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Sensing Subtle Energy
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There are people who are especially gifted with the ability to see or sense subtle energy. Some of these people can see and decode subtle energy information that provides information regarding a person’s health, state of mind or emotional makeup. Others are finely attuned to the energy of places and yet others who can ‘receive’ information about one’s past history or future. The truth is that all types of energy sensitivity are part of a higher sense function that we all possess. And like any other sense it can be developed by anyone who takes time, learns the necessary skills and has the commitment.
Most of us may not see subtle energy, but we do sense its existence and respond to it on a daily basis. Much of our language even speaks to our unconscious experience of energetic states and events. The following questions will give you some awareness of how you are already experiencing energy.
- Do you ever get exhausted after spending time with certain people?
- Have you ever felt someone staring at you?
- Have you ever felt an instant dislike for someone?
- Do some people excite and energize you more than others?
- Do you ever know how someone is feeling before they tell you?
- Do you ever experience different feelings in different rooms in your home, or in other people’s homes?
- Have you ever had an initial impression that you talked yourself out of, only to find later that you were correct?
If you have had any of the above experiences, you have experienced subtle energy!
Subtle energy also exists in your environment. Just as with people, you sometimes feel more comfortable in one environment vs. another. Some environments are very nurturing and supportive while others may totally deplete or drain you.
Subtle energy is unseen energy. It may not be apparent or obvious to you, but you do feel it and you sense it.
You can practice sensing subtle energy all around you. Make it a point to notice the attributes, characteristics and details of areas and environments that make you feel great. Also notice what places deplete you or those where you simply don’t feel good. Just doing this simple awareness exercise can help increase your ability to sense subtle energy. It also help you to make better choices and improve your health, relationships and life as you have broader awareness about what feeds you and what detracts from you.
Subtle energy can be easy to experience. It’s a matter of tuning in to who and what is around you and paying attention to ALL your senses. Your senses are like antennae, sending you signals and different messages.
As a beginning skill for building your energy reserves and avoiding depletion, make it a habit to spend more time in spaces that nurture you and places that make you feel great. As much as is reasonable and possible avoid places that bring you down, make you uncomfortable or stressed. Building your energy is an unselfish act! When you feel great, you help others feel great!
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CHANGE! We all know it’s an inevitable and necessary fact of life.
In fact it is something we face each day. The world, our environment and even our inner worlds—our thoughts, feelings and beliefs— are in constant flux.
Change can be positive or negative, big or small, swift or gradual, welcome or unwanted. No matter what its quality however, it does still seem to jar us and create some level of uneasiness, uncertainty and fear!
When we can learn to embrace change and allow ourselves to dance gracefully with it, we become more comfortable with ourselves and the world. We can even learn to invite change and enjoy rather than fear it!
Here are some ideas about managing change that may help you on your way through times of change and transition.
1. Identify ways to feel in charge of the process.
You may not be in charge of it all but there are usually areas where you can begin to exercise some level of competence or sense that you are managing it instead of having it manage you. Taking even a small positive action helps you feel empowered and less like a victim of circumstances.
2. Realize that there are stages to change.
Let yourself be where you are and adopt appropriate solutions for that stage.
Creatively choose how you want to navigate the territory you are in at the moment.
- Dissolution of the familiar
- Shock, confusion, doubt, fear and anxiety
- Aspects of identity and life are shifting
- BREATHE; grieve losses; indulge in extra tender loving self-care
- Allow and process feelings; let go of resistance
- Remain open to learning new skills to rise to new challenges
- Anger can be a sign that your energy is thawing out
- Process all feelings related to change
- Conscious awareness enhances strength and personal power
- Healthy choices re: channeling feeling facilitates healthy control
- Anger can be useful to mobilize new action plans
- Integrate new abilities, skills, emotions or beliefs
- Acclimate to your new circumstances
- Enjoy arriving past the trauma
- Congratulate yourself on new learning!
- Identify and emphasize strengths discovered
In any time of transition is it essential to remember to be kind with yourself and release self judgments and inner violence. Be sure to practice being in the moment without critical thoughts.
You can take your time, acknowledge where you are in your process, choose to see transition as an adventure or a mystery to unravel and match your response with the stage of your journey. Above all, stay in touch with the emotions that are part of your future goal…keep your eye on the prize…there is always a beginning, a middle and an end to everything…even change!