We are body, mind and spirit. Most of us agree on that. All three things of this need to be in line in order to live (or die). When I worked in hospice I saw so many of my patients hold on longer than one would think possible without food and water. That’s because the mind and the Spirit were not ready to go yet. By the same token I saw those who seemed still so full of life, eat a full lunch and go into the next room to take their last breath.


Body. Mind. And Spirit.


At the other end of the spectrum we have seen newborn babies and elderly die of something called ‘failure to thrive’. Their physical needs are met yet they seem to lack the will to live.


We have a Life Force Energy (Qi). This is what some might see evidenced by the Aura. This Qi is alive, but it is not our Soul. Our Soul is our consciousness. Our Soul is what is aware. Our Spirit is our Life Force Energy. We are responsible for feeding our Qi Life Force Energy. To do that optimally, we need a balanced diet of Earth Qi, Moon Qi, Sun Qi, Universe Qi and Source Qi. Our LFE is comprised of all of this. This is what makes our L(i)FE!!!!


By the same token we can use Qi to help feed others. We do this through many mediums; listening actively, empathizing, hugging, compassionate engages, sex, healing modalities, intuiting, counseling, doctoring and simply holding space just to name a few.


However, it is most important NOT to use our own L(I)FE for this purpose. This drains us. To feed others we need to draw from the Universal Qi pool available to us. The Universal Qi pool is comprised of the contributions from Source, Earth, Sun, Moon and People (including plant and animal people here).


Think of it like your bank account system. You need to keep savings, savings (LFE) and checking, checking (Universal Qi). You can easily become energetically bankrupt when you pull from your savings instead of checking.


Not understanding how Qi works is what leads to things like compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout and a myriad of other labels for bad energy management. Some might like to make it a badge of honor, as in “Oh, I gave so much I suffer from compassion fatigue!” Oh no. When I find myself in compassion fatigue mode I am not celebrating it, I am correcting it! I know I have allowed imbalance into my L(i)FE!



Healers especially (all types of healers) need to have a firm grip on the concept between using their own energy and using the energy of the Universe. WE don’t heal, per se. We facilitate connection of healing energy for others which allows/enables healing to take place.


In a healing session, if we picture an operating room, the healing should look like a doctor reaching up to pull down a laser that directs energy where it is needed. A healer that is misappropriating their own resources for healing would be shooting that energy out of their own appendage.


In addition, once a healer does their job to its fullest extent he/she can step away, but the healing continues. And if we have done our job REALLY well then the person is able to tap into the Universal Qi to self-feed continuously, requiring only an occasional treatment.


Illness and Disease

On a daily basis we exert our LFE on normal daily activities like engaging with co-workers, family, friends and store clerks. When we keep ourselves plugged in to a higher vibrations socket we can maintain our optimum LFE charge throughout our day. When then do so many fall ill to dis-ease? Why do some end up feeling disconcerted? Why do our reserves deplete?

When we engage with individuals who vibrate at a lower frequency our energetic instinct is to raise them up by lending them some of our energy. In small doses on infrequent basis this is fine. However, with so many people not aware of their responsibility to self-nourish their LFE they make a habit of feeding off others.


A question might be then if Qi is all around us and available so readily, why is there such a thing as ‘failure to thrive’? Why isn’t refueling automatic? While compassion fatigue is depletion of the LFE due to misuse of funds, failure to thrive is depletion of the LFE due to lack of deposits. LFE’s job is to keep you living. You use up energy when you do your ordinary living and any extraordinary living as well, so it isn’t stored, it is constantly being used for your needs and requires conscious constant replenishment.


Thus conscious (intent-full) connection is required. Thus connecting to the Earth by lying down on the grass for a period of time soaking up Earth’s energy or leisurely walking through the woods where you are surrounded with Qi is replenishing ‘automatically’. Sunbathing and being aware of how the sun feels on your skin, how it is lighting up your cells is replenishing. Feeling the moon’s glow on your face as you marvel at it, is replenishing. Walking under the moon from the bar to your car is not replenishing. Meditating and connecting to Source is replenishing. Being quiet in a meeting is not replenishing.


Intention is the color we wish to paint with. We can paint with dark colors or with pastels.


Intention is also the brush stroke we chose to use. We can have a light touch or a strong long stroke across the page. Intention is also how we hold the brush and perhaps even the brush itself! It isn’t a small thing. Intention is the direction we intend things to go. We must intend to receive as well as intend to give.


Life Force Energy maintenance is necessary for the highest quality of life. It assists us in raising our vibrations which in turn creates our experience.


Its about intention.


And that is the (i) in L(i)FE.


INTENT makes all the difference in life.


I love you.



Jade’s work is different and we think you will find it more effective and economic. It combines Jade’s knowledge and skills cultivated over three decades of psychiatry, human services, hospice, geriatrics, crystal healing, QiGong, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch with her natural Spirit given gifts of intuition and being an empath.

To schedule services please email Jade at jadewillowsong@gmail.com to make arrangements


One response to “L(i)FE”

  1. […] is the sequel to L(i)FE to further explore our Life Force Energy (LFE), and how your lack of care for it can have […]


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