Day 4: conduits
We are all lightning rods, conduits for that which the Universe wants born into this world. What energies did you channel this year?
I love this quote by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. I read her book, My Stroke of Insight several years back and it has stayed with me. It is about her personal journey through a massive stroke. The book is definitely high on my list of recommendations because there is so much meat to it that we can all benefit from.
Anyway, the quote – “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.” is one we should all practice. We each carry with us energy that we give off. It can be positive energy or it can be negative energy and it DOES affect those we come in contact with and vice versa. It can drain us or buoy us. I prefer to buoy others and be buoyed.
A few years ago, I realized I needed to cut ties with the toxic people in my life. Their negative energy was sucking the life out of me. So I severed those ties and as difficult as that was – it was the best thing I could have done for myself.
This year I have been more proactive in protecting myself and others from negative energy. Back in February, I experienced something profound when we were up north for the weekend. One night as we were all sleeping, this white light appeared above me and I could see this inky black blob being lifted out of my body and absorbed into the white light. I woke up the next morning feeling like a ton of weight had been lifted off me. I could breathe! I felt like a new person – like my old self – and it was the most fascinating, fantastic experience I have ever had. That was a HUGE turning point for me. My panic attacks and anxiety were gone and I no longer felt like isolating myself from others.
The book, Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale is a pretty good resource regarding the energy we carry with us. I don’t agree with everything espoused in the book but for the most part, it is very interesting. It helped me to see the path of negative and positive energy and how it affects us.
There’s so much more I could write about regarding this topic. Perhaps another time. But if you want to know specifically what energy or energies I channeled this year – watch the movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Hands down, my favorite movie this year. The scene where Ben Stiller’s character is skateboarding down the highway in Iceland and the song “Far Away” by Junip is playing is the most perfect example of “showing” you how I feel and what sort of energy I am channeling right now.
Life is good. 🙂
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