Be The Energy You Want To Attract

There have been times throughout my life when I’ve been asked why I am always in a good mood. I usually smile and first say not to equate being hyper or energetic with being happy. Naturally it got me thinking about the good and the bad in people’s lives, which – depending on your environment – can be harder to fight through the negative than embracing the positive.

One example of the negative is suffering the loss of a loved one; another being that despite having family and friends in my life, I still experience a sense of loneliness sometimes. (The former being an active negative, the latter a passive negative.) Despite these events, I never found myself dipping below the waves of that energy. Even as an adult, where some things are a mystery to me that shouldn’t be; I still find a stubborn buoy of positive energy that just won’t be sunk.

Moreover, recently I’ve realized that at the end of the day, my Standard Operating Energy (SOE) has always been at the positive end of the spectrum. Simply put, I embrace positive energy instead of the opposite, realizing I’m on this path for a reason. And mixed with a curious nature and strong intuition, this has helped me sense other people’s energies as well. So, here I have developed three categories and the types of people that belong to each SOE.

1) Even Keel SOE 

Even Keel SOE isn’t necessarily the worst energy out there, but it’s not the best either.  Sometimes life isn’t easy, other times – it’s crazy, but life can be great as well. And through these periods, there are people who whether through the good times or bad, always find themselves in a “meh”* state of mind. Generally they’re not overly emotional, or even averagely emotional, but somewhat closed off. They’re happy to keep their heads down and just go with the flow, even when the situation calls for a more active response.
 
Now the negative results of this type of SOE could range from that person being an enabler, as they just don’t want to rock the boat. Or when you need a shoulder to cry on, you find that they’re not necessarily equipped to help guide you through the darkness. However there are times when a discerning steady hand is needed; and though these people may not be able to relate to you, they can help calm the waters. 

2) Negative SOE 

Depending on how perceptive you are, whether they’re miles away or in the office next to yours, you just know that they’re there. So first keep in mind, that they may not even know it consciously. They probably don’t look the part of someone you would think has this prevalent energy coursing through their veins either. However, call it intuition or a sixth sense, you just know deep down – these people thrive on the negative.
 
Also keep in mind, this isn’t a sinister energy exactly, but one that will gladly counter your own positives if you let it. The numerous ways these people display their SOE is just that, many. We all know people that whether they have good hearts or the opposite, just can’t seem to get out of their own way because of this prevailing energy. You can sometimes help them see the light, if all they see is a wall.
 
Again this doesn’t mean they’re bad people by any mean. If nothing else, depending on what you know about them, maybe it’s the result of a rough life. However none of us really skate by uninjured; but these people may use their negatives as reasons to never elevate themselves to a higher, more beautiful energy. What’s worse – they may intentionally try to take you down to their level, which can be especially difficult in romantic or other close relationships. 

3) Positive SOE 

You just like these people, and you don’t know why. Whether you know them well or as an acquaintance, a new neighbour or a coworker, or just a longtime friend or a family member; these people fill your life with light. No worries, they’re not always going to have blue birds singing around their head. They’re also going to have bad days and experiences like anyone else. But it’s how they shake themselves off and keep moving forward, make you feel better for just being around them; and not dwell on the negative that truly helps their energy remain so beautiful, so positive.
 
These are the people you want to have as friends for life, date, marry and start a family with, or just go to a yoga class or hang out on a Friday night. They’re also not above bad decisions and regrets; because again, who goes through life without at least few? But it’s how they can see the light through the darkness, and just have that internal beauty that makes them truly remarkable and genuine people.
 
Ironically where this SOE serves you the best, is when things are the worst. When broken down, through any number of ways, you have this fire within you that will never go out. Sure it can dim and flicker, and you’ll need time to heal, but it’s this energy that will help you do just that… It will help you embrace the good and brightness within yourself and others.
 
People that have this SOE are the ones you want at your back as well. The way they uplift you with just a genuine smile, kind words, make you laugh and make you want to make them laugh, are all affects of being around them. You naturally gravitate toward them and for obvious reasons! 

In The End 

One measure of this can be how you wake up in the morning. It’s not so much a matter of how tired you are or what you did the night before, how you slept, or what you have going on during the day. It’s not even so much of a mood, but a sense of your true energy, if you know where and how to look for it.
 
Are we all born with a SOE? Or is our energy imprinted on us by the people around us? Much like the nature nurture argument, the truth may be somewhere in between. And by no means are these energies static throughout our lives either, sometimes even crisscrossing with each other.
 
As a writer, I’m attracted to thoughtful quotes, and just love the ones that are anonymous; as I have to wonder how they can be anonymous, as someone had to say it somewhere! And the one that I love is by an unknown author that reads similar to a Gandhi quote; “Be the energy you want to attract.”
 
Simple and effective, and a reminder that you don’t have to be stuck in the first or second SOE. Depending on how much of an incline the battle uphill is, it might be tough; but the journey to a Positive Standard Operating Energy can’t be ignored… And if nothing else, can be all the more reason to embrace it everyday and night.
*someone who is apathetic or lacks interest/energy

Destiny’s Energy: Where Does It Guide Us?

You sometimes have to really think about how nuanced and complicated the human condition is, and how destiny guides us whether we recognize it or not. We are capable of such an amazing beauty and wonder; sadly it is in a world that does not always embrace the positive energy we all have within us.

Because we’re imperfect beings coexisting together, none of us really get that far before we encounter negative energies. This happens in a number of ways and scenarios. As someone who is an eternal optimist, even when the negative is on my radar; four patterns of energy have been experienced and scrutinised.

This is hardly a perfect science granted, but the more you delve into the simplicity of this, the more it makes sense. And believe me, as a writer who can get lost in the minutiae; I continually seek within myself and others the most direct path to the light that knowledge brings. Or so I tell myself anyway, but see for yourself if this rings any true.

1) Passive Positive Energy

For most of us, passive positive and passive negative act as the background energies to our lives. This might be optimal depending on where and who you are. An example could be trying to change your health regime. No one will tell you to stop on a dime and change your diet right away or go run that marathon.

Changes like that take time, and most of the strategies out there will plan around a piecemeal approach; some suggesting to do so more quickly or slowly. However, as you go down this road, you’re working towards a positive goal, embracing these positive energies passively.

Drinking less soda or eating less processed foods, parking further away from your destination so you have to walk more; these all could be passive approaches to actively changing your diet and life. But to know that you’re on a road towards a positive direction could be a great way to feel motivated.

2) Active Negative Energy

You don’t need to turn on the local or even national news, search on Google or check out a magazine in the store to see that the world is a bit chaotic. A lot of people for a lot of reasons are swimming within the active negative pool, and that bad energy seems to never go away completely.

At the micro level you could find yourself having been passed over for a promotion at work, or find out a loved one is sick with something serious. When these examples happen, it’s hard to remain upbeat or focused on the good, because the negative energy is so strong at that moment. The hope is that it ends quickly though, and you realize that there is breathing room on the other side of this energy.

3) Passive Negative Energy

Easier to deal with than the active one but still negative, this energy can be longer in nature and more looming. This can manifest itself at any age for any number of reasons. Whether you’re a child who doesn’t want to go to school because of being separated from home, or an elderly individual who is on the medical merry-go-round, this can be the hardest to detach from because it’s not pervasive but it’s always present.

Ironically, the light at the end of this tunnel can seem further out than with the active negative because again, it’s passive, it’s everywhere. So just like the piecemeal approach mentioned above, if you’re not able to take much of the negative energy out of these experiences, change the game and add some positive instead. Use that defiance as a motivation to level the playing field with a far better energy.

4) Active Positive Energy

It’s beautiful, it’s sublime, it’s just plain awesome! You find your soul-mate when you least expect, meet a new friend at school, or get that promotion at work. That novel you’ve been working on is now finished, you’ve been a non-smoker for a full week, or you just got to the gym and there’s hardly anyone there!

Active positive is the most fun to go on about, for obvious reasons. And it’s so versatile in nature. First it can help you get through active negative quicker with a better spirit. It can make passive negative not seem so endless. And passive positive can very easily upgrade onto this wonderful energy when you finally meet your goals.

It also helps make life so amazing and creative! It’s often said that a lot of pain goes into an artist’s work; yet even then it can manifest in the most breathtaking painting or gripping novella. Just the same, a lot of love can go into these creations as well, making the end product just as stunning.

In The End:

Ironically, thanks to the Winter Olympics in February, a quote by Lindsey Vonn came across my radar; “It’s amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.”

Related to these four energies, it’s easier to let in the opportunities that represent positives than the negatives. And it’s by no accident that 1 and 4 have more content than the others. Remember that part about being an eternal optimist? If destiny has led you here now, on the Peace Revolution blog, the hope is – you can relate, and if not, – may you have the internal light of knowledge that can help you guide away from the negatives, and towards the positives.

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