Learn to Create Your Best Life Through the Art of Managing Energy

Quantum physics tells us that everything in the universe is made up of energy.  What differentiates a boulder from a flower is the different vibrational frequencies of their energies.  Intangibles such as thoughts, words and feelings also have their own unique energies and vibrational frequencies.  This fundamental universal law is the key to building your best life.

We have all experienced this.  Have you ever seen a movie that had a very heavy, tragic theme and then you notice that the heavy energy of that film sticks with you for hours or even days?  Do you have a certain friend that you always pick up the phone and call when you are having a bad day because you know you can count on them to make you laugh and help lift you into a better mental space?  That is the kind of energy we are talking about here.  It is real, and you can feel it affect your mood, thoughts and emotions.

One of my favorite illustrations of this concept is the work of Masaru Emoto.  His well-known experiments with water crystals are a fantastic visual example of these intangible energies.  For a quick introduction to his work, I like to refer my clients to his children’s book, which provides a beautiful overview in just 20 illustrated pages.  You can access that book at this URL (which is much better viewed on a big screen): https://www.slideshare.net/lindsaylovebottle/the-childrens-book-pdf-presentation.

In his book: The Message From Water, he states that, “spoken words have vibration”.  Then he goes on to demonstrate how both the spoken and the written word can alter the crystalline structures in the water.  This connection between human consciousness and the ability to affect matter was also covered extensively in the documentaries:  The Secret, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, and I Am.  I highly recommend all three of those films.

These works clearly demonstrate the power of thoughts and words.  When someone is going through a hard time, we often say, “My thoughts and prayers are with you”.  Even if you are an atheist, you can send positive words and thoughts to a person who is dealing with a traumatic event and it does help; it does make a difference.  The references that I have listed clearly demonstrate that fact.

When we become aware of how powerful words are and the impact they have on those around us, it raises the bar on our responsibility to choose our words with care and consciousness.  We need to pay better attention to what we say, and make sure it is in alignment with what we want to create.  Do we put others or ourselves down with labels such as:  fat, lazy, scatterbrained, etc.?  Watch out for trap phrases like these examples:  “That kills me when he does that”, “I’ll buy that today and worry about where the money is coming from later”, or “That will kill two birds with one stone”.  Take a closer look at the words in those phrases.  We think we are just illustrating a point, but what energy do the words “kill” and “worry” carry?  Think about cussing.  We have become a society where curse words filter into our ordinary conversations with great regularity.  It’s interesting to consider that they were long ago labeled “curse” words.  It seems that when that description originated, people were aware of the potency those words carry.  Yet now they are used with a frequent disregard for the energy and negative power they wield.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the dampening effects of watching a heavy movie can linger for hours or even days afterwards.  Keep this in mind when you make choices about your leisure time activities.  Think about your choices for television viewing.  If you choose violent action shows, courtroom dramas, boxing matches and medical emergency shows, you are bringing a lot of tension energy into your space.  If you finish out each evening with the nightly news, you are taking in a lot of upsetting information just before you plan to get a restful night’s sleep.  That is not a good combination.  Also consider what messages are expressed in the music you listen to.

We often float through our days on autopilot.  We have developed certain habits that we repeat over and over again without question.  We speak certain phrases or words without thinking twice about them.  If you are ready to create your best life, it is time to step out of the autopilot mode and into conscious living.  Watch your words, and know that they have great power.  Choose words that generate positivity.  Spend your time with people who are uplifting and fun.  And choose leisure time activities that raise your vibrational frequency.  As you create a better energy space for your own life, know that it also benefits everyone you come into contact with throughout the day.  Energy is real, and it is contagious!

Bring the Healing Qualities of Nature Indoors


How many living houseplants do you have in your home or office?  If your answer is zero, you are missing out on an important opportunity to improve your health and raise the vibrational frequency of your space.

According to an EPA study, “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.”

Many things contribute to indoor air pollution:  mold, flame retardants and other chemicals added to furniture and mattresses, paints, stains, formaldehyde used in pressed wood products, household cleaners, personal care products (such as hair sprays, nail polishes, etc.), carpets are treated with stain resisting chemicals,  and so much more.

Household plants are a natural air filter for your indoor environments.  They help to reduce the harmful irritants in your air.  While they are not a total solution, they are definitely a helpful tool to utilize when you are actively working to improve your air quality.  Plants also increase the amount of oxygen in the room.  This can help to increase mental alertness during the day and improve your sleep quality at night.

Feng Shui is the Chinese art of placement, which focuses on improving the Chi (life force) in an environment.  Living plants are great enhancers of a room’s Chi.  It is important to note that keeping plants in your home after they have died has the opposite effect and can significantly reduce the life force of your space.  So it is important to give plants attention and care to keep them thriving, and to swiftly remove plants that have died.

Many people feel that they do not have a green thumb and that it is pointless to try growing anything.  It doesn’t need to be such a daunting task.  First, you have to choose your plants wisely (with the help of an informed nursery employee).  Make sure you buy a plant that is compatible to the amount of light your space provides.  There are plenty of plants that grow in all categories of light (low, medium and bright).  Second, look for plants that require watering once a week.  High maintenance plants that require frequent watering are not a good choice for those who are not interested in gardening.  Finally, consider purchasing self-watering pots for your plants.  It is more expensive in the upfront costs, but it may save you money and stress in the long run.

For weekly watering, it is best to pick a specific time each week when you know you are usually at home (or at the office).  Set a calendar reminder to go off each week to prompt you.  If you have problems with either over or under watering even when you do remember the task, then the self-watering pots are your best choice.  The brand that I like to use is Tournesol.  They don’t sell directly to consumers, but you can look up on their website “Where to buy”.  Typically, you only need to fill the reservoir in the pot every two weeks.  The technology allows the plant to draw the water as needed which completely avoids the over/under watering problem.  I have had plants live as long as 10 years in these pots.

And besides all of that…plants add beauty to your space!


Laura Gordon is a certified life and wellness coach and a member of the Medical Medium Practitioner Support Service.  She is not a physician and is not trained in any way to provide medical diagnosis, medical treatment, psychotherapy, or any other type of medical advice.  Product links are provided for your convenience. Laura Gordon is not affiliated with these companies, nor does she receive any commissions for providing these links.

Lend a Helping Hand

Helping hand

One of the most gratifying things we can do with our time is volunteering to help another.  There are so many benefits you will derive when you become a volunteer:  It feels great to make someone else’s life a little brighter.  It’s food for the soul.  It is an opportunity to use your own gifts and talents in ways that you may not be able to express in your regular job.  Being appreciated for all that you do is very uplifting.  When you see other people’s challenges, it really helps to put your own life and problems into perspective.  And, it fulfills the basic human need to know that you have made a difference in the world, that you will be remembered for doing something that truly mattered.

The first thing you need to do is decide what you have a passion for or what special talents you have that you could utilize in helping others.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities through non-profit organizations such as working with hospice, a women’s shelter, a homeless shelter or food bank, animal rescue centers, etc.  Figure out what cause calls to you the most.  Do you like working with children, animals, the elderly, out in nature?  It doesn’t matter whether you can donate your time weekly, monthly, or only a few times a year.  It all counts.

Volunteering to help others doesn’t have to be through an organized agency.  Maybe you have someone in your own neighborhood who is in need.  You could visit a homebound neighbor and just sit and have a conversation with them.  You could offer to cook a meal for someone who is going through a hard time.  You could offer free babysitting help to a frazzled single parent on your street.  The possibilities are endless.

Even if you are at a point in your life where you don’t have a moment to spare, you can still get into the spirit of giving in ways that don’t take any time at all.  Never underestimate the gift of treating people with kindness, or the power of a smile.  You can make someone’s day with the smallest of gestures.  In some cases, it might be the only kind-heartedness they experience that day.

One of my passions is helping children.  For a few years I volunteered at a local children’s shelter one morning a week.  One day, a new little boy who was about 4 years old arrived at the shelter.   The shelter kept clothes in various sizes for all of the children who were housed there, but they didn’t supply shoes.  The children would just have whatever pair they had on when they arrived.  This particular little boy, I will call Timmy, had tennis shoes with laces that had been broken in many places and then they were knotted back together.  They had become so short from all of the knots that they no longer could lace through all of the holes.  As a result, whenever he tried to run and play with the other children, he kept stepping right out of his shoes and had to stop and slide them back on.   I made a mental note to pick up a new pair of shoelaces at the store that week.

Sure enough, when I returned a week later for my shift, Timmy’s shoes were still in that dilapidated state.  I called him over to me and had him sit down and take off his shoes so that I could string his new shoelaces for him.  His eyes just kept getting wider and wider as I worked on his shoes.  He asked me where I got the laces, and I told him I picked them up at the store for him.  Once I had the shoes laced up and back on his feet, I told him that now he could run and play with the kids and not worry about losing his shoes.  He looked up at me with a huge smile and said, “I love you!”, and ran off to play.  The shoelaces only cost a dollar or two.  But the impact they had on that little boy’s day was priceless!  It truly is better to give than to receive!