“What you see is a direct result of what you believe”
Recently when I was in Peru, I had the honor of working with the world-renowned Jorge Luis Delgado, author of “Andean Awakenings.” We were blessed to have many discussions with him as a group and one-on-one about life, love, service and wisdom. As we toured several sacred sites throughout the Sacred Valley of Peru, Jorge Luis, Edgar and I would take turns teaching and sharing our wisdom. Every time Jorge Luis spoke I felt as if I was speaking and he said the same thing about me. We ended up calling each other “twin” because this happened so often.
One similarity we all had in our teaching was around the topic of “heavy energies.” Put simply, a heavy energy is something you hold either in your mind or in your emotions that causes you to feel bad and not have harmony/balance in your life. From my own experience, I have seen that heavy energies come from the thoughts that we hold in our minds. We run “soap operas” constantly about possible future scenarios or re-play past scenarios over and over again. Our subconscious minds do not know the difference between what is real and what is not real. It responds solely based on where our “attention” is, so if our attention is on something “heavy” or what we don’t want, it assumes that is our truth and what we want to see in our life; so BAM it creates that in our reality.
To quote from the movie “Eat, Pray, Love,”…”You have to learn to choose your thoughts like you choose your clothes everyday!” Choose the ones that make you feel good when you “try them on!” This is easier said than done for most people. Most of the time we let our thoughts and our lives run US instead of the other way around. This usually is due to focusing on self more than others; a false belief of “I am what other people think;” and/or living from the head more than the heart. The way I look at it, if we do something from the head, it is usually ordinary and ego-based. If we do something from the heart, it is EXTRA-ordinary and service-based. It comes from love.
How do you learn to control your mind and eliminate heavy energies from your life? Start with working on yourself. To quote Jorge Luis, “the most important contribution we can make to the evolution of life is our own personal development.” You love life as much as you love yourself. You treat others the same way you treat yourself. Your relationship with others reflects the relationship you have with yourself. It always comes back to self.
So, just for today…lose some weight in the area of energy instead of fat. Take some time to do something you love, spend time with those who bring you joy, be in nature, breathe, spend time with an animal, forgive someone who you have been angry with for a long time, go someplace you love, have a cup of coffee…DO WHATEVER BRINGS YOU JOY! You do not take care of what you do not value so start to value yourself again. TAKE CARE OF YOU!
I’ll check in tomorrow to see how many pant sizes you dropped… 😉
Floating like the feather in “Forrest Gump”,