A common complaint from many people today is that they have 'no energy'. Many of us (myself included) seem to be constantly looking for ways to increase our energy so we can finally feel healthy and vibrant. What I find fascinating about that statement though, is that it doesn't really make sense. We are all just energetic beings; by definition we are energy, so it's impossible for us to have 'no energy'.
What we really mean when we say we have no energy is that we have low energy - or in other words, we are running on low vibrations.
Now, growing up I remember the Beach Boys talking about Good Vibrations, but no one ever really taught me the difference between high vibrational energy and low vibrational energy until relatively recently, so I want to unpack that a bit for you now.
Low vibrational energy are feelings like anger, hatred, jealousy, despair, self criticism, shame. You'll notice that even when you say these out loud that you feel lower, murkier and less energised. On the other hand, high vibrational feelings are things like love, peace, joy, gratitude, acceptance. These feel lighter and brighter and more expansive.
If you want to feel more energised then you want to run on a higher vibrational energy and the great thing about this is that it's totally within your control. No need to down a can of Mother or grab a triple shot latte to make you feel more energised - grab a pen and paper and let's get your light shining NOW.
On this piece of paper, write down everything you did yesterday and then next to it, how you felt about doing it. Here's an example:
You get the drift. What you are essentially doing is becoming really aware of whether you are running on low vibrations or high vibrations throughout your day, and more importantly, what things make you feel high or low.
Now, let's change your energy!
Awareness is the first big step in any type of change we want to make in life and this exercise will be a massive leap in creating different energy in your life. You get to change your energy by changing your thoughts, your behaviours and your actions so by looking at your list you can start to choose a different option that will bring you higher energy. Looking at that same list, here are some options you could choose:
You can see that it's relatively simple to come up with things YOU have the power to do to change the level of your energy. Of course not all of these will be easy - perhaps you have to stay in a job you don't like right now, for example, but you can always change the thoughts you are thinking about it and the energy you bring to it.
I recommend doing this for a whole week - write down each day and how you felt and you'll really start to see common themes of things that aren't working for you or serving your highest and brightest energy.
Remember, you have the power to create your own energy. Try this out and let me know how it goes for you.