WEEKLY SPIRITUAL ENERGY- September 14, 2020 – September 20, 2020
This week’s energy encourages you to honor your need to feel safe both physically and emotionally. Everyone operates from their own context and unique set of life experiences. As social creatures, we may give advice and comments to our friends, just as we often encounter comments, judgments, and advice from other people. Sometimes, this feedback may benefit us. Sometimes it does not. Many of us may have come from backgrounds where it was common for others to judge and direct our personal affairs. Giving in to external authority, we may “keep the peace” but become unhappy with the choices that others have made for us. Becoming aware of how this practice can be detrimental,, we need to learn to set boundaries around us of what is ours to decide in our own lives. We need to respect the space and boundaries of other people as well.
We should know ourselves and our own needs best. We need to be clear that others have no authority over how we feel, what we think, or what we need to do for ourselves, especially if they do not have to live with the consequences of their advice. Be wary of others trying to extend control beyond their own lives and into yours, some going so far as to restrict our behavior and opinions so as to reward us with their conditional approval. Pay attention that you do not do the same thing to other people too. Know where your boundaries are and communicate them clearly and assertively to others.
Affirmation: I respect my feelings and allow others theirs.