NEXT091 Energy Surfing

Posted on : 23-10-2011 | By : Lynn | In : Communication

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Energy surfing is a term I coined to explain what it is that we are experiencing when we meet, connect and build friendships and relationships with each other on line.  I’ve written about this a lot because how can you help but not “feel” the energy that is transpiring between you and another person via the simple medium of electronics…whatever electronics you are using to communicate.

It’s hard to explain to someone what that feeling of energy surfing is if they’re not already open to the many ways that we humans experience energy already.  I had quite a back and forth conversation with one of the people who responded to a similar topic I had posted asked on LinkedIn. Where he was coming from, if I understood him correctly, was that the energy that I was talking about feeling was coming from me and my perceptions.  Granted, he had a point because we’re always at the mercy of our own perceptions and feelings but what I was unable to communicate to him was that intangible connection-energy that can happen on-line with two or more people that is a partnership of energies.

Let it be said too, that when I first began heavily using email communication back and forth I stumbled into some not so fun exchanges with family members and close friends because of what was being lost in the written communication.  During one such exchange several years ago, my husband had to tell me over and over again to STOP EMAILING WITH THAT PERSON. Nothing was going to get resolved in our gritty, jerky email exchanges.  What I wonder now is if what I was experiencing was another dimension of feeling the energy of a particular family dynamic that has always been around—in action.  Brrrr, like the little snow man would say when telling the story of Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer.

With time, I’ve learned how to catch a wave of the emotions of myself and others as I write back and forth on LinkedIn, FaceBook, blogging and various social media communiques.   One of the fascinating aspects of gaining confidence of the intuitive abilities that I have always known is that with more connections and dare I say, shhh, ….love…., that I feel I am less inclined to need some of the kinds of attention that I used to pine for from others to let me know that I am alright.  Insert major flights of anxiety and low self esteem here.

Sure, lots of therapy and recovery from addictions and all kinds of spiritual spelunking has helped me to mature, there’s no doubt about that. But what I’m talking about is finally feeling like what used to be this bottomless pit inside of unmet needs, is being met.  Last night I went to the Texas Book Festival Authors’ Party with my good friend Nettie Reynolds of the Hartsock Agency which was held at the ab fab home of Eddie Safady.  All I had to drink was sparkling water and I felt so at home among the writers.  I didn’t feel less than because I haven’t published my book yet (which I am writing now!) and so enjoyed mingling and connecting with some of my writer friends who I really have gotten to know better because of chatting back and forth on Facebook.

I have to say though, even with all the great energy surfing that I am experiencing today I still am not at the mercy of my cellphone or the computer. I get on and “mingle in the spheres” when I want to and get off and enjoy my reality on this holodeck that I call my life today.   That’s probably one of the keys to being able to energy surf is to be able to rest up from it and restore your energy between surfs.

Do you notice the energy going on around you today?  If you surf it, how do you catch a good wave?

 

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DINK #199 What Is Your Genius?

Posted on : 05-10-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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All of us have our own “genius” surely you know that it’s just that some of us have genius that is really, really obvious (like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein) and others have a quiet genius but it is no less a genius it’s just exhibited in a different way.

If we examine genius, what does it mean? According to Dictionary.com the first four definitions are as follows:

1. an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.: the genius of Mozart.

2. a person having such capacity.

3. a person having an extraordinarily high intelligence rating on a psychological test, as an IQ above 140.

4. natural ability or capacity; strong inclination: a special genius for leadership.

So if we gauge genius on intellect alone then I guess that knocks out a good percentage of us but if we looked at genius in terms of “an exceptional natural capacity of being who you are better than anyone else can be” than couldn’t it be argued that you would be a genius of being you?

Dictionary.com has a fifth definition for genius, which is:

5. distinctive character or spirit, as of a nation, period, or language.

That could support the premise that if you had the capacity of being who you are better than anyone else than you had a distinctive character, right?

If each one of us is born into this life with our own spark of genius, what is yours? What is the one thing that you can do better than anyone else because it is you and you are doing it? It may be something that you can think of or do so naturally that it doesn’t even occur to you that, that is your genius because surely if it comes to you so easily then it must come to a multitude of other people that easily as well, right? Perhaps, but more than likely, no.

So what sparked this conversation about genius tonight? Just got back from watching the movie about Mark Zuckerberg and FaceBook, “The Social Network”. Wow. The whole idea of the social network was right there in front of everyone and a few had made some stabs at some sns but not a FB. I love it when a genius can manifest what was an idea out of thin air and make it happen. Mozart did it when he composed his symphonies, and on and on and on. Symphonies to Mozart is like programming to Zuckerberg is like ? to you? Maybe you won’t make 25 Billion dollars from manifesting your genius, maybe you won’t even make a dollar but there will be an even exchange of energy coming back to you—I believe that is universal law.

What is sitting right in front of you or right beside you that is asking for your attention?

Has your genius been realized yet?The Social Network

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DINK #132 Social Networking to Meet Interesting People

Posted on : 02-08-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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All throughout today, I’ve had the most interesting conversations with many people from around the world who I have never seen in real life. The two SNS I use most are Facebook and LinkedIN. If you’re reading this note while it’s posted as a note in Facebook before i post it as a WordPress Blog into my website (www.sacredpathcoaching.com/blog) then you probably already know how Facebook works and have your own preferences as to how you want to utilize it.

Although I use Facebook for both personal and professional reasons the over arching precedent is business. I’ve been sober now for many years and have been around the planet long enough that I won’t be posting any photos that I wouldn’t show the CEO of a company much less my favorite Aunt Susie. For me, it’s been fun to get to know people whom I’ve met but don’t have an opportunity to visit with very much other than on Facebook. Where else would I get to see the beautiful sunrise photos of the beach that my friend who is the Chief Marketing Officer at a well regarded eco-friendly marketing company had posted earlier in the day? Sure, I get the occasional plethora of postings by someone who thinks it is great fun to tell everyone all the little animals they have in Farmville who need feeding but I just slide my cursor over to the right side of their post and “hide” it to get rid of the clutter.

As to LinkedIn, I signed up on it 3-4 years ago strictly as a business networking arena and have been pleasantly surprised by all the friends I have made along the way. So far, I’ve had some coaching clients as a result of LI but not as many as I would like to have. I keep up with LI because of the camaraderie and the great advice/suggestions that I’ve received over the years. This is definitely a site that offers me the opportunity to make friends from all over the world. I love it because of the different viewpoints and opinions that people share.

The final site that I enables me to meet interesting people is Blog Talk Radio where I have a show called “Hope 42 Day”. Once a week I interview various authors, entrepreneurs, leaders, thinkers, and “Hope Ambassadors” from across the world. Today was no exception when I interviewed Author David Heenan who is a trustee of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the nation’s largest landowners, as well as visiting professor at Georgetown University. David was formerly the Chairman and CEO of Theo H. Davies & Co, the North American holding company for the Hong Kong-based multinational Jardine Matheson. Trust me, David’s resume is wide and extensive. I enjoyed our interview immensely and glad that someone with David Heenan’s breadth and reach takes time out in his life to research and write books such as “Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours” which is his seventh book that examines the lives of ten extraordinary people who overcame great adversity in their personal or professional lives by applying winning strategies that guided them out of the darkness of near-defeat and into the light of success. Besides all that, David has an excellent speaking voice. Must have something to do with his roots as a Marine.

I use social networking to meet and get to know interesting people. I also use it to inspire people to find hope and success in their lives. I’m still a work in progress getting in here and figuring this all out and how it works. I do have enough of my diplomat/political father in me that I know that we need to be very aware of what we are putting out there for all the world to see and read about us because once it is out there, there isn’t a way that I know of to make it all go away.

For today, I’m grateful for the connections that social networking provides me and I hope you get connected as well.

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