The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing
Author Website: www.cyndidale.com
Confession time: I have haunted libraries all my life. You’d find me mostly hanging out in the new non-fiction section, hoping to snag something that’s just been released. Every once in a while, I happen upon something awesome and just can’t believe my good fortune. The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing by Cyndi Dale was the find of the season for me.
Dale, a prolific writer who is well-known and respected in the field of energy work, has just released this latest compendium of energy healing techniques and it’s a keeper. In fact, I returned it to the library the next day and bought my own copy to have among my reference books.
Early on in my study of metaphysics, I took lots and lots and lots of classes. Each one provided a bit more foundation for my knowledge but it was up to me to put the information together in a way that made sense. Not a hellish task for a natural student but for those who don’t dig it the way I do, books providing overviews of complex subjects are the best thing since, well, sliced bread!
In the introduction, she says this: “Looking deeper, we can observe that we are all self-healers all the time. Even when we are helping others under the aegis of being a trained practitioner, every training program and each client session is another opportunity to work on ourselves, to detoxify and rebuild in body, mind and spirit so that we might be a clearer conduit for subtle energies.”
More and more these days, people are looking inside themselves for ways to heal. But where to even start? Instead of buying a book about each different healing method (which gets expensive not to mention time-consuming if you plan to read them all) just add this one to your Kindle! Take a section at a time and practice some of the techniques Dale lists and see what works for you.
Now, it’s true that these techniques have been around for ages, passed down through tradition (like Reiki), used in secret military experiments (remote viewing) or seemingly reserved for those with “special skills” (shamanic journeying, as one example). In the space of 369 pages, Dale gives the low-down on topics ranging from “Making Subtle Energy Work for you” to “Essential Energy Techniques” to “Food as vibrational medicine”.
She skillfully weaves these disparate pieces together, showing the common threads and teaching the foundations and real-life application of each. You could spend the next five years playing around with each process and cataloging your experiences (There’s an interesting project!). Dipping into this book on an as-needed basis or when you feel a new way of processing events is called for, you’ll find a wealth of information, techniques and new perspectives.
One of the comments I found in Amazon reviews of The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing was that all this information can be found online. Why, the reviewer asked, would anyone purchase a book like this when the information can be found with “a little digging”?
Of course this information can be found if you want to spend hours and hours looking for links and verifying each one for truth and integrity! The value of this book rests in Dale’s skillful ability to discern only what you need to know about each technique to get you started. Should you feel drawn to learning more, surf away! (And check out her selection of other books on these topics – she’s written quite a bit on energy healing over the years.)
If you are at all interested in feeling more ‘at home’ in your own body and are willing to try some things that may touch the fringe of mainstream thought, start right here with Cyndi Dale’s book. I bet you’ll find something that fits you just right!