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In this time of the unknown, it is especially important to stay positive and to stay physically active. This presentation provides ways to keep your energy elevated on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Help stay connected with yourself , others in your life and to the world around you in a positive, uplifting way.

Elevating Your Energy

Elevating Your Energy Transcript

Hi, my name is Kim McDermott, and I am a senior member on the mindfulness staff here at Mii amo. Welcome to the presentation of elevating your energy.

What I am going to share with you today is how to raise and elevate your energy on different levels: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In our world today, with all that is going on and the unknown of what is next, it is important that our minds stay positive and our bodies active. It is important to recognize the deep connection between the mind and body. If you look after your body, you automatically increase your emotional and mental energy as well.

Our energy can feel low or drained, by not sleeping well, too much stress, not enough exercise, or not eating good nutritional food to feed our bodies and brains. Also, our thoughts can affect us. By being around certain environments, interactions or conversations with people can make us feel drained, tired, and affect our emotions.

Worry, fear, and anger can lower your energy. It can affect your body and mind. Become conscious of your thoughts. Become aware of when these thoughts start to come to your mind. Feel your body and notice your mind start to race to different stories and scenarios of what could happen all not so good.

Your eyes and your head start to feel tense as well as your body. This way of thinking and feeling lowers the energy, lowers the frequency which can affect you in these ways, as well as emitting and sending that energy, thought, and feeling outward into the universe to that situation. Know that your thoughts can affect your life and will begin to create what it is that you are thinking.

Start to become aware of when this happens, and then change the direction of those stories and thoughts. If you are worried about a situation with yourself, a family member or friend, change the thought to positive meaning change your thought of, “What if this happens,” or seeing it as something negative.

Instead imagine what it is you are worried about or fear might happen and change the story, change the ending, seeing and feeling that scenario unfold in a positive way. Even if you think you have no control over the situation, you truly do. You can help affect the outcome just by sending positive thoughts and energy to that situation.

The saying, “You create what you think,” is true, so begin to see and think of things turning out for the best even if you might not know what that best may be. By sending positive energy and thoughts can help raise the vibration of that situation, where the negative thoughts and feelings can lower the vibration. Test it and when you start to change your thoughts, feel your body and mind lighten. You will notice a difference.

How we think plays a huge role in how we feel. The more you focus on the positive things in your life the more you will enjoy a sense of well-being. Positive thinking brings positive responses in your body. By thinking positively and having a good attitude about different situations in your life, knowing that you will figure things out, and believing that you can do whatever is before you in your life will help you get through those challenging times. Having this positive way of thinking and looking at the world in this way will raise your energy and vibration.

Staying positive in our thoughts and outlooks of ourselves and the world important for us to maintain a healthy and happy life. Sometimes we create habits and patterns both physically and mentally that are not for our highest and best good. So become aware of your thoughts, become aware of your body, to maintain balance in your life.

Our vibration is a way of describing your overall state of being. Everything in the universe is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. Even things that look solid are made up of vibrational energy fields at the quantum level. This includes you.

All vibrations operate at high and low frequencies, within us and around us. If your vibration is low, it will be evident, it’s simply a matter of bringing awareness to your situation and then changing it to a higher vibration by the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we see our world.

Here are some ways to elevate you energy and vibration.

Keep your sense of humor. Humor can change your mind; it can widen your mind. When you can look at things, even if they are challenging or serious, if you can find a little humor in the midst of it all it will lighten your heart, and lighten your mind. Even if it is just throwing your arms up and saying, “You have got to be kidding!” or, “I give up.”

When you throw your arms up it is a surrender. Surrendering is a good thing, it allows you to release the control that we try so hard to keep, and when we let go it allows the energy, the universe, guides and your angels, to come in closer to you to help balance whatever is happening in your life. If we hang on too tight, there is not enough room or give for things to unfold as they should.

Surround yourself with people that are positive, people you have fun with and laugh, and where the conversations are always interesting. Write down every night before bed the things that you were grateful for that day, the things that did go right. Write down something that someone said to you that day that was kind, or complimentary.

Do things that help you feel positive. At least twice a week, give yourself time to do something that makes you smile, or makes you laugh and allows you play, whether it is creating something, taking a dance class, going to lunch or dinner with a friend that is like minded, with someone who it feels good to be around, and really enjoy the time with.

Keep a journal. Everyday write something down you would like to experience and watch how it unfolds for you. Also, at the end of every day, write down the things that were positive, and allow yourself to reflect on them, rather than the things you thought might have gone wrong.

Ask for a sign from the universe that you are on the right path, and know things may seem intense, that you know you are not alone and feel supported even during those turbulent times through those signs. Give yourself permission to create your life instead of waiting for things to happen. Start with one step or one thing at a time, and watch it happen. But not just think it, as you imagine it, feel it, sense it, and see it happening.

Find something beautiful in your world. It is the small things that can help you appreciate your life more. A kind word, a thoughtful gesture, a hug, or smile. Allow yourself to do this for others as well as become aware when it happens to you.

When your energy and vibration start to rise, you may notice you are less judgmental, you know it and feel it, and something is different, and that something changed your way of seeing the world and yourself, you sense it. From all your physical senses to the intuition that is always there but you become more aware of it, and you suddenly feel attuned to it. You are different, you are elevated.

A great positive exercise is on a piece of paper writing your name vertically down the piece of paper. Write both your first and last name. The point of this exercise is for each letter in your name is to write something positive about yourself.

An example would be the name Kathy:

K – Kind
A – Attentive
T – Thinker
H – Helpful
Y – Young at heart

By feeling and thinking positively in your life can elevate your energy, it allows you to feel freedom and more expansive.

Movement is important. Being stationary and sitting too long can affect your energy level and make you feel sluggish and tired and can affect your mood. Create movement throughout your day. Being in nature can replenish us.

When we step outside, everything is alive which means everything has a life force energy and charge. There is an exchange happening, with the air, the earth, the trees, and the natural sounds. It also reminds us that we are so much more than our daily lives, that we are a part of a whole and connected to everything.

Dancing is powerful in raising your energy and mood. Move your body to your favorite music, from whatever era you connect with. It is a fun, feel-good exercise and is so good for you on so many levels. It helps you connect with your body. Music holds energy, so moving your body together with the music adds to raising the level of your energy. Whether it is a dance class or at home being free in your own space, allow yourself to let go, have fun, and feel the smile grow as your body raises and elevates in energy.

Thank you for joining me today. Remember to smile often and keep your thoughts positive and feel yourself become more alive and happier. Become elevated. Have a great day.

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