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On Creating Positive Energy for Positive Change

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Positive Energy

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha

You experience and create all kinds of different energies that affect how you feel and what you accomplish throughout your day. Some energies are powerful and easily recognizable, while others are more subtle and often only intuitively felt. I believe it is fair to say that everything is, in a sense, energy.

The things you say, the things you think, the things you do—even the things you don’t do—all produce energy that impacts you and the people around you. If you work on creating more positive energy, you’ll see improvements in your life and you’ll touch more lives than you thought possible.

So what do I mean by energy?

I like to think of energy as anything that invokes a reaction inside you. In other words, anything that makes you tick, ponder, feel, or react. Energy comes to us in different forms. The chair you’re sitting on, the music you’re listening to, or the book you just finished reading, all provoke some sort of reaction within you.

Take music, for example. How does your favorite song make you feel? What type of energy do you enjoy most from music? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, dig into your iTunes right now and put on a song you love.

Take a break from reading this, close your eyes for the entire song, and see what you feel. Music is one of the most powerful and recognizable forms of energy, which is perhaps why it is grounded in so many sacred traditions. A powerful musician can create the same sensations in many different people.

Becoming Energized!

Music is the easiest way to shift your energy quickly. Athletes often listen to certain songs before games to help channel adrenaline; artists listen to music to help get their creative juices flowing; and many writers write with the help from music.

While music is the easiest way to understand this concept, it is definitely not the only way to become energized.

Often, when I wake up I fling the curtains open and let the sun flood into the room. This is a great way to become energized first thing in the morning. I don’t let rain sap my energy, though. If it’s raining, I try to be fully aware of the beauty before me so it becomes a positive influence, as well.

Maybe I’ll follow a few raindrops down the window or watch the ripples form in a puddle below me. Either way, I’m fully present. I find being present is the most important thing if you want to feel energy in a positive way. When you are here and now, everything is beautiful energy!

How can you obtain energy in a positive way?

Make a list of all the things that make you feel good and use it as a guide as you learn to become energized from a wider variety of things.

If being in nature is something that energizes you, try spending a little more time outdoors. If the sun energizes you, there is a good chance that flowers, trees, and animals will do the same.

Some of the things that bring positive energy into my life include:

  • Yoga
  • Meditating
  • Creative writing
  • Keeping a dream journal
  • Reading
  • Focusing on gratitude

Why focus on positive energy?

Positive energy is contagious. When you constantly take in the positive energy from your surroundings, it will be visible in the outer world.

My good friend Alex is perhaps the best example of this. He is so present that he radiates beautiful energy in everything he does. Everyone recognizes it and everyone loves being around him. They feed off his energy.

I couldn’t begin to tell you how many times people have told me stories about Alex making their day, or making them smile or simply making them feel good. After many late night conversations with Alex, the best piece of advice I can share in terms of this is to be fully in the here and now.

To make room for the positive energy available in this moment, you’ll need to release negative energy you’re holding onto from the past—be it distant or recent.

This can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t need to be if you focus solely on this moment and ask yourself: What about what I see in front of me makes me feel good? And if I don’t see anything that provides that feeling, how else can I access it?

A lot of people think of energy as a spiritual term, like the divine energy of Christ, Buddha, or Krishna. It isn’t necessarily an otherworldly concept. It’s something we create in our day-to-day activities.

If you learn to fully appreciate this moment, you will see you have profound power to manifest positive feelings within—to create divinely inspired energy, if you will, that impacts everything and everyone around you. In this way, we play a much larger part in the bigger picture than we realize.

How do you create and utilize positive energy?

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  • alessandra

    I love this part : “My good friend Alex is perhaps the best example of this. He is so present that he radiates beautiful energy in everything he does. Everyone recognizes it and everyone loves being around him. They feed off his energy.”
    I really do.

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    thank you for your feedback :) glad you enjoyed the post

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  • Browngoddess

    I truly belive that you are what you create. I did something small using conjuring energy. I wanted some cake. I got home and my sister had a cake from the bakery. Example like that always happen. Just take small steps and remain present.

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    Nice one….

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  • Rocha N

    Your message has had an uplifting effect on me. I feel a great deal better after reading this. Iwill try to stay in the moment more often. Great job. Thanks.

  • NativeBuiltHomes

    Love it, its exactly what I was feeling this AM.

  • Jivey777

    Me and my wife want and NEED POSITIVE ENERGY ON OUR LIVES.

  • Dhanyavismaya

    but one thing u have missed in this article is how to vanish the  negative   energy from our body ,

  • Pushpa Pandeya

    It is a good forum. Sharing yur problems with the one whom yu love the most
    gives me postive energy

  • Pushpa Pandeya

    even if there are misunderstandings between you, dont leave eachother’s hand

  • http://twitter.com/purplerija Marija

    I was trying to explain this to someone when I happened upon your article! Thanks for writing this, you did it most awesome… and for the reader below who wonders about negative energy… it really is amazing how quickly that goes away if one does what you just wrote!

  • Dillon

    I like what Alex said about living in the here and now. That is hard for some of us to do all the time.

  • Susie Mitchell

    This fits in perfectly with the blog post I have just made: http://wp.me/p2wjfr-2y – I believe my life is guided by a force that gives me amazing energy. This amazing energy is available to us each and every moment we choose. When we connect with this, I believe we step into a larger arena to play in! Thanks great post!

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  • nick hill

    great i am going to write a letter to my old boss who quite unfairly made me redundant,i have a lot of negative feelings about this 5 years on,a friend told me to write a letter not post it but have some ritual burn it,whatever,to say in it i forgive him,and me also i need to get rid of this junk and move on namaste :)

  • Sharon

    I need someone to forgive me for misunderstanding a situation with them. I have hurt him quite bad & feel terrible. How can I ask for forgiveness & explain my misunderstanding if they wont even talk to me?

  • Jessica Boiss

    I really like this post! I like to wake up in the morning and write 10 things I am grateful for while repeating thank you after each on (for those of you who have read The Magic!) and also to allow myself to be free whether it be in my art, writing, or dancing. I like to blast the music and sing incredibly loud, without caring what other people may be thinking and without self-judgement. Thank you for this post!

  • Raymond

    I find this to be partially true. Even though I listen to heavy metal, I noticed some bands give me dark vibes, while others don’t even though they sound similar. For example, when i listened to godsmack in high school, I would usually get very depressed and angry for no reason. However, when i started to listen to killswitch engage, I didn’t get the same feeling, in fact I felt more relaxed and content. I think that had to do partially with the lyrical content. Godsmack sings alot about black magic and occult themes, while killswitch engage sings about losing love, but hoping to regain it back. Obviously, you can tell which one is the lesser evils here.

  • fallen angel

    If you pour enough warm water into a glass that’s full of cold water, the cold water will eventually get displaced.

  • sampowell14

    Positive energy comes from positive thinking. You need to go on with your life going forward in a positive manner. Think positive thoughts and positive energy will come your way. My good friend Lama Surya Das is perhaps the best example of this. Such a relief and blessing to read this…

  • kavin paker

    I feel a great deal better after reading this. Iwill try to stay in the moment more often. Great job. Thanks.
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  • JC

    Remember to always Believe in what you ask for in Prayer because it will come True. Smile and be greatfull Thank GOD for everything always. Matthew 21.22

  • Don Droga

    Negative and positive live in harmony through balance. One does not get rid of one or the other. See barong dance Bali.

  • George

    thank u so much dear