Energy. Everything is energy. Your thought begins it, your emotion amplifies it and your action increases the momentum. The Chinese term for energy is "chi," which means life force energy. I believe energy is our more valuable resource.
Energy is not just the amount of physical strength you have at the gym. The field of energy around the body is an extension of the electrical energy of the nervous system. The brain is an electrical generator with its own field of energy that extends away from the physical body. So is the heart. Many cultures and disciplines recognize this field and give it other names. When people discuss auras, chakras, life force or chi, they are possibly talking about this same energy field.
Have you ever walked into a room where the energy is just funky and low? Or perhaps you have walked into a high-vibe space that feels so positive and peaceful? Or maybe you have had a conversation where you just felt drained by listening to someone else’s problems? In all three scenarios, your energy field was affected.
Our energy is being affected all the time. Whether you are conscious about it or not. There is always an exchange of energy going on. Not only with people, but with spaces and even thoughts. On the good side, the same kind of energy transfer happens when you spend time with positive people that uplift you.
The human energy system includes the upward and downward flow of universal energy into the human body and the seven major chakras, or energy vortices, which attach to the spinal column. These and other parts of our energy system are very dynamic and change quickly based on what we think and feel.
If our thoughts are not positive, our energy system reacts by pulling in negative energy and can become blocked. Old behavior patterns repeat themselves, preventing us from moving towards our greatest intentions. When our energy system is clear, however, we are able to project positive energy, one of the key elements required to fulfill the law of attraction.
I'm sure you've heard about the Law of attraction- the universal energy which obeys the science of physics based on these three principles:
1) everything is energy;
2) energy follows thought;
3) what you focus on you get more of.
We are like cosmic magnets. Our thoughts and feelings send out a vibration, and universal energy matches our vibration. Naturally, you want to protect your energy and decide what you want to use it for.
When we feel good is the best time to manifest what we want because our energy system is running at peak cycle. Since our energy is beaming positive vibrations outward, we get back more positive vibrations from the Universe.
It is a responsibility to both yourself and others to take care of your energetic field. The more energy you harness and use for your goals and the greater good -the more you are able to have a positive impact/help others. Being in a weird energy space impacts everything around you, so you want to be mindful about your energy. When you are energy-depleted, it is more difficult to manage your emotions, think positive thoughts and stay healthy.
Well, the answer is whatever works for YOU. Spend enough time with yourself so that you get to know the things that UPLIFT you.
The first thing you can do is become aware of what drains your energy. When you are feeling stuck or in a weird energy funk do not panic. Remind yourself that YOU are in charge of your energy. Even if someone else’s actions upset you- what is yours is YOURS. To grow spiritually, it is important to know you create your own reality.
For me, I first get a clear and calm mind. I take a few deep breaths. I know myself, so depending on what I need, I just go for it. Sometimes it is a powerful meditation or doing a quick 15-minute yoga flow from home. Other times it is just taking a walk in nature or grabbing a matcha latte or any other high-vibe drink.
I do whatever needs to be done to get my energy back to center. If I have the time I just get into self-love/treating myself mode. I go get a massage to get myself into a better head space. Just do whatever feels good for YOU, but do something about it.
-Clear static energy by smudging yourself
Smudging is an ancient practice that gets rid of negative energies and put you back into a state of balance, peace and harmony. When burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.
You can use white sage cedar, sweet grass, palo santo or any other burning herb. If you are at the office or somewhere you can’t burn, don’t worry- there are some amazing smudge sprays (I confess to keep one in my purse/nightstand at all times).
-Attune your vibration
With focus & intention you can shape energy into any direction. Energy has rhythm, frequency and vibration. When you focus your intention with purposeful calm, your ability to shape energy in the desired direction is magnified.
-Get rid of energy leaks
This is very important. Become aware of your energy leaks. We can cause a leak of our energy in little ways or in really major ways. It might be something as simple as procrastinating something and getting annoyed every time you are reminded of the task, or something as big as being worried and focusing your attention in the future. It's really worth spending some time examining where you might be leaking energy so you can start plugging up the leaks.
-What you focus on expands
Be intentional on what you focus on!!!!
-You attract things and people of a similar vibration
So make sure you are vibing high
-Your higher vibration lifts the energy around you
Be mindful about giving this world good energy
-Plug up the holes that you are leaking energy from.
Stop leaking your energy and show up with everything you’ve got.