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Patricia Walsh-Collins: Shared Teachings

Energetic detox


I delight in the wind as it sweeps over my face, and dances through my hair. Being cleansed by a breeze, ushers in a sense of calm and newness, while a tree’s upturning leaves, and the thermal ascension of birds, in advance of the weather, excites me.

The duplicitous nature of the wind also inspires awe, warranting a healthy respect and caution of its unpredictability and enormous power. Wind heralds change. Change requires adaptation. Adaptation uses energy.

Adapting to a continual diet of change, leaves one feeling worn, and punch drunk. Each change challenges us to decipher, comprehend, and respond appropriately, depositing it somewhere in our psyche. And so it is with the subtle body of our energetic fields. As these changing winds blow, the atmosphere is energetically dense, causing interference in our perceptions of purpose, clouding our path, and making our next right action less clear.

It brings to mind the story of the frog in boiling water. The frog would never knowingly jump into a vat of boiling water. This would lead to its immediate demise. Rather, a frog hops into a pot of mild water and slowly, as the water’s temperature rises, it is deceived into thinking the immediate, incremental changes are small, making modifications to find greater ease in its new environment. Yet the frog fails to see the larger picture, ultimately finding itself literally and perilously in hot water.

Regardless of political opinions, the winds of global change are, and have been howling for months, leaving one to feel battered and weary from simply trying to maintain ones equilibrium. We are being affected. Not only are we affected in our physical form, but our inner compass and energetic fields can become compromised and depleted.

As spring approaches inspiring renewal, it serves us to remember that we are not limited to our physical form. As we reclaim and restore our bodies, consider your emotional and energetic bodies as well. Your energetic fields absorb surrounding vibrational frequencies. Remove the toxins from your system by purging what, or who, does not serve your highest and best interest. Cleanse your internet and news diet by feeding your spirit with something, or someone you love. Take back your time.

Without a pause to cleanse your “being” on all levels, we too, may lose sight of the big picture, our collective future and well-being. As you feast on greens and smoothies, replenish and redirect where you place your attention and energy. Take command of the positive wind of change and enjoy the benefits of an energetic detox.

Patricia Walsh-Collins is a 39-year resident of Bucks County, with a 24-year career as a professional educator. She is creator and owner of Art of Spirit and Art of Spirit’s Earth School.

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