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Fitting In
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For those energy beings and/or energy being kin (That's a mouth full) that feel that they do not fit properly into their current physical body - what methods have you found that help with feeling more "at home" within your physical body. Alternatively, if you feel entirely "at home" within your body, what methods have you found that help with "Stretching" out of it (allowing your energetic body to swell or shrink to the size it feels comfortable in. In an example using angelkin - what methods have you found helpful in putting your phantom wings away or taking them out. However, since this is directed towards energy beings, one cannot be as specific, since they/we come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Personally I feel comfortable within my body, and tend to need a little boost to allow myself to "stretch" to full size sometimes (feeling crammed in for too long, while not consciously, can be detrimental to my emotional well being). This can be as simple as getting some personal space for a while (an empty room) and letting my energy spread out within. I also tend to swell out if my inhibitions are inhibited - if I'm feeling relaxed (such as the empty room) or after a drink or two, just after a cigarette, etc. Not that I am giving advice for people to indulge in those vices, but saying they work for me (and hoping for more than "meditation" for responses). As for feeling comfortable in my body, I am usually inclined to attribute it to martial arts, which teach awareness of one's body.

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2008-08-29 9:40
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i also found it useful to do sports - it helps me to feel and control this huge, heavy body.

certain kinds of energy meditation, where i visualize my energy field growing and changing shape are also nice since i don't seem to be able to astral project. <!-- sSad --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- sSad -->

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2008-08-29 10:36
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I usually feel pretty snug in here...not too cramped or anything. The only issues I have are phantom limb ones...like my back is in constant need of massage from the weight of my "wings". Sometimes, however, I *do* feel the need to stretch myself out. I usually just see how far I can extend my energy field, do a good grounding of the excess (not that that lasts long), that sort of thing.

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2008-08-29 17:18
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I feel very incongruent with my physical body and find it helpful to "shrink" myself so that I don't feel the inconsistency. Feeling too small for my physical body is a more manageable sensation than feeling my energetic body rubbing against my physical body in the wrong ways. "Stretching" is not something I have tried, but I think I will.

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2008-08-29 19:31
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Size doesn't seem to matter to me, but intensity can be a problem especially if I'm in near something that causes me to resonate. In order to handle that, I've tried various methods of grounding, shielding and meditation. Physical exercise does help too.

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2008-08-30 1:23
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I definitely don't fit this body.

However, all I do to make it more comfortable is let myself loose.

I don't ground, constrain, or attempt to barrier my energy in; I just let it flow as it flows.

Energy meditation also is fun; thinking of things to form my energy into, however, is more of a hobby than a need.

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2008-08-30 21:57
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simim23 Wrote:I definitely don't fit this body.

However, all I do to make it more comfortable is let myself loose.

I don't ground, constrain, or attempt to barrier my energy in; I just let it flow as it flows.

Energy meditation also is fun; thinking of things to form my energy into, however, is more of a hobby than a need.

That's kinda my first instinct too, just let it flow, but that advice gets hard to follow on those days where I'm burning my energy channels from the inside out. I hate normal shields and I'm not good at grounding. So I finally figured out how to make a cloud shield to buffer me from the things that make me resonate too much, rather than one of those horrible eggshells which make me feel like I'm blindfolded and in a cage. Clouds, at least the way I do it, eat up a ton of energy so I tap it into an outside source. Not good to tax internal channels that are already sore. I'm not totally cut off from the outside, but that layer of static helps to tone things down.

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2008-08-31 1:35
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I fit my physical body pretty much perfectly.

My shadow body is the same height and general shape, my spines, tail, and shoulder plates simply sit (energetically) on the edge of my physical body.

In my opinion, my energy body is shaped to match my physical - it's energetic, so it can probably be whatever shape I want it to be. I subconsciously think of myself physically as when I was about 19/20 and built like an Olympic sprinter, which is why my shadow body feels more muscly in shape than my physical one is now, heh.

It's a bit like . . . my energy is "me", my physical body is "something I pilot".

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2008-08-31 1:42
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Archer Wrote:It's a bit like . . . my energy is "me", my physical body is "something I pilot".
Precisely.

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2008-08-31 17:14
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Malakoi Wrote:
Archer Wrote:It's a bit like . . . my energy is "me", my physical body is "something I pilot".
Precisely.

Agree

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2008-08-31 19:08
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