The Energy You Radiate
At every moment of our lives, we are radiating our primary feeling out into the space around us. If I were to ask you what your primary feeling is right Now, what would you say? Take a moment and have a look at what is actually happening inside you and how it feels. The reason that this is so important to notice is because, like the sun radiating rays of light into the Universe, our feelings are an energy that shine from our beings like rays from the sun, and effect everyone and everything that comes into our field of Awareness. This 'energetic field' is often referred to as our aura, and it has been proven scientifically to extend about 2 to 3 feet around the entire body, and can even be different colors, depending on everything from our mood to how well we are taking care of ourselves.
I mention this because it is a well know spiritual truth that what we radiate is what we also attract. For instance, if you tend to be predominately loving, positive and joyful, your energetic field will attract more loving and joyful people and circumstances into your life. On the other hand, if you tend to be negatively charged, experiencing unhappiness, frustration and anger at every turn, then you will most likely attract experiences that will give you more of the same. This is actually very good news, because if we wish to live with greater peace and joy for instance, all we have to do is change our inner energy to one of peace and joy, and before we know it, our Life will reflect those feelings back to us. Of course, most people 'believe' that it is the circumstances 'out there' in the world that determine whether we experience our lives with radiant joy and harmony. Yet, this is simply not true; in fact, it is exactly the other way around; when the inner landscape of our lives is tuned to a greater joy and gratitude, the world around us will reflect that feeling back to us through our experiences and circumstances.
In case you're wondering how you can do this, there is an old Taoist technique for changing the energy field of the body into one that radiates light and thus attracts more positive and joyful experiences into our lives. I now offer it to you:
Close your eyes and get the sense of breathing the most powerfully healing and loving Qi (energy) through the entire field of your body - through every inch of skin - down into the marrow of your bones and into every cell. Get the sense you are gathering this energy directly from the Divine Source (the Tao) all around you, and If you like to visualize colors, see it as a golden-yellow color, like the sun. As you breathe this energy in deeply for a count of 4, hold your breath for a count of 4 and then breathe this energy out through every inch of your skin (especially out of your heart) into the space around you. Let it radiate out at least 3 feet in every direction, like the rays of the sun, into your auric field.
Do this breathing for a few minutes twice everyday, either before or after your regular meditation and whenever you feel called to do it. What you just might find is that, as you radiate this loving and healing energy around you; a greater joy, love and abundance will start to flow back to you in equal measure. If you doubt this, give it a try for a week and see what happens. Be like the sun and radiate what you most wish to experience in your life on a regular basis. You might be surprised to find that your life becomes filled with more love, joy and abundance than you know what to do with.