10 things I learned when I started working with my own energy

Working with energy can be tricky at best, and utterly discouraging at worst. But when I find that connection, the currents of what I feel power all things, the world feels right. I am a bit new to actively working with my own energy/vibrational frequency, like meditation and breathing to figure through ailments or illnesses and even emotional maladies, but I am not new to the feeling of that connection.

It’s what I believe is my drive. What motivates me to try try try until I succeed. So when I truly concentrated on not only feeling and holding that connection to myself, but actively manipulating it, I started to feel stronger, more awake and aware, and more at peace with myself.

I am continuing to learn and develop, as we all do as human souls, but I wanted to see a physical detail of virtues or traits that I believe I have cultivated throughout this journey. So I sat down the other day and wrote out what I felt I have learned through my trials and errors with meditations, dreamwork, journaling, and working with my own energy.

Patience

Being patient with myself, my journey, my emotional and mental processing. Patience in outcomes, being the listener more than the speaker, growing in wisdom by waiting out impasses and learning from failures. Being patient with loved ones and their paths, being patient with time.

Resilience

Resilience + self reliance, learning to bounce back from setbacks, using mistakes as learning tools to help develop better ways of being, living, doing, + thinking. Battling addictions and growing victorious; wiping myself off and standing back up, ignoring + disassociating from judgment. Using constructive criticism to better myself + further my goals.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness for myself and those who have made their own mistakes at my expense, forgiveness in my relationships, my status. Refusing to be a victim, acknowledging and accepting my flaws + not operate in self-deprecation or shame. Empowering myself to learn from my imperfections.

Setting boundaries

Learning to stop when enough is enough, limiting self indulgences, boosting motivation + discipline. Learning when + how to say “no” and how to limit putting others’ needs above my own, recognizing my voice + self advocating. Speaking out to defend myself as necessary, offering council + taking council only when warranted. Learning how to protect myself from coercion, manipulation, guilt trips. Protecting my emotions + mental stability.

Self respect

Learning to respect myself by being impeccable with my word: when I make promises or commitments to myself and carry out, I feel more growth and enlightenment within and I am someone who I can respect. Setting myself up for success + growth, limiting self sabotaging thoughts + actions, directing my intellect + talents to set and achieve goals.

Spiritual hygiene

Taking time to self assess, self reflect and recognize where I am growing spiritually, where I am lacking, and what new things I’ve experienced throughout my day/week/month/year. Keeping journals + logs of prayers, spellings, intonations, meditations, observations + things of interest in growing in spirit.

Grounding + staying grounded

Learning what resonates, speaks to me, helps connect me to earth’s circuitry. Drumming, singing + chanting to achieve harmony and balanced frequencies. Learning how to stay attuned to that frequency more often than being out of tune.

Letting go

Ceasing to perseverate on things beyond my control, learning to be impartial + distanced from things that no longer serve me or will serve me, accepting the flux of change, leaving short term fixes behind to embrace the full range of healing that comes with letting shit go.

Confidence + courage

Finding my stomach, tuning myself into my inner wolf, becoming confident in my abilities, intelligence, wit and humor. Learning to approach all things without fear. Breathing through anxiety, working through obstacles, learning to trust my gut. Being assertive in myself + standing firm in my values.

Trusting in myself

Accepting my strengths and limitations, urging my heart to understand them, opening myself to my intuition, my own vulnerability + learning to fall in love with my own soul and spirit.

 

 

I hope this serves as inspiration to look inward and embrace all that you have learned and all that your spirit has achieved. You’re strong, you’re human, and you’re full of energy just waiting to be harnessed. If ever you would like an energy or plant reading to help you along your unique journey, please feel free to get in touch. I am in my happy place when helping others find that connection to their own energy frequencies.

 

Many blessings, Dear Hearts❤

 

 

Mugwort for Dreaming

As I sit under the blanket of dim stars, Jupiter rising in the East, I am aware of the irony of my position:

I’ve never had the inclination to ingest something for the sole purpose of dreaming. I have never experienced a lack in meaningful dreams, sometimes lucid, other times just enough lucidity to let me know I am dreaming–even if everything else is out of my dream-control. Sometimes I feel I dream too much, and it’s these moments where I seek a tea or herbal that will either prevent dreams from fully materializing or completely erase my memory of having dreamt at all. So why would I actively seek out a means to make me dream when I already do so in vivid color and form?

I honestly have no concrete way of explaining what it is I seek through dreams. Something hiding? Something lost? Something I’ve forgotten? Something I need to learn… This fact is not lost on me: I sometimes don’t even know what it is I seek abstractly, let alone be able to describe this “searching for answers to questions I can’t even formulate” feeling.

But here I sit, outside in the chilly Spring air, sipping hot mugwort tea. While winter tries and tries, fiercely clutching the land in one last silent song, I am willing good omens to come.

I suppose we’ll see what we see.

 

[featured image courtesy of Wikipedia]