Lesson 1 - The Four Dimensions of Human Energy Pt. 1
THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN ENERGY (1)
We are made up of energy. Science has told us so, but how often do we think of ourselves as energy? We think of ourselves as flesh, blood and bones and forget that we are all about energy.
This energy is divided into four dimensions:
To produce maximum efficient energy we need to get all four dimensions of human energy in synch. It is not sufficient to have one running in overdrive and the others lying dormant.
Achieving this synchronicity is our objective with this course. With the energies synchronised, we will begin to see an increase in the amount of energy we can produce. This upsurge is what will enable us to do things in less time and with less stress and anxiety.
The source of all this is our unconscious mind. Change comes from within and once change begins inside, outer change follows.
Taking good care of yourself is one of the finest gifts you can give yourself. But how few of us really take the care of ourselves as we should?
Our physical bodies need food, exercise and rest. The body uses energy reserves when it’s active and must rest to recharge. If we deplete these resources by trying to keep going hour after hour without a break for food or to take stock we are in danger of seriously harming our bodies. Physical energy is only truly useful when it is combined with healthy emotional, mental and spiritual energies.
Physical exercise is important because when we move our bodies, we strengthen our brains too. But rest is important as well. This is when we give our brains a chance to sort through all the new experiences we have had and to filter through all we have learnt. Rest and good sleep are key to balance.
Mull over these thoughts:
Do I eat healthily on a daily basis?
Do I always eat a healthy breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are skipping it, shame on you.
Do I eat small portions or do I pig out one big meal a day?
Do I drink enough water?
Do I set time aside to do some form of exercise at least 3 x per week that will get my heart rate up?
Do I sleep well? Do I get enough quality sleep?
Could I reduce my intake of alcohol and sugar?
Many of us go the gym, pilates, run miles a week, and play sport but how many of us give ourselves the emotional work-out that we need. Without it our bodies make look great but if they are not in balance with our minds and our spirits, we still don’t feel that good, or we feel good only for a few hours. Taking care of your emotional state is not that difficult. You simply have to recognise that something is keeping you out of balance and then have a willingness to take some action.
So, where do you start? The first step is to look at different areas of your life and decide how good or bad that area makes you feel. ‘Feel’ is the important word because we are talking about our emotional well-being. So, for example, if work makes you feel angry or fed up, you are in a negative situation there. On the other hand, if you feel content and relaxed when you are with your partner, then you are in a positive emotional state in that area. This recognition process is so important, as society has conditioned us to present a face to the world that is 100% bright, cheerful and problem free. It takes courage to say that something is not quite right and take definite steps to improve the situation. Once you do that, it is the biggest hurdle over and you can start to move forward.
We need to recognise positive and negative emotional states. Complex chemistry is involved here but, simply put, fear, anxiety, anger, frustration and all the other negative emotions, all result in the contamination of the body and the mind. Toxic emotions block mental and spiritual energies.
We all like to think that these emotions are caused by somebody else. Not so. Take anger, for example. How we react to other people is our choice and if we choose to get angry, well low and behold, we are giving our power to someone else.
Stress can energise or paralyse you. Be careful about yours. It is vital for your well-being to build down time into your schedule. In the same way, you should find time for play time.
Mull over these thoughts:
Do I establish balanced relationships that build positive emotional energy?
Could I listen more?
Could I practice more empathy, kindness, gratitude and forgiveness?
Is there unfinished business that I need to face, feel and heal?
Are my emotions generally positive or are they toxic?
Am I sufficiently aware of the flight or fight responses in my life?
Could I develop a more positive attitude?
Do I regularly build down time into my life?
Do I regularly build play time into my life?
Check Your Understanding:
- How many kinds of energy are there?
- What are they?
- What can happen if we deplete our physical energy reserves?
- When does physical energy become useful to us?
- What happens when we get angry?
- What potential does stress have in our lives?
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~ Albert Einstein.