Most of us respond to rising demands at workplace by putting in longer hours, which inevitably take a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. That leads to declining levels of engagement, increasing levels of distraction, high turnover rates, and soaring medical costs among employees. The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. Energy is a different story. Defined in physics as the capacity to work, energy comes from four main wellsprings in human beings: the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. In each, energy can be systematically expanded and regularly renewed by establishing specific rituals – behaviours that are intentionally practiced and precisely scheduled, with the goal of making them unconscious and automatic as quickly as possible.
The ability to control your energy level and emotional states is essential for self-mastery. One’s energy begins with one’s vibration, which is affected by one’s thoughts, feelings, words and actions. Understanding how energy is gained and depleted enables one to be able to generate more energy as well as to time when to harness and release one’s energy. Sound healing is a practice that uses vibrations (vocal or instrumental-like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks) to help restore balance to the body. Sound healing synchronises brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation, helping to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of the cells in our bodies.
With more women struggling with the increasing demands of working during times of Covid-19, Ladiesfund recently held a special energy mastery and cutting edge sound healing workshop at The Buraq Center.
Ladiesfund President, Tara Uzra Dawood shared tips and training on introductory theories of intention, protection from energy vampires, time management and energy balance for mind-body-soul alignment for purposes of manifestation mastery. Then, Mehla Sarki conducted a Tibetan Sound Bath Meditation Healing, transforming the centre into a symphony of soothing, relaxing and healing. Using techniques learned in Thailand, Mehla changed the energy and ambiance of the centre and the workshop participants, in a matter of minutes.
At the end of the session, Tara also encouraged the community to work together to build and encourage each other’s success, as well as protect against Covid-19.
To effectively reenergise their workforces, especially in Covid times, organisations need to shift their emphasis from getting more out of people to investing more in them, so they are motivated – and able – to bring more of themselves to work every day.
–– A. Jafri