Monday, July 6, 2015
You Have The Power of Energy. What Are You Creating?
Everything in the universe is energy, including you and me. We think about energy, but we seldom view the use of our human energy as having much effect on anything. Yet we are powerful beings. Every thought we think and every word we utter produces an action or response, harmony or chaos, within ourselves, in our environment and beyond. Our thoughts and words can produce sickness in ourselves and sickness in our world. Look around. What do you see? This is the world we have created.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha
Have you ever walked into a room where harsh words were spoken and felt the negative energy in the air? Did this energy tend to bring you down? And what about the opposite--a room with happy energy that lifted your spirits? When I first began in the mental health field, I worked on an inpatient unit in a large hospital in Las Vegas. Each afternoon during shift change, the staff walked quietly through the halls and projected thoughts and words of love and peace into each room. Whenever staff from another unit came on our unit, they always remarked how peaceful it felt there, especially for a mental health area. And we smiled. We knew the power of thoughts and words, and we used them for good.
How are you influencing your world? Do you have a positive influence on your own life and on the lives of those around you? And what about times when certain areas of your life don't work out, even though you're projecting positive energy? We do have power on a conscious level, but negative beliefs we hold in our subconscious also produce energy. And these can sabotage or weaken conscious positive energy toward ourself and our world.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein
Is there something you would like to change inside yourself or in your world? You can monitor 3 areas of energy in your life and make changes you want--your own inner health, energy you project into your environment, and the kind of energy you take from it.
1. Thoughts and words about yourself. We all have some self-defeating beliefs. Acknowledge the conscious ones, and search for any that may be hiding in your subconscious. Correct all of these with positive affirmations about yourself. And you will see the positive transformation of energy within you.
2. Project into your world only the kind of energy you want to receive from it. There are many ways you can project happy energy and feel your own happiness when you do. Spreading love, peace, and kindness can even be fun. I like reading people's name tags, store clerks, nurses, food servers, etc. Then I love watching delight cross their face when I address them by their name. They love being recognized, and it makes me happy. And your positive energy can travel anywhere with a positive effect, so project it as far as you want, and help heal our world.
3. Protect yourself from negative energy. With your own thoughts, you can refuse to allow any outside energy to disrupt your life. Michael Jackson says, "Always believe in yourself, no matter who's around you being negative or thrusting negative energy at you. Totally block it off, because whatever you believe, you become." When conflicts need attention, you can block off the negative energy while you deal with the situation in a positive way. With practice, detachment is possible.
Individually, each of us is responsible for what we think, say, and do. Collectively, we can change the world. Thoughts of love, peace, and kindness are as contagious as those that have the power to destroy. So choose those that uplift, and the Universe will answer in kind.
I wish you happy creations in your life.