Business flu

All entrepreneurs know that when they get sick with some kind of flu or other physical ailment, it kills their productivity.

“I don’t have time to be sick” is a common mantra of most entrepreneurs.

However, getting sick physically isn’t the only type of productivity killer that entrepreneurs face.

Yesterday I woke up in the morning feeling “off”, just like when you wake up with a sore throat or a sore back or some other flu-like symptom. However, I had no physical symptoms. I wasn’t sick in any way – at least not physically speaking.

What I had yesterday, I can only describe as being “spiritually sick”, “spiritually disconnected” or having a “psychic flu”. I felt it when I first woke up, but it went away for about an hour or so while I was doing my coaching session with one of my students. Whenever I do coaching/mentoring with students I always feel totally connected to source and spirit.

Shortly after my coaching session though, I felt disconnected once again.

This is not the first time this has happened to me, and I’m becoming more aware of it each time it happens so that I can try to deal with the situation instead of feeling frustrated.

Here are some of the symptoms I associate with being “spiritually sick” or “spiritually disconnected”:

Feeling lethargic, uninspired to do anything
Simple problems seem difficult to solve
Bleak future outlook
Symptoms similar to depression
Physical Cravings (food, sugar, etc.)
Lack of energy
Don’t want to be around others
Craving sleep
Feeling spiritually disconnected

I am not sure if this has been happening to me more often lately due to the fact that I’ve been working on re-opening up my Clairsentient abilities, or if I’m just more aware of these feeling and realizing what they are instead of just blaming them on a “bad day”.

One of the biggest growth experiences I’ve been going through in the last month has been my growth in self-awareness ever since my wife left on her trip across Atlantic Canada over a month ago.

Since she left on her trip I’ve had a lot of alone time, and it’s been an amazing experience for me because I’ve been able to really tune in and connect with my own energy. I don’t think many people take the time to create alone time in their lives very often so they go through life largely unaware of their own energy, compared to the energy of others.

Now that I’ve become aware of what my energy feels like, it’s very easy for me to spot when I’m not connected to it – such as was the case yesterday.

I am still not sure why it happened, but I have a feeling that I “picked up” someone else’s energy, kind of like catching the flu from someone.

The energy I felt yesterday was definitely not mine. Except for maybe enjoying food, my energy is exactly the opposite of all the ones I listed above. I usually have a lot of energy, no problems solving complex problems, a positive future outlook, no symptoms of depression, lots of energy, like to connect with others, stay up late at night and feel spiritually connected. Yesterday, it was the exact opposite of that.

By around noon I knew that something was off. I actually had a scheduled psychic reading with my good friend Chris Landry at 1pm and was hoping that his reading might help me out. Although the reading was insightful as always, I felt “off” and disconnected during the reading as well.

Afterwords I sat down and wanted to make a list of things to work on which I was previously looking forward to doing this Saturday, but when it came time to do them I had zero desire to even think about them.

Instead I decided to make something to eat and to watch some TV.

After watching TV for a while, I decided to try meditating a bit to see if I could gain some insight that way. I ended up falling asleep instead, and waking up even more irritated. Then once again I felt hungry, craving some kind of quick snack, and just wanted to plump my butt on the couch and do nothing but watch TV.

I did that for a while again, and then decided to try writing in my journal as that sometimes helps to clear my energy. That didn’t help either, so instead I just resigned myself to watching pointless television and eating whatever I could find in the house.

Later on in the evening, around 2am my time I got a message from my wife to go online. She woke up early in the morning (6am her time) and wanted to chat with me on Skype. I told her about my day and she suggested that I listen to a meditation I received a long time ago from called the “Expansion” meditation.

I was exhausted and just wanted to go to sleep, but since I trust my wives intuitive insight I decided to listen to the meditation prior to falling asleep. The meditation itself was good, but much the same way I felt during my reading, I just didn’t connect with it at all. It didn’t make me feel better, or any more connected spiritually than I have been all day.

After that I just decided to roll over, turn off the lights and go to sleep – short of my morning coaching session with one of my students – having accomplished absolutely nothing worthwhile the whole day.
Waking Up This Morning

Waking up this morning was a totally different experience. I woke up feeling connected, energized, excited, happy, and ready to take on the world. I jumped out of bed and was ready to kick-ass and take names. (Maybe the meditation did work?)

I felt inspired to work on my wives site, so I did a marathon session working on her new design, re-jigging some of her SEO settings, installing plugins, and just doing some overall super-cool ninja stuff to make her site better.

Then I took a quick break, switched gears, worked on publishing some articles for some SEO projects I’m working on, mowed the lawn, did some errands, cleaned the kitchen, read some blogs, posted some comments, and wrote this post.

My productivity today was through the roof. It’s like today I wasn’t even the same person I was yesterday, and there is absolutely no physical or mental/logical reason for it. All I can explain it as is an energy thing.

Whatever this thing was that I woke up with yesterday morning, I’m determined to figure it out and stop it from happening again.

I am thinking that it may have been some kind of residual energy I picked up from someone while I was out on Friday night (and no I wasn’t out drinking), or perhaps something I tuned into during the night. Whatever it was, it sucked and I just wanted to share this post with others in case you find yourself in a similar situation.

I realize that catching a psychic / spiritual “flu” is a strange topic to discuss on a Blog, but I’m willing to bet that I’m not the only one who’s suffered from this before.

Who else has had “psychic flu” before?