WEEKLY SPIRITUAL ENERGY- March 8, 2021 – March 14, 2021
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” ~ Bill Gates
The energy this week reminds you that feedback from the people or situations around us is nothing to fear. Everything we experience is the result of the choices that we’ve made before.
The feedback that we receive from others can be a mixture of “good” stuff that makes us proud and “bad” stuff that troubles us. We may receive comments on an aspect of us or about our work. We may get it from strangers who don’t know us at all, acquaintances who may think they know us and close loved ones who may know us better than we know ourselves. We should use our discernment to note which opinions we should pay attention to.
When we get “bad” feedback from a trusted source or are surprised by a difficult experience, it’s useful to disengage our ego and learn what we can from it in an objective manner. This is especially important to consider if you feel you keep getting certain feedback or meeting a certain type of person, over and over. Important messages will be repeated to us until we learn how to listen to them. We can then learn how to adjust our responses so that we start getting different feedback!
If we run from feedback, we thwart the learning process and are likely to be confronted later by challenges caused by our avoidance or denial.
Sometimes well-intentioned and objective feedback can be difficult to hear, but we can teach ourselves to weather it, and then decide how we ought to respond. We are always in control of that choice.
Affirmation: Nothing can make me feel small unless I allow it. I can decide what I take from feedback and how I use it.