The Energy Codes
I was sitting with my eyes closed in a darkened ballroom with hundreds of fellow meditators surrounding me, when suddenly I found myself weightless, suspended high above Earth, engulfed in a radiance so intense that it was as if I were on fire with light. I could feel my absolute vastness. I could see 360 degrees—in every direction—in a light so bright it was ten times brighter than the brightest day in the desert that I had ever seen. Gone was my sense of having a body; instead I was a crystalline ray of light. And, seeing the vastness with my mind’s eye, I knew that I was that. I was the universe itself and all that it entailed. The brilliant, all-encompassing radiance permeating my being was me. I could see the Earth beneath me, about the size of a marble, and every breath I took allowed light to become a loving presence that flowed through my system and into the Earth. I was immense and at one with all of creation.
Yes, this experience totally rocked my world!
From the time I was a little girl, I’d heard my parents talk at the dinner table about energy: everything is energy, and energy is what we humans are really made of. My father was a pioneer in “energy medicine,” a brilliant chiropractic doctor with an internationally renowned body of work, a legend in his field. As a child growing up in his shadow, I always wanted to be around him and continually looked for his approval. As a young adult, I worked alongside him in his health-care practice and attended his popular seminars. I went from being an observer of my father’s work to being an active partner, and after I became a licensed chiropractor, I spent many hours of meaningful time with him. We shared a deep devotion to humanity and a continual excitement about the new energy practices we were discovering to help the people we served.
But even with all my exposure to the concept of energy, I’d never known this infinite vastness of energy. After this personal experience of it, my reality changed. The concept of energy suddenly took on a much deeper meaning. Instantly, I knew that this was who I really was: this pure, intelligent energy—blazing and alive. Peaceful. Eternal. Outside of time and space. I was wise and absolute. My existence was effortless. There was nothing I lacked or wanted for; I was totally, utterly whole and complete. It was a state of exquisite perfection, which I knew was my home. More real than any reality I’d ever known, it was the only place I ever wanted to be.
And what a stark contrast it was to my life experiences to date, which had felt downright torturous at times, and at best like a steep uphill climb. Everything took so much effort. Every day, at some deep level, I felt like I was being sent to the battlefield in a fight for my life. As a child, dealing with these feelings, I developed a debilitating shyness, which at every turn caused me to feel terrified and insecure. I watched softball from the sidelines for two summers because I was afraid of “doing it wrong” on the field. When I finally did step up to bat, I hit home runs. I took this to mean that I should always watch and learn as much as I could before stepping in, because otherwise I might fail. In junior high and high school, I played it safe by becoming an overachiever, always doing things “right” as a way to feel safe and to get approval from others for being a “good person.” I was a cheerleader, played sports, got great grades, won “best actress” in state drama competitions, and was voted “most popular” and “most likely to succeed.” But despite all my efforts, and even the considerable validation I received, my fear of not being good enough never decreased. In fact, most of the time I was downright terrified.
By my midthirties, having become my best version of a good doctor, citizen, and friend driven by perfectionism and overgiving, I felt exhausted. Though I had attained professional and financial success, I lacked joy, love, fulfillment, and a true sense of self. I was suffering physically, too, especially from almost daily migraine headaches that left me unable to lift my head off the pillow, let alone go to work. More and more often, I found myself wondering, Is this really all there is?
Then one day, something inside me snapped. While God had never been a part of my worldview, I was now desperate enough to be willing to let go
of doing things my way and to reach out for help. That evening, I walked out onto my balcony, looked up to the heavens, and almost demanded: “You show me, as I am clearly not getting this life thing very well!”
In that very moment of surrender, something shifted. I felt lighter, and right away my life began to improve. A series of serendipitous events took place—people started inviting me to meditation retreats and to have conversations about consciousness and the study of enlightenment and offering books and instructions on how to engage in life in an entirely different way. As I went to the meditation classes, awakenings began immediately shifting my perspective of what was real. Not long after, I was in that ballroom having the profound experience that would forever bring me out of the suffering and struggle that my life had too often been up to that point.
I suspect that you have also had your fair share of struggle and troubles that brought you to the brink of exhaustion and that you can relate to that part of my experience. Perhaps you’ve had a broken heart or have not found lasting love. Maybe you’ve suffered from physical illness or pain, financial struggle or stress, disappointment or disillusionment. There are so many ways we can suffer: from low self-esteem, anger, sadness, resentment, or regret; from the inability to let go of the past and live in the present; from guilt, shame, or the inability to create what we would most truly love to have in our lives; from anxiety, depression, loss, or abuse; from the loss of our true sense of self.
The reason I know with certainty that you’ve experienced some of these feelings and conditions is that we all have. They are the human condition . . . that is, until they’re not! The wonderful truth is that, as a species, we’re evolving beyond this. Collectively, we’re sitting at the edge of a pivotal breakthrough in human consciousness. Living from the perspective of the painful, small, insecure self we’ve always known is not our only choice. Another option is built into us—we’re actually wired for another perspective for living in which we are equipped with full awareness of our true greatness.
How you can systematically switch over to that far more rewarding perspective is what I’ll be sharing with you in The Energy Codes. I’ll show you that there’s a happier, more successful version of yourself that’s available to you right here and now—the same as the version of myself that I
experienced that day in the ballroom. That version I know with every ounce of my being is the true reality of who I am . . . and who you are too. Because it’s not just my truth; it’s also yours. It’s who we all truly are.
The best part is that, not only can we perceive this reality from time to time through a spontaneous breakthrough while meditating, we can actually live as that reality, reliably and consistently, throughout our daily, waking, walking lives. That’s the promise of what I call the Energy Codes. What you’re going to learn as you begin to use the Energy Codes isn’t how to reach the occasional exalted state. As exciting as that may sound, the power of the Energy Codes is far more compelling and much farther-reaching than that. No, as you do this work, you’ll be making the one change that transforms everything in your world for the better. You’ll be implementing the one solution that makes every problem you ever had go away.
Hard to believe? Sound too good to be true? I assure you it’s real. When you live from the perspective achieved through the Energy Codes, your life becomes meaningful, and, even more than that, it becomes fulfilling. Every day is fueled by a powerful sense of purpose and passion. Your health improves dramatically: symptoms resolve; you feel energized, vital, and alive. You have simple and effective tools for dealing with any pain or illness that arises. You feel clear, positive, empowered, and deeply connected to yourself and to the rest of life. Feeling self-love and self-worth is your constant inner state. Living as your whole self, rather than just as your rational, conditioned mind, you make choices according to your deep inner wisdom, which is readily accessible to you. Every endeavor is an exciting adventure in which you are the predominant creative force. You are your life’s creator, consciously manifesting what you would truly love. Life is magical, filled with wonder, awe, and trust.
I know this to be the case because I live it every day, and I’ve helped thousands of others learn to live it too. I began experiencing profound results like these immediately after my exalted experience in the ballroom, an awakening of consciousness, in 2001. I was suddenly able to solve long-standing problems in my life. In fact, I didn’t even see problems as problems anymore. I could easily understand how any challenge was serving my evolution and awakening—my highest good. My life became happier and healthier, far surpassing anything I’d previously known. I
had spontaneous healings: my migraine headaches simply disappeared, and within a few months, the painful scoliosis I’d had since birth began to correct—today it’s totally gone. During the next few years, injuries such as two compression fractures, one in each of my arms, and a horrible ankle sprain mended quickly and without traditional treatment methods of immobilization. Instead of being held back by perfectionism, I began to flow in collaboration with life, feeling a profound sense of ease. I was no longer in a hurry. I trusted the timing of circumstances unfolding. I no longer felt the need to prove myself by improving upon all I came in contact with; instead, I noticed the perfect beauty that existed inherently within everything. Fulfillment, rather than success, was my objective; yet success seemed to happen naturally as a by-product.
My patient base grew without efforts to generate new business, and the challenges of difficult cases resolved. People healed and referred their families and friends. Amazing new staff members came to the clinic without my having to search for them. An invitation from the governor’s office to fill a position on the licensing board (Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners) came, as well as invitations to speak at professional conferences. Life was expanding on every level with grace and ease.
I was so excited by the positive changes that I wanted to be able to return to my exalted experience again and again. More, I wanted to learn how to reside there. It became my mission to figure out how to do that—not only for myself, but so that others could also experience the truth of who they are and reap the astounding benefits. For the next several years, I turned my life into a living laboratory, made many discoveries, and began sharing those discoveries with others. Before long, everyone involved started seeing amazing results. I knew I was onto something significant. Something huge. Revolutionary even. In fact, for me, it was the fulfillment of the whole purpose of human life!
Since the beginning of our days on earth, we humans have looked for ways to engage with our true, limitless nature as spiritual beings (our soul, or Soulful Self) and transcend the small, limited, fearful, and pain-riddled identity (our ego, or Protective Personality) where we spend so much of our lives. As I started to work with others (using early versions of the methods you will learn in this book), and they began to find their own
renditions of the breakthrough I’d achieved, I knew I was on the path to finding the keys that would unlock that potential in all of us. People began to share that their meditations were progressing beyond simply a relaxing of the mind and a centering within a peaceful state; they were now beginning to experience expanded realities, “seeing” with their inner eye and having access to deeper wisdom than they had previously known. They were reporting that they were not as inclined to engage in arguments, but rather would see from a higher perspective new solutions that benefited everyone involved. They found it easier to love, have compassion, and forgive. And, emotionally and physically, they, too, began to heal.
And while I’d stumbled upon a profound version of who we are that I was aware is usually reached only by devout yogic meditators, I knew that we were all meant to live from this place—that it’s there for all of us to discover, if only we know how.
Developing the Energy Codes
Fortunately, my exalted experience left an indelible impression on my mind and my body. When I came back into my body in the ballroom that day, I could still recall in intricate detail what it had felt like inside of me, and I knew that the way to return to it was to re-create its characteristics there—in my body and in my consciousness. The particular way of focusing my mind; a slowed and intentional breath; an immense feeling of being centered in my core; a devotional disposition; and an intimate, tender, loving presence were all integral pieces of the puzzle. I replayed and scrutinized every nuance of my experience, then would practice re-creating those nuances and observe what might reveal itself in my awareness as I did so.
I spent my evenings in lengthy, sometimes all-night meditations, and my days in consultations with my patients and clients, implementing what I had learned on the previous night’s journey within. With each experiment I did, I made careful notes about what seemed to bring my body and mind into, or close to, that expanded state, until I could re-create it at will.
Little by little, workshop by workshop and patient by patient, I decoded what worked for me and for others to tap into our true nature. And, in
the process, a series of life-changing principles and practices emerged. Keeping only the most effective and efficient of what worked, I codified the steps that allow us to live as our Soulful Self. Because these all had to do with sensing, anchoring, and increasing the presence of our essential energy within the body, I named these steps the Energy Codes. Since then, I’ve found through my research that both ancient texts and modern science verify what I’ve discovered. The Codes are comprehensive and holistic, and best of all, anyone can easily use them.
We are all capable of awakening to this higher dimension of ourselves—and of living to our true potential, enjoying optimal wellness as the constant condition of our lives. In fact, it’s part of our life’s purpose to do exactly this. Knowing, experiencing, and most importantly, living as our divinity—not secluded in meditative silence, but in our everyday life—is Heaven on Earth, now ours for the taking.
The knowledge you need is in your hands. Those steps, the Energy Codes, are spelled out for you in simple terms in the pages of this book. Just as they’ve changed my life and the lives of thousands of others, I know with certainty that they will change yours too.
Discovering Your Magnificence
As you will see, what I wish to share with you is more about what is right with you—what is good and true—than it is about anything I learned in school about diagnosing problems and fixing them. Whether focusing on pathology or prevention, our culture has been preoccupied with what’s wrong and how to fix it. Mine is a different message. It has to do with the truth of who you really are, and what you’re made of. Yes, it will show you how you can heal—physically, mentally, and emotionally—but, better yet, it will also show you how to embrace your own magnificence and the profound truth that there was actually nothing wrong with you in the first place. I want you to experience this on a very deep level and learn how to express it and live it every day.
This is far more important than any accomplishment in your outer life, including winning any trophy or award, breaking any record, acquiring
more things, losing weight, or asking for the promotion—or even getting it! The one simple inner achievement that matters more than anything else is this: to awaken to your true nature. Seems amazing, perhaps, but this undertaking is at the forefront of our consciousness as a species. It is truly on the cutting edge!
It’s also not new. It’s foundational to the Bible, the Quran, the Torah, the Upanishads, and many more ancient texts. People from cultures all across the globe have turned to this line of questioning for thousands of years. Many of us become interested, at some point, in who we are and why we are here.
The use of energy as medicine also goes back to the earliest recorded history. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depicted the use of energy for toning and healing the physical body. Ancient Christians used the “laying on of hands” to create miraculous healings. More than five thousand years ago, in ancient India, the Vedas, the oldest recorded commentary on human potential and development, described moving energy in the body and raising our vibrational frequency to facilitate healing and to awaken the consciousness to higher realms. These practices were not imaginary “magic”; rather, they were (and are) based on the truth that we are beings of energy!
Today, scientific research is revealing what ancient practitioners knew long ago. Science is proving the existence of the human energy field; this field is as real and as sensitive as our physical skin—and it affects our physical reality in dramatic ways. We are discovering, for example, that it is through our energy field that our very DNA gets its instructions about how to act. We see this in the findings of Dr. Bruce Lipton, for instance, who, working at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, revealed evidence that changes in organisms are caused by gene activation from a stimulus coming from the surface of the cell wall rather than in the genetic code within the cell nucleus, as was widely believed. This shows us that messages from our cells’ environment, including our thoughts and emotional states, generate energy flow of a particular nature at the surface of the cell that determines what the cell will “do.” This discovery made a significant contribution to a new branch of science called epigenetics, which basically states that our environment is more important than our genetic inheritance when it comes to our experience and expression of health and
well-being. That environment is generated by the energy of our individual thoughts and actions, which lead to the production and movement of molecules of chemistry, which in turn lead to the activation of our DNA and overall cellular function. In other words, by what we think and do that affects our energy, we create our own possibilities for healing!
With these new breakthroughs, the importance of restoring and maintaining our energy flow has become ever clearer. If we want to claim our true potential, we need to build the circuitry in our brains and bodies so that we can live as conscious energy beings. When we do this, we can heal every part of ourselves and begin to masterfully create a life experience of magnificence.
I don’t need science to tell me that this is so; yet, having grown up in a household where it mattered if an understanding had scientific backing, the conditioned scientist in me delights with each piece of scientific evidence that pours in to validate my experience. It helps my mind catch up with what my heart, gut, and deeper wisdom innately already know. Fortunately, science is now advancing so wonderfully in bridging the gap between the visible, material world and the invisible world of intuition, intention, and spirituality that each of us has the opportunity to experience this “knowing” before we know, and trust it!
The question before us now is: How long will it take us to make this inquiry into our true nature a priority and begin to answer it for ourselves? When will it actually become apparent that knowing and living from that true nature is what matters most? The answer is that it usually takes until the day our pain becomes so unbearable that we begin to look around and ask if life doesn’t have more to offer. But I say, why not get interested in living from your truest self now rather than later, so that you can spend the rest of your life in celebration of the greatest accomplishment ever known? This book will walk you step-by-step along the path to achieving that goal.
What’s in This Book
In part 1, “A New Way of Seeing—The Quantum Flip,” you’ll build the foundation you need to successfully shift from living confined by your
fear-based self to living as the boundless, whole, creative being you actually are. This section lays the groundwork for how to engage with yourself and your external world so you can tap into your limitless potential and create the life you truly want. With the understanding you’ll gain in part 1, you’ll be ready to begin doing the work that will move you into your Soulful Self in part 2.
In part 2, “A New Way of Being—The Energy Codes Program,” you’ll learn the seven Energy Codes that turn on the needed wiring or circuitry inside you that will enable you to live as your Soulful Self. The Codes offer a complete system for healing your imbalances, awakening to your own true magnificence, and—most importantly—living a magical life. In a simple and straightforward way, they’ll show you how to embody the truth of who you are and create a life you’ll truly love.
Whether this is your first exploration with using energy as medicine or you’re well versed in the subject, the Energy Codes’ revolutionary methods offer unique insights and protocols that will be life-changing for you and for those whose lives you touch.
In part 3, “A New Way of Living—The Embodied Life,” we’ll look at how you can integrate the Energy Codes into your daily life, as well as how this new way of living will ultimately amplify your presence in, and contribution to, the world.
Though this book is a powerful transformational tool that draws from the sciences of quantum physics, neurobiology, and energy healing, I’ve worked hard to make it accessible so that you will use it. From the results I’ve seen, you could be a whole new version of yourself—healthier, happier, more empowered—just a few months, or even weeks, from now. But only if you apply what you learn! The time will pass regardless. Therefore I invite you to truly embrace this work—and I promise that you’ll be grateful you did.
Ready to get started? Great, let’s go!