Working for Spirit takes an incredible amount of energy. After teaching, doing a reading, a channeling, or any other spiritual work I am starving! I am not as bad as I used to be when I would chomp my way through the refrigerator and eat two pizzas at one sitting (I cannot believe I did that then), but most people have no idea how much energy is expended in doing Spirit’s work. I actually thought the energy drain after working was my imagination and a Self ploy until one of my graduate students began doing deep trance channeling work. It took her a week to recover after her session. I no longer think it is my imagination. Not only am I starving, but I can sleep 12 – 14 hours a day – and I do that most of the time.
The energy also affects my lower joints and, when I stand after doing my work – especially after sitting for some time, the energy is so strong that I liken it to channeling and bringing in 1 million volts of energy. My legs are so painful that I can hardly walk. Often on going home and getting into bed, it feels as if I have black mud at the back of my knees and I can actually feel it. Thank goodness I have a husband who is a healer, and he will give me healing in the middle of the night when it is at its worst.
There is a downside to doing the spiritual work and that is what the energy does to you, especially if, like me, you have damage to your knees over your life (“Pick your feet up” was a mantra my mother said all of my life). My injuries came from many falls I had while playing ice hockey: one too many hits on the knee with the hockey stick and puck, slamming into barriers when ice skating, and not being able to stop when I was a speed skater and falling over hurting the knee – once again.