What is The Luminous Energy Field?

Because the Four Winds curriculum in energy training focuses entirely on the body’s luminous energy field (LEF), I thought I would take a moment to explain more about the Luminous Energy Field.

We ALL possess a Luminous Energy Field that surrounds our physical body and informs our body in the same way that the energy fields of a magnet organize iron filings on a piece of glass. Our Luminous Energy Field has existed since before the beginning of time. It was one with the unmanifest light of Creation, and it will endure throughout infinity. It dwells outside of time but manifests in time by creating new physical bodies lifetime after lifetime.

Imagine you are enveloped in a translucent, multicolored orb pulsing with blues, greens, magentas, and yellows, enfolding you to the width of your outstretched arms.  Just above your skin, streams of golden light shimmer and flow through the acupuncture meridians.  Between your skin and the membrane of the Luminous Energy Field swirl resplendent currents that fuse into whirlpools of light.

This reservoir of vital force is a sea of living energy as indispensable to our health as the oxygen and nutrients carried by the bloodstream.  They are the energies of the Luminous Energy Field, the purest and most precious fuel for life.  When the vital reserves in the Luminous Energy Field are depleted through illness, environmental pollutants, or stress, we suffer disease.  We can ensure our health and vitality and extend our active, healthy years by replenishing this essential fuel

Indian and Tibetan mystics who documented the existence of the Luminous Energy Field thousands of years ago described it as an aura or halo around the physical body….Every culture must have discovered it…

Every living thing on Earth is composed of light.  Plants absorb light directly from the sun and turn it into life, and animals eat green plants that feed on light, so that light is the fundamental building block of life.  We are light bound into living matter. Every living thing around us is made of light, bound and packaged in different forms and vibrations. Physicists studying subatomic particles know that when you look deeply enough into the heart of matter, you find the entire universe is made up of vibration and light (43-44).

The Luminous Energy Field is an invisible matrix that informs the anatomy of the body. 

The Luminous Energy Field has four layers extending outward from the body.  The are:

  1. Causal (the Spirit)
  2. Psychic (also known as etheric – the soul)
  3. Mental-emotional (the mind)
  4. Physical (the body)

Each layer stores a different quality of energy.  The outermost layer stocks the energy that fuels the physical body.  The layer beneath stores the energies that sustain our mental and emotional stamina.  Underneath this layer are the refined psychic energies, and closest to the skin is the finest energy of all, our spiritual fuel reserves.  The mystical literature refers to these layers as “subtle bodies.”  In reality, they are not separate from each other, in the same way that the colors of the rainbow are not disconnected but rather dissolve into one another (45-46).

The Luminous Energy Field contains an archive of all of our personal and ancestral memories, of all early-life trauma, and even of painful wounds from former lifetimes.  These records or imprints are stored in full color and intensity of emotion.  Imprints are like dormant computer programs that when activated compel us toward behaviors, relationships, accidents, and illnesses that parody the initial wounding. Our personal history indeed repeats itself.  Imprints of physical trauma are stored in the outermost layer of the Luminous Energy Field.  Emotional imprints are stored in the second layer, soul imprints in the third, and spiritual imprints in the fourth and deepest layer.  Imprints in the Luminous Energy Field predispose us to follow certain pathways in life.  They orchestrate the incidents, experiences and people we attract to ourselves.  Imprints propel us to re-create painful dramas and heartbreaking encounters, yet ultimately guide us toward situations wherein we can heal our ancient soul wounds (46).

…All imprints contain information, which inform the chakras, which then organize our physical and emotional world.  The information in an imprint organizes the Luminous Energy Field, which later organizes matter (46).

The Luminous Energy Field contains a template of how we live, how we age, how we heal, and how we might die.  When there is no imprint for disease in the Luminous Energy Field, recovery from an illness happens at tremendous speed.  By the same token, imprints for diseases can depress the immune system, and it can take an extremely long time for us to regain our health during an illness.  None of us wants to spend months convalescing when we could have recovered in a matter of days or weeks.  When we erase the negative imprint that caused the onset of illness, the immune system can rapidly eradicate the disease.

The Luminous Energy Field is shaped like a doughnut (known in geometry as a torus) with a narrow axis or tunnel, less than a molecule thick, in the center….  People who have had near-death experiences report traveling through this tunnel in their return voyage to the light.  The human energy field is a mirror of the Earth’s magnetic field, which streams out of the North Pole and circumnavigates the planet to reenter again through the South Pole.  Similarly, the flux lines or cekes of the Luminous Energy Field travel out the top of the head and stream around the luminous body, forming a great oval the width of our outstretched arms.  Our energy fields penetrate the Earth about twelve inches, then reenter the body through the feet.

…The human energy field appears to extend only a few feet beyond the body since, like the magnetic field of the Earth, it diminishes in strength very rapidly.  Yet it also travels at the speed of light, connecting us to the luminous matrix of the entire Universe, known to the Inka as the texemuyo or all-pervading web.

—The medicine person is able to sense and sometimes see the luminous grid of the Universe extending beyond the Earth into the galaxies themselves.

As the flux lines run along the body of the Earth, the acupuncture meridians run along the surface of the skin, connecting acupuncture points (which are in essence very small chakras) to each other.  These energy meridians are analogous to the circulatory system inside the body.  They are the veins and arteries of the Luminous Energy Field.  Medicine people of theAmericasknow the meridians as ríos de luz, rivers of light that flow within the luminous body.

Every living being has chakras.  Crickets have them, as do deer, squirrels, and humans.  Even trees have chakras  (52).

The chakras are the organs of the Luminous Energy Field.  They are swirling disks with wide mouths that spin a few inches outside the body, through which they drink in the radiant fuel stored in the luminous body to nurture us spiritually, emotionally, and creatively.  The narrow, funnel-shaped tip hooks directly into the spine.  The chakras transmit information of past trauma and pain, contained in imprints in the Luminous Energy Field, into the nervous system.  The chakras inform our neurophysiology, affecting our moods and influencing our emotional and physical well-being.  The chakras also connect to endocrine glands that regulate all of human behavior.

In parts of South Americathe chakras are known as ojos de luz, or eyes of light….We receive impressions of the world through our chakras, perceiving love in our heart; sexuality, fear, and danger in our belly (second chakra); and insight in our brow chakra (sixth).  In a disagreeable situation, our second chakra can go into spasm and we may feel a knot in our stomachs.  From the unmistakable experience of sensing feelings through the heart center, we come to associate love with the heart, or refer to sadness as heartache.

For the shaman, however, the chakras extend luminous threads, or huaskas, that reach beyond the body, connecting us to the trees, the rivers, and the forests.  These luminous fibers also extend to the places where we are born and live and to our personal history and our destiny.

The Luminous Energy Field contains information that can kill us or heal us, in the same way that DNA encodes within its double helix the formulas for longevity as well as the inherited health conditions that plague us.  It holds the blueprint of our body just as an architectural drawing holds the design of a house.  But unlike a physical blueprint, which is separate and remains intact as the house ages, our luminous template is continually informed by both the positive and negative incidents we experience during our lives.  Unresolved psychological and spiritual traumas become engraved like scratch marks in our luminous fields.  Positive experiences do not leave a mark in our luminous body.  The peace and serenity we discover through our spiritual practice is fuel for the innermost layers of the Luminous Energy Field, energizing the soul and the spirit.

The blueprint that shaped and molded us since we were inside of our mother’s womb contains the memories of all of our former lifetimes – the way we suffered, the way we loved, how we were ill, and the way we died.  In the East these imprints are known as karma, forces that sweep through our life like a giant tide that we cannot swim free of.  These imprints contain instructions that predispose us to repeating certain events from the past.  We want to learn where these energy imprints are located in the Luminous Energy Field and how to erase them so that the body, mind, and spirit can return to health.

Imprints are formed when the negative emotions that accompany trauma are not healed.


The Four Winds has created a vast curriculum around the healing of the Luminous Energy Field. Learn more about our Energy Training here. 

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