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Setting Boundaries and Conserving Energy

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“Chief Seattle’s 0ften quoted statement that what we do to the web, we also do to ourselves, is also true in reverse: what we do to ourselves, we do to the web. This means as we tend to ourselves with care, attention, and understanding, the effect ripples outward. As we learn to work with our energy – to understand it, conserve it and use it effectively – we not only develop our inner resources, we become more aware of how we use the resources in our environment… As we experience greater balance in our own lives, we bring greater balance to the world in which we live.” (From The Vibrant Life :simple Meditations to Use Your Energy Effectively, by Donna Thomson)

This week’s talk and meditation picks up where we left off in June. The theme is setting boundaries and conserving energy. People talk a lot about both these things, but how do we actually do this? As we understand and work with energy, we discover many practices to help us have better boundaries and conserve our energy. I call this “personal sustainability.”

I’ve learned a lot about this by living in a completely off-the -grid house. I am aware every day that energy is a constant exchange: what goes out must be balanced by what comes in. I am aware that on a cloudy day I have to be extra careful about my use of electricity and monitor it to be sure I don’t drain the batteries. This is a great metaphor, and the key word here is really aware. Working with energy, we understand the importance of awareness in our daily lives. Draining our resources, whether inner or outer, requires a certain degree of denial.

I hope the following meditation will bring you greater awareness of how your energy works and help you recharge and conserve the precious life energy that is your greatest resource.


©2011 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei

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For three weeks of June 2011 on the SourcePoint blog I’ll be offering a free series of audio talks and meditations based on my book The Vibrant Life: Simple Meditations to Use Your Energy Effectively (Sentient Publications 2006). These meditations are simple, practical methods of working with energy for your own benefit. This book preceded the emergence of SourcePoint Therapy, so the SourcePoint perspective will be an added element in this series for those of you who are already familiar with the meditations. Each week I’ll be discussing some basic principles of working with energy, and leading a guided meditation. You can listen at your leisure; everything will also be available for download.

I’ll be posting every Thursday; here’s the schedule with topics:

June 2: You Are Energy

June 9: Conserving Your Energy and Setting Boundaries

June 16: Recharging Your Energy

I hope you will join me and experience the benefit of working regularly with your energy. I’ll be taking questions through the comments so although we won’t be interacting in person I can give some guidance if needed. I’ve said before, and will say again: meditation in today’s world isn’t an esoteric practice; it’s a survival skill!

There will be regular post next week but then I won’t be posting again until June 2.

Note: this schedule was delayed. The first entry was posted as scheduled but the other two were posted in August 2011.

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