Catabolic Energy vs Anabolic Energy
At a cellular level, catabolism and anabolism relate to various biochemical processes of metabolism. Catabolism is the breakdown process (of complex molecules - food and other substances), while anabolism is the building process of body tissue.
Net growth occurs when anabolism exceeds catabolism; net loss occurs when catabolism exceeds anabolism.
When we talk about a person's anabolic and catabolic energy, it's a broader statement about constructive and destructive forces in the entire person. We are not only made up of trillions of cells, we are also made up of anabolic or catabolic thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions (hereafter referred to as TBEA). Every TBEA has an energetic force, and leaves an energy footprint on our energy system.
The Big 4 Energy Blocks, F.L.I.P. (Fears, Limiting Beliefs, Inner Critic, Perception) get in the way of our success and hold us back from expressing our true potential. Energy blocks? Yes, F.L.I.P is catabolic (unhealthy, negative) energy. Anabolic (healthy, positive) energy is green. Here's why staying anabolic is "green" for our energy systems.
When our thoughts and emotions denote any kind of danger ( like when we spot a lion and have to run for our lives!) or stress (I have only one day to complete all this...), it switches into a crisis mode. There is an increase in blood pressure and blood sugar, a surge of adrenalin, and reduced immune responses. There is a temporary surge in energy to help us deal with the crisis.
In today's world, stress, anxiety and conflict have become facts of life, forcing the body to operate in a constant crisis mode. It is like driving a vehicle in the wrong gear. Not only don't we get very far, the vehicle (analogy to our body) can end up with plenty of wear and tear.
It's important that we take steps to replenish and nourish our energy system with sufficient anabolic energy. Anabolic energy is nourishing, organic, healing and harmonious with nature. Proper and timely nourishment, sufficient rest and sleep, exercise, creative activities, meditation, positive and healthy TBEA are examples of some activities that keep us in an anabolic state.