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December 9, 2017

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” – From the book Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach

When I teach Reiki I to the beginner, I do a simple exercise so that students can personally experience how our energy changes according to what we focus on.  I ask for a volunteer and then I ask the volunteer to tell us about something upsetting that happened recently.  As the student begins to tell their story of upset for a couple of minutes, I turn to the remaining students and ask them, “What are you aware of and feeling as you listen to her story?”  Some comment that they feel a disturbance in their own body, if they’re sensitive to energy.  While others comment that they could really feel a change in the air that didn’t feel good.

I then have the volunteer change her story.  I ask her to speak about something really wonderful that happened recently, something that left them feeling really good – happy, loving, joyful, whatever it was they felt.  Again, after a few minutes of her story, I then turn to the students and ask them the same question again, “What are you aware of feeling as you listen to her story?”  Here, the students are surprised.  They can feel the volunteer’s energy expand tremendously.  Those who are sensitive could feel the transformation as their body no longer experienced the disturbing energy of the previous story.  They’re body relaxes and feels much better.  Some comment that it’s like the room just lit up.

When I ask the volunteer what they were aware of, they begin to realize that they also felt different with each story.  The first left them feeling not good, while the second story left them feeling so much better.

Energetically speaking, many don’t realize that when they are revisiting uncomfortable experiences from the past while speaking with others, that their energy is contracting, literally being pulled in.  If a person is aware enough in the moment, they’ll experience a change in how they feel as they tell their story.  Those that listen to the story may notice a change as well.

On the flip side, our stories of good experiences cause our energy to literally expand out.  So the direction of our energy literally changes.  In turn, we emanate those wonderful energies out into the world that can literally uplift another person.

Now, let’s take this deeper.

The relatively new medical areas of research in psychoneuroimmunology and epigenics continues to support the mind-body connection.  Meaning, what we think and feel is reflected by our body – all the way to our DNA. The mind-body connection is becoming less and less theoretical. Yet, people often are still not truly recognizing the significance of this.

What these fields have come to recognize is that the more we tell the same story, the more reinforced the emotions and thoughts of that story become deeply recorded in our body and our brain.  Therefore, when we have an uncomfortable experience, and then tell another person about it, we relive and reinforce it within our brain and body.  The body then re-establishes energetically, physiologically, and biochemically, that moment.  What happens then when you tell another person that same story, then another, and another?  Basically, you continually make the past the present within your body.  And your body doesn’t question your thoughts or emotions.  Like the subconscious mind, it simply accepts everything as true and real.  In fact, Dr. Candice Pert, a researcher in psychoneuroimmunology, has often been quoted as have said, “The body is the subconscious mind.”  Energetically, however, the uncomfortable experiences that stimulated a response of anger, sadness, any negative thought or emotion, that are all a lower frequency of energy, cause the entire body to lower its frequency as well.  And if you’ve done any reading on energy healing methodologies, you’ve hopefully discovered that frequency (or the vibratory rate) of our body will either help it to heal or not.  The lower the frequency, the less likely the body can correct itself, since healing requires more energy and a higher frequency.

The same holds true for the more uplifting experiences we have.  This is why one of the most powerful practices we can have is to cultivate a feeling of gratitude.  When we’re focused on feeling gratitude for what we have, finding that silver lining in our life, we begin to elevate our frequency, that elevates every cell of the body, and expands our energy to more positively affect the environment.

I’m not saying to negate having had uncomfortable experiences, because it also wouldn’t serve us to deny our thoughts and feelings.  But, we do ourselves a disservice when we are constantly retelling that same ol’ story, and haven’t tried to transform it.  Instead, to work with someone who can help us to transform our perception of the experience, so it becomes an opportunity to not only discover something about ourselves, but to also heal it within ourselves. 

At the very least, I would encourage you to observe, how often are you telling others about your past experiences that upset you?  How often are you holding onto that particular experience in its retelling that your body is reflecting?  If you truly wish to bring healing to the past, then choose instead to heal you by attempting to see what it was really all about. 

My seasoned clients are aware that I always encourage them to look within themselves whenever they have an uncomfortable experience, and attempt to ask themselves what is this really about?  Why did I interpret the situation this way?  Why did I react that way?  Does this situation reflect something within myself that I haven’t resolved yet?  Do I need to forgive?  And more.

There’s a whole lot more to this particular topic, but I really felt to write about this to begin helping you to really observe your own patterns of the stories you tell, and consider what you’re doing to yourself.

If you’d like to read more about this topic, from the perspective of science and research, I highly recommend Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book:

You Are the Placebo Making Your Mind Matter

Do you notice any changes in how you feel when telling your stories?  Share your experience and awareness in the comments section.

© Judy Garrido/Innately Resourceful LLC

Consciously Creating Relationships and More

November 29, 2017

Originally posted:  10/26/2017

It’s nothing new to my seasoned clients when I ask them to be aware of their thoughts.  Especially when they mention a situation with another person that they feel it causing them some level of discomfort.  I’m using the word discomfort very generically here, and it could be a person annoyed with their roommate, their family members, partners, etc.  It could be anything that is causing them to become judgmental, having unkind thoughts towards the other person, feel irritated, feel disconnected, or whatever else they may be feeling towards another person.

And so I ask them, “what have your thoughts been towards this person?”  Honestly.
What I consistently hear is that they’ve been having judgmental thoughts, making conclusions without asking, or simply doing what I call the B & M thoughts (bitching and moaning).  All directed towards another person.  Once they can acknowledge this, I then ask them what the other persons behavior has been towards them that mirrors their thoughts.  Again, the typical answer is that the other person’s behavior is, in fact, mirroring their thoughts.

I then encourage them to re-direct their thoughts (their attention) to thinking only thoughts of gratitude regarding this other person.  To find as many things about that person that they really like, or even remember situations with that person that endeared them, and move into a space of gratitude instead.  I then encourage them to do this for a whole week.

In our subsequent call, I then ask them if they did do this exercise, and if they did, did the other persons behavior towards them change?  What I hear consistently is that it did in fact change, and the relationship (whatever kind of relationship it may be) has been going much better.

Once again, I bring their attention to the fact that once “they” changed their thoughts, the situation changed.  So, although we can’t change other people’s behavior, we do have a degree of control over our relationships and interactions with others by way of our own thoughts and what “we” create.  The other person will respond to that.  So, we are not “controlling” the other person, they are “responding” to our thoughts unconsciously.  And whether we realize it or not, we are all “unconsciously” responding to each other’s thoughts.

Today, more than ever, we live in a very interconnected world due to the use of the internet and technology.  And although this has greatly increased our connections with others and our awareness of what’s going on around the world, it has actually given us a tangible metaphor that can be easily understood as an outward manifestation of what occurs on subtle levels.  In other words, we’ve always been connected.  What we call the internet today, is the metaphorical equivalent to all the unseen communication that’s always been occurring on a subtle level.  That communication is called “thoughts” or “Telepathy.”  We could actually call this the “intranet.”  The communication that happens within outward communication.  And not only do we each respond to this intranet communication, but so does the world.

This larger scale of communication, or intranet, has been a part of the Global Consciousness Project since August of 1998.  The project, in essence, has approximately 60 “random event generators” (REG's) positioned throughout the world.  A random event generator basically generates a sequence of 0’s and 1’s.  Statistically, the REG should produce a 50/50 outcome.  In other words, like flipping a coin, statistically, you should get heads 50 times and tails 50 times.  Or, in this case, 0's 50 times and 1's 50 times out of 100.  What they have been observing however, is that these REG’s generate statistically different outcomes during global and local events that seem to reflect the overall consciousness surrounding that event.  They observe that “periods of collective attention or emotion in widely distributed populations will correlate with deviations from expectation in a global network of physical random number generators.”*  Simply put, when a large number of people experience similar thoughts and/or emotions, the REG’s begin to act differently – they deviate from the expectation of 50/50.

After years of observing this phenomenon, the researchers can actually visually see the graphs of what the REG’s generate, and recognize that something occurred where populations were unhappy (I’m using this word in general to describe any negative thought or emotion), and when they’re happy (again, I’m using this word to describe any positive thought or emotion).  What this project seems to demonstrate is that consciousness does seem to have an effect on the larger environment.

Lynn McTaggar’ts work, with her intention experiments, are another example of collective consciousness having an external effect.  The difference, however, is that her intention experiments utilize the possibility that consciousness does effect the environment and using that with the conscious intent to create a more positive outcome.  She’s done her intention experiments with as little as 12 people and as large at 10,000.  These intention experiments have consistently produced interesting results that support the observations that collective consciousness does have outward effects in a good or bad way, depending on the thoughts and emotions of the collective. 

Researchers don’t have an explanation as to why this is possible; they simply observe that it does happen.

I remember reading in Swami Kriyananda’s original 1988 book, The Path, about an experience he had while at the hermitage in California with Paramhansa Yogananda.  This occurred while World War 2 was raging in Europe.  That day, the winds were blowing very intensely.  When Kriyananda asked his Guru about the winds, Yoganada tells him that the high winds were the result of all the negativity that was happening in Europe.  In other words, he is implying here that the collective negative consciousness (all the negative thoughts/emotions) in Europe, was affecting the weather and creating damaging winds.   I always found that story particularly interesting, especially because the war was going on in Europe, yet the implied weather effects were happening in California.

Can our thoughts affect the world and even the weather?  Well, for those who are more spiritually minded, the answer has always been a yes.  For the more scientifically minded, the Global Consciousness Project, and other experiments seem to support that same answer – yes it does.

How does this awareness affect each of us?  What this potentially means is that each of us has a choice about what “collective” we choose to be a part of.  Do we choose the negative thought and emotion or do we choose the positive?  After all, a “collective” is only strong if each part is coherently in sync with the same emotion and/or thought.

So, the “collective consciousness” is what I term as the intranet, while individually, we can simply call it unconscious telepathy.  Therefore, whether you are choosing to consciously create your relationships, or the world and/or weather, the point of power is always within each individual……..you and me.

Here are links to both the Global Consciousness Project and Lynn McTaggart’s Intention Experiments, and more, if you’d like to do more reading on the subject of consciousness and the implications of what individual and collective consciousness can do.

*The Global Consciousness Project
http://noosphere.princeton.edu/abstract.html
http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

YouTube:  Prof. Roger Nelson on the Global Consciousness Project

Lynn McTaggart’s Intention Experiments


Lynn McTaggart’s Book, The Field, that I highly recommend.  It’s one of my top 10 books of all time.
The Field:  The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe


IONS:  The Institute for Noetic Sciences:  A great resource for some of the latest research on consciousness and human potential.


I sincerely hope you found this helpful, or at the very least, it has peaked your interest in questioning how valid can this be?  I invite you to test this theory, by consciously choosing a relationship you’d like to improve, and choose to change YOUR thoughts about the other person first, to more loving and grateful ones, and then observe how the other person is responding. 

I encourage you to leave a comment about your own observations in consciously and sincerely applying this.

 

© Judy Garrido/Innately Resourceful LLC

The Number 1 Way We Lose Energy

November 29, 2017

Originally posted: 8/14/2017

One of the many reasons I teach people about energy healing, and why it’s so important, is because l too had to go through my own learning curve in truly discovering and recognizing the many subtleties of energy, and how it affects me.  Then, I discovered through working with others, that the same holds true for everyone else.

When it comes to doing energy healing as self-care, I came to recognize that there are 3 ways we experience energy (I actually cover this in more detail in the “The Ways We Experience Energy – With Special Focus on Our Own Energy” webinar.)  And they are:
 
External Energies – This can be environmental, from a distance, projections, or the unseen.
 
The Here and Now – This is in your immediate environment and could be the location, a person near you, or some “thing” in the unseen (e.g. the spirit of a person who has deceased and passed).  Whatever the source, it's happening here and now.
 
Your Own Energy – This can be the energy of your body, it could be past recordings, you are “perceiving” energy (e.g. you are receiving like a radio), or due to your attention (where your thoughts are directing your energy).
 
This biggest challenge with these 3 different ways we can experience energy is that, at the level of sensation (that is where we notice the energies' affect), they all can produce the same experiences.  Because, our body’s (yes, there’s more than one) are continuously interpreting energy 24/7.  WE become aware of the energy when something feels different.  Although, every person I have ever worked with did not realize that what they were experiencing was energetic in nature. 

The body’s way of interpreting energy is through feelings.  We “feel” the energy in many ways.  Some examples are:  pain, soreness, nervous energy that can feel like anxiousness in our solar plexus, excessive mental noise, foggy headed, fuzzy vision, sadness, lethargy, apathy, bloating, headaches, sinus pressure, and many more.  As you can see, these are all pretty common experiences, and that’s why people just assume that it’s something else, when it’s actually energetically based.

With the 3rd way we experience energy, it’s of our own doing (or lack of doing).  So, the responsibility for what we are experiencing falls directly on our own shoulders because WE are directing our energy (or not, in the case of stagnant energy).

So, what does this all have to do with “losing” energy?

One of fundamental basics of energy healing is about our energy levels.  The less energy we have, the less likely we are to heal or feel well.  The more energy we have, the better we feel and our body works better.

Therefore, one of the ways that we can either keep our energy higher or maintain a higher level, is to “conserve” our energy.  We actually use, or lose, a lot of energy every day.  And the number one way we do this is through excessive internal dialogue.  Non-stop thinking.  Thoughts not only expend energy, but they direct our energy as well, that can also potentially bring other factors into our experience energetically.

Taking control back of our thoughts is the number one way to conserve energy.  And there are different ways to do this, so I’ll give you some ideas here to help you get started.

Meditation:  This can be a guided mediation, sitting in silence, prayer, focusing on an object, using a mantra like “Om,” or simply fully immerse yourself in your breathing.

Learn energy clearing techniques:  Until you’ve actually learned how to clear your energy, you won’t recognize how this can literally stop a lot of internal dialogue.

Affirmations:  Choose one wisely and create a space of 20 undisturbed minutes.  Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and repeat the affirmations non-stop, until you “feel” it is true.

Reduce the use of technology:  If you want to experience more inner silence, you truly have to “disconnect” for a while.  No TV, no internet, no social media, no phone, no radio………nothing. 

Do something physical:  Find physical activities that you enjoy doing and immerse yourself in it while doing it.  Try not to be mentally elsewhere and fully immerse yourself in what you’re doing. 

Redirect your attention:  Numbers 1, 3, and 5 are examples.  The man who trained me in energy medicine, would semi-joke and say that if you can’t get your thoughts to stop, go out to the gravel driveway and start counting the stones.  In other words, do whatever it takes.

Be Here Now:  Instead of thinking about later today, tomorrow, next week, your “to do” list, another person, etc., practice cultivating being fully present in the moment, no matter what you’re doing.

The above are just some ideas to help you cultivate the practice of “conserving” your energy, instead of losing it because you’re using so much of it. 

The added bonus to this, at the physiological level, is that your body will begin to move OUT of the stress response and begin healing.  As Robert Sapolsky, who studied the stress response for 30 years, said, “For humans, we turn on the stress response for purely “psychological states,” thinking about things.  And so we’re doing it for non-physiological reasons, and we’re doing it non-stop.”

If you're stressing, your body is not doing any repair work -- it's not healing.  It's that simple.

I sincerely hope you found this article helpful and will put at least one of the suggestions to use, so you can begin conserving your energy instead of losing it.

Feel free to comment on this article or if this helped you.

Much Peace...

 

© Judy Garrido/Innately Resourceful LLC

The Trajectory of Possibility

November 29, 2017

Originally posted 6/20/2017

"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m continually fascinated with “possibility.” More so, because I’ve not only experienced many interesting things in my life, but I’ve also witnessed others experience them as well. You could say that I am a lifelong student of “possibility."
 
Years ago, I had a young woman call me in a state of distress. She was afraid she was being stalked by a young man. She was frightened to the point where she actually asked me if she should move, including moving her mom who was sick and she was caring for at home. I asked her many questions to first rule out any physical danger, and nothing indicated to me that this was the case. Therefore, I realized that, although the young man came on strong enough to frighten her, the problem wasn’t the young man so much as it was her fear. I then asked her if she had any spiritual practices. She told me that she used to be very active with the teachings of Yogananda. Being familiar with his teachings, I then suggested to her that she do a specific meditation each day, and that I’d follow up in a week. When I called her the following week, she began to conversation with, “Judy, you won’t believe what happened.” I laughed because I often hear this. She then tells me that 2 days before our call, she had gone to a coffee shop to get a coffee and that young man was there. Although feeling a bit uncomfortable, she still stayed to get her coffee. The young man then comes over to speak to her. He tells her that he wanted to apologize for his behavior the week before and that he wanted to say goodbye because he was leaving to return to his native country.
 
In my book, for a situation to go from being frightened because of a person’s behavior, to that person apologizing and leaving the country, is nothing short of miraculous to me. This young woman literally changed the trajectory of possibility by focusing on changing herself on the inside.
 
Then again, several years ago, I was doing a hypnosis session with a colleague who said to me that she recognized that she had a habit of always thinking negatively and expecting the worse. She went on to explain that no one at work respected her, not even her boss, and that he never trusted her to give her projects to oversee. She also mentioned that she’d get irritated with friends if they had made plans to go out and they’d show up late. She would assume they didn’t care. I spent some time speaking to her about trusting life and then did a hypnosis session with her. A week later, we did a follow up call, where she proceeds to tell me that since that session, her entire life completely changed. She started getting calls from people she hadn’t spoken to in a long while, and at work things really changed. She noticed that people were treating her with respect, including her boss, who suggested she oversee an upcoming project. She then says to me, “in the moment my boss was speaking to me, I realized that it was all a reflection of my own thoughts.” Wow, that’s a very profound experience to have. It’s one thing to recognize this as a concept, it’s another to actually experience it with full awareness. She went on to create some great things in her life. Like the young woman in the previous story, she also changed the trajectory of possibility, but she did it from inside her own consciousness.
 
There is also an interesting story that Dr. Dean Radin told in an interview on Coast to Coast A.M., regarding his book, Supernormal. As a researcher at the Institute for Noetic Science, he was researching people who have meditated daily for 20 to 30 years. He asked his most experienced meditator to move a laser beam in another room that he couldn’t see. They recorded the session by video and audio. He was then asked to begin. At about just under 15 minutes, 3 things happened simultaneously. One, the laser moved. Two, the video/audio technicians experienced a moment of slight disorientation. Three, Dean himself experienced a moment of slight disorientation while in a separate room monitoring the session. At first, he ignored what he experienced until he asked the meditator what he did. The meditator said that, at first, he wasn’t sure how to move the laser. Then he realized that everything outside of him is a reflection of what is within him. He then moved deep within himself to find the laser, and moved it. It took him about 15 minutes before he realized how to do it.

I am continually reminded through my own experiences and that of my clients that although our journey appears to be an outer one (albeit a very convincing one), it’s really an inner journey. Or, more specifically, the outer appearance of our journey is a reflection of our inner journey.
 
None of these stories are new to my clients, but I felt to present them once again as a reminder that our inner reality and what we hold within our own consciousness is more important than we give credit to. That when we transform our consciousness, in whatever way works, we literally transform not only our reality, but the trajectory of possibility.
 
I hope you’ll consider these stories and find ways that help you to fill your consciousness with the outcome or reality that you prefer, so you can transform the trajectory of the possibilities of your life. If anything, make it a fun experiment and see what you’re capable of.

Feel free to leave a comment and tell us about your experiences with inner transformation and how this changed life on the outside.

 

© Judy Garrido/Innately Resourceful LLC

5 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Energy

November 29, 2017

Originally posted on 6/1/2017

Whether we are aware of it or not, our bodies (yes, plural) require energy to function.  The more energy we have, the better the body can do what it does best.... repair and correct itself.

Here are 5 natural and easy things you can do to help boost your own energy.

1.  Go swimming.  A natural setting like a beach, lake, or river would be great.  But , if all you have is a pool, that’s great too.  Water has a natural attribute.  It naturally blocks magnetic signals.  What this translates to at the level of the body is that the body finally gets a peaceful space from all the signals.  Since energy is not being expended to block those energies, it can be redirected toward health and healing.

2.  Go to the beach:  Because the ocean naturally contains salt, and often the air there too, this can really help to cleanse our body energetically, as salt has the natural attribute of absorbing negative energy. 

3.  Waterfalls:  waterfalls have an abundance of negative ions that the body uses to function optimally.  Get in, or even sit by, a waterfall to get the benefits of these negative ions.

4.  Create a Space:  Make it a gift to yourself that if you live in a highly populated area, take a day or two to get away and spend time in nature.  Highly populated areas have a concentration of collective energies and telepathies that your body has to work to block.  And it has to do this 24/7.  The higher and/or denser the population, the more energy used toward blocking this and not towards other things.

5.  Be among the trees.  Evergreens have almost an identical frequency of energy as the human body.  Sit or stand with your back up against the tree to get a boost.  Just be sure to leave some natural tobacco as a thank you offering and to thank the tree for helping you.

These are but a few simple ways to naturally boost your energy that will then boost your health and how you feel.  I sincerely hope you find this helpful.  Please leave us a comment about your experience with the above suggestions.

 

© Judy Garrido/Innately Resourceful LLC

5 Ways to Energetically Revitalize Your Living Spaces

November 29, 2017

Originally posted on 5/7/2017

1.  Clear the Clutter

Whether we realize it or not, clutter in our living spaces is equivalent to blocked energy in the body.  It creates stagnant energy where the clutter exists, since those spaces don't see any activity.  Our living spaces can be seen as a metaphor for the energy in our body's, when the energy gets stuck or stagnant, it creates discomfort, feeling heavier or thick, and more.  In our homes it creates the same thing energetically.  So, it actually does help to finally clear that clutter away, clean, and revitalize the space.  Not only will you feel better because you finally took care of that pile of stuff, but you'll notice a difference in your living space and in your energy as well.

2.  Let Go of the Old

I am a fan of tiny houses, that is becoming quite a trend within the past several years.  I just love the simplicity of it all.  People downsizing and learning to live with only what they need.  Both in living space and what that living space can hold.  To do that though, they had to let go of all they accumulated.  Whether we realize it or not, all the "things" we've accumulated, are like energetic baggage.  Just ask someone who has had to downsize their life, or decided to return to a simpler life.  They'll all tell you that they felt freer and less encumbered after doing so.  But, for most of us, we tend to hold onto the old.  Even those things that we haven't used in years.  Women, for example, like to hold onto those clothes that don't fit any longer, in hopes that one day they'll fit again (been there, done that).  But, the funny thing about that is that when a woman does finally slim again, it's actually more exciting and rewarding to buy new clothes.  Yet, we hold onto things like this, in hopes that one day we'll use it.  Next thing you know, your garage is full, or the attic, or your home.

When I relocated to Arizona over a decade ago, I only had my sedan to fill.  It never occurred to me to tow a U-Haul trailer.  So, I decided that for every room in my apartment (4 rooms total), I would allow 1 empty copy paper box per room.  That's it.  Well, except for my clothes.  If it didn't fit in the trunk or the back seat, it wasn't coming with me.  I gave away and sold a whooole lot.  But, it was the best feeling in the world to have only what I needed.

Holding onto the old is like a metaphor for our energy.  Yet, when we are willing to finally let go of the old, we find ourselves with more energy and feeling better.  There is a saying, as well, that if your hands are closed because you're still holding onto the old, you won't be able to receive the new, because your hands are already occupied.

Some people have accumulated so much that just the thought of getting rid of things they haven't used in a long while seems overwhelming.  Just pick one project at a time.  Don't look at all of it......just one portion.  Then make a decision to let it go.  And when you're ready, move onto the next one.  Before you know it, not only will your space feel better, but you'll feel better because you are less encumbered with old stuff.

Additionally, inanimate objects hold energy.  The more an object is surrounded by the same energy, the more it will basically have that energy embedded in it - -  especially, objects like jewelry, watches, and anything that is worn on the body.  But, items will hold the energy of what you were going through while you wore it.  The same is true of furniture.  People who are empathic or sensitive to energy are less likely to be into antiques, since antiques, although they can be very beautiful in their workmanship, hold the energy of those who owned it.  If it was a happy household, great.  If it wasn't, however, that energy will be what you bring into your home.  The same holds true of our own furniture and items.  That's why, sometimes, if you've been through a very rough period in your life, it may help to let go of the old energy and bring in something new.

3.  Move the Furniture

Whether we realize it or not, our homes are like metaphors of our own energy.  When our energy is stagnant, stuck, or bogged up due to repetitive patterns, it can easily cause discomfort that will be felt by the body.  The key here being "patterns."  The more we repeat certain actions or thoughts in the same way, day in and day out, we create a pattern.  This pattern then begins to play itself out automatically, like a recording.

In our homes, the same is true.  When the furniture has been in the same place for years, we've created energetic patterns.  These patterns then begin to create recordings and the energy gets stagnant.  Although sometimes this can create an uplifting pattern, like when someone decides to create a particular space in their home for meditation or prayer, and uses that one space every day.  This creates an uplifting pattern in that space.  However, most people don't do that.

Revitalizing the energy in your living spaces can be helped by periodically rearranging the furniture.  This then transforms the stagnant patterns within that space.  This includes the bedroom.  If your head is always facing the same cardinal direction in the room, change it around.  You may actually find that you sleep better when facing in a certain direction while sleeping.

If you've got a lot of furniture, crowding your living spaces, you may also feel to consider reducing the crowded feeling by removing some pieces and opening up the space.  It'll also be a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning.  Cleaning under the furniture that you don't easily have access to.

Moving and or clearing furniture will revitalize the energy of your living spaces and again, not only will your home feel better, so will you.

4.  Add Color

Although it's become cliché' at this point to say that everything is energy, everything actually is, and that includes color.  Whether we realize it or not, the colors that are found within the spectrum of light, all have what is called a radiation value, and it is found within the electromagnetic spectrum of what our eyes can witness.  Although, what we can actually see with our eyes within that spectrum is quite small.  Regardless, each color can be measured within the spectrum of light as a wavelength.  Therefore, when we see color, we're actually seeing wavelengths of energy.  And as any color therapist will tell you, color definitely effects our overall mood.

Although I'm including an article about color and how it can affect your mood, it's ultimately up to you what feels correct.  However, it'll give you some ideas about color and your home.

Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood

You can easily revitalize your living space with the best color to suit what kind of ambiance you're trying to create.  The word ambiance actually means the overall feel of a space.  And if you find that re-painting is just not in the game plan at the moment, you can also add color to an existing room.  Vibrant colors tend to be more animated, while soft colors tend to feel gentler and often more soothing.  So, whether it's colorful vases, lampshades, throw pillows or blankets, or even window treatments, there's always a way to add color and vibrancy to a room.

There's also the lighting your use in your home.  Here in southwest, we're fortunate to have many sunny days throughout the year.  So, it's easy for south-westerner's to often feel better.  However, when the sun goes down, it then becomes your decision what kind of light you use in your home.  Whether it's a soft white, bright white, or a full spectrum bulb, they all emit those wavelengths of energy that we take in that also affect how we feel.  And with LED lights becoming so popular these days, there's that specific blue light wavelength that they emit that can affect melatonin levels in our brain.  Full spectrum lights are always best for us because they mimic the sun's light and hence the full spectrum of wavelengths that can boost how we feel.

Consider giving the rooms in your home a color makeover that in the long run can make a difference in how you feel.  Create spaces that nurture you and make you feel good being in those spaces.  And if you share a home with others, try to create a space that is just for you.  I call my space in my home, my place of Zen.

Ultimately, be creative and have fun with it!

5.  Add Life

Consider bringing plants into your living spaces, as this brings life and energy into your living spaces that help boost how you feel when in them.  Not only that, but many household plants also naturally filter the air for us in addition to creating oxygen.  Some are even great for reducing mold spores if they are present in our homes.  Here are a couple of articles to help you consider how amazingly helpful our plant friends can be when we bring them into our homes.

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The additional aspect of having plants in our living spaces is that plants are very aware and sensitive to their environment.  They feel the energy of anything in the room, not just the air quality.  So, they can often be similar to the canary in the mine shaft.  How they're doing, assuming you're watering them, will actually tell us what the energy is like in our space, and this includes both the seen and unseen.

For decades, researchers have been aware that plants are very aware of everything and have a measurable response to being cut or injured in any way.  This also includes trees, that we can also bring into our homes to be a part of our family.  And both plants and trees do communicate with one another.  It is scientifically known, for example, that if a tree in a forest gets attacked by something (like tree beetles that we have in Arizona), that tree will change its chemistry to fight the invading source.  Once one tree does this, every other tree around that original tree will begin to do the same, even though they're not being attacked.  Although science cannot explain HOW this happens, they are very aware that it does.

Earthships, for example, are homes built using recycled items, and often built partially into the earth to make use of the earth's constant temperature.  And what many earthship have, is a whole room dedicated to edible plants and trees that are watered with the reclaimed and filtered grey water from the home.   It's a concept I love, and there's no reason you can't grow food in your homes if you feel to.  Urban farming, where people grow food in their homes, has an entire following of it's own.

So, adding plants and trees to our homes can be highly beneficial in so many ways.  Ultimately, they bring life and energy into our living spaces, and maybe even some food if we go that route.  They truly are our friends and are a wonderful addition to any family, whether it's large family, a couple, or even just a family of one.

I hope you've enjoyed the tips on energetically revitalizing your living spaces.  I'd love to hear from you regarding your experiences with any of the tips I've offered. 

© Judy Garrido/Innately Resourceful LLC

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