Choosing Awareness of the Invisible

Have you ever thought of experiencing yourself as more than your physical body? What I mean is – have you ever considered if there is more than what you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch? Todays’ post is inviting you to do just that.

Why Consider the Invisible?
In my spiritual readings, especially in recent years, I’ve noted the idea that we are much more than our physical body. Put in another way, I have heard the phrase from James Van Praagh for example – we are not humans having a spiritual experience, but spirits having a human experience. Steve Rother has mentioned that about 93% of our communication is non-verbal, mostly energetic. I find this an interesting perspective to explore. If we accept it, we are missing out on a whole lot by not investigating the 93%. So, what is the 93%?

Energy, Vibration and Frequency
I think the 93% is about energy, vibration and frequency. And, this is one of THE most important things to understand, to claim your power within. This is a big topic and the underpinning of so much more. But, for this post, I will start here.

I have learned that everything is energy, with a vibration and a frequency. This includes everything – us, plants, animals, the atmosphere around us, the food we eat, the Earth, etc. etc. Some have called it an “energetic soup”. We innately know this and pick up on it. For example, why is it that when you have a sense someone is looking at you and when you look up, you find this is so? Ever feel uncomfortable when someone is standing too close to you? How about suddenly feeling chills or goosebumps for no apparent reason? Or what about seeing a flash of something out of the corner of your eye? Often we can discount these experiences or brush them off.

But what is this? I think this is the 93% in action! If we brush it off, we’re missing a lot of the action! We’re missing the big part of us that contains so much of our personal power – our insights, our unique gifts, our intuition, the very essence of us – consciousness. This is important information!

Getting in Touch with Your Energy, Vibration and Frequency
You may say it’s all well and good that I have all of this invisible information, but how do I get at it? Well, I think a good first step is to get to know your own energy, what it feels like. When you know this you can better manage your well-being no matter the circumstances. This can be very helpful. For example, when I was young, I would faint in church. Every Sunday they would carry me out to the fresh air. How embarrassing! My parents were concerned and sought out medical advice and treatment. I learned only much later in life that this experience for me had a lot to do with picking up the energies of others in church. As an adult, I have learned how to better manage this – to know if what I’m feeling belongs to me or someone/something else.

How to Get to Know Your Own Energy- Some Suggestions
There are probably many ways to start to become familiar with your own energy. One way I have used doesn’t take a lot of time but does require some quiet time to focus. I just sit quietly, relax my body, gently breathe as I usually do, eyes closed and just be for about 10 minutes. I notice how I feel, the sensations in my body, in the air around me. If thoughts come and go, that’s ok. I just be. I make time for this every day.

I adopted another practice that was helpful. Before I left the house, I would pause for a moment and focus on my energy. What does it feel like? Then, when I returned home, I would focus on my energy again and see how it compared to when I left. I could tell then the impact of my outing on my energetic body. Was there was anything I needed to do about it, like take time to chill or get going on a project?

Benefits
I have found that coming to know my own energy has helped me to set my boundaries, to better hear my own guidance and that of others, seen and unseen. It provides more balance day-to-day and more peaceful moments too.

I think there’s a lot of our power in this invisible stuff. Being aware of it provides us with a bigger picture. It’s all energy, vibration and frequency. Be aware of it around you. Get to know your own energy signature. Go easy, have fun with it. Bye for now.

Be Love,
Terry

Choosing More Self-Love

What is self-love really? On the face of it, I think it can be the things we do to make us feel better about how we perceive life around us. For example, I limit my exposure to media to avoid the chaos of world events today. A good shopping spree can be “retail therapy” to distract. Maybe an extra glass of wine at dinner can help to relax after a tough day. But, is there more to loving ourselves than this? What would happen if we take the time to dig deeper? I did.

My Path to More Self-Love  – I didn’t really think much about self-love throughout my life. If anyone had asked I would have said I always thought I loved myself and treated myself well. It wasn’t until I became a caregiver to my husband who had Alzheimer Disease that I had to take a more in-depth look at self-love.

I decided I would care for him at home as long as I could. Some of you may know this is a 24/7 job. Where is the time and space for self-love under these circumstances? Where even is the inclination to self-love when my heart and mind are asking me to be all I can be for the other? Even so, there was a strong kick to carve out something for me amidst it all. You might say I was forced into more self-love. It was a matter of survival.

Questions at the Root of Self-Love – What a multi-year, challenging learning experience this was! It led me to grappling with some of the questions that, I understand now, are at the root of self-love – how is my strength – what are my boundaries – how do I manage victim energy – who am I – what do I want – what will create happiness and peace in my life???????

I’m happy to say that eventually I did manage to come out the other end in tact. In fact, I not only survived but gained great personal growth. And there was a bonus – an “aha” moment about the nature of self-love. Here’s an excerpt from my journal at that time which illustrates what I mean.

Journal Entry – This experience so far has taught me what I want and what I don’t want. It has shown me aspects of myself I like and don’t like. It has nudged me forward, sometimes catapulted me forward, into an expansion, a new learning about me and my husband.

It has shown me the cycle of life. It has shown me the most important thing is life. It has shown me that my purpose of existing here is to experience life in a loving, joyful way. It is an opportunity to realize who I am – to use my experiences here to grow, learn and be all I can be in this lifetime.

So what have I learned? I have learned that the most important thing to practice is self-love. It is even more important than caring for another. I have learned this is not being selfish or self-centered. It is about being in sync with my true self, doing things and being with people that give me joy, make me feel good. This results in a feeling of well-being, which builds and builds and builds. It spills out to those around me, it is infectious.

I understand now that this is being love, not just talking about it or sincerely sending it out in goodbyes. So, SELF-LOVE IS BEING LOVE and it attracts more love –  End of Journal Entry

A Resource for an In Depth Look at Self-Love – The perspective of Matt Kahn was quite helpful to me during this time. Do you know his work? It’s rooted in the importance of loving yourself. He  calls it the love revolution . Check out his website http://truedivinenature.com  The video “Whatever Arises Love That” gives you a snapshot of his perspective. I would highly recommend his book by the same name.

You may not be forced into more self-love as I was.  It doesn’t matter if you are a caregiver of your children, a sick spouse or parent, or not a caregiver at all.  You can choose to consider some of the questions at the root of self-love at any time.  I invite you to carve out some quiet time to do so.  This is important. You may be surprised at what you find, and where it leads, as I was.  It’s another inside job.  Go for it!  Bye for now.

Be Love,
Terry