In our today’s world of relentless external stimuli such as social media, TV, news, meetings, responsibilities and global challenges our attention is constantly being pulled outside of ourselves. By default, there is very little space to have your attention to yourself.
In addition, someone who does not seem to be engaging with the worldly dramas may be perceived as isolated or selfish. The lie we have been entertaining here is that when we want to create change in the world, we have to go ‘out there’ to do it. This is, of course, a faulty approach. We can’t truly help others without doing our own inner work first.
There are many different ways to work on yourself from within and one of them is energywork. Some of the tools in your energywork toolbox are: attention, intention and visualisation. Energywork has a holistic approach to life. Namely, when I work on me, then the world around me will reorder to the changes I have made in me. I will attract to myself that which I am.
When I clear my own pictures, patterns, old belief systems, then the outside world immediately begins to match to that. Events, situations, relationships and everything will reorder to reflect where I’ve set the energy for myself and my mock-ups.
Practising daily energywork meditation increases your overall levels of awareness.
The foundation of energywork is the concept of ownership – what I see around me reflects something in me. In fact, the whole Universe exists within me, I’m not just a part of it – I am an expression of the Universe. It is all intricately connected. Seeing and integrating these truths into your daily life, you can begin to create change in the world by simply changing something in yourself, not waiting for the world to change around you.
In the old paradigm it made a whole lot of sense to go out there and deal with the issue externally. However, this approach did not integrate the truth that ‘out there’ is also ‘in here’. It was incomplete, lacking wholeness and completely disregarded the internal processes that created the situation to begin with. In the new paradigm, you don’t have to go out there and ‘save the world’ or ‘save the planet’. The world and the planet don’t need saving. They are doing just fine – it is you who needs saving.
The underlying truth is that we attract to ourselves and are drawn to people and situations that we have spiritual agreements with or where we have unfinished karma. These situations will keep on repeating themselves like a broken record until you start to pay attention, notice the pattern and clear it using your energywork tools. Indeed, it is that easy to let go of old patterns.
If you are spending a lot of time and energy trying to change and fix others, only ever noticing the faults and shortcomings of others, then that is energy completely wasted. So don’t be surprised if you often feel completely exhausted and burned out after dealing with people. The only place where you really have a say and control is in your own space. The only one you can really change and work on is you. You can of course inspire others to change, but you cannot do their inner work for them.
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