The majority of us are aware of our current level of energy, even though we may not fully comprehend the dynamics of energy in our bodies, including how it is produced, where it goes, and what it is used for.
We can all relate to energy in terms of how it makes us feel on a daily basis. Energy is a tangible, animating life force. Our low-energy days are typically attributed to poor nutrition or inadequate sleep. We can have higher or lower energy levels depending on the circumstances, people, and environments around us. It can be beneficial for us to learn how to move and manipulate energy.
This essay makes an effort to comprehend how energy functions in our bodies. We examine the potential for energy manipulation in this article. You can learn here how to train your mind to maintain high energy levels all day long.
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What Is Energy?
Since energy cannot be seen or touched, it is an intangible that we can feel and experience. We attempt to define energy using its physical manifestation, as we do with every intangible concept. For instance, when we are engaged, upbeat, and boisterous, we feel energized. Additionally, being lazy and lethargic makes us feel low on energy.
This is merely one example of how energy manifests. We are sound and sane when we are focused and able to remain in the present. There is an energy exchange that occurs when two people feel connected or disconnected. It is possible to let energy out when we are joyful or sad.
Energy Is Responsible For Our Health
The energy field is susceptible to shifts and fluctuations, blockages, and imbalances, just like a physical organism. Balance is restored by energy healing.
Even when conducting “placebo effect” experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of medications, modern medicine unwittingly engages in energy healing. The fact that some people seem to improve without taking medication simply proves that thoughts, specifically the expectation of healing, have an impact on the energy field and can cause healing to occur even when there is no physical medication present.
Ancient medical practitioners understood that healing a person involved more than just treating wounds and fevers. They were well aware of the significant role that thoughts played in both physical and mental illnesses. Due to the fact that modern medicine views the mind and body as separate entities, it places a much greater emphasis on physical and biological aspects of healing while largely ignoring energetic healing.
Two Types Of Energy Blocks
Mental block: You have a cognitive block if you refuse to consider other options and cling to a rigid belief system.
Thrust: When we impose our will on other people or situations, we artificially create an energy block rather than having faith in the process and in ourselves. We are not yet prepared to let go and open our minds to the process. Instead, we ram our way in while attempting to demand and exert control.
What Causes Energetic Blocks?
We block our own energy to protect against unwelcome feelings or impulses, according to Wilhelm Reich, one of the founders of body psychotherapy. He described these blocks as “the physical instrument of emotional repression.” He believed that blocking energy was an adaptive way to deal with life’s challenges.
Consider a young child as an illustration. She runs to her father every evening when he gets home and leaps into his arms. Every time she does this, her father either overtly or covertly pushes her away. Because of the humiliation of her father’s “rejection,” the child starts to control her excitement and urge to run toward him. In an effort to make sense of the experience, she also starts to craft a narrative. She might tell herself that her love is excessive or that physical contact is harmful. She might believe that expressing her desire to a man will only result in his rejection or abandonment. Her energy will eventually be pulled back and contracted as a result of her impulse control and conclusions about her experience.
We might be able to tell the effects of this energetic contraction on this little girl’s life when we meet her as an adult. She might have a hard time expressing her emotions. She might say that her relationships are physically far away. She might have a tendency toward perfectionism and prefer the security of admiration and adoration to the uncertain nature of love and intimacy. She could have a story that says: “I’m not enough, I’m too much, I must control myself, I won’t express my needs and wants to anyone, or I’m too much, respectively.” In conclusion, she has made it her life’s mission to avoid rejection, humiliation, and the pain they bring.
She devotes all of her energy to ensuring the completion of this adaptive life task of avoidance. She’ll probably rely on willpower to keep herself and the world under control. Most likely, she will reside in her mind, where reason and intellect rule and where, with the aid of her powerful will, her emotions and impulses can be restrained. The energy of aggression, withholding, or a numbing of her felt experience will most likely cover up the energy of rage and grief that resulted from the initial experience with her father. She might claim that she is perceived as being heartless and impersonal. And yet, this couldn’t be more dissimilar from who she really is. Because underneath all of her misguided beliefs and energy maneuvering is the truth, which is her energetic life force. This energy is that of a young child acting on a primal urge to run and jump into the arms of life.
Results Of Energy Blocks
We won’t be able to control the energy levels in our bodies as long as there is a blockage to our energy in some way. We must therefore discover the causes of and solutions to energy blocks.
We can feel our consciousness expanding limitlessly when our mind is open, spacious, and at ease, and when our breathing is deep, wholesome, and rhythmic. Energy is at its most fluid during this time.
Your mind is stagnant, constrictive, stressed, and bound when you have blocked energy. Your breathing will then become controlled, uneven, and shallow.
You experience disintegration, entanglement, disconnection, or disintegration when your energy is blocked. Free energy exchange is not taking place in this state.
Whether too defiant, assertive, aggressive, or too accommodating and compliant, a person with an energy block will exhibit these traits. They will be prone to stubbornness, obsessive thinking, excessive individualism, perfectionism, mood swings, procrastination, and submission.
Restore Your Energetic Integrity
It takes some self-examination, the willingness to put yourself through the time and risk, and the ability to restore energetic integrity. The task at hand requires us to put in the effort to raise our level of consciousness. It challenges us to accept accountability for the ways in which we expend effort in order to defend ourselves and maintain our segregation. It challenges us to examine the notions of absolutes and belief systems we hold. It challenges us to become aware of the distortions and life-denials in our body and energy. I picture a man putting his hands on his throat and saying, “I will never speak up again,” or a woman with a tight shoulder girdle who is unwilling to extend her arms and ask for assistance.
The pieces of the puzzle will start to fit together as you start to become more conscious of your energy. You might start to recognize the ways in which you exert energy in opposition to particular perceptions and feelings. You may start to understand how your energy was used as a component of an adaptive strategy, how it benefited you, and how it no longer does. Hopefully, you’ll start to understand how this way of using your energy prevents you from realizing your full potential.
This process, in my opinion, is not just for our own personal development. If we can comprehend how our own energy and consciousness interact, we might be able to comprehend how energy and consciousness interact in the systems we use to live, including our families, our political system, money, war, and how we treat the environment.
In almost every aspect of our culture and within ourselves, there are energetic distortions that persist because we are not conscious of them. We have a good chance of bringing about real change in both ourselves and the environment we live in if we can start to comprehend how energy is bent and put in the effort to restore it to its natural flow.
Tips To Move And Manipulate Energy
- An energy form is a thought. Develop mental awareness. Your first thought of the day should serve as your starting point. List the words you use and the areas of your thinking that feel rigid (this is how it is) or flexible (this is how it could be).
- Just take a moment to stop as you go about your day. Close your eyes, turn inward, and sense your surroundings. What kind of breath do you have? Do you feel present? How do you feel physically, and are you holding it? Restrained? Calm? Weary and unconscious? Awake and alive?
- Move your body, moving various parts of it at once. How does it work when you move? See if any thoughts or emotions arise. Do you have any body parts that react emotionally to move when they are stimulated? Do you believe you should control your energy or do you let it flow?
- Make noise, whether it’s by yourself or in a group. Energize your “yes” and “no.” Check to see if one is simpler than the other. Even so, are you prepared to raise a fuss? Observe without passing judgment.
- Where in your life are there compulsions? Where do you experience constant pressure from either yourself or another? Where do you impose your will on others or circumstances?
- What happens to your energy when there are other people around? Keep track of your breathing and body. Do you grow or shrink?
- Find a buddy willing to experiment with energetic boundaries and play with the boundaries. Put some space between you two. Take note when you start to feel the other person’s energy as one of you approaches the other. Observe what transpires as another’s energy enters your own energy field. Do you ever lose yourself? Do you feel more unstable? Do you believe you have the authority to speak up, ask them to approach you or ask them to move away?
- Make a list of all the different emotions you have. Freely connect to every emotion. How do you feel about that emotion? What notions or ideas do you have about those emotions? Where in your body do you typically experience those feelings, if at all?
- Where do you feel most at ease interacting with the world? Do you take the initiative using your will (doer), emotions (feeler), or reason? What do you think of the others if you start with one? With what body parts do you interact with the outside world? Your hands, heart, and head?
- Observe the energy of others and seek out their experience of your energy. In their company, how do you feel? Do they let you in or keep you out? Do you notice any energy repression, containment, holding up, collapse, or dispersal? Pay attention and get in touch with it. Feel it out instead of trying to figure it out.
The Bottom Line
Additionally, you can maintain energy flow by using your physical body. To do this, you can benefit from practicing gratitude as well as deep breathing techniques, prayers, visualization, affirmation, and meditation.
For the maintenance of both physical and mental health as well as positive interpersonal relationships, learning how to harness energy is essential.
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