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Friday, December 11, 2009
Protecting and Renewing Your Creative Energy
It's the most wonderful time of the year...and sometimes the most stressful! In this podcast, we discuss ways to protect and renew your creative energy so that you can make the most of your life and of this holiday season. Happy--and Energy-Filled--Holidays to you!
Can't wait to hear this...once I get my computer back and can get to my iTunes! LOLReplyDelete
You've chosen one of my favorite topics, even soapbox material. When we fill in our calendars, we do not consider energy. It's so important to leave space between "events" - creates flexibility like a slinky vs a ruler. We need to leave space for integration, regeneration, and surprises. We also, as you point out, need to become aware of our individual capacities to transition. Some people can "spin on a dime" and others need more time. It's not good or bad, better or worse. It just is. Can we change that? Maybe, if that's important to us. And being aware of it is the first step.ReplyDelete
If we observe our own energy patterns, we can become intimate with the impact of food, exercise, sleep, meditation, words, other people, and our schedules (etc) on our lives.
As you pointed out, it takes a willingness to risk some time out each day. How can we know the benefit of a breath, of 10 minutes of meditation, of a quiet walk alone, of dancing to a favorite tune, if we hold rigidly to the notion that we don't have time for it?
We don't have time NOT to do it.
Time is flexible. Do you want a slinky sense of time or one that's measured like a wooden ruler (what's that snapping sound I hear?)
Well, I could go on and on...so I'll stop here and say thanks!
"It's Slinky, it's Slinky, for fun it's a wonderful toy. It's Slinky, it's Slinky , it's fun for a girl and a boy."ReplyDelete
I (Lisa) LOVE the Slinky metaphor for our time! (I also like the visual of a Slinky slinking down stairs.) I know I need that kind of space and stretch, and I resonate, Kathy, with what you've said about noticing our energy patterns and how they're impacted by what we take in and give out. Energy is a precious, precious resource.
Jen, can't wait to hear when you hear this!