How many times have you heard that statement since COVID came to town?
I slept through April, had energy for a week or so in May, and then slept again for three weeks in June. July is here and I have days of energy and days of napping.
As an empathetic person, I pick up the energies around me. I not only have to deal with my own issues, but also those around me. It took a lot of practice to learn how to protect my self energetically, set up boundaries, and create daily self-care priorities.
Meditation first thing in the morning and calling in Archangel Michael for cleansing and protection really helps. I can set up protection for my home and property as well. However, when I have to go out shopping, pick up the mail, visit family and friends that take a whole new process.
I call in my spirit guides and ask them to help with the protection and to guide me as I walk out my door. I say a prayer to I AM/God as I travel in my car. I have a tiger eye in my car, in my purse, and on my person in the form of a bracelet.
I go to the local Metaphysical store to get the protection necklace and bracelets, to purchase sage to cleanse my body, home, and car. Epson salts bath before bed cleanses my physical body of the negative energies I picked up during my day. Drink water, lots of water during the day to keep your body hydrated and cleansed.
There are essential oils for protection, crystals, amulets, prayers - the list is endless. So how do you choose what is best for you?
You ask your Soul, and your physical body will respond. Here is how you do it. Stand up and when you lean forward you tell your body this means yes! Then you lean back and you tell your body this means no? You can do the same thing with a pendulum: swing the pendulum forward and back and tell it this means yes! Swing it side to side and tell it this means no!
So I am standing in the store I pick something up and ask: Do I need this? My body either moves forward for a yes or backward for a no. You are talking to your Soul who created this physical body. Your Soul knows exactly what you need to move forward, your body knows what it needs to be healthy. Learning to communicate with your Soul and your physical body while keeping your ego out of the equations is important.
Our ego feeds our fears and insecurities. It makes us feel small so that we stay safe. Its whole purpose is to let you know when you are in danger. Ego however does not realize that when we make mistakes, we learn from those mistakes and become a better person.
We enhance our intellect, we sharpen our problem-solving skills, we become better physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally because things happen to us. All the ego knows is that you decided to go swimming and you almost drown so now you have a fear of water. The ego does this so you will not go back into the water and almost drown again.
Learning to allow our ego to protect us is a good thing but allowing our ego to control us is not. When we have a situation come up and our ego is saying no, run, get away as quick as you can, that is when you take a deep breath and think from the heart. Your heart has a brain, it is what your Soul is connected to. When we go to the heart and allow ourselves to feel what is going on with us and get out of our anxiety-ridden brain, we can make different choices.
If your heart says: yes I agree with the ego run now! Then that is what you do. We have an amazing body and learning how to understand how it works is the most important thing you can do for yourself.
Our Ego tells us that we are ready for a new job, a new relationship, a new car. We need this, why can't we have that? Without confirmation from our soul, we are just existing. Think of how much better your life would be if you could tell the difference between ego energy and soul energy.
Here is an example: I would ask can I buy this? I would get a yes. What I should have asked is: Do I need a new car? Will I use this? Will it help me lose weight? Is this good for my body?
We have free will so we can do anything we like. But should we do anything we like? That is the trickiness of the ego versa's the soul. Learning to ask the right questions is paramount. Learning to listen is the most important skill you will ever develop.
To truly listen to what another person is saying to you, you need to quiet the mind. You need to hear what they are saying, you then need to digest what they said. You then need to honor what they said and respect their opinion.
You then need to decide: does this require a response from me? Will my response be helpful or hurtful? Sometimes it is just better to listen and keep our opinions to ourselves.
Sometimes our response is based on a judgment. That judgment comes from how we were raised. So as an adult, it is important to recognize that not everyone feels the same way. Not everyone comes from the same experiences. Not everyone has the same taste in food, clothes, people, religions, spirituality, and the list goes on.
To get out of ego, to be a good listener, to allow other people to experience their lives in the manner that their Soul intended we need to recognize when we are not honoring the rights of others to just be who they are.
We learn how to do that by learning how to honor ourselves first. Hear your ego and then ask your Soul for confirmation, listen and follow your heart, your intuition, and know that you have free will and if you follow your heart and honor who you are then others have the opportunity to do the same thing.
Exhausted Yet? Think about the above, and understanding of why we all feel exhausted will come. The most important thing in today's world is self-care.