In my post about grounding, I talked about how our energy bodies can be like little sponges, picking up energy from other people — people we talk to, care for, or interact with. That entry talked about the importance of clearing or grounding those outside energies away after each day. But just as we pick up other people’s energy, we often give our energy to other people, events, or projects. Sometimes we leave our energy there, in the past, where it really does us no good. In order to keep our energy levels high, we need to fill back up with us!
The only moment that we have to work with is the present. When our energy is in the past, or the future, or with mom, or with your latest craft project, or planning dinner, we don’t have as much energy available to work with in the present moment. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it before — we are excited about a new project, or we have a family member or situation we’re worried about, and so our energy is focused there while we try to move throughout our day and complete our day-to-day tasks. We find ourselves becoming sloppy, unable to concentrate, and feel completely wiped out by the end of the day.
It doesn’t do us any good to keep our energy anywhere but right inside our body and aura. It’s been said that worry is a misuse of imagination. I say energy directed anywhere except the present moment is a cheat to ourselves and the lives we’re creating.
So many of us in the healing field struggle with this. We worry about our clients, or we continuously try to problem-solve other’s situations while we’re going through the motions of present day activities. Even those outside the healing field can relate — we’ve all experienced a loved one who is going through a tough time, and often we feel emotionally connected or responsible for their well-being. Often, we keep our thoughts or prayers with them and forget about the quality and importance of our own attention in the present moment.
Guess what — that doesn’t serve either party.
If my energy is with one of my sick clients, not only is it not with me, but it’s also clogging up their space and keeping them from being able to find their most authentic self and their own healing solution. It is always best to keep our energy with us so that we can use the power of the present moment to direct all of our energy to the focal point at hand.
Our attention is the most powerful tool we own. If we can gather up all of our energy and direct our attention at just one thing, the rest of the world falls away. We’ve all experienced this — maybe in a yoga class where you observed your thoughts rather than listening to them, or when you become so focused on a project that you lost track of time and created your best work. As a healer, I know I can help my client best by focusing on them and only them in a session, or when I’m doing extra research to help them — not by focusing on them while I’m blogging, making dinner, or listening to my partner.
So how do we practice calling our energy back to us and keeping it there? (Because, remember, it’s ALL a practice).
It’s simple. Sit in your meditation space and ground yourself. Use the grounding meditation listed here. Start by clearing away all those energies that you might of picked up during the day — your client, that stranger on the bus who gave you the eyes, that cute barista who drew a heart in your cappuccino, — all of it! Once you feel clear, start to imagine all the places you might have left your energy that day. I usually start with my dream space, which is generally very active. Then, I call my energy back from clients, from my mom, from anyone I might be healing inadvertently, from my boss, from that person on the bus I gave the eyes to, from my enjoyment of my (decaf) cappuccino, and from any other situation or project that keeps stealing my attention.
Imagine that energy collecting into a big ball of golden energy above your head that is as big as you are. Let that golden ball of light fill all the way up with your energy in present time. When it’s full, pull it down around you and let it fill up your whole body and aura with your energy. Do this several times until you feel full of the live that is YOU. You can’t have too much!
Often with this exercise, I get asked if calling energy back will hurt or affect the people, projects or situations where your energy was left. Calling your energy back will not hurt someone you’ve been helping — like I said before, your energy of worry or healing, while fabulous in the present moment, can create confusion for that person once you’ve moved on physically. Your heartfelt intention of help or healing, when used in the power of the present moment, is beneficial. Once you move on, if your energy doesn’t move with you, it can create the same energy of confusion and clogging that we clear out of our own spaces. Similarly, your projects can’t keep moving forward if you’re working on something else, so it’s more effective to always have your energy in the present moment. The same goes for situations or interpersonal relationships — focus on the task at hand while it’s at hand and communication will be smoother (that doesn’t mean you can’t procesas and reflect later, just make sure that’s you’re intention at the time).
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m running on a quarter tank today?” This is often how full our bodies are of our own energy, but it doesn’t have to be. Fill up with the golden light of your energy several times per day and keep your energy gauge at full all the time.
You always deserve to be full of YOU. This isn’t about ego, it’s about spiritual energy. In the spiritual world, you can’t get enough of yourself, so fill up! When you are full of yourself and clear from other energies, that is your quiet, soft space where you can hear the clear voice of your soul. This is where you’ll make your best decisions, heal yourself, and start to have an effect on others because you’re brave enough to fill up and be your own creature. Here’s to being YOU!