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Energy - Source of Life
Once when walking in the Swiss Alps with Alfred Vogel, we talked about the energy in plants, roots, trees and flowers, and the energy of man. We both thought that it is difficult to understand energy or to give an accurate definition of life.
In fact, we knew very little of life energy until the nineteenth century. Nowadays, we know a bit more, namely that life is a constant renewal of cell tissues and cells. Looking around, Vogel remarked how wonderful life was and how rewarding it was to live in that breathtaking country of Switzerland, to see energy radiating to the surroundings from the sun. Being high up in the mountains, we were that much closer to it.
While walking, we also discussed the many problems that are apparent in the world today. Why are so many people ill? Why are there such widespread global diseases? Life expectancy might be longer nowadays, hygiene has improved, and we have a better control over most illnesses and diseases, but why is the quality of life often so poor? Why are we faced with an enormous increase in cases of cancer and degenerative diseases? Is it purely because people are living longer, or are there other reasons?
Do we understand energy as a source of life? What are we really doing with it and what is our part in this great field of energy? It is essential that we learn how to deal with this vital force, which is given to all that grows, for throughout our lives it is faced with threats and obstacles.
Over the years, I have worked with people who have known a lot about energy. I have also seen how people have used energy and have taught others what they can do with it. During my many years in practice, I have seen people who felt they had come to the end of the road. It was not until I could unlock their minds and advise them on how much they could influence their energy with some very simple techniques that they realised this was not so. Sometimes this changed their lives and brought about the necessary relief to enable them to carry on and enjoy life for another 20 or 30 years.
We have to learn how to work with and how to balance energy. Balancing energy is very important. For instance, the centre of gravity should be in the correct position and it is for that reason that I often find it crucial to carry out spinal manipulation and spinal corrections. We often see when people have simple neck or back problems, where there is either an imbalance to the left or the right, that their bodies can be likened to a ship that capsizes when it is overladen on one side instead of being equally balanced on all sides, or to a watch in which the smallest wheel doesn't turn properly, thus stopping it from ticking.
The body can often be like this, when the centre of gravity is out of balance and health deteriorates, and yet this can so easily be put right. If there is an imbalance in one's health, then there are reasons for this and we must do everything possible to restore that balance.
Extract from The Jan de Vries Guide to Health and Vitality, ISBN 1-845-961420