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Swapping Energy

In other posts, we have discussed how our life experiences are really an experience of energy. When we experience energy, an exchange happens. This exchange is a swap of energy.

Our body is like a full cup of water. Many times, without our awareness, we experience life by bringing foreign energy into our body. This energy could be from friends, family, or work. However, because our body is full of us, in order to let in the new energy, we must release some of our energy, thus an energy exchange.

The Negative Consequences

Swapping energy can have negative consequences. Our body runs off of our spiritual energy, the energy within us, not other peoples’ energy. So, if we swap energy, we not only have less energy to work off, but our body also is working less efficiently, causing dysfunction in the body.

What should you do if you start to swap energy? Ground! Release that junk. Let it go down your grounding cord and as you are releasing, guess what? You want to fill up with your energy. This is what we call “Giving to yourself.” It’s a fabulous experience – letting go of all the things that are not you and reclaiming your essence.

How do you know if you are carrying foreign energy in your body?

  • If you can’t stop thinking about something or someone – that’s foreign energy in you.
  • If your emotions are in control of you vs. you enjoying the experience of your emotions – that’s foreign energy.
  • If your body is not functioning properly – that’s foreign energy.

4Q Boundaries’ Question

In 4Q Boundaries training, we asked you to focus on this question:

“What am I experiencing physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually while I practice using a tool?”

This is a great question to ask because you begin to notice sensations, which may be visual, auditory, or feeling. As you begin to develop your awareness of these sensations, you will start to ask more questions.

For example, you might say:

When I picture my grounding cord at yellow, I feel like I’m not doing anything or “While grounding at blue, I keep thinking of work.”

When you make this discovery, your next question will be: “Why do I experience that?”

The question “Why” is very powerful while meditating because the answer you receive will come from within you. It may come as a thought, feeling, or visual answer. You may not get the answer immediately, but you will get your answer.

Trust What You Notice, The Learning Comes Later

The biggest lesson to learn is calming down your thoughts and feelings enough so that you can receive your answer. This isn’t easy because we haven’t been taught to slow down and pay attention to ourselves. We were taught that someone else has our answers and that we need to trust “the experts” before we trust our own information.

The great news is that as you keep practicing and learning new meditation tools, it gets easier in finding and trusting your answers because you are learning to acknowledge and question your internal senses.

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Here are some tips for reclaiming your energy:

  • Ground regularly. Grounding is the process of connecting your energy to the earth. Easiest way to do this is listen to 4Q Boundaries training audio on Grounding and Releasing.
  • Call Your Energy from your past and future. Notice how much of your attention focused on the past and/or future. Reclaim your energy by calling your energy back from everyone.
  • Set boundaries. Boundaries are important for protecting your energy from others. Be clear about what you are and are not willing to give to others.
  • Say no. It’s okay to say no to things that you don’t have the energy for or that don’t align with your values.
  • Take care of yourself. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. When you take care of your physical body, you are also taking care of your energy.
  • Do things that you enjoy. When you are doing things that you enjoy, you are filling yourself up with positive energy.

Reclaiming your energy is a daily activity.  The more you do it, the more you are in the present moment.

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