Subtle Energy Competency Opens Up a Deeper World
Authenticity, authentic power, presence, intuition, communication, being in the present moment/NOW…what all of these terms have in common is that they are mediated through our energy system….as is every other aspect of our existence.
I heard a phrase this week from spiritual teacher Thomas Huebl that I really like a lot: “subtle energy competence”. In trying to communicate the importance and functions of the energy in simple terms I have most commonly used words like energy management. That phrase never felt like quite hit the mark for me like the phrase “subtle energy competence”. The latter seems to communicate that there is a phenomenon that belongs to us that can be mastered and used in a way that benefits.
Subtle Energy Competency Leads to Higher Level Functions
Many contemporary spiritual teachers speak about the time we are living in as a time of transition to a new world where our level of Being will need an upgrade in order to flourish.
Some say we are becoming a new kind of human, one with faculties beyond the five senses that are familiar to us. Others speak about the necessity of this so we expand consciousness to cope with modern life, as well as to have a higher capacity for solving problems and rising to challenges.
One thing that feels really true to me is that this is a time to develop and blend our spiritual and human selves.
Subtle Energy Competency Underlies Our Evolving Potential
From my perspective what underlies all of the concepts like living in the present moment, having presence, being present, being able to release old wounds, communication, intuition, authenticity, and authentic power is how we inhabit and manage our energy. Addressing any one of these areas through intellect or willpower makes for a bumpy, frustrating ride. Learning the language of subtle energy and developing some degree of skill goes directly to the source of things and provides the greatest amount of leverage to influence all aspects of your life.
Energy, how it streams through us, vibrates out into the world, attracts/repels, moves between people, affects and creates our world ….this is the invisible conversation going on below normal awareness and powerfully affecting our lives whether we are aware or not…it seems only wise to get in on the conversation!
Here’s a simple way to begin to be more aware of the invisible conversation going on in your life: For the next week make it a point to tune into how various environments feel. Notice how they affect your body and mood. You can do the same with people. This simple expansion of awareness is the start of tuning into how subtle energy is flowing in your life…AND it is the beginning of subtle enrgy competency!