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One of my favorite college professors had a theory of three human flaws. Prof. Lawrence asked us to watch for these flaws in the news and when we got into the workforce. His hope was that we would recognize them and do what we could to counter balance them in the World. They are:

  1. Greed
  2. Incompetence
  3. Tendency to Abuse Power

As a lightworker, abuse of power is a pattern I see clients suffering at the hands of every day. From the soul perspective, your energy — what you focus it on and how you exchange it — is your power. You can trade our energy for a pay check or collaborative exchanges in relationship. When the energy is taken without an equal exchange, it is abuse of power.

There is a lot that drives the tendency to abuse power. This plays out dramatically on the World screen. People’s fear that they don’t have enough, competition for resources. Desire to be in control. Ego’s need to dominate. Belief in being better than or more entitled than someone else.

Beneath the behaviors and beliefs is an energetic vacuum. What allows me to have compassion or at least neutrality for a person who abuses power at home or in the workplace – a taker, a user or energy vampire – is the awareness that they don’t know how to generate their own energy. Compassion doesn’t equate to tolerance.

Protecting yourself from energy abuse is the most important thing you can do to stay aligned with your soul path. Most common and subtly are the energy hooks and vampirism that happen between the closest people in your life: friends, life-partners, family members, co-workers.

When you have an energy leak or full on vampire impacting you, it undermines your ability to manifest your intentions into a physical form. You may have a great idea, feel its creative energy but then it doesn’t have enough oomph behind it to get traction.

Abuse of power can leave you feeling exhausted, confused, even guilty for saying no. So how do you stop these energy losses and re-balance your life?

Regular practices that set your energy field / aura with healthy boundaries, make you less susceptible to abuse of power. Use your intuition and meditation tools. Being conscious of your soul contracts with the people in your life and updating them to “only available for equal energy exchange” is a step in healing abusive relationships. Clear generational patterns, and programs that allow the abuse of power to hook you. And maybe most important, fill your energetic cup through practices that don’t take energy from others.

Oddly some of the most powerful people in the world are hooking into those around them and using that energy to be powerful. When energy is voluntary given it can support co-creation, a cause or belief system. This is free will. When the energy is being hooked, vampired or taken through dishonest means it is an abuse of power.

Pay attention to where you feel more energy going out that is offered in relationships. Trust your intuition to show you where energy is out of balance, even in the broader world community. Commit to the practices that support your energy exchanges staying in balance.

October 9 I’m starting a LIVE practice group. In our first session I’ll teach a tool for reclaiming your power and we’ll practice it together.

Join HERE

Work energy is great to access at the appropriate times but it puts a damper on warm connections with loved ones and can override our personal needs, the true juice of a joyful life.  Shifting our lead energy vibration between work and non-work time can be difficult. There is pleasure derived from certain aspects of the work and it takes our focus off of other aspects of life we have less control over. Our focused, productive analytical Self is “on” and were getting things done but how do we change the tone when the work day is done?

Today I was reminded of the unspoken lesson that Mister Rogers reinforced at the beginning of each TV program.  He walked in the door of his home, took off his suit jacket and put on a cardigan.  Then he changed out of his professional shoes and into sneakers.  All while singing!  He ritualistically shifted gears as soon as he got home, to a focus on relaxation, connection and playfulness.

In addition to changing our clothes or moving into a new environment, we can consciously change the volume of certain vibrations of energy in our space.  Visualizing an imaginary gauge in front of us to make adjustments, like a fuel gauge reads empty to full, the needle can show us how full our space is of a specific energy.  Is our analyzer on 75%, decision maker at 50%, income earner and task oriented Self at 100%? What about our creative energy, curiosity, sensuality, adventurousness?

At the start of a work day we turn up those energies that will be helpful to in getting our work done.  At the end of the day imagine turning them down and turning up the volume of the vibrations you want to experience while not working.  You may also want to visualize the energy from all of your work encounters and activities moving out of your space into a balloon and either tie the string holding that energy balloon somewhere to retrieve later when needed or set it free to move out of your aura field, leaving a cleaner space for your next focus.

I’m applying the Mister Rogers principle to consciously shift my energy from work to personal time… won’t you join me?  Turn down the analytical, achievement oriented business vibration and turning up the creative, nurturing, permission to relax vibration at the end of your work day.

Addictions form in response to the sensation of fulfillment or relief we experience when we consume a substance or take an action that allows us to escape less desirable feelings.  We can become addicted to regular things that in-and-of-themselves are not bad for us, such as thoughts, foods, beverages, shopping, reading, sex, sports or people.  When we engage in anything to avoid our depression, anger, fear or unhappiness, it locks in the negative energy preventing growth and flow.  We develop a compulsive physiological need for the relief it provides while it lets us stay stuck.

Intuitively sensitive people are more highly drawn to the escape of addiction simply because we feel so much of the energy around us.  Unlike tying our shoes or brushing our teeth, most of us weren’t taught how to manage our energetic boundaries. In fact it is rare if one’s awareness of energy is acknowledged and validated by society.  Without skills to create a sense of safety amidst the ocean of energy we feel, we are left to figure it out on our own.  As children we were aware of the energy around us at home, in school and everywhere we went.  The barrage of information was at times overwhelming, and may even have caused us to manifest physical symptoms.  At times our empathy and the desire to help others had us subconsciously take on their pain to help them heal. 

The intensity of this sensitivity often materializes with coping mechanisms such as suppression, denial or addictions that allow us to go “out of body” and avoid the response altogether.  As adults we have the opportunity to reclaim our personal power by validating the intuitive sensitivity we previously denied.  Through acknowledgment of our heightened inner barometer for the energy in our environment, we can learn to set our space and generate a healthy experience of that awareness.  We don’t have to shut down our intuitive guidance when we generate new boundaries.  Through regular visualization of our aura bubble at its appropriate size (three feet in every direction around the body), we limit the intrusion into our space of vacillating energy.  It helps to paint our aura a fresh color in our minds-eye (avoid white as it attracts spiritual entities).  A clear vision of our space allows us to reduce the ups-and-downs that are externally generated.  When we are only experiencing our own feelings rather than those of the people around us we feel more stable and we are less driven to the relief addiction temporarily provides.