SHINE … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans
© 2012 Tonya M. Evans [adapted from her post at wisdominthewhisper.com]
January 15, 2012
All life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment. We are all beaming little signals like radio frequencies, and the world is responding in kind.
On Super Soul Sunday (OWN) this morning Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series interview of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor re-aired. During the interview, Taylor described her stroke experience and the profound awareness she learned in the process. She was a 37-year-old, Harvard-educated brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke in the left part of her brain.
The story is beautifully chronicled in her book My Stroke of Insight.
Essentially she had a massive hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain, the side that controls thought, learning, rote functions and all of the egoic thoughts with which we ordinarily identify. What remained was the intuitive, emotional, sensory “big picture” functioning of the right hemisphere of her brain.
Yet, at all times she remained aware that she was alive and connected; both a part of and wholly made of a loving, cooperative system of organisms working together for her good, her peace, her existence.
She was also acutely aware of the role energy played in her wellness and recovery. Even when she was unable to bathe or feed herself early on, she was intuitively aware of the energies of those people assigned to her care and those who came to visit. She knew when people were showing up in love and empathy and when others were “somewhere else” and just going through the motions. She knew when she was being seen and heard and when she was being ignored, pitied or discounted altogether.
Her response – indeed her requirement – was simple, but profound:
“Be responsible for the energy you bring into this room.”
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