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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Releasing Stuck Energy

This past weekend I spent three days at a charming retreat center in upstate New York with the lovely Kimberly Wilson. I was there on a yoga/creativity/spirituality retreat with other “hip tranquil chicks” and I had a fabulous time!

One of the main things I learned over the weekend was the importance of using energy in attaining our desires. I already knew this, but it always helps to be reminded! We did this fascinating exercise Saturday morning, which was a sort of movement meditation called the 5Rhythms by Gabrielle Roth. The 5Rhythms is based on the principle that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. Furthermore, by “moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.”

The first few minutes I felt strange doing this exercise in a room full of other people (even though our eyes were closed!), but about halfway through I forgot all about being self-conscious and really let my body move in all the ways it wanted to. By doing this exercise I could literally feel myself unleashing all of the energy that had been stuck or blocked inside of me for years!

Most of us never think about it, but everything in our world is made of energy vibrating at different frequencies, including our bodies. And the way you flow or hold the energy inside of you has a direct impact on the results you create in the world around you. If the energy inside of you is stuck, things won’t be moving in your life either. If your energy is flowing rapidly in a positive way, expect a lot of love and abundance in your life! (For a really great explanation of this, read the latest posting by Jeannette Maw on her Good Vibe Blog, which talks about how horses serve as a great mirror for what is happening in our bodies).

What I learned about myself during the 5Rhythms exercise was that my energy was just plain STUCK! I was feeling blocked inside, because there was all this energy that was trapped and not going anywhere. And this made perfect sense when another of the exercises we did this past weekend showed me that my home environment is one of the few things in my life that is just not working right now. My condo is decorated in a way that really represents who I am, but there is clutter everywhere! Large piles of books, paper, and clothes in every corner of my place. I wish I could be on one of those organizing shows where someone comes and re-organizes everything for you, and voila! But I know that without addressing the internal issues, the clutter would just come back in due time.

And so it is with life. Whatever is happening on the outside, is always a reflection of what’s happening on the inside. If you’re holding angry energy inside, don’t be surprised when angry bosses, friends, and co-workers appear all around you. If you’re holding scattered energy inside, you can expect that you’ll have some evidence of this on the outside, like your husband can never remember where he put the keys! Conversely, happy energy inside = happy results on the outside. Thoughts of abundance on prosperity on the inside = abundance and prosperity on the outside!

I invite you to look inside yourself right now and see what type of energy you are holding. If you don’t understand what I mean by that, just observe what your typical state of being is: happy, sad, angry, stressed, peaceful, joyful, aloof, etc. Is that what typically shows up in your life? Know that if you are not satisfied with the results you are currently experiencing, you can change them by changing your energy inside! It can certainly take time and extra focus to make this shift, but it can happen and it will change what’s happening in your world!

By the way, after getting my energy flowing this past weekend I picked up the phone and hired a personal organizer to de-clutter my place! Once I freed up the blocked, stagnant energy inside of me and got it moving again, the manifestation of that stuck energy (lots of clutter) also became free to start moving again.

If you’re interested in learning more about freeing up stuck energy and releasing resistance in your life, I highly recommend using the Peace Treaty by Rain Fordyce. I listened to a free teleclass on the Peace Treaty a few weeks ago, and noticed results just by listening to the call! Tomorrow night Rain is offering another free teleclass, and I will be on the call to share the positive results I have had from using the Peace Treaty process. The details are: Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 5:30pm PDT / 8:30pm EDT. If you would like to sign up for the free call, go to http://coachingwithrain.com/peacetreaty.htm.


  1. Great post! Your description of how dancing helped you become "unstuck" is wonderful...I felt a renewed "freedom" myself during the excerise!

    It was also a pleasure meeting you and connecting with you now!

  2. Thanks, Sharon! It was so nice meeting you as well and I hope we can reunite in DC sometime in the near future. :-)

    I purchased my own copy of the 5Rhythms soundtrack so I can "unstick" myself in the future whenever I need to. I hope to make it a regular practice!

    Talk to you soon,

  3. Great post. Thank you for the inspiration on releasing stuck energy...physically, mentally and emotionally!

  4. Thanks, Kristi! :-)

    Thanks for connecting with me on Facebook as well. I do remember you from Jack Canfield's BTS conference!

    Hope all has been well with you since then! My website and this blog were one of the goals I was working on when I was there ;)


  5. This is the third time that I heard about the 5 Rhythms. I suppose that it is time that I finally learn more about it. I traditionally rely on yoga to get my energy unstuck but I can appreciate the idea that our physical environment may be blocking our internal space. Great post!

  6. Thanks, Pink Heels!

    I'm pretty new to yoga myself so it's possible that the combo of doing yoga for three days straight (at my retreat) and doing the 5Rhythms exercise is what really got my stuck energy flowing. However, I still highly recommend picking up one of the 5Rhythms CD's/audios and giving it a shot! I downloaded one off of Amazon, if you're interested.

    Thanks for reading and commenting! :-)


  7. Oh thank you so much for the advertisement for your product! I can really feel my energy is unstuck, and it is flowing into your pocket book!