This morning, I was working with a client who has suffered from a severe skin condition for three years.

The skin condition has been so bad that she has scabs and scars all over her arms and back. The problem was not alleviated by visiting dermatologists, so she was referred to me by another client who I had helped overcome a previously insurmountable obstacle.

After visiting with me in February, identifying food sensitivities, figuring out which of her personal skin care products were causing a problem and starting on a regimen of nutritional supplements, she has made about an 80 percent improvement in just six weeks.

This morning, I did a healing for her to release the remaining skin issues.

We covered many aspects, but one of my recommendations for her was regular meditation.

As human beings, we are always filtering energy and information.

When we eat food, we process that food through our digestive system for usually around four days.

We process information through our minds any time we learn – either by taking classes or in the course of our every day lives, learning new skills, thinking in new ways, reading the news, talking to other people or in any number of other forms of mental processing.

What we don’t realize is that our energy field is always constantly processing.

When we spend time with other people, we process their energy through our own energy field.

So, for example, when you spend a lot of time with people at work, you process their energy and information through your field.

How can this be?

It is a law of physics that any time there is a vertical electrical current there is a magnetic field perpendicular to that

When we are standing, our energy field is about eight feet around us, like a big donut.

The human energy field has been mapped at Stanford Medical School, and a typical person’s field extends eight feet all around you.

If you practiced energy exercise like tai chi, qi gong or yoga, you can expand the reach of your energy field to as much as 100 feet in diameter.

Anything that is within your energy field – within eight feet of you – can potentially affect your functioning on literally any level – not just physically but also energetically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

If you spend a great amount of time around angry, depressed or upset people, guess what, their energy will affect your energy field.

That is because living systems tend to go into resonance with one another, which simply means we tend to harmonize with what is around us, either for good or for ill.

There is no mistake that I surround my healing studio with orchids, that I keep it clean, tidy and full of light. That’s the kind of environment where anyone can walk in and suddenly start to resonate at a higher frequency.

Because we are always processing the energy and information around us – even if we are not consciously aware of that – we need regular methods and strategies of clearing our energy field.

My favorite way to clear my field is by practicing qi gong outdoors in my garden.

Another great way is to meditate.

So, as I was working with my client on her skin problems, I used kinesiology to determine what would help her to heal even further and her mind/body/soul told me that she needed to meditate three times a week for 20 minutes.

Although she loves her job, she is around lots of people every day. She needed a method of clearing not just her mind but also her entire energy field. Because she wasn’t keeping herself totally clear, her physical body was having to overwork, and this was manifesting as skin problems.

Most of my clients with severe skin problems are very psychically sensitive – whether they realize it or not.

There are plenty of left-brain, science-oriented other reasons that meditation helps with our healing.

When we are constantly stressed, our healing process is impaired or slowed down. When we meditate, our brain produces alpha brain waves and our stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin are reduced.

When we finally relax, healing can occur at very deep levels.

All that is true, but in my client’s case, she needed a regular method of clearing her energy field in order to heal at deeper levels.

That’s why we regular meditators say, “Don’t just do something, sit there!”

This is healing in a way you may not have considered before.