Nowadays, fashion has seized the term of “energetics” and one doesn’t know very well what it refers to. It seems as it is, that it contains a number of emerging practices going from Asian medicines to relaxation, food supplements and crystals. Little matters the combinations: we can from now on codify, divide, legislate, create different schools, produce certificates, approvals, insurances, reassure the consumer, standardize, format and above all, extend the market.
Instead of being vague, the first step to take is that everyone should try and say what the term of “energetics” means for himself. No one should stay in deliberate vagueness because each one of us must be able to feel, think and choose.
How do I understand this notion? I could sum it up in one sentence.
Energy is the continuous movement of the matter.
I can express it to you according to Lao Tseu’s words :
“Continuous movement has neither beginning nor end. Not in time, nor in space, nor in its mutations.”
It is time, space, mutations and matter altogether.
It is at the same time cause and effect. It possesses neither cause nor effect. It is outside the sphere of cause and effect.
Continuous: it comprises all the mutations of the matter without seizing to be matter.
Everything that exists is matter: dust, texture, an organ, an urge, a craving, emotion, feeling, thought, impulse, all these very words.
It knows everything without striving to know. It passes into everything without wanting to. It links everything without deciding to link. It reveals everything without trying to manifest itself.
Differences are movements of the matter. It is useless to try and make distinctions: neither movement nor matter nor mutations are alike.
This is why knowing, passing, binding, expressing things is not in the nature of knowledge but definitely a question of presence.
Presence simply means: “becoming a continuous movement of the matter.
Now I shall explain in a more modern way the notion of energy.
The mind being a sort of matter, energy does not separate the mind from the matter.
Being continuous in time and space, energy links all phenomenons: it is holistic.
Having neither cause nor effect and not being measurable, it is not scientific.
So the following question is: how can one approach energy in a concrete way and practice “energetics”?
By the body.
Why? Through the body one feels the different mutations of the world, thanks to the body we are linked in a holistic way to the world, with it and by it we are in the world and belong to it. Each one of us is a whole world.
It is in the body that the mental blocks reside as well as the future releases.
Exceeding the scientific models, it calls for a presence in order to open up and reveal itself.
It is from these reflections and practices that I suggest to travel through the domains of “energetics”.