With January under-way, many of us are thinking about the direction of our lives or what we want for ourselves, our families and communities this year.
We may be setting new intentions, which of course lead us to making decisions to set us on those paths.
There has certainly been a lot of energy and focus on 2012. It has been a marker for many as a time for deep change. I think it’s going to be a big year. Already in my energy healing practice, I’m working with people taking big steps in changing things in their lives…and the energetic transformation that is needed to do so.
Over the last few years we have been in a process of accelerated growth. For some it’s been subtle. For others, it’s been much more shocking to the system. Either way, the transformation has been (and still is) about personal power.
We’re living more from the core, so to speak, and finding what moves us into action. Clarity of Self and living from purpose are key factors in raising our vibration and living in the flow right now. Both of these things take awareness and a willingness to step onto a new and most likely unfamiliar road.
If we are lucky we stay clear and present to the energy and we open up to the energetic flow we need to co-create a new reality. We can stay with the self-inquiry of, “What wants to be moving through me?” as we grow.
But, when the change is big, we often go into fear. We trigger some internal resistance which takes us down the road of avoiding or self-sabotaging our dreams.
Or we head toward the other end of the spectrum and we end up so focused on where we want to get to — so intently — that we create an imbalance of longing and disappointment; which traps us outside of that wonderful place of flow where we receive what we are so longing for.
The pattern of resistance most of know all too well. It contracts us energetically and we have to step back and look at what is really going on in order to let go of old energetic patterns and emotional energy. To move beyond the “stuckness’ we have to let go of those old familiar ways of Being.
The pattern of longing and disappointment may be more subtle and may even go unnoticed. When we hear ourselves say over and over, “Why can’t I get this to happen,” this energetic pattern may be the culprit. I call this the hurry up already syndrome.
The energetic constriction comes when we are in longing, and holding on so tightly to creating, that we lose our receiving mechanism – thus the disappointment.
Energetically we get ahead of ourselves. This takes us out of our right-timing. It takes us out of receiving mode, and typically out of self care. We become energetically fixated and the energy stifles and contracts.
The way out of this is to come back to the question, “What wants to move through me?”
Rev. Michael Beckwith calls this type of inner questioning “visioning”. If you want to know more about this you can check out my post called “How to Boost Your Visualization Work. Envision First.”
But, this simple question can be a great reminder for us when we are in resistance to what we want. It can help us find that discipline we need to sit down and do our work, especially when it feels hard to look within so deeply.
Asking ourselves this can also be a reminder of movement when we are holding on tightly.
It can remind us that there is indeed something beyond our mind that can guide us back into balance. The answers to this question may surprise you, when asked from a place of holding on too tightly. They often sound more like, “go play”, “laugh more,” or “go exercise.” (At least that’s what my Higher Self says to me!)
This can be confusing and even frustrating because you want so deeply! Your head may say, “How can I play when I am trying to get this to happen?!”
If you hear this type of thing…stop and do what your inner voice or Higher Self says! It may not seem logical to you at the time because it often is addressing the issue of self care, which gets thrown off when we get into the hurry up already syndrome. But doing what that deep inner wisdom asks of you will indeed help you get back into the flow and that right timing you need to receive.
The expansive nature of play is key to any kind of creative growth, especially when we find ourselves overly-focused on what we are trying to create. It can help us get out of a myopic energy pattern and back into the flow, reconnecting us to ourselves at that level of self care.
This level of self care is where we pay attention again to what inspires us and re-charges us in the moment vs what is out ahead of us. It is in this place that we can re-establish our co-creative energy.
So as you step into the changes you are creating this year — or they may have indeed already found you — look at how tightly you may be holding-on to what you are creating.
Most likely, the changes you are working on now have been coming for a while. We’ve been planning at deep levels for years (whether you are conscious of this or not), so you may indeed be ahead of your own energy. You may be in the “hurry up already” mode. If so, you know the question to ask yourself. And, you know what to do when you hear the answer of your heart.
Stacy Vajta is a master energy healer, helping Indigos and other energy-aware folks work with their energy and transform their lives. She's on a mission to help those who feel stuck get to the energetic root of the matter and expand! Visit her Expanded Pathways website.