New RYSE Teacher Training

RYSE Advanced Energy System Healing and EducationAmazing RYSE Results

Nancy has once again done something amazing. She has combined webinars with the new RYSE Teacher Training and the results are very powerful. Learning to do distance work at a distance has gone to a whole new level.

As you would expect, Nancy is so focused on creating the work that she doesn’t have time to talk about it. But as an outside observer as well as the one who she discusses the overall results with I get to know what’s going on (within the bounds of confidentiality of course) and I can tell that she has taken everything to an even higher level. 

When Nancy started the new format with a combination of classes in person and online, she had to dig deep to figure out what would work. Of course, she called on guidance and listened closely. And as you might expect, when trying something that’s entirely new there’s a leap of faith that could land anywhere on the spectrum of failure or success.

RYSE Advanced Energy Nancy RisleyDistance Energy Healing Results

The end result of the combination of energy classes in person and at a distance even surprised Nancy. The power of doing RYSE at a distance opened up a whole new capability for almost everyone in the class.

Something about actually being at a distance when you are learning to do distance work has provided another dimension of focus while doing the RYSE energy work. It pushed everyone to a new level and it seems like everyone is learning to do RYSE distance energy work with even more profound results.

Share Your Experience of RYSE Teacher Training

If you are a student in the class and would like to add to this blog, please let me know so I can get you set up as a contributor. There’s nothing more powerful for people than to hear it from the student’s perspective. (And it will also help establish you as a thought leader in the energy healing community.) We look forward to your posts in the future as your perspective will be profoundly interesting to everyone.

Thank you.


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RYSE 2 CD Question

RYSE 2 CD Awareness

Many people have questioned the vocal mix on the RYSE 2 CD. The feeling is that the voice is difficult to hear in certain places. Of course, it varies depending on the quality of the equipment used for playback but the vocal track is less pronounced.

Was this on purpose or a mistake? Both. It was partly that the mix was more difficult for certain technical reasons but also, the CD is meant to be used repetitively to reinforce the work that is done in the RYSE 2 Session. The words and Nancy’s voice are very important at the same time the sound of  the bowls do a lot of the clearing.

The following brilliant post by Suzanne Trumbore Leitschuh, RPP, RPT, a very astute and experienced RYSE Practitioner and Polarity Therapist from East Thetford, VT catches the essence of what happens when people are listening to the CD.


In the RYSE 1 CD, your first job is to get used to someone else’s voice,
other than mine.  So far so good…

You are not imagining things… this is the classic RYSE 2 CD feedback…
and classic RYSE creators'(Kris and Nancy’s) sheer BRILLIANCE…

I have totally enjoyed following your responses to the RYSE 2 CD.

I emailed Kris and Nancy at the school for their feedback on the CD and got
some great responses;  all very authentic, right from the heart of the
matter responses; including some technical explanations too…. ( MY mind
had some clear ideas about what the CORRECT Fix was…. )

As it turns out, the RYSE 2 CD is just perfect in some very deep and
mysterious ways.

I encourage you to NOT go out to buy high end equipment for listening….
the regular equipment you already have is just fine..

Did you NOTICE how you dealt with your minds’ appraisal of this CD?  What
did you do?? How did you process it??  What actions did you take?? What
attitudinal response did you adopt??  What “Celebration of life in the
MOMENT / Give up / give in / fight back / defy” mode did you move into??
Where on the spectrum of energy did you vibrate??  What did you learn about
you??  Did you remember to notice what you do??  Are you observing yourself
from the Highly Evolved Divine Spiritual Being part of you, watching your
Low Frequency Earth Plane Existence Mental / Emotional Body Part of you…

“The mind is an energetic magnet… what you focus on, you get MORE of..”
remember that??

And “addiction is whatever you give your power away to..”

PONDER deeper:

REMEMBER: This CD is designed to clear CORDS, Expectations, and Cellular
Memories  — all three of which come from the BELIEFS, ATTITUDES, and IDEAS
part of our being…   all about the MIND having preconceived ideas about
what SHOULD be; (ordering) and then having reactions and running “familiar
patterns” when it doesn’t get what it wants……  IE: Expectations, Cords,
and outdated constructs —   running the now moment in old useless cellular
memories…    Blaming the producers of the CD’s; figuring out where “the
problem” lies…      Remember, we are working with subliminal to the

This work is so powerful, I dare say, it even affected the CD production…

Kind of like: “PLUTO is such a powerful dismantler of what IS, that it
dismantled its own status as a PLANET — begging the question, “Well, should
we even consider it now??”   Wool, Yes, we should, times a MILLION…

Here’s what I can definitely re-state…   THE MIND isn’t really what’s
required here (and it trips us up endlessly) in doing this spiritual work;
and it’s the MIND that needs and wants this CD to be other than it is…
it wants what it wants…

Did you notice what you focused on???
Did you notice what you made more important than your life force??

THE MIND’s true, BEST job, is to direct our attention to the highest
frequencies, 50 times a day, bringing this light IN through the Crown
Chakra…(creating: Happy, JOYOUS, (Spot on Meditation) and FREEDOM from
stresses…)….     The MIND, on the lowest end of the energetic continuum
— creates:  bitch, drink (endless self-medication), suffer, complain…
blame..  and assigning the solutions to OTHER PEOPLE…   Instead of

Did you notice what you focused on???
Did you notice what you made more important than your life force??
Shift your 3rd chakra; adjust your aura placement, and Raise Your

If you turned the CD down and ignored what the MIND considered IMPERFECTION
or PROBLEM,  and relaxed into the BLISS… and trusted the process, and just
zoomed out; knowing that spiritual healing was a very real reality in the
NOW moment, in the RYSE evolution, a truly transformative journey…  —you
joined in teaching the mind to not run the usual EXPECTATIONS for
mind/emotion satisfiers, >>>>>>>   YOU WON and shifted to the next very deep

This CD DEFINITELY gets the job DONE (of clearing your energy fields) — on
some new levels.. Discomfort and critic mind will ALWAYS be present on the
Earth Plane…  hence the cords, expectations and the need to update all the
cellular memories…

Listening to the RYSE 2 CD and KNOWING, believing that it will still work,
without having to have your mind sign off that everything was just as mind
EXPECTED IT to be; if you were able to NOT get Corded, that “This CD isn’t
right — I hate world and what happens on the earth plane — who made this
thing?? And why is it like this?? And I want it DIFFERENT!”   If you were
able to move and create NEW cellular memories: “My healing comes in ways I
don’t ALWAYS understand — or even like sometimes — but I trust the
process… and I delight in the newness of my moving through the familiar
with new senses….     I easily and effortlessly disconnect from the
judgments of my mind.. and whooof!! I go to the next level of releasing….

There’s this great Alanon saying, that ties in beautifully, with “What do I
regularly focus on?”  “What do I make more important than my life force?”
and shifting into new realities…

And there’s a listing of new behaviors…

Let’s amend that:
“Just for right NOW, I will be aware of what I make more important than my
life force; notice when I’m doing that, and shift my focus to what holds me
(And hey, that alanon quote has some great tips too…)

RYSE work is the art of LEARNING to use your spirituality, (CROWN, Etc…)
to strengthen your whole spirituality ->> the entire Energetic Anatomy… to
shift AWAY from what’s familiar (earth plane density and mental / emotional
habits of lower frequency) — and MOVING INTENTIONALLY into what we really
truly want, as conscious beings of light…. up into the higher realms and
getting  SO familiar with JOYFULNESS — BLISS BEING…   that we choose it
faster and more often…

NOTICE WHAT is Standing in the way… … and we’re on to RYSE 3….    What
part of us Opens us, what part of us CLOSES us, what part of us CONFUSES US
into thinking we cannot do this….

And it’ll tell you right now about the BRILLIANCE of the RYSE 3 CD… it’s
really hard to follow, just like all the Inner Sub-personalities…    That
CD too works really, really well on all those confusing, overlapping inner


Best, Suzanne

Suzanne Trumbore Leitschuh, RPP, RPT

For more information please contact:
Suzanne M. Trumbore Leitschuh, RPP
P.O. Box 123
East Thetford, VT 05043
(802) 785-4894

Thank you Suzanne for your deep understanding. It’s exciting to see how you are bringing this into the world.


p.s. If/when Nancy changes the mix on the CD we will let everyone know on Facebook at or on


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Sound Energy Healing

Using Sound to Move Energy

By Kris Stecker

bowlsWe are sound. Sound is energy or vibration. Your body vibrates at many different intervals. The long cycles (digestion, breathing, moving), the intermediate cycles (pulse, voice, and muscle tension) to the short cycles (glands, molecules and atoms) all combine to create a symphony of life. Without vibration (sound) many of our organs and cells could not function. The vibration of the many different areas communicate with each other through the vibrations they produce.

So it should be no surprise that we are affected by external sound. Through the principle of resonance, the body picks up sounds on many levels. The sounds stimulate or depress our core functions and life force.

Origins of Sound in Healing

The use of sound in healing is a very ancient practice. Singing produces endorphins and the vibration in the body harmonizes all the various aspect. The term that someone has good or bad vibes is absolutely accurate. We all radiate our own unique vibrations and others can pick them up.

For these reasons, learning about sound becomes a fundamental skill that can affect our well-being on many levels. Constant droning engines can suppress our immune systems and lead to mental, emotional and intellectual stress. It can lead to fatigue and accidents. And conversely, the sounds of nature can be deeply healing.

The following article from the Ipswich Chronicle will give you more insight into the way the quartz crystal bowls are used in RYSE and ARYSE to create the optimal energy clearing.

RYSE CD Technology for Healing

The CDs used in RYSE took 5 years to develop due to the difficulty of recording the bowls. The unique tonal range produced by the shape and size of the bowls created numerous challenges that took technological advances to accomplish.

The recordings are best if played back on a high quality system so the sound can get into your body, not just your head. It’s still has value even at low levels on inexpensive systems, but to really get the optimal results you need a good system. If you are a RYSE Teacher you will want to invest in a sound system that will support the work you do. You won’t be disappointed.

Live Sound is Still Best

Even though extreme care was taken in the production of the CDs, there is still no way to reproduce the full spectrum of healing sound that the bowls provide in a live setting. The key is that a speaker pushes the air to set up sound waves in a very different way than the bowls produce sound. You will completely understand the difference once you hear the bowls live in ARYSE.

Are All Bowls the Same?

The answer is no. It’s good to remember there are a lot of people who can buy and play bowls, but there are still very few people who actually understand how sound and energy interact. Without a firm understanding of the human energy systems, the ability to use sound to move energy is very hit or miss. I have found from listening to other recordings or live performances that the playing ranges from harmful to good. It really depends on the awareness of the person playing the bowls. And as you might expect, a person who understands will have bowls that work well together.

This also applies to other instruments as well. As you probably know from experience, a violin in the hands of a master is very different than one played by a beginner.

The same is true for tuning forks, metal or crystal bowls and pretty much all instruments. Unfortunately there are those who play the bowls more as a gimmick than with knowledge of what they’re doing. They may give the bowls special names, put lights in them or attribute them to Atlantis or extraterrestrial sources which is usually a good sign that they don’t truly understand sound and energy.  When you really understand sound and energy, the sound guides you to the right results.

So it’s important to remember, not all sounds are created equally. If they were, we could all be rock stars.

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Realizing Energies

Realizing Energies—: Answers for the Taking

August 9, 2007

* This article was originally published in the June/July 2007 issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine. It’s reprinted with permission from Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Realizing Energies: —Answers for the Taking* 

By Karrie Osborn

She knew it was out there, she felt it in herself and, later, in her clients. There was an answer, a possibility, waiting.

“I felt strongly there was some other potential that was untapped,” says Nancy Risley, founder of the Polarity Realization Institute in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

From working through past traumas to releasing somatic pain, the energy potential is there to help us in so many ways, Risley says. “We just need to tap into it and use it.” And that’s what she did in creating RYSE—, Realizing Your Sublime Energies, a process that facilitates the full realization of our innate energy systems for better health and well-being.

A Seeker Seeks

From the beginning, Risley knew there was more to this world than what most perceived. She says children have a gift of insight, but it’s usually lost with age and time. “For some reason I kept it,” she says. As an intuitive child, Risley’s desire to understand that part of herself kept her looking for answers. “I had some wonderful teachers,” she recounts today. “I was a seeker and I had an opportunity to seek.”

In the 1970s, Risley studied everything she could on energetic patterns, although most of the information at that time focused on chakras and the aura. When she came upon the work of Randolph Stone—creator of Polarity therapy—which further developed these other energetic concepts, it became the perfect vehicle for the path Risley was traveling. “Dr. Stone taught that these were moving and dynamic energetic patterns.” Risley says. “Health was experienced when healthy energy moved through these patterns unimpeded, illness or disease when the pattern was blocked.”

Risley says it was Stone’s melding of ayurvedic medicine and philosophy that helped her understand the laws of motion and the attraction of energy to create form.

“Simultaneously, I was intrigued with and rigorously practiced meditation to move energy. In meditation, my perception of the energetic systems was heightened, as well as my understanding of the way the energy moved through blocks. If energy got stuck in a block, it produced an uncomfortable physical or emotional pain which could last indefinitely until the energy—or rather the consciousness of a certain level of clarity—was moved.” Risley says she realized early on that by focusing on the energy itself, there was a direct and precise way to “touch” and move or change the energy to get it flowing freely. “There was no need to wait for it to build and maybe push through the block or not.”

The process for this explorer involved building her own “psychic muscle,” she explains, which, like anything else, took practice and development. When Risley would go back to her thriving private practice and translate this knowledge, she found new insight. “Any area of ‘stuckness’ a client experienced—physical, emotional, or in the realm of manifestation in their lives—showed up clearly in their energetic patterns. Changing the pattern alleviated the pain and created a forward motion in their lives. Simple.”

By viewing the energy pattern through the right paradigm, Risley says the pattern was easily perceived and changed. She began changing her work to meld with this higher intention of health.

“I wanted success for my clients in all areas of their lives,” she says. “Even though our professional relationship started out because of their neck or back pain, it would then grow to the personal empowerment issues and personal empowerment always touches on what is working and not working in all areas of life. And I would soon learn that all of that showed itself clearly within the energetic systems of the body.

“Every session I had with new clients, I would tell them that this is the way I work. My goal is to bring you to where our mutual goals are, but I need the freedom to do that.” For those who only wanted a “back rub,” Risley would refer them on, knowing both would be missing an opportunity. Instead, she focused on those clients who were hungry to find answers.

The Birth of RYSE

Risley considers herself an energy researcher. “It’s what thrills me,” she says. So the journey that culminated in the birth of RYSE was, for her, an adventure.

She began to see a bigger energetic picture after she tied Stone’s polarity and ayurvedic philosophies and the natural laws of energy to some of her own perceptions. “I could not have developed RYSE without Stone’s principles,” Risley says in homage.

The drive to push harder to find her answers came about because of three things, Risley says. The first was a desire to take her clients to their next level of accomplishment and well-being and knowing it was possible.

“The second was my own personal choice to keep stretching and finding an effective ‘truth’ in the work I was doing and creating. I was following a feeling that there is a way to get this all to another level. I just needed to find out what it was. Every session drove me closer to what I needed to find.”

The third motivation for Risley was knowing that tying these things into her bodywork sessions would be “fantastically results-based” for her clients.

And so RYSE was born. “Its unique quality is that it identifies how to use your systems,” Risley says. “If used correctly, it is akin to identifying an extra ‘arm’ that you can use to ‘create’ in your life.” The basic premise of RYSE is simple, she says: “We can perceive and affect our sublime energy systems through focused awareness.”

In her 1999 book, RYSE: Tools for Life, Risley says sublime energetic systems are the “anatomy of the spirit,” a phrase she credits to best-selling author and medical intuitive Carolyn Myss. These systems are the anatomy of the life force, Risley says. Healthy, energetic systems feed creativity, excitement, passion, and joy. Unhealthy systems do just the opposite.

These energy systems include the chakras, aura, the ida and pingala (ayurvedic concepts of the positive and negative currents that flow between the chakras and work as a cleansing system of the sublime energy anatomy), and the air pattern, which also provides balance and cleansing in the larger energetic system.

When we utilize these innate systems within us, it connects us to our highest potential, Risley explains. These systems are the map of our life-force expression,  “the expression of our truth,” she says. When these energy systems are healthy, everything in our lives vibrates or resonates in line with them. When these systems are in disarray, our life force is in disarray, too. RYSE gives us the opportunity to put things back in order again and live fully. Whether it be a somatic, emotional, or spiritual hurdle, Risley says RYSE offers the opportunity to overcome it and move on.

She explains it this way: “The proper management of this system adds great clarity and insight to your life. For example, it puts you in the ‘zone’ if you are an athlete, or it puts you ‘on’ if you need to be present and working with people.” And more importantly, she says, “it aids you in your own personal transformation process.”

Part of that comes from the empowerment felt after these energy patterns are cleared and restructured, a critical piece of the RYSE work.

Clearing and Restructuring

Unbalanced energy systems reflex into the rest of the body and have a huge impact on the nervous and glandular systems, Risley says. This is why, after first identifying the health of the energy systems, the clearing and restructuring process is crucial to regaining health.

Risley says clear energy systems work to keep unwanted energy from entering our being. In the same vein, they keep our “necessary life-force energy” from draining or leaking out.

If we’re not in a balanced, aligned place, disruptions in the energy pattern occur and the creative process is taken over by discomfort, Risley says. This discomfort may show itself as a lingering depression, a stuck feeling, guilt, or an inability to act. Looking into an energy system, Risley says problems show up as disruptions, damage, dirt or murkiness, leaks, and misalignments in the chakras, aura, and other subtle energy patterns.

“From the energetic perspective, we ask how do you attract more of what you want and less of what you don’t want,” Risley says of the clearing and restructuring work. “You change the pattern that is attracting what you don’t want. You enhance the pattern that is attracting what you do want. This change is physical and stems from a physical knowledge base. The comprehension of this pattern is being able to perceive through a different lens that we all have within us. It simply needs to be identified.”

Risley explains that sublime energetic systems belong to all of us, and all energy is connected. “Sometimes the connections are nourishing and healthy; other connections drag you back into old patterns, or tie you unproductively to old relationships. These energy systems need aligning and clearing and attention.” She says you can change the patterns by introducing new energy system habits. “With conscious habits you are actually aligning your energy system to be the way you want it to be … When your energetic systems are in repair, you will begin to resonate with your highest potential.”

When people get to this point, a world of possibilities opens up. Risley shares a client’s story as an example of RYSE in action. “June” had suffered from a low-level lingering depression, and described herself as being “stuck,” although she couldn’t identify the reason why. “When she was creative, she was very creative. But often she was unable to express her creativity.” In addition June had sugar cravings and low self-esteem. “All of these symptoms were important,” Risley says. “The depression was a signal of being blocked from creating her life or full potential.” While working with June at a RYSE workshop, Risley says she saw that her heart chakra was clogged and pressed open. “It is through the heart chakra that we experience the signal of the soul or the life force,” she says. “This can also be seen as the signal that we are not fulfilling our blueprint or highest potential.” With June’s heart chakra in this condition, she was unable to get the signals strongly enough to recognize them. Risley worked on June’s heart chakra to remove its block and helped her begin the healing process.

Along the same lines, Risley says to imagine a client who is having trouble standing up for herself or is unable to commit to who she is. By identifying the health of the client’s energy systems, the practitioner will likely see a center chakra that is either broken, blown out, clogged, or going backward. This client might have spent years in therapy or assertiveness training working on the issue, yet she will always fall back into the old pattern. When the chakra is cleared and repaired, Risley says the client almost immediately will be able to stand up for herself and hold her power better than she could before. She can then apply her previous trainings and work more effectively.

The reason most people hang on to their faulty patterns is they don’t know how to fix them, Risley says. RYSE not only fixes them, but does so quickly. “An adept RYSE practitioner is able to move the block differently and faster than it is moved in the body.” In fact, unlike other forms of bodywork that might elicit an emotional release from clients, Risley says RYSE will usually make clients feel euphoric, putting them in a deeper, more secure inner state. When the block is moved, it is replaced with a far better quality of energy. “RYSE can move emotional blocks without emotional releases,” she says.

RYSE allows the practitioner to do major work on the various patterns that make up human lives and then give the experience of what it feels like “to be in an aligned and clear space from which to manifest our highest potential.” Risley says just as she built her own “psychic muscle,” to reap the fullest benefits from RYSE, it’s important to use it on a regular basis. Don’t wait until you need it, she says, it will be much harder to do. “Once you have dropped into the lower vibrational state associated with blocked or unclear energy patterns, it is extremely hard to get things working without assistance.”

With practice and development of that psychic muscle, Risley says the RYSE exercises will eventually become spontaneous with life’s ebbs and flows. While some people find balance “checking in” on their energetic selves once or twice a day with RYSE exercises, others clear themselves eight times a day. It’s all about what each person needs. “These energetic components are very deep and their removal is generally significant,” Risley says. “When these patterns are dysfunctional, they take energy; when healthy, they give energy.”

When the energy systems are clear, balanced, and healthy, Risley says life force comes pouring in through the chakras, as well as all the other subtle energy systems, and “blueprints” are realized.

Putting RYSE in the World

After successfully using this technique with her own clients for years, Risley knew she needed to teach RYSE to other practitioners and started doing so in the late 1980s. In fact, RYSE was developed, in part, as a burnout prevention tool, she says. In her own practice, Risley says she was a “healer’s healer,” attracting doctors (especially cardiologists), counselors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, polarity therapists, etc. “They came to me because they saw that this can protect them,” she says. Risley’s clients were able to see how their own clients and patients were affecting them and their energy systems, and wanted to learn how to best allay those effects.

The benefits of putting RYSE into the world were two-fold—therapists could use RYSE to clear their own energy systems, keeping them fresh for each day’s battery of clients/patients, and clients could benefit when RYSE was incorporated into their sessions for maximum empowerment and realization.

For those who practice RYSE, Risley says they gain an awareness of themselves. They see the energetic blocks and are able to fix them and prevent things from “getting caught.” The more someone does RYSE work, the more adept they become at quickly identifying their issues and moving them through the energetic system. “Then they can learn to go into more depth and use this in every aspect of their lives.”

Since it is done with awareness, Risley says RYSE can easily flow into any bodywork session—be it traditional Swedish massage, reiki, or anything in between. “It can be easily integrated into a massage or bodywork session for spot problems,” she says.

“It is very powerful to end any session with an overall RYSE clearing and repair, which takes about two to three minutes when performed by a competent practitioner.”

In her own life, Risley says RYSE has done everything from helping her grow from one school to five, to realizing that teaching this work is her passion and blueprint for life.

For the timid, this energy researcher reminds us that the process is naturally simple. “The sublime energetic systems are either in the condition to hold and enhance your life force, give you energy, and activate your creativity, or they are creating a negative pole which is draining your energies into it. Through the work in RYSE, your energetic systems are being cleared to give you energy and allow you to realize your full potential and have the life you want.”

Karrie Osborn is the contributing editor for Massage & Bodywork magazine. Contact her atkarrie@abmp.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information on RYSE, visit

Principles of Energy

Forming the underpinnings of RYSE are what Risley calls the principles of energy. Here are a few of those principles and their relationship to the RYSE process.

* The Principle of Resonance. Like attracts like. “The principle of resonance is fundamental to energy system understanding,” Risley writes. “The energetic systems act by resonance, which is similar to the concept of magnetism. Resonance is another way of referring to the fact that like energy attracts to itself.” She says just as a magnet will attract to metal, energy attracts to resonance. “Heavy, clogged energy attracts more heavy energy, and clear, vital energy attracts more clear, vital energy.”

* You Have a Blueprint of Your Highest Potential. Just like the blueprint of our physical bodies being held in our DNA, Risley says we also hold an energetic blueprint of our highest potential. When we can no longer access that blueprint because of clogged energy, our need for wholeness, growth, and transformation can’t be realized.

* Energy Comes Before Form. Risley says that change happens in the energetic spectrum before manifesting in the physical spectrum. The energetic systems are a blueprint of our nervous system, emotions, and physical body. Before change can occur in these areas, energy must shift first.

* The Law of Entrainment. This principle is what allows the chakra system and other energetic systems to change instantly, Risley says. “Everything naturally follows and takes on the qualities of the strongest energy.” For example, imagine a room full of people asked to clap in rhythm. By the third clap, everyone is in tune to the same rhythm.            “The strongest energy wins out,” she says. “This is something we all instinctively know, and it becomes very important in energy work.” When the strongest energy is that of alignment and balance, it will win out over “hurt” energy, she explains. “However, if it is not (the strongest), we can entrain with hurt energy—and we do, providing we have some level of resonance with this energy. This is why it is important to remove the resonant blocked energy from our system, so that it does not draw more blocked energy into itself and pull us down.”

Perceive Your Energy

In addition to being in your highest vibrational state to do RYSE exercises, you must also be able to perceive your sublime energetic systems. Nancy Risley offers this exercise:

1. Close your eyes and think of a rose.

2. Open your eyes.

Did you imagine a rose? Did you see it in your mind’s eye? If so, you are visual and this is how you will perceive your chakras. At first, it may seem as though you are making these up. However, it is how your subconscious communicates with you. If you did not see a rose in your mind’s eye but felt the rose, you are kinesthetic. You will feel your energetic system. If you heard the rose, you are auditory. When doing the RYSE exercises, you may hear things click into place or into clarity, or you may hear an inner voice telling you, you’re done.

—from RYSE: Tools for Life (ClearPoint Education, 1999)

by Nancy Risley

Leslie A. Young, PhD, (Editor in Chief of Massage & Bodywork magazine and Vice President of Communication for its publisher, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals,) grants reprint permission for the following article to Nancy Risley of PRI Educational Development Company and Spa Tech Institute (formerly Polarity Realization Institute).

Risley are free to use the article in massage and aesthetics books PRI Ed. Dev. Co. creates specifically for Spa Tech Institute, and also for various marketing purposes at Spa Tech Institute. ABMP appreciates credit being given to the author as well as to Massage & Bodywork magazine.

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Creativity and Energy Systems


Nancy Risley, Founder of RYSE and ARYSE

Nancy Risley, Creator and Author or RYSE, Tools for Life

Creativity and Subtle Energy Systems
By Nancy Risley, RPP

The ultimate creative process is creating our life to fully support and enhance our life force.

 Another level of the creative process is in life’s endeavors including, but not limited to, healing work, art, writing, communications and the blissful art of simply breathing and being.  Creativity is a beautiful expression of the spirit. In the full creative process we are 100 percent present in the moment. Our life force is streaming through us and there is abundant energy for the task at hand.

During the creative process the energy systems are fully aligned.  If the chakras, aura, ida and pingala and other energy patterns are clear and in good repair, then we are clear, fully present and in a creative state.

How to Know When You’re Off

You can tell if you are not in the creative process through your discomfort.  This discomfort may show itself as a lingering depression, a stuck feeling, guilt or an inability to act.  Fear is the opposite of creativity. Creativity is blocked when fear is present.

From an energy systems perspective,  blocked creativity shows up as disruptions, damage, dirt or murkiness, leaks, and misalignments in the chakras, aura, and other subtle energy patterns. Below is an example of how this would appear.

RYSE Case Study

June (not her real name) had been suffering from a low level lingering chronic depression.  As she described it she spent a lot of time stuck in her stuff. She was unable to identify the cause.  It was like being in a haze.  When she was creative, she was very creative.  But often she was unable to express her creativity .  She had terrible sugar cravings, frequently indulged them, and  it was hard for her to be in groups because of her low self esteem.

All of these symptoms are important.  The depression is a signal of being blocked from creating her life or full potential.

The first time I met June was at a RYSE 1 (Running Your Subtle Energies, a workshop for energy system education and repair.) She appeared to be a lovely woman yet I could feel her pain.  June was not new to healing work.  She was currently in therapy and like many true seekers had tried and used a number of healing modalities. RYSE was her next step.

During the energy system clearing and repair time, I noticed June’s heart chakra was very clogged and pressed open.  It is through the heart chakra that we experience the signal of the soul or the life force. This can also be seen as the signal that we are not fulfilling our blueprint or highest potential.  With her heart chakra in this condition, June was unable to get these important signals strongly enough to recognize them.

By working on the heart chakra to remove the block and restore it to its conical shape, we were able to begin the healing process.  However, the fear and inability to act on her signals was related to problems in the base and third chakra as well as to a dirty aura.

Energy of Fear

Fear is interesting from an energy system perspective. Fear is an emotional signal of the body simply saying, “This is scary, I’m frightened.”  With the 3rd chakra blown out and the heart chakra clogged June’s life force could not get into her body.  (The life force comes into the body through the chakra system and then reflexes to the other subtle energy systems. To get into the body, the life force requires that the chakras be in full repair.) When the life force cannot get in, it feels like, “This is scary, I can’t get in.” It’s like driving your car from the roof instead of the drivers seat.

In a healthy energy system, the life force is pouring in through the chakras as well as all the other subtle energy systems and the person is in a state of natural protection. 

I have seen instances when just one chakra is clogged or out of alignment and its owner registers fear.  They have lost their natural protection.

RYSE Energy for Protection

With a natural state of protection comes a feeling of well being.  In this protection and well being we are safe enough to act, to make changes, to become the creator; to create our lives to fully support and enhance the life force.

The base chakra is a direct reflex to the heart chakra.  In its blocked state, it holds our fears.  Without a clear base chakra, the open heart chakra is deprived of its full expression.  In this case, the base chakra was very blocked and had no inflow valve to pick up and screen the earths energies and feed the chakra system.

RYSE Energy for Action

It is through a healthy third chakra that we are able to take the impulse of the life force and turn it into action.  Junes third chakra was practically missing so that even if she was accessing her inspiration, she would not be able to turn her thoughts into action until it was rebuilt.

June’s aura was also dirty and sticky.  A dirty aura is indicative of a stuck feeling and lingering depression.  Conversely, a clear aura vibrates at a rate that helps us continually transform and be in the present.

Working with the Aura in RYSE

The vibration of the aura works with the principle of the law of entrainment.  The law of entrainment basically states that there is a tendency of vibrating bodies to seek the same level of vibration.  Like attracts like.  Therefore, if the aura is vibrating at a low level such as depression, it will attract to it substances, beliefs and attitudes to keep it vibrating at that level.

The rate the aura vibrates at is an indicator of the flow of the creative process within the individual.  The faster the vibration, the higher the level of creativity.  Through clearing and repairing the aura, we are changing the vibrational rate.

The dirty and stuck aura was vibrating at a rate that was attracting sugar to it.  (This applies to other addictions as well.) It was keeping June feeling unable to move and stuck in an unhealed place.  June’s aura was vibrating at a low rate making depression and the sugar cravings her comfort zone.

After RYSE 1, June felt lighter and like a different person. Her energy systems were cleared, repaired and aligned, including her clogged heart chakra, blown out 3rd chakra, blocked base chakra and sticky, dirty aura. She could feel her natural protection, her love and life force rather than her fear. In this clear state she felt she could move forward and act positively in her life.

RYSE Energy Results

A few weeks later I saw June again in RYSE 2.  She was smiling and glowing. She looked like a much happier and lighter person. The sugar cravings were gone, her fears had started to resolve themselves, her self-esteem was improving and she was starting to make positive changes in her life.  As I looked into her  energy systems, a lot of the repair had held and I was able to bring her to a higher level of clearing and alignment.

Through RYSE June has become the creator of her life and now has the tools and knowledge to successfully support and enhance her life force.

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Technology of RYSE

The Technology of RYSE

Energy Field Therapy for the Next Century

By Nancy Risley, RPP

I am frequently asked how does RYSE actually work to improve manifestation and why is it important to use these techniques?

           By looking at a person’s energy field you can tell how self realized that person is; how well they hold their power (or how they give it away) and where there are actual or potential physical problems.

      From studying the energy systems of realized beings and other people who were very adept at manifestation, I observed that their systems were very strong and functioning at a level of vitality and strength that ordinary people could not attain or sustain for very long except in the presence of these beings.

As I learned more about energy systems over the years of working with clients, I started to notice people with similar issues would have the same blocks in their energy fields.

      As we would work to bring their energy field into a clearer and more aligned state, the issues would disappear and they would move to new levels of realization and manifestation. This was particularly true for people who had been working on themselves for quite a while and had tried many forms of therapy to move towards realization. They had tried many things but they felt like there was still a missing piece that was holding them back.

      For instance, people who experience difficulty in standing up for themselves or are unable to commit to who they really are often have a will center chakra that would either be broken, blown out, clogged, or going backwards.

      They may have spent years in therapy working on various issues and taking assertiveness training, but they would keep falling back into the old patterns. But when the chakra was cleared and repaired they would almost immediately be able to stand up for themselves and hold their power better than they could before. They would then be able to apply their previous training and work more effectively.

      Another pattern has been for people who feel a lack of abundance, no matter how much they might have, to have a subtle energy pattern, the Ida or Pingala, blown out between the base and second chakra. They could take all sorts of abundance courses and try many different affirmations, but until the Ida and Pingala were repaired they could not get the feeling of abundance. These are just a couple of examples.

For every condition and issue there are corresponding energetic dysfunctions that can be corrected and there are combinations of  patterns that are also at play.

      For instance, although we may be working on a current issue and working with the current energy patterns in the body, there can also be historic patterns that are still in the memory of the body that need to be cleared and repaired.

      The energy patterns of our inner children at any age can effect our current energy patterns and must be cleared, otherwise the old patterns will come back at our weaker moments and effect our current patterns.

      In RYSE we can do major work on the various patterns that make up our life and that can give us the experience of how it feels to be in an aligned and clear space from which to manifest our highest potential.

      But how do we hold that state of alignment? That is up to you. That is why we also see RYSE as a basic training in how to Run Your Subtle Energies. To reap the fullest benefit of the training you must create the discipline in your life to use this technology on a regular basis.

      Some people are using the techniques six or more times a day and are getting very good results. Others are using it just a couple of times a day and also getting good results.

      However, if you think you can wait to use it until you need it, it is much harder to do. Once you have dropped into the lower vibrational state associated with blocked or unclear energy patterns, it is extremely hard to get things working without assistance.

     For this reason we encourage everyone to use this regularly. If you can’t do this and lose your alignment, listen to the Chakra Meditation One tape, made for the purpose of aligning. It may be enough to get you back to a level where you can do the rest of the clearing on yourself. If not, we recommend Polarity sessions and either the next RYSE or ARYSE that is available.

      Hopefully this will be helpful for all of you that are moving into higher levels of manifestation and self realization. One thing that is certain, as the challenges to survive on the planet increase, the only real solution is to learn to be clear aligned and balanced no matter what is going on around us. Keep up the good work and we look forward to continuing this journey together.

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