The apothecary doesn’t just encompass physical health and well being, it includes our emotional, mental, and spiritual health too. Thoughts, ideas, emotions, they are all a part of our spirit. When we take the time to assess our thoughts and emotions, we’re taking a look at what ultimately drives our actions. Bad habits, addictions, routine, stagnancy, these are all low-vibration frequencies. We do operate with electric energy within us, and our thoughts do manifest how that energy is used.
That being said, I wanted to share some of the things I have learned along the journey of self-healing and rewiring my thoughts and emotions. It takes courage to dig into your own psyche, your own darkness, but in natural healing it’s an essential step in overcoming self-limiting beliefs and habits.
10 Things I Learned When I Started Working with My Own Energy
Working with energy can be tricky at best, and utterly discouraging at worst. But when I find that connection, the currents of what I feel power all things, the world feels right. I am a bit new to actively working with my own energy/vibrational frequency, like meditation and breathing to figure through ailments or illnesses and even emotional maladies, but I am not new to the feeling of that connection.
It’s what I believe is my drive. What motivates me to try try try until I succeed. So when I truly concentrated on not only feeling and holding that connection to myself, but actively manipulating it, I started to feel stronger, more awake and aware, and more at peace with myself.
I am continuing to learn and develop, as we all do as human souls, but I wanted to see a physical detail of virtues or traits that I believe I have cultivated throughout this journey. So I sat down the other day and wrote out what I felt I have learned through my trials and errors with meditations, dreamwork, journaling, and working with my own energy.
Being patient with myself, my journey, my emotional and mental processing. Patience in outcomes, being the listener more than the speaker, growing in wisdom by waiting out impasses and learning from failures. Being patient with loved ones and their paths, being patient with time.
Resilience and self reliance, learning to bounce back from setbacks, using mistakes as learning tools to help develop better ways of being, living, doing, and thinking. Battling addictions and growing victorious; wiping myself off and standing back up, ignoring and disassociating from judgment. Using constructive criticism to better myself and further my goals.
Forgiveness for myself and those who have made their own mistakes at my expense, forgiveness in my relationships, my status. Refusing to be a victim, acknowledging and accepting my flaws and not operate in self-deprecation or shame. Empowering myself to learn from my imperfections.
Learning to stop when enough is enough, limiting self indulgences, boosting motivation and discipline. Learning when and how to say “no”, how to limit putting others’ needs above my own, recognizing my voice and self advocating. Speaking out to defend myself as necessary, offering council and taking council only when warranted. Learning how to protect myself from coercion, manipulation, guilt trips. Protecting my emotions and mental stability.
Learning to respect myself by being impeccable with my word: when I make promises or commitments to myself and carry out, I feel more growth and enlightenment within and I am someone who I can respect. Setting myself up for success and growth, limiting self sabotaging thoughts and actions, directing my intellect and talents to set and achieve goals.
Taking time to self assess, self reflect and recognize where I am growing spiritually, where I am lacking, and what new things I’ve experienced throughout my day/week/month/year. Keeping journals and logs of prayers, spellings, intonations, meditations, observations and things of interest in growing in spirit.
Grounding + staying grounded
Learning what resonates, speaks to me, helps connect me to earth’s circuitry. Drumming, singing and chanting to achieve harmony and balanced frequencies. Learning how to stay attuned to that frequency more often than being out of tune.
Ceasing to perseverate on things beyond my control, learning to be impartial and distanced from things that no longer serve me or will serve me, accepting the flux of change, leaving short term fixes behind to embrace the full range of healing that comes with letting shit go.
Confidence + courage
Finding my stomach, tuning myself into my inner wolf, becoming confident in my abilities, intelligence, wit and humor. Learning to approach all things without fear. Breathing through anxiety, working through obstacles, learning to trust my gut. Being assertive in myself and standing firm in my values.
Trusting in myself
Accepting my strengths and limitations, urging my heart to understand them, opening myself to my intuition, my own vulnerability and learning to fall in love with my own soul and spirit.
I hope this serves as inspiration to look inward and embrace all that you have learned and all that your spirit has achieved. You’re strong, you’re human, and you’re full of energy just waiting to be harnessed.