We sometimes get together with other people hoping their mood will elevate ours or, at least, soothe, energize, or distract us. In a way, we want to bring leftovers as our contribution to a potluck while hoping we’ll find apple pie to fill our plates. Experience shows us it doesn’t work that way. Energy explains why it can’t.
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Taking another walk along a well-known beach, I was thinking about how it is always different. There’s no doubt one day’s footprints could overlap those I’ve left behind on other walks, but the experience is never the same. It’s the same path, but the energy field has been altered by time, the people and critters that share this corner of the world, and Mother Nature.
There are many ways to come to a decision. Some of them help us feel connected to others around us. Others celebrate our past. Many bow to the logic of our minds where fears, doubts, and worries try to keep us safe. Remembering everything is energy offers us a chance to weave other choices.
Personal dreams begin as a collage of wispy feelings, flashing images, and fluttery hope; it all starts before we recognize it’s happening for us. As the delicate layers build, we begin to see a picture of possible plans for our future. That’s when we start planting seeds, dreaming of a garden that will bring a new kind of beauty to our life. This is when we actively connect to the energy that will shape the outcome.
There are many ways to travel down the river of life. Imagine riding in a boat made from the energy you have gathered from your experiences and relationships as well as the energy you are creating with your beliefs, feelings, and thoughts. Seeing its shape, color, and size would reveal your inner world. Noticing the construction of your energy boat could give you insight.
Many of us have traveled the river of life in boats with holes; we attach ourselves to other vessels to keep ourselves afloat. That connection makes us feel safer, but we were still taking on water, slowly sinking, unable to catch the current that would take us to our potential.
I had a plan, an intention, a destination. With some good ideas packed in my bag, a little bit of experience for a map, and a tattered journal of research, I felt so ready. I stepped on the path and started my journey.
Like all dreams, I didn’t know exactly where “There” would be, but I had seen how it would look. I knew how it would feel. I believed I would arrive if I climbed the challenging hills and stayed steady on the learning curves. Along the way, I realized it’s quite natural to remember everything is energy in the beginning, but along the way it’s so easy to get lost in the ‘doing’.
You could say each of us stands in the eye of the energy storm we create by what we believe about ourselves. Every thought that we accept, embrace, and nurture about who we are and how we fit into the world becomes the gathering force swirling around us. Like a tornado, it leaves a path of change behind as we move across the landscape of our days.
The energy field we create for ourselves is what we leave with others. Though we may think ourselves small, sometimes slipping around the edges of life, we are never neutral. All energy is merging and commingling by its very nature. The words we use not only shape our experience, but everyone who sees or hears them. Remembering that can empower us to change our lives.
When you change, your life changes. So simple. So profound. So surprising when it happens.
We set our sights on a destination that feels promising and begin our journey. Making new choices, we notice ourselves moving forward, but any given day feels more familiar than fresh. We might lose weight or learn a new computer program, but, at the end of the day, our comfortable routines rule the hours.
February is just around the corner and it’s a great time to notice the energy you have already created around this month. Does it feel like a puppy romping in joy? A cat curled up by a fire? If you had to name the feeling, what would it be? Is the soup of energy you have simmering on your February stove a tasty blend of your favorite ingredients, over-salted with responsibilities, or peppered with spirit plans?
Each of us has a sense of this time that is so clearly marked on the calendar of our mind. The energy of those beliefs will shape our experience while we travel through the 29 days. They will take us into March. Recognizing this empowers us.
Goals and resolutions aren’t really my cup of tea now that I’m talking to energy. I like to think the New Year is an opportunity to gaze into a stunning, star-splattered night sky and imagine each twinkle is smiling at me with a possibility. And using my feelings like a magnetic coin detector, I get to connect to the shining potential I want to manifest. In quantum reality, I’ve learned this is my surest guide.
My needs would be weighed down by fear. Will-power is a weak ally. Determination often comes wearing a cloak of shame as best-efforts began to fade. But passion tweaked, purpose tickled, creativity intrigued, and joy stimulated… these feelings will not only help me identify what I want to create in the months to come, they will carry me over the bumps along the way.