Many spiritual practices speak of the idea that what you give out you will receive. Another way of saying it might be energy flows in cycles. Have you experienced that abundance leads to abundance? Love works this way. The more loving you are, the more love you receive. Your giving is loving and so people cannot help but be loving in return. It does not always work out that way. Sometimes your generosity is occasionally met with dishonesty, greed and selfishness. That is how it can be when people have free choice.
The Evidence of Science
By way of supporting evidence, this state of seeking balance and equilibrium is seen throughout nature, even at the atomic level. The subtle energy of which we speak in our blogs and books is electromagnetic energy, in part created by the electrons that exist in all atoms in the universe. Electrons occupy shells in an atom. There are many shells and the electrons in a specific shell have a particular energy level. The shell closest to the centre of the atom, the nucleus, has the lowest energy level of all and the shell furthest from the centre is at the highest energy. Any higher than that, and the electron escapes from the atom and is free. For electrons to move from shell to shell requires an input of energy or a release of energy. An input energises an electron and gives it more energy, allowing it to move into shells further from the centre. A release of energy means the electron loses energy and it moves to a less energized shell.
This process of giving and taking energy is happening all the time, recycling energy throughout the universe. The output of energy leaves things open for an input of energy. In nature, there is no lack, there is no thought of lack. The universe is such that there is no lack. Everything is as it should be, all in balance and working around a balanced centre and equilibrium point. An atom does not hold on to energy, neither does an electron in the atom. To get more energy, it has to give it away, so that the energy keeps flowing and recycling. Atoms and electrons draw their energy from the space around them and work with whatever is available. This is why the universe is so dynamic and creative. Atoms and electrons are capable of great potential. It is their environment that determines how fully they are able to express that potential.
You Cycle Energy with the Environment
This model is true for all things in the universe. We humans are no different. You have the choice to place your self in whatever environment you choose. You have the ability to decide what mind- set you have in any given moment. You have the power to use intention and use your thought to create your reality.
You may have the sense that you need to hold on to things, to horde so that you can accumulate. However, spiritual teachings say that you want to set things free, have an abundance mind- set, which allows you to act from a place of knowing that you already have all that you need. This opens the channels to greater abundance. To give away, you have to open the gateway, and in passing things out through the gateway, you leave the gateway open and create the space for more to come in. This seems counter intuitive and yet experience will tell you otherwise. Generosity of time, money and my knowledge or experience has always led to more coming back to me in so many different forms. Energy manifests in many ways and so abundance expresses itself in many forms.
Growing Energy, Deepening Enlightenment
As you grow in energy, you vibrate at a different frequency. You become spiritually more enlightened, in stages, just like the electron passing through the shells of the atom. The more energized you become, the more things you are capable of doing that you couldn’t do before. The more energized you become, the more you see, experience and feel. The key is to keep giving your energy away so that you are open to be filled again and more fully than before. As you give, you expand your capacity to accept more. It is the generosity of spirit that leaves space for more energy to replace it as the energy recycles again and again and again. Holding on to things only guarantees the slow leaking and stagnating of energy that leaves you depleted, tired and afraid. Instead, place your self in environments that energise you, allow you to give your energy away freely so that you can give it away without fear, knowing it will be replenished a thousand fold. Surround your self with friends, places, books, courses, family, animals, activities and entertainment that energise you and feed your energy levels. In time, you will realise that this is the natural state for all and all moments will feed you and contribute to your growth and development.
A word of warning. Beware of those that leech your energy that leave you drained and weak. Be mindful of situations that leave you disempowered. To give your energy away then is to be prey to vampires. Steer clear of them as best you can and learn to know what these people and places feel like so that you avoid them as much as possible.
Free from Confinement
Eventually, like the electron, your energy is at such a level that you are able to break free of the confines of your human embodied experience. This might happen in meditation or when you are doing movement, music or singing in a ritualized way. It happens to you every night when you sleep and you sail away in dreams. What I am suggesting is a purposeful journey towards greater enlightenment. In other words, keep recharging the body with the energy of the universe that is so abundant and that can make you fully alive and connected to all things. When you break free you realise that you are part of the whole, free of the false perception of separation and fully cognisant of the interconnection amongst everything, that leaves you fully and freely loving, compassionate, generous and whole. Here you are beyond fear. Pain is an accepted part of life as is joy, able to accept both with equal grace.
Over to you
As ever we would love to hear about your spiritual quest for freedom. What has worked for you? What advice would you offer others? What has been your experience of spiritual freedom? Please post your comments below and be part of the conversation.
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