The Influence of Energy
Everyone is governed by energy patterns, which are combined emanations from us, the earth, and the solar system. The commingling of these energies creates discernible patterns. The current energy influence is similar to the effect of Plexiglas cubicles. It’s descriptive of the sensation people have of being contained and yet feeling frustrated that they think they shouldn’t feel contained because they can see out of these perfectly clear boxes. Although people can see where they want to go, they often bump into an energy field when they try to move forward. Most people, not knowing what the energy field is, stop in their tracks and aren’t able to figure out a constructive way to move through the energy field.
Q: So these are actual energy fields. Do people’s emotions, hopes, and dreams get trapped inside these boxes?
Thinking that there really are boxes is the illusion. In reality, there are no boxes. It becomes a self-created experience because people don’t understand energy. The energy isn’t solid.
Let’s use emotions as an example of how, in daily life, we can unknowingly cause containment, which prevents an open flow of energy. If you place Person A, who is not angry, in front of Person B, who is angry, Person B’s anger becomes a block, an obstacle Person A wishes to avoid, causing Person A to step back or move away. But this anger is only an energy which Person A could easily move through if it weren’t for long-standing conditioning, fears, and cultural expectations of behavior. This is merely an emotion, and yet it has such control over people.
Energy fields generated from the earth and from beyond the atmosphere are as powerful and often even more powerful than the emotional situation just described. Because people are unaware of these fields, they can’t see how they can become mice in a maze trying to move through these energy patterns. Crossing through them is a very simple matter when you have the tools to do so. These tools are strong communication skills, deep breathing, meditation, developing sensitivity, and the practice of feeling, sensing, and seeing these energy patterns so that instead of unconsciously responding to them, we become consciously aware, thus making choices to work with rather than against them.
People who find themselves boxed in by a cubicle of energy have several choices—some good, some bad. The unconscious person often reacts with frustration, discouragement, and possibly fear or panic. Depending on how that person feels held back, boredom and blame might also be experienced. The conscious person would look at it and decide: This is a good time to read a book, to get all my papers in order, or to do the necessary preliminary work so I’ll be ready to take off when this energy moves. This is a good time to do some deep breathing as a way of moving through the energy, as I want to move forward rather than allow myself to be contained by a field that ultimately has no power over me except the power I give it through ignorance.
Q: Returning specifically to the idea of containment by anger, what are the best ways to deal with people who are angry?
Let their anger blow through you rather than hit you and stick to you. That would be the energetic interpretation. The emotional interpretation would be that when you let it blow through you, you are not engaging, not letting the anger engulf you so that you find yourself becoming angry. When you realize that the anger is not yours, and that it’s of no consequence to you, you can let it blow by like a breeze.
You can also choose to look at the angry person not as someone who is attacking you or something you care about, but as someone who is hurt, scared, or frustrated. Simply acknowledging the emotion without engaging in a battle allows the person to calm down. Responding to anger with a defensive/aggressive posture (“Now wait a minute,” or “You are wrong,” or “Calm down”) only generates more anger because it creates a wall of energy which the anger hits. This causes it to intensify and to boomerang, returning to the angry person, thus creating even more anger.
By saying, “I can see you’re really upset about this. Tell me more,” you not only allow that person’s anger to bypass you, to go through you, but you have also helped to release the other person from his or her anger. Allowing them to feel heard lets them release the anger so they don’t need to continue to use anger to be heard or to make a point. All anybody wants is: “Hear me. Don’t deny me, my existence, or my feelings.”
Q: So most people who are angry feel as if they haven’t been heard?
Yes. This isn’t to say that many habitually angry people don’t have problems with needing to be in control. What the other person