Psychic energy is the fuel that drives the proverbial machine that is your mind and body. It is the force that powers and sustains your thoughts and decisions. In fact, any movement of your psyche. Spiritual energy or psychic energy is not limited, as we often think, to psychic abilities such as tarot card reading, divination or mediumship.
It is the vitality that flows continually through our body and mind. Connecting both to each other and to the collective consciousness of the universe.
What Is Psychic or Spiritual Energy?
Have you ever been consumed by a new idea that you had to execute immediately or communicate without delay? Or, have you ever met someone who you resonated with instantly and felt like you’ve known them forever? Have you shared an intimate sexual experience that almost seemed to shake the foundations of who you are?
These are all functions of that same psychic energy. It flows through you and interacts with the spiritual energy of others around you.
Your spiritual energy powers your work, creativity, sexual intimacy, decision making, love and relationships. It also steers the more intangible yet no less real aspects of ourselves.
For example, our sense of self, identity, truth, and intuition. In essence, we are spirits animating a body. Therefore, the machinations and wellbeing of our spiritual energy have a very tangible effect on the physical and physiological functions of that body.
In addition, unbalanced psychic energy can show itself in varying degrees. From something as innocuous as indigestion to something more serious such as heart palpitations.
How to Spot a Psychic Energy Imbalance?
One way to delve into a better understanding of your spiritual energy is to look at your chakras.
How Chakras Work
Ancient belief systems have broken down the flow of psychic energy into centres in the human body called chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means ‘wheel’. Although there are thousands of minor chakras, there are seven main ones.
Imagine yourself as energy in constant flux. The chakras would be the gears or anchor points that correspond to different functions of that spiritual energy.
The principle chakras start from the base of the spine with the root chakra which grounds you. In between is your sacral chakra around your pelvic area. Then the solar plexus radiates from your belly button up to your breastbone. In the centre of your chest is your heart chakra which unites the physical with the intangible. The higher three chakras are the throat chakra, the third eye chakra in the middle of your forehead and lastly at the top of your head is your crown chakra.
Now you know where each chakra is situated, you can focus on the imbalance in your life. Zeroing in on the problem will enable you to focus your healing much better.
Now, you may be wondering, what are the signs of an unbalanced or blocked chakra?
Signs of a Blocked or Unbalanced Spiritual Energy
These could be anything from an inescapable temptation to overeat or drown yourself in food. It also includes behavioural excesses like micromanaging and being overly controlling of every little aspect. Believe it or not, being a workaholic with no work-life balance is also a sign of imbalance. Of course, addictions also fall here.
Irrational fears, sorrow, anger and anxiety
Do you worry unnecessarily over parts of your life that are going well? Are you disproportionately angry or sad? If so, you can be sure that there is an imbalance in your spiritual energy.
Feeling drained, tired, unmotivated
Have you been depressed for prolonged periods of time? This symptom can express itself in loss of thought clarity and the very commonly occurring writer’s block. However, clinical depression is to be taken very seriously. You should seek professional help if you are suffering from suicidal thoughts.
A strong sense of inadequacy
This can manifest in different ways in your life. For instance, low libido, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, being highly critical of yourself and others while ironically also being oversensitive to others’ opinions about you.
Recurring minor physical conditions and ailments
Are you prone to minor ailments that you just cannot shift? For example, that nagging headache that visits you week in week out? Or how about the sore throat that persists for months on end? Do you fall victim to laryngitis, ulcers, constipation, indigestion, yeast infections? The list is almost endless.
The bottom line is that if after consulting your doctor repeatedly and still these ailments persist, then there is a deeper cause here.
The list above is only the broad strokes of what could be amiss in your spiritual energy. Following the functions of the chakras, you can find deeper insight into specific issues.
For instance, we know that sexuality sits in the sacral chakra. Therefore, issues such as low libido, impotence or even mania can be resolved by balancing that chakra and unblocking it. It can also help you narrow down on potential causes of the imbalance whether inward or outward.
This begs the question:
What Causes Energy Imbalances or Blockages?
The negativity that causes an imbalance in your psychic energy comes from two things:
- People or things outside your control
Poor eating habits
The adage “you are what you eat” is not a meaningless cliche. The type of food you consume regularly affects your gut health, mental acuity, strength and even emotions. Sugars and high carb foods will lead you down the road to lifestyle diseases. Not only that but they also feed into the production of the stress hormone cortisol. This keeps you in a fight-or-flight state, the opposite of balance.
Lack of movement
Human beings are not designed to be sedentary beings. Yet, the 21st-century urban lifestyle demands that we are seated for hours and hours a day. No movement results in a weak body that is an inadequate vessel. It also predisposes you to ailments of body, mind and soul.
Disconnecting with nature
Several psychological studies have theorised on a collective consciousness that each individual shares with the earth and others. This connection to the earth and the sun’s light, if severed, can lead to severe mental disorders and existential ennui.
Prolonged negative emotions and thoughts
Emotions of rage, anger, bitterness and resentment can occur when we face challenges in life. They become a problem when we wallow in them. Furthermore, we damage our psyche when we allow them to fester into dark wounds on our minds. This is because they disrupt and block the flow of psychic energy. Moreover, they leave you vulnerable to those with evil intentions.
Energy vampires and psychic attacks
The above causes have all been things that you can control. However, if left unattended, they can make you vulnerable to psychic attacks. These are negative energies targeted towards you with the intention of causing harm and include curses, hateful thoughts among others.
On the other hand, energy vampires are people who have low energy or negative energy. Instead of remedying it, they siphon off energy from people around them. Think of those people who always leave you feeling down or angry after every encounter. They are also averse to helping people unless they will gain something.
Now we know why and how imbalances occur in psychic energy. So how do we balance it?
How Do You Balance Your Psychic or Spiritual Energy?
Daily connection with the higher power
It doesn’t matter whether you subscribe to the teachings of mainstream religions or not. You can use your own kind of prayer and meditation. Just tailor them to your spiritual beliefs.
Find a quiet spot and connect with God or the universe, in whatever way feels right to you. This will act as a reset for your psychic energy.
Acts of kindness
It could be something as simple as a hug to a homeless person or doing somebody else’s chores. It could also be a grand gesture such as donating to charity or volunteering your time to a social cause.
Either way, give yourself in an absorbing way that allows you to focus less on your problems. Generosity to others can give you perspective and clarity in your own problems.
Positive affirmations and thoughts
If you have to paper your wall with post-it notes affirming you, then do it. Find small ways to inject positivity in your day.
- Listen to positive affirmations
- Play uplifting music
- Catch those negative thoughts
- Replace them with positive ones
All this will bring balance back in your spiritual energy.
Use your creativity
You don’t have to be the next Mozart or Beethoven. Do whatever gets your creative juices flowing. Whether it’s visual art, music, poetry, carpentry, coding or baking. Just make sure you create something from deep in your heart. And if not daily, then frequently. This creative outpouring will help unblock your psychic energy.
Take care of your body
Eat and drink only what is right for your body, making sure you limit highly processed foods that do not build your body. Go a step further and prepare the food you consume as often as you can. This allows you to connect with it and attach a positive intention.
It goes without saying that alcohol and other substances are detrimental to the balance of your psyche. And don’t forget to MOVE! Dance, jump, spin, stretch, practise yoga, go hiking or just take a walk outside.
Connect with nature
Have you ever watched a sunrise and felt as if all the cells in your body were singing? Walking in the grass barefoot or lying in the sun can unclog much damage to your psychic energy.
Cleanse your energy
Burning white sage helps to clear out negative energy around you. You can do this in your home every week or fortnightly.
Crystals and stones are also great at improving the movement of energy and unclogging blockages. Be sure to research your crystal source before purchasing. Cleanse them under running water and recharge them in the light of the sun and the moon.
Some people find it hard to visualise the chakras. Or indeed, a vortex of energy flowing through your body.
If this is you, then picture yourself as a house. Have you ever wondered why it is that a hundred-year-old house with constant occupants can outlive a 20-year-old house that is left abandoned? Using the analogy of a home, the psychic energy in you is the vitality of being lived in and used lovingly.
This house contains four rooms. A physical room, an intellectual room, an emotional room and a spiritual room. To maintain balance and a sense of well-being, all the rooms must be used regularly and cared for.
Neglect will result in dilapidation and mustiness while overuse will show itself in marks on the walls and deteriorating fixtures
Much in the same way, maintaining psychic health demands a balance in all these areas of your life. Make a point to use all the parts of you. Remember, moderation is best in all things. Then your psychic and spiritual energy will be restored.
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