Today I realized that I needed some kind of sub-title to these Blog entires more than just "Blogtemplation Entry" and a date. So I will try to give these some kind of subtitles and hope that helps in clarification as this grows. As I have said from the beginning, this is an experiment and you will get watch me grow and learn. I admit I love the process already!
Please enjoy the new sub-titles.
Next on the agenda per the sub-title Physical Energy, Spiritual Energy and Other Energy!
This past weeked I did something I enjoy, and that is camping, also it was camping with scouts. I noticed that it took a lot of Physical Energy out of me when I woke up this Monday morning. I am further noticing that I am at another energy low, and I can't figure out if that is a Spiritual Energy or an Other Energy.
There is a big reason why I am concerned about this. It is because I have Volunteered myself to attend an Elementary School function for 3 days and 2 nights. I imagine the experience to be much like a Scouting Webeloree, Jamboree, Scout-O-Rama, or other big production mixed with meals, activities, cold nights in sleeping bags, and adrenaline highs and lows throughout. So I have been taking some personal inventory and realized that I only have 2 days till the next event! Thus it brings me to looking at how I will personally refuel, re-energize, re-connect, re-everything myself to be mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for this upcoming 3 day round.
I am drained from the weekend and the realization has been coming to light that I need a power-up feature within myself the next 2 days. So I ask the question about the kinds of energy that exist in the human body, mind, and soul. I am sure that rest and proper nutrition will nurish the physical needs I have, so I believe I can check that box, so long as I follow through on my eating habits and don't give in to too much junk food being back from a weekend of scout camping food.
I thought about how I began to feel after a healthy dinner last night and then this morning, and realized it was much more than just physical energy I needed to regain. So that brings me to Spiritual Energy. I began a little debate in my head, and maybe you can help in your comments to this blog as well. What are those other energies that make up the rest of our human existance and confirm for us that we feel complete, whole, rested, healthy, and mentally/emotionally stable again? When we are at our best, when we know that we can perform the most amazing aspects of ourselves with the highest rate of succcess, what is that energy and how do we replenish it?
Some and even myself, can claim that Spirituality is a big part of it. Others might define it differently, and even within the term of "Spirituality" we have wide range of Religious and Christian beliefs. I have not taken a "Religions of the World" course to go into depth and detail, but I hope I can bring together my readers, without offense, that Spirituality is a rather large umbrella or balloon or choose the metaphor that works best for you that allows any and all beliefs systems to embrace in peaceful co-existance for the purpose of this blogtemplation topic, I'll give you a moment..... (Do you have one? Good!)
So there is this Spiritual Energy that needs to be replenished, what do people do to feed it? Read the right books, recite the right prayer, perform the right breathing and meditative state exercise, the list could go on, correct? I'd like to know how people learn that about themselves and how long it takes to rebuild and regain that energy. If you are so moved, encouraged, empowered, or inspired, please share.
Lastly, I have left an open space for Other Energy. I am but a human being pondering, examining, exploring and intrigued with my own existance, my own strengths and weaknesses, my own wiring, my own blueprint, my own user guide, among other metaphors about living, and I have to admit that there must be additional energies out in the world and universise which I don't understand and can't explain. There must be Other Energies that infuse into my living experience and creates the unique and amazing experience that is living as a human being! So if there is yet another Energy that you are aware of or have read about or experienced, please tell me about that. I am sure that there is something else that, at the moment, I interract with and must have high and low doses of throughout life because I can tell you that I feel something inside when I am more at my best than I have ever been and moments when I am at my least than I have ever been. So call it what you will, but I am willing to allow for an explanation of some common experience that people describe is "just how they are" or "how they are wired", and yet is un-studied, un-documented, or difficult to describe and examine under scientific proceesses.
One thing is for sure at the end of this Blogtemplation; I need to get ALL of those Energies back up to full power and strength by Wednesday morning, bright and early!
Thank you for another journey with me. Please comment and write back, I hope to encourage all of you to write and create community and exploration of ideas. I look forward to anyone's feedback. I'll be putting time into gearing up and filling up my Energies in the mean time, let me know your success stories with your Energy.