Written by: Christina Ross
Many times, either before or after a Polarity Treatment (Session) we have clients who are curious about the mechanics of the polarity process. As a polarity practitioner who also has a degree in physics, I’ve noticed some poignant similarities in basic atomic physics and the Polarity Principle. I’d like to offer some general physics information and break it down into 5 basic concepts that you can share with your clients.

Polarity Principle from a Physics point of View

Exploring the Polarity Principle from a physics point of view is best described by observing the 3 main parts of an atom (see figure 1). Atoms, which are the basic building blocks of matter, consist of protons (p+), neutrons (n) and electrons (e).  Protons, which have a positive (+) charge, can be considered rajasic in nature. Neutrons, which have a neutral charge, can be seen as sattvic and electrons, which have negative (-) charges are tamasic in nature.

The electrons orbit (really pulsate) around the nucleus, which consist of protons and neutrons of the atom, in a series of valence shells or energy levels (see figure 2). In a stable atom the number of electrons (- charge) is equal to the number of protons (+ charge), thus effectively producing and overall neutral charge in the atom. Polarity practitioners would consider this a sattvic state.

This sattvic state is not stagnate. It is the balance of constantly pulsating positive and negative poles. It is important to understand that atoms seek out stability just like the human body does (remember the “As Above — So Below” ideal?). In other words, nature craves a static or sattvic state, so it can return to source.

ln his book The Polarity Process1, Franklyn Sills explains this Source as Ether (State of Balance) that moves in the form of involution to disorder and evolution to order and health, then back to a stable or sattvic state. This pulsation, whether in an atom or the human body, creates energy fields. These energy fields are due to the transfer of charge from one body to another. The (+) charge of the proton is transferred through the neutral particle (neutron) to the (-) negative charge of the electron and back again. This energy is always conserved.

Albert Einstein made note of this in his famous formula:


He noted that mass (whether in an atom or a human body) and energy, (whether positively or negatively charged), are not conserved separately, but are conserved as a single entity called mass-energy. Hence, energy and mass are considered to be equivalent concepts. The energy of a body is equal to its mass and vice versa.

So now we understand that atoms pulsate, and these polar pulsations create energy fields. From these energy fields, electric currents are formed.

In Raymond Serway’s book Physics for Scientists and Engineers, he describes electric current as “the rate of flow of charge through some region of space”. So, from the (+) and (-) charges pulsating back and forth, creating energy fields, electric currents are formed. It’s important to note that Space (ether) is an important factor in the flow of energetic currents. Without space, energy cannot flow.

This electric current is the rate at which charges (+ and -) flow through space. Conventional physics tends to choose the rate of flow in the positive (+) direction as current, but either pulse (rajasic or tamasic) creates electrical current. Now apply this to the Polarity Model: Static or blocked energy, whether caused by stress and/or illness, prevents the flow of energy (electric current) in the human body. Therefore, no space ~ no energy flow. Polarizing (unblocking) the energy field creates a neutral or sattvic state in the body. Once the body has been returned to its neutral state, it’s then able to rejuvenate itself through balanced polar pulsations.

I realize this is a lot of information and is oriented more towards the practitioner than the client, so I’ve summarized it as follows:

  1. Our bodies are made up of atoms
  2. Atoms pulsate due to positive (+) and negative (-) charges (poles)
  3. Atomic pulsations create energy fields
  4. Through these energy fields run our body’s electric currents (from pole to pole)
  5. When currents are stagnated, constricted or blocked (due to stress and/or illness) then pain and disease set in – thus our work begins.

l hope this information is of some help in understanding the Body Electric. We are Polar beings, no doubt. And through our polarities we manifest the pulsations of life.


*Christina Ross is RPPip at the Carolina Polarity Institute for Energetic Studies. She has bachelors degrees in both Physics and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro


1Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 1990, Raymond A Serway, Copyright 1986

2 The Polarity Process, 2002, Frankly Sills. Copyright 1989