Im­prov­ing our en­ergy

Whanganui Midweek - - CARING FOR THE ELDERLY - With Carla Lang­mead

For the past 30 years I have mea­sured my life and well­be­ing in “en­ergy” flow. Back then those of us who led their lives like this were some­times con­sid­ered a lit­tle odd and la­belled hip­pies or new agers. I’ve al­ways been re­luc­tant to write about this in­tan­gi­ble thing which is also known as chi, reiki, or in Aotearoa as mauri. it’s not some­thing we can an­a­lyse, but sci­ence is be­gin­ning to mea­sure shifts in fre­quen­cies both in­side of us and out­side. From a per­sonal per­spec­tive it’s so ob­vi­ous and so elu­sive all at the same time; it’s some­thing that I know ex­ists in me and out of me, and is not ex­clu­sive to any­thing or any­one. En­ergy just IS and we are all mov­ing in it in our own cho­sen ways. I love neu­ro­science be­cause it gives me a lan­guage to try and frame what oth­er­wise was seen as weird. There have been plenty of ex­per­i­ments done on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween faith, be­liefs and cells and the mea­sure­ment of en­ergy lev­els. One of the lead­ers on this sub­ject is Dr Joe Dis­penza, from whose pro­gres­sive work­shop I have re­cently re­turned. It was a lifechang­ing week­end, and was not what I ex­pected! Which is great be­cause if I didn’t get sur­prised with new in­for­ma­tion, then I would not have learned any­thing, and not learn­ing any­thing new means no op­por­tu­ni­ties for growth and change.

So this is all very well but what does this mean for us on a day-to-day level? Each of us has an elec­tro­mag­netic sig­na­ture which is made up of who we think we are. It’s our be­lief sys­tems. How these be­lief sys­tems got there de­pends on our lives, our ex­pe­ri­ences and our re­sponses to them. If we have told our­selves some­thing long enough then it be­comes embed­ded in us and cre­ates our per­son­al­ity or our per­sonal re­al­ity. We all do this: This is what one of the func­tions of the brain is for, to make mean­ing of things. How­ever, ac­cept­ing that we make mean­ings of things also means we hold the abil­ity to make NEW mean­ings, and once we be­come fully aware of this fact means then we have to take more own­er­ship of what we at­tach our thoughts to. Our emo­tions will cer­tainly in­form us of that just in case we won’t.

So what do we do once we be­come aware? We have some free­dom, and we have a space to cre­ate some­thing new, or choose to ig­nore it and cre­ate a pho­to­copy of the day be­fore. If we al­ways do what we’ve al­ways done, we will al­ways get what we al­ways got! Ac­cord­ing to an­cient writ­ings the chakras or en­ergy cen­tres can be­come stag­nant, stuck or over stim­u­lated, so it’s no sur­prise that some folk want to stay asleep be­cause “wak­ing up” means we have to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for our choices which is al­ways go­ing to be un­com­fort­able. How­ever, that dis­com­fort is also the path­way to free­dom. My mahi sim­ply sup­ports peo­ple through that dis­com­fort. It is NOT my role to take that dis­com­fort away as that will take away the gift that waits on the other side. I of­fer a range of ways to shift from our old “selves” into a space where we can cre­ate some­thing new. To com­mit to any sort of change has the po­ten­tial to get the en­ergy flow­ing in a more bal­anced way, in­creas­ing bet­ter health out­comes. Once we re­alise what we do (or don’t do) af­fects who we are then we be­come ac­tive par­tic­i­pants in our own well­be­ing, and then any­thing is pos­si­ble. Check me out on www.car­las­coach­ing­forhealth.com. Face­book: www.face­book.com/ 1on1onone/

Carla has re­cently re­turned from a pro­gres­sive work­shop by Dr Joe Dis­penza.

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