The notion of energetic awareness is an important concept in kinesiology. It is similar to the sociological idea of the tipping point. Tipping points are “the levels at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable.” Gladwell defines a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point." Malcolm Gladwell’s book of the same name attempts to explain the ‘mysterious’ sociological changes that mark everyday life. As Gladwell states, "Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do.” Why? Because they are all made of the same stuff.
When working with inherited energetic imbalances such as diseases or chronic conditions practitioners of kinesiology have discovered that when balancing the energy of one family member, it has a flow-on or ‘tipping point’ effect for three generations up and down the family tree. For example, if I suffer from inherited asthma, and I work on balancing this inherited energetic blockage, not only will I benefit but other sufferers in my family three generations above and below me will also benefit.
This echoes the philosophy espoused in the bible in Exodus 34:5-8 – when the Lord passes in front of Moses and tells him: “I do not leave the guilty unpunished. I punish the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the 3rd and 4th generation." To me, this speaks not of religion, but of energetic medicine. This could be interpreted to mean the individual’s fears and personal traumas are passed onto their offspring if they are not healed.
Religion often has the effect of causing divides between people along ethnic, cultural and gendered lines – when in fact we are all different facets of the same glittering diamond. And that glittering diamond is energy or consciousness, if you like.