© Rudi Jetten | Dreamstime Stock Photos
© Rudi Jetten | Dreamstime Stock Photos

I had this epiphany. I suppose it’s actually obvious really, maybe I’m one of the last ones to notice. Life is purely an energy exchange. I know it’s more complicated than that, but also it isn’t. It’s the basis of everything. Think about it. We love, we hate, we fight, we work, we laze about, we do for others, we do for ourselves. At the heart of it all is positive/negative energy or lack of energy. If you smile at someone, you send out positive energy, and will probably get a positive return from them; you both feel better. If you argue with someone, you send out negative energy, and will probably get it back from them in spades! You both feel worse. If you withhold love, you also lack love, because there is no exchange, you lack that energy. When you do something for someone, their appreciation is the return of your energy. That’s why it’s so frustrating when people don’t say thank you or show appreciation when they receive help, or a gift etc. There’s no exchange, just a take.

Even money is a physical form of energy, in exchange for something that gives you a positive feeling. Money really doesn’t exist, if you catch my drift. Look at a bank note, it states, quite clearly ‘I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of…’. It’s a promise written on a piece of paper representing your intent, your energy. Yes, you may save or hold onto money, but more often than not you’re saving it for something particular; a CD, an outfit, a car, a house. The anticipation to receive the item you want is a build up of energy, with the build up of money, which completes it’s exchange upon purchase.

I came home from work the other day after (what felt like) a bad day, though on balance, it wasn’t that bad. It was a frustrating day. It should have been busy but there was a lot of hanging around due to problems some clients had had impacting on me. Stuff happens and it’s fine, and there was much apologising from some of my favourite clients! I understand. My hubby had also been home all day, poorly. The housework had been building up due to some busy days and, due to our lack of a dishwasher, the dishes were stacked high, and I knew they’d be waiting for me when I got home. So I walk through the door, greeted my lovely hubby and kids, walk into the kitchen and….he’d washed almost everything, bless him! The relief I felt over it was immeasurable! One big thing I was dreading doing (silly I know!) and I didn’t have to do it now. I gave him a huge hug and I could actually feel the endorphin release, it was lovely! And he felt appreciated. It was at that point I realised that I had been hold in my energy, and that had been causing me lack. I’d been feeling horrendous and suddenly felt great again! Oh, it seems so silly to me, but it’s a good reference to use.

Another example: I had a friend who hurt someone close to me very deeply. So deeply, that I just wanted to lash out at her, verbally and physically. I’m neither an aggressive nor a confrontational person, so this clearly wasn’t going to happen. I decided to send her a text message(!) to make my feelings clear to her, so I would release that negative energy, hoping I might feel better. I typed it out and went to press send, but it just felt so wrong and I really didn’t want to deal with the repercussions of it. So instead, I decided to make it into a positive thing. I deleted the message and sent my hubby a text telling him how much he meant to me and how much I loved him. It worked! I felt terrific, released all that energy and he got a lovely, uplifting message which made him feel appreciated and thus more positive. A win-win situation!

What if most illnesses, mild or serious, were because we were holding on to bad energy that we just couldn’t release? It’s said that stress is the basis of many illnesses. When you’re stressed, you’re probably holding onto your energy and it could be for a variety of reasons. For example, you don’t know where to send it, it’s angry energy so you don’t want to release it, or something hasn’t completed so you can’t put it where it’s meant to be.

If you could channel that energy build up elsewhere, if just for a short while, could you feel happier, less stressed, healthier? It reminds me of that old adage ‘Love makes the world go round’. What if it really does? What positive stuff could be achieved if we all just redirected our feelings to create more positivity in the world? It bears thinking about… 😉 x

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