7 Levels Of Energy: Mastering Your Mind During Covid…

7 Levels Of Energy: Mastering Your Mind During Covid

Life is energy.  Humans are energy. Our bodies are energy systems. We are literally made out of flowing energy!

Often when I introduce this concept to clients, they ask questions like, “Well if I am made of energy, why am I so TIRED all the time?” That’s a GREAT question that really gets to the root of how I help my clients with energy coaching! There are two types of energy available to us: Catabolic and Anabolic.

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Catabolic energy

Catabolic energy is destructive, draining, and stressful on our bodies, emotions, and mental capacity. Catabolic energy is crucial in life-threatening situations because it’s the energy that allows us to fight, flee, or freeze.

Catabolic emotions include guilt, shame, fear, anxiety, worry, hostility, resentment, frustration, loathing, condemnation, blame, and judgment, to name a few. These feel hard and are challenging too. They create stress hormones that deplete us of energy, lower our immune system, and impede the optimal function of our mind and body.

Anabolic energy

Anabolic energy is constructive, healing, fueling, and growth-oriented. Anabolic energy strengthens and energizes us with long-term use. This creates emotions such as love, forgiveness, compassion, peace, joy, and passion, to name a few. Anabolic emotions feel good and cause our brain to create feel-good hormones. They naturally promote healing and well-being.

The 7 levels of energy

According to Bruce Schneider,* there are seven levels of energy presentation, each made up of varying degrees of catabolic and anabolic energies. The highest levels of energy are anabolic and the lowest levels are catabolic.

So while every energy level has both advantages and disadvantages, it correlates that the more time we spend in those higher vibrations, the more energy we have. Nobody is just one energy level all the time. We each have a unique energy profile made up of all seven levels with primary and secondary levels that we choose to use most of the time under typical circumstances. It should come as no surprise that our energy profile changes under stress.

Energy overview

Below is a brief look at the seven levels of energy, and possible thoughts that someone might be thinking about pandemic circumstances in each level. If you would like to learn more about these concepts, check out Bruce Schneider’s book, Energy Leadership, or contact an iPEC certified energy coach.

Energy level 1

This is the most catabolic energy level, so we end up with the least amount of energy left to “spend” on anything.

Core Emotions – apathy, shame, guilt, anxiety, self-doubt, worry, fear, embarrassment, hopelessness, depression

Possible thoughts about the pandemic:

  • The economy will never recover!
  • My finances are ruined!
  • There is no way I can possibly come out better at the other end of this.
  • I’m too old to start over again!
  • How will I feed my family?
  • What if I catch the virus?
  • What if someone I love dies?
  • What if I do something wrong and someone I love dies because of me?
  • What if they never find a cure?
  • How will I possibly survive?
  • My career is over.
  • I’ve lost everything.
  • Everything was going really well for me, and then the pandemic ruined everything I’ve worked for.
  • Circumstances have crippled me.
  • I’m trapped!

Energy level 2

Core Emotions – anger, greed, resentment, blame, judgment, antagonism, struggle, frustration, irritation, hatred, pride

Possible thoughts about the pandemic:

  • I am very aware of all that could go wrong and I have to be on guard against it.
  • Why isn’t the government doing more?
  • Why did they wait so long to act?
  • Why don’t people act right and follow orders?
  • Why should I follow orders?
  • They are NOT going to tell me what to do.
  • Why is this so hard?
  • What’s in this for me?
  • I’m doing everything I am supposed to and I’ll probably get sick because someone else didn’t do what they were supposed to!
  • This is the government’s fault.
  • This is China’s fault.
  • Whose fault is this?
  • What a crappy period of history to live.
  • Screw Coronavirus!

Energy level 3

Core Emotions – forgiveness, rationalization, justification, tolerance, relief

Possible thoughts about the pandemic:

  • I’m doing the best I can.
  • I hope everyone will take care of themselves, I certainly am.
  • I can find ways to get through this.
  • I’m a survivor.
  • Those in charge are doing the best they can.
  • I can tolerate whatever is needed to get to the other side of this disaster.
  • I’ll be fine.
  • I’ll find a way to pull through.
  • I can cope with anything.

Energy level 4

Core Emotions – compassion, caring, generosity, gratitude, love

Possible thoughts about the pandemic:

  • What can I do to help?
  • Who most needs my support?
  • We must do everything we can to help people.
  • We must work together to stop the virus.
  • I must make people see how important this is!
  • Why are they not taking every precaution?
  • Why are they bucking the guidelines?
  • I’m not bucking guidelines.
  • We are all in this together!
  • We can only get through this if we all do our part.  Why isn’t the government doing more to support the most vulnerable?
  • I can start a movement to help people!
  • I feel so depleted.

Energy level 5

Core Emotions – peace, harmony, stability

Possible thoughts about the pandemic:

  • This is the perfect time to take some online classes and change careers.
  • This is a great opportunity for each of us to examine where we are, and where we want to go from here!
  • How wonderful that we are finding innovative ways to work from home.
  • This can lead to reduced traffic in the long run.
  • It’s the perfect opportunity to identify weak spots in our systems, and create solutions to strengthen them.
  • I can’t work where I was getting my income, so I am going to use my gifts to create other revenue streams.
  • The pandemic slowed my momentum, so I will flow my momentum in a different direction.
  • The overall impact of this will be abundantly beneficial for all of us.

Energy level 6

Core Emotions – joy, hope, eagerness

Possible thoughts about the pandemic:

  • I have been feeling so happy.
  • What an incredible time to be alive!
  • Restaurants are thriving, doing more business in take out than they ever did with seated guests.
  • People are leaving notes of gratitude for essential workers.
  • People have more time to spend with their families.
  • We’re finding more balance between careers and personal fulfillment.
  • There is a sense of joy and camaraderie as I move through my day.
  • People are happy and helping each other.
  • It feels as if social distancing has brought us vibrationally closer to Source and to each other.
  • There is good news everywhere of people making full recoveries, of companies innovating supply chains, and creating new ways to connect and work from home, of our environment healing, of our air and water becoming clearer.
  • Countries once at trade war are now collaborating to ensure the flow of medical supplies.
  • Researchers across the world are working together to create vaccines.
  • I know that something wonderful is happening.
  • Everything is working out for our highest good.

Energy level 7

We dip into this level of energy during meditation and spiritual connection. For most of us, it’s a level where we recharge our batteries, not a permanent place from which to live.

Core Emotions – absolute passion, unconditional love, ecstasy

Possible thoughts do NOT include the pandemic:

  • I am. We are. Everyone is. All is well.

Takeaway tip

Try leaning into the thoughts for each energy level above. We can clearly feel the difference in vibration, the difference in emotion, the difference in energy that comes at each energy level. None of the levels is bad or good.

Which one feels the way you want to feel?

Wondering how much of each level you currently embody?

The Energy Leadership Index (ELI) assessment is a tool that measures our unique energy profile. Through a series of 84 questions, the ELI reveals the percentage of each of the energy levels you experience under “normal” circumstances, and also how your energy shows up under stress.

You can master your own energy and transform your life

With the awareness and insights gained through the ELI & the ELI explanation session that follows, clients discover opportunities to align energy with their own goals, boost creativity, elevate communications, and increase overall satisfaction in any aspect of their lives.

Once a person identifies their personal energy drains, they can choose to make adjustments that allow them to overcome their blocks, reclaim that energy, and focus it on what’s really important to them. A study by the International Coach Federation shows that clients who apply this knowledge with the help of a certified professional coach begin to see sustainable transformations in health & wellness, relationships, confidence, finances, and more.

Every change begins with awareness of what is. If you are interested in becoming aware of your current energy patterns, you can schedule your ELI assessment with an iPEC certified energy coach to get you started on your path toward a more energized life!

Higher levels of satisfaction await.
Power, purpose, and passion await.
More joy and fulfillment await.
What are you waiting for?

Grow on!

What energy levels do you practice on a regular basis?
What energy level feels best when you try it on?
What will change for you when you master your energy?
What changes will you create in your life when you master your energy?


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Cyndi Combs


Cyndi Combs is a Certified Energy Coach, and Mind Body Eating Coach who helps women with weight & eating challenges,…

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