I’ve been playing a lot with energy lately. Mostly my own. Watching it wax and wane and learning what environments, situations, or activities boost it and noticing the subtle process of it waning, often like a slow leak from a tire.
There is a lot of information about this, and the process I’m finding helpful is visualization. If you haven’t tried it, give it a whirl. Although I’ve used this process in meditation and non-stressful situations, I recently used it in a somewhat stressful situation.
My work environment is often a room filled with people telling their stories. These stories are usually of violence, and the energy surrounding the people talking and the topics themselves can be extremely heavy. This week we are dealing with a particularly heavy room, story, and energy for multiple days in a row.
I’ve noticed in the past there seems to be no way around watching my energy get taken away from me the longer I’m in this space. So this week I tried something new.
While in the room at work, I visualized my body and immediate space enclosed in a bubble. I filled the bubble with yellow light and energy from my inside out. I kept the visual steady for hours (kind of as a backdrop from which I worked) and when I felt the energy in the room get especially tense, I pumped up my yellow light. I did not let my bubble shrink or leak.
Interestingly, after doing this I did not feel the drain I might normally feel at work.
This is one small example of how I’m taking my power back from an environment that usually takes it from me.
There are many environments out there that will try to take our power, our energy, and our joy. There is a time to submit to the process of life and there is a time to stand steady and strong.
Take a look at your life and see if there are areas where you can seal up places your energy might be leaking, ways you can stand steady in your own power, and activities that can keep you healthy and balanced internally.
When we are alive and vital on the inside, we can live fuller lives on the outside and will be able to connect more seamlessly with ourselves and whoever we are privileged to meet.