I am an avid reader. Most would probably think I read ‘self-help’ or ‘personal improvement’ books, and I do, but really not that often. For the most part I read novels. Things that take me away, put me in that hypnotic state for a time and transport me to someone else’s life. It’s not that I need to escape mine or anything, it’s just that I love to get lost in a good story. Also, I love a happy ending. Where things are all tied up in a pretty bow. I’m not one for murder mysteries or anything with a lot of violence or mayhem in it…just the ones with a basic misunderstanding that all gets worked out in the end. (Ya know, like a Hallmark movie.) Which makes it all the more insane that for the past month or so I’ve been absolutely GLUED to my Kindle reading the entire Outlander Series.
Now if you’ve even read a bit of these books you’ll know that there’s constantly someone getting the crap kicked out of them, there are wars, people getting kidnapped and worse, murder and basically just a whole lot of mayhem. The exact OPPOSITE of what I want to read. (Except there’s this whole time travel aspect to it that’s fascinating…) The other day, as I neared the end of the 7th book (there are 8), I almost couldn’t take it anymore. I mean I was actually feeling physical stress in my body and had to put the book down. I posted on FB asking fellow Outlander people to PLEASE tell me everything was going to be alright. And I seriously needed to know that so I could calm myself down. When I returned to finish later that night I did find that yes, for the most part, everything was falling back in to place. (Of course I started book 8 and now it’s an absolute SH*&$t show again…)
I’m really, truly amazed at how much I’m PHYSICALLY feeling while reading these books. So, am I just that empathic that even words on a page can shift my energy? Or is this whole story just really good? My guess is it’s the best of both. But it’s also been a really good reminder to manage my energy ALL THE TIME. Whether I’m reading a client or reading a good book.
Just breathe and it will all be alright.
Live and learn in Munay.