Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul
We all have a phenomenal amount of energy inside of us. It doesn’t come from food and it doesn’t come from sleep. This energy is always available to us. At any moment we can draw upon it. It just wells up and fills us up from inside. When we are filled with energy, we feel like we can take on the world. When it is flowing strongly, we can actually feel it coursing through us in waves. It gushes up spontaneously from deep inside and restores, replenishes, and recharges us.
The only reason we don’t feel this energy all the time is because we block it. We block it by closing our heart, closing our minds, and by pulling ourselves into a restrictive space inside. This closes us off from all the energy. When we close our hearts or close our minds, we hide in the darkness within ourselves. There is no light. There is no energy. This is nothing flowing. The energy is still there, but cannot flow.
That is what it means to be “blocked.” That is why we have no energy when we are depressed. There are energy centers (Chakras) within us that channel our energy flow. When we close them, there is no energy. When we open them, there is energy. Although various energy centers exist within us, the one we intuitively know the most about opening and closing is our heart. Let’s say that you love somebody, and you feel very open in their presence. Because you trust them, your walls come down allowing you to feel lots of high energy. But if they do something you don’t like, the next time you see them you don’t feel so high. You don’t feel as much love. Instead, you feel a tightness in your chest. This happens because you closed your heart. The heart is an energy center and it can open or close just like any other energy center.
True spiritual teachings are about this energy and how to open it. The only thing you have to know is that opening allows access to infinite energy and closing blocks it out. How much enthusiasm do you want to have for the things you do? If enjoying a full life means experiencing high energy, love and enthusiasm all the time, then don’t ever close.
There’s a very simple method for staying open. You stay open by never closing. It’s really that simple. all you have to do is decide whether you are willing to stay open, or whether you think it’s worth closing. Closing is a habit, and just like any other habit, it can be broken. It’s ultimately our control. The problem is, we don’t exercise that control. The more we learn to stay open, the more the energy can flow into us. Anytime we start to close, ask whether it is worth cutting off the energy flow.
A very important think in life is our inner energy. If we are always tired and never enthused, then life is no fun. But if we’re always inspired and filled with energy, then every minute of every day is an exciting experience. Learn to work with the energy centers and keep them open and flowing.