Article by Eve Sengkeo
Don’t you love it when a streak of favorable events happen? From that job promotion to all the traffic lights turning green right before you reach the intersection, life can’t be scripted any better.
Each time a windfall of events occur, I’ve always wondered if there is a way to continue that momentum of positive “energetic flow”. Since change is a constant in life, having consistently good hair days to unexpected store discounts will naturally ebb and flow.
But there are certainly many ways to maintain that momentum of a windfall in the midst of life changes. Sure there are going to be rough days, if not weeks and months, here and there, but what if those time periods were far shorter?
Let’s focus on one of the many ways Reiki energy can help to shorten those rough periods in order to maintain the momentum of favorable events. To start, energy flows where the mind goes. Reiki practitioners or not, we all have the ability to choose our thoughts, thereby commanding our energy.
Accordingly, managing our perception is key, especially when everything in life seems relative. A simple way to command our energy is to stop comparing ourselves to others. Doing so can allow Reiki energy to work with the law of attraction. How so? Allowing Reiki energy to flow more freely through our chakras, we are able to raise our vibrations to attract who and what into our lives.
For instance, last week my youngest cousin, Kate and her boyfriend got engaged. It was wonderful news but I’ll be honest, I was initially very jealous. Since we were little, I’ve always compared myself to her as she was the closest in age to me.
After hearing the news of Kate’s engagement, my thoughts bounced from how my boyfriend and I were dating for a longer period than Kate and her fiance to wondering why things always seemed to come so easy for her, from looks to brain to her many natural talents.
When my best friend Jill came over that night, I’m embarrassed to admit that I, a corporate manager almost in her mid-30s, did the ugly cry. I started going down the rabbit hole of “why is life so unfair” to declaring that I was not going to Kate’s wedding in order to avoid relatives asking when I’m going to get married.
Jill got it. In our circle of friends, we are all in our 30’s and interestingly enough, my circle of friends are not married and all have younger siblings who are married with children.
As millennials are marrying later in life, I still felt so alone on this path. After calming down and much reflection, my mood lifted within an hour. How? I brought things into perspective.
Did I want to be married today? No. My boyfriend and I have so much going on in our personal and professional lives that the ideal time would be in two years when we will be living in the same city.
And the most important aha factor? I needed to stop comparing apples to oranges. Throughout my life, I thought that I was comparing apples to apples. What can be closer than blood relatives’ right? Wrong.
I’m here in this lifetime to learn lessons that will help to grow my soul. Lessons include compassion, patience, forgiveness, and selflessness. Each person has his or her own life lessons to learn as well and in different life categories, be it in the category of finance, health, career, love, etc. We’re all here to learn how to be better people and souls.
Therefore, regardless of blood or any grounds of commonalities, anytime I’m comparing myself to Kate, a work colleague, or celebrity, it’s never going to be comparing apples to apples because we are here to learn different lessons in different life categories.
Sure, it’s natural to compare yourself to others. But the next time you’re on Facebook scrolling through your college friends’ photos of bliss, take a step back if those feelings of jealousy creep up. Recognize that you are likely comparing apples to oranges, which isn’t a fair comparison by any standards.
By keeping things in perspective, you allow Reiki energy to work with the law of attraction. When we raise our vibrations to match the frequency of where we want to be in our life, we are able to see and feel positive shifts moving in that direction so much more quickly. This also allows for the momentum of favorable events to continue as those “off” moments won’t last very long as soon as your perspective changes. Regardless of the changes occurring around you or in your life, you can always change the way you look at things.
If you can’t seem to get out of that funk, even if you weren’t going down that rabbit hole of comparison, ask yourself, “What is the lesson that I can learn from this?” There’s always a silver lining even if you don’t see it right away!
Eve Sengkeo loves helping others achieve mind, body and spiritual wellness. As a Reiki Master, she inspires people through writing about her setbacks, comebacks, and all the lessons learned in between.