Energy  doesn't communicate in human tongues, but it does speak clearly. It speaks  through the metaphors of our lived experiences, the hurricanes and earthquakes  of nature, the expressions of the body’s symptoms, or the whispered message of  a randomly chosen passage in a book.
 
  Energy  communicates through colors, geometric shapes or symbols, as well as through  the dreams and the events that occur unexpectedly in our lives. This language,  like any new tongue, is challenging. Learning it begins with paying attention  to the ways in which the invisible world communicates. Whatever the situation,  there is a message. It just takes a little exploration to uncover its meaning.
 
  At  a party some time ago, I had some insights into the way nature gives us  messages. The conversation turned to the weather – how “unseasonably terrible”  the rains had been, and whether that was a sign of climate change or just  another rainy season.
 
  I  asked: “What if we stop and look at what’s going on from a different  perspective...not just here but globally, and not just personally or even  economically. What if we try to understand what these days and days of  continuous and intense rain might mean in the bigger picture of life on planet  earth?”
 
  Rain  is physical manifestation or reflection of   the unseen energetic realms that surround us. It speaks to me of the  transition we’re all experiencing as humanity evolves into a lighter, more  energetically attuned state. Rain washes away the old, clearing, cleaning and  bringing in the new.
 
  I  believe rain is only one of the ways that nature speaks to us. Hurricanes,  floods, drought, earthquakes, hailstorms, excessive heat, unseasonable cold and  erupting volcanoes are all others ways that nature expresses the energetic  messages from the planet. The world around us is communicating constantly.
 
  Energy  also speaks to us through our bodies – through our aches and pains, itches and  sniffles, and through our intuition and feelings. Some years ago, I had an  experience that confirmed this. I had gone to an alternative health clinic in  Switzerland to have dental surgery. I checked into the hotel recommended by the  clinic.
 
  The  first night I was unable to sleep. It felt like I was on red alert. Every time  I tried to sleep, my consciousness was jolted back to wakefulness. I was  anxious and felt the need for protection, yet I knew that this anxiety was not  mine. Yes, I was aware of the forthcoming surgery, but this level of anxiety  was not in line with what was about to be done. My wakefulness had more to do  with the energy in the room.
 
  There  weren’t any vacant rooms in the hotel to which I could move, so I got  permission from the hotel owner to sleep in the computer room. Only then was I  able to let go, to relax and finally, to go to sleep.
 
  The  second night, after the surgery was complete, I tried once again to sleep in my  hotel room. I still felt the same anxiety, even though the surgery had gone  smoothly and painlessly. Once again, I moved to the computer room and rested without  distress.
 
  The  third night, another room became available and I moved to a different section  of the hotel. The energy, the vibrations, the feeling in the room was totally  different. I slept even better.
 
  In  the first room the anxieties of its past residents were palpable. I felt those  anxieties as if they were my own feelings. It turns out there was a series of  visitors who had each coincidentally determined to cross over (die) shortly  after their visit in that part of the hotel. The residue of their distress was  the dark energy that I had experienced.
 
  Energy  also speaks to use through synchronicities – those seemingly coincidental  events that we all experience – and through dreams. Consider the metaphors  present in everything around you. Keep a journal and note any feelings that are  out of the ordinary, any aches or pains that are new, different and fleeting.
 
  Record  your dreams. Write phrases or pages: it doesn’t matter. What matters is that  you begin the process of noting how the unseen realms of energy affect you.  Then try your hand at interpreting what you've experienced. Let your intuition  or your inner knowing be a guide to beginning to understand the language of  energy.
 
  About the Author:
Author  and energetics expert Elaine Seiler is at the forefront of  explaining humanity's "energetic evolution" and how we can cope and  thrive in the face of rapid change. Elaine is a life and career coach,  researcher, mother and grandmother. In 1992, after 20 years of work as a career  consultant and life coach, she discovered energetics, the study and use of  multi-dimensional energies and their interplay with life on earth. She is the  author of Multi-Dimensional You:  Exploring Energetic Evolution and Your  Multi-Dimensional Workbook: Exercises for Energetic Awakening. Learn more  at www.transformationenergetics.com and www.multi-dimensionalyou.com.  Contact Elaine at Elaine@transformationenergetics.com.