We seem to hear and read a lot about clean erergy and here’s what we’ve found helps generate more of it. Below are a few things you can do to start feeling lighter, more positive and healthier.
How are you fueling your energy?
What you eat affects you down to a cellular level. We’ve all experienced the heavy, paralyzing feeling of a food coma – usually after a high-carb meal. Try not to think about calories, but instead focus on your food’s life path. In other words, the next time you sit down to eat, ask yourself, “When was this food last living and what has been done to it in the process?” It’s something that has really made me second-guess the quality of what is fueling my body. If I sit down to eat a peace of animal protein, I can’t help but wonder when the animal was last alive. How long did it take the animal to make it to my plate? Where did it come from? Did it live a good life? Same thing goes for my produce. Although it’s much easier to read produce since you can’t do anything to a piece of lettuce to make it look like it’s been alive longer. If it’s old, it shows. The more “alive” your food is, the better it is for you. Fuel that comes from a scoop of ice cream and fuel that comes from a fresh squeezed glass of orange juice is very different. It’s all about quality. Take the time to learn more about how certain foods are processed by your body and make smarter decisions about your intake.
Positive thoughts produce good energy.
We’ve all heard it before, but for some reason it’s extremely hard to practice. In a documentary called “How to Live Forever” there was much talk about how the mind directs the body and if we believe ourselves to be weak, old, sad, etc our body uses those cues to create an internal environment of weakness, pessimism and deterioration. What you put out is what you get back. Everything around us is made up of energy and no matter how hard we try to look a certain way, what really matters is the quality of our thoughts. If we believe we can’t do something then most likely we will never do it no matter how hard we “try”. Aligning our goals and desires with our thoughts is crucial for manifesting our desired reality.
Let go of the negative energy in your life.
One of my teachers used to say, “The two biggest causes of suffering are: attachments and expectations.” It’s hard to let go and for some, it’s even scary. Think of it this way…if you’re holding on to something that you no longer need or something that is keeping you “stuck,” you’re not making room for the things you truly need. There is freedom and liberation that comes from cleaning house, whether it be your closet or your emotions. It’s worth it to take an inventory of your relationships, too. If you find yourself exhausted or drained by a particular relationship, it might mean there is an energy imbalance. Some people require more attention, but if it’s at the expense of your own sanity and time, then stepping back might help to bring more clarity and space to recharge. A quote comes to mind…”Never do something for someone that they can do for themselves.” There is a fine line between helping others and enabling them to give up their own personal power. Sacrificing your peace for the chaos in others is never a good idea.
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