Are you sensitive to smell or sound, or both? Chemical sensitivity? Are you easily affected by other people’s opinion? Do you feel physically tired from being on your smart phone or social network for a long period of time?
I often explain to my clients and workshop participants about the usefulness of having the image of ‘you surrounded by your own membrane.’ Your skin and immune system are all part of it, and if you can, imagine also an energetic membrane.
Ideal membrane is the one that is resilient and flexible, and would only invite in what are beneficial to you and leave out what’s harmful. Outside of the boundary are all sorts of information; pollens, food stuff, sounds, chemicals, other people’s emotion and opinions, digital information, etc. When your membrane is intact, YOU remain intact. You can be ‘yourself.’ You can choose the information that is beneficial to you, and the rest don’t affect you too much. Thus, you can thrive and grow.
What if your energetic membrane isn’t intact? What I mentioned at the beginning are all signs of your membrane being fragile, or has a tear, so to speak. When it happens, it’s as if part of you is exposed to the outside world and you can feel unprotected and lost. This can happen for all kinds of reasons;
Maybe you were born with sensitive physical and energetic boundary
you may be going through a major life change
something shocking may have happened that caused the membrane to have some tear.
Modern day living is full of mechanisms that force you to leave the membrane wide open and merge your energy with others. Many people are on social network such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all the time without realising it is just like leaving the windows and the door of your house wide open 24/7. It can be a lot of fun, but also generic ambien draining. It’s just like trying to heat up the house with the windows open; the energy is leaking constantly.
Having a weaker boundary around you is not always a bad thing. It allows you to have intimate connection with other people as well as cosmos. You may also catch psychic information. The important thing is, if you spend time being exposed to the outside world, make sure to come back to your own space and rest. If your membrane is fragile or has a tear, have extra care to mend it.
For example, for social network and other internet use, here are a few things you can do;
Turning off your smart phone, etc., occasionally when you know you don’t need it, or putting it on airplane mode is one way to help you come back inside of your own space (I know an occasional internet detox is ideal is but I also understand it’s difficult to do for many people.)
Turn off wi-fi at home and other internet functions that connects you to the outside especially when you are sleeping. If you don’t have a landline and you feel you need to have your mobile on for emergency calls, place it as far away as possible from your body.
Having an image of being cocooned in your own energetic field alone can be very powerful.
There are many exercises and meditation, as well as tips for everyday life that help create a resilient and flexible membrane around you. I will be talking more on this subject in future posts.
I will be giving a free mini-workshop on this subject this Saturday at Mind Body Spirit event at Loughton. I will introduce a fun exercise, using a pen and paper, to strengthen your energetic membrane and create a healthy body-mind baseline. If you are in the area, please stop by!