Think about walking into a room full of people who are giving off good energy. They are smiling, kind, welcoming—you can feel what they are putting out into the world and want to be a part of it.
Alternately, think about a room full of people who are scowling, complaining, angry, etc. The energy in that room does not feel good and you are going to want to get away from it as soon as possible.
This is a small glimpse into the powerful energy fields within all of us at work. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, medical anthropologist and psychologist Alberto Villoldo, is here to expand on that notion and what it means to support your luminous body. He is a longtime friend and colleague of mine who has spent decades traveling the world to learn ancient shamanic wisdom.
Alberto has made it his mission to learn from the people who sense the spaces between things and perceive the luminous strands that animate all life. Alberto is founder of the world-renowned Four Winds Society and of the Light Body School. In his teachings and writings, he shares the experience of infinity and its ability to heal and transform us, to free us from the temporal chains that keep us fettered to illness, old age, and disease. Alberto has authored several incredible books and his latest, Grow A New Body, was just released.
As we dive into our conversation, Alberto shares what it means to upgrade our luminous body, or energy field. Just as we need to upgrade the software on our computer if we want it to run smoothly, we need to also improve our energetic health if we want to change the course of our internal software and physical health, like redirecting our likelihood of genetic predispositions.
The body that we inhabit needs to act as fertile soil for us to access our subtle energetic fields; to support that soil we need to give it the right information, through things like nutrients, movement, sleep, detoxification, and mindfulness. When we take the steps to bring all these different components of wellness together, we are able to feel whole, connected, and truly alive in body, mind, and spirit.
You can grow a new body, Alberto has done it! His years of travel left him plagued with parasites; his liver was barely functioning, his heart had holes in it, and he had a parasitic infection in his brain; now he feels better than ever. I’ve done it too—I’m 59 but my biological age, as reflected by telomere length, is only 39. It is possible to heal your body and change the way you age, we’re going to tell you how.
You’ll be fascinated by this week’s episode, I hope you’ll tune in.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD