Thoughts and feelings can balance us or unbalance us. Where we place our attention and give our power determines whether we move towards greater balance or greater imbalance. When we are out of balance energetically, it shows up somewhere.
How does imbalance affect us?
It can show up in disturbing dreams, inability to sleep, imbalances in eating habits, impatience, “down days”, arguments or colds and infections. If we have been out of balance a very long time, the immune system can become compromised. We can begin to show patterns of recurring colds, chronic pain or infections, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety or even osteoporosis, cancer or diabetes and everything in-between. We may have recurring patterns of unsuccessful relationships, jobs, financial investments or failure to generally thrive due to being out of balance.
Our bodies as well as our thoughts, feelings and sense of connectedness to the greater whole are all energy. Further our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical bodies are all related. We are one large, completely connected web of flowing energy. When one area of our life does not flow, we will be given all the chances we need to attend to this. We always have the choice to attend in the present or put it off until later. However, as long as there are imbalances in our energy field, these will show up in our daily lives in one way or another.
Our response to energy may not be the only reason we are manifesting imbalances in our daily life. There may be environmental factors, situational factors or hereditary patterns which make us more susceptible to certain imbalances in our lives. However, if we couple environmental or hereditary factors with also being out of balance emotionally, mentally or spiritually, the results at the physical level will be exacerbated. The more we are out of balance, the greater the chance this will show up in our daily lives in one way or another. This is the most practical reason for attending to our spiritual health that I know of. Thankfully, though, we can change how we think and feel if we can figure out what blocked energy we may be carrying and how it is affecting us.
How can we change our thoughts and feelings?
The way we attend to energy directly affects our health on many levels. Suppose you are having on-going tension with a child. You may have tried “everything” to clear the air with this child and are having no success. Usually when we come to this place with any relationship, it is time to look inside at our own thoughts and feelings about what is actually going on. We can affect our thoughts and feelings if we can understand the “unseen” reasons we have specific thoughts and feelings. However clearly we can see in others what they need to change, we can only bring about such change in ourselves. Each person has the free will to choose conflict or balance, change or status quo, harmonious relationships or contentious ones. When we do decide to release thoughts and feelings which are creating imbalances, it affects everything around us including the specific relationship we are focused on.
Enter into Silence and open a sacred healing space for yourself. Ask yourself, “when I argued with my child, what fears were fueling my thoughts, tone, emotions and words”? It might be the fear; for your child’s safety, of your child’s failure, that (s)he is making poor decisions, that your child does not respect you, that you do not have the relationship you want with your child, or another fear.
What do I do if I am too angry to think straight?
If you can’t get to defining fear because of the anger that is present, list the specific anger you have. Include every type of specific anger you are experiencing. This might include something like, I am angry with Kevin because I ask him to clean up his room, then he doesn’t do it until I get angry and yell at him. List everything you can but keep your work to blocks of no more than 15 minutes. More than that can be overwhelming. Keep returning to this set of tasks in 15 minute blocks until you are finished. When all the specifics of your anger are listed, move on to what is behind the anger that most upsets you.
Anger almost always covers fear or doubt of some sort or another. Ask, “what is behind the anger I am feeling” ? Specific fears and doubts cover probably 98% of the blocked energy manifesting in contentious relationships. This is called diagnosing the situation. If you can’t figure it out yourself, go into Silence, be still and ask Divine Knowing for insight around these issues. Listen to the guidance.
How do I get rid of these thoughts and feelings?
Diagnosis is good. Clearing the blocked energy is better. Take the specific fear or doubt you have identified and take it into sacred healing space. Open the sacred healing space, ask that the fear/doubt be consumed by the Divine Presence. Call for all core or source energy manifesting now as this fear/doubt to be release into Divine Light. Call for the Divine Healing Presence to permeate this relationship and give thanks for this experience. Your taking these steps will be met 100% of the way by Divine Presence/Divine Knowing/Source. This healing energy is first experienced at the unseen level usually in the form of different feelings and thoughts. It takes a little while for shifting energy to show up in our physical lives. Watch for shifts. Give thanks for the shifts both unseen and seen as they come and eventually the energetic context of this relationship under scrutiny will shift.
You may have to work on other aspects of fear or doubt over several weeks or months to completely allow you to be in relationship with this child, free of fear. However, each time you undertake this type of healing with the Divine Presence, you will actually change the energy around you, especially that with your child. Keep it up. “It’s good work… if you can get it. ” (Dave Wilcox. “Good Together”, 2002)