Five Awareness Actions
Five tactile imaging actions are used to manipulate the energy body,
using the same basic techniques throughout. Scratch or rub each
energy center or energetic pathway as needed, to help target it and
make it easier to follow with awareness alone.
As well as feeling these actions on the
surface, feel them happening beneath the skin and slightly inside
the body. With all the above awareness actions, it is the action of
feeling a point of body awareness moving on or through the physical
body that stimulates the substance of the energy body.
The size of the awareness actions given
below are to be varied to suit the body part or energy center being
Stirring Action: Move your
point of awareness in a clockwise circle through the surface of
your skin. This is as if you were stirring the target area with
a single finger of one of your awareness hands. This action can
be counterclockwise if preferred.
Brushing Action: Move your point of awareness back and
forth through the skin as if brushing that area with a
Wrapping Action: Move your
point of awareness around the targeted area, joint, or limb, as
if continually wrapping an imaginary bandage around it.
Tearing Action: Use your
awareness hands in a two-handed tearing action. Imagine you are
holding a small bread roll or do-nut on the skin, or just under
it, and are repeatedly tearing this apart with your awareness
hands, over and over.
This action is mainly used on
primary energy centers, but can also be used as an alternative
method for stimulating secondary energy centers and groups of
Tearing action on
Sponging Action: Imagine or
feel your awareness hands holding a large sponge, with you
sponging water upward through the entire area being worked on.
This is mainly used as a whole-limb action. It can be used to
sponge energy up just one side of a limb, but is primarily used
for raising energy through the whole of a limb or body part.
The NEW system does not
require a deep level of relaxation, nor even a great deal of
preparation. Once these techniques are learned, it is possible to
raise energy at any time, even while traveling, walking, talking,
working, or watching TV, etc.
For the following training exercises,
use light relaxation only, except where you encounter problems
learning these techniques and getting energy moving during early
exercises. While deep physical relaxation is not necessary for the
NEW system, if you encounter difficulties, some preliminary deep
physical relaxation and trance work will usually help.
I recommend sitting in a comfortable chair, with your legs
reasonably straight and slightly out in front, preferably with bare
feet or loose socks. Do not wear tight clothes, especially on legs,
as anything tight or uncomfortable will interfere with awareness
targeting and energy raising. Place a pillow or cushion under feet.
Do not sit cross-legged during training sessions, as this makes
awareness targeting and learning how to raise energy more difficult.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, generally settle
yourself, and begin.
When unresponsive secondary centers or groups of exchange ports are
found, do not stop your progress to concentrate on blocked areas.
Work on them for the suggested length of time, then move on to the
next exercise. Working around blockages in this way helps clear
I suggest that eyes be kept closed and not be allowed to look at the
target area. I have found that looking toward the target area, even
from behind closed eyes, tends to dilute the effectiveness of
Still, some of my volunteers reported
having difficulty learning to focus awareness without using their
eyes to aid targeting. It is permissible to use your eyes to aid
awareness targeting, by looking at the area being working on, but I
suggest that the use of the eyes for targeting be slowly
discontinued as soon as is practical.
Many of the coming exercises do not
allow the eyes to be used at all, as with trance and projection
Preliminary Stimulation Work
These exercises are designed to isolate and stimulate individual
secondary centers and small clusters of exchange ports. Picking
through them like this allows blocked areas to be identified so they
can be cleared and strengthened. Each successfully cleared area
significantly increases the flow of energies into the energy body.
Individual fingers and toes do not have to be worked on every time,
only in the early stages and to remove blockages.
Connecting pathways in the energy body can become blocked and
narrowed to the point where they become virtually disconnected, just
as the physical body can malfunction in similar ways. Energy
pathways can be healed and redefined by repeatedly drawing energy
through and around them.
The energy body, like the physical body,
learns very quickly and develops a kind of energetic memory of
often-repeated awareness actions.
Toes are important parts
of the larger and more powerful energy structures within the
feet. Each toe joint contains a secondary energy center, with
four poles flowering on the skin's surface.
These are connected to the heavy
concentration of energy exchange ports on the undersides of the
feet and toes. As energy-raising structures, the feet are bases
for the largest and strongest conduits into the energy body.
They are therefore important structures to stimulate and
One foot - usually the left - will normally activate much easier
than the other. It may take many development sessions before the
less-active side begins to respond. If, in the first exercise
below, no sensation is felt in either big toe, this means that
both of these areas are currently dormant or blocked. It does
not mean the NEW system will not work for you. It will.
These sluggish areas will
progressively clear as more of the energy structures within the
Fig. 13. Main
secondary centers in toes
Awareness-target the top of your
left big toe. There is a fairly large secondary center in each
of its joints.
Give this toe a light scratch or rub
along its length with your fingernail to highlight it, until it
tingles slightly on top. Use the brushing awareness action and
brush along its whole length, from its tip to a couple of inches
past where it joins the foot. Concentrate on feeling this action
inside the skin. Vary this action occasionally and brush each
side of it as well, inner and outer. Keep brushing until you
feel a slight buzzing or localized heaviness or pressure in that
toe. Continue brushing for several minutes, or until some
noticeable sensations are felt, then move on to the next
Repeat the above exercise on right big toe.
Use the sponging action through the whole of both big toes, one
at a time.
The stirring action can also be used on top of each joint, if
they are difficult to activate. Try splitting awareness and
brushing or sponging both big toes simultaneously.
Use the brushing and sponging actions on all lesser toes,
starting with the toe next to the big toe on the most responsive
foot. Spend slightly more time on the less responsive foot, and
on any unresponsive toes to help free them up.
Using a slightly wider brushing action (width from tips of toes
to just past where they join foot) and starting with your best
foot again, brush across the entire tops of all toes at the same
time, from side to side, from big toe to small toe, back and
Repeat this action on your other foot.
Try splitting awareness and repeating the above on both feet
simultaneously, in whatever direction is felt as being easiest
and most effective.
The energy exchange ports on the undersides of the feet and
toes form the outer layer of the complex energy exchange
structures within the feet. The soles are therefore extremely
important to energy flow into the body, and the following
exercises should be thoroughly worked through for best results.
stirringacti on on sole of foot
on sole of foot
Awareness-target the middle of the
sole of your left foot. Scratch or rub this area if you need
help targeting it. Using a small clockwise stirring action,
approximately one and one-half inches in diameter (3.5 cm),
circle your point of awareness there continually.
Move this stirring action slowly
over the underside of your foot and its toes. Keep this stirring
action moving at all times, covering that entire area
thoroughly. Continue this mobile stirring action until you have
covered the entire underside of your foot several times,
including the undersides of all toes and the heel. This
awareness action is a little like you are using a small rotating
electric massager. Spend at least five minutes on each sole with
this rotary action (early exercises only) or until the surface
of each sole begins to respond well.
Using a wide brushing action, as if painting the soles with a
large paintbrush, brush awareness back and forth, from heels to
toes, covering the entire underside of each foot deeply with the
brushing action, one foot at a time.
Try splitting awareness and repeating the brushing action on
both feet at the same time.
Using a deep sponging action, draw awareness from tips of toes
to heel, back and forth through the whole of each foot, one foot
at a time. Feel this action as filling the inside of the whole
of each foot as you do this.
Try splitting awareness and sponging through the whole of both
feet at the same time.
Feet and Sensations
Working on the undersides of the feet can cause very strong
energy-movement sensations indeed. These can be extremely
uncomfortable, even painful, especially in the very early stages
of these development exercises.
Unfortunately, this cannot be helped
and therefore should be accepted as the price of development.
Intense buzzing, tingling, tickling, and bone-deep vibrating
energy-movement sensations are commonly felt. These may continue
for some time, even after the awareness actions that caused them
have been discontinued. This will sometimes be accompanied by
nervous twitching and muscular spasming in the feet and legs.
This can also be quite strong in the early stages. Occasional
hot or cold burning spots and heavy patches inside the feet and
legs can also be felt, indicating blocked and damaged areas.
All these sensations are normal for this type of energetic
development work. The degree of sensations felt indicates the
degree of resistance to the energy being raised. Strong
energy-movement sensations are caused by larger-than-normal
amounts of energy being forced through narrowed energy pathways
and conduits. This over-stimulates the nerves in the skin and
surrounding tissue near the affected energy pathways.
Strong energy-movement resistance sensations should be ignored.
If sensations become too strong for comfort, move on to the next
exercise. If these sensations go way beyond acceptable comfort
levels, immediately discontinue all exercises at least until the
next day, to give them a chance to settle down. Sensations will
always be less the next time. Strong sensations are agood
energetic sign, indicating good energy flow potential in
Sensations usually ease off gradually over five or ten minutes,
sometimes a little longer. Walking helps ease them. If only very
mild sensations are felt, this can indicate that a good flow of
energy already exists, producing significantly less resistance
with reduced sensations. But if no sensations are felt at all,
large blockages should be suspected, and extra work will be
required to clear them. Actual physical pain is quiterare, but
hot or cold or painful aching spots, plus needlelike pains, are
not uncommon. These indicate particular types of energy
blockages that normally reduce only gradually, as they are
cleared and conditioned to the greater energy flow.
It is a good idea to take extra good care of your feet and
hands, at least while doing these early exercises. I recommend
that this become a habit for anyone doing serious, long-term
energetic development. If you have difficulty getting foot
energy moving, try soaking them in comfortably hot water, then
scrubbing them with a nailbrush, paying particular attention to
the soles and heels.
Scrub feet until they tingle
slightly, then dry and rub some light body oil or cream into
them. This extra attention will make you more aware of your
feet, as the whole-foot tingling sensation caused by this
attention will last for some time. This can help with awareness
The application of essential oils,
plus massage and reflexology techniques, can also help activate
and clear blocked energy structures in the feet.
Each leg sweep should take approximately three seconds for
each pass, up or down. This exercise is designed to stimulate
the energy pathway, not to raise energy up through the leg,
which is why awareness is brushed in both directions. Repeat
this process for each of the following leg exercises.
Use a wide brushing action on the front of each leg, one at a
time. Scratch, rub, or stroke the whole leg pathway, if required
to help target and trace the pathway being worked on. Move
awareness from tips of toes, over top of foot and ankle, up shin
to knee and on up to top of the hip joint on the front of each
leg, one leg at a time. Stroke awareness steadily back and forth
a dozen times or more each way.
Repeat this on the back of each leg, one at a time, from heel to
rear of hip joint (top of buttock), then back down again.
Repeat this on outer sides of each leg, one at a time. Pay
attention to taking energy from the smallest toe with this
exercise, through outerside of foot to heel, to side of ankle,
up to side of knee, to top of outer hip joint, then back down
Repeat this on inner legs, one at a time: from big toe through
the inner side of foot to the inner side of ankle, to inner
knee, to inner groin creases at top of each leg, then back down
Raise energy with large sponging action through the whole of
each leg, feeling all of the leg. Draw awareness from toes,
through ankle, and on up through knee joint to hip, then back
down through the whole leg again.
Try splitting awareness and doing this last exercise on both
legs at once.
Hand and Arm Work
The energy body also exchanges and draws energies into
itself through the hands and arms. Rather than overcomplicating
matters, it is best to think of these energies as being simply
atmospheric subtle energies, as opposed to the more earthly
energies that flow into the feet and legs.
The hands, like the feet, each have
a heavy concentration of exchange ports in the palms and
undersides of fingers.
centers in hand
The process for hand and finger stimulation is similar to
that used with the feet, with minor differences. Some find it
easier to do early finger and hand exercises if they look at
each finger as they work on it. This is permissible, but please
discontinue using your eyes for this purpose once the techniques
First, spread fingers slightly and use a narrow brushing action
to stimulate the entire length of each finger on top. Work on
one finger at a time and brush from fingertips to wrists for
thirty seconds each, or until they begin to respond, and longer
if you so choose. Turn hand over and repeat this with each
finger on its underside.
Use a wide brushing action, as if you were using a large
paintbrush, and stimulate the backs of each hand, covering all
fingers from tips to a few inches above wrists, one hand at a
time, for thirty seconds or more, even if they responded well
Use a wide brushing action across all fingers, from side to
side, covering all fingers.
Try splitting awareness and repeating the above on both hands at
the same time.
Wide brushing and
Palm work can cause intense energy-movement sensations in
the palms and fingers. These sensations usually reduce more
rapidly than those in the feet.
Repeat the same process you used with the sole of each foot, on
the palm of each hand, one at a time. First use a tight, mobile
stirring action, moving this action about until you have covered
the whole of the palm of each hand, including the undersides of
Use a wide brushing action, back and forth, from a few inches
above the heel of hand to finger tips, covering the entire
surface of palms and undersides of all fingers.
Use a large sponging action through the whole of each hand, from
fingertips to above wrists.
Try splitting awareness and stimulating both palms, from above
wrists to fingertips.
Move awareness back and forth from fingertips to shoulder, a
dozen times in both directions for each of the following
exercises. Take approximately three seconds over each upward arm
sweep, and the same for each downward sweep.
Along outer left arm, use a wide brushing action from
fingertips, along back of hand to wrist, over forearm to elbow,
over outer biceps to outer shoulder joint, back and forth.
Repeat above on inner left arm from fingertips, palms, inner
wrist, inner elbow, to armpit.
Repeat on whole of left arm, using sponging action, feeling all
of arm, inside and out.
Repeat all above exercises with right arm.
Try splitting awareness and repeating with whole of both arms at
the same time.
Energy Bounce Techniques
Energy bounce is a simple and effective awareness technique that
helps to clear, redefine, and strengthen all energy pathways.
Awareness Resistance Factor
When you move awareness rapidly through the energy body, you
encounter natural energetic resistance. This feels like you are
dragging your point of awareness through an almost-liquid
substance, which allows you to feel the substance of your own
energy body. The bounce action creates a kind of ripple inside
the energy body, causing energetic disruption, which forces
energy to flow. This helps clear blockages and develops internal
As an example (using a rapid sponging action) bounce your
awareness up and down through the whole of one leg, from foot to
hip, feeling it moving in both directions, as with the earlier
whole-leg sponging exercise. Bounce from foot to hip and back,
rapidly and repeatedly. Your body awareness is capable of
lightning movements, and of flicking from one body part to
another instantly, but not so when moving through the energy
body in this way.
Slowly increase the speed of the
bounce action and you will soon feel resistance. You will find
there is a natural speed limit of about half a second each way.
If you move faster than this, your awareness will tend to lose
contact with your energy body and start flicking from foot to
hip and back, while skipping the leg in between.
Once this happens, you are no longer
moving awareness through the energy body and are therefore no
longer stimulating it.
Whatever part of your body you wish to bounce awareness
through, first experiment with the speed, increasing the bounce
frequency until resistance is encountered. Once this is felt,
slow the speed a little until you are quickly and comfortably
bouncing awareness through your body, while retaining the feel
of contact with it.
This will be the correct speed for
the bounce action in that area. Do not count or time this with a
watch, just feel the most comfortable speed for you in that
Leg bounce action
As above, take awareness through one or both legs, from feet
to hips. First test for resistance and find the correct
frequency, then bounce repeatedly from feet to hips. You will
quickly develop a natural rhythm and will feel the slight
dragging effect it has in your energy body. Energy-movement
sensations in the bounce area are usually quite mild.
Continue bouncing for at least a
minute, or for as long as you wish. It's quite a pleasant
sensation when you get used to it and the bounce action quickly
becomes almost automatic. Try splitting awareness and bouncing
through- both legs at the same time.
Holding your legs together makes
this last easier.
As above, bounce awareness through both arms, one at a time,
from fingertips to shoulders and back again repeatedly. First
test for resistance and adjust bounce speed to suit.
Try splitting awareness and bouncing
through both arms at the same time.
This is a wonderful technique if you suffer back tension or
spinal pain. I have a few spinal injuries myself and find this
very soothing and healing. Once you master the spinal bounce,
you can set it in motion and use your mind for other things.
Only a small part of your mind is required to keep the bounce
action going in the background. This promotes deep physical
relaxation, helps ease knots of tension in the spine, as well as
gently stimulating the spinal roots of most primary centers.
Awareness-target the coccyx (tailbone) at the base of the spine.
Move awareness along the full length of your spine to the top of
your head. Bounce awareness back and forth, from top to bottom,
feeling it all the way. Increase speed and adjust frequency,
then slow to a more comfortable rhythm - about half a second or
so in each direction. Take care to breathe naturally while doing
this. The spinal bounce action tends to interfere with the
natural breathing pattern.
This can cause shallow breathing and
intermittent breath holding.
The full-body bounce takes awareness up and down through the
entire body. This can be done from any position, but is best
learned while lying down with arms raised above the head.
Take awareness from both feet, up
through legs, torso, head, and arms, all the way to just above
fingertips. Bounce awareness back and forth, from feet to
fingertips. The bounce rhythm should be fairly quick, about one
or two seconds each way, but whatever feels most natural is
best. Try to feel the whole of your body, inside and out, with
each full-body bounce.
A variation of the above is with arms resting at your sides,
where awareness is bounced from your feet to just above the top
of your head. This is far more practical when sitting or
Keep in mind, after working so laboriously and painstakingly
through your newly discovered energy body, that this is only the
early training part. The NEW system is very progressive and,
once you learn it, large parts of your energy body will quickly
begin responding to single awareness actions. The smaller parts
of the stimulation exercises given so far quickly combine into
larger and simpler whole-of-limb stimulation and energy-raising
Everything starts getting easier,
faster, and more effective once this happens.