By Linda Binns
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroscientist who wrote the book “My Stroke of Insight,” where she talked about her experience of having a stroke and what it took to recover.
The stroke affected the left side of her brain, so she couldn’t do the things we all take for granted, like speaking, or walking and remembering even her own family.
Only the right side of her brain was functioning, which meant although she didn’t know who people were, she could feel and sense their energy. She knew when someone walked in the room who was loving and caring and there to help her, or when someone wasn’t.
She made a full recovery, and her experience left her with significant insight about how everything is energy. When she was a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s show she gave Oprah a sign that says “Please take responsibility for the energy that you bring into this space.”
I love this example because it shows how our energy reflects what’s really going on with us. You might be feeling angry or sad, yet you put on a brave face when you go out and interact with people. You might hate the work that you’re doing, but you know you have to do it anyway, so you get on with it. In both cases, the energy that you’re bringing to what you do is not ideal and will impact not only you and what you’re doing, but will affect those with whom you interact.
We tend to think that our real feelings won’t show. But the energy that we have when we do something or interact with someone is real and it’s transmitting all the time.
It’s helpful to realize this because everything you do is affected by the energy you are bringing to it in that moment. When things aren’t working out in the way you want or you’re struggling with something, ask yourself what energy you are bringing to what you’re doing. In other words, how do you feel in that moment?
I use this approach all the time now. If I’m doing something and it’s not working as I want I stop and check in with my energy. If my energy is not positive, then I’ll stop what I’m doing and do what I can to improve my energy and how I feel. When I feel better, then I’ll come back to it and it always works out so much better.
Action Step: Check in with yourself right now and ask yourself what energy you are bringing to each aspect of your life. How do you feel about where you are? If anything doesn’t feel good, then you know that it would be helpful to do whatever you can to raise your energy in that particular area.
This affirmation will help:
I take responsibility for my energy and I do whatever I can to achieve the highest vibration possible.
Linda Binns says this about herself: “I am an introverted, intuitive, and highly sensitive person who became a small business owner, author, international speaker, radio and television guest, consultant, and coach. My goal now is to guide you to thrive in your own personal and professional life.”