A few years ago, I began suddenly waking up in the middle of the night with a feeling of “distress”. It felt like a restless, irritable, energy had taken over my body….at least that is what I labeled it, and I didn’t look forward to this happening.
Then one day, I noticed that I had labeled this energy as bad, but at the same time, had the thought, “This is just energy.” I began to work with that concept, and when I would awaken (and observe my mind instantly go to a negative “diagnosis”) I would say to myself, “This is just energy.” I also saw that the dread of it (and the anxiety that accompanied that very low energy thought) was the only thing causing me (my mind and body) distress. Thank god I didn’t go to the doctor, get it diagnosed …..and medicated.
When I attached a negative label to the feeling, I dreaded it happening. Simple as that. But over time, I saw that even when I woke up with this energy running, it wasn’t unpleasant if I didn’t call it that. Then something more fantastic happened: I began looking forward to this energy/feeling. I found that I could even direct it around my body. I could almost play with it, and I could feel, that by not resisting it, I entered a whole new dimension of consciousness (one that seemed most available to me, in the middle of the night). This energy was waking me up, both physically and spiritually, to new insights (that I might have missed during my busy days).
There is a huge tendency for us to label things that we don’t understand as “bad”. If we are in pain, we say that we have a bad back, bad headache, bad leg…..We go out, don’t enjoy ourselves, and call it a bad time, say we have bad luck, criticize someones bad behaviour, bad……
So…what is good about the thing/experience that you might be tempted to label as bad? Ask it. Ask yourself. Become open and teachable and I guarantee you, if you do this with an open mind, a new world will open up for you.
“Our culture has taken things such as near-death experiences and mystical encounters, and shunted them off to the side where they can be avoided by normal consensus reality. Typically, the Western medical attitude toward people who see visions is to prescribe drugs designed to curtail that state of altered awareness so that they will fit in with the expectations of polite society.” pp 14, Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art of Transformation, Richard Bartlett, D.C., N.D.