As seen on itsdatenight.com - ENERGY: Woo woo magic or a simple fact of life?
Do you believe in the power of your energy? Do you understand what that even means?
We are all capable of creating immense positive change in this world. When we believe in our own capabilities and are not derailed with every bump, trip or failure, almost anything is possible. What I continue to notice in myself and in others is our tendency to be our own worst critic and this is the largest obstacle to overcome. A bump in the road becomes a tragedy because of our shame, self-doubt and habitual negative self-talk. I am curious to know more about this self-sabotage cycle we fall victim to. There is a big difference between reflecting and learning with compassion versus ruminating and stewing with regret or anger.
Whatever you focus on, you create more of. Where your mind goes, energy flows. I am committed to empowering my mind and body to focus on the good, to learn from mistakes and find motivation in missteps, and to spend the majority of my day in gratitude and creativity. This takes practice and self-discipline, and I want to share this roadmap with all of you.
Do you believe in the power of your energy? Do you understand what that even means? The conversation around energy has picked up in frequency lately. As is the case with mostly everything, it can be easily misunderstood.
I had someone ask me recently, “Do you believe in energy healing?” My short answer, YES. However, it is worth expanding on because energy healing can be many different things, and it is not necessarily mystical or out of reach for the average person. Your breath is energy, and when in a state of calm, your deep belly breath has the ability to heal you – as it calms your nervous system and decreases the stress hormone, Cortisol. Your connection with your loved ones is held and fostered with energy, and a heartfelt embrace or offer of support can heal you – as the chemical Oxytocin strengthens your heart. We are surrounded by energy, we are made up of energy, and we emit energy based on what we think, say and do. You are communicating inwardly and externally with your body language, whether you realize it or not.
“Atoms are made out of vortices of energy. That means molecules, which are made up of atoms, are vortices of energy as well; so cells, which are made up of molecules, are also vortices of energy; and finally, human beings, each of whom is made up of trillions of cells, are…vortices of energy” Bruce Lipton, The Honeymoon Effect.
Energy is a powerful tool to pay attention to. The Law of Attraction states that our energy is contagious, and we attract more of what we put out into the world. A simple truth that brings purpose and intention into daily life. But what do we do with this information? And how do we shift our energy when we realize we are not emitting the vibes we want to receive back?
“Everything is energy. Your thought begins it, your emotion amplifies it and your action increases the momentum.” – unknown
The biggest shift in my own energy happened once I began to notice and build awareness around the connection between my self-talk, my body language and how I felt. When I am in a state of limitation; telling myself I am not good enough, judging myself harshly, or shaming myself for something I did or didn’t do, my body language becomes closed and I feel heavy and powerless. Naturally, the energy I am emit in this state does not attract powerful gamechangers into my life. When I am in a state of power and confidence; my thoughts are focused on gratitude, creativity and possibility, while my body language is open, relaxed and receptive to my environment. The energy I emit in this state is empowering, inviting and supportive, and I attract more powerful, positive and influential people into my world.
The beautiful thing about this is that we all have moments of greatness. We all have experienced moments of high-vibration, confident and empowering energy. Each time we do, we leave a bread crumb trail to make our way back. The difference between those who experience this state more and more versus those who stay victim to low-vibration energy and living, is simple: practice and intention.
To clarify, I am not advocating for naivety or to ignore reality with a constant goofy smile. Rather, high-vibration energy is the ability to rise above the momentary struggle, to see possibility, growth and beauty even in the darkest moments. It is the confidence to show up strong with pure intent, without blame and without the need to be perfect. It is the ability to tap into contentment and gratitude while still acknowledging that there is (always) room for more.
How do we do this?
1. Take time each morning (or at least at some point in your day), to slow down and check in with yourself. Notice how you are feeling. Tune into the sensations happening inside and outside of you. What kind of energy are you emitting? Observe your thought patterns and ask yourself if what you are saying is serving you to the best of your ability. Choose a direction for your thoughts and energy to go and create some actions to stand strong in your power, creating momentum. This simple act of grounding, connecting and re-directing your mind towards power and balance will create a noticeable shift. Do this daily for three weeks and you will never turn back.
2. Practice being in flow. Ideally, we want a strong beginning (a morning routine and Intention set), a strong ending (an evening routine of reflection, learning, gratitude and surrender), and a flexible and flowing middle. We need time to just be, to live, love, experience, play, push and pull, otherwise, we lose sight of what it is to be alive. Too much of anything is not a good thing. Build structure in your self-study process so that you have a sustainable and balanced approach to your day.
The Law of Attraction is one of the most powerful concepts I have adopted as a core belief in my life. I choose to trust in divine timing, to make leaps and have confidence in my ability to build and fly, and to focus on my own energy as a catalyst for positive change in this world. Energy is contagious. By focusing on my own self-love, passions, purpose and play, my energy heals the world, as will yours! So yes, I believe in Energy Healing, because I am energy, and I have the ability to heal.