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You are not diminished by your pain. Your spirituality is not measured by the presence or absence of difficulty in your life. Challenge is not a punishment or a reward. It is not a reflection of your value to the world; it is a reflection of your choice to grow and learn and make mistakes.

Although your thoughts and attitudes attract and create your life, you are not your thoughts.

“Your thoughts control your experience of reality. But your thoughts cannot affect, or change, or control, or even touch who you are.”~ Paul Williams, Remember Your Essence

Remembering your essence will awaken you to the realization that humans are magnificent beings with unlimited potential. Not remembering doesn’t change who you are.

Challenge yourself to look beyond the circumstances of your life and recognize the truly magnificent soul inside. Then, look beyond the circumstances of every person you meet and see his or her essence.

In the book The Game of Life and How to Play It, Florence Scovel Shinn proposes that if one person holds another in a vision of wholeness, that person cannot fail. Do you hold yourself in a vision of wholeness? How do you see the people around you: your parents, children, partners, friends? Is the first thought of them of their failures?

Or, can you be the one person who sees them in the wholeness of their path as a person with divine essence, growing?

We are in a planetary time of transition. Ancient cultures like the Maya have said this is a time of expansion when the old will crumble to make way for the new. Certainly the old is crumbling as economies, governments and religious institutions fail. The planet itself is in flux: earthquakes, volcanoes, extreme weather occur more frequently.

In this transition we have the opportunity to embrace the quantum physics implication that everything is connected to everything else. The universe is undivided, entangled and whole. At its essence, it is energy.

Accessing your unlimited potential occurs when you engage the energy basis of life. Through the act of directing energy with your mind and heart, you help create the direction of our collective future.

What that direction will be depends on the awareness with which each of us makes our choices and how we behave in the trials underway. What we do depends on our beliefs about reality and on what we hold as precious.

It’s time to define what we believe and what we treasure. It’s time to engage life from the realm of energy and create our highest vision of wholeness.

Ultimately, we are all in this together. In the transition underway, none of us makes it unless all of us do. Enjoy life, enjoy this process of expansion, and choose love. Move beyond the polarity of good and bad, of us and them, into singularity. Follow your heart and engage the path of energy.

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Synthia Andrews is a naturopathic doctor with a foundation in massage therapy and energy work specializing in the underlying emotional and spiritual components of health and healing. Her knowledge of subtle energy and the use of energy awareness for health, personal development and daily living can be found in her books The Path of Energy and The Path of Emotions.

Synthia teaches classes and workshops in energy awareness and has been on faculty at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and the Kripalu Yoga Institute. For the past 20 years she has joined her husband, research-author Colin Andrews, in the study of consciousness and spirituality. She is co-author of three additional books and currently maintains a private clinic in Guilford, CT.

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  1. Energy – oh yes, the world IS energy, but when you spend most days feeling as energetic as a wet lettuce leaf where do you turn ? My mind can tell me I am full of energy but my body refuses to comply. I feel mentally drained and physically weak. so where am I going to magic up some energy ?

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