Guidance for the creative by Lex LaFoy | BSocSci (psych.phil)
Energy Management exists on different levels: the first and easiest to understand would be:
Managing your energy
Managing your time
Managing your sleep; your rest and activity cycles.
Ensure that you wake up early enough. Start your day off with some squats. And develop healthy habits and routines: Exercising your physical and mental capacities in the form of meditation, mind clearing or what I call zero-thought (which is a by-product of meditation).
On the first level, Energy Management can be looked at as managing your use of energy throughout the day, week, month, and ultimately throughout your bio-cycle. For example, if you know you’re doing three late nights in a row: make sure you fit in enough rest during the day and make sure on your first and second night you reserve some energy or don’t drink too much knowing the effect of the substance on your body the next day. That sums up the first level of EM.
The second level of Energy Management is something more of a metaphysical or etheric sense in that I ask you to stop and assess your energy, feelings and internal responses:
assess how you feel in any spaces without thinking (“don’t think about it too much, too much, too much, too much” ), because often times thinking can confuse the feeling, and trying to rationalise a mere ‘gut feeling’ or ‘instinct’ often leads to situations where you say: ‘I knew I wouldn’t have enjoyed that crowd’ or “something told me I should have packed my jacket”.
Feelings preceded thought; before we knew how to logically express ourselves with these building blocks and devices (words) we felt, and that is our primary (form of) expression or response. So EM on the second level involves assessing how you feel in any given space or situation and truly recognizing the feeling: not blocking it out, preventing it or trying to change it, but truly experiencing that feeling. And assessing the energy you feel in a space, with a person or at a suggestion like “Hey guys lets go out tonight?”.
Stop. Assess… Do you want to go out? Have you had enough rest? What are you doing tomorrow? What will the music be like? Is it music you like? Is the area an area you like? Is the crowd according to your taste? Will I like the décor? All of these things.
I’m not saying try to control every single aspect of your life without allowance for the divine to work, but what I am saying is part of Energy Management involves being sensitive enough to what we expose ourselves to. And in any spontaneous event, we option in the situation and where we can control what we expose ourselves to, let us be sensitive, compassionate and aware of ourselves and what we expose ourselves to. Watching a scary violent film – what is that going to do to us.
What messages are those type of films sending to our subconscious? Remember we create a norm. A norm is something very abstract- we create a norm. The moment you assign a ‘norm’ or ‘reality’ to an external creator or an external source you are giving up your power and your creational energy to affect those things. So a norm is self-decided and created, reality is self-decided and created (subjective). And sensory input- as much as we can we need to be sensitive to ourselves.