“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.” — Rodolfo Costa
“You are responsible of the energy that you give yourself and the energy you give others. It doesn’t matter what your mother did, your father did, your brother, sister or friend, don’t blame. YOU are responsible for your life. When you get that, everything changes, you get free.” — Oprah Winfrey
My intention for us:
Energy, both the physical and mental powers of it, is constantly in motion, being given and received and always palpable. In every moment we are taking in and releasing energy, and we are responsible for that which we bring into any space and what we choose to allow permeate our being. Good and positive energy is easy to talk about; we seek it, we enjoy it, it makes us feel good and we want more of it. It’s the negative energy projected onto us that most could use some practice in navigating; specifically, when we are criticized or attacked, it is very important that we not allow it into our heart space. Most of the time, the attacks and criticisms have so much more to do with the messenger and what they are going through, and not with us at all. It can be extremely challenging to be the target of someone’s barbs and arrows, yet with a strong core sense of self, we can learn to deflect this misdirected anger and decipher what belongs to us – and what belongs to other people. When we come from full acceptance of ourselves, it becomes easier to practice discerning what is ours and what is being projected onto us. It may initially feel like it is ours because we can identify with it on some level. It wouldn’t have hurt or affected us if we didn’t. People and situations are placed on our path as opportunities to learn and grow, and it’s the perfect time for us to be mindful of our reactions. This is now our chance to bring in the ‘light’ and heal.
Demonstrating from love with empathy and compassion can transform our perception of any given situation. The essence of who we are is held in the energy that we carry around within us. It is the song we sing to the Universe, the vibration to which we resonate in the dance with the Law of Attraction. We are the gatekeepers of the energy that we allow to penetrate our reality. Though we cannot control what other people do or how they act, we can control the way we respond, internally and externally.
Today, I remind you to stay in your integrity where you can easily recognize misplaced anger or projected frustration. When you answer your energetic door, trust that your self awareness will be your bouncer and give you that strong sense of clarity. You get to choose to stay in that feel-good space. As you detach from outside influences, remind yourself of the ultimate goal, which is simply, being at peace.
YOU make today GREAT!
Love, Love, Love,
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