ENERGY FLOWS WHERE ATTENTION GOES…
No doubt you would’ve heard this saying before. But what does managing your energy mean as you go about life one decision at a time?
I recently attended a so called ‘energy tune up’ with Lee Harris in Sydney. He is a gifted energy intuitive, channeler, author, and teacher who is bringing an extraordinary new light to our rapidly-changing world. If you haven’t heard about his ‘energy forecasts’, do yourself a favour and check them out here.
ENERGY IS CONNECTION
Lee has got a presence about him, a kind of aura that not everybody radiates. Of course we were talking about ‘energy’ and how to foster the kind that serves us well but there was something more that I just couldn’t quite explain at the time. So it made me wonder just how easy or difficult it might be to foster a more profound presence when we interact with people but also when we are tuning into ourselves. How does that actually affect the way we show up in our lives every day?
ENERGY PAVES THE PATH TO YOUR PURPOSE
What if I told you that getting ‘real’ with your own energy, learning more about it, being with it, observing it, feeling it underpins your purpose? Would you be willing to adventure there?
Tuning into your own energy and consciously managing it is the first step towards meaningful awareness. It will serve you to gauge what decisions to make and what exactly is the best use of your time.
I often read articles or talk to people telling me about managing time but how would you know that the activities you spend time on are actually meaningful, nourishing and serving you? If you are feeling exhausted at the end of every day it is highly likely that you are not tuned in with your energy even though you might have managed your time very well.
LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION
I believe we strengthen our intuition the more we decide in favour of what feels good for us in the moment. I used to succumb to peer pressure and what others expected of me to do just because I didn’t want to be different. Every time I went against my intuition, whatever I was doing just didn’t feel good. It was because spending time wasn’t honouring my energy.
WHEN YOUR ENERGY IS MISALIGNED WITH YOUR VALUES, DOUBT WILL CREEP IN
I was observing myself in the last couple of weeks – I felt disconnected from myself. I was getting this overwhelming sense of not being where I wanted to be, not doing enough even though I was busting my chops every day and getting a lot done. I was doubting myself. I was digging deep into the well of ‘I am not good enough’.
I started examining my behavioural patterns only to realise that I dropped my meditation practice on most mornings, I was only going to yoga once or twice a week and I’ve been allowing the stress of the New Year’s expectations get to me. I was misaligned from my own energy field…
I was managing my time really well and getting a lot done yet I felt depleted, I was vibrating on a low frequency and as a result of that I also invited more conflict to enter my life. I was not managing my energy properly.
WHAT DOES QUALITY TIME MEAN TO YOU?
I’d like to challenge you to sit with this question and write down your answers into your journal or just on a piece of paper.
For me, quality time means:
+ Being present
+ Appreciating the ‘now’
+ Being a curious listener
+ Paying attention to what I am doing
+ Managing my energy mindfully
+ Allowing my body to tell me what it needs
+ Spending time and attention on my self care
+ Being kind with everything I do
+ Setting boundaries
+ Having fun
+ Getting enough rest and sleep
+ Being present with my partner
+ Enjoying the company of my friends
+ Journaling and writing
+ Moving my body in a mindful way
Now take an average day and write down just how many minutes or hours you spend on each of these activities you just wrote down. Then go through the list again and mark any of the items that you actually violate for one reason or another. What is it that you actually do when you dishonour your energy?
In my example of getting enough sleep, I violate this on some days by going to bed late. When you add up the minutes and hours on your list, are they adding up to 24 hours?
I’d like to encourage you to do this inventory from time to time and notice just how much your energy suffers as a result of you compromising on your quality time.
And it is exactly this reason why managing your energy (and knowing what that actually means) is more important than managing your time or calendar every day.
I also wanted to add as a bit of a side note today, that I left Lee Harris’ energy tune up as a more self aware, motivated and inspired individual. I must say this evening made a more profound impact on me than the evening with Oprah. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything Oprah has done in her many decades of spreading awareness however the energy she brought on the night was not the kind that resonated with me.
If you’ve got some tips around managing your own energy and would like to share that with my audience, please leave a comment below.
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