Harness Your Energy, Empower Your Life (Self Improvement)

When I was age 21-25 I was unstoppable. I was killing it at my job, in a happy relationship, traveling and vacationing regularly, with seemingly infinite amounts of energy. But even more than that, everything seemed to go my way. I could manifest like none other. I could win. I got what I wanted, and I was incredibly confident in this ability to do so.

I really felt like I had it all figured out, and I was on a progressive climb to the top.

But at some point, moving into my mid-twenties, things started to slowly unravel. The peace of mind I’d found in my work was degenerating more and more into stress and anxiety, my relationships had sneakily become anything but harmonious, my health started to deteriorate, and my luck… my luck… was just not what it used to be. I was pushing against the stream, fighting a battle I’d already thought I’d won.

It took me years to realize what was missing. I’d thought I’d already figured out the format for my own success. (A little arrogant? Absolutely.)

Getting past my own arrogance was the first step, but after that, and after years of introspection, experimentation, rehashing all the knowledge I had gained, and revisiting what I was and wasn’t doing, I finally found it:

Energy Management

Put in plain and simple words, energy management is the control of energy coming in, and control of the energy going out. This may sound overly simplistic, or even negligible, but I assure you it is absolutely crucial to your success in both your spiritual and material endeavors.

Why Should You Become Conscious of the Use of Your Energy?

When we break everything down to its most basic, primordial essence, everything is energy. Your body is energy. Your thoughts and feelings are energy. If you’re reading this article, you most likely are already aware of this.

Understanding that everything is energy is a first step. The next understanding that follows is just as essential, if not more essential than this first step:

The human being only has a finite amount of energy.

Yes you know that if you are running up a hill, eventually you run out of energy. If you keep running up the hill, eventually it is completely drained until you recharge it with food, sleep, electrolytes, and proper hydration.

The same goes for every other form of energy in your life!

The physical is easy for anyone to be aware of. Yet the subtler forms of energy are less obvious, and can easily go unnoticed, even in times when the whole system is completely breaking down, and starving for more.

Just as you run out of physical energy from running or heavy exercise, you also run out of energy from over-thinking (something that just about everyone in our society does), stressing and experiencing negative emotions, empathizing with others, and squandering your sexual energy. And when you run out of energy at the subtle levels, the entire system begins to suffer.

Let me ask you, do you know how to replenish the energy you spend from over-thinking? Do you know how to replenish sexual energy after you’ve completely depleted it? Do you even know how to tell if these types of energy have been depleted? And do you know how to live your life in a way that you are not constantly using more energy than you have to spend?

The truth is that if you are experiencing ill health, low energy levels, declining levels of sexual “mojo”, or if you are stuck spiritually, mentally, or emotionally, a lack of energy management is ALWAYS at the core of the issue.

So the first reason to learn to manage, recharge, and conserve your energy at all levels is for your health: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

But the second reason is far more interesting…

The Development of POWER

For centuries, mystics, shamans, yogis, and wise men have spoken of mankind’s ability to become more than just an average human being. Throughout all of history, all across the world, the various traditions, religions, and mystical teachings have spoken of the human being’s ability to become super-natural, to develop mystical powers (referred to as the Siddhis in Yoga), and to attain seemingly impossible or miraculous feats that defy logic and physical limitations.

A few examples of this might be: psychic abilities, levitation, physical immortality, the ability to move through and manipulate the astral realm, the ability to manifest physical objects out of thin air, the ability to heal the body spontaneously in ways that defy science, the ability to succeed at whatever one wills to, the ability to remain youthful and young for indefinite amounts of time, etc., etc.

This is the realm of POWER. It is said in certain traditions that once one has been able to store and accumulate enough of their own energy, they may then begin to develop this energy into POWER.

I am here to tell you that if you can learn to manage, store, and replenish your energy at all levels, that it will undoubtedly enable you to experience more vibrant physical health, and a much greater ability to effortlessly manifest your thoughts and emotions (leading to your goals and dreams) into your life experience. You will also be empowered to pursue aspects of the spiritual path you may have never imagined were possible. Doors will open for you that you never knew existed.

This is, of course, just the beginning. But it is also something that just about anyone would appreciate being able to do.

The Different Types of Energy

There are four different types of energy, all of which can be cultivated, harnessed, stored, and replenished in their own unique way. They are:

Physical: Just about all of us understand this to some degree

Emotional: Learning to master the emotions and release stuck or negative emotional energy, and tap into the source of joy, peace, and gratitude.

Mental: Learning to control thought, relinquish the compulsion to over-think and over-analyze, and to silence the mind altogether.

Sexual: Controlling, storing, and transmuting it.

There is more than one reason why the mystics and the enlightened ones advocate meditation. And there is also much more of a reason to be mindful of your sexual energy than just for the sake of morals, or “purity”, or saintliness. These subtle energies have a powerful effect on every aspect of your life, and in everything you are striving to achieve in it.

There is no more time to be wasted squandering energy in unconsciousness! The first step to becoming a true spiritual warrior is to master your own energy, to develop your personal power, and then use this power to affect your own life (and in turn the entire world) in a positive way!

An Exercise to Get Started:

We will be discussing more methods for increasing, harnessing, controlling, and minimizing the waste of all the various types of energy in the near future. But in the meantime, let me leave you with a simple and powerful exercise to get you started in this practice.

Set multiple alarms on your phone. One that goes off right at the end of your morning routine (before work), one in the middle of your work routine, one for the end of work, one that goes off after you’ve been off work for a few hours but before the evening, and one for right before you go to bed.

As each of these alarms go off, quickly take stock of what you have been doing, how you have been using your energy. This could be a physical act or habit (like smoking, eating, watching TV) or it could be emotional or mental (thinking about a problem, stressing, being angry about a situation from the past, etc.) You will also want to take stock of any use of your sexual energy as well.

In as brief an amount of time, take notes on anything you may have been doing that was not helping you accomplish a necessary task, or was not a step in walking your path in alignment with your purpose. If you are as yet unclear about what your purpose is, consider anything that was not a step towards accomplishing the goals and dreams you have for your life.

Do this for at least 3 days. At the end of these three days, review your notes, and reflect on what you have learned from this added awareness. No doubt you will be given a more clear understanding of where you are squandering your energy. At this point you have the power to choose to drop habits that do not serve you, and replace them with something that puts your precious energy to a more purposeful use.

In the next article, we will discuss solutions for how to put an end to these wastes of vital energy, and also how to intentionally increase the influx of these various energies into your mind/body, to further enhance your physical health, personal power, and ability to manifest your thoughts, emotions, and dreams into physicality.

Until next time,

-Ashton A

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Ashton Aiden

Ashton is a life coach and the founder of BrainWaveLove, an embodiment of his desire to help people find practical, effective ways for manifesting their dreams, and experiencing success in all realms of life. You can download Ashton's free Ebook, Missing Keys To The Art Of Manifestation on his blog.


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