Paying attention to your subtle energy is profound…and highly effective self care!
Common sense methods help to build and strengthen our energy. Sunlight, exercise, fresh air, healthy food, eating less and more frequently are all general approaches we can use to impact our energy in a positive way. In addition, methods such as Aromatherapy, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and breathwork are more specific practices that contribute in a positive way to develop and fortify our energy. There are also many other tools and techniques you can learn and easily integrate into your life to restore and rejuvenate your energy.
Generally our energy is a product of genetics, food, environment and universal energy. Our modern way of life has become reliant on only food and respiration as an energy source. Digesting food and our typical methods of breathing are actually inefficient means of acquiring energy.
We have forgotten how to absorb energy directly into and through our energy field. Our vibratory frequency has lowered as a result. This is a strong contributor to our problems with stress, fatigue and illness. Stress impacts our system, but the converse is also true: when our energy is compromised we have a more difficult time responding to life in a strong and positive manner, displaying what has been labeled “stress hardiness”.
Consider the amount of energy you spend everyday. Then consider the amount you replenish through healthy relationships, food, activity, environment, deep relaxation and restorative practices (energy based practices). Do you think you have an abundance or a deficit?
When we do not care for our energy we deplete it from our stores. It is then that illness and problems can take hold. Just as our bodies get nourishment from food, so our auras can and need to receive nourishment.
Awareness of how we are mis-spending our energy is a first step to restoring and strengthening it. What are some ways that you could shift your habits to embrace more energy positive practices?
Energy, External and Internal Environments
There are many things in our daily lives that deplete our energy. Heat, artificial light, dissonant, loud or harsh sound, electricity, computers, and junk food are some examples. Those are all probably things that you really do know if you stop and think about it.
What is less well known is that stress, blocked negative emotions, unhealed emotional trauma, negative thinking, worry, fear, and negative or toxic interactions with others also unbalance our fields.
Examples of the latter are: people and situations that do not honor who you are, respect you, or contribute to your well being. Think about how you feel after being with someone who criticizes, belittles or berates you. You know it does not feel good but you may not have thought about it directly affecting your energy and therefore the whole of your being.
Here’s another situation that we all often find ourselves in—until we become more conscious! How do you feel when you find yourself doing something you really did not want to do, that was not in accord with who you are or where you wanted to be. Have you ever gone along with someone or something and felt a sense of inner tension because you didn’t want to participate or you didn’t believe in what you were doing? We all have at one time or another.
When we begin to understand that these types of situations weaken and even distort our field, perhaps it becomes easier to choose more wisely, on our own behalf or at least self correct after the event. A weakened auric field leaks energy. That is not healthy for us and ultimately not good for the others involved either.
The best way to protect ourselves in every aspect of our lives is to develop a strong vibrant energy field so we are not as vulnerable to negative or discordant energies. This involves commitment and practice as well as awareness regarding the choices we make each day.
Bring more awareness to your daily activities and interactions. Begin to notice how you feel in response to them. How you feel provides you with clues as to what is happening in your energy system. People, places, and practices that contribute to feelings of buoyancy, fullness, aliveness all help build and strengthen energy.
The state of your energy is reflected in the situations and circumstances of your life.
What are you noticing? Do you have a deficit or an abundance or an abundance of energy? What is dragging you down? What can you eliminate? What can you put in place to begin to build strong positive energy? What will it take for you to make a choice on your own behalf to care deeply for yourself in this way? What blocks you from making that choice?
Once we care for our own supplies and reserves of energy we can be more fully present to our lives, healthier, more successful and more helpful to others.