Have you ever felt an inner vibration of boundless energy and wondered where it was coming from? In his book, The Untethered Soul, Singer discusses our inner energy centers and explains that an infinite amount of inner energy is available to us as long as we don’t block it.
“The flow of energy comes from the depth of your being. It’s been called by many names. In ancient Chinese medicine, it is called Chi. In yoga, it is called Shakti. In the West, it is called Spirit….the yogis call energy centers chakras.” ~ Michael Singer.
Singer goes on to explain that, in essence, our inner energy is our Spirit. However, when we close our hearts, close our minds and give into our fears we block our inner energy and lock our Spirit inside.
“The only reason you don’t feel this energy all the time is because you block it. You block it by closing your heart, closing your mind, and by pulling yourself into a restrictive space inside. This closes you off from all the energy. When you close your heart or close your mind, you hide in the darkness within you. There is no light. There is no energy. There is a very simple method for staying open. You never close. It’s really that simple. ” ~ Michael Singer
Technically he’s right – it is that simple, but in practice, it takes extraordinary awareness and a willingness to do the work. But he pleads with us not to let anything that happens in our lives be so important that we’re willing to close our hearts over it. Instead, he asks us to relax into it, deal with it, but do so with an open heart.
And so I would ask you to take an inventory this week of what you’ve closed your heart and/or mind to. As we move through the next few chapters, Singer will guide us through the process of how to remove those blockages and stay open, allowing our inner energy to flow.