Think of personal energy as the non-visible personal frequency that radiates from the core of your inner spirit every second of every day. Every person has his or her own personal energy frequency, and as we live our lives every day we exchange this energy with every person that enters our energy zone. The exchange may be small with less impact on your life or it may be significant. These interactions are considered the foundation of the energy exchange network. Energy exchanges are considered a network because what happens in one exchange automatically influences other exchanges. For example, let’s say that you had an intense argument with your girlfriend/boyfriend and then decided to get in the car and leave. As you try to get on the freeway you begin yelling and cursing other drivers because the other cars are not yielding to allow you to enter. Now, this situation can resolve in a number of ways, but the exchange is much more intense because you are carrying the negative energy from the exchange with your significant other. The size, depth and scope of the network is equivalent and synonymous with the size, depth and scope of the universe because they are one in the same. What energy are you sharing with the universe?
When your committment to your emerging self has taken two steps back take a moment and ponder the words of an unknown poet.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow– You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than, It seems to a faint and faltering man, Often the struggler has given up, When he might have captured the victor’s cup, And he learned too late when the night slipped down, How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out– The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit– It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
– Author unknown
The road to greatness can be a lonely one, but if you decide to make it through you will see that it was well worth the time spent in solitude. When you embark upon the authentic work of your soul you must to be prepared to stay focused! When your usual family and friends do not understand the decisions that you are making, you must find strength and courage in knowing that your focus is not to make them understand! This may feel uncomfortable, and that is okay because it is during the uncomfortable moments in your life that you experience growth. As you bravely walk each step of this journey, it is critical that you begin relying upon and trusting in your soul’s guidance. This can be very unearthing if you have not had sufficient practice, and most of us have not, this is your time! You have a purpose for being on this earth at this designated time and in the exact place that you are in your life right now. There have been no mistakes only skill building exercises to prepare you for your path. I am sure that you have heard the saying that everything you need is already within you. Your life’s journey has helped you to gain the “everything that you need.” Everything you have experienced in your life was necessary and tailor made just for you. Yes, I did say EVERYTHING! Including the good, the bad, the ugly, the “unfair”, the planned and unplanned.
Now, the start of this journey is a time for silence because it is within that silence that you will began to hear and develop trust. Although you will want to share your creative ideas and moments of inspiration with others…THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO SHARE. In the beginning your trust and belief in your ability to fulfill the work your soul has revealed to you is fragile and can be shattered by an unexpectedly expectant response from someone else. You will want to believe that if you share your wonderful path with your brother, sister, friend, mother and/or father they are going to say, “wow, that’s great! You will be very successful…!” Here is the problem. Even if they said those exact words you will likely read into their tone, body language, word selection and what was implied but not stated. Based on their actual or implied input you will arrive at a conclusion based on your history and relationship with the person(s). Although you may walk away with an accurate or inaccurate interpretation of the conversation, this process will likely contribute to self-doubt and questioning. Neither of which is needed at this stage of the game. So take a deep breath and prepare for the wonderful gifts that come in the silence of greatness. Until next week, take many moments to just breathe!
Every January like moths to a flame people all over the world decide to make new year’s resolutions, and by Valentine’s Day most of those resolutions have found a safe home behind the running shoes in the back of closets and in the back minds of most. Now it is March, and it is to take stock of the New Year’s resolutions you made on January 1, 2013. If you are still committed to and fulfilling your resolutions…CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it further than most. However, if you have forgotten that you made resolutions or if you have gradually given up on your resolutions then it is clear that this it is time for you to do something different. So, instead of mentally beating yourself up let’s say to hell with the common annual resolutions such as exercising, eating right, and finding true love. Instead, lets choose to say hello to the idea that it is time to put in the energy and the effort to get your thinking, beliefs and emotional energy right! This decision will produce sustained progress in all of the areas of your life where you have identified the need to create new year’s resolutions! The life you desire is within your reach…just stretch a little and stay tuned for upcoming posts describing the steps we will take on this journey together!