Reflections From My True Self

Remembering Who I Really Am

Energetic Integrity

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Energetic Integrity is a concept that has interested me for years now. It is central to the coaching that I do, and to my life. I have come up with many ways to define it and describe it, sometimes finding those ways effective and precise, and sometimes not so much. I suppose energetic integrity is more a “felt” concept than a mental one. For me, it immediately sends energy shooting up my back, straightening my spine, making me stand taller and plant my feet more firmly on the ground.

Recently, I rediscovered Angeles Arrien’s description of the Four-Chambered Heart (in her book, The Fourfold Way), and it strikes me as another, effective demonstration of energetic integrity. She writes that emotional and spiritual health is achieved through a heart that is full, open, clear, and strong.  By that, she means that what I decide to do, I do full-hearted, with focused energy; what I allow into my energy field, I allow with an openness to it, without defensiveness or withholding; what I determine to do, I determine with clarity and a sense of alignment in all of my bodies; and where I take a stand, I do so with courage and strength.

When the four-chambered heart is full, open, clear and strong, I am achieving energetic integrity: there is no leaking energy pulling me away from what I am focusing on because my heart is not in it; there is no energy draining because I am entertaining people or situations that are harmful to me or require me to protect myself excessively; there is no energy draining because I am not rushing into things or “making” things work for me; there is no energy draining because I am facing my fear and using its lessons to strengthen me.

Every day, I strive for energetic integrity. And each day I find that I have learned something I didn’t know the day before, my abilities have increased since yesterday. And each day, too, I find that I am challenged in a new way, that I am called to grow a little more.

Photo credit: Zela (Marja Flick-Buijs) at

Photo credit: Zela (Marja Flick-Buijs) at


Author: Andrea Friedmann

I am an intuitive Life Coach at, helping women who feel stuck, lost, and stressed, in their business or their personal life, to reconnect to who they really are, so they can build a life they thrive in. My clients want to feel confident, energized, and excited by their life again! What makes me different is that I developed a process that combines coaching, spirituality, and energy work and, with it, my clients quickly get rid of anxiety, change the underlying, limiting beliefs that keep them stuck and stressed, and discover they have what they need to thrive!

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