.  If you are having health problems by all means see a doctor.  In addition to the work a doctor will provide, the following are some suggestions of actions you can take to improve your own health.
1) First, call the local Unity Churches and get on their prayer lists.  Many other churches
have prayer lists also.  They will pray for you and this type of healing goes a long way.  If you look up "prayer list" on google or yahoo, you will find some international networks.   You can get thousands of people world wide to help you and your loved ones heal.
The power of prayer is scientifically valid.  If you'd like to read about the scientific validity of the power of prayer, read the any one of the many excellent books by Dr. Larry Dossey.

2) Use Quantum touch.  Find out if there is a local person being certified in Quantum Touch.  Look them up on the web at  If you contact someone there, they can probably hook you up with someone who will be willing to do healings for you locally or through distance healing.  Look for healers that are trying to get certified.  They are
usually required to work on people for a certain amount of hours and would love to have you as volunteer clients at no charge.
3) Use Reiki.  Find a local Reiki Circle and attend.  You will receive loving and gentle hands on healing usually free of charge.  We naturally put our hands on any injury that hurts.  This is done because hands on healing is natural and it works.  Try it out on yourself as well.
4) Ask your higher power for healing.  Miracles never cease.  Pray for yourself, work with your subconscious mind to promote healing, ask your guides and angels to assist in your healing if this feels right to you. 

I hope this information is helpful.

Wendy Williams

How to protect yourself when you absorb other people's negative energy

Hello readers,

I was browsing a bulletin board where energy healers converse and I replied to a posting from a lady who was having trouble taking in other people's negative energy when she was doing healing work or just by being around other people.

The following is my reply to her. I thought you might benefit from this information as well.


Dear Cate,

I am an energy healer myself and I just ran across your posting and I wanted to reply to you. When I first began to learn about my empathic abilities, I started getting information at high volume and high speed. It was exciting at first but after a while, I could tell that if I didn't control it, it would become detrimental.

Just like the response from Jen, intention is everything when working with energy. I simply decided that I would not walk around knowing what is going on with every person that I bumped into. I made a decision (a very firm intent) to be in control of the information that I was willing to receive. So set an intent. Tell your subconscious mind that you only want to be made aware of events as a thought and that you choose to block the emotional content. Keep telling your subconscious mind your desire until it complies. It will take orders, so be firm.

Also, ask for guidance from your guides and angels around this issue. Ask them to do a healing on you to assist you in shutting out the negative noise that is out in the world. When it comes to energy, the negative energies are very loud, that is why they are the first to be noticed. They are not as powerful as love, but they are far more noisy. So you must tune yourself into silence and transmute the energy into information only. Again, all of this is done with intent.

You should also practice grounding and dumping out. Grounding is connecting the energy in your body to the center of the Earth. You imagine a ball of energy in the area of your womb just below your belly button in the center of your body. Then imagine that a beam of energy flows out of the ball of energy, straight down between your legs, through the floor, and into the center of the earth. This is your grounding cord and just like electricity in a house, it gathers and collects excess energy in your body, aura, and energy bodies and sends it into the earth. The earth uses this energy so you do not need to fear that you are doing any harm to the earth. The energy is transmuted and reused by the earth so there is no problem.

Grounding is an automatic release mechanism, almost like flushing a toilet. You should ground yourself any time you feel stress, when you want to be more "present" in the moment, when you want to release negative energies or emotions, and at the end of the day as a regular cleanup type of maintenance. It is a very healthy thing to do. When you are comfortable with this basic grounding, know that you can ground anything like your chakras, energy bodies, the energy of a room, a situation, any object, another person, etc. Let your spirit guide you on how to use the grounding technique.

In addition to grounding, after you run energy (if you run energy through your body) it is important to "dump out". You "dump out" by placing your hands (palms) and feet flat on the floor at the same time and setting the intent to release excess energy that is in your shoulders, neck, arms, and legs. This is best performed sitting in a chair where you can easily bend over and touch your hands to the ground. But do it in any way that is comfortable physically. There is no specific protocol, mostly just the intent will do.

These two releasing techniques will help you wash away negative energies that have entered your body and subtle energy system.

Remember to be empowered and take charge of your space! It is your space and you get to say what does and doesn't come into or out of it. Set a firm intention and work with your guides and subconscious to make it so.

In addition to these techniques, you can create energetic protection by intending to put yourself in a geometric shape like a pyramid, a tetrahedron, or merkaba. The pyramid is the simplest. Just envision yourself in a pyramid that is either clear, coated with a layer of healing gold energy, or even a blue energy for protection. Sometimes I envision myself in a pyramid that is made of mirrors so that the negative energy coming towards me is simply reflected back to its source. This works very nicely.

A tetrahedron is a diamond shape of two pyramids that are inverted and joined at their bases. This is one of the strongest molecular shapes in nature. It is powerful and if you envision yourself in a tetrahedron, nothing will get through to you. Use these shapes along with your intention and coat them with energy as a reinforcement. You can even program these protective shapes to let love in and neutralize negativity coming towards you or from you to others.

And one other note, as a healer it is important that you keep your vibration high. If you are really empathic, it is easy to match another person's energy and often there energy is at a low vibration because they are suffering in some way (physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.) Practice maintaining a high state of vibration so that your patients can entrain to your energy instead of you matching their energy.

I hope this helps!

If you'd like any more information, you can contact me on my website which is



Monday, May 16, 2005

Spirituality, What is it?

What is spirituality? My personal definition of spirituality includes the non-material or non-physical realities that exist in every human being and in nature. We are most definitely more than our physical bodies!

Spirituality as I understand it, includes concepts of God, the divine, the source of creation, or a higher power. The definition of this "something greater than one's self" I believe is personal and individual. Whatever is most comfortable for each person will do.

Spirituality for me also encompasses the parts of a human being that are non-physical. For instance, are thoughts a physical substance? No. Are emotions a physical substance? No. Is the person we know ourselves to be a physical substance? Not completely! Clearly, this is true if you consider your definition of self to include your thoughts and emotions. But what about this thing that some call the soul or higher self? What about Out-of-Body Experiences and astral travel, remote viewing and the like? Are these things evidence of our non-physical reality?

The answer to these questions are individual as well. Personally, I have had enough first hand experience with non-physical reality to have established a firm and unshakable belief in a very active, inhabited, and dynamic world beyond what we humans can ordinarily perceive with our senses. It is clear through the process of common sense observations and even new proofs from the field of science that ideas once thought to exclusively belong to the realm of faith, is now closer to fact.

So what is spirituality? To me it is the totality of the non-physical reality that exists inside, outside, and along with the existing reality that we perceive with our senses, our material world. It includes all things divine and all things unseen. It is a delight to interact with and a mystery at the same time.

Check back for furth explorations into the world of non-physical reality.