When a choir begins their first number, each singer’s aura is distinct. However, within a few seconds or a few minutes, the entire choir’s energy has merged into a whole. I believe this is because they have an intention “to sing as one” and as such their energy becomes one when they sing.
Actors tend to not merge with others, unless they’re singing together (see above), but their energies seem to come out of their hands more than others. This may be because they are intending to communicate not just with their words, but with their actions and gestures. Thus, intentional energy comes out of their hands as they are speaking.
Dancers energies change based on their intentions. If a dancer is doing a wide-sweeping movement with their arms or something else expansive, their energy fields expand. When a dancer is doing smaller movements or pulling into their body rather than expanding, their energy fields pull in as well. When two or more dancers are dancing together their energies join when they touch each other. Depending on the style of dance, their energies may stay connected no matter how far apart on stage they are, but often their energies alternate between being merged and being separate.
At a recent cabaret, I noticed that one accompanist did an excellent job connecting with the singer’s feelings and intentions. He sat at a keyboard behind the singer he was accompanying, and I could see that energy was shooting out from his chest, arcing over the keyboard and connecting with the back of the singer’s heart chakra while they performed. He was quite literally tuning into the singer’s heart intentions. Another accompanist that evening, who was quite technically able and doing a good job on the keyboard, was nevertheless less heart-centered. Energetically, there was a stream of energy coming from him that somewhat connected with the back of the head of the singer. He was trying to connect on an analytical or thinking level rather than a heart level. I could also see that it was harder to create a sense of oneness between them. In my opinion, the more heart-centered accompanist had much more of a sense of the performer and the music and you could feel the difference in the impact of the performance on the audience.
What does this tell us?
1)That intentions matter. Your intentions send out streams of energy into the universe. I can see this and so can anyone who can see auras/energy fields. What intentions did you set for this New Year? You can set intentions at any time, of course. Every morning, week, month, or season.
2)That intentions impact those around you. As an accompanist, dancer, actor, or as an entire choir, setting the intention to perform as one, merges your energies for a more powerful performance. If you can set intentions with your partner, your family, your colleagues, no matter what you are doing, your energies begin to synch together to impact the world.
3)That a heart-centered intention has more overall impact on a group than a head-centered intention, at least in performance. But perhaps this might be true in any profession. The head-centered intention isn’t disregarded, but is merged with the heart-intention with the heart given the priority.
In energy healing and in Reiki I am working with intentions a lot, whether that’s through setting an intention to clear an old energy, or through sending a specific frequency through a symbol. When my client and I share intentions, it helps the energy healing even more. I have found that the more energy I clear and shift for myself the stronger and faster my intentions work in the world. It really is using “the force” and since Reiki just means spiritual healing energy, we are using “the force” in Reiki and in everything we do.
Set clear intentions with your heart open.
Set intentions with others.
Set intentions repeatedly and regularly.
Keep clearing and shifting your energy so intentions work better and faster for you.
Have a blessed and joyful 2016!
Monica McDowell is a dynamic speaker, author, and practitioner in alternative wellness and spirituality. She is the author of The Girl with a Gift, Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom, You are Light (internationally published by 6th Books in over 14 countries) and My Karma Ran Over My Dogma, and has the distinction of being the first ordained minister in America granted civil rights by a federal ruling. She lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.