6 Questions for When Energy is Churning

Are you feeling the energy churn? If you are energy sensitive, you may feel anxious or exhausted when you look at the news.  And sometimes the energy is mixed with changes we want to make in our own lives so we feel like we can’t separate what is ours (family, job issues, health or money issues) from what we are picking up from the world (political unease, environmental concerns, etc.).  I call this feeling the energy churn.  That internal tornado of feelings that stirs up all sorts of thoughts.  “We need to change.  I don’t know what to do!  The world feels unsafe! I don’t want to do this!” It can be so easy to let the energy churn and end up wanting to pull the covers over your head and check out for a while.  I’ve been having more and more days where I have wanted to pull the […]

Lesson From a Word Game App

I have a Scrabble-like game app on my phone. I enjoy using it to pass time when I have to wait for appointments.  It reminds of playing Scrabble on Sunday nights with my mom, dad and sister.   Those Sunday evenings contributed to my love of words and probably to my becoming a writer. The app shares feedback after each word.  “Good job!” or “You scored 38 points but you could have scored 76 with THIS word”  I miss obvious words.  I wish I could say I was rushing, but I’m not. This is just a game but it did remind me that my brain is filtering all the time.   Just because something is obvious and right in front of us, doesn’t mean we are seeing it. This is why when solving the big life issues, sometimes the best request is: Help me see this differently.  What am I missing […]