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6 Ways to Open Your Life up to Cosmic Energy

cosmic-energyAnna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

As mainstream science starts to more-openly recognize the effectiveness of practices such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and so forth, more of us are learning that we are energetic beings, who must consider how other energies affect our well-being. As believed from an early age by Taoist Masters in China, and later proven by quantum physics, we are all connected; even through the outer reaches of space and time, we are all connected to the “Way” of the cosmos, the Tao.

With this knowledge, it is up to each of us to decide if we want to connect to the flow of this loving energy that surrounds us, or do we ignore it and close ourselves off from it. The cosmic energy will keep flowing, without judgment, either way. If you decide that yes, you want to invite this positive energy into your life and bathe in its abundance, then here are some ideas on how to rekindle your relationship with the cosmos.

1. Assess the Level of Negative Energy within You

Sometimes we don’t even realize how besieged we are with negativity. This can be self-perpetuating and attract wrong situations and wrong people into our lives. To help you assess your level of negative energy, below is a quiz from Christie Sheldon from Find a quiet space and look inside. It all begins with self-awareness.

  • Do you complain? All the time or just sometimes?
  • Do you often discuss what’s wrong in the world more than what’s right? This includes the ‘terrible’ weather, ‘horrible’ traffic, ‘idiotic’ government, ‘lousy’ economy, ‘stupid’ in-laws, etc.
  • Do you criticize? All the time or just certain people?
  • Are you attracted to drama and disaster (can you unglue yourself from the TV when there’s a news story of a disaster and can you avoid getting involved in the lives of dysfunctional celebrities?)
  • Do you blame? All the time or just certain situations?
  • Do you believe that you have no control over most of your results?
  • Do you feel like a victim? Do you talk about people doing things to you?
  • Are you grateful for what is or will you be grateful when things finally start going right for you?
  • Do you feel like things are happening to you? Or do you feel that they are happening through you?

It takes courage to be honest to yourself and accept if you are overly negative. You create your life experiences. The cosmic energy around you will guide you through these experiences, but it is up to you to experience them in gratitude. Along the way, being grateful for what is happening, both the good and the bad, will invite more positive energy into your life.

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. – W. Clement Stone

2. Limit Ego Self-talk that Criticizes and Doubts

Most of us, at some point in life, struggle with the negative thinking and judgment of the self-talking ego-mind – “Nothing good will ever happen to me,” “I could never do that,” “I’ll never find the right job.” At times this ego-mind is loud. Sometimes it can even be harmful – “I’m a horrible person,” “I don’t deserve happiness” – filling you with misguidance and doubt. Without limiting this negative self-talk, you will disengage from the ever-present flow of Qi – cosmic energy – that is available to you. You must take control of your thinking, calm and rebalance your thoughts and reaffirm your bond with the cosmos.

3. Use Affirmations to Free Yourself from Negativity

At times, we have to motivate ourselves daily to face negativity and address its sources – the ego-mind, stressful lives, the crazy world, etc. Here are some ideas for daily affirmations – you can learn the ones that resonate with you and ones that are most relevant to your life, or think of some of your own. Keep them written, visible and say them out loud.

  • What other people say about me is their problem, not mine.
  • I am free to be me.
  • Life isn’t perfect, but I sure is great.
  • It’s okay to have down days.
  • Even when I’m struggling, I have so much to be grateful for.
  • Every experience is just another important lesson.
  • Not everything is meant to stay.
  • Being wrong is the first step to being right.
  • I do not need to hold on to what’s holding me back.
  • My happiness today is simply the result of my thinking.
  • Who I spend quality time with matters.
  • Drama and judgments are a waste of perfect happiness.
  • Most people are judging me far less than it seems.
  • I can make the world a happier place.
  • The work is worth it.


“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

4. Release All Restrictions of the Body/Mind/Spirit

The energies of the Sun, the Earth, the Galaxy and the Cosmos influence us through higher dimensional subtle energies on the physical, etheric and spiritual levels. It is easy for us to get stuck in the physical plane and believe that all that matters is what we experience physically. Yet, our energetic field and our spirit are also communicating with cosmic energy.

By remembering this connection to the greater cosmos in each of the layers of the True Self, encased in our human form, we help open up the line of communication with higher energies of the Universe. And in this, we experience a deeper transformation on all levels – in body, mind, spirit and soul. Practices such as yoga, tai chi and qi gong, although typically used by people for exercise and lowering stress, can help you realize the True Consciousness beyond the fear-based 3D world. Additionally, specific practices that focus on opening up the heart chakra energy center, Anahata, are effective at increasing the heart’s capability to assimilate cosmic energy. These include different types of concentration techniques focused on the heart and reciting the Lotus Sutra.

“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. Cleanse Your External Space

Much of our effort to connect with the cosmic energy flow requires inner focus, some quiet time of reflection and solitude in a safe environment. Here is where cleansing our external living space of negative and stale energy becomes just as important as clearing our inner space.

You often hear ideas such as de-clutter, let go of unneeded stuff and rearrange your furniture to create more space. This is both practical and effective in helping you feel lighter and more positive.

You could consider putting a little more effort into the cleansing process by smudging the areas where you spend most of your time, such as your home, office and car. Smudging allows you to clean out your energetic field, creating space for a new more balanced and healthier you. The process can be kept simple, with only four tools:

  • A bundle of white sage – representing EARTH
  • An Abalone seashell – representing WATER – for catching ash from the sage bundle
  • A feather or feather fan – representing AIR
  • And FIRE for lighting the sage

You can also use bells and chimes, recite mantras or prayers, sprinkle pure salt in the corners of each room, and use natural incense.

Creating a living space with less negative energy is important, but don’t forget to venture outside. Reconnecting to nature while you retreat into a place of stillness, with fewer people, less electromagnetic pollution and no media, can help you open up to the natural flow of the Universe. It gets you to disconnect from your regular pace of life, so you are more in tune with yourself.

When getting out is not an option, consider creating a quiet space where you can retreat during times of introspection and reduce electromagnetic pollution in your home. (See: 7 Ways To Reduce Electrical Pollution In Your Home or Office for ideas)

6. Practice Authentic Meditation

Meditation starts with a short daily practice that for some of us means just relaxing our mind or sitting still. The more meditation one does, the more cosmic energy one receives – this energy will flow through the entire mind/body/spirit of the True Self. With consistency, a meditation practice blossoms into longer and longer stretches with less and less thought, where we become open to the insights of the Universe and gain clarity that enriches our lives.

Here are some practical meditation ideas: 5 Meaningful Methods of Meditation

The process of bringing more cosmic energy into your life will harmonize and balance your connection with the Tao. This is a fundamental relationship and interaction in all of our lives. It is up to us to decide how deeply we want to benefit from this relationship and if we are ready to expand our awareness of it.

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here.

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  • Johan Hendrick

    there are big clues in the ta0 [meaning simply the way]..but is made un-nessirilly complicated by some words from the first few lines..

    [quote]..”..we are all connected
    to the “Way” of the cosmos, the Tao…”

    its almost like its designed to induce confusion [or distrtact from what is a well written proposition]..we need to see the way..[ta0]..reveals the abundance but also has karmic con-sequence ..thus need the way [ta0] be as clear calm collected we want our path..[our way..our be]..

    the way [ta0]..of things is more of the same will be given..thats the karmic way..[sorry thats the karmic ta0]…wink emoticon feel the budda within you smile the ta0 just works better that way ..

    oops that ta0..[way]..greets each according to the look upon your face/./ stick ya toe in the ta0..and on ya way..laughing all the ta0..][laughing all the way]..anyhow good day..the easy ta0 😉 way..happy happy happy ta0.[any-way][any-toe] every ta0*

  • Koolz

    Do not just think positive thoughts live your positive thoughts.
    Your life living at a higher level will bring in more people who are also living at a higher level.

    Do not limit yourself, there are no limits just levels you have to reach.

    Positive energy starts with limiting everything negative around you. This could be people in your life and even on the Internet.

    Do not get caught up on the World Wide, it’s full of Spiders and weavers who create a lot of confusion(babble)

    Love is the highest form of vibration always strive for it!
    Be the Light!
    Great Articles as always.

  • AC

    “Life isn’t perfect, but I sure is great.”
    I sure is great too! lol

  • Remy

    Please realize that meditation is a real method of achieving enlightenment.

    Do not confuse it with mindfulness, which is the daily training of the mind. Men become monks because as they progress on the path it becomes harder to lead a normal life. You cannot go back to lead a normal life until you have reached a somewhat high level. Normal in this sense means a very basic, spartan life. You will slowly drift back and become rough again if you go back to your old behaviours.

    There is actually no love or light or anything. You will realize that there is nothing and everything. You can chant a mantra but that’s not enough. You cannot visualize your way to it. That is why the best english translation is the word ‘Realize’.

    You need to train your mind and your body. You need to have a good teacher who can tell you what is happening or you may lose your mind. You need your mind until you are enlightened. It is the boat you use to cross the river. Once you have cross it, you don’t need it anymore.

    There are also deep focus meditations when done for long periods of time, ‘things’ will happen. That’s why you need a good master to explain what is happening.

    For everyday life, you must begin by realizing your emotions and see them clearly, why and how. Then you move on more refined emotions as much as your understanding allows. Why is your mind behaving this or that way. The more you reflect, the more you realize, the more your mind will be calm. After that do some meditation by observing your breath. Soon you will realize that you are not the one breathing, your body is. Then you will see that the mind is not you but a function, like a program with many processes running all the time.

    Unfortunately as I am not yet enlightened, I cannot tell you what it is like.

    Have a great New Year!

    • popoku

      Don’t want to offend you, however, instead of following what others have said, written, and taught, you may want to examine “who” seeks the truth–most likely you will say it is You. Then, question who this person (who you consider yourself) really is. Are you frail and soon-to-be-dead physical body and your mind filled with billions of information bits? Is there something in you beyond your physical body and your limited mind? If you cannot find it, pay attention to the “force” that sustains your life, makes you breathe, controls your blood flow, regulates your heart rate, enables you to be aware, and helps you accessing insights. What is this force? Is there a huge distance between this force and yourself, or this force is actually embedded in your being? Furthermore, can this force be “real” you instead of the person you accept as yourself? If you will arrive at a point where you accept this force as your True Self, and treat soon-to-be older-version of you as your “infantile, unaware ego self,” you will achieve Enlightenment. When you are totally enlightened, no questions, inner conflicts, and the need to meditate will remain. Because at that point, you would have truly overcome the limitations and illusions of the 3D matrix.

  • HealthyEgo

    When using affirmations, it is imperative in refraining from using the words “not” and “no,” because these are interpreted as negative by the subconscious mind – the source of virtually all undesirable programming. So, when you recite the line: “What other people say about me is their problem, not mine,” the subconscious mind will feebly interpret (and ironically reinforce) that ‘what other people think about me is my problem.’ In essence, focus and affirm what you wish for in life rather than on what you find undesirable.

    And if you wish to make affirmations more effective, skip using language altogether because the subconscious mind communicates using symbols. Picture in the mind instead a scene that holds what you truly wish for in life. In a process called reframing, past experiences of pain and trauma may be seen in the mind as they actually were (opportunities to heal) instead of the reality of pain and suffering that was pre-determined by dysfunctional programming.

  • Nicola

    I have a quick question…….someone quite special to me gave me an abalone shell as a gift once, but unfortunately it broke in transit on their way back from holiday. Would it affect the energy negatively if I superglued it back together?!
    Thank you.

  • Meter

    This is an excellent article!

    On negativity, I find Eckhart Tolle’s advice to become the watcher of oneself to be very effective. Just become aware of what’s going on inside you, thoughts and emotions, consciously allowing them. Often negativity is rooted in deep pain, so attempts to merely force it to be positive won’t work. You don’t need to analyze or fix it. Just the light of your gentle attention will begin to heal it, and allow the pain to surface. Just be with it, consciously. Be present.

    I find your view of cosmic energy a little muddled. To me, energy (light) is neither positive nor negative, nor is it ‘good’ of itself. It’s all a question of what you choose to ‘do’ with the energy. This is where will becomes vital.

    One can become very powerful through awareness and energy manipulation, yet at the same time become morbid, deranged, and greedy. Light doesn’t care – it will do whatever you choose. Love is that which modulates one’s use of this cosmic energy. You can’t just leave it on automatic. You must choose. What do you wish to create? Who do you wish to be now? We are (totally free) creators, and it’s very possible to create disasters by merely seeking to open to more energy.

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