Integration is making it all come together. It is taking all the loose ends and tying them up into a functional existence. Integration also involves getting rid of things, people, and activities that no longer serve us.
There are several processes to help with integration. We can integrate energy by dancing. We can dance with others or alone. We can use instruments or just play music. Dancing gets us into the right brain play mode and allows us to clear our minds from all those thoughts about to-do lists and appointments. And during the process, we may cull out the things that are just cluttering up our lives.
Meditation is another process to aid in integration. In meditation, we clear our minds of the attention we put on our thoughts. After meditating we can approach our lives with clearer, more grounded minds.
Another process is journaling. Journaling is a way of tapping into our source of higher knowledge. There is great power in writing. The process allows us to put our thoughts on paper and also pull out deeper thoughts. Some of these thoughts are subconscious. Journaling give us the opportunity to integrate our lives on paper.
Integration is not just important for efficiency and effectiveness. It allows us a sense of freedom because we are not harried by disjointedness in life.