The Seven Energy Levels and Recovery – part 2

The Importance of The Number Seven
The number seven is known as a good luck number in different ancient cultures around the world, and it seems to be for good reason. In the Eastern arts and Hindu religion there are seven chakra points. And in certain Christian philosophies there are seven levels of Christ consciousness. There are also seven levels of energy.

You always have 100% of your energy and it is broken up into seven levels in different percentages. Your individual energetic configuration of the seven levels is the result of every thought, feeling, action and experience you’ve ever had in your entire life up to now.  And at any one time, depending on your topic of focus, you’re in one of these levels. So we go throughout the day with these levels fluctuating all the time, like the equalizer display of a stereo showing the breakdown of the lower ranges and higher ranges in music.

The average of all the levels in both your baseline Energetic Profile and your Energetic Stress Reaction (your energy level configuration under duress) is your Average Resonating Level or ARL. A 2013 study with approximately 1,300 participants showed that people who had a higher Average Resonating Level, reported an increase in satisfaction in fourteen areas of life including work, family, health and finances. Finally, it’s important to note that the ELI is an attitudinal assessment, not a personality test (such as Myers-Briggs).  Personality tests results usually don’t allow for a lot of adjustment, but your attitude can change!

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The Seven Energy Levels and Recovery – part 1

In the end, it’s all about energy. Whether your life moves forward towards your goals (and how you get there) is based on how you use the energy within you. Why? The answer is rooted in scientific fact.

We learned in grade school that everything in The Universe is made up of energy because everything is made up of atoms. Atoms are made of subatomic particles, and these particles are made up of energy. So at their base level, the same energy that makes up the computer screen you’re reading, is the same energy that makes up the air you breathe, the trees outside, the sun, and all of the beings on this planet, including you.

Therefore awareness of how energy is flowing through you is the difference between working laboriously towards your goals, or moving with flow and ease through challenges and having your goals manifest effortlessly. A rock-climbing friend once told me he climbed up a particularly difficult 40-ft. stretch in a rock gym, but he was in such a connected energetic mindset that he wasn’t anxious about the challenges. It was as if he automatically knew what to do, and in no time he looked down and realized the stretch was negotiated with practically no effort.

I then asked him, “How would you feel if all aspects of your life – your relationships, career, finances, and health – were like breezing through that 40 ft. stretch?”

If this is what you want, then the first step is simply to be aware of the energy within you. There are two categories: catabolic and anabolic. Catabolic energy breaks things down, while anabolic energy builds things up. In order to live an optimal life, the interplay of catabolic and anabolic energy must be understood as they are both necessary for life to move forward. A perfect example of this is the process of eating. When you eat an apple, you use catabolic energy to break it down so your body can use its nutrients. Anabolic energy is then used to take those nutrients to make your body healthy. So although it seems that catabolic energy is bad, it’s contrast to anabolic energy is necessary for growth. Or in other words, knowing what we don’t want helps us to clarify what we do want.

Life’s Little Instruction Manuals, Part II

WATCHING GROUP PLAY IN CHILDREN

Picking up my daughter from Kindergarten last Summer gave me the opportunity to witness some extraordinary group play among Sofie and her friends. The game was tag that involved a “home base.” If you were on home base (a large garden stone in the middle of the playground), you were “safe” and could not be tagged.

First, as they were running around they continued to yell out new rules. But these rules were not formed out of anxiety to control others, they were created to simply make the game more challenging and fun.

Second, at one point, Sofie stopped playing and sat down looking forlorn. Immediately her friends also stopped, walked over to her, and asked what was wrong. She complained she was having a hard time tagging some of the boys because they were running back to home base too fast. One of the boys offered to run slower, and another child suggested a new rule that required they be a certain distance from home base when they left it’s safety so my daughter had a better chance of tagging them. Satisfied with this new rule, Sofie sprang up and began playing again.

I stood there in amazement at what I had just witnessed. “If adults interacted with each other this way, imagine what the world would be like,” I said to myself.

Whether you realize this truth or not, life is a game – not that different than the one Sofie and her friends were playing. The rules constantly change, and sometimes they don’t make any sense. But what if rules were not made with the intention of controlling others, but with the intention of creating more opportunities to enjoy life? And what if people came together in genuine concern to simply help one another play this game to the best of their ability? How would following the inspiration provided by children be a game-changer for our grown-up world?

As I stood there in gratitude, I realized another truth: all of us came into this world already equipped with what we need in order to live our lives fully, and that is our connection to spirit. Children have a more pure connection to their spirit than many adults. Therefore rules and standards do not need to be imposed upon them and enforced by threats of negative consequences.

In the words of one of my favorite childhood movies: “You must unlearn what you have learned.”