Everything is Energy

Everything is energy. Even you and me. Anyone who’s seen “What the Bleep Do We Know” knows that. (And if you haven’t seen it, it’s a very interesting film.)

Everything is energyExcept, my energy has been pretty low lately. I’ve been varying from tired to exhausted.

Now, it’s true, I am a very busy woman. I have a lot of commitments on my schedule. I’m not going to go into them here, because I’m not complaining. And yes, I have only a little bit of down time.

I know how to manage my energy, though. While my schedule is very full, I am actively working at self care. I’m going to yoga at least once, and often twice a week. I’m writing in my journal almost every night. I am taking vitamins, and stretching daily. I’m drinking lots of water and eating healthy foods. OK, mostly healthy foods. We have a new mattress and bedding that helps me sleep better. I have an air purifier in my bedroom.

I’ve been working with my naturopath to adjust my thyroid medication and supplements to balance my energy. And we’re not seeing lasting results with any of the adjustments. I had a setback just last week. I thought I was improving, and then the next morning it took all of my willpower to get out of bed. It was extremely frustrating.

One thing that I have also started doing, thanks to my friend Lori’s recommendation, is the Donna Eden Daily Energy Routine. It’s a simple, weird series of exercises, that really make me feel better. Because in spite of being exhausted, I haven’t had a real cold or flu (knock on wood).

Here’s the energy routine:

I’ve even been teaching all my friends, because it makes such a difference! Now, I just need to remember to do it more often throughout the day…



Love is Divine Power

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.

Love is Divine PowerI 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!



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Adrenal Fatigue is a Real Thing

Last week I received a notice from the library that a book I had requested was available for pick up. It’s been a long time since I requested a book. So long I had no idea what it was that was waiting for me. It turns out it is very timely.

Adrenal FatigueWay back in November, when my husband was away and I was single-parenting on top of all of the rest of my responsibilities, I had a small breakdown. In trying to find out why I was having such a difficult time dealing with what was logically a small thing. My boys are old enough now to be a huge help, and yet I was experiencing anxiety and crying. A lot.

My friend’s mom, Kaimana Wolff, also known as Eva van Loon, had written a book many years ago called Thyroid Resurrection. I had ordered it some time before, when I found out I was experiencing hypothyroidism. I hadn’t read it yet, though. Around the time of the breakdown, though, something told me it was time to read it.

Between that book and my previous thyroid research, I knew that the thyroid was part of the endocrine system, and therefore connected to the adrenals. When one part of that system experiences a disruption, all the other parts are affected as well. In other words, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid are connected.

So I started looking into adrenal fatigue, and realized that a lot of the symptoms described my experiences. And somewhere along my research, I requested the book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome from the library.

Adrenal FatigueI just started reading it, and it fits. I’m tired, even after a good night’s sleep, more irritable than normal, and it takes me a really long time to recover from any added stress, among other symptoms.

To be fair, I’ve brought some of this on myself. I push myself really hard. And I don’t give myself enough down time.

I’m only a little ways into the book. I’m really looking forward to reading the recommendations on how to recover, and more importantly – feeling better!

If you feel any of these symptoms, I recommend learning about adrenal fatigue. It’s a real thing, and it affects more people than you think!



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