Energy flows in and out of everything. It’s not just something that comes through the electric power lines. It’s in the air, the water, the earth and in US. Everything IS energy AND energy flows through everything. We do create some of our own...but more flows through us than we could ever create.
To live the most amazing life and to feel really great: recognize, connect with and allow the flow to move FREELY through you! Everyone’s experience of energy flow is different. Whatever way you come to the experience, it can amaze you. You’ll wonder what you were doing before you learned about letting it flow. Whether you know it or not, whether you intentionally feel it or not, energy IS flowing through you, right now! When energy is free moving, it increases our vitality, our excitement and our movement through life.
Energy in action
Energy flows in (and sometimes out) through the top of your head, down through your body and out through your hands and feet. Generally, the flow is top down but it can flow in and out of our bodies in all directions. It flows in, co-mingles with the things in our body (thoughts, emotions, cells, matter such as food) and then moves out.
Think about an artist or a writer. They get in the “flow”. When they are in the “creative flow”, energy comes in, mingles with their specific set of thoughts, talents, emotions and vision and then comes out through them, into existence as a new creation on paper or in whatever way they express themselves.
When they speak of being “blocked”, it means that something, probably negative thoughts or emotions have temporarily impeded the flow through them.
Another example is an angry person. They have the flow happening, it comes through, mingles with their anger and negative thoughts and then comes out of them often in the form of violence or negative talk. Or what is worse; they don’t release the energy that is now co-mingled with their negativity and they simmer and simmer until something sets them off and they release it. BOOM! Energy must be released. It will come in and it WILL go out.
If you have a lot of negative emotions, thoughts, beliefs inside you, the energy flow will be slowed because negativity feeds on energy. It gets stuck and the product, released externally or kept internally, won’t be pretty. Positivity feeds on energy too…yet the outcome is far friendlier. Makes sense, doesn’t it? We have full dominion over what comes out of us.
Children are another great example- Why do they have so much energy? Because it flows through them easily. They don’t have any worries. They are not weighed down by all their angst, fear and anger. They are free of limitations of the mind or blocks to their energy. And they are amazing creators because they have not had their creativity judged or quashed. They do not criticize themselves yet. They have not learned to compare themselves to others, to think themselves unworthy. They are just in the flow of energy. It moves through them and they say what they think, feel what they feel, create what they like and don’t filter as adults do with a bunch of shoulds and shoudn’ts and harsh self judgments.
Getting a sense of your energy
To begin to get a sense or a feeling of the energy, think of yourself as a conduit, channel, pipe or tube. Close your eyes and imagine it coming down through your head (which it is always doing) and then sense/feel it filtering down through your body, out through your hands and feet. Give the energy a color if you like.
Get still for a moment and just sense it. Concentrate on your hands for a minute and the feeling of it moving out of your hands. Then focus on your feet. Feel the energy moving out through your feet.
Now, see it flowing, never stopping and while you’re feeling/sensing/seeing it, imagine where it might get blocked. Use your intuition and your creativity. You might be surprised by what ideas come to you. Keep track of where you sense/feel/see a block. Common places for blocks are the head, heart and gut. Those are easy: thoughts (head), emotions (in and around the heart), Self-esteem or digesting food (gut).
So if you sense a block in your head, work on the thoughts that you consistently entertain. If you sense a block in your heart, work on your healing your emotions. If you sense it in your gut, work on self esteem- releasing blocks and eating cleaner healthier foods and drinking lots of water. Energy can easily get blocked or stuck by food that digests slowly or is made of unnatural ingredients.
Becoming a clear conduit
In order to be a clear channel and to consistently raise your vibration which is what happens when energy is moving un-impeded, you’ll want to think about what is IN your body, heart and mind on a consistent basis. Work on clearing and cleansing your body of negative stuff, material and otherwise.
- A clean and clear conduit had lots of water moving through in addition to energy.
- The food you ingest should be healthy, fresh and natural.
- Getting up and moving your body will also dramatically increase the flow of energy. This is clear to see with children when we tell them to “go run off that energy!” Or the angry or frustrated person who is able to release some of their energy with exercise. Find some version or type of movement or exercise that feels good to you. Haven’t found one? Keep trying. Something will feel good to you. Perhaps it’s dancing or bouncing on a trampoline, swimming or joining an aerobics class. What ever gets you moving, will help increase your energy flow.
- Identify what you're still carrying. Then forgive and release old hurts.
- Get clear about what you control and what you don’t.
- Strengthen your self-love.
- Purify your emotional intentions.
- Release yourself and others from ego-control.
- Become the embodiment of compassion.
- Open your heart and learn to express love to people other than your family and friends.
- Work through your fears.
- Be vigilant about negative self-talk.
- Fully accept compliments. Let them really sink in.
- Know that the mind is an amazing tool, when directed, it creates in the direction of your intention, left to its own devices, it keeps going, often returning to old thoughts and patterns.
- Recognize that all un-intended thoughts just rise and fall and you do not have to follow them where they go.
- Learn to meditate.
- Work on seeing/thinking the positive aspects of every situation.
- Be aware of what you are feeding into your mind. It is just like a computer: Junk In, Junk out.
- Remember that thoughts become things.
- Think nice, creative, expansive, happy thoughts whenever possible.
Ours and other people’s energy
When you shake a new person’s hand...you’ll feel their grip and their skin...but you may also get a pulse of energy, maybe something electric or something exciting. Maybe you get a sense about their personality, their energy: vibrant or dense, happy or depressed, etc. We don’t have to touch another to get a sense of their energy, though. Just being in their presence can give you a very clear picture. Some people are able to see another's energy as well.
Perhaps you have people in your life that drain you. People who drain others, (often called energy vampires) don’t care to or haven’t learned how to express energy positively. They use their own energy but seem to need more than is supplied to them, so they suck it out of others. They may have something so emotionally negative inside them (that may or may not be expressed) that all their energy is used up to feed the thing inside them... they then come and try and get your energy, often un-intentionally.
What about folks who perk you up? How do they do that? They have found a way to take the energy that flows through them and to give it back out to the world in a positive manner. That’s all. It’s a choice. It all has to do with how they are filtering their energy, what they create with their energy: positive creation or negative creation or even neutral creation.
So which are you?
Now that you know how to let energy flow through you more freely, what will you do with your creative energy? It’s all yours to create the life you want. Everything we see around us came into existence through nature or through humanity. You too have that power: to create! Let the energy flow, rid yourself of limiting beliefs and emotions and stand back...the most powerful force in the universe is creative energy and it flows right through YOU. How will you use it?
Hope Tackaberry is a Stress Management and Personal Development coach who lives in Austin, TX. Prior to moving into the field of personal development, she worked in politics and on capitol hill. Having experienced politics from the inside out, she decided to recommit her life in a different direction: toward helping others create a life of joy and inner peace. She offers personal coaching and seminars for groups and corporations.