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Shifting Your Energy
Energetic techniques to keep a bad mood from ruining your day and affecting your health
Shifting your own energy is an important skill for energy healers and energetically sensitive people to have. Because it's easy to get your energy in a knot. I'm sure you know what I mean—those times when something unpleasant happens and you can literally feel your spirits sinking. "Uh-oh," you think, wondering if the bad mood will last all day, or even longer.
Or maybe you're anxious and feel like your thoughts are a buzzing
hive of hornets; or you’ve got the blues for no discernible reason; or
you’re just feeling irritable and snapping at your loved ones. In
short, you’re not feeling joyful, full of energy, and "high on life."
These moods both reflect and affect our energy, and our energy, in turn, affects our physical, emotional and mental wellness.
You can do a lot toward shifting your energy, lifting yourself
out of the dumps, overcoming anxiety, calming your emotions, and generally
feeling better energetically, emotionally and mentally.
Many people have their own tricks for shifting their energy.
Here is a process that works for me, followed by some shorter techniques
that you can use anywhere, anytime.
Process for Shifting Your Energy Out of a Bad Mood
By Weird Beard (Happy) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
- Be aware of your body. Ask yourself what you are feeling in your body right now. Do this often, knowing that your body is wise and full of information that will help you.
- Become aware of the spaces between your thoughts and
focus on them. Let the space between your thoughts expand. While you
are doing this, breathe deeply and slowly.
- Know that you are so much more than your thoughts and
emotions. Know that you are not at their mercy, and that you have the
power to change them. Say to yourself: "I have the power to change my thoughts, moods, and feelings."
- Hold the intention to shift your energy and your mood.
Pure, positive intention is immensely powerful. It can shift your
energy field immediately.
- Say "I am happy," or "I am calm," or "I can deal with
problems as they arise," or whatever it is that you need to be true.
Say your affirmation as many times as you need to, and say it like you
believe it! Your energy will respond to your positive statements.
- Continue breathing deeply. Allow your physical body
to reflect the energetic, emotional, and mental changes that are
happening. For example, if you have been tensing your shoulders, or
frowning, or slumping, allow your body to let go of these postures and
assume a more healthy, comfortable, neutral position. Continue
breathing deeply as your body settles into this healthier, more
- Allow yourself to be aware of your own power to shift
your energy. Give thanks to your higher power if you feel called to do
that. Then go about the rest of your day knowing that you have not only
risen above a bad mood—youve also made your own subtle energies—your
light body—more expanded and radiant. Pretty cool!
More Techniques for Shifting Your Energy
- Take some slow, deep breaths, all the way into the lower third of
your lungs. This kind of breathing is one of the fastest and most
effective ways to shift your energy and clear unpleasant feelings out of
your physical body and energy field. It's especially good for calming
anxiety and fear.
- Try smiling—even if you don't feel like it. Especially
if you don't feel like it. Plaster a big, fake smile on your face and
keep it there for a while. It will feel weird and unnatural at first;
but after a while, you'll probably find that you actually feel better,
and the smile will begin to be genuine as your mind, emotions and energy
follow the lead of your body. This is especially good for lifting a
- Think about the things that you are grateful for.
Keep thinking about the things you’re grateful for until your mood (and
hence your energy) shifts. This is extremely powerful for redirecting
your consciousness, expanding your energy, building your light body and
strengthening your connection to the rest of Being.
- Do something nice for someone else. If you feel like
you can't make yourself happy, do something to make someone else happy.
This helps to "unstick" dense, in-turned energy and get it flowing
again. (And before you know it, you're likely to be feeling better,
- Be compassionate toward yourself. Forgive yourself. Love yourself as you are now. This helps to open you to the flow of universal energy, which is supportive, nurturing, and very stabilizing.
Remember. Every moment of your life, every thing that happens to you--you can choose how to react. You can choose to let something bad that happens sink you--or you can choose to use it to evolve.
Every time you choose not to let something hard sink you, every time you choose to energetically rise above it—you evolve automatically. Your energy, your field, radiates a little brighter and vibrates at a little higher frequency. I know you can do it!
(Note: If you experience severe, persistent depression, anxiety, or other serious mood disorders, you should consider seeking the services of a mental health professional.
link offers guidelines about when to seek professional help when you
are experiencing depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol-related
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