Tess Whitehurst – The Good Energy Book

Written by Tess Whitehurst, published courtesy of www.llewellyn.com
Tess is the author of Magical Housekeeping and The Good Energy Book.

Everything is energy, and everything is connected. And since our personal energy has a characteristic momentum and flow that affects everything from our mood to our job to our relationships, shifting our energy just a little bit can create a domino effect of positivity that moves through every aspect of our life experience. In other words, just a little action, when done with great intention, can be the nudge we need to lift us out of a rut and into a more ideal flow.

For example, here are three little actions you might consider.

1. Clean Just a Little Bit
Is there something you haven’t cleaned for a while, say the stove or the inside of your medicine cabinet? Or perhaps it’s time to go through your dresser and get rid of the clothes that you never wear or don’t feel good in. After clearly setting your intention to get into a more positive flow, choose one limited area in your home and clean it thoroughly. Make sure to drink lots of water as you do to help the clearing effect move through your body, mind, and spirit as you clean.

2. Dance
Find songs that feel right for getting your energy moving. They don’t have to be lighthearted; they just have to make your body want to move and your spirit feel free. For example, the last time I did this, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson were on my playlist—I guess maybe I had some anger I wanted to dance out. This is really about freeing up trapped energy so that you can move forward and find your flow. You might also like to create a playlist that starts heavier and moves toward lighter and more positive songs. Or, maybe happy songs just feel right. Follow your instincts. Then draw the shades, dress in your dance clothes (or lack thereof), and go for it. Again, be sure to drink lots of water and remember to set your intention before you begin.

3. Switch Things Up
During a single day, what habits can you break, or what characteristic actions can you replace? Even little tiny switch-ups—such as the color of your lipstick, the order of your morning routine, or the route you take when you drive to work—can give you a different perspective and move your old energetic pattern into a new, more scintillating one. After setting your intention to shift your energy for the better, make a point of doing at least three things differently (even if they are seemingly little tiny things), and see what happens to your outlook and mood.

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