Whether you are aware of it or not, you are influencing people, events, and circumstances in the world.
I don't take my ability to influence others and outcomes to my actions for granted and I don't think you should either. We are influencing each other and have an impact on everything around us with our words, thoughts and actions.
John Kehoe states that "All physical reality is made up of vibrations of energy. Your thoughts, too, are vibrations of energy. This is not a concept or theory, but rather the startling new reality that quantum physics now reveals to us. Your thoughts have a powerful influence; they affect what happens to you. To know this is to know something great."
How we show up in the world is energetically broadcast and received by others, just like a radio tower sends out radio signals and receives them. If you are unhappy, anxious, stressed and don't feel you are living the life you want to live, you are in a low energy. You can read more about energy and quantum physics here.
As a student of spirituality and humanness, coach and teacher, I pay a lot of attention to perception and influence.
I see a vast number of people who are clueless of their influence and power over others, or who are wounded, feel invisible or think they don't have anything to offer. But, you are not invisible or powerless!
You CAN change and YOU DO MATTER!
You can make your life count and leave a legacy of influence. You can make a difference and leave this world a better place.
We are in this world together, not separate; we are all energetically connected, nobody exists in isolation.
Start living your life by asking yourself, "What do I want to influence or inspire in this world?"
Peace, love, possibility, community, happy children, creativity, hope, health, healthy planet, new technology...
And remember what you think, say, and do at this moment will influence others and the world around you from that time on. In her book "Branded for Life" Ellen Looyen writes: "Of all the sources of influence, your state of mind is the one instantly felt by others; and it affects all other sources of influence... Thoughts and feelings are expressed outwardly in words, tone, and non-verbal cues. Becoming aware of your innermost thoughts is the first way to turn around any negative thinking or insecurity." Are you adding to or depleting your life?
Where do you start the shift in your energy towards the positive?
Here are 3 steps you can take to start your legacy of positive energy in the world.
1. Start by positively influencing yourself by making positive choices in your life.
This sounds simple but can be the hardest step. One positive choice could be to start surrounding yourself with people, events, and conversations that are uplifting and inspiring to you.
Seek out music and art, spiritual communities, nature, teachers, and books that positively influence you. Stop watching Horror films and disaster movies, stop gossiping and complaining, walk away from people who try to unload negatively on you. Meditate. Use your intuition to guide you in your choices.
Just as you can influence others, you are responsible for your actions, beliefs and thoughts.
Energy is contagious, so your environment is important to supporting your choices.
Get yourself around others who can influence you to grow in a positive direction.
2. Be that which you wish to create in the world.
If you want love, be loving (to yourself first and then to others)
If you want peace, find your peace within and then live it.
If you want a healthy planet, start with your own health.
This evolves in steps, just start where you are right now. Ask yourself, "How can I love myself more, at this moment?"
3. Start owning your energy and your influence.
You have power and influence and it is up to you to do something with it.
Your past experiences don't limit you from making new choices and having a voice, taking positive actions, connecting with others, or creating possibilities. ONLY YOU DO!
Ask yourself, "What belief or reality can I eliminate that is keeping me from acknowledging my power?"
It may be hard to hear, but you are doing yourself and all of us a disservice staying in this lower energy, instead of showing up so magnificently as YOU! Shining your light and creating what wants to be expressed by you influences us all to do the same.
We end up empowering each other rather than influencing powerlessness.
The only thing standing between you and your impact in the world is you!
Don't waste your time or ours believing any different any longer.
It doesn't take a lot; it just takes a thought, a shift, and a choice to show up differently.
It requires that you become more conscious of your influential power and let go of your old, negative reality while learning and growing.
We all impact each other all the time.
Please read & leave a legacy of your positive influence in the world.
To your Magnificent Influence!