Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.Albert Einstein
I work with a colleague in teaching creative & mental fitness for individuals transitioning between careers. I remember the first time I met him at a networking breakfast – he literally told me at our follow up meeting that he actually felt a ton of resistance with me that morning. His reason?
“You have too much energy in the morning.”
I nearly fell off my chair laughing so hard when he told me that. I didn’t realize one could have too much energy for any time during the day.
Energy is really important. In fact, this is where all of life begins and ends, isn’t it?
Alongside LOVE, I attribute all of my abundance in my life to whether or not I’ve been able to regulate my energy levels. Your ability to control your energy truly is where your ability to manifest the life you want begins.
It’s the difference between:
Expansion vs. Constriction
Feeling great vs. Feeling gross
Optimism vs. Pessimism
Hopefulness vs. Hopelessness
Smiling vs. Grimacing
Love vs. Despair
Life vs. Lack
What is energy?
We are energy.
It’s all things vitality, life, and creation. It can be measured by frequencies. It can’t be created or destroyed, just transmuted.
Which means it’s up to us to change how we are, the state we’re in, the thoughts we have, the feelings that we either hold us down or allow us to fly.
So, if you don’t like the particular way you’re feeling, the distinct things you’re attracting in your life, or the specific situations you’re creating around you, simply increase your energy and therefore your frequency.
There are three ways you can do this:
- Get plenty of rest. Everyone’s built differently. But you know what your magic number is; if you need coffee to get through the day, you need more sleep.
- Go into alpha. There are different brain wavelengths for different states of being. Right now, as you’re reading this post, your brain will be in beta wavelengths (at least that’s my hope!). The further into relaxation you go, the more you go into deeper wavelengths (beta, theta, delta). The more aligned you are, the more gamma you’ll experience as well. So, consider this your permission to go deep. At least into alpha, where you feel relaxed and at peace. 10-20 minutes is all it takes to see significant results that show up in MRI scans.
- Take a forest bath. Called Vitamin N, research is showing that you can increase memory, focus, and attention.. and reduce depression as well as stress just by connecting with nature. We also see different rates of processing pain as well as faster healing time for individuals connected to nature (or even just a picture of nature).
- One thing at a time. Absolutely no multi-tasking. I don’t care who you are, female or male, multi-tasking isn’t actually something any of us can do. It decreases productivity and increases stress. Focus wholeheartedly on one thing at a time.
- Get appropriate nutrition. Get as much phytonutrients as you can get your hands on. You’ll find them in live, vibrant fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, spices. They reduce inflammation, increase immunity and cellular communication, remove toxins, and more.
- Move. You can call it exercise, you can call it pacing, maybe even fun dancing. Move your body as much as you can. If you sit at a desk for long periods of time during the day, set an alarm each time your butt touches that chair – to get up every 50 minutes and move around. This would be the perfect opportunity for you to get more water.
- Drink more water. More than 60% of your body composition is made of water (that’s why the lunar cycle/moon has such an impact on you as much as it does on the ocean!). Replenish the water content in your body, flush out as much toxins as you can. Unlike your cardiovascular (heart/blood) system, your lympatic glands have no pump. Water intake is one critical factor in removing and flushing all the garbage out of your body.
- Stretch as much as you can. See above about your lympatic system. I’ve gone from feeling dog-tired to chipper just from a good stretch.
- Watch your posture. Imagine a string starting from the middle of your chest, going all the way up to the sky. There’s a being up there that loves you, and is pulling it up just ever so slightly. All it takes is a slight increase in your chest height, and you have all the confidence and energy you need to tackle your day.
- Give a hug. Touch is so, so important, for so many reasons. It increases oxytocin, the feel good, cuddly hormone. It helps you to feel connected, motivated, and focused.
- Take deep breaths. Take ten deep breaths, in and out, making sure to focus on breathing from your diaphragm.
- Box breathing. Take a seat, get comfortable. Allow your eyes close gently. Then, each time you breathe in or out, all you have to do is draw the line of a box. I like to start by taking that first breath, and with that first breath, I imagine drawing a vertical line up. Then, I imagine that line extending horizontally to the right when I take the exhale. With my next inhale, the line draws straight down. With the second exhale, the line draws to the left. By the end of my second breath, I’ve drawn an imaginary box. If you’d like increased energy, your goal is to make sure your box is tall and skinny.
- Breath Scaling. I love the exercise of breath scaling that Brendon Burchard teaches. Tony Robbins also has a variation. Stand with your feet firmly planted in the ground. Make sure you have something to lean on in case you get very dizzy (if you do this right, you will). You start with slow and gradual deep breaths. With each breath, you’ll be increasing the tempo, drawing very long inhales and short exhales (it will look and sound like a controlled-hyperventilation). There is a tremendous amount of oxygen that enters your body and brain – hence the dizziness, because your brain isn’t used to the amount of oxygen entering your blood stream.
- Kundalini breath. Up along your spine, you have energy centers, or meridians. What happens most of the time we’re tired, is that through limiting beliefs, life stresses, and lack of self-care, energy gets trapped in different parts of our energy centers. With this breath, you want to be sitting down. Close your eyes, and take three deep breaths. On your next breath, take four fingers and tap the top of your head seven times. On the following breath, imagine sucking up a life force stuck at the bottom of your spine all the way up to the top of your head. Do this as many times as needed. If you want a graduated version, see Dr. Joe Dispenza’s version with muscle contractions.
Disclaimer: Any and each of the above techniques work best when used in conjunction with gratitude. A genuine, sincere expression to God, Source, or Universe for whatever you want to be grateful for that day (ice cold shower, anyone?), notice what it’s like to do the exercises without gratitude, then with. It makes a world of a difference.
Now that you know how to increase your energy, the next step is critical to creating the exact life you want:
I’ve asked people what their life-purpose was, and I’ve had the majority of individuals respond back that they’re not sure. In fact, I’ve also had people say that they haven’t considered the question.
If you haven’t considered why you want increased energy to begin with, you’ve already lost the game.
Focus, now. What is it that you want? Why is it important for you to have more energy? See my post on finding your why with this exercise here.
Live with intention. Lead with inspiration.