rooting vs. protecting your energy
Right now, in this moment, you may be carrying a heavy load that’s not yours to hold.
Your shoulders may be weighing down with baggage that’s not yours to claim.
Your head may be overflowing with thoughts that are not your true beliefs.
Right now, you may be held back by energy that is not yours. And right now, it’s time to release that which is not yours to carry, to create space for your Self to come through.
In our society, there is a tremendous amount of input on our system. Flashy ads, noisy streets, loud voices… there is abundant stimuli all around. This is also not just isolated to big city centers anymore. Simply open up any app on your phone and it will provide you with moving image, sound, 24-hr windows to watch something, and usually all of it together.
There’s an overload of stimuli, masked as information, in our world, which in no way we could all take it equally or at once.
Our filtration system is overworked, not knowing which thought to let in, which opinion of someone else to leave behind, which voice in a cafe to zoom in on.
And whilst I’m not trying to paint a doomsday picture here, it’s just simple reality that the demands of our modern world are too high for our natural bodies.
However, rather than escaping it altogether (cabin in the woods anyone?), building an energetic wall or numbing yourself with whatever makes you feel better for a moment, it is far more powerful to acknowledge that the world isn’t necessarily going to change by the flick of a switch.
So you may as well learn how to live a lighter, rooted and aligned existence whilst the world around you continues to ask your attention.
Not possible, you say? You need that cabin in the woods?
Sure, restoring our nervous system by taking a break in nature and seeking a more quiet spot to live are amazing ways to support yourself and honour your energetic boundaries.
But seeing that as an escape rarely means that you are truly rooted in your own way of being. And that is exactly the key to this part of the empowerment process – rooting down in your own energy, your own body, your own beliefs and your own Being.
You see, with such an overstimulated system, your energetic body is wide open to receive all the energies around you. It has no capacity to filter out the bad stuff from the good so it resolves into just soaking it all up, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from yourself. No wonder, when most of what you’re carrying is not from you!
This is the deep inner work.
This is creating space to lean into what your body is telling you.
This is creating time to give your system what she needs.
This is radically taking up space with all those signs and nudges, so that you get to decipher your own Self from all the rest you soaked up during the days and weeks of overstimulation.
What do you want to be yours?
Is it an energised feeling, an expansive heart, a deep rooted belief that you’re worthy and beautiful?
You get to choose. You get to choose to leave behind your colleague’s intrusive opinion, the intense energy of a rude customer at the coffeeshop, your caregiver’s idea about money.
Choose what’s yours and leave behind the rest. It’s not easy, but it gets to be that simple.
Leaving what’s not yours means that you get the chance to get to know yourself on a deeper level, and then re-enter the world with spring-cleaned energy filters.
This approach doesn’t mean you need to build a wall around yourself to protect yourself from all the stimuli, opinions and energy of the outside world.
It means that you’re so rooted in your own energy that you, on a conscious ánd subconscious level, know exactly what’s yours to hold and yours to leave behind.
And once you’ve released all that heaviness, you’ll receive a new sense of lightness that allows you to get to the next level of your Self. She’s waiting for you. Lose the baggage and go meet her. It’s time.
What are you ready to let go of? Let me know in a comment below!
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