Thursday, April 10, 2008

The energy shifts

More and more everything comes down to energy.  I frequently talk about the energy equation in any relationship. There's got to be some exchange, whether it's intellectual or emotional, healing, restful, energizing - in any good relationship of any kind, there has to be some positive exchange of some kind of energy on both sides.  If you walk away depleted, it's not working.

I've come to respect the energy work in any body work and alternative healing.  Acupuncture, reflexology, massage, even yoga and pilates, and certainly dance applies here too, are all about getting the energy going, opening up areas of stagnation or blocks.

There's the energy of activity too.  For someone like me, who can see so many sides of any given situation, sometimes a paralysis sets in.  Over the years, as I've grappled with this repeatedly, wise ones have suggested, "It doesn't matter what decision you make, just make one."  Steps beget steps.  Action begets action.  Often times when you don't know what to do, you just have to do something.  And then the energy starts to shift.  And then sometimes amazing things happen.  Not necessarily what you've anticipated, not necessarily in a straight line, but amazing nonetheless.  This is one of those moments for me, when the shifts are becoming more seismic.  The tiniest of decisions and shifts of energy have had a hand in creating a groundswell.

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