“What you'll see if you watch carefully, is that you have a phenomenal amount of energy inside of you. It doesn't come from food and it doesn't come from sleep. This energy is always available to you. At any moment you can draw upon it.”
Michael J. Singer (The Untethered Soul)
You may be wondering right now why you don't feel this “phenomenal amount of energy” inside. You may feel a little like a deflated balloon, with almost no energy. But if someone called you on the phone and said, “You just won the lottery, and a million dollars is on its way to you,” I'll bet you'd feel that energy surge back like a dragon with wings. Just like that, we can go from flat to full, from zero to sixty in a nanosecond!
Lots of things can cause low energy. When you consider that every thought you think, every emotion you feel, every word you say, every thought you push out of your mind, the ones you hold out of awareness because you don't want to think them, or god-forbid, say them—all of these require the expenditure of energy. And that's just inside your head—all your body functions, all your movements, all your internal processes require energy, too. In fact, you, there, are a regular sump of energy expenditure! No wonder you feel tired.
When we're actually physically ill, or hurt, or recovering from some sort of insult to our body/mind, that recovery requires as much energy as we can give it. It draws energy away from the rest of the body. Those days when we feel like we just can't get up off the couch, or lift a hand to do anything, our energy is being directed toward either repairing something, or holding out of awareness something that needs to be repaired. Rest is essential when our body is working to overcome illness or injury for the simple reason that our vital energy needs to be directed very specifically.
Then too, we can block the flow of energy. We can drain it away in anger and resentment, we can keep our hearts and minds closed, we can batten down the hatches to such a degree that there is no flow of energy at all. We can keep it tightly packed inside and unmoving, like the energy inside a grenade, or a bomb. Equally dangerous, too. When we reverse this, and open hearts and minds, sweep out the debris of our negative thinking and negative doing, we will feel the energy surge once again. We will feel that flow, almost like a river of light running through us, bringing refreshment. Between blocked and flowing, flowing is better. Whatever it takes to get there, flowing is much, much better.
In the Spirit,