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Energetic Unsettlement: listening to intuition and the energetic dance

This post was written by Angela
on July 20, 2011 | Comments (4)

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 shouldn’t have. I’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 body’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, “What is going on?” I focus internally through quick meditation until a response surfaces.

I had a  clear example of this energetic dance a week ago, though I didn’t recognize it at the time. Since I am packing things up for a basement remodel I woke with the day’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 couldn’t shake. As the day went on the feeling lingered. This wasn’t anxiousness, but was more of an “unsettled” feeling. I couldn’t sit and relax; I needed to keep moving even after I was tired and I didn’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 didn’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 didn’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 couldn’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 hadn’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 “Dust in the wind” come on the radio. At the time it struck me as humorous since it sounded like they were singing “Dustin the wind”, since Dustin is my brother’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 through the next day? 

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 I’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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Reader Comments

Written By Scott
on July 20th, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

That was a fabulous little write up!

Lately I’ve been thinking about how “we” train to think that we can control the intuition. That there is some forumla that opens it up, and there are many, but after it is opened we must release our expectations.

I’m not sure if I have all the words for this right now because your words have the wheels turning but yes, surrender to the inner voice, hear it, respond *intuitively* to the intuition.

Written By Storm
on August 31st, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

For me it’s not always a case of ignoring the signs or not listening but a case of “well what am I supposed to do with That??”
More than once I’ve “heard” things and thought, “okay, I hear you. Now what? who is it for? who do I need to get this to, to tell?”
Or I’ve had a craving or heard a song playing in my mind and thought, “okay, what do you want?”
It’s a long standing joke among my friends how they think it’s really funny that I’ll get a craving for something and call them up or hunt them down online and ask them, “You rang?”
We call it pinging because it’s like they’re psychically sending out pings like that of a submarine and bouncing it off me.
Another weird thing I have, my ex-husband called my “mommy ears”, is where it doesn’t matter where a baby is or even what Species it is, if it cries with in any reachable distance from me, I Hear it and will search it out with out even thinking twice about what it is I’m doing. More than once my family and friends have used me to locate lost children and pets in trouble.

[grimaces] I’m not sure if that’s what you meant though.
Sorry so late commenting, I just found this site earlier today and thought I would comment. Hope that’s okay. ^^;

Written By Angela
on August 31st, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

Scott, you make an excellent point that we need to open up and then let go of expectation and allow that intuition to be what it will be.
Storm, thank you for your thoughts. Part of my whole lesson on intuition from this account is exactly what you mention, “I got the message, now what?” In response I would say send that question out to your intuition and wait for yet another intuitive response. If it’s a “ping” game, I would trust that your intuition will respond in turn since you’re paying attention enough to even ask.

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