HJ: Understanding and learning to work with life force energy (prana, qi, and so on) is of utmost importance for cultivating health, balance and happiness in ones life. Everything around us contains an energy at varying levels of intensity. When we can accurately sense and identify this inherent energy, we can begin to intuitively make sense of the world we experience, which is far more powerful and accurate than logic and reason. In this way, we can identify if people, places, foods, substances, etc. are healthy/positive/beneficial for us or potentially destructive, negative, disruptive or harmful. For example, we can sense the energies that another is projecting and understand their intention and motives beyond their words, which may contradict the energy they are emanating We can also easily identify what foods are beneficial for us based on he energetic feeling they leave in the body. This life force energy can also be gauged and identified in various situations, places or things, which can help us make decisions and learn what is perhaps a path we would rather not take.
One of the best things one can do to learn to identify these energies is meditate. Meditation, when practiced properly, quiets the mind and moves us into the heart-centered, intuitional space, which is the source of our ability to sense the energies inherent in all things. Regular practice will strengthen this skill and allow us to use it to begin actively sensing and interpreting the nature of all that we experience. In this state, we can learn to always choose those situations, experiences and things that nourish our highest good.
By Deborah Barr | Whole Health Resources
The Many Ways We Feed Ourselves
Everyone wants to move through life with vitality, radiant health, mental clarity and the ability to focus. We all want to experience emotional harmony, passion and fulfillment, love and support, connection, and abundance in all ways. Are you one of the many looking for the perfect foods, supplements, exercise, etc. that will bring you a sense of well being and equilibrium. While these things are helpful, focusing on them without attention to the ways everything feeds you, limits your potential.
We often take care in choosing and preparing foods that we believe will contribute to our well being. But most people don’t consider the many other ways they are being fed. The best foods and supplements cannot counter the effects of toxic environments, harmful attitudes and thoughts, destructive relationships, and joyless, unfulfilling lives.
You receive subtle vibrational energy from everything you expose yourself to. Your health and happiness are based on what you consume from everything in life including:
- visuals you see
- the sounds you hear
- the air you breathe
- the textures you touch
- the scents you smell
- the thoughts you think
- the emotions you feel
- your life’s work
- your relationships
- all environments you spend time in
- your view of life
Everything is Energy
To understand how the all of the above factors influence you, it’s helpful to become aware of all things as energy. Everything in the Universe is comprised of vibrational energy.
You have far more control over not only physical health, but also mental, emotional health and your life. You can make energy adjustments by choosing more appropriate ways of feeding yourself through all of your senses.
It’s important to look at what we eat; it’s important to look at our daily activities, environment, lifestyle, relationships, work—everything. They are all important. The process is not complete unless you look at your orientation to life itself, how you see life, your values and ethics, your goals, dreams, and overall direction; what you’re doing every day; how you’re spending your life and who you’re spending it with. Your view of life shapes your personal energy and causes you to make choices that will allow you to actualize your view.
You can make yourself open and receive abundant sources of energy that nourish and fuel every part of your health and life. OR you can close yourself off and create very strange situations that go against your health, happiness, and everything you say you want.
By thinking of the bigger picture and consciously making new choices you can change negative or unhealthy conditions for the better.
Deborah Barr, 25-year Holistic Health Counselor/Coach, speaker, and author, works with clients who want to reverse weight and health issues; achieve emotional harmony, radiant health, passion, peaceful living, work-life balance, and a life they love. She has received Professional training in Traditional Chinese Medicine with an emphasis on Nutritional Therapy, Whole Foods Cooking, Oriental Diagnosis, Herbal Medicine, and Shiatsu; Macrobiotics; Attitudinal Healing, Yoga and Spiritual Development, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. In 1985 she founded Whole Health Resources, the premier Holistic Health Center in Pittsburgh. WHR’s mission is to promote the healing and development of body, mind and spirit, and to teach an understanding of the relationship between diet, attitudes, lifestyle and wellness. She offers free help through her 2 e-zines, Natural Weight Loss™, and Whole Health Matters™, and free articles at www.wholehealthresources.com. She can be reached at 412.421.7760.