Once you’ve accepted that everything is energy and you’ve increased your intuitive skills in whatever form they come (telepathic, clairvoyant, sentient, clairaudient, empathic, etc.) to the extent that you are more or less competent in one or more area(s) of reading energy, you come to another level.
This is learning to not soak up and/or read all the energies around you, but to transform them by setting and sending your own energy, or shifting from empath to PROpath.
In other words, you change your radio signals from primarily “receiving” to primarily “sending.” You’re not just picking up energies, you’re a transmitter of energy signals. You are PROactively PROjecting into the world your True Nature. Not just an empath, but a PROpath.
You see, if you’re sending, it really doesn’t matter what someone else’s energy is reading as, or what the moon is reading as, or any part of your environment is reading as. If you know what they are reading, it’s all good. Don’t get me wrong. It’s just that external energies become irrelevant when what you’re all about is vibrating with love, joy, peace, abundance, etc., etc. If you can stay in Love, Be Love, vibrate Love, what does it matter what the energy is around you? You go into your Love Zone and shine it, send it, transmit it, and pretty soon, the whole environment around you has shifted. Don’t believe me? TRY it. No matter what is happening around you, say to yourself: This dissolves into the energy of Divine Love or Divine Peace, or Divine Abundance, or whatever you want it to dissolve into. And then go into that Zone and feel it and Be it. Hold that energy no matter what and see "the whats" change.
Am I perfect at this? No. Not even close. But the more I practice it, the more things shift and the faster they shift. And even if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because I know who I am. I know the Truth.
For example, I was noticing during the most recent Mercury Retrograde (which I no longer allow to have any power over me), that a pattern was happening. I’d get phone calls from companies that I have contracts with, and they’d tell me that “blah-blah-blah” had happened and it was all a mess. And I’d respond in kind, working myself up into a dither, “Oh no, what am I gonna do? This IS a mess. This is gonna take me hours and hours of time to fix and it’s all their fault.” I’d get really upset and storm about a bit and feel really frustrated that this “problem” had happened and I had very little control over it. And then it’d turn out that a few days later I’d get a call back from the company, and they’d tell me, “Oh never mind. We had it wrong. There’s no problem at all. Sorry. Bye.” This happened three times right in a row with different companies. Weird, right? So I said to myself, “Self, this is teaching you that you are believing in what is not real. Next time when you have a so-called ‘problem’ presented to you, don’t believe it. Dissolve it.”
And so I started experimenting with this wonderful lesson. The next week, I got a bill from a company that had incorrectly charged us. At first, the old script kicked in, “Oh no, this is gonna take me hours to resolve…” But I caught myself and said, “CANCEL. Cancel that, Universe. Let’s try this again.” And I started over, saying, “This issue dissolves in Divine Abundance. This issue DISSOLVES in Divine Abundance.” Then when I had shifted into my True Nature, I called the company and it was totally taken care of—no hassle, no problem, no nothing. The Universe threw another two situations my way, maybe to balance out the three from the Mercury Retrograde: Hey, she missed our pitches three times in a row, let’s see if now that’s she’s a little more aware, she can hit our pitches three times in a row. And sure enough, every time I reaffirmed my True Nature, it dissolved, easily and quickly. Another one of these pitches to me was this: My relatively new toaster started a small electrical fire inside itself. It was too long after purchase to take it back to the store so I had to call the manufacturer since it was still under warranty. Before I called, I again caught the old script wanting to take over to affirm what a problem I had been dealt, but then I reaffirmed the truth, called the manufacturer and voila! I got a new more expensive toaster shipped to me for free a week later and they shipped my old toaster back for free. Awesome!
Now these were relatively small lessons. I’ve got a couple of biggies I’m still working on. I’m continuing to affirm my True Nature, knowing that the size of the issue doesn’t matter. I Am. I am. I AM. It all dissolves in the Oneness of who I and we all are.
So, thus, by setting my own tone, and then sending out that tone, I shift my environs to match, to vibrate, to resonate with me. So even Mercury Retrograde becomes Mercury RetroGRACE! You see, sometimes under all that “reading of external energies” is a current of fear. I need to know what’s happening, so I can anticipate it. So I can avoid it if necessary. So I can be safe. So I can be protected. So I can control it So I won’t be hurt. And so on.
What I am not saying is to ignore a true intuitive hit, such as when you’re driving and you get the strong impression: “Take I-5 home not I-405.” Intuitive hits might indeed protect you from an accident and keep you safe. I’m merely emphasizing the need to shift from the underlying belief that, “The world isn’t a safe place and I need to use my intuition to read all these energies to try to protect myself” to “I know I am always safe and my intuition helps me stay in the safety that I Am.”
For example, the other morning before I woke up, I had several intuitive hits about being in car accidents. I often get my intuitive hits in the morning before I wake up. This particular morning, the intuitive hits about car accidents came with an energy—an elemental (thought form) that was very strong that said in essence, “In tragedies like car accidents, people’s lives are transformed. They find a new path, a stronger path, a soul path that they wouldn’t have without the car crash.” Now to a certain extent this is true. Tragedy often stimulates soul growth. I know. Read My Karma Ran Over My Dogma if you don’t know that I know.
Not always does tragedy stimulate soul growth. It depends on the person. AND tragedy is not always needed to stimulate soul growth. So, after I woke up, I started affirming my True Nature. “I am. I am safe. I am always surrounded by safety. I affirm that I do not need tragedy to change my path. I do not need cataclysm for soul growth. I can change my path and expand my soul by listening to my inner self, my True Nature as best as I can. I can make radical changes gently, one step at a time. I no longer need tragedy to transform.” I affirmed this as I headed out on a day trip with my kids. And do you know, we were very nearly in six car accidents on that trip. SIX! However, each and every time, I saw the potential accident just before it almost happened, or could feel that one was about to happen and sure enough, a driver would then start to swerve toward me without looking, signaling, or whatever, and each and every time I was able to prevent the accident.
While I was driving I continued to affirm what I felt the need to affirm that morning and it changed my environs. My intuition informed me of the strong elemental that was trying to impact me. But I listened, and then I shifted into my True Nature to transmit a new vibration that transformed my circumstances. I didn’t start my day with “Oh no, what energy is out there today? What do I need to be aware of, so I don’t get hurt?” or “Oh no, my intuition is telling me I’m going to be in a car accident!” No, my intuition came to me and informed me, and I shifted it into something else.
Use your intuition simply to INFORM you so you can TRANSFORM your world. Read the energies that come to you, but don’t be afraid of them, defined by them, or even imprinted from them. Even if you don’t get any intuitive hits or don’t read energy, just go about shining your Light, your Love, your Beingness as much as you can and that’ll send out a beacon to the universe to send some more Love, and Light, and Joy your way, so you can then send out even MORE Light and Love and Joy back out again and so on and so on!!
Monica McDowell is a dynamic speaker, author, and practitioner in alternative wellness and spirituality. She is the author of Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom, You are Light (internationally published by 6th Books in over 14 countries) and My Karma Ran Over My Dogma, and has the distinction of being the first ordained minister in America granted civil rights by a federal ruling. She lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.