First, let me clarify what I mean by silence, and a noisy world.
When I speak (okay, write) about silence, I’m speaking about inner silence, when that incessant internal dialogue (although, it’s often more like a monologue) finally stops, or lessens enough that we can be more fully present. That internal dialogue is also a part of what I call “noise.” The other aspect of the “noise,” is the never-ending incoming information and/or continuous communication that is so rampant today.
Whether it’s internal dialogue, or continually being conjoined with your cellphone, it all requires mental activity. Whether you’re reading, listening, viewing, or conversing (audibly or by text/email), it’s all mental activity that perpetuates our internal noise. When we add having internal dialogues with people that aren’t even there, because we’re thinking about them, it just continues to add to our inner noise.
Given how technology is completely changing our way of life, it’s actually not surprising. However, there are aspects to having that continual noise that is not so beneficial.
Here are 3 reasons why re-establishing more inner silence can benefit you:
1. Mental activity requires energy. I actually wrote about this in one of my earlier blog posts titled “The #1 Way We Lose Energy.” The more energy you use mentally, the less energy you have for other things.
2. Excessive mental activity stresses our body. Robert Sapolsky, who studied the stress response for 30 years, was quoted as having said, “For humans, we turn on the stress response for purely “psychological states,” thinking about things. And so we’re doing it for non-physiological reasons, and we’re doing it non-stop.” Therefore, not only does less mental activity reduce the inner noise, it also helps your body to relax. Relaxation is key to helping the body move out of the stress response and back to taking care of itself instead.
3. If our attention is elsewhere, we can’t be fully present and fully engaged in the moment.
How do you find silence in a noisy world?
Visit the “#1 Way We Lose Energy” post for suggestions. Additionally, consider purchasing a copy of the “Everyday Subtle Energetic Influences: And How to Transform Them” book, along with the just released, “Everyday Subtle Energetic Influences Companion Journal.” The companion journal was specifically designed to help you be more fully present and aware before, during, and after doing each of the exercises. Therefore, the writing prompts are exercise specific and will help you to more fully recognize what and/or how you are contributing to your inner noise, that is not only costing you energy, but stressing your body as well.
That’s why I created both the book and the companion journal, because I wanted to help people not only to increase their inner silence and decrease energetic discomforts, but to help them recognize how it’s happening, and how to transform it. This is truly a gift to give yourself.
I’ve actually heard some amazing stories from people who did the exercises in the book, but unfortunately, their story doesn’t make its way to Amazon for others to read.
I sincerely hope you’ll purchase both the book and journal, and actively do the exercises that have the potential to help anyone tremendously. And if you do have transformative experiences, please take a few moments to tell me your story using the Contact Form on this site.
Sincerely wishing you greater inner silence and peace.
This journal encourages those who are just beginning their Reiki journey, and have at least completed Reiki I and II, to use what they’ve learned to help themselves. Each day contains 7 prompts to help you to be more fully present before, during, and after your self-Reiki session, while helping you to deepen your energetic awareness and innate intuition. This will also help bring greater relaxation and spiritual connectedness.
The Journal should be available later this month!
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Adult Coloring Book - Affirmations & More
Adult Coloring Book for Positive Change - Affirmations & More is intended to encourage you to engage your greatest innate resource – your mind, while also allowing you to flex your creativity with color, and more. When changes can occur in the mind, everything else in your life naturally and effortlessly reflects this. It has been purposely formatted so you can also cut out what you’ve colored and frame the image to add to your personal spaces as reminders, while providing you with an activity that will not only help you to de-stress, but also help you to create a more affirmative focus for your life.
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As an adult, do you like to color? I've heard it said that coloring is the new yoga for some people, because they find it that enjoyable and relaxing. As an adult, do you like coloring? What do you like to color with (e.g. color pencils, markers, water color, etc.)? Do you find it relaxing? Tell us in the comments.
Originally published 8/14/2017
One of the many reasons I teach people about energy healing, and why it’s so important, is because l too had to go through my own learning curve in truly discovering and recognizing the many subtleties of energy, and how it affects me. Then, I discovered through working with others, that the same holds true for everyone else.
When it comes to doing energy healing as self-care, I came to recognize that there are 3 ways we experience energy (I actually cover this in more detail in the “The Ways We Experience Energy – With Special Focus on Our Own Energy” webinar.) And they are:
External Energies – This can be environmental, from a distance, projections, or the unseen.
The Here and Now – This is in your immediate environment and could be the location, a person near you, or some “thing” in the unseen (e.g. the spirit of a person who has deceased and passed). Whatever the source, it's happening here and now.
Your Own Energy – This can be the energy of your body, it could be past recordings, you are “perceiving” energy (e.g. you are receiving like a radio), or due to your attention (where your thoughts are directing your energy).