I was really pleased to find this energy work has had a positive impact personally AND professionally. You go into things like this knowing there is going to be some improvement, but you never really think about the ripple effect it can really have on all areas in your life. Having the comfort in your ability to deliver a task, the humility to empower others and let them shine without feeling threatened, and knowing how to be more intentional with how time and energy are spent. These aren’t areas I considered for improvement through energy work, but when you think about it, it makes a little bit of sense. Let’s talk about how…
In previous posts I talked about clearing energy up through the heart chakra, which means there’s been some clearing in the lower chakras to feel more stable, confident, connected in relationships, emotional awareness, and with self love. Clearing these is great so you can feel stable in your life, how you treat the people around you, you are more confident in your ability to do things and believe in yourself...but something is missing. What if you can’t tell anyone about all of this greatness if you don’t feel comfortable telling anyone or your vision for your life is limited? What if you are becoming this amazing version of a human being and coming into your own to finally see your potential, but hiding in the shadows?
You have no voice and are afraid of being visible to let anyone witness the change. You may not even see how it all comes together but you know something is coming together. This is where the throat chakra comes in, it’s about communication and finding your voice. The next chakra is the third eye and it’s about having sight of the full picture and expanded awareness. With these now open, one can take this new confidence and share it with the world. They can see how, when, and where to do that in a way that is best for their individual situation.
Over time I’ve begun to give myself permission to show up at work in new and different ways. I’ve become way more comfortable getting in front of groups and talking. Not only talking (because I’ve delivered trainings for years) but actually stepping up to organize gatherings and being the face of things. I NEVER would’ve done that before. I realized I had gotten really comfortable being an amazing #2 and never saw myself as having the potential to be an amazing #1. I didn’t believe in myself to be that. I didn’t see that and how it could be part of how I operate.
That realization was a hard pill to swallow, but really digging in and seeing that as something to work on and not beat myself up over was way more beneficial than I can describe. I’ve expanded my view of what’s possible for myself in my work, I’ve changed how I interact with those around me to have more meaningful relationships, and I’ve showed up in a way that some have been waiting for years to see (because they believed in me before I had the courage to believe in myself).
I’ve found that I am able to deal with stress that inherently comes with my job in new and better ways. I was working with a new leader recently and she thanked me for being so calm through a rather turbulent transition on a team. I told her, “I don’t get spun up, so you’re welcome, but you’re not getting much else from me aside from this.”
My laid back nature hasn’t worked for me in many instances because people can perceive it as being disengaged, when in fact you are more plugged in than the folks around you. I’ve always been extremely observant, but unwilling to speak up in some cases when in a group because I didn’t think my point was valid or that I wasn’t in the meeting for a speaking role. After being told directly (several times) that there’s never a meeting I shouldn’t feel comfortable speaking in, I had to take a hard look at why I didn’t feel comfortable. I was blocked...
I talked about the quality of my personal relationships, but work relationships have improved significantly too. I am a much nicer person to be around, but I see more of the good in people because I’m less judgmental about how I perceive their actions. I have several people now wanting to work with me and wanting to help me with things. I’m also better able to interact and connect with people to build cohesive teams so they get their work done and are more productive.
I’ve found that it’s about meeting people where they are and learning how they receive information, rather than forcing something into a specific mold and getting upset when they don’t do what you want them to do. Once they see you are willing to bend a little to help understand them and work through a situation using everyone’s mutual strengths, they’re more willing to bring their best to the table each day. This changes the dynamic of teams, how we work internally, how we’re perceived from the outside, and whether we like each other enough to stay in touch after it’s all said and done. Each individual’s energy shifts, contributing to a more powerful unit and end product.
Remember back in the very first post I mentioned the healer saying my throat chakra was blocked? Well, it’s opened up and I’m finding my voice and finding ways to comfortably be seen. I’m finding ways to stay in my comfort zone of laid back, but also lead with grace and understanding because that is often what’s required but missing from many situations I find myself in. I can also see how my shifts are impacting others and contributing to my broader mission in life...
How do you see yourself in your job? Is it exactly the way you'd like it, or is there room for improvement? What is one thing you can change right now for the better?