The Vagus Nerve and its Role in Manifesting Love in Life and Seminars
INEH CONFERENCE 2013 (a revised version)
Early in my Esoteric Healing practice in rural Vermont I realized that the issues affecting the majority of my clients were nervous system related. After exploring a variety of ways to calm and soothe the nervous system, I eventually found that work relating to the vagus nerve best brought the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems into balance and released constriction in the shock triangle.
The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and comprises 90% of the Parasympathetic Nervous System fibers. It arises from the midbrain and brings calm to the organs of the body from the lateral aspect of hemispheres of the brain and the larynx to the digestive organs of the lower abdomen allowing them to function more effectively. The origins of the vagus nerve are in the midbrain of the brain stem. See diagram.
The vagus nerve is also vitally important as the major directing agent of Soul energy. Djwhal Khul (D.K.) in Esoteric Healing, p. 122, says:
“For the average disciple, before there is complete soul control and monadic direction, the major directing agent, via the brain, is the vagus nerve, along which the energies (entering via the head centre) are distributed to the rest of the body.”
In other words the vagus nerve is the primary link between spirit and matter for the majority of us at this time. It distributes the love and consciousness energy of soul through our bodies via our organs.
To allow you to become better acquainted with the route of this most important nerve through your body, I invite you to feel into your body as I take you on a journey through it.
I suggest that you begin by aligning and attuning as if you were going to work on yourself. Then, feeling love and appreciation for your vagus nerve, hold the intention to allow your vagus to be moved to a new level of continuity and relaxation.
Take some deep breaths feeling our bodies relax more deeply with each out breath.
Think “brain stem” and feel into your brain stem at the top of your spine at the level of your ears and hold it in an attitude of love and appreciation. This may feel like pressure at the top of your throat.
Continuing to hold an attitude of love ask your left and right vagus nuclei in the back of the brainstem to light up so you can feel where they are.
Now feel the nerves leave the brainstem and continue down either side of your neck to the top of your sternum where there is a network of nerves called a plexus. Feel the energy of the plexus that is the location of your vagus nerve minor. From there feel this etheric love energy going into the middle of each lung and sending its relaxing energy throughout the lungs and bronchi. Feel the energy going to your heart organ bringing relaxation. Then also sense this calming energy flowing to the kidneys on either side of the spine at the bottom of the rib cage behind the stomach.
Now feel the vagus nerve energy moving along the esophagus down through the diaphragm to the plexus below the solar plexus that we call the minor below the solar plexus. From here gently follow the energy of relaxation as it moves to the liver on the right, the stomach and spleen on the left, and the pancreas below the stomach. Feel energy flow into your small intestine in the middle of your belly and into your colon remembering the web of vagus energy that relaxes your digestive tract and allows your food to be digested and eliminated.
Now returning to the brain stem, feel the energy from the vagus nuclei flow now to larynx and the lateral aspects of the hemispheres around the ears.
Pause and feel your whole body. Can you feel the relaxation that a loving focus on the vagus can bring to your organs and musculature? Let us acknowledge this as the light of our soul moving through us. We can bring this light to our clients according to the will of their soul.