Since becoming a Reiki Master, I’ve decided to turn the focus of some of my articles to more spiritual concepts. In this article, I explain how to use spiritual energy to take back your personal power and improve your life.
What Is Spiritual Energy?
Spiritual energy can be difficult to define. Oftentimes, it gets mixed up in the idea of religion. Religion is a man-made concept used to define anything outside what would be considered reality. Spirituality, on the other hand, has to do with the energy those religions are built around. For those who identify as atheist or agnostic, the term spiritual may not work. In this case, spiritual energy can also be referred to as life-force energy.
In order to understand energy, you must first understand the concept of “the beginning”. This can be the scientific Big Bang or the religious view of a Higher Power with intelligent creation in mind. Either way, you’re looking at the same basic concept for the purposes of this piece.
Imagine a small, densely-compacted ball of energy that contains everything that is and everything that ever will be. This densely compacted ball explodes outward, expanding and transforming into the universe, the stars, the planet earth, and all of life on this planet.
Energy can never be created nor destroyed. It can only be changed. Once you learn how to tap into your own personal life force energy, you can put it to work for you.
How Spiritual Energy Connects to ‘The Law of Attraction’
In 2006, a movie called “The Secret” took the Internet by storm. This film explained in clear, easy-to-understand language something Buddha taught millennia ago. Buddha said this: “What you think about, you bring about”. The difference between those who believe life “happens” to them and those who make life happen is all in how you use The Law of Attraction.
Stop Giving Away Your Life Force Energy
To make spiritual energy (or life force energy) work for you, you must understand that you have personal power. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, what you believe in or your status in life, you have free will and personal power.
And, if you’re like most people, you’ve been giving that personal power away most of your life. Parents, teachers, friends, lovers, spouses, co-workers, bosses, and even the media have influenced your own personal energy since you were born. You’ve been instilled with ideas, beliefs, and fears that have come directly from the minds of others.
To give you an example of this, let’s talk about prejudice. Let’s say you had an uncle who always talked negatively about Jewish people. Every chance he got he used anti-semitic slurs to describe them. Twenty years later, you’re an adult and whenever you meet a Jewish person, you feel a knot in your stomach. You’re uneasy around them, snap at them, and just feel angry but you’re not sure why.
Your energy has been influenced.
Another example of how you give your life force energy away is your response to peer pressure. Let’s say, for example, you work in an office where all the women dress and act in a certain way. When you begin working there, you immediately find yourself buying new clothes and talking and acting more like them in an effort to fit in. You are no longer being your individual self.
Your energy has been influenced.
The Law of Attraction in Action
Now that you understand how you’ve been giving your life force energy away and allowing it to be influenced, it’s time to talk about what to do with all this reacquired energy. This is where you can really put The Law of Attraction to work for you.
Remember, what you think about, you bring about. And also remember that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed. Energy can be neutral, negative or positive. Neutral energy just is. It’s really not doing much. It’s just sort of hanging out, being itself, waiting for a thought, an emotion, or an action to transform it.
This is where you come in.
How many times have you been worried that something is going to happen and that exact thing happens? It’s almost like you called the event to you by worrying about it. On the other hand, how many times have you heard of people lucky enough to win the lottery twice? It’s almost as if they’ve swallowed a four-leaf clover or something.
This is the Law of Attraction in action. Thoughts, followed by strong emotions, create your reality. Those who have experienced a lot of negativity in their lives will most likely experience even more negativity. In contrast, those who’ve had more positive life experiences will have more of same.
This is because like attracts like.
The good news is, you can make a conscious decision right now, today to change anything negative in your life into positive. You understand energy now. You now know that it’s possible for you to attract what you want into your life just by thinking and feeling strongly about it.
So what do you want?
Make Spiritual Energy Work for You – A Step-by-Step Process
Step 1 – Get Confident
Now that you know what you can do with energy, get confident about it. Understand your own power and your own personal self-worth. Understand that you were put on this earth for a reason and that you have something positive to contribute. The more confident you feel about who you are and your place in the world, the stronger and more positive you will feel.
Step 2 – Let Go
You were not put on this earth to suffer. Let me say that again: You were not put on this earth to suffer. Maybe you did something in your past that makes you feel guilty or ashamed but you’re a different person now. You deserve forgiveness. The instant you forgive yourself for past wrong-doings is the instant you stop punishing yourself and living in the past. If you continue to believe you should be punished, you will be and turning your life around will be that much harder.
Step 3 – Be Grateful
Maybe you’re so overwhelmed with all the negativity in your life that it’s all you can focus on. While it’s completely understandable, it also keeps you stuck in a rut. The more you think about what’s going wrong in your life, the more of that same energy you’ll attract. Stop for a moment and think about what you’re grateful for. What do you have that brings light into your life? Focus on those things with all your heart.
Step 4 – Write it Out
Think about what you want in your life. Get clear in your mind about exactly the type of life you want. If you’re currently going through a negative situation, think about what you would like instead. Now grab a pen and piece of paper and write down what you want. If you’re in debt write, “I have plenty of money”. If you’re in poor health write, “I am in vibrant health”. If you suffer from anxiety, write, “I am a calm, relaxed person”.
Avoid writing anything negative. “I don’t want to be sick” won’t work because the universe does not understand words like “don’t”. Always write in the positive and in the present tense. For example, instead of “I will be healthy” write “I am healthy”. This changes this neutral energy into a positive force that literally pulls what you want into your life.
Step 5 – Really Feel It
Really feeling it goes back to gratitude but instead of feeling gratitude for what you have now, feel gratitude for what you want to attract into your life. Visualize that what you have listed on that piece of paper has already happened. Feel that happiness and relief right now. Let your heart swell and overflow with gratitude for the amazing gifts that have come into your life. The stronger your positive emotion, the more of that emotion and those things you will attract into your life.
Spiritual energy is a powerful thing. We were born with it, yet we live in a society that does everything it can to take it away. Or worse, pretends it doesn’t exist. If you remember nothing after you finish reading this article, remember this: Be grateful. The more grateful you are for the positive in your life, the more of it you will attract and the healthier and happier you will be.
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