Energy makes the world go round. It’s something that is palpable and drives us to move forward in our lives. Every system needs energy. Every organization needs energy. I had an experience last night that made me think about how organizational energy translates to personal energy, and in turn health and healing.
I attended a meeting of the art guild that I belong to, a textile arts guild. The organization has about 275 members and has been in existence for twenty-four years. Like many organizations there is an old guard, those who founded the organization or have been members for over twenty years. These were the original leaders of the group and shaped the path of the organization.
I had been the President of the organization for two years and during that time I was always conscious about not only the energy at the meeting, but how to keep the energy level high and people engaged between meetings. My monthly President’s message in the newsletter were meant to get members thinking, not only about the organization, but their role in the organization, and where they fit in the great world of art.
Last night I attended the meeting after a five-month hiatus (I’d been working in Tennessee). The meeting was “fine”. I don’t believe that “fine” is a compliment. It’s just a comment on the meeting moving along. Even the speaker was less than dynamic. I was hoping to get re-energized after the five-month hiatus. The only thing I was energized by were the moments when I reconnected with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time.
So how does that translate to your own health and healing? What do you get excited about? What keeps you engaged in your life and your healing journey? How do you generate excitement for yourself to keep learning, continue experimenting, and design a life that will leave you with no regrets at the end of your life?
Energy is palpable. It’s a force that is in you and around you. Energy is what the body needs to heal. Energy allows you to be tenacious in your healing journey. It’s the momentum we need to tackle the challenges faced with any health challenge.
How do you experience energy in you and around you? What happens when your energy level is less than optimal? Are you sensitive to energy levels in others, even in groups and organizations? How will you check your energy gauge and keep it above empty?