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21 July 2008 @ 06:32 am
Energy cycles - what is this?  
Someone please help me. I think I am losing my mind. ^_^

Over the past few weeks I have had intense energy "waves". They are random and can sometimes be very intense. I have at times been dizzy and I can't stand to be near any sort of electrical humming--it resonates with my head and it makes me feel very peculiar.

With the waves can come this sense of euphoria. Sometimes it is so intense I cannot concentrate.

I am sleeping well--with the added caveat that when the cycles get intense enough I sleep much less and seem to require quite a bit less. I am eating well. I am always monitoring my diet and am getting more than enough iron, protein, vitamins, and what-have-you--in fact I eat an absurdly healthy diet. I am of sound physical health and even exercise.

What is going on with me? It's very intense, and the energy isn't something I am used to. My body is starting to feel "lighter". There are times when I look around me and I feel like I'm only partly in the world.

Can anyone help me figure out what this is? Is this normal? What does this all mean?

I am tempted to post this on the forums but I don't know how people will react. ^_^;


PS Case in point - I had a pretty intense one yesterday. I've been up since 5am and went to sleep last night around midnight. My usual rate is about 7-9 hours of sleep....
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Fire: ravenclaw genius by wicked_visionsfire_my_spirit on July 21st, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Sounds to me like some form of insomnia or mania. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder; in the winter, during my depression, I'm still exhausted after 9 or 10 hours, but in the summer I flip around to mania and often run on 6 or less. And, when one of my most powerful alter-egos was spawning years ago, she often kept me up late into the night.

......nice to meet you, by the way. >.>
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Nice to meet you too. ^_^

I have SAD too, but I've never had this happen before--and the energy isn't physical. My body is exhausted but my psychic energy levels are high. I'd like to do a transfer but I think all I'm gonna manage today is my usual cup of chai. Omgs.
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The Elven Jedi Druid Hippie Arty Ranger :Delven_ranger on July 21st, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
The perspective of one elf. (I am not speaking for other elves or 'kin!).

For some time before properly awakening, I found myself with much lower physical energy. I still do, and I havent found a way around it. I cannot sleep near an electrical device that has been left turned on. I also get dizzy spells which I attribute to what i say in the next paragraph.

I also find the energy of this world heavy and cloying, like chains dragging at me, which is wearing to say the least. As I allow my elven side to pretty much take over, the flipside of this is that its probably not totally compatible with this world.

I am, and have always been (in this life) prone to OBEs, and shamanic experiences, right back to the age of 1 (as far back as I can verifiably recall).
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
Me too--lucid dreaming since I was two.
Elizabeth Barretteysabetwordsmith on July 21st, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Try this...
Study some basic energy manipulation skills: ground, center, and shield. Grounding connects you to a stable outside energy source; it allows you to dump excess energy, draw energy if you're depleted, and help protect yourself from energy surges. Centering evens up your internal energy conduits and your awareness of what's "you" vs. what's the rest of the world. Shielding creates an adjustible barrier between you and the outside world, allowing you to ensure that other people's shit remains other people's shit. A very simple set of instructions is here:
http://www.path-ways.com/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=547

I saw that you added me to your Friends list -- thank you! -- so I added you to mine and dropped by here to browse.
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Try this...
I've been doing that sort of stuff most of my life. I'm wondering if all of my typical techniques are crap, or have been rendered crap due to recent spiritual changes.

Glad to have you on board! Thanks for adding me back. ^_^
Elizabeth Barretteysabetwordsmith on July 21st, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Try this...
That makes things a little more complicated.

To test if your techniques are working, there are various things to try. Frex, for shielding, go to a place or person you typically find irritating. Raise and lower your shields and see if you feel any different with them up vs. down.

Sometimes things that used to work stop working, especially if you've grown a new talent or an old one has gotten stronger. Other times there will be particular types of energy that get through. And anything tuned to block natural energy generally won't block synthetic energy, and vice versa; if you've been running only one of those and the other suddenly becomes perceptible to you, previous techniques likely won't cover it until retuned.
Re: Try this... - starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Try this... - ysabetwordsmith on July 21st, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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asetpriestess on July 21st, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your Kundalini beginning to rise. Eating healthy, meditation, and some regular chakra work should help out if that's the case. Yoga is also good. It can be pretty rough at the beginning, but the more in touch you are with what's going on inside, the gentler the rising can be.

~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah I LOVE yoga, thankfully! Best exercise ever. ^_^ I do ashtanga and vinyasa-style yoga.

Chakra work sounds good. Wonder what sorts of exercises would be best for this....
asetpriestess on July 21st, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
There's a great book if you can find it at a library or bookstore, called "Wheels of Life" by Anodea Judith. It has meditations, physical exercises, symbolic associations, pictures, and academic discourse about each chakra. Really worth reading!
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silussa on July 21st, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm reminded of my own awakening to magic and religion. At one point, the best comparison I could make is that I thought I was about to do a magical girl transformation. :)

I'd go with the advice from ysabetwordsmith; it sounds on the same track I'd suggest, but much more experienced.
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 21st, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
I've been at this crap for eighteen years. Dear gods. O_O It's like... I dunno what this is like. My last awakening was at the age of 15.
silussa on July 21st, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Let me see...one awakening on 'kinness, one on magic, one on sexuality. That's all in about the last ten to twelve years.

So, it sounds like you're QUITE due.
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keziah_rosekeziah_rose on July 22nd, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
I'm a bad girl and didn't read ALL the previous posts, so I apologize if this is duplicate information!

I get the distinction you're trying to get across between these waves of energy and SAD or mania, since I myself have been around the block or two with psychology. So because of that, I'm just leaving possible psychological explanations out. Seems like they've been covered, anyhow. ;D

I get a similar feeling, and I'm not the only one. I know of three other angelics who experience these "symptoms". I'll list some of the major ones so you can cross-compare.

* Dizziness
* An almost floaty, dreamlike feeling
* Dissociation
* An increase in spiritual energy and sense of spiritual connection
* A feeling of depth, a feeling of being more mature, even "ancient"
* A deep sense of well-being
* Overflowing happiness, almost to the point of tears
* A feeling of dipping in and out of consciousness, while going about normal activities
* Feeling sleepy all of the sudden, not necessarily tired, and not necessrily able to sleep

It's been happening more frequent lately amongst me and the three others; I've gotten it almost nightly the past four nights or so. For us, it's being "called home", so to speak; like there's something that needs to be done or taken care of on the astral (though I have a horrid time remembering!). And the longer you hold out, the more intense the symptoms get...until finally they'll just suddenly disappear completely.

I hope this is of at least a little help!
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 22nd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Yup... that list covers most of them.

dizziness - check
floaty, dreamlike - check
disassociation - check
spiritual energy increase - check
dunno about the depth...
well-being - check
happiness - check
consciousness shifts - check
weird shifts in being sleepy or not - check