Teenagers are facing more pressure than ever before. With social media infiltrating every aspect of their lives, everyday dramas are now exacerbated. Parents and schools are at a loss as to how to handle the fallout, because as much as we’d like to, we can’t keep them from hand-held devices until they’re 18. So, what can we do to help?
I am an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and am trained to use the Energy Leadership tool to help clients raise their energy (and consciousness) level. I’ve used it myself and with my 13 year-old-daughter and know how powerful it can be.
Briefly, Energy Leadership is a process for raising one’s energy level and consciousness, allowing people to open themselves to opportunities, possibilities, and choices that were previously unseen. To put it into plain English, it’s a way to open and raise awareness. When we are operating at a low level of energy, life happens TO us, and we don’t have the ability to see another way. We feel like we’re powerless and have no control over our lives. We become extremely negative, and because like energy attracts like energy, we continue to attract negative people and experiences into our lives. This is the “downward spiral” that keeps us unhappy and stuck. It is estimated that 85% of all humans operate at the lower levels of destructive, or catabolic, energy.
Teens have always been more susceptible to catabolic energy for numerous reasons. But teens are also more susceptible to learning new things than adults, who tend to be more stuck in their ways. If we can teach them how to access their energetic superpowers early on, they will not only survive, but thrive.
7 LEVELS OF ENERGY
Energy Leadership is a process based on the idea that we operate within 7 levels of energy. Level 1 is the lowest, and most catabolic energy level, and Level 7 is the most anabolic (constructive and healing) energy level. As we learn tools to raise our energy levels, we are able to widen the lens through which we see the world. The lower energy levels are like viewing life through a tunnel. We are only able to see a very narrow view of what is directly in front of us. As we increase our energy, we are suddenly able to see more of what is around us, as if we just came out of a tunnel and now see beautiful mountains and trees and lakes surrounding us. This allows us to see opportunities that we couldn’t see before.
Teens are sponges and are constantly learning. They learn from their parent’s leadership (or lack thereof), from their teachers, other family members, and friends. When their parents are acting from Level 1 and 2 catabolic energy, the kids will follow suit. Ideally, all adults and teens would learn to live from Levels 4, 5, and 6, which are the levels of caring, opportunity, and vision. But this is a tool that teens would be able to use whether or not their parents are on board. This is a tangible, visual tool backed up by research that allows us to remain aware of our energy level and shift it, so it works for us, instead of against us.
HOW CAN IT HELP OUR TEENS?
I have found through personal experience that a source of teen angst is often the feeling of lack of control. They feel “forced” to do things by parents, teachers, and even friends, and therefore, feel powerless over their lives. Energy Leadership offers them a tool that gives them control over the only thing any of us truly have control over - thoughts and emotions. When they learn to control their thoughts and emotions, they feel power-FULL instead of power-LESS. They have so many more opportunities and choices available to them that they couldn’t see previously.
Another great benefit is that they can also recognize the energy levels of others. When they are aware of the energy level their parents or friends are using, they can choose their response more carefully.
Cultivating the freedom of choice is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and our teenagers and that is what the Energy Leadership process offers.
If you’re interested in learning more about Energy Leadership and how it can benefit you and your family members, I hope you’ll join me at one of my events (if you’re in the San Diego area) or contact me for an Energy Leadership Index Assessment to get your personalized printout of your average resonating energy level and accompanying debrief. I can promise that you won’t regret it!
Love and Light,