Everything Matters in the Pool of Energy We All Live in

Last week, as I drove in traffic behind other cars and trucks in the rain on my way to work, the rain felt like a nice wash and cleanse as it fell on my car. Added to this, water and dirt also came at my car from the residue of the other vehicles: when the cars and trucks passed, the dirty spray from these vehicles landed on my windshield and all over my car. It felt like my car was being spattered with something that did not feel like the clear cleanse the rain was providing – it actually felt imposing.

As each car passed me I could feel that they each had a different quality and feel to them. This is very similar to how we can relate to the fact that people bring a different quality with them. This connection made sense to me, as each car was being driven by a person, therefore had to on some level reflect the quality of the driver.

We were all driving to where we needed to go but the question is, “How were we each driving and what quality was each body in, and driving their vehicle with?” I could very much feel the way people were on the road. As I felt how the different cars and sprays from the assorted vehicles had a different quality with them, I was able to join the dots and see how the quality we choose to live in is very much reflected in what we do, how we are, the activities we are part of, how we relate and what we bring to life.

As I reflected on this analogy further, I thought of the many things that can come at us, are around us and play out in life for each of us in a day with family, friends, interactions on the street or as we go about our normal activities and work. Whether we work in an office in the corporate world, as a teacher in the education system, support our family as a house-maker, work at a register in the food industry or drive a bus in the transport industry – we are always around people, given opportunities to interact, have complications come up, work with groups and so on. I then felt very aware of the fact that how we carry ourselves, support ourselves and the relationships we build, all stem from the quality we choose to treat and have with ourselves, which then supports us to bring that quality to others. In life we are offered the opportunity to make a range of choices, no matter what is around us or is coming at us.

As I was driving, I was aware and present. With this I got to see my car as being an analogy for my body in life. I saw that everything that happened around and to my car on that drive as being like all the things that we have the opportunity to feel in life. Things that come towards us and how we hold ourselves in that, respond to, be aware, and continue in life. I could feel that I always have an opportunity to hold myself and observe life and let it pass without it affecting me, or if I choose to not be aware then I can absorb life and I will be affected – hence so will my body, the ‘vehicle’ I am driving.

This fact also applies for me when I am teaching and around children all day. There is much that can happen in a school day with 30 people in one room. And it is my responsibility to make sure that I have taken care of the body that I bring to work, am aware of how I move and communicate and that I also allow myself to observe what is unfolding around me so I can respond in a supportive way and not in a reactionary way.

Our space and all that’s in it can affect us to then behave in ways or feel things that we would not naturally feel. So how important is it for us to be the true driver of our vehicle? How our bodies – our vehicles – respond in life has a flow-on effect to other bodies, to other vehicles, so to speak.

This drive to work presented me with a moment where I got to feel a tangible analogy and reminder of how we are constantly in a pool of energy. And ‘how I am’ in that pool affects others: that is my responsibility.

This cemented the purpose of just how important it is for us to feel and read everything that takes place, for us to know ourselves, our true quality and support ourselves in every way each day – to be with our inner knowing, as best we can, so we can handle everything in our day from the inside out – observing life and not absorbing it, and responding as needed from this place without reacting.

By Johanna Smith, Bachelor of Education (Major Special Needs, Minor Psychology), Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood, Studying Diploma of Counseling, Esoteric Complementary Health Practitioner, Woman, Teacher, Mother, Wife and Friend

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To Observe and Not Absorb
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375 thoughts on “Everything Matters in the Pool of Energy We All Live in

  1. “I could feel that I always have an opportunity to hold myself and observe life and let it pass without it affecting me, or if I choose to not be aware then I can absorb life and I will be affected – hence so will my body, the ‘vehicle’ I am driving.” This is a great sharing, if we are not aware of life and whats going on around us, we can get caught in it and start absorb it, which then effects our body our vehicle.

  2. Without observation we are blinded by what we perceive as we become what we receive, with observation that which we perceive is known for what it is as we know ourselves for who we are.

  3. This is very awesome ‘This drive to work presented me with a moment where I got to feel a tangible analogy and reminder of how we are constantly in a pool of energy. And ‘how I am’ in that pool affects others: that is my responsibility.’ and it is a constant learning to me in how am I when I am moving and what quality/energy am I in and it is really important … as you say affects the all. And very much still work in progress with me.

  4. A brilliant sharing offering the key to life and the analagy of our body as our vehicle we are driving in life. The awareness and understanding of energy and the effects it has if we take it on is very clear to see as is the difference of not absorbing everything in the pool of energy and life.

  5. “I could feel that I always have an opportunity to hold myself and observe life and let it pass without it affecting me, or if I choose to not be aware then I can absorb life and I will be affected – hence so will my body, the ‘vehicle’ I am driving.” A great reminder that wherever we are and whatever we are doing, there is always a reflection that will show us something about how we are living.

  6. I find it very uncomfortable when driving and someone comes up really close behind especially if I am driving fast on the motorway or if I am holding the speed limit and someone undertakes me on the inside lane without my having had a chance to pull over to let him/her by. I can see though that in life I can really push ahead with things without taking due care and consideration and I can go faster than my own body would wish me go sometimes, losing the rhythm that is more natural and feels in sync with what else is going on.

  7. When we are in our cars, we are wrapped in our steel bubble and are a bit like a ball in a pinball arcade game but still manage to communicate with others. What about when we are in public transportation, when we are, in the pool of humanity. Why do we cocoon ourselves when we are face to face?

  8. It makes sense to me that the rain and the way the water was splashing got your attention… because water is such a conductor of energy.

    I am feeling more and more about what is going on and it is clear to me that we hold a responsibility to read and learn how to be love in this world.

  9. We are offered wonderful moments to choose responsibility, they flow from one to another uninterrupted unless we choose to focus on a disturbance, one we initiate or bring one in from the ‘pool’.

  10. Our every thought, word and deed matters. Are we with ourselves or are we against ourself. Are we caught in good and bad and right and wrong or are we true to the love that we are?

  11. Even when we are unaware of the energy that is consistently emanated by everyone and everything we still are subjected to it and a part of us recognises it. With awareness responsibility is brought to the fore, meaning that responsibility is present all the time but not yet realized.

  12. And when we do wobble and slip into an ill energy that is polluting the pool the thing is to not beat ourselves up about it, but to say ooppps! and choose again.

  13. “I could feel that I always have an opportunity to hold myself and observe life and let it pass without it affecting me, or if I choose to not be aware then I can absorb life and I will be affected.” Everything matters, as your title suggests. We need to take responsibility for how we live, knowing this doesn’t only affect ourselves, but those around us and the planet we live on.

  14. Each and every one of us has the potential to bring a divine quality in every moment that makes up the whole. Isn’t it beautiful when we see in our every day the relationships we find ourselves in with family or at work and accept what we all bring to the table, each expression contributing in its equalness is of value and what is needed in that moment.

  15. Just yesterday I came across a ‘reminder’ saying that we are not here for ourselves. Relating it to the pool of energy that makes perfect sense as everything we do we do ‘for’ everyone, like it or not, it is unavoidable. And the consequences of our doing will always feedback to us so that we learn to discern our actions, how much they serve or harm all of us, everyone included. In that sense, we cannot do anything just for us, but everything is done for everyone.

  16. Yes, we are ultimately all energy, all vibrating and interchanging this vibration. Wow, what a responsibility we have to be vibrating joy, love and truth!

  17. ‘Everything Matters in the Pool of Energy We All Live in’ – the point to come back to is the ‘Everything’:
    It really really really means EVERYTHING matters. There is no space for a little bit of not everything, tough but true when it comes to realizing what responsibility is all about.

  18. ‘what quality are we driving ourselves in’ This is a great question and one I have been asking myself every day this new year. What is the quality of my movements, my interactions, my work, my conversation? Am I connected to the quality within me that is innate, purposeful and gorgeous?

  19. Even though there may be physical space between us energetically we are always communicating and leaving ripples that affect all of us and so there always is an impact or consequence of the way in which we do things even if we may not tangibly see it.

  20. There was a time when I had no concept of the quality I lived in, life just happened.
    Through the teachings of Universal Medicine I have reconnected to such an awareness that as you say actually how I chose to live affects everyone on an energetic level. So therefore it makes sense to live in a way that is non-harming to me and therefore non-harming to others. Imagine if we were all able to live this way the world would be a completely different place to live.

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