Empowerment & Inspiration
by Christel Hughes
Everything is energy. Our bodies are made up of energy; they are like a container that holds energy. And we can feel when we are “low” energy or “high” energy.
We all have the ability to feel the energy of an expression. A look that someone gives us has a feeling to it as well: sometimes sweet and sometimes not.
We can also notice the energy of a room. How it is decorated leads us to feel the energy of that space. How the furniture is arranged and the colors selected all have an effect on how we feel when we are in that room. Think about your favorite spot in your house or your favorite cozy chair and the way it makes you feel so relaxed and peaceful.
An event can also be said to have an energy to it. Think of how you feel at a wedding. There is Love in the air and it feels Joyful. But I’m sure we have all also walked into a room where the people were in conflict or in a debate over something—we might use the expression, “You could cut the tension with a knife.” This common expression identifies the energy as thick . . . thick enough that you could cut through it.
Now that you have a greater understanding of energy and how energy can affect you and those around you, you have the power to choose. In sharing your time with others, whom would you choose? What kind of situations do you want to find yourself in? What kind of space (inner and outer) do you want to design? What kind of environment do you want to create for yourself, your loved ones, and the world?
Our thoughts, beliefs, and patterns cause our actions and reactions in life. What actions are you doing now that promote a positive boost in energy? How are you contributing “good” energy to others? Are you causing energy drains or energy gains in your relationships?
In my upcoming Boundaries e-course, we will be discussing the top 5 energy drains and how to shift your mental conditioning so that you are contributing positive energy to yourself, those you love, and to your life. Let’s identify the first of the 5 biggest energy drains that prevent a life of healthy boundaries and vitality: complaining.
- Consequence: Complaining creates a massive leak of energy and sends negative vibes throughout the environment like a fast spreading virus.
- Solution: The Ten Minute Rule
With my friends, we have the Ten Minute Rule. If we want to complain to each other, we must first preface by saying, “I just need to get this out, will you listen?” Then we give the complainer ten minutes to simply empty out all his or her feelings and emotions surrounding the situation. After ten minutes, we move on to digging deep to discover where the root of the issue lies within the complainer:
- Why is this reflection here for the complainer to see?
- What can she/he learn from it?
- What does she need to let go of to be freed from this happening again?
- What attitude must be shifted to come back into a state of alignment with her Higher state of being vital?
You deserve an inspiring life, full of vitality and joy. Join me on one of our future live calls where you will be able to ask your questions and discover your personal energy drains and how to shift them into energy gains (www.christelhughes.com).
Blessings, and I am looking forward to connecting with you soon,