21/08/2014 | davergallant | Leave a comment “A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God’s first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.” ~ John Muir, “My First Summer in the Sierra It is helpful to focus on the relationship we have with our four energetic bodies because they are relaying information to us all the time. If we have shifted to autopilot, we may still become aware of emotion, but none that truly serves our personal growth. It is like listening to the static on a radio, rather than tuning into a particular station. This can be quite overwhelming for an Empath. When we listen to our emotional bodies, if we are grounded and connected, we will be learning about ourselves, and our relationship with our environment. Yesterday we explored consciously merging with another person. Today we are going to expand our awareness out further. Today we are going to connect with how we feel in our environment. Last week we explored how we physically feel in our environment and in our bodies, but this is taking it to an even deeper level. Environment is very important to an Empath. Some places are easier than others for us to stay grounded, connected and feeling safe enough to truly experience our empathic gifts. Our preferences change over time. Today we are going to check in with how it feels to be in our environments as they are now. Exercise – Day Four As you go about your day, do at least 2 mini check-ins with your feelings about the environment you are in. For example, mid-morning, take a moment to connect and take a snapshot of your emotional response to your environment. How do you feel in the space you are in? What can you find to appreciate there? What do you find challenging there? The space simply is. It is not intentionally stimulating your emotional connection to it, but your emotional body has a response. Do you feel grounded and connected here? Does it spark a memory of an experience in a similar space? What emotions come up around that? If you are really enjoying today’s mini check-ins, you might want to make a game of it. Notice your feelings during the check in for a variety of locations. You could experiment with indoor versus outdoor environments, noisy versus quiet environments, shifts in lighting etc. Last thing this evening as you prepare for bed, do one last check in with your emotional energetic body. Notice if your bedroom is a nurturing, restful space? Are you able to relax in this room? If you feel any discomfort here, ask your heart what it needs to feel more comfortable. If possible make any change it requests so that you honour how you feel in your environment. Not only is this a great way to feel present in the moment, but you also will receive some very interesting information about how you are relating to the environment you are in. Affirmation- Day Four I release the belief that I am too sensitive. I listen and honour my emotions because they give me helpful feedback. I now enjoy positive environments, personally and professionally, wherever I go.