June 24th, 2010

When I was in spinning class recently, I felt like I was working hard enough to generate enough energy to run a hair dryer or a lamp. Or maybe even recharge the battery on my cell phone. A little whimsy to keep me from whimpering in pain.  And then I  thought how it would be even better if I could send the energy I was generating out to people I know who are in trouble. I visualized neon electrical ribbons flowing out and recharging them with the power to change their lives, to get up every day and go out into a world that is beating them down, to generate more faith in themselves. My energy would simply be overflowing into their lives from afar, but without the onus of rescue, enabling, codependency, guilt or the fireworks that result when I try to intervene or control. When I was spinning that day, I was doing good things for my body, but I was also thinking of the ones I love, willing them to keep pedaling, keep breathing, keep trying, keep safe.

5 Responses to “Spinergy”

  1. Jacquie says:

    I thought I alone did this.

  2. nikki says:

    Maybe everyone in the whole spinning class is doing it!

  3. Molly says:

    I love the idea of harnessing personal energy in this way. The next time my mind begins to whir its way into an electrical storm at some ungodly hour of the night, I now know how to lasso and redirect that power surge!

  4. christina says:

    I’ve thought this too… and agree with Molly.. what a cool thought…

  5. Jennifer says:

    Your words have this power, too! I always feel inspired and gain strength from reading this blog. 🙂

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