Exercises to Help you Perceive, Sense Subtle Energies & the Subtle Body

This exercise helps you become more aware of subtle energies beyond the physical, it helps you attune your senses to more subtle or finer energies and lets you become aware of yourself as an energy being and not just a physical being.

Exercise to Become Aware of and Increase Sensitivity to Subtle Energies

Most people think of themselves as purely physical with no energy association. They have no or little perception or awareness to energies within themselves at all. Again cultural assumptions support the perception of ourselves as a purely physical Being.

For some there can be quite a lot of fear to feeling energies within their physical form. This is because to experience this would result in them having to re-adjust their model of reality. This is what ‘change’ means to re-adjust your model of reality.

To start, I would like you to hold your hands out in front of you much like you would hold a serving tray but with your palms facing each other.

Very gently move your hands about the thickness of your little finger toward each other and then away almost like you are playing an accordion.

How to Feel, Sense and Become More Aware of Subtle Energies & Spirits?

Do this a few times maybe for 30 seconds. Can you feel any resistance as they move closer together?

Do you have a sense of them connected by energy and that energy is oscillating between them making the space feel thicker or more dense when your hands move closer together?

If you are sensitive and your energies are good then you will be able to feel these effects.

Then work with the following statement of intent. You say this internally in a way that means ‘I WANT THIS’:

‘With Full and Total INTENT.’

‘I ask that the TrueSpirit teams work with me NOW. I ask that they give me everything to make me as sensitive as possible to all the subtle energies around me. I ask to have my sensitivity to subtle energies amplified a million fold. I ask for this now – and so it is – thank you.’

Now try the gentle hand waving bit again; see if you can feel any difference. If you felt something before it should be much stronger now.

If you previously felt nothing you have 10 times more chance of feeling something now – if you still cannot then say the last part of the statement again for emphasis.

Now we are going to boost the energy between your hands, just to increase this energy even more.

How to Amplify or Increase your Inner Sense, Perception & Sensitivity to Subtle Energies?

So, to do this say:

‘I ask to have all my awareness channels fully opened, I ask for all appropriate energies that I have connections with be brought through, I ask for these energies to channel right through me and out my palms to create a ball of energy between my hands. I ask that my support teams in Spirit to increase the energy coming through me to do this until the energy ball becomes very distinct and solid. I ask that they do this now – thank you.’

A ball of energy should now start to build up between your hands; you can help this process by visualizing it appearing and growing in strength.

Now, try moving your hands in the same way again and see what you feel.

For those of you with reasonable sensitivity you should find it quite difficult to bring your hands closer because there will be too much resistance. Now, slowly, try cupping your hands so that the energy ball is sitting on them.

Then say:

‘I ask that my support team move this ball of energy and place it within me so that I can feel its action, I ask for this to be done in the most appropriate way for me at this time for my movement into ALL THAT I AM. I ask that they do this now.

Thank you.’

How to Start Sensing and Feeling Subtle Energies Moving within your Subtle Etheric Body

Depending on your sensitivity level you will be able to feel the energy ball leave your hands and enter your body. Usually I feel it spreading out within me in all directions – but anything could happen. Enjoy.

You could also try putting this in your body yourself (then don’t say the last bit – just do it). Move your hands to place or push the build up of energies into your body; what does that feel like?

If you are trying this with someone else then perhaps you could pass your energy ball to them? Can they feel this when it’s passed to them?

What to do NOW?

Well there are other exercises here which you could try and a page describing subtle energies in more depth presented in a way to help you understand what they really are better. This is here; Accessing spiritual dimensions and subtle energies. Also, there is an exercise on how to meet with nature spirits, devas and so on here; Exercise; Connect with & become aware of Nature Spirits and another on helping you become more sensitive to perceptions of subtle things outside of yourself which you will find here; Developing awareness of spirit guides and friends.

Have fun . . . .


  1. Angel
    November 24, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    Dear Clive,
    I’ve realized that as a career i want to do kind of what you do at least something in that field but i’m really not sure what classes i’m supposed to take for that. I’m a junior in highschool and i’m starting to look at colleges and majors but my dad says i need to go for something practical (but of course he doesn’t know about this side of me because the stuff like whats on this site doesn’t really fit in with his understanding of reality)and again what majors or colleges would actually be helpful. Im really interested in this stuff and am actually doing my extended essay based on the research of Dr. William A. Tiller.


  2. J.A.M.
    November 27, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    I’ve always been prone to dizzy/lightheadeness in school since elementary and it only got worse in highschool especially last year. Over the summer is when i learned this excersize and became more sensitive to the energy around me. Now class when i get dizzy…this is going to be difficult to explain… i feel the energy with my head and i feel it pulse between me and someone sitting around me (i can usually feel who) and the dizziness goes away pretty quickly and is replaced by pressure?


  3. Sunny
    December 6, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    last time when I was to go out of station from home. in the morning a butterfly was found near my bed. it was a little surprising to me and my father also. but I kept silence.


    • angel
      January 16, 2013 @ 8:33 am

      Butterflies are a symbol of rebirth and transformation


      • Sunny
        January 25, 2013 @ 4:50 am

        I agree with you but such type of incidents has started when I tried to meet with fairy last time. I encountered with butterflies mostly since that day. It surprises me. Sometime I felt that a butterfly seats near by me and starring at me continually for a minute. How should I proceed now.


        • angel
          January 27, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

          I don’t actually have enough experience to answer that but if i had to guess i would have to say just do what feels right. Sounds really cool though maybe it is a fairy, guide, or some type of being along those lines idk. My advice as always is explore..


        • angel
          January 27, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

          U sound like u have a lot of really cool experiences ever thought about keeping a journal to record them?


          • Sunny
            February 14, 2013 @ 3:05 am

            Well thanks to reply me. this is right that i have some experiences with such type of things but you know that without any proper guide it may be harmful or anything else. After all feel good that it really exists what I never imagined. well you may share your any experience.

          • angel
            March 12, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

            i wish i could meet one of my guides. i think i might have in a dream but im not sure. when i do automatic writing i keep drawing symbols and lately i keep drawing a circle with a vertical line through it and lots of swirls any idea what they mean? (i’ve also drawn infinity signs, stars, a pentagram and a triangle with a vertical line through it)

  4. Gene Shafer
    May 1, 2013 @ 3:01 am

    Ive been creating energy balls since the early 80’s. I’ve worked as an energy healer for 10 years. I know how t manifest and move energy. But, lately I’ve had a new phenomena happening to me. Usually when I’m doing some activity…so my mind is busy on that activity, I will notice a ball of energy based in my Hara, just sitting there. Sometimes it is a half meter in size, sometimes up to two meters in size. Now this awareness is of me and mine, yet I have not in any way worked to create this energy ball. Anyone know what it might be? Yesterday arvo, I took a nap. While slowly wakening, I noticed what felt like a sun spot on my Hara area. Since I’ve recently been doing quite a bit of Qigong, I recognized this for the Ocean of Qi area and knew it was Qi. I knew I needed energy in my hips so imagined it there and that is where the energy went to, next I moved it mentally to several other areas of my body. Every time the the heat was equivalent to having thte sun on my body, the temperature yesterday in the arvo was 40c in the shade. I was inside my tent. The first question about the energy ball predates this latest by 4-5 months. Thanks. Peace Gene


    • Bridge2vision
      June 10, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

      Angel –

      I too am very interested in subtle energy and specifically creative ways of using to Symbols, tones, words etc to connect emotional fuel to an intention – to create the world I do want, rather than whatever is in my purview at this moment. Also I am taken with Dr. Tiller’s work (especially his work with Suzy Miller).


  5. Sunny
    May 26, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    Dear Clive,

    After a long time I am noting down here about amazing feel while meeting with nature spirit or fairies. As per your guidance I have been going to a lonely place far from town. Actually the place are situated beside a river and surrounded by trees. during my last three visit, I felt that place having with very high magnetic power. I could hardly manage to stay there for a while. During my second or third visit, one of my friend was with me. He is also a bit curious about it. After our departure, both felt very happy internally as there is nothing except happy. So I wanna know what was that. I have told you that I watched two faces while reminding my spirit guide into my mind. same day during my second visit I recalled them but I could not find anything except a feel that they are along with me. So please tell me what was that. Thanks a lot to you because I could know and feel about that. I use to get encounter with butterflies since a day while visiting that place.


  6. Llewellyn James
    November 16, 2013 @ 6:35 pm


    • Clive
      November 17, 2013 @ 9:35 am

      I quoted an old survey on the ‘Home’ page here and gave similar statistics to what are presented within these articles. If you were properly skeptical then you’d likely question why an assumed ‘rational’ research approach is a) working to a ‘fixed’ and unchanging assumption set that is b) spectacularly unfit for purpose for researching anything that’s not physically ‘visible’.

      Have a VERY careful read of: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21588057-scientists-think-science-self-correcting-alarming-degree-it-not-trouble If you ‘translated’ what is written there into more ‘direct’ terms then basically of ALL science research efforts 2/3rds of it’s research ‘produce’ is wasted. 2/3rds of research is basically thrown out with the garbage (never published and never made part of the ‘record’).

      Strangely it could then easily be argued that the 2/3rds of research that never gets published because it give results that DOESN’T conform to scientists EXPECTATIONS. This ‘dumped’ research, i.e. the research that is thrown away, and never made part of the science ‘record’ even more bizarrely turns out to be significantly more ACCURATE than the research that is kept and recorded.

      Let me give you a comparison that might highlight this bizarreness more dramatically . . .

      How long would Tesco’s stay in business if for some bizarre and completely irrational reason it’s supermarkets on delivery of their food products automatically dumped 2/3rds of these products directly into a landfill AND even more bizarre the 2/3rds of dumped products mysteriously turned out to be of higher quality than what made it onto their supermarkets shelves? How long would it take do you think before some managers were either sacked for gross incompetence OR Tesco itself went bust and it’s directors were either sacked or jailed by it’s share holders for gross inefficiencies and incompetence and a full investigations was made as to how something completely against ‘best businesses practices’ was allowed to happen?

      So, why are those whom are considered to be the most educated of ‘us’, whom are assumed to be the most rational, ‘logical’ and objective particularly with respect to producing so called ‘evidence based research’ basically being ‘forced’ to discard 2/3rds of the BEST research without scientists themselves IMMEDIATELY responding to this to make ‘corrections’? Why is this allowed to continue particularly when this selected research ‘dumping’ equates to 2/3rds of public money being used not only to produce NOTHING but is actually selectively discarding the most accurate research?

      Why are scientists incapable of addressing the severe irrationalities, inconsistencies and incompetence’s within their own research organization and particularly practices that directly ‘sabotage’ and severely ‘bias’ their own recorded ‘evidence based research’ knowledge pool.

      While the science ‘attitude’ is that people ‘believing’ in none physical phenomenon are ‘irrational and superstitious’ because they believe in things that science cannot confirm!! As scientists can only generate their ‘facts’ on the evidence available within the RECORDED science record which we now know turns out to be a very selected and ‘biased’ record of the research that conforms to sciences and scientists ‘expectations’ then until they show themselves to be competent and can get their own house in order then it wouldn’t be ‘rational’ or ‘objective’ for people to take too much notice of the ‘facts’ that are the product of discarding 2/3rds of ‘accurate’ research. Would it?


      Marshall M, Lockwood A, Bradley C, Adams C, Joy C, et al. (2000) Unpublished rating scales: A major source of bias in randomised controlled trials of treatments for schizophrenia. Br J Psychiatry 176: 249–252.
      Chan AW, Hrobjartsson A, Haahr MT, Gotzsche PC, Altman DG (2004) Empirical evidence for selective reporting of outcomes in randomized trials: Comparison of protocols to published articles. JAMA 291: 2457–2465. doi:
      Ioannidis JPA (2005) Contradicted and initially stronger effects in highly cited clinical research. JAMA 294: 218–228. doi:


  7. Llewellyn James
    November 17, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    Thanks Clive!
    I read the economists article, it is very interesting I posted similar articles on this website.

    The one article I posted mentioned the Decline Effect:



    • Clive
      November 17, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

      That’s a very good article Llewellyn. I’ll have a think about this ‘reducing’ significance effect. Are you using a pseudonym for posts?

      One of my ‘bosses’ when I was doing the ‘experimental’ work for our research stopped me in the corridor to arrange a meeting in the afternoon. He said he wanted to take me through all the experiments I was doing and what results we expected???? MMMMmm I give him a funny look, politely declined and informed him that I was more interested in actually getting the results I ‘got’ – accurate ones. So, that was me as a Junior Research Associate, I’d already figured out the ‘psychological’ biases and was making a big effort to eliminate them. Pity the senior researchers hadn’t and weren’t. This is ‘rife’ and what is even more disturbing is that they don’t even think about it. I’m serious. From my experience scientists and academics are the poorest ‘thinkers’ around.

      It’s obvious that this declining effect isn’t just randomness it’s that just one of the ‘no need to think about this any more’ from scientists armory of ‘get out clauses’ Llewellyn. So how would ‘reality’ have to be to account for this?


  8. Llewellyn James
    November 18, 2013 @ 2:55 am

    Hi Clive
    Llewellyn is my real name!




    • Clive
      November 19, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

      Ah!! I mistook the ‘posted’ to mean that you’d posted the actual articles rather than posting ‘comments’ hence I thought you must be using a pseudonym for the articles. I recognize your name, I’m sure you’ve e-mailed me in the distant past about something. I’ve not done anything with this site for years – been too busy with soul-healer.com. I’m writing more for here now while updating / changing what I’ve already got.


  9. Llewellyn James
    November 20, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Hi Clive

    I think I e-mailed you about complementary medicine and Type 1 Diabetes; due to the fact I’m a Type 1 Diabetic!



  10. lexie
    July 25, 2014 @ 12:42 am

    My fingers tingled when I did this


  11. Sunny
    September 22, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Dear Clive,

    I am thankful to you and reality walker. Finally I found something in the jungle. Actually, I could not see so far but I realize that something is looking at me. I started photography over there. At a particular place I got two photos in different time. I saw into photograph while zooming in that few very tiny and small faces are looking. I want to share it with you. If you provide your e-mail id then I can send the pictures.


    • Fred
      February 3, 2015 @ 5:00 am

      I would like to see them too. email is rdrfred@aol.com Thanks.


  12. Nina
    January 27, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    I remember doing this exercise another time in 2010 or 2011 (forgot the date) and ended up accumulating too much heat between the palms that I yelped in pain. It felt as if I burned myself. Since then I’d try the exercise several times but with fear holding me back from building up the energetic fire ball to its full potential. (I often imagined myself building a ball of fire, like in the fantasy series I’ve watched as a kid and teen.)

    This morning I attended a class that combined yoga, pilates, and a bit of qigong. The last activity involved gathering “chi” and visualizing a ball of energy forming between my palms. Without asking any spirit support team to assist me, I spontaneously built an energetic ball without using any visualization whatsoever. I asked the teacher what sensation she felt whenever she did the same exercise. She said she felt some tingling between her palms. When I asked her how her other students would feel about the chi gathering exercise, she said she has never asked them about it. (This seemed like evidence of invisible bias against talking about subtle energy experiences.) She asked how old I was and I said 27. This surprised her, and she said I must be mature and sensitive enough to feel the energies around me.

    For some reason I remembered this exercise again after this short conversation. Later at night, I tried this exercise twice in a row. I built up the energetic ball but once I cupped it in my hands, much of the ball’s energy was blown away by the artificial wind from the electric fan. (I had forgotten to turn it off during the exercise.) The remaining energy returned to my hands.

    Eventually I remembered the reason for the burning sensation a few years ago: I had rubbed the tiny energy ball between my palms, which caused enough friction to hurt myself.

    I tried the exercise for the third time — this time, without the electric fan. I managed to hold the cupped ball of energy longer than usual. I felt prompted to transfer the ball of heat into the center of my chest. My heart felt a lot of warmth. It was the first time I ever had this sensation. The exercise made me feel bits of happiness and contentment — feelings I had not experienced for a long time. The happiness didn’t last long though because I was interrupted by the noise from the karaoke-slash-restaurant outside my house.


  13. Abhishek
    February 1, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Congratulations. You got a stage to feel the subtle energy.


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