My mind seems to be wrapped around the word ENERGY. Good energy, bad energy, negative energy, positive energy, productive and non-productive energy. Last week I watched an episode of Oprah that dealt with the young boy, Zach, a child born with unusual strength, violent rage and hypersensitivity. If you watched the show, you understand why I am still thinking about it. If you didn’t, suffice to say that this boy’s sensitivity is keen in terms of GOOD energy as it is bad. He explains to Oprah how he senses negative energy and this turns him from the good, loving boy he believes he is, into a violent, dangerous, raging terror. I won’t go into all the details, as again, if you saw it, you know. If you didn’t and you have a few minutes, a simple google of “Zach on the Oprah show,” should bring up videos and articles. Zach, took scissors to a kindergarten classmate and at 7 (I believe) tried to kill his mother with a kitchen knife. He claims to hear voices OUTSIDE his head when he is surrounded by negative energy. Oprah asks him how he has learned to deal with these voices and he simply, calmly and VERY wisely says that he surrounds himself with white light and repeats affirmations like “I am calm, I am peaceful, I am awesome, I am love, and I am light.” He feels that he needs to tell his story because too many people in the world suffer as he does, absorbing negative energy and that’s what’s wrong with the world. I think he might be right on the money! Oprah tells Zach that she too uses the white light to surround herself and meditates upon it every morning before she leaves the house. It serves as her “shield,” against the negative energy in the world.
So now I can’t stop thinking about Zach. How in western medicine we call this type of behavior mental illness. Writers such as Steven King has created brilliant stories based on characters just like this, The Shining, being a great example. I am thinking there is something in between the fantasy world of science fiction and the concrete world of western medicine. My thoughts simply come back to ENERGY. Perhaps, that is why my quote yesterday was about inner light. I believe we are highly influenced by others energy and more importantly we have the ability to high influence others, by our own.
I am pretty sure I have a lot more to say about energy, how we absorb it, what we emit and how we use energy, too…like the energy we spend in the gym. So this blog is definitely a “to be continued.” For now, I think we should all give some consideration to surrounding ourselves with guarding white light on the outside and a shining, bright light on the inside. Remember that the energy you give off, will be absorbed by others. I am still POSITIVE this is why I had the headache from hell that landed me in the emergency ward August of 2001. On the afternoon of September 11, when my brother called to tell me they were looking for one Mohammed Atta who lived just around the corner from me…it all made sense to me.
I’ll be setting aside a minute or two to mediate on some white light before leaving the house. Just as importantly, I will work hard to give off positive energy wherever I go. We may have more impact on others, and the world at large, than we give ourselves credit for!
Wishing you a very bright day filled with lots of light, love, peaceandfitness and great energy! I am thankful to Zach and his mom, Laurie for having the courage to share their story. It is through others that we learn about ourselves.