There is no doubt that the Ankh has other meanings – probably more than most symbols that exist. Along with the Life symbolism, it is also seen as representing unity. Many like to say it signifies unity between male and female.
Importantly, it signifies the unity between the visible Sun and the Earth and, more than that, between the Invisible Sun (the Source of Life) and us Humans.
In the image above, there is an Ankh incorporated within the Sun, and its rays are extending an Ankh to the nostril of Pharaoh Akhenaton. The Ankh is quite often pictured being held to a person’s nose. This concurs with the words in Genesis, where God breathes life into man’s nostrils. Life comes to us from the Sun and it pervades the Earth’s atmosphere.
While trying to avoid playing semantics, let’s consider that the words ‘force’ and ‘energy’ are different things. Electricity is energy. Magnetism is a force. Often they are thought of together, as with electromagnetism. Forces can act on energy and create fields.
The Vital Life Force is just that – a force. In the case of humans, Cosmic Force makes, shapes and holds together the spirit energy in the psyche. This in turn maintains the physical body.
The thing that makes humans different from other life on Earth is that our psyche acts as a receptacle for the “I Am.” That is our divine Self – the immortal essence of our being.