05 January 2014

The Energy of Cities

Adelaide - the city in which I reside
A view over the Torrens River
A belated happy new Gregorian calendar year to everyone.  May this new year, which equates to the number "7" (an introverted and somewhat mystical number in esoteric numerology) bring you wealth, happiness, and most important of all, peace.

The reasons for the delay in blogging have been many fold - work, preparing and running various coven events, writing obligations, re-editing and formatting the manuscript for Dancing the Sacred Wheel for it to be re-released this year, and even formatting the manuscript of my second book.  On top of all this, LunaNoireCreations has recently opened on Etsy, with more stock to be added over the coming months.
Quite a busy and somewhat exhausting time, especially for an urban dweller where, according to some, just living amongst the cement and high rises can be draining enough without the easily assessable "energy storehouse" of the countryside.  However, as Madisyn Taylor from Daily Om reminds us, the cities in which we live actually do have their own energy which we can tap into to revitalise us - all it takes is a shift in how we perceive things.
Peace within Adelaide-Himeji Gardens
Living Streets - The Energy of Cities
by Madisyn Taylor
Living in large cities can be draining,
but there are steps that can be taken to make it all work in harmony.
The cities we reside in have souls. Our cities consume, create, evolve, and breathe much in the same way Mother Nature does. Each city is unique, defined not only by the individuals who call it home but also by the energy it exudes. Some cities are suffused by an aura of unshakable calm while others seem continually frenetic, even during the early morning hours. Many inspire creativity within us or arouse our curiosity. A city’s energy is dependent on many factors, including the geography, the people, the industry, and the culture. Residing in a city full of warehouses and factories feels very different than one living in one populated by artists and museums. Some cities elevate the soul while others seem to squash it, and fate may lead us to either.
Adelaide Gardens
If the urban centre you presently call home feels oppressive or robs you of your vitality, consider relocating to a locale that is more nurturing. You may find that leaving your city is an impossibility, however, if circumstances in your life compel you to remain or the universe has plans for you that involve your staying put.
To cope with the stress of working and playing in an environment you have an aversion to, first ask yourself how the city you live in makes you feel. Then take steps to cleanse your home, your work spaces, and your life of the energy that is dragging you down. Try smudging your personal and professional spaces with sage or sweetgrass to dispel negativity. Keeping a quartz crystal on or near your person can ensure that there is always positive, loving energy nearby that you can draw from when you feel affected by your city. And you can do your part to promote widespread good energy by sending love and white light from your heart out into the city each morning and night.
As you become increasingly aware of the way your city makes you feel, you can refine your cleansing efforts to meet your individual needs. If you seek out others who feel driven to purify your city’s energy flow, your combined efforts can become a larger movement that promotes healing and goodwill. You may find that, after a time, you are gradually drawn to those aspects of your locale that energize you, helping you come back into balance.

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