Over the past few years I have become extremely familiar with signs my physical body sends me. Headache, fatigue, achy muscles and joints, digestion upset, chills, and breakouts are all sure signs I have eaten something I shouldnâ€™t have. Iâ€™ve learned the food dance and am well aware of my key intolerances. I can sense when my body is balanced enough for me to cheat a little or what days it clearly needs to be babied. Though subtle, these cues are loud and clear to me now that I have realized what the main issues are and have paid close attention to learn my bodyâ€™s language over an extended period of time.
I am now learning that my energetic body is also calling for the same level of attention. Over the past year I have become more aware of energy in group dynamics, as in nervous situations when I pull in my energy to shrink or not be seen (sign: holding breathe), if someone else is pushing their energy on me (sign: defensiveness, anger, frustration), or trying to take hold of mine (sign: feeling confused, off-guard, manipulated, and exhausted). These are only a few samplings, but as with food intolerance once you start waking up to these occurrences life becomes a little easier. It is a practice in using intuition. In these instances I ask myself, â€śWhat is going on?â€ť I focus internally through quick meditation until a response surfaces.
I had aÂ clear example of this energetic dance a week ago, though I didnâ€™t recognize it at the time. Since I am packing things up for a basement remodel I woke with the dayâ€™s activities on my mind. I had had nightmares all night, which is unusual for me, so I felt a little off and my morning carried an underlying nervousness I couldnâ€™t shake. As the day went on the feeling lingered. This wasnâ€™t anxiousness, but was more of an â€śunsettledâ€ť feeling. I couldnâ€™t sit and relax; I needed to keep moving even after I was tired and I didnâ€™t know why.
My spiritual development teacher had once described this kind of energy occurring for her as a warning before a tornado unexpectedly hit. It gave her time to move a car and get herself to a safe location, though she didnâ€™t understand her actions until after the fact. Since hearing this story I have become increasingly aware of my own intuition and how to listen to it. Of course, it didnâ€™t occur to me at the time to tune in. By evening I was still unable to relax. I went for a walk in the heat, tried to do yoga (but only got through a third of the session), and definitely couldnâ€™t fall asleep when night came. A storm was coming in so my anxiety over that increased. It was then that I finally centered myself and asked my intuition if I needed to be concerned over the storm. Though my emotional fear about it remained I felt my calm and level intuition saying there was nothing to worry about, so even when the second storm alarm blared I felt reassured. Still, my unsettled energy remained and I was up a good portion of the night.
After getting a call at 8:00 the next morning I realized what this unsettled feeling had been all about. My brother had been in a car accident the day before. And he was lucky. He had been at highway speeds when his car went into the median and rolled several times. Unbuckled with the window open it was a miracle he hadnâ€™t been ejected from the car.With no neck or spinal injury we knew he would be ok. It would take some time, but precious time we had.
Looking back the pieces always fit in to place and the picture is always much more clear than when you are in the thick of any particular experience. In fact, during the day while I was cleaning, I heard the song â€śDust in the windâ€ť come on the radio. At the time it struck me as humorous since it sounded like they were singing â€śDustin the windâ€ť, since Dustin is my brotherâ€™s name. This sent my mind on a tangent of reminiscent memories from growing up and I had strongly considered calling him. Still, as errant thoughts do this passed and I had continued cleaning. Why had I never made that connection with this song before? And why was it stuck in my head throughÂ the next day?Â
As with food intolerance, it is easy to misinterpret energetic symptoms and signs or simply brush them off. How might I have better paid attention? Instead of only asking if I needed to worry about the storm, I could have also asked if there was anything else I needed to be aware of since this likely would have addressed the source of my distressed energy. In the future, when I wake from nightmares, go about the day with unsettled energy, or have linked events that cause me to emotionally reminisce to the point of wanting to call someone you can bet Iâ€™ll be following through; I will consider the energetic signs, check more thoroughly with my intuition, and pick up the phone to make a call.
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