Inner Peace and 6 Keys to Being CALM in the Eye of the Storm – #4. Consciously Choose the Higher Path

4.  Consciously choose the higher path. Managing your energy is the theme of this article, as it is the essential ingredient to remain calm and centered … whether a “storm” is present or not.  David Hawkins book, Power vs. Force offers a scale to depict higher energy vs. lower energy emotions (see Soulfully Living Issue #9).  When we are caught up in lower level emotions such as fear, anxiety, guilt, anger, grief or hopelessness, our energy is heavy and dense.  From this perspective, it’s easy to get caught up in “worst case scenarios”, as you witness the “storm”.  Access to wisdom is limited.

However, you can consciously choose to raise your energy.  You may start by accessing “courage” and a “willingness” to change.  You may focus on what you “appreciate” about the situation and your life.  You may start “trusting” the process.  Perhaps you accept “what is” … the circumstances, your own anxiety or the emotional upset of another. Laughing, drinking water, movement, and being present are all quick ways to raise your energy. Looking for the gifts in the “storm” is also an effective strategy.  Just because you got caught momentarily in a negative emotion, doesn’t mean you have to live there.  Make a commitment to keep your energy level HIGH.  Make conscious choices.

From a high energy state, decisions are easy, patience is infinite, love flows, and magic happens

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