As we move through Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul, we come to the section on Experiencing Energy. Everything is made of energy. Our bodies utilize proper food and adequate rest in order to maximize the energy required for our physical form. But the energy we are speaking of now does not come from the calories your body burns from food. There is a source of energy we draw upon from inside. This energy is always available to us. In Chinese medicine, it is called Chi. In yoga, it is called Shakti. In the West, it is called Spirit. This energy never gets old or tired. What it needs is openness and receptivity.
We shut off the flow of this inner energy by blocking it. We block it by closing down our heart, many times based on past experiences. As long as you are defining what you like and don’t like you will open and close. You are allowing your mind to create triggers that open and close you.
You’ll find what you really want from life is to feel enthusiasm, joy and love. Through meditation, awareness and willful efforts you can learn to keep open. You do this by just relaxing and releasing. It takes being aware that the moment your energy starts to feel strange – like a tightening – you stop – you just let it go.
Remember you are the observer, the witness, the subject, the Self and everything else that goes on in your life are objects that will constantly change. When your consciousness is centered you aren’t pulled or pushed or bounced around like a ping pong ball. You can watch the thought and emotion come, feel the energy change – don’t fight with it, don’t try to change it and don’t judge it, and then just let it flow through you. Simply relax and release. Instead of being bothered you get to feel free.
Say with me: “Every day I am becoming more aware of observing my thoughts and emotions and am willing to keep my heart open by relaxing and releasing so that my true being – Pure Consciousness can come out and play.”
— Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine
Church of Spiritual Living