Yesterday afternoon I stopped by the store to buy a bottle of wine. I was on my way to my mother’s place for a night away from home; away from the family. Mum time. She was cooking up a lamb roast. Obviously, we required a nice drop of wine to accompany such a dinner. So, I stopped by the store, selected the wine, which I chose based on the name plastered on the label. Does anyone else do this?
Well, it’s the label along with my preferred flavor that influences my decision. For the wine connoisseurs out there reading this post, I’m mostly a Sauvignon Blanc woman. I figure my selection process is because I don’t tend to buy and drink wine often. So, I never remember which ones I’ve liked and enjoyed previously. Yesterday, it was a cheerful looking label called The Alchemists that captured my attention … and my imagination.
Alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation. How could I pass up on such a title? The silent promise of transformation via the fresh, vibrant flavors embodied in this citrus-infused drink proved too much to resist. Besides, Margaret River winery in Western Australia produces some quality wine – that, I remembered.
I plucked the bottle of magic from the fridge and made for the checkout counter where a couple were going about their transaction. A process that took FORVER. For some reason, the woman was finding the payment method a challenge. Tap-and-go, honey. It’s not so hard. I love the tap-and-go option. Quick. Easy. Efficient. Personally, I think it’s one of the best innovations to arrive on the purchasing scene in recent years. That option means I can get in and out as fast as possible without screwing around with inserting cards and entering pin numbers. It’s tap-and-go all the way for me.
There was no tapping-and-going happening that day, at least not for the couple in front of me. You know those times when you’re waiting your turn at a checkout and the people in front of you glance your way a few times along with the checkout person? It’s kind of awkward. You try not to appear as if you’re waiting on them when the opposite is true.
In any case, it gave me enough time to notice the guy behind the counter – young, long brown hair pulled back and cinched at his nape with just the right amount of facial hair spreading across his jawline; a defined jawline, rugged and masculine, and startling blue eyes. He might’ve been just a little bit sexy, and I might not have really noticed the color of his eyes until the couple eventually shifted away and I stepped up to the counter.
“Just the wine?” he asked, smile emerging.
Avert eyes to wine bottle.
Smile breaks wide over fleshy lips. Eyes penetrate mine.
“Do you have a rewards card?”
I did, but I couldn’t be bothered looking for it, especially with the incoming vibes southside of the counter. Tap-and-go, honey. Tap. And. Go.
I tapped, then:
“Would you like a paper bag?”
“Yes please,” I replied, shoving my card back in my purse.
He passes me the now bagged wine bottle and the moment arrived. I looked at him, meeting his intense blue gaze for longer than a second for the first time, and you know what happened?
We both laughed.
Nothing unusually funny occurred during that simple transaction. No jokes were exchanged. It was the energy between us. The non-verbal communication playing out over a matter of minutes resulted in a mutual understanding and amusement. As it was, it was at that point that I blushed, thanked him and almost ran out of the store, feeling his vibes following me all the way to the car.
It got me thinking, though. We encounter so many people during our lives, yet with only a select few do we experience something more than ordinary. Why is that? What determines the variables between people that result in a meaningful encounter – even if only for a fleeting moment?
Sheila Burke said, “there are no accidental meetings between souls.” A statement that inspired me to explore soul connections in a previous post. You can check that here.
It is no secret that we are made of energy. Science today accepts that the universe – including us – is comprised of energy, not matter. This is not actually new – it was posited by Greek philosopher Socrates and by the ancient rishis in India thousands of years before that.
Socrates: “Energy, or soul, is separate from matter. The universe is made of energy – pure energy – which was there before man and other material things like the Earth came along.”
This means that each moment of every day we are constantly emitting vibrations. If you are feeling positive, you will vibrate at a high frequency. When you are in a negative state of mind, your vibration mirrors that frequency and will only serve to bring you further down. The human energy system beyond the obvious physical layer includes subtle energy bodies: Etheric Body; Emotional Body; Lower Mental Body; Higher Mental Body; Causal Body; Soul Body and the Integrated Spiritual Body. These invisible energy bodies vibrate at a slightly faster vibration than the one before it, culminating to form our Auric Energy Fields – the Etheric Body.
“What you seek is seeking you” – Rumi
Considering all this energy taking place in and around us, we are therefore constantly transmitting a frequency to the outer world, pulling toward us that which we broadcast. Think of it in terms of a magnetic field. Our vibration or energy influences the electric charges we transmit in relative motion – our magnetic field. The effects of our magnetic field attract or repel others.
The universal law of attraction – like attracts like.
Keeping that in mind, I’m not surprised about what had transpired between myself and the sexy checkout man, because honestly, during the drive to the store, my mind and energy was firmly placed on one of the most powerful and greatest motivational forces in life – sexual energy.
Yes, I might’ve been transmitting a heavy dose of sexual energy which he picked up on and responded to accordingly. I’m not ashamed, nor am I embarrassed to admit this. I’m a creative human being, and as a creative, sexual energy plays an important role in my work.
How? I hear you ask.
Did you know that our sexual energy is our creative, life-force energy? Through it, we give birth to new life. Other than the obvious procreation sex produces (children), the same energy can be harnessed and channeled to give birth to new ideas and projects. Open and strong sexual energy contributes toward our vitality, creativity and sense of well-being. If you want to dive in further about sexuality and creativity, take a look at this post titled, The Truth about Love, Sexuality & Creativity.
In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill states: “Sex transmutation is simple and easily explained. It means the switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression to thoughts of some other nature.”
This means that sexual transmutation is the process of converting sexual energy into some other drive, motivation, or energy of a higher order. The basis for sexual transformation is to take your sexual energy and channel it into a higher energy center. In short, healthy sexual energy can be crucial in fueling and producing amazing works of art.
I happened to be in the process of sexual transmutation that afternoon, which attracted a memorable moment with an attractive man. Something more than ordinary.
Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
P.S. The bottle of Alchemy delivered, I was transported into another world, and today my head is cursing me for it.