How Your Energy Works
It is widely recognised that everything is energy, and that the body contains energy centres (known as chakras) that help to regulate the flow of positive energy throughout the body. This energy or ‘chi’ is the life force that influences our own energetic state. When we have full control of our energy and it is high frequency positive we are functioning at our optimum best. This enables us to build harmonious relationships with other people, to work efficiently and effectively and to be content and at peace.
How your body feels and physically reacts in certain situations helps you gain a better understanding of how energy is harnessed and used to display feelings and emotions. When negative energy builds up in the solar plexus, and you experience an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, it is usually a sign that warns you of potential threat. Paying attention to your body and noticing the feeling enables you to identify and accept what is going on around you. You are then more able to relax and to respect your own self-worth. If you choose to ignore the warning feeling you may find that the feeling intensifies and alters and influences your mood and behaviour in a negative way.
Working the Chakras
You have the power to influence your mood and the way in which other people view you simply by working on the individual chakras or energy centres. For example: when you want to command respect or a powerful presence focusing on the base chakra gives you a stronger sense of grounding and creates a rock solid impression, that is beneficial in situations where you are engaging with an audience or facing a difficult situation. Each chakra governs specific functions and areas of the body so it is worth learning how to work with these influential energy centres. The Chakras can become out of balance and seeking the help and support of a qualified holistic therapist in either Chakra Balancing, Reiki, Energy Healing Shiatsu or Acupuncture can help to rebalance them. For more information on these therapies see our pages on Chakra Balancing, Reiki, Energy Healing, Shiatsu, and Acupuncture.
Our energy levels fluctuate and can quickly become threatened by other people, without us even being fully aware. Negative energy that thrives on anger, frustration, depression, aggression and other negative forms of behaviour can form an attachment to our personal energy and create a leak of positive energy. You may experience this as a shift in your previous good mood so that you feel suffocated or have a sinking feeling or begin to take on the negative behaviour of the other person. In essence, this person is leeching your good energy for their own personal use, and may or may not even be aware that is what they are doing.
Self protection is a quick way to ensure your own energy stays clean and remains yours. Simply visualise yourself inside a bubble filled with good, positive energy. Your energy can freely flow in and out of the bubble but all negative energy heading your way bounces straight off the outside of the bubble.
Feed your energy
Life force energy requires continual maintenance so that your energy is positive and vibrant and fully charged. Ensuring you are giving your body good nutrition, plentiful natural light and oxygen, fresh water and regular exercise will keep energy levels regulated and topped up instead of depleted. Energy naturally ebbs and flows so understanding how best to work with the natural current will impact on your health, vitality and wellbeing in many beneficial ways.