Releasing energy is hugely liberating. Of course, it’s not a brilliant idea just to let off steam willy-nilly because we may unwittingly cause harm to others, if not ourselves. But if we know how to release energy in the most positive way, the results can be amazing.
Open the blinds
When we hold back on generosity, it is evidence of tension. If we are the really stingy type, we are very tight inside, and not just in the wallet. Our internal energy is cramped and at some time that is likely to be reflected in our physical health. Most of us, though, are not mean but often there is an underlying fear of giving. Perhaps we believe somehow it will lead to our impoverishment or to our being taken advantage of. It’s a bit like keeping the blinds closed all day so that no-one can see in. But the light can’t come in either, nor can we see out.
The opposite is to become self-liberated. The liberated person has learned how to release energy so that it circulates freely.
Here is an incredibly simple technique that can help us to do the same. It is a mental process that begins to reshape the mind.
Release energy with the mind
Say quietly (i.e. mentally) to everyone you meet:
- “I give you all that I have. I wish you great joy and a happy, long life.”
The exact words are not crucial but the thought must be sincere. Really mean what you say. “I give you all that I have” is a great releasing of any attachment we may have. “I wish you great joy and a happy, long life” is wishing the very best for the other person and by wishing happiness for others we sow very positive seeds indeed for our own and others’ peace of mind and happiness.
- “I give you all that I have. I wish you great joy and a happy long life.”
Please practise this often and always with sincerity. If you do nothing else from this series of posts, please do this because it really will bring great rewards. If you see someone suffering, use the same or similar words and add:
- “I wish you release from all your suffering.”
Wishing the opposite for others
So, if a person is sick, wish them health. If they are worried, wish them freedom from worry, and so on. Whatever unhappy state or condition they have, wish them the opposite. We don’t say the words out loud but think them as though we were saying them.
Practise this wonderfully simple but effective technique on others as much as you can, whether you know them or not. The effect on our mind is quite remarkable and we release energy so that it can circulate freely.
And don’t forget yourself in this – we often think we don’t deserve happiness, so imagine practising it to an image of yourself, too. That odd person we see in the bathroom mirror deserves happiness, too, so wish it for them!
More on this in The Great Little Book of Happiness
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