• Brenda Hershey

How Understanding Your Sacred Responsibility Instantly Changes Your Life

Why am I here?

What value do I offer to my fellow humans?

What’s the purpose of it all?

These are questions I’ve been asking myself for as long as I can remember. Frankly, the answers continue to reveal themselves and, over time, bit by bit through different experiences, it has become clear to me that prioritizing mastering my energy is of utmost importance. So I started from the beginning: what exactly is energy?

As it turns out, everything is energy. We are each a vibrational being, emanating a frequency to some degree and attracting that same frequency back to us. Although it’s not visible to our human eyes, our energetic bodies and those of others can be detected by our third eye. But personally, I don’t see energy, I feel it.

I’ve always known I was an Empath, a highly sensitive person (energetically speaking, at least). If I walk into a room and someone is having intense emotions, I sense that right away and can usually even feel it in my own body – not to the extreme that that person’s feeling it, but it’s there nonetheless. For a long time, I took on that energy as if it were my own, not knowing what was happening.

So one of the first things that came to my mind in my journey with energy healing was learning how to protect my energy. Right away, by way of divine intervention, people and opportunities were brought into my life to help me learn to do just that.

I then learned techniques to revitalize and renew my energy from within. From hatha yoga and kundalini yoga to meditation and chanting, I’ve come to build a relationship with my energetic body and have learned to honor it in deeply sacred ways. It is this foundation that I’ve built my energy healing work – both for myself and others.

All of this is a work in progress, as I’m learning new techniques and practicing them regularly. And let’s be honest, the lessons have been learned mainly through challenges and encounters with low energy and negativity. It is not “easy” work - in fact, it's some of the most taxing work I've ever done - but I continuously uncover deeper peace, stillness and authenticity along the way. These days, new realizations come almost every day if I’m intentional about how I’m showing up and how I respond to the world around me.

Recently, I received a grand confirmation of something I’ve known to be true for a long time, but didn’t have the words or information to understand that it was even really a “thing.” I learned that my primary spiritual gift is transmuting. I’m a Transmuter!

What is a Transmuter? It’s someone who is purifying or transforming the heavier energy around them into lighter, positive energy, and they do this whether they’re aware of it or not. You see, energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but it can be transformed. Dark to light. An energy alchemist, if you will.

There have been countless times in my life where people commented that they feel peaceful or calm in my presence. This is an especially common comment after I teach a yoga class.

I’ll go deeper into what a Transmuter is and all that comes along with it in another post, but I’ll leave you with this: knowledge is power. Now that I know, I can show up even more intentionally. I can face negative energy with an understanding that my sacred responsibility is to simply be, and in doing so, I will transmute that energy into positive. It’s no coincidence I find myself in Iraqi Kurdistan, where the individual and collective energy feels insanely heavy most of the time.

Receiving this information affirms what I’ve always known to be true and, as I continue on my path toward my goals – one of them being to master my energy – I can show up more fully. I can shine more light. I can find more joy and purpose in the bumps in the road. I can open my heart more readily. I can be more comfortable in my being-ness. I can sit in the knowing that I really do add value just the way I am. What a magnificent realization for one to finally grasp!

We each have a primary spiritual gift (and multiple others!) that we’re born with. What could yours be? What is your sacred responsibility?

It’s a journey worth embarking on to better understand yourself and how you fit into this grand scheme of life. Whatever your responsibility is, know that we need you. We are counting on you. And when you set an intention in pursuit of your higher self, all the Universe conspires in your favor.

If this message resonates with you, email me to set up an Energy Healing session or see what may be best for you in your healing journey at this time.

All love surrounds you,


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