To us at CLG integrity means full aliveness, being in flow, and energetic wholeness. Energetic wholeness is our natural state that we interrupt with energy leaks, which are open loops, incompletions, and sloppy agreements. They drain our energy because our minds expend energy keeping track of them, and because they live in us as things we should have done or be doing.
To be clear, energy leaks are unconscious. They’re repressed and not on the forefront of our minds. Until we shine a light on them, they run in the background of our minds like open apps on our phones. They drain our life force and slow us down. To get back into integrity we need to notice and repair any energy leaks.
Simply ask yourself the question:
Ask the question, then sit with an open mind and heart and pen and paper or phone to capture what comes up. Examples:
If your list seems long, pause and take a breath. Know that most people’s lists are long when they first do this exercise.
Often when our minds tells us that someone is waiting on us for something it’s pointing to a sloppy agreement. Each one of the example statements above point towards a sloppy agreement. An agreement is something you’ve said that you would or wouldn’t do.
Whatever the case, you’ll come back into integrity, energetic wholeness, more aliveness and better relationship if you clean these integrity breeches up.
With each of these actions you’ll find that you have more energy and feel more fully alive. For a short period of time life might get messier, but in the long run you'll be more effective and powerful, and life will be more easeful.
In addition to energy leaks around what others are waiting on you for, you also may have energy leaks when you're waiting on yourself to do something. You’ll discover that many of your energy leaks are with yourself.
You’re waiting on yourself to …
Once your list is complete, follow the same process as above.
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