Last week we talked about your primary life energy. This week I want to focus on the energy you know least about, which would be your lowest life energy. For easier reading I am going to use “short speak” today. When I talk about Aliveness Life Energy I am only going to say Aliveness, the same with Truth and Workability. It makes it easier to read.
You have all three Life Energies – Aliveness, Truth, and Workability. Usually they fall in line with one being primary, then another being secondary, and the third being your lowest. Often we not only know the least about the lowest energy, but people who have that as their primary energy baffle us. We can’t quite figure out how they think or why they do things the way they do.
I once asked my husband, John, who has low Aliveness what it would be like for him if for one day he had to say “hi” to every person that passed by him. He got a stricken look on his face and said that he would be exhausted. If you have low Aliveness you might have to really think about each interaction and remember to say “hi.” For people with high Aliveness it is common place and part of their every day occurrence to say “hi” to people, whether they know them or not. If you have low Aliveness you may be drained by groups of people, especially if you are expected to participate by talking. You may also find it challenging to start conversations or be the center of attention.
If you have Truth as you lowest energy you may find yourself jumping into a project without looking at all of the angles before you leap. I have a friend who has high Workability, middle Aliveness, and low Truth and she talks about volunteering for many, many things. Her Aliveness says “yes”, her Workability requires that she finish the project and she hasn’t taken the time to think about what it will really mean to have to do all of those steps. Her challenge is to take a few moments up front to quickly analyze the likely steps before she raises her hand and commits to the project.
If you have low Workability you likely are challenged by getting and staying organized. Workability is my lowest energy and I continually have to be intentional about keeping my desk in order. I swear that the gremlins must come in during the night and pile papers all around. It sure couldn’t be me doing that! And yet, it is. With low Workability we often don’t even see the disorder and forget to create a plan. I often will create a list, but then stick it in my pocket and then find it several days later.
No matter what your lowest energy is, it only means that it’s an opportunity for you to learn about how to use that energy more effectively. You aren’t doomed! You can recognize what challenges those low energies present and create strategies to engage those energies in a way that works for you. When you recognize your lowest energy it often explains many things that have been a challenge for you in the past and allows you to suspend your personal judgments.
If you think back to earlier times in your life you will see that you have had these same challenges over and over. For example, if you have low Workability you likely waited until the last minute to do your assignments in school, much to the chagrin or your parents. As an adult you may be daunted by trying to figure out a calendar and a plan that works for you. If you have low Aliveness you may have waited for others to include you at school because you couldn’t quite figure out how to get a start. As an adult you may have to really focus and remember to speak out in meetings at work even if you would rather sit back and observe. If you have low Truth you may have gotten a start, found yourself out on the proverbial limb and then had to track back and “fix it.” This may be true as a child and as an adult. The good news is that you can learn to harness that low energy so it works for you.
- What is your lowest energy?
- What have you judged as a “failing” on your part that you can now recognize as a challenge of your lowest energy?
- What could you learn about your lowest energy to make your life easier?
- Have you noticed judgments about others who have your lowest life energy as their primary life energy?
Have fun exploring your lowest Life Energy! I love to hear what you discover, please leave your comments below.