Last week I mentioned that I started reading Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome. I’m now reading the parts about how to correct adrenal fatigue.
One of the biggest things the book recommends is to eliminate energy drains in your life – if you can. I had a moment of irony as I was reading this particular section.
I have a relationship in my life that is a big energy drain, and for various reasons, it is not one I am able to just walk away from (for anyone wondering, it is NOT my husband – he is a HUGE support for me!). Just as I finished reading about identifying energy drains, this person contacted me. At first I was just frustrated, but later I was able to laugh about it!
Since this is not a relationship that I can just end, I need to find ways to adapt myself to deal with the drain on my energy. This fits in with my beliefs anyway – if someone is bothering me, that irritation is not about the other person; the irritation is often a reflection of myself in some way, or a lesson for me.
The next morning as I was meditating, I started my normal routine of grounding and checking in with my chakras. (My “normal” routine hasn’t been so normal lately. With the extra fatigue, I end up falling asleep more often than not during the meditation time.) I started with some Reiki and grounding, however, when I started to connect to my root chakra, my attention went straight to my heart chakra.
The heart chakra affirmation (from Carolyn Myss’s Anatomy of the Spirit) is “Love is Divine Power”. To me this means that when I come from a place of love, from my heart center, I am connected to Source and in my power.
With regards to the energy draining relationship, the way through it is to remain in my power, to remain in my heart center and interact from a place of love, even when I’m not really feeling it. I am bigger than this challenge.
So I made this image (the background is an image I found on Google Image Search – if it is yours, I will happily credit you!), and made it the desktop background on my computer to remind me of the lesson.
On a somewhat related note, I was feeling really down yesterday morning before the Farmers Market. I knew that was not the right space to be in for reading tarot. The morning was grey, and there was hardly any traffic at the beginning of the Market. So once we had our tent set up, I took a few moments to close my eyes and return to my heart center. Before too long, the sky started to brighten, and I had my busiest and best day of readings yet! And my husband sold a chess set! Thank you, Universe!