Energy–The 1st Co-Creative Power
Because it operates as the switchboard to all other Creative Powers—Mind, Feelings, Speech and Actions—Energy is the first stop on our journey to transformation. As you will learn as you travel through each Creative Power, when you activate one, the others reverberate. For instance, when you think, feel, speak or act in ways that enliven you, it boosts both the quantity and quality of your Energy. The Creative Power of Energy is the paramount portal for up-leveling because our “vibration” is the current and currency we exchange in the marketplace of life. The more joyful we are, the more connected to our true essence and resources we will be. Our Energy is like the weather—stormy, sunny or mild, wherever we go, it goes. Regardless of the words we speak, people respond to our Energy. We’ve all been in interactions where we’re left wondering what the person really meant because their words and Energy contradicted each other. Research suggests that more than seventy percent of communication occurs without people having to say a single word. If someone is being arrogant or disinterested, regardless of the words, we will feel adversely impacted. When we interact with a person who is warm and kind, even if they aren’t perfectly eloquent, we are positively affected. We can read a person’s Energy just by the way they walk into the room. Think of the Energy that is emitted by the guy who saunters into a room with slumped shoulders and a caved chest, do we gravitate towards him? Do we even notice the woman with apologetic Energy who seems to disappear as she slips into the room?
Being Versus Doing
Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Energy, or who we are being, is the context or first force behind everything we think, feel, say or do. And yet, when we think about changing our lives we usually resolve to do something different; we might read self-help books, take seminars, lose weight, re-do our resume, possibly even consider a nip and tuck. We take actions. Actions are crucial to changing our lives but without addressing the context from which all actions come, we create superficial change, not transformation. When we bypass our Energy and rush into action, our efforts can backfire. Say you want to be more recognized and rewarded at work but fear that you will fall short compared to co-workers. Perhaps you also think that your boss is not looking out for your best interests. Without knowing it, the actions you take, whether they be speaking up in meetings, offering to take on special projects, or even casual conversations with work mates, will be tainted with fear and distrust and attract more of the same. Your Energy will tell on you. Or, say you think you’re out of shape and decide you’ll jumpstart your health with a juice fast. If your Energy is laced with punitive self-judgment, your fast could easily end up in a rebellious fall from grace, and into a bag of chips. Recall a time when you felt depressed or down-hearted—not the best day to go for a job interview or call that guy who gave you his number. When our Energy is low, we perceive “lack” and it translates into scarcity feelings and thoughts—we might feel needy, victimized or helpless. Everything is affected by our Energy or who we’re being, which is why it is essential to learn to create this internal state intentionally. A medley of our physical state and consciousness, our Energy reflects our experiences, attitude, beliefs, feelings, mood and worldview. Aligning our Energy so that it is consistent with the vibration of our higher self and what we want more of is a crucial first step in our journey of transformation. We call on the Creative Power of Energy as we learn to summon on-demand, radiant, loving and magnetic Energy. We have storehouses of this valuable resource within us, but we sometimes think that joy, enthusiasm, or even a cheerful mood happens purely by accident.
The Law of Attraction
We do not attract that which we want, but that which we are. ––James Allen
We are intentional human beings. We have a choice about what we create. Every situation offers us a new opportunity to become more conscious of our role as a creator. The substance of what we create comes not from what we do, but how we do it—the quality of our Energy. When we become intentional about our Energy, or who we are being, we take care to offer genuinely warm, positive Energy. By consciously authoring our Energy so that it’s in alignment with our Spirit, we are more trusting, accepting, courageous and open. In this way, the Law of Attraction, which states that, “like attracts like,” works in our favor. Our Energy sends a powerful message the universe about what to bring to us. As you move through the upcoming levels of the Creative Power of Energy you will learn new and different ways to Spiral Up by shifting your Energy. You’re already familiar with some of them from the Foundation Level. In fact you’ve probably experienced it thousands of times through the mood-lifting benefits of exercise. Whenever I swim, practice yoga or dance, I notice a breakthrough moment when my bound-up Energy is freed to flow again. At those times I feel as though I could go on forever. Afterwards, I’m more optimistic, carefree, spontaneous and resilient; whatever I do next is enhanced with expanded possibilities. Reality is extraordinarily fluid, constantly changing, mutating and evolving. Because everything embodies Energy and Energy connects us to everything else, this plentiful flow of creative juice is always streaming through us. When we feel fluid we are living as Spirit–our core essence. It’s only when we’ve pinched off that flow that we cut ourselves off from our current of well-being. To flow spontaneously and effortlessly we have to be aware of, and steer away from, thoughts and experiences that make us feel heavy or dense, and move instead toward thoughts that light us up. When the Energy channels of our Spiral are open, our availability to experience miracles increases—we tune in to subtle messages and transmit our intentions to the universe without static or interference. Flowing Energy exudes confidence and primes the rest of our Creative Powers for positive and optimal performance. As you experienced earlier when you created your Vision, to conceive of expanded possibilities our Energy must be flowing. Dancing, running, laughing and sex are just some of the activities that return us to our most fluid selves. Contemplative practices are also effective Energy shifters. You can do a complete turnaround in your Energy and your day simply by taking five minutes to sit quietly and deepen your breathing. If you became masterful with only one Creative Power—your Energy—this will begin to transform you into the woman you were always meant to be. You will learn new ways to consciously open and free your Energy, as well as deliberately direct it. In doing so, you’ll discover firsthand the incredible capacity of your internal state to open you up to the work of the Divine—your highest guidance.
You are joy, looking for a way to express. It’s not just that your purpose is joy, it is that you are joy. You are love and joy and freedom and clarity expressing. Energy—frolicking and eager—that’s who you are. —Abraham-Hicks