Live in the Orange Zone - Day 16
30 Days of Self Study, Meditation and Reflection
There's a cool breeze running through the property right now that feels like what we're doing in the orange zone. We're shifting, moving out of old patterns and bringing new energy, a new way of moving into growth and transformation in our life.
Energy is all around us. We are energy. Every morning, you wake up and have energy. Today we're going to talk about energy banking.
This isn't my idea, this is Caroline Myss. She wrote a beautiful book called Anatomy of the Spirit and in that she describes energy banking. Every day I have this opportunity to take my energy and make good investments that actually gives me more energy. My investments have a good return. But I can also make decisions throughout the day to spend my time and my energy on things that drain my energy and take energy away from me.
The thing that I'd like to ask everyone to do today is to be an observer. So again, we're shifting out of old patterns. We’re normally on autopilot, not even realizing when we might be making decisions that actually drain us. It's usually after we've already done it and we already feel drained that we realized, “Oh, that drained me”. You know? The idea is to observe right in that moment when we're just about to make these decisions.
I am outside. It's a beautiful day. You can hear the birds singing. If I take a few minutes out of my day to come here, it fuels me. I have more energy. If I am watching a little bit too much stuff on the phone, the TV, our devices, news, or maybe I'm having an interaction with someone that's a little bit negative or critical, I realize that can be draining for me.
The first thing is to observe. The second thing is to start making decisions around where you want to invest your energy today. If you would know that, like how my energy is really low right now, you want to make a good investment and bring that energy back up. If you're just about to do something and you're like, that is definitely going to SAP some of my energy, shift how you want to approach that. Maybe move the furniture around a little bit, or flip it upside down so you have a different new creative way to deal with that, that feels less straining and more fueling.
Caroline Myss said this, “How we fuel our body fuels our spirit and what drains our body, drains our spirit.” Just knowing these two are always connected, as we make decisions throughout the day of how we're going to fuel and nourish ourselves, both body and mind, is also how we fuel our energy and really walk into our day with a good investment.
Join me today and first, be an observer and second, let's start making decisions that put more and more and more energy into our body mind bank.
Day 16 Inspiration
Today's inspiration comes from Louis Pasteur
Tenacity & Strength
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength is in my tenacity.
Click the links below to find out more:
The Orange Zone - A 30 Day Practice - YouTube Playlist
Daily Inspirational Quotes for 30 Day Meditation
Blog Post: What is the Orange Zone?
Day 1: InvitationDay 2: Practice Silence & Listening
Day 3: Adding Gratitude
Day 4: Set Intentions
Day 5: Give a Blessing
Day 6: Start Young
Day 7: Sacred Reading & Reflection
Day 8: Wear & Remember
Day 9: The Practices Brings Transformation
Day 10: Repot & Prune for Growth
Day 11: Indoor Pruning
Day 12: Move the Furniture
Day 13: Self Reflection & Appreciation
Day 14: Practice Appreciation & Feel Blessed
Day 15: Why hurry?
Day 16: Energy Banking
Day 17: Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast
Day 18: Space Training
Day 19: Breath- Our Instant Medicine
Day 20: Create your own Garden