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Understanding and managing energy

In Mind and Movement by Heather PriceLeave a Comment

For many years now, I have been aware of a vibrational energy field that surrounds the physical body. I call this an energy tank.

As an energy healing practitioner, I have had many opportunities to watch what happens when I assist a person to fill their energy tank. They immediately feel energised and more optimistic. My interest in energy has led me to understand that each person has a different way to fill up their energy tank quickly. There are a variety of ways to do this.

What fills your energy tank?

If you are not able to answer that question almost immediately, then I would like to suggest you take some time to find out. Once you have found out, you can consciously spend time creating more energy in your life and help others to do the same. Here are a few ideas that may stimulate and inform your self-enquiry.

You feel energised when you:

  • take time for yourself and do what you like to do most
  • are listened to, and you feel affirmed and validated by people you love when they listen to you well
  • listen to yourself, and acknowledge and validate your own feelings and experiences
  • have helped someone else and know you have made a difference
  • have spent time in gratitude, reflecting on the many blessings around you
  • listen to music that you love
  • dance and express your spirit openly and freely
  • have someone you love spend time with you, doing what you love to do
  • are receiving or giving an open-hearted hug
  • have a chance to express honestly who you really are, and how you walk the earth
  • are truly living in the present moment
  • ore true to yourself, and say yes, or no, honestly
  • remind yourself you are meant to be here, and everything is divine and perfect, just as it is
  • believe in your dreams. Have clear goals in place that show you are doing your best to meet them
  • clearly know and trust why you are doing what you are doing. Be aware of how it will be of benefit to yourself and others
  • have created something that adds beauty to your environment
  • have offered loving kindness to someone, with no expectation of anything in return
  • choose to be optimistic with your thoughts, intentions, words, and actions
  • smile, or help someone else to smile.

What empties your energy tank?

Not only is it important to know how to fill your energy tank, it is also beneficial to know what empties it. Something that is guaranteed to drain your energy tank very quickly is ‘condemnation’. A wise old man once shared with me the horrific story about his childhood and I asked him how he ever came to forgive his father for the way he had treated him as a child. He not only forgave him, but offered his father loving kindness as he needed help in his old age. His answer was: “I never had to forgive him, because I learned not to condemn him, as it was a waste of my precious energy”.

When you learn how to conserve energy by not wasting it, everything gets easier, and you find you can stay in the flow, even when there is turmoil around you.

Here are a few suggestions to stay in flow that you might like to consider:

  • Let go of worry, because worrying only attracts more things to worry about.
  • Don’t get hooked into other people’s business; learn to believe in them and trust in their journey instead.
  • Accept the things that are out of your control, and surrender these over to your higher power, the Universe, or the God/Goddess of your understanding.
  • Remember, when you are pulled up on your journey, that life is cyclic, and that what you are facing now will pass in divine time.
  • Go inwards, rather than outwards, for your answers, making sure you connect with your all-knowing wise self, rather than your inner victim or self critic.
  • Be present to a challenging experience, doing all you can to illuminate it in love and light, rather than pushing it into the darkness where it can grow and silently eat away at you.
  • When you have spoken words you regret or that have the potential to drain your energy or harm another, catch them in mid-air and send them down to the earth to be transformed into more positive and optimistic thoughts and words.
  • Don’t waste energy – release it to a place deep in the earth, and ask for it to be transformed into something useful – anger into awareness and personal power; fear into faith and courage; grief in acceptance, and so on.
  • Pause before you think, for your very thoughts are energy, and can drain or fill you with more energy.
  • Don’t assume you have got it right, or assume that you have been understood and heard. Check in and check it out with the source of where the information has come from, or is going to. Clarity and clear communication save energy.
  • Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today, saving precious time and energy in the long run.
  • Know that fear is a normal emotion. Its power is rapidly reduced when you remember to trust in yourself, and your journey. And also when you learn to smile at the paradox and irony of life.
  • Go easy, once step at a time, and reap the rewards of your patience and perseverance.
  • Realise you have a have a heart to think with, as well as a mind.
  • Try to hang out with like-hearted people who top your energy field up, rather than deplete it.

Remember, don’t regret

Perhaps the most effective way to conserve energy is not to waste it by looking back with regret, or too far forward with anticipation. Learn not to create drama or set yourself up for disappointment by spending too much of your precious time in either of these places, unless you do this consciously to benefit your present experience. Remember that the past is rich with history. And the future is filled with mystery. And that staying present will set you free. By being grounded in what is happening around you right now, you will reconnect more easily with the energetic flow of divine timing and divine order.

Go well, in love and gratitude always, and in all ways.

About the author

Heather Price

Heather aspires to inspire spirited living, loving and leading, the shamanic way, with 'Shamanic Path and Practice'.

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