Blocking The Flow of Energy from God

Father Richard Rohr writes, “Sins are fixations that prevent the energy of life, God’s love, from flowing freely.”

Ever since I was young and exploring science I gravitated toward physics rather than biology. From an early age I learned about energy as a building block of the universe and of life.

When I teach young people to become soccer referees, I like to teach energy. As in, show energy, expend energy, appear energetic. I do not like to see sports officials appear lethargic and disinterested.

When we look at our lives, we need to develop habits that increase our energy. We need to eat the right foods (good proportion of healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein), train our physical bodies, get good sleep.

Then there is the spiritual source of energy. We can train the physical self, but there is another source of psychic energy that flows from God that helps us wake up and be alive to the day’s experiences.

We cultivate that through daily morning meditation, contemplation, and prayers. Getting in touch with the Creator of us all. Letting the energy of the Holy Spirit flow into and through us—just like Jesus’ example of being the grape vine and we the branches allowing the life force to flow through us into the fruit we bear.

Ian Morgan Cron writes in The Road Back to You about getting out of our own way. We can let worries, emotions, negative people, bad habits all block that flow of energy. With some self-awareness, we can get out of our own way and stop blocking God’s energy from flowing.

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