There is a lot of power behind a name. When you are born your parents or guardians select a name that they feel best represents you. They also spend a lot of time selecting a name that they feel they want for you in your life. Most names have a set meaning that has either been created from a specific word or have been created over time by the community.
In addition to these more generic energies associated with a name, your name will also have been empowered by your parents own projections. Projections of what they want for you, what they want you to be like, and also achieve in life and perhaps family expectations or outcomes.
There are multiple layers of energetic imprinting that are imbued into your name. These energies will be unique to you and resonate a specific vibration depending on the energies that are imbued in it. This can be both positive and negative. To illustrate this here are 5 energetic imprint sources that are imbued into your name:
These are names that have significance in the culture you associate with. The names will have their own significance and unique energies that each name carries.
The personal source of energetic imprinting of your name comes from meanings and associations that are personal to you. As an example in some African cultures, names are selected that are seen at the time of your birth such as Happy.
The familial sources of energetic imprinting of your name come from names that are given to you that are those of your relatives. Family names, in particular, can hold a lot of karmic energy and also create non-serving cords if the associations are not positive.
The ancestral source of energetic imprinting of your name comes from your family's ancestral background. These energies and ancestral karma are also imbued into your name.
The spiritual source of energetic imprinting of your name comes from spiritual and religious sources such as names of saints, deities or quality associated with spiritual or religious belief or practice. On the face of this, it may not seem like such a bad thing. But if you take a step back and look at the energies that are given to a spiritual name over thousands of years you may start to see a potential problem. Names that are associated with miracles are often prayed to. The energies of hope, pain, desperation etc are imprinted into the energies of the name. Now take these energies and multiply them by billions of believers over thousands of years. It is a huge potential imprint.
Your Life Experiences
A significant proportion of energy comes to you via your name. All energy that comes to you through your name can be imprinted on your name. Think about every interaction that has included the use of your name throughout your life. It will account for a huge amount of energetic interaction you have ever had. These energies can then imprint on your name.
As with most energy healing practices, focused intention is usually the easiest and most effective way to work with energy. Start by holding the intention of clearing any non-serving energies from each one of your names. Feel the energies clear and then vibrate as the energies clear. Imagine your name start to radiate and glow a bright white light that infiltrates every aspect associated with your name. At this point, you can then hold an intention to empower the name with supportive energies that match who you are at this point in your life. Hold this for as long as it feels appropriate. You can do this exercise as often as you like and it can be included in your daily healing practices.
If you would like to use an energy healing system designed specifically to clear and empower both your birth and spiritual names, then you might want to consider the Spiritual Name Maintenance Attunement. The attunement also includes a tool that aims to help you find your current spiritual name.