Appreciation is a powerful generator of energy. On the holiday weekend, our family dined at a local restaurant popular with seniors from area. I noticed an older woman at a near-by table (although LOL older than who you may well ask). She was wearing a lovely 3 piece outfit with shades of gray and offset with a beautiful lavender crocheted blouse. I thought it was stunning. She looked too reserved for a stranger to speak to but I took a risk anyway and paid her that compliment when we were side by side at the buffet. She was caught totally off-guard, had a look of surprise and a tentative smile. We chatted a bit and went back to our respective tables. However, before leaving the restaurant she stopped by our table and thanked me warmly for the compliment. She admitted that it was the first time in ages someone had said anything that nice to her. Her aura was glowing and her expanded field of energy was very noticeable. The uplift in energy seemed completely disproportionate for such a small compliment.
Energetically, we are in the season of appreciation. In the 5 Element and meridian system of energy on which acupuncture is based, Metal element is associated with the season of autumn, and the quality of appreciation. To be in synch with the energy cycles of nature puts our own system in energetic order and while there may be thousands of things we can do, I find the simplest is just the straightforward act of appreciation and /or gratitude. Everytime we use it we fill our energy bank account.
A principle from quantum physics is closely linked with this spiritual quality – all probabilities are equally probably. What manifests is what we focus on. Appreciation does that in subtle ways that can build over time if we make it a habit. Appreciating traffic going well – notice how it always flows well for you. Appreciating your family for pitching in and getting the chores done – notice how often it starts getting done without asking. Praising your child for their completed homework and lovingly asking what they will work on next -notice how homework becomes the first thing they want to do. (Works in the workplace as well!) The choice to appreciate something over time activates a secondary quality of the Metal Element cycle – that of building a reserve of energy. If we want reserves of health, money, vitality, energy, good humor etc. – this is the season to start filling the tank.
This week fill your energy tank by selecting 2-3 areas of your life to routinely say appreciations to yourself.
- I appreciate my work for …
- I appreciate my family for
- I appreciate (name a challenging person) for..
How does appreciation change your energy?
With love and light