Like most people in morning, I’ll get up and get ready for the day. I’ll check my hair, what I’m wearing and makeup – tick! However, there are a couple of extra things that I do before I start and end my day. I check in with my energy to see and feel how it’s doing.
We underestimate how our and other peoples’ energy impacts us throughout the day. Just because you can’t necessarily see or physically touch energy, doesn’t mean it’s not affecting our thoughts, emotions or sensations in the body.
Have you ever considered the energy around a person that always has some sort of drama? What about a person who appears to be angry all the time? Then there’s the person that who is so nice but always ends up with the short straw – what’s happening with their energy?
When we casually think, mention or even chat with a person, we’re plugging into their energy. It also happens when they think, mention or chat with us, they’re plugging into our energy. If you want a visual image, think of a massive power board with lots of plugs attached to it. This is what we’re carrying with us all the time unawares. They may be on sleep mode but that energy current is still switched on.
By being constantly connected, we can be running with their thoughts and feelings as our own. We can begin to lose a sense of clarity about ourselves, meaning our thoughts and emotions. It’s automatic for us to connect and plug-in. It’s how we bond with others consciously and unconsciously. At times by doing this, we can begin to unravel.
Sometimes you may feel grumpy and irritated for no reason, you might even feel sad out of the blue. Nothing seems to be wrong except you can’t shake this feeling or thought that keeps coming and repeating itself. What you may find is, that it’s not your feeling or even your thought. It’s someone that you may be carrying (you’ve either corded yourself to them or them to you) without realizing, energetically.
Many clients share with me that they feel pulled in so many directions. They feel heavy and overloaded for no particular reason. Their sense of self seems to have diminished and it gets more challenging to make decisions or even trust them selves.
I encourage my clients to de-cord or unplug each day. It’s really simple and just uses your imagination and focus. Try it for three days and just notice what’s different in your thoughts and feelings.
Let’s get started:
Remember the old style of vacuum cleaners with a retractable cord? You just pressed a button and it finds it’s spot back home into the socket. That’s the image I want you to use.
You may want a paper and pen to jot down a few notes.
- Sitting down take a few slow breaths into the belly.
- Press your LEFT KNEE and imagine all your retractable cords coming back home to you.
- Using your breath to slowly bring them back and finding the perfect spot back in you.
- Let it settle and take a couple more breaths.
- Notice how you feel and what your thoughts are doing.
- Press your RIGHT KNEE and imagine all cords attached to you, simply fall off and drift away from you (don’t concern yourself about who’s cords or issues that’s connected to you).
- Again it’s all done with your breath. Breathing is what moves energy around us.
- Now take a few more breaths and notice what’s different again.
It’s such a simple practice and teaches us how to get into a mindful state for a few minutes every time. It’s a beautiful way to start and end your day.
Part 1 of a three part series.