I’m 5 feet nothing in bare feet. I used to be a couple of inches taller – or should I say less short? I’m not sure if I shrunk with all the showers I need to take here in Sunny Spain or if my skeleton has buckled under the stress of carrying a few extra kilos around for 70 years. Either way, I’m small, but I’m also mighty, and I am certainly not someone who only ‘picks on somebody my own size!’
Actually I don’t pick on anyone at all. I made a vow more than four years ago to never lose my temper and feed other people’s drama, and I’ve stuck to it. That doesn’t mean I’m a pushover, or that my patience is limitless, but I am master of my own energy, so when I feel the need, I big it up even more and then I am ready to take on the world.
There are times when we all need to prop ourselves up, and it may surprise you that you can actually be your own energetic bodyguard! If you’re somewhere on your own late at night, or you feel intimidated by an interview, a new job or an event where you don’t know anyone, don’t work yourself up into a state, because then you’ll find the whole thing even more stressful. Instead, big up your energy and protect yourself from negative people. It’s easy, and it takes just a few minutes.
Help yourself even more by wearing the colours of strength and self-confidence. That means yellow, which corresponds with the solar plexus chakra, the seat of our self belief. Or go for orange, the colour of the sacral chakra. This helps you look confident as well as feel confident. A splash of red for courage wouldn’t hurt either. As I mentioned in this feature, you can dress to the way you want to be, whenever you want. There’s more about orange and the sacral chakra here as well.
Big Up Your Energy
- Sit comfortably, with your feet on the floor and your eyes closed. Ground yourself by imagining roots growing from the soles of your feet into Mother Earth. Now imagine all the stress in your body pouring out through those roots, to be transmuted to more positive energy before being returned to the Universe.
- Now see your roots drawing up pure white, healing energy from the core of the Earth. See it filling your body, from the soles of your feet to the top of your head. Take as long as you need for this, because you need to really feel the healing light in your body, and feel it as part of you.
- Now imagine an opening in your body in the solar plexus area, just below your rib cage. This is the chakra of self confidence. We’re also going to call on Archangel Jophiel, the Angel of Beauty, to help us big up our energy. Ask her to work with you by sending her your thoughts.
- See a small yellow pin prick of light emerge from your solar plexus chakra. Now see it expand until it completely surrounds your body and you are coated in yellow light. Think of the Ready Brek advert in a different colour!
- Push out your confident, yellow energy, outwards and upwards. See it staying in your body shape, and still connected to you at the solar plexus. The aim of this visualisation is to expand your energy rather than send it out into the Universe, so it’s a different technique to what you may have worked with previously.
- When you feel you’ve expanded your energy as far as you want to, ask Archangel Jophiel to seal it for you. If you’re unsure how far to go with this, you can ask her to seal your energy at its optimal level for confidence and protection for as long as you need it. Thank her for working with you, withdraw your grounding roots from the Earth and get out there and project confidence!
Some visualisations can be conducted in a very short time – even a matter of seconds – however, it pays to take your time with this, so allow at least 10 – 15 minutes, longer if necessary. There is no need to recall your energy after this exercise. It will naturally return to normal once you no longer need the boost of confidence.
Let me know in the comments how you get on with this. You will find that you automatically walk taller after this exercise, and project an aura of confidence and self-awareness which will draw like-minded people to you and repel negative or threatening energies. Love and blessings.