In last week’s blog post, I wrote about energy projection, collective consciousness, and how thoughts determine reality. This post concludes the discussion as I explain the “rules” around working with energy, and how you can practice projecting in a fun and beneficial way.
Working With Energy
As an energy worker, it’s important for me to say that there are moral codes around the use of energy projection. One should never use this as a means to interfere or influence the actions of others; nor should one ever “project” oneself into the life of another without permission. There are different ways to request permission. One is simply to ask the individual with whom you want to connect with energetically. The other is to ask your higher self (inner divine) to ask the higher self of the other person.
Here’s an example. I have a friend who recently graduated from college and was preparing to fly across the country to interview for a job. She was a little nervous about it all and I told her that I could set a mindfulness timer so that every 30 minutes I would stop whatever I was doing and spend a moment sending her positive energy. She graciously accepted, and that’s what I did. Except instead of setting the timer for 30 minutes as I had promised, I set it for 20 minutes. When the mindfulness timer went off twenty minutes into her interview I, and another one of her close friends, both took two minutes to project positive thoughts to her. Here’s what she texted to me afterward:
“I felt your good thoughts today! There was a slow and shaky start, but after spending just 20 minutes with the director and having him escort me all around the facility and introduce me to others, I felt very good about the company and would be delighted to work for them. I should say, that after that twenty-minute mark is when things really became very comfortable and conversational and the director seemed to really sell me when he introduced me to colleagues after that point.”
In this case, I asked outright if I could project and she accepted. And because there were two of us projecting, the resulting vibration was undoubtedly powerful as indicated in her text referencing the 20-minute mark — the exact time we were projecting.
In another example, I have a dear friend who has Lou Gehrig’s disease. Soon after he was diagnosed I began to consider how I could help ease his life with this cruel and debilitating disease. I already knew that he did not think of my energy work as “real” as he often teased me about it. But a terminal illness can change everything and so it did with my friend — but not right away.
Soon after his diagnosis, I asked my higher self to meet with my friend’s higher self to ask if it would be okay for me to send him distance Reiki. The answer I received was “no” because my friend was not ready to receive it. So in spite of my wanting to do something — anything — to make life easier, I kept my energy to myself.
As my friend’s disease progressed, he began to entertain a willingness to explore alternative treatments, and Reiki was one of them. I had worked with another Reiki practitioner who was a nurse. She also had experience with patients suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, so I asked her to work with Nelson. On the days she gave him hands-on Reiki, I would project distance Reiki (with permission, of course). He reported those sessions left him feeling much more relaxed and comfortable.
How to Practice Energetic Projection
For anyone interested in “playing” with energy projection, I always recommend beginning with random acts of kindness.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu
Kindness is a virtue honored by many cultures and ethical systems. Underlying this behavior is an altruistic concern for others, as true giving expects no return. Research demonstrates that an act of kindness not only benefits the receiver, it physically uplifts the giver via “feel good” neurotransmitters released in the brain. That is if only you don’t “keep score.”
It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone to offer random acts of kindness. You need to have a non-judgmental, neutral mindset, plus a willingness to accept others for who they are.
Here’s how it works. You can use your thoughts to radiate kindness to others without physically doing something for the other. Just by broadcasting positive thoughts, you can perhaps make someone’s present moment more joyful.
Create energy packets of Good Vibrations—and send them to a random individual.
“You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you think something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
When you first do this exercise, start in familiar surroundings, i.e. your workplace, a social gathering, or in one of your favorite hangouts. Using your intuition, notice one person in your immediate area. You might observe that they are waiting in line, maybe look tired, bored, or a bit frustrated. Do the following:
- Go within yourself and ask for your inner divine to deliver a message to the inner divine of the person you have spotted asking for permission to project. You’ll know immediately just by feeling if you’ve received a yes or no. If yes, then continue with the exercise. If no, you can easily find someone else who would be grateful for your gift.
- Look at the person with positive neutrality. Quickly, find one feature about this person that you like or find agreeable. This can be anything from a pleasing smile to an attractive pair of glasses. It can be a physical feature or part of their attire. No matter how insignificant, discover one aspect of the individual that is positive in your world. If finding a positive attribute is a challenge, then move on to another person.
- When you found that one thing, use your words to create a well-formed, positive thought about the person. “She has a friendly smile.” “What a great pair of glasses!” Phrase this thought as if you were delivering a sincere compliment.
- As you look at that person, think your well-formed positive thought. Staring isn’t appropriate. A glance will suffice.
- Keep thinking that thought. Acknowledge that person with a smile.
- Now imagine that the threads of energy connecting you have just been snipped with a pair of golden scissors. See the threads fall away.
- Give thanks and gratitude to all that is. Your packet of Good Vibrations just delivered a random act of kindness.
Love Your Energy
We are energetic beings living in an energetic universe. Most people live their lives not understanding this important fact. Once you practice projecting your energy, you’ll be amazed at the experiences you will have. I know a couple who began to have similar dreams, as well as people who have received “news” as a thought or feeling — only to receive the “official” news later in the day through normal communication channels.
People who have a practiced command of their energy can light up a room. They can bring laughter to a somber mood. They can find the spring of optimism amongst the stagnant pond of naysayers.
Love your energy and allow it to serve as a source for creating joy and happiness — not only in your life but also in the lives of others.
Energy Clearing Meditation
I began the discussion of energy projection in last week’s article when I shared my friend’s dream of me after I had spent time the evening before thinking about him as I wrote him an email. I mentioned how this resulted from my not pulling back my energy.
In this 12-minute audio, I’ll talk you through the process of calling back your own energy, and returning energy that does not belong to you. I’ll even tell you how to clear your energy in only a few seconds!
Energy clearing is a process I recommend everyone do on a regular basis, since we are habitually leaving energy behind and taking on the energy of others without even knowing it. Give it a try and let me know how it feels for you in the comments below.
Sheila Callaham is a best selling author, motivational speaker, and life coach. Recently relocated to the San Antonio area in the big state of Texas, she’s making new friends and looking for the perfect cowgirl hat.