Know thyself…

We humans are very complicated as we are all dealing with psyches that are deep and multi-layered. It is not an easy feat to understand what makes ourselves tick, let alone others, but evolving our consciousness is the way to get through the layers. Even Lucy, who usually sat behind the desk, needed some “doctoring” herself from time to time.

I believe that it’s really important to figure out ourselves as energy because that knowledge helps us get along better in the world. Start with these very simple questions:

What kinds of activities do I enjoy?
Am I more of an extrovert or an introvert?
Do I prefer to operate more mentally, emotionally or physically?
Am I more of a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner?

Bonus Question
Which element(s) am I? Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal?

Take me, for example. I prefer quieter activities like walking or writing or reading or watching a movie, which would lead one to believe that I’m perhaps more of an introvert, which I am. I also mostly operate in the mental realm via thinking, wondering, and pondering, and my main learning styles are auditory and kinesthetic. And when I was getting my Eden Energy Medicine certification, one of my favorite teachers told me that I was a balanced Metal and a soft Wood with some Earth thrown in! (If you speak any of this language, you have a pretty decent picture of me, don’t you?)

This information explains A LOT about my life, and it also helps me understand my relationships with others. For example, if I know that I am more of an introvert, then rather than spending the whole day with some extroverted friends and making everyone miserable, it’s going to work out best if I can join them for just part of the outing. Also, since I know that I am not a visual learner, asking for driving directions to be written out instead of drawn will make my life easier (very old-tech, I know). And since I would not survive a five-mile hike, I can suggest a walk on flatter terrain. Get the drift?

There are so many combinations of energy that make us who we are. Our family and friends have their own unique energy maps, too. Coming to know our energy helps us greatly expand our awareness. And instead of comparing ourselves to what we’re not, we can learn to play to our strengths while gaining understanding and compassion for the lesser-evolved energies of ourselves and others.

Published by Lisa White

I am a former elementary school teacher, self-avowed word nerd, student of esoteric philosophy, energy medicine practitioner, questioner, wonderer, and lover of early-morning walks.

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