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How to Keep Your Healthy Energetic Boundary

Healthy Energetic boundary

Have you ever had a pain in your body after talking to someone?  Or, have you ever experienced a severe exhaustion while doing your grocery shopping?  And have you ever wondered how to keep your healthy energetic boundary?

Our body emanates energy.  Our thoughts and emotions are energy.  When we feel sad or depressed, we are broadcasting its low vibration of energy.  When we are angry, the fiery, toxic energy fills our body, aura, and energy field.  Not only that, we all pick up all those other people’s energies all the time.

Recently, my lifestyle changed quite a bit from working with people one on one through healing to working with a lot of people in a very crowded, noisy space.  The training to become a healer taught me how to be still, listen, and accept whatever it is without judgment.  I really appreciate that training, and all the technique I learned are very useful when my client and I are in a peaceful, sacred, and safe space for healing.  I loved that slow-paced aspect of our life.

However, most of our daily life is filled with opposite aspects, doesn’t it?  We are living a very fast-paced life with lots of drama, stress, and power games.  By working in a crowded, noisy space, I’m now learning the importance of keeping my healthy energetic boundary.

Constant Energetic Tug of War

We forget that everything is energy.  Thoughts are energy.  Emotions are energy.  Even when we don’t say what we think in our head out loud, we are always broadcasting the energy of our thoughts and emotions.

This is my first time to work in a very fast-paced, noisy, and crowded environment, and I feel there is a constant energetic tug of war going on in the workplace.  There are happy energy, frustrating energy, depressed energy, “trying to control everything” energy…

The lower vibration of energy keeps attacking, dampening or dragging down the higher vibration.  When we are around or in that environment, we sometimes feel a sudden pain in our body like a headache and backache.  Or, we feel a sudden exhaustion even though we are having a great day.  Also, we feel a slight fogginess in our brain and make silly mistakes.

Since I experienced all of them over and over almost every day, I’ve started to pay attention how my energetic boundary has been doing and take a good care of my energy field and boundary.

Cleansing Your Energy Field

Once I started to pay more attention to my energy field and boundary, I began noticing something like bruises, stabbed wounds on the energy boundary, and some kind of shock in my field.  Sometimes, I feel my whole energy field contracted as well.  Whenever I find them, I cleanse my energy field.

Deep Breath

Taking a few nice breaths is always helpful.  It helps us bring our attention back into the core and ground ourselves.  One time, I felt my mind scattered all of a sudden, so I took just one nice deep breath.  Then, it cleared my head and helped me focus back on what I was doing.

Stretch

If deep breathing doesn’t help, I always stretch my body.  Again, it helps us bring our attention to our body and gives us clarity.  Also, by moving the body, we can release someone else’s energy more easily.

Ask for help from Archangel Michael, and/or recite “The Prayer of Cleansing Other People’s Energy”

When neither of the above doesn’t work, I always ask Archangel Michael to cleanse my energy field.  You can ask your higher beings to help you purify your energy field.

Also, I recite this prayer called “Cleansing Other People’s Energy” several times a day.  I learned this prayer along with other powerful prayers in a book called “The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records” by Lisa Barnett (Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom).   When I recite it, my headache, backache, fogginess in my head, exhaustion were all gone in a few minutes.  It works like a charm.  Here is the prayer:

“Mother, Father, Goddess, God, please assist me in clearing and releasing all outside energies that are in my body, aura, and energy field.  Please send them back to the person from whom they came.  Or send them to the Divine Source to be recycled for the highest good of all.  I am filled with my purest energy and the highest vibration I can now hold.”

All of the prayers in Lisa’s books are so helpful.  They help you remember who you truly are and keep walking on your highest path.  So, check her website and books (her brand new book “From Questioning to Knowing).

Epsom Salt Bath

Taking a bath cleanses not only your physical body but the energy body as well.  Put a cup of epsom salt in the tub and soak yourself.  It helps your body relax and detox.

Steps to Keep Your Healthy Energetic Boundary

Energy attacks and energy drainage happen repetitively.  Also, some people spread their toxic energy by venting their emotions as their defense mechanism without noticing what they are doing energetically.  So, it is very important to fill up your energy field with your own highest energy after cleansing other people’s energy.  Just visualize that your energy field which looks like a golden egg filled with your highest soul energy.  That helps your boundary stay strong.

Once you fill up your energy field with your highest energy, make sure to anchor your spirit into your body and Mother Earth.  When your field gets crowded with other people’s energy, your spirit tends to float above your physical body.

Then, check your energy field whether or not it’s contracting.  When your energy field has other people’s energy, it tends to contract because it’s very uncomfortable to have someone else’s energy.  So, make sure to visualize it’s expanding as much as possible like a beautiful golden balloon.

If someone near you keeps intruding or attacking your energy field, you need to use a direct approach to show them a lesson.  You might need to talk to him or her directly, but calmly, about how you feel.  My spiritual teacher used to call it “Cruel Love.”

Also, here is a good reminder for all the light workers and healers.  You really need to know the difference between showing a right path and trying to save them.  When you try to save them, you take away their lessons, and your boundary becomes weak.  Keep your healthy boundary and allow them to learn their lessons.

Gratitude to My New Work Environment and New Training

My new work environment has been pretty intense and very different from what I was used to before.  Thanks to that, I’ve been learning a lot about how to take care of myself on all levels and the importance to be in your own true power so I can stay healthy and happy.  Every experience is an opportunity and training to evolve.  Also, it is a great opportunity to choose either I create My Heaven on Earth or I indulge in my old patterns, and I choose to create My Heaven on Earth.

"Creating My Heaven on Earth" mandala in progress

“Creating My Heaven on Earth” New mandala in progress.

Over to You:-

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Start Listening Deeply to Yourself, and Become Who You Truly Are!

Listen deeply and become who you truly are

Hand-drawn mandala, “Becoming Who You Are”

At 10:30 pm, you are about to go to bed, and yet, you are still thinking about what happened to you at work today.

Your boss criticized you for how you dealt with a problem.

You can think of millions of good reasons why you handled the situation in that way.

So, you are going over those reasons one by one in your head under the blanket.

Then, when you run out of the reasons, you start to going over the things that you should’ve explained to your boss.

You take a look at the clock.  It says 11:38 pm.  Sigh…  “I gotta sleep!”

The next moment, your head is already going over the thing that happened at work for the 13th times.

Complaining

I found this Huffington Post article (Read the full post) written by Dr. Travis Bradberry about what complaining does to our brain through Dr. Joe Dispenza’s post on Facebook (Yes, I’m so into his study!  If you are interested, please visit his website: ).

According to this article, on average, we complain once every 5 minutes.  When I read that, I thought to myself, “Really?  I don’t complain that mu…., wait.  I DO complain that much!!”

When a car cuts me off, when my phone is slow, when the line at the cashier is long and slow, when it’s cold, when it’s raining…

The article also explains how complaining damages our health.

A repetitive feeling creates a pathway in our brain because our brain likes its efficiency.  As we use that pathway by having the similar feeling over and over, we reinforce that pathway.

That means complaining a lot reinforces the complaining pathway in our brain.

Complaining, or I should say, repetitive negative feelings make our fight/flight system in the brain more active.  Also, they make the hippocampus, which is mainly in charge of our long-term memory, contracted.  Basically, by complaining a lot, we make ourselves more exhausted and more prone to Alzheimer’s when we get old.

Listening Deeply to the Layers of Feelings

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.” – Lao Tsu

Having feelings is a natural thing.  We are here on Earth in our physical bodies to experience everything, so there is no problem to feel emotions.

When we start to attach to some of them, they become issues, and when we keep attaching to them, they become negative patterns and start to affect our lives in many ways.

Then, what can we do about it?

I recommend listening deeply into the layers of the feelings.  It takes some practice at the beginning, but it will get easier soon.

Here is how you do it.

  1. Take a few good deep breaths.  Breathing consciously helps our mind slow down and also helps us stay grounded and present.  We can create a change only when we are solidly grounded here and now, NOT by hanging onto the past or worrying about the future.
  2. Label the feeling what kind of emotion it is.  It helps us feel the feeling objectively.
  3. Ask yourself whether the emotion is familiar to you or not.  As the phrase ‘someone pushes my buttons’ describes, once we are an adult, our emotional patterns are pretty much set.  We all have some emotional buttons.  So, ask yourself whether you are experiencing the emotion because of one of those buttons.
  4. Ask yourself where (or from whom) and when you inherited that emotional patterns.  Usually, the patterns that we have were inherited from the people around us when we were kids.  Or, because of traumatic events, we created those patterns as our defense mechanisms.  Understanding how we end up having those patterns helps us let them go with more ease and grace.
  5. Feel that emotion out until something lighter and more loving feeling emanates.  This sounds like it’s going to take a long time, but no worries.  Once you can feel the emotion objectively without stories circling in your head, it takes only some moments – probably a couple of breaths.  You will notice the lighter and more loving feelings coming closer to you.  That is your compassion and love coming to the surface from the deeper layers within you.
  6. Send the compassion and love to the patterns and the people who gave them to you and let the patterns go.  Once you fill your heart with that loving feeling, just allow the Greater Source to take them away and recycle them for the highest good of all.
  7. Think of who you really want to be and visualize it as clearly as possible.  By visualizing who you truly are as clearly as possible, you are rewiring your brain.  So, try to imagine how you would behave, how you would interact with people, and how you would think when you become a new you without those emotional patterns.  This is the part of designing new you.
  8. Take some moments to allow the Greater Source to reprogram you.  The Greater Source, the Divine, the Universe, the Quantum Field…, whatever you call it, allow the divine essence to reprogram you.  This is the part I like the best.  To me, it feels that I am just floating in the vast space while all the downloads and reprogramming are happening on the subtlest level.  Sometimes, I get messages or guidance as well.
  9. Keep practicing it.  The more you practice, the more you reconnect to your true self and the Greater Power.  You will start noticing other patterns more easily, realigning them with your highest good, and living your life more fully.

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?” – Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

Conclusion

Listening is a great tool to know where you are right now.  If you hear yourself complaining in your head about what already happened, then you are living your past.

If you hear yourself being anxious about tomorrow, then you are living your future.

When you notice it, take a deep breath, bring yourself back to this moment, and start listening deeply into the layers of the feelings.

You already have all the answers and support you need within.  Listening deeply allows you to connect to them.

Dive into yourself, and start creating your heaven on Earth!

Over to you:-

Please share your insights and your experiences in the comment section!

P.S.

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Also, the registration for “6-Week Life Artisan Program” is open.

P.P.S.

The new mandala, “Creating My Heaven on Earth,” in progress.

The flower of life

“The flower of life” has started to bloom!

 

The Simplest Way to Live as Your True-Self

~ What Meditation and Mandalas Can Offer Us ~

mandala meditation to connect to your true-self

As soon as you wake up in the morning, your mind starts to go through your to-do list of the day.

You force yourself out of your bed, drink a strong cup of coffee and go to work.

You get frustrated during the commute, get stressed out at work and come home exhausted, but still, you have emails to take care of.  By the time you finish with emails, it’s already your bedtime.

Does this sound familiar to you?  Do you ever feel like the fast-paced life is sucking your energy out so intensely that you don’t even know why you are working so hard every day anymore?  Do you ever wonder where you are going with your life?

It doesn’t have to be that way if you know the simplest method to get in touch with who you truly are and practice it daily.

The Simplest Way is Meditation.

If you go online and do some research about ways to help you stay healthy, to boost your energy up and fight against stress, you would find so many solutions such as supplements, healthy diet, workouts, etc.

All of them are important.  I believe we all should use some of the solutions that fit us perfectly in a balanced way.

However, to find THE meaning of your life and live that life fully, you have to do better than that.  The simplest and the most important way that can change you from the core is meditation – the real, deep meditation.

What Happened to Me When I Stopped Meditating.

I’ve been meditating regularly for years.  Well, sometimes I get lazy and skip a few weeks, but I always come back to this practice.

Last month, that lazy moment happened, and that made me realize the differences between  when I meditate and when I don’t.

The first thing I noticed was that I got easily wound up emotionally.  Tiny things triggered my anger switch, and I saw irritation in every direction I face.  Also, I noticed that I was picking up people’s emotions and mood more than usual.  You can imagine what I was like when I was driving, right?

That irritation and frustration made my mentality prone to fear based thinking.  I became impatient and short-sighted.  When things didn’t go as I was expecting, I loaded more temporary solutions to myself and made my day busier and busier.

Also, I had fewer appointments with my clients (I am a craniosacral therapist).  That’s actually understandable.  If your bodyworker is not in a good condition on every level, you wouldn’t want to receive a session from him or her, right?  Your mood and condition travel around beyond your imagination after all.

I don’t drink or smoke.  I eat healthy and balanced diet, sleep well and work out regularly.  Still, these things happened to me.

The Benefits of Meditation

Then, what are the benefits of meditation?  How can meditation improve your life?

Physically:

1. it balances your nervous system.

The stressful life activates your fight or flight system easily.  When it’s on, the sympathetic nervous system becomes more active, and the parasympathetic nervous system becomes less active.  Meditation balances those nervous systems and calms your whole body down.

2. it calms the blood pressure.

Once the nervous systems calm, the blood pressure also becomes calm.

3. it regulates the digestive system.

Same as 2, once the para-sympathetic nervous system, which is in charge of our organ function, is more active, the digestive system gets regulated.  So do the respiratory and reproductive systems.

Emotionally:

Since the whole body relaxes deeply when meditate, you feel happier and more blessed.  Also, you start to have a healthy emotional boundary and get affected less by other people’s negative emotions.

Mentally:

You get more clarity on your thoughts and ideas.  Because of that, solutions to your problems come to you faster, your ability to focus improves, and your productivity increases.  You might even feel like you have more time available.

You might think, “I know all that, but I’m not good at sitting still.”

Well, there is a powerful tool to help you meditate.

The Powerful Tool to Calm Your Nervous Systems and Brain Waves and Lead You to a Deep Meditation

There are a few ways that can lead you to a deep meditation such as mantras and chantings.  They are great tools, and I love them, but my favorite tool is Mandala.

Mandala is a Sanskrit word for “circle,” “the Universe or Cosmo,” and “wholeness.”  Tibetan Buddhism monks draw mandalas with colored sand as a part of their training.

Tibetan Buddhism monks drawing a sand mandala

The study shows that a circle or symmetrical geometric designs can calm your brain waves and nervous systems.  Some medical facilities decorate their patient rooms with mandalas.  The deep relaxation can improve their self-healing ability.

Looking at a mandala enhances all the benefits of meditation.

Also, it leads you easily to the higher frequency of love rather than the lower frequency of fear.

Churches usually have round stained glasses, right?  How do you feel when you go into a church with a beautiful round stained glass.  You probably feel serene and sacred stillness.  That’s because sacred geometry is used in not only the stained glasses but also the building itself.  The same thing goes with temples and shrines.

Just by looking at a mandala, you get so many benefits.  Then, what about if you draw one?

Benefits of Drawing a Mandala

A Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Carl Jung (1875 – 1961), used mandalas when he worked with his patients.  Also, he drew mandalas for his own self-development.

He said, “My mandalas were cryptograms… in which I saw the self – that is my whole being – actively at work.”

Also, he said, “A mandala is the psychological expression of the totality of the self.”

I totally agree with him.  I’ve been drawing mandalas for a few years.  Here is how I draw one:

First, I meditate and check in with myself to see what in my life needs my attentions and healing.  If I’m working on forgiveness at the time, the title of the mandala would be “Forgiveness.”

Then, I meditate a little more to feel the energy of true forgiveness.  Even though I don’t get any images or ideas, I just start drawing.

As I draw a big circle and some lines, one or two main shapes or designs usually come to me.  So, I draw them in a big circle and then fill in space.

When I color, I use a technique called “Stippling” meaning “drawing with dots” with gel pens.  To me, each dot is a spec of energy.

Though it requires focus, patience and precision, it is also very meditative.

Also, I feel the energy of the theme filling up my whole body and healing me.  It is a very amazing sensation, and at the same time, it humbles me as well.

Usually, it takes a few days to complete a mandala.  During that time, I have many revelations and realizations related to the theme.  Sometimes they happen as emotional roller coasters, and sometimes as epiphanies.

Once it’s done, I meditate with the mandala until I release or heal the old patterns that don’t serve me anymore.

To Conclude:-

To have a more peaceful and content life or to live your fulfilled life, it is essential that you release the old emotional patterns or belief systems.

Otherwise, you feel stuck in the repetitive life without much excitement, happiness or freedom.

Understanding your patterns, releasing and healing yourself connect you to your essence, your gifts, and your divinity.

Once you connect yourself to that core essence, you start to attract opportunities, abundance, wisdom, great relationships and all the support you need.

I invite you to make a new meditation routine today.  20 minutes right after you wake up to prepare yourself for the day, and 20 minutes before you go to bed to cleanse your system and your day.

Keep that routine for at least 21 days and see how you feel and what difference you notice.

If you’ve never meditated before, or if you need some guidance, I have some guided meditation videos.  One is “Spiritual Heart Meditation” which helps you connect to your heart center.  If you look at the right side of this article, there is a space that you put your email in so you can have the link to download it.

Also, I have “Forgiveness Meditation” and “Quan Yin’s Healing Meditation” videos available on YouTube.

So, enjoy!

Over to you:-

What are your experiences with meditation?  What did you think about my guided meditations with mandalas?  Please feel free to share your experiences and give me feedback in the comment section.