Turbulent Times: Looking After My Energy

turbulentTurbulent times! Those periods when the energy around me is tricky. Like a choppy, storm blasted ocean. When my peaceful flow is interrupted by constant gales of more challenging energy. And somehow I have to keep myself on an even keel.

If all of that sounds vaguely nautical its because in my intuitive world I see everything as waves of energy. Thoughts, feelings, experiences and events are the exchange of different kinds of energy. Mine. And the energy of others. We create waves of energy within us that push out towards others. Returning back as they push their energy back to us. It can make for turbulent moments. Even for much longer periods of turbulence. Especially if most of the people on the planet are reacting very strongly to the events going on globally. Of course I also have to factor in the energy of Mother Earth. She contributes a whole load of extra energy for all of us to balance out.

So in turbulent times I really have to pay attention to my own energy. I have to take the time, and make the effort, to recognise my inner feelings and thoughts. It’s important for me to ground away any energy that I don’t need to live in. So I make sure that I am loving and forgiving towards myself. And that I’m not holding on to any lower vibration emotions. Feel, reveal and release is what counts. I also try to recognise if the feelings are actually the energy from someone else. Like sea spray from their waves I can get caught by their reactions too. Again I try to send loving, forgiving energy to them. Rather than get pulled into swimming alongside them. Of course, the best thing is to put on my wet suit and surf the waves, protecting myself from the worst of the turbulent storms.

We have had a turbulent start to the year. It’s not quite over yet. I’m making sure that I look after my energy. Are you? Remember to be kind to yourself, rest as much as possible and wait out this current storm. There will be waves of clear, fresh energy following on once the upheaval has passed.

Day 838 of my blogging challenge

Baking Cakes Full Of Love And Joy

Baking eatenI’m a fan of The Great British Bake Off. I love baking but sometimes get a bit rushed to do much cake making. Yet there is something very important about cooking.

It might sound a bit strange to talk about intuitive energy and baking in the same sentence. However I do want my food to have positive energy. After all, it’s my fuel. It’s going to run my body and give me the power to get through my day. So I want the food I eat to bring with it a sense of goodness. That’s why I have been on a sugar challenge for the last few months. I’ve learned that my body is addicted to sugar but not in a positive way. Too much sugar makes me sluggish, slows down my digestion and keeps me feeling hungry. Especially if it’s processed sugar. Sugar also masks the energy of the food I’m eating. It tastes sweet but it can actually be lacking in positive vibrations.

When I started to open up to my intuition I realised that I was getting a lot of messages from my own body. Intuitive signals telling me where my energy was out of balance. And why I had aches and pains because of that lack of balance. As I tackled clearing the stuck energy I also realised there were lots of negative blocks. Some caused by thoughts. Others by feelings. Then I also realised some were being created by the food I ate. Baking, boiling, mashing, roasting and processing food also affects the energy of the ingredients. And what about those ingredients? Were they the highest vibration or not? There was a lot to think about. Especially concerning what I put on my plate.

I though about it for quite a while. All the way back to my grandmothers and their baking. Of how delicious the food tasted, smelled and looked. And how much I enjoyed eating it.

It made perfect sense. Both my grandmothers were well known for their standard of baking. What I also recalled was the way they loved making dishes and meals for us to eat. They enjoyed the pleasure we got from home cooked meals. And I realised they were putting love and joy energy into those meals. No wonder I dream about my Grandma’s soda bread and my Nanna’s jam tarts. They were the ones who taught me to enjoy making and baking. By playing alongside them as they cooked. They also encouraged me to look for fresh ingredients. To peel with care. And to chop like it was the most important part of the dish. That’s also why I enjoy Bake Off. Because I can see who is putting love and joy into their creations.

Over the past few months I’ve also started to pay more attention to the way I prepare my meals. If I’m positive then the food will get a good blast of positive too. If I enjoy the transformation from ingredients into a dish of delicious food then I will also get a blast of that joyful energy. I know I will be feeding myself the love and care that I have taken with my food. It’s a wonderful reason for getting creative in the kitchen. Even when the meals have to be turned out very quickly. And it works. My body feels happier. I have a sense of wellbeing after a meal. And I can also recognise, when someone else has done the cooking, if I’m getting a meal full of love or another block of negative energy.

I always shop for the ingredients that will make my baking a happy meal. It goes without saying that I choose very carefully where I eat out too. Is it time to pay attention to the food you eat? To how it ‘feels’ according to your intuition? And to make sure you fill your body only with live and joy?

Day 648 of my blogging challenge