Spreading the light – sharing positivity in simple ways
In fact it’s very simple to do and has measurable effects which are helpful for our physical bodies, let alone the spiritual, mental or emotional energies.
Sharing positivity and spreading the light comes from…where?
In the West we are often programmed to spend most of our time in mental activity and using our brains…that is, specifically in the left cortical hemisphere. See this TEDx talk from Joseph Riggio, one of my mentors, in Greece for a deeper (and very simple) explanation.
If you have ever attended a spiritual workshop or some other kind of personal development program, then you may have experienced exercises which work on opening our heart areas and other energy systems, as well as working with what we think or say.
This is because IMHO most spiritual teachers and personal development coaches are interested in getting you out of your head and back into your body. That’s it.
Whatever exercises you do, whatever meditations you sit through, whatever the program…the practitioner will succeed if you have a deeper experience of being present, ‘in the now’, that is, in the body.
Spreading the light is actually very simple yet sometimes sometimes seems so complex – be in your body!
As Joseph says in his video, there is only so much light and energy in the left cortical hemisphere…there is much, much more if we include the heart and ultimately the other body systems, plus our ability to generate energy through movement and dance.
You don’t have to be Rudolf Nureyev to do this or give up your day job and go prancing down the street, but your body, mind and soul will benefit from moving more in some way or other and you will feel more positive and be spreading the light as a result.
Some people just make us feel good to be around, generally because they are very present and are spreading the light by simply being that – not taking from us, or being a ‘downer’, or creating drama so we will pay attention to them, just simply focusing on the light inside and broadcasting that.
Here’s some simple ways to be in the body and actively be spreading the light by being more present
- Walk barefoot outside at least once a day. It can be for just 5 minutes if you are short on time! There’s an old American Indian proverb (and I’m paraphrasing) that a man shall go mad if he doesn’t walk barefoot outside at least once a day, or as James Kavanaugh says
I was born to catch dragons in their dens
And pick flowers
To tell tales and laugh away the morning
To drift and dream like a lazy stream
And walk barefoot across sunshine days.
– – – – James Kavanaugh “Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights”
- Take a moment to connect with the body overtly. My preferred method is Autogenics, where simple affirmations are used to connect us with our bodies using a meditative effect. An example of this would be “My left arm is warm and heavy” said three times three. Simply sit quietly, feet on the floor, breathe, relax, and say these words in your mind. You will soon become aware of your arm and other body parts!
- Write about or remember out loud a person, situation or circumstance that made you feel a powerful wave of gratitude or commit to an act of gratitude. The frequency of gratitude is a whole body experience so that will kick you back out of your head if need be. If you’d like to be more active about this, head over to Oprah’s OWNTV Facebook Page and follow the instructions for pressing the ‘Gratitude Button‘, you’ll be spreading the light for sure! You’ll find out more about why it makes your body feel so good on that page. Here’s a short video from Oprah’s team about the health benefits of gratitude.
What are some of your favorite ways to make sure you are in your body, get positive and be spreading the light?
We all feel negative or down sometimes. I’ve learned some energy tools and methods which help me to be more conscious and be in a place where I am spreading the light rather than being down.
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I’d also love to hear the ways that you find help you flip from the negative to the positive frame and that shift you into spreading the light.