Primal Energy for Urbanites
When I introduced the concept of Primal Energy, one of the first questions I received was how could someone gain access to this energy while in an urban setting. My belief is that to connect with it you have to connect with the Planet, and of course this can best be done in a natural setting, in an environment unmodified by modern society. But is that to say that you can’t get in touch with it in the city, among the brick and the concrete? Well, yes, I believe you can. Here are some suggestions on how to do that:
1- Find yourself a natural sanctuary – Every major city offers natural sanctuaries. In Montreal, we have the amazing Mount Royal. But we also have many parks and tons of areas by the water. Most cities will have some kind of space for you to use, no matter how small.
2- Create your own inspiration – The purpose of a natural setting is partly to remind you that this energy has been around since way before we ever showed up. That said, if you are able to open your mind to that idea, then you can create your own sanctuary, by using plants, trees, water. Create something that will help you calm your spirit and put you in the right frame of mind.
3- Develop a formula (and stick to it) – When I first sensed that I was connected with this Energy, it was due to a set of circumstances: a high intensity run, a beautiful spot, a certain time of day and meditation. Following that moment, I focused on recreating those circumstances as often as possible. At first, it’s the easiest way to do it. Eventually, knowing what your endgame is, you can experiment with various triggers, but in the beginning, create a formula and stick to it.
Remember that this is not an easy thing to do. First, you really need to be able to open and especially empty your mind, and that takes practice. Second, I can’t tell you what to expect or any specific cues to look for. All I can say is that if you do manage to connect the same way I do, you will feel as though your are one with the world around you, your sense of self will be replaced by an amazing feeling of lightness and every stress or concern that you may be carrying will suddenly disappear. So open your mind, awaken your spirit and remember to breathe.