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Energy Flow

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The intensity of the tug and pull of emotions lately is more drastic because it reflects dramatic extremes playing out, one on top of another. We don’t have time to comprehend the full depth of one calamity before the next arrives to take its place. But with no time between, the issues tend to compound which begins to tip the balance of our energy scales.

I have felt my own energy swaying dramatically from high to low lately, in light of the climate disasters complicating the challenges of coping with the ongoing virus pandemic at a time when repeated white-on-black police violence has brought systemic racism to higher visibility just as the election season revs up the intensity of one-sided fact manipulating.

At the same time, family birthdays and anniversary opportunities have been augmented with measured time among friends, bringing great joy and fulfilling peacefulness.

The glint of familiar eyes; stories of ingenious pandemic-coping accomplishments by strangers who join forces to help others; a slice of incredible lemon meringue pie, served outside after a backyard meal; a playful family cat chasing in circles after a soon-to-be-favorite new toy.

There are always features of good and bad mingling in our everyday lives but not usually with such depth of emotion as we are seeing today. It can become exhausting.

It is more important than ever that we pay attention to that exhaustive impact and put in whatever effort is needed to compensate.

We need to give ourselves permission to not feel our best every minute of every day. Claim some time of your own where you can shut out all news and focus exclusively on yourself and immediate surroundings. Bring some balance back to your energy for coping with the swings in every direction. Refill your own tank by finding a way to give to someone in greater need.

I’ve been thinking about some of the negative news and views of powerful people lately and this occurred to me: Have they not seen “A Christmas Carol? Isn’t it a given by now that selfish and abusive behavior is on the wrong side of all that is right and good?

Where are all our ghosts of past, present, and future when we need them?

There are far too many people in power who need to receive a visit to rebalance their senses of what it is to become one’s best self.

It’s a good day to go find a slice of your favorite pie.

Balance your energy flow!



Written by johnwhays

September 20, 2020 at 10:36 am

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  1. Wow, John! YES!!! A resounding YES!!
    Sometimes I think I am losing my mind and that maybe I have it all wrong! But I know that isn’t true. Quite frankly it is frightening to me because there are people I know…people I love and respect…and I hear them talk in ways that I never in a million years would have thought they could speak.
    It is so important to take the breaks from the news. And I find more every day that it is really important to not feel the anger that wants to bubble up because if I go THERE then it is not long before my own energy goes dark…and sometimes nasty!!!
    A slice of pie sounds really nice 🙂
    Sweet Blessings to you and Cyndie. I hope that the fires are not near you…or affecting you…but I somehow doubt that is true. Sending you all good energy for health and well being!


    September 20, 2020 at 11:32 am

    • We are in sync once again in our thinking, Lorrie. Just milky white skies here from distant smoke plumes. Soaking up your positive vibrations! Thank you!


      September 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

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