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INSIDE: Some days we find ourselves down in the dumps, with low energy and low drive. These feelings are our body's way of telling us we need more juice. The juice that we need is life force energy!
Life force is that little thing inside of us that keeps pushing us forward, but when it's empty and depleted it's that huge thing that holds us back.
Ensuring our life force is full isn’t always a simple task, especially if you’re already running on empty.
But with so many ways to use up life force energy, there are just as many ways to pump it up. When our vitality is in tip-top shape, you can bet that our quality of life is even better.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can maintain this energy all day, everyday!
You know those days when you’re feeling well rested and full of energy? How about those days when you’re tired and irritable? These are all symptoms of either a full healthy energy, or an exhausted energy.
Life force energy is the essence of life that flows through all living things. It can be measured in humans' and animals' overall vitality through their heart beat, brain waves, blood circulation, and breath.
It is the difference between life and death. All living things have a life force. It flows through plants, water, crystals, animals, humans, and anything that comes from nature. Earth itself has a life force!
Have you been struggling with your normal day to day routine? Do you feel lethargic or tired? These are signs that your vitality is depleted.
When you're running on fumes, you can’t see it but you can certainly feel it. Life force is what connects your body, mind, and soul together. It allows you to grow and focus and find happiness and peace.
There are many symptoms to watch out for, including:
These are just a few of the many tell-tale signs that the force keeping you alive (in all aspects of the word) has been sucked dry.
It’s a whole lot easier to let your life force run dry than it is to refill it, but it really doesn’t require much in order to replenish it.
There are infinite ways you can strengthen your energy, and most of them won’t even cost you a cent. Whatever your lifestyle is, there's always something you can do to give yourself a boost of vitality.
Get outside! It's proven that nature is the best medicine. Even if you live in a busy, bustling city, take a walk and let your mind and feet wander.
Spending time outside is an easy and sure-fire way to improve your health and well being. Going for a walk or hike is great exercise, getting some sun gives you that much needed Vitamin D, and going to the beach is a great way to chill out.
Try a grounding practice next time you're at the beach or a park. All it involves is standing barefoot in the grass or sand for 15-20 minutes while you take deep breaths. This will replenish your energy easily!
Are you a crystal collector? Or maybe you were gifted a healing stone as a present from one of your spiritual friends. Either way, take that crystal and incorporate it into your meditation practice.
Meditating is a great way to relax, but if you’re experiencing symptoms of energy depletion, it might be time to bring some meditation crystals into the mix.
Hold a crystal while doing breathing meditations to help focus your intentions. If you’re meditating or praying, crystals will guide your intentions and manifestations all while restoring your faith and vitality.
Next time you do a grounding practice, bring your crystals along for the ride. They will help further the relaxation and allow you to find balance and stability.
We live in an extremely digital age, and this year has most of us working from home on our computers and phones. Although these devices are convenient and a necessity these days, it's also crucial that we unplug once in a while.
Cell phones, laptops, and pretty much every other electronic you can think of emits EMFs. Exposure to these electromagnetic fields is connected to a whole slew of EMF symptoms, including aches and pains, headaches, depression, stress, issues with sleep, and other neurological and physiological problems. It basically just disrupts the whole human nervous system.
It may be difficult to turn off your phone sometimes. After all, you don’t want to miss anything important from a family member or an employer/employee. But it’s okay to let your voicemail pick up or for your texts go unread for a few hours a day.
Once you’re done your work day, try to stay off electronics. This can help you connect to yourself and your loved ones. Learning how to stimulate ourselves rather than find stimulation from our phones is a great way to boost creativity and refill your energy!
In addition to your meditation practice, try to throw in some chakra balancing techniques. When you balance your chakras, you release emotional and negative energies so that you can allow positivity to flow in.
When your life force energy is depleted, your chakras are probably out of whack as well. A balanced chakra system will allow you to access a heightened state of consciousness. This in turn will allow you to think more creatively, develop your intuition, and find peace wherever and whenever.
Chakra balancing is a super easy practice and doesn’t need to take more than 10 to 15 minutes. If you live a high-stress lifestyle, balancing your chakras will keep you above water and functioning to the best of your abilities.
Find a comfortable position and just visualize a happy place, such as a beach, a river bed, your family home, or anywhere that makes you happy. Once you do that, you can start to focus on one chakra at a time. Start with the root chakra and work your way up to the crown chakra.
You can visualize each chakra by thinking about the color associated with it. Red for the root chakra, Orange for the solar plexus chakra and so on.
If you want to further engage with your chakras, you can even visualize a flower blooming. You can also incorporate crystals to go even deeper into this practice.
It’s time to drive past the drive through and get yourself into the produce section. Proper nutrition shouldn’t be a daunting, expensive, limiting thing. You don’t need a crash diet to lose weight or feel good!
One reason our life force energy diminishes is because we aren’t eating properly or drinking enough water. Junk and fast food is poison. The reason why it’s fast and cheap is because it's filled with chemicals and not real food.
Not only does consuming these foods lead to health problems, it also ruins your skin and doesn’t allow for proper bodily functions. A poor diet leads to poor digestion, which leads to cramps, irregularity, bad skin, and fatigue, all of which lower confidence and consume your vitality.
A proper diet doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult — there are many affordable alternatives to junk food. Look for healthy fats like avocado, salmon, and coconut oil. Add some fruits and veggies and you’re off to the races.
Hydration is also super important. Our bodies are 70% water and we need it to survive. Drinking enough water ensures proper mental and physical function. 8 cups a day keeps the doctor away!
When we say “raise your vibration,” we mean becoming aware of an unfavorable emotional state and actively taking the steps needed to increase your body's frequency.
The first and most challenging step is acknowledgement. Knowing and saying out loud that you’re not okay or going through a rough patch is crucial in raising your vibration.
When we focus on this, we not only radiate with positive energy, we actually become more attractive to other people. Positive vibrations are magnetic, and who knows, if your love life isn’t up to par, maybe you just need to spend some time focusing on your vibes.
Ensuring our vibrations are high and positive is key for achieving inner peace, happiness, and restoring our life force energy. It is a manifestation within itself to bring good things to your life.
It could mean getting motivated to get more active or to find understanding and common ground in a difficult relationship. You get what you give and if you’re pouring out bad vibes, you’re only going to receive bad things.
We can increase our vibrations through meditation, visualization, music, crystals and anything else that is a healthy, natural mood booster. In fact, we've written a whole article about how to raise your vibration here!
Play your favorite album and let loose. Dancing is a trouble-free method that automatically raises vibrations all while reducing stress and tension!
Sweating is one of the body's ways of detoxing. It’s recommended that you get some form of exercise every single day. This doesn’t need to require a gym membership or a 3 hour workout routine. All it requires is 5 to 10 minutes of movement everyday.
Yoga is an excellent way to not only get physically active, but also to magnify our energy. It is a practice that covers it all; physical, mental, and spiritual. There's a broad variety of yoga schools and practices, and the great thing about it is that it’s totally personal.
Get into your yoga action at home, in a class, or online. There are thousands of free yoga videos online to help get you started. It's a great way to clear your mind, feel, and get attuned to your breath and body. Try some yoga crystals to enhance your practice even further!
Exercise produces feel good hormones like endorphins and dopamine. Feel each movement and breath into each position.
Not only does exercise help with physical health, but it’s crucial for preserving mental health as well. When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good!
Get some rest! A healthy sleep schedule is pivotal in the replenishment of life force energy. A good sleep schedule revolves around 7-8 hours every night. Any more or any less can have health repercussions.
Improve your quality of sleep by setting reasonable alarms. Setting 30 alarms 5 minutes apart is actually terrible for your brain. It basically sets the rest of your day up to be riddled with fatigue and a lack of motivation. Instead, set one alarm for the actual time you need to get up, and then get up and get your day started efficiently.
Falling asleep can be just as tough, if not more challenging, than waking up. Begin your wind-down routine with a warm, calming tea with no caffeine. Chamomile is a wonderful, natural sleep aid.
Another trick to induce Z’s is by opening a window or turning on a fan. Poor ventilation can reduce carbon dioxide and congestion, which both affect sleep.
Reading is also a great way to get sleepy! It's a mental work out for your brain and often just focusing your eyes on the words can help you drift away with ease.
Certain crystals are natural sleep aids. Place Amethyst in your bedroom or under your pillow to amplify your dreams and connect you to your subconscious. Or try placing Howlite under your pillow for some soothing energy and to aid insomnia.
Get comfy! Put on your favorite PJs or try sleeping au natural and hit the sheets!
Reiki has been hitting the mainstreams and is becoming a popular spiritual healing method. It’s said that these teachings date back to the 1920’s, making it relatively new but that doesn’t mean it’s any less effective.
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine that uses palm healing or hands-on-healing. It is basically the transfer of energy through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage healing.
Energetic bodywork is a hands on body/mind therapy that addresses mental, physical, and spiritual health. It promotes relaxation, stress reduction, and a positive mental state through gentle touch.
Receiving Reiki or any other type of body work can help us work through roadblocks that hinder our energy. The result of Reiki leads to an overall increase in happiness. Ask your practitioner to use Reiki crystals for even better results.
Changing or maintaining your attitude is a serious and on-going challenge we're all faced with. If this is something you’re struggling with, chances are you're also dealing with depleted life force energy.
If you can’t change your mind, change your perspective. Think of this like changing the window through which you see the world. When you change how you view a situation, you can change how you feel about it!
It’s like the saying, “put yourself in someone else's shoes.” The same can be said with attitude and perspective. Put yourself in a different pair of shoes that will help you get to where you want to be.
Bad habits are hard to quit. Changing our attitude doesn’t require uphauling our lives; it’s the little things we do that allows us to take action.
Improve your attitude by acting with purpose, trying new things, setting realistic goals, and not taking yourself too seriously. When you feel down in the dumps and negativity is coursing through your body, take a second to tell yourself what you’re grateful for.
Gratitude is a simple way to count your blessings and hold yourself accountable for what it is that you’re feeling. It’s a habit in itself and once we start embracing all that life has given us, we can turn our attitudes around.
There's a whole world out there that most people aren’t even aware exists.
It is so easy to get caught up in the greatness of life, with it’s loud, bright and overwhelming characteristics. Experiencing life’s subtleties is about taking a step back and looking at what’s around you without getting lost in the vastness of existence.
Psychic people aren’t psychic because they’re special or have magic powers. They are psychic because they are tuned into subtle energies. Everyone has this ability, it just takes time, patience, and practice.
Practice breathing to feel each part of your body. Look into your partner's eyes and experience the colors and complexities. Listen to a child’s voice and hear the emotion from the pitch. It really is the little things in life that make all the difference.
There are so many fine details in life that we tend to skip over, but paying attention is a mindfulness practice in itself. Push yourself to focus a little harder and notice just how much you don’t notice.
Life force energy is what flows through all living things. It’s the very thing that separates the living from the dead. The cause of an empty life force tank could be from numerous reasons — some could be from bad habits and others could just be because of lifestyle.
Whatever is sucking the life force out of you can be reversed. It’s easy to use this energy, but it can be just as easy to refill, or at least understand, what you need to do in order to replenish it.
Get some rest, drink some water, and get moving!
* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.