We’ve all heard stories about parents who just knew that their child, who was miles away, needed help. Or maybe you have had the experience of thinking about a person, and then the phone rings. When you answer the call, your friend is on the line and says, “Hey, I just thought I’d call because I was thinking about you.”
Thoughts and feelings are waves of energy that can travel across great distances.
In his book, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra calls a thought “an impulse of energy and information, like everything else in nature.” Most of us go through our day giving little notice to our thoughts.
But what if we stopped and consciously thought about our thoughts.
Thoughts are impulses of energy – that means that energy, whether that particle of energy is a thought, a feeling or anything else in nature – is in motion.
Think of that for a long moment. Your thoughts are particles of energy in motion.
Where do they go? What happens to a thought once it leaves your body and the space surrounding you?
You already know – you just haven’t thought in these terms. Maybe you’ve walked into a room right after an argument and noticed that the energy of the room felt like you could cut it with a knife. Or maybe you’ve been alone in a church or a spiritual sanctuary and felt the sacredness of the space.
Imagine these thoughts floating around in space. Imagine everyone’s thoughts and feelings floating around in space. It calls to mind the image of walking in dense fog; a vapor so thick that you can’t see the road in front of you. Some of this foggy mist sticks to your clothes leaving you feeling a bit soggy and wet.
Thoughts are just like this foggy mist. The thoughts and feelings of others can be so thick that you can feel them. And they are sticky, just like the mist. We become covered with thoughts and feelings that we’ve unconsciously picked up and stored away in our body and the energetic space surrounding us.
Pretty soon we can’t tell our true wisdom – thoughts that originate with us – from the stray thoughts that we’ve picked up as we’ve intermingled with our friend and neighbors.
Finding your true passion in life – living a life full of purpose and meaning– your purpose and meaning – can be pretty difficult if we are covered in a mist of other people’s thoughts and feeling.
So how do we remove this mist of other people’s thoughts and feelings?
We often clean our energy field without even realizing it. Maybe you’ve walked away from a particularly offensive conversation by shaking out both hands or shrugging your shoulders to remove the icky after-effects of your conversation. On the other hand, you might have felt like rinsing off in the shower or shaking your body, much like a wet dog coming out of the river. Either way, you were unconsciously removing foreign energy (other people’s thoughts and feelings) from your aura.
Of course, not all encounters with foreign energy are as dramatic. Simply brushing the energy off your arms, legs, head, and back as if you were removing a layer of dust from your skin might be sufficient. Or, you might expel foreign energy from your body by inhaling deeply and then exhaling through your mouth with force. These methods work well if you’re consciously aware of picking up energies from others and choose to expel the energy right away.
However, we’re not always consciously aware of exchanging energies with people in our environment. In this case, it might be helpful to use a tool that, once activated, will continue to work the entire day keeping your energy system free of other people’s thoughts and feelings. This tool, called a grounding cord, is an energy cable that securely connects you to the center of the earth. Through the force of gravity, it efficiently drains any energy from your body and your aura that is not your own. (Energy Tool: Grounding Cord)
No thought is ever lost. What type of mist are you walking around in?
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