The energy effect

Quantum physics shows us that, at a fundamental level, we are small pieces of matter separated by lots of space.  In fact, we are really just a bag of space interacting with other bags of space in a bigger bag of space that is our physical world.

This space is called energy: we are energetic beings living in an energetic world.

On one level, we think of energy as vitality: the ‘va va voom’ that drives us.  But energy is much more than that. We use energy to communicate with everyone and everything in
our lives.  So doesn’t it make sense to consider where we get our energy from in order to understand what is happening in our lives and why?

Physically we take energy from the food we eat and the water we drink. If the plants are healthy, the meat has come from healthy animals and the water quality is good then the quality of the energy we ingest is increased.

Our physical environment provides energy in the form of air and light and the quality of both can make a big difference to our lives.

These sources of energy are all pretty standard and accepted but there are so many more sources that provide both our inherent energy and additional energy that we can tap into when we need it.

Our inherent energy is determined by the time we enter this energetic world.  It’s as if we are time-stamped by the energetic pattern when we take our first breath.  Our date of birth can be analysed by a number of different astrological systems to show character traits, strengths and weaknesses.  Numerology can also deepen this analysis by reviewing the numerical energy of the whole birth date and specific parts of it.

And, as time moves, on the same systems can identify how your inherent energy will interact with the energetic world and other energetic beings at any time in the past, present or future by showing you the cycles of your particular life.

When we come into this world we are given a label that we come to identify as our own and that others perceive us as being.  Our name can give a lot of information regarding our life purpose, our abilities and challenges we may face in this lifetime.  Whether you believe that our name is chosen before we incarnate into this life to help us achieve our purpose or that we grow into the energy of our name as we start to use it, our name can be accurately assessed using numerology to provide insights into our psychological
make-up.

Another part of our inherent energy comes from our divine essence or our soul.  Few of us can consciously understand our soul’s full purpose but we are given the correct level of spirit to help us fulfil that purpose.

To a large extent we have very little conscious control over our inherent energy.  However, exterior sources of energy are very much in our control.  Eating good food and getting fresh air is a choice most of us can make but these are not the only sources of energy we have control over.

Our emotions can either boost or deplete our energy.  Our mental processes can have the same effect.  Doesn’t it make sense then to focus our thoughts and feelings on the good stuff in our lives?

Our five senses are also a great source of energy and a primary way in which we interact with our world.  Touching something sensual like satin or velvet, stroking a purring cat or holding the hand of someone we love immediately increases our energy.  Listening to uplifting music or looking at a beautiful vista will have the same effect as will the taste of our favourite fruit or the bouquet of our favourite flower.  We all have choices about how we use our senses so why not use them in fun and delight and boost the energy we receive?

Another energy source is people.  Anybody we interact with will exchange energy with us.  You’re probably aware of people who leave you feeling drained and others who just seem to give you a lift.  The latter inspire us: literally fill us with spirit or energy.  Seek these people out to improve your energy levels and become somebody who inspires others too.  By giving you’ll receive lots of energy back.

Take account of where you spend your time: your home, workplace, bed or office.  All of these places have their own energetic blueprint that will interact with yours.  The study of feng shui can help you connect and harmonise with the energy of the space you’re in.

I’m sure you can think of many more sources of energy.  The important thing to consider is that the quality of the energy you take in will affect the quality of the energy you experience and give out.  And, as energy is our way of communicating with and experiencing this world, doesn’t it make sense to aim for the highest quality you can?

 

Jackie Notman is an intuitive adviser and coach who works on an energetic level with individuals and businesses using tools such as Feng Shui, Numerology, Dowsing, Astrology, I Ching and the Tarot.   This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

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A child’s wisdom

The other day as I was meditating I had a spiritual visitor arrive desperate to give me a message.  This wasn’t a lost soul, entity or angel as such.  It was me when I was a child.  She made it very clear to me that my life was out of balance and I needed to have some fun.

On reflection I have to admit that life has become very serious, partly due to being busy and focusing on managing my time as best I can.  I’ve really been operating on
auto-pilot to get things done but, somewhere along the way I had stopped living in a full and satisfying way.  And I’m sure I’m not the only one.  For me,
little Jackie decided to step in and give me a kick and her method is so much more effective than somebody just telling me to go and have some fun.

When we’re born our hearts are open and the possibilities for our life are endless.  However, as time goes by these possibilities seem to get hidden, swamped or discarded.  Responsibilities weigh us down and, for many of us, living becomes something that needs to be done to get through each day.

As a young child I expected to be loved.  I expected to be considered as much as anybody else.  I was curious and wanted to do things that I liked and that were fun.

I was lucky, coming from a stable and what could be termed a ‘normal’ family.  But very young children before they have learnt about the world and the circumstances they’ve been born into , have similar expectations.

As an adult trying to make my way in the world these expectations have gradually eroded but, what I realise now is how much I miss them and how influential they are on the quality of my life and on other people’s perceptions of me.

Now it’s time to bring those expectations back.   When I’m in a situation where everything becomes too stressed or serious I ask my seven year old self how she would handle it.  Let me give you an example.  I had a very busy week where it seemed nearly impossible that I was going to do everything I had agreed to do.  The only option was to forgo so
sleep to get everything done and, as I become a bit of a grouch without sleep, I was stressing myself out.  Little Jackie reminded me that I really wanted to do everything and surely that was more important than sleep for a little while.  I was reminded how sleep didn’t figure during Christmas when I was a child!

What could your child self teach you?

Jackie Notman is an intuitive adviser and coach who works on an energetic level with individuals and businesses using tools such as Feng Shui, Numerology, Dowsing, Astrology and the Tarot.   This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

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Anti-war? Pro-peace? What’s the difference?

On Sunday the 14th August 2011 a peace rally was held in Birmingham, UK in response to the previous week’s riots and the tragic deaths of three young men trying to protect a shop from looters.

The same week in London people pulled together to clean up their community after similar riots.

During these riots, and since, there has been a lot of anger focused on those who took part.  Unfortunately focus and energy (in the form of anger in this case) fuelled the emotions of rioters and their actions spread across the country like wild fire. 

Those who have been arrested will go through the justice system.  However, if we can take anything from what has happened this week it is to direct our energy towards the right place: to our communities and to peace. By doing so we feed and strengthen the right emotions and starve the wrong ones.

There’s an ancient myth of the two beasts which I quoted in my article The Beast Inside:

A young man is visiting the wise Elder of the village.  The young man is often frustrated that his life is not more successful and that he does not have the life that he wants to have.  His frustration often turns into anger and he feels life is futile.

He asks the wise Elder how he should live his life and how he can have the same contentment that the Elder has.

‘I live with two beasts inside me’ the wise Elder says.

‘One is angry, vicious, vindictive, opinionated and distrustful.  The other is non judgemental, calm, kind and expects nothing of others.  Each day these two beasts fight each other.’

The young man asks ‘Which one wins?’

The wise elder studies the young man before replying.  ‘The one I choose to feed.’

There is a huge difference between anti-war and pro-peace demonstrations.  And the difference is one of emotion which gives energy to wherever we are focusing that emotion.

Mother Teresa said:

‘I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.’

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

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Feng Shui time – the element of excitement and wonder

Feng Shui ClockThe concept of space in Feng Shui is well known.  Location, orientation and placement are staples of classic Feng Shui.  However, there is a deeper layer of Feng Shui that combines space with time.

As energy is constantly changing it makes sense that time, or the passage of time, has an effect on us and our interaction with the environment.

Consider a house.  Its energetic footprint will be influenced by when it was built: its birth date.  At the same time it will be influenced by the energy of the current time: every year, month or even day can add a layer of influence.

Likewise a person is shaped by their birth date and also by the current time.

Then we combine the two, the person and the house to see how well they mix.  To stir it up even more add another person and another…

In a way, space is pretty stable: a house is built on this plot facing this way – end of story.  But time is more elusive, more ethereal and, ultimately for me as a Feng Shui consultant, more exciting. 

By understanding the nature of the energy surrounding us and how it changes with time we can choose to accept the natural cycle and wait.  We can choose to manipulate it to bring improvements and we can choose how we interact with the world and people around us.

The important word here is ‘choose’.  Understanding these concepts gives us a choice and with choice we have control over our lives.

If your life isn’t right don’t be baffled and wonder why.  Don’t hang your head and be a victim.  Get some Feng Shui advice and understand.  Then you can make a positive change.

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.


Believe? It’s what we’re designed to do.

It can be a contentious issue: religion, God, where have we come from and where do we go to.  Differences of opinion can spark arguments and even wars.  Now, a review of 40 separate studies across many cultures has shown that humans are predisposed to believe in supreme, all knowing beings and an afterlife.

The review, led by Oxford University in England, lasted three years and concluded that children’s natural instincts was to believe that omnipresent beings existed and for many this continued into adulthood.

Much anecdotal evidence exists for a life other than the one we are experiencing right now but scientific evidence is lacking and the situation is likely to remain that way.  However, for me there has always been the case of ‘no smoke without fire’.  Why do so many believe in something that cannot be proven?

I’ve always thought that, given two choices over what I believe, the choice of living my life here on earth whilst believing that there are other realms and other worlds is far preferable to living here believing that there is nothing else and this is the only shot I have at this life.  I can’t imagine how depressing life would be to think that and how absolutely terrifying the thought of death would be.  Whether I’m right or wrong in my beliefs is really not the issue.  The issue is the context in which I choose to live this life.

It’s interesting that children seem to have this belief built into them before the process of nurture really starts.  One school of thought suggests that we each have a divine spark within us: our spiritual being within this human body.  Could it be that children, being so new to this world and untainted to the thoughts of others, are in touch with their divinity in a way which has been lost to us as we grow older?  If not, why would we even have such beliefs?  Where do they come from if not a universal world that we are a very small part of?

We’ll probably never have an answer that has been proven and replicated in double blind trials.  If we did somebody would probably patent it and charge us for our beliefs.  So it’s good that we don’t and it’s good that we can choose what makes up our world.  Why not make it a good one?

 

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

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DNA, our Sub-Conscious and Universal Consciousness – have you connected yet?

Russian scientists have published some astounding research information regarding our DNA and human potential.

Not only does it support so called ‘New Age’ theories that we can heal ourselves through communication with our sub-conscious but also that we are all connected through a unifying field or universal consciousness.  And all this through our DNA.

The research is summarised here and it makes fascinating reading.  Researchers concentrated on the 90% of our DNA that could not be proven, scientifically, to do anything physically.  Demonstrating a refreshing viewpoint, these scientists decided that Nature would not give us something that did not have a purpose.  I applaud them for that: nature is smart and efficient and everything we’re endowed with has a purpose.

They found that DNA could react to and be altered with vibration: radio light and sound.  So, chanting or saying affirmations to ourselves can start to have a basis in science and, when we are communicating with our sub-conscious we are also communicating with our DNA.  Perhaps they are one and the same.

The research also found evidence of a group consciousness.  Again this is very old thinking, accepted in the past but ignored now in our scientific age.  Like any energy we can learn (or remember) how to use this to promote good things such as love and peace rather than the bad stuff such as violence and hatred.  It’s our choice but, until we can change our mindset we are not really capable of making that choice.

Once we can accept that we are amazingly powerful beings individually: able to heal ourselves and help others and also that we are of the same source so, coming together we work synergistically, then we are ready to change the world.  It is very possible and tremendously exciting.  All we have to do is put our own egos aside, make the connection and believe it.

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from The Little Shop of Charms – Resources and information on New Age, Pagan, Wicca, Gothic, Spiritual, Angels, Psychics and all things Magical and Mystical.

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Law of Attraction – it’s not going to work if you fail to take this into account

Most people have heard of the Law of Attraction since the phenomenal success of The Secret (The Secret (Extended Edition) [DVD]).  It is a universal law that has been with us since Biblical times and probably before.  It states that what you give out you will receive back: hate or love – your choice.

Well, what choice is that?  Of course we all want to be happy and to have a healthy and wealthy life: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  So, we think good thoughts, we are positive, charitable and happy to serve.  We imagine what we want in our lives and have faith that we will receive.

BUT…for many people they don’t get what they receive.  Why, if it’s so simple, does that happen?

The Law of Attraction is based on the premise that there is a unifying force in the world and that we are part of that force.  This force is the basis of our physical world and can be manipulated with intention to provide our reality.  Our connection to this force is through our sub-conscious.

All well and good so far.  Quantum physics can demonstrate that everything is derived from an underlying energy and that the observer can affect the outcome of experiments on this energy.

So why do so many people have lives that they would not choose?  One theory is that of Karma.  The choice of this life has been made by our actions in previous lives.  Another is that our Soul has made the choice before coming into our physical body so our conscious mind is not aware of the reasons we are living this life this way.

The Law of Attraction suggests that we can overrule any previous choices and create the life we truly want.  Simply, we just need to instruct our sub-conscious, wind it up and send it out to bring everything we desire to us.  If this is so there is a weak link in the chain of command which may explain why so many people get frustrated with practising the Law of Attraction and do not get results.  And that weak link is one of communication.

We assume that we use our conscious mind to instruct our sub-conscious: we meditate, chant mantras, visualise, repeat affirmations, draw up picture boards and generally try to change how we perceive our reality and hope our sub-conscious will get the message.

However, the big mistake we make is by underestimating just how amazing our sub-conscious is.  It runs all the processes in our bodies whilst keeping an eye on our environment to ensure that we keep safe.  At the same time it has filed virtually everything that it’s ever registered and will use that information in future when we find ourselves in similar circumstances.  It can process up to 4,000,000,000 bits of information per second whilst our conscious mind can only get through 2,000.  It is an animal – our own animal – that we don’t understand and yet it has the power to kill us, cure us or give us the life that we want: if only we knew the language.

By understanding that our sub-conscious doesn’t just take note of our intentions, chanting, affirmations or picture boards we can make a huge leap in making the Law of Attraction work for us.  Our sub-conscious is continually taking note of our environment, where we are and who we’re with.  And if that environment is not congruent with the intentions that our conscious mind tries to communicate to it then how does it know what we really, really want?

For example, if you want recognition for your talents and state this as an affirmation daily but then, when somebody gives you a compliment on a job well done you say ‘Oh it was nothing’ that’s confusing and incongruent.

If you are looking for your soul mate but your home reflects arty images of single, lonely looking people that’s confusing and incongruent.

If you want to be an entrepreneur and star t a business but spend your time with people who tell you it’s a bad time to start a business and you’ll never succeed that’s confusing and incongruent.

And I could go on.

There’s a simple answer to this.  Look at your life using Feng Shui principles.  Feng Shui is about living in harmony with the energies that are inherent in you and your space (home or workplace).  However, Feng Shui is also about defining your goals and setting your intentions within your environment as well as your mind.  Just imagine how much more effective the communication would be with your subconscious if all those 4,000,000,000 bits of information it processes every second said the same thing: ‘I am healthy’, ‘I am loved’, ‘I am wealthy’?

So, if you’re trying the Law of Attraction, or any self-improvement plan, bring your environment into the equation too for real, life changing results.

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

 This Feng Shui information is general for everybody. However, there are deeper levels of Feng Shui which take into account you and your specific business or home environment. 

 If you would like to find out more about living in harmony with your environment, and using energy to your advantage, contact Jackie Notman on 07920 461574 or through her website www.fs168.co.uk

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