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If you are sitting in a room somewhere reading this, look around and notice all of the out-lets on the wall, the lighting fixtures on the ceiling, lamps, etc. They all either carry or run on electricity. Now let’s consider one of those outlets or even a lamp that is not “on” right now. Think about this for a minute. All you have to do is flip the switch, and the lamp goes “on,” or plug your smartphone into the wall outlet and presto, the current that is in the wires running through your house starts to charge your phone. Electricity, quite an amazing discovery.

There is an even more amazing form of energy, one that we all carry within us, which is no less real than electricity. I am talking about our own divine energy, universal life force, or spiritual energy. This energy that we carry within us is available to us whenever we choose to “plug into its outlet” and allow it to charge our batteries, or light up our world. The question is, just how do we do that? There are many ways to connect to your divine energy, be it meditation, random acts of kindness, following your heart instead of the dramas in your mind, to name a few. Connecting to our divine energy is really much more of a natural process than we think. It’s nothing supernatural. It is actually our natural state of being.  As we live our day-to-day lives, we get caught up in the drama of the day, the drama at work or at home, and we lose touch with who we truly are deep inside.

One of my favorite quotes is, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

When you respond from your divine energy to things around you, you will also find that your energy does not get depleted. Just like the electricity in your wires behind your walls supplies a never-ending source of energy to whatever you plug into your outlets, also, the divine energy within us is always there for us to use and tap into.

Here’s another way to think about this. Let’s divide ourselves into two selves, our “small self” and our “Higher Self.” Now doing things from our “small self” is kind of like using one of those hand-crank radios. We have to keep turning the handle to get power. We are totally relying on our own “small” finite energy to keep the radio going. Now, let’s think about our “Higher Self,” the one that is always connected to the main source of energy. Just like your electrical outlet, all you need to do is plug into it to have a never-ending source of energy. This concept of giving and doing things from your “Higher Self,” instead of your “small self,” will reward you with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to do the task at hand. The important component here is to be able to relinquish control, do things from your heart, and don’t do anything if you’re not sure what to do. There is a lot more behind this, but this is a start in at least recognizing a few very important things regarding our “small self” and our “Higher Self.”

Once again, find the things that lead you back to your own source of divine energy, be it meditation, yoga, running, reading uplifting books or articles, giving to others, petting your dog, listening to music or playing music. Whatever gets you to that divine place within and helps you connect to the abundant source of divine energy, should be a part of your daily life. “What is a soul? It’s like electricity - we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” – Ray Charles

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