Day 8: Energy [31 Days of Possibility]

by Lani Voivod | @LaniVoivod

Aren’t we beautiful?

All this lovely skin, made up of cells, made up of atoms, made up of nuclei and electrons, made up of protons and neutrons, made up of quarks, and then maybe Higgs Boson particles, and so on, and so on, and scoobie-doobie-doobie…

There’s no end to it, you know. As maddeningly impossible as it is to imagine how small these elements are, the space in between our teeniest tiniest parts has been compared by some to a fly in the middle of a football stadium, and by others as the distance between galaxies, relatively speaking.

Which means we’re not solid. We’re, well, space.

We’re vast and empty nothingness in human form

We look solid, don’t we, though? But we’re not. We’re Energy. Vibrating, chargeable, changeable, transferable Energy.

We have these things that look like bodies, and around them whirl energy fields. Seriously! These energy fields can be seen and measured by certain medical equipment, certain high-tech thingamajigs.

Some people even have gifts and talents for seeing this miraculous Energy around us. Isn’t that something?

So here we are, these beautiful bundles of Energy, made up of the same stuff stars are made of. And most of the time we’re just cruising along, living our fascinating human lives, busy with so many things, minute by minute, day by day, oblivious to the truth of our makeup.

We run errands and make casseroles, play racquetball and go to the DMV. We love and yell and kiss and cry. We feel sorry for ourselves, and get angry at others. We hold people’s hands while they’re dying, and change newborns’ diapers and think their poop is the cutest, most darling thing we’ve ever seen. (Well, maybe I took that one too far, but you get the idea.)

And all the while, we’re vibrating. Our Energy, it’s swirling and twirling, reaching out, interacting with other Energy that passes through its field, and communicating in ways that can’t typically be seen by the untrained eye, but can often be felt, if we know how to tune into it.

Imagine if we all decided, every last one of us, that we would be responsible for our own swirling, twirling, vibrating Energy…

Imagine if we all agreed to take responsibility for the vibes we sent out into the world, and then agreed we would be graceful and compassionate enough to lovingly forgive anyone who wasn’t quite as good at managing their vibes as we were.

Wouldn’t that be something?

Maybe it’s time for a group nap?

Have you ever seen a preschooler who was way, way, wayyyyy overtired?

You look into his eyes and they’re anything from half-mast to downright feral looking.

A really overtired preschooler knows how to throw one heck of a tantrum, too. Howling, kicking and screaming, throwing himself on the floor – it’s quite a sight to behold!

So you know this kid needs a nap, and needs one badly. If only you could convince this beautiful child to trust you! If only you could just bring the child in the other room and let the child fall asleep safely, soundly, maybe even in your arms, or while you’re scratching his back…

A good nap can solve just about anything, and yet as adults we so often insist that we have to fight through it, kicking and screaming, snarling that we don’t have time, or there’s too much stuff to do to be so indulgent as to abandon our responsibilities of the moment, act like a 4 year old and NAP, for crying out loud!

“We are stardust.We are golden. And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” – Joni Mitchell

Imagine if we allowed ourselves to do what we needed to do to manage our Energy, so we could be the best version of ourselves for the people we love, for those who count on us, as well as for our own goals and dreams, and for the world around us.

There are so many simple ways to manage our Energy. Napping is one. Exercise is another. Taking a long hot shower, going for a walk, meditating, petting your dog or cat, eating healthy, nourishing foods, looking at a flower for five minutes, practicing yoga, kissing someone you love…

These strategies – these CHOICES – work.

When we understand that we are Energy, when we see ourselves as nothing more or less than vibrating stardust, our approach to the world and how we do things might, just might, shift, just a weeeeeeeeeee bit, in the right direction.

At the risk of sounding flowerchild-esque, I do believe at the depths of my being that the “right” direction is the one toward light and love, of compassion and smiles, rather than that anxious-tired-angry-afraid-frustrated-sad-confused explosion of ickiness and achiness that so many of us carry around and spread like germs because we don’t know (or think we don’t know) any other way.

Energy 2.0

This Energy – this radiant, vibrating Energy we manage every moment of every day – is now bolstered and amplified by technology, social platforms, and communication channels that spread our Energy far and wide, across continents, into living rooms and bedrooms, straight into brains, smartphones, and tender moments.

You are a seeker and/or aspiring virtuoso of Possibility, are you not?

As a seeker of possibility, a dreamer, a trailblazer…

As someone who is ready to be the storyteller of his own life, the bold and bodacious hero of her own story, may I make this gentle suggestion:

Do everything in your power to learn how to harness and channel and direct and celebrate that beautiful, mysterious, miraculous Energy of yours.

Align your thoughts with the highest vision and version of yourself and your life.

See and feel yourself as vibrating Energy, and know that you can change the frequency of what you’re focusing on, of what you’re bringing to you, and of what you’re putting out into the world.

And during the times when this gift, this task, this responsibility feels too impossible or harrowing to manage, please – oh please! – do yourself and everyone else a favor.

Take a nap. 

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