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.
Talking to Energy's blog
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.
Christmas has an energy as surely as the tree we decorate. And like the tree, we get to choose how it will look and feel. We’re doing it all year long, but now, in December, with thought energy, belief energy, and feeling energy coming together with the power of so much focus all around us, we are hanging the ornaments of our Christmas experience.
Knowing how energy works, I recognize I’m on a treasure hunt for the “ornaments” I want to use. Oh, I have a life-time of choices tucked away in the boxes of my experiences. I know the inclination to use tradition and heart-pulls from the past. But in any one moment, the Universe offers me a million possibilities and I’m inclined to get “jiggy” about the adventure of choosing which parts of the past I will weave into this year’s Christmas adventure.
I’ve always resisted the metaphor of seasons representing different ages. And yet, standing in my yard yesterday, doing my version of a few yoga stretches, I looked at the rich color of leaves all around me and saw a connection.
There are times in our journey when the tender spring-time shoots of our personal growth give way to change. What was once so firmly attached and held close as we nurtured our potential becomes something we want to share. We become the autumn tree. Stunning in the hues we have acquired, we find ourselves ready to let the leaves of our experience fall into the community around us.
Every opportunity can be seen as a bubble of energy with its own color, currents, and cadence. From our usual place of activity and comfort, these appear on the horizon of our journey like roadside stops. They might offer excitement, growth, more of what we love, new vistas, or another direction.
Knowing these bubbles of energy possibilities will change my days, maybe my destination, and surely the route to my intentions, I have been inclined to respond instinctively. But, lately, I have noticed a change.