Have you ever said “I need to digest this”? That might apply to actual food, or some knowledge you have just learned, or it might be something emotional.
This week, I was reminded of an important lesson: I do not have to digest everything other people serve me! I don’t have to “eat” anything that is served in the buffet of life unless I choose to. I get to pick and choose. If somebody serves me something that is clearly of a low vibrational energy, born out of jealousy, judgment or fear, I do not have to digest it. I have the right to refuse it and to immediately release the energy before it can drain or affect me.
Sometimes people serve us something under the pretext of caring or meaning well, yet the energy is not one of acceptance or love at all. Other times people serve us something out of fear and lack of self-love, unconsciously trying to trigger the same feeling of fear and being unlovable in us.
When somebody tries to tell you that you are lacking in some way, whether that is physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually, remind yourself that they have projected their own fears of not being enough in some way onto you. They are probably completely unaware of how you mirror to them what they fear about themselves. You are carrying their shadows, what they don’t like about themselves and therefore judge in others.
Each time this happens and somebody says or does something that is not coming from a loving heart, it’s a test of how much we have learned to love ourselves so far. Each relationship is a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves. Do we truly love ourselves? Do we have enough awareness to simply refuse that judgmental energy? To release all residue from our own field? And to stay away from people who do not mirror love and acceptance to us?
One Shamanic ritual to release an unwanted energy is to place your left hand on your stomach and hold the right one up. Breathe deeply and let the situation, the incident, the energy rise into your right hand. Then give the energy from your right hand to Mother Earth to take it and clear it.
I don’t believe that people are toxic; however, interactions can be toxic for us. We wouldn’t eat a spicy dish when we have a sensitive stomach, or dairy products when we are lactose intolerant, or attempt to eat peanuts when we have a nut allergy. So why would we feel we have to digest energy which is incompatible or even malevolent?
So, if somebody is trying to blow your candle out and trying to make you feel not good enough in some way, remind yourself that you are lovable exactly the way you are. If you have a moment of doubt, turn to somebody who can see your bright light and hear them say:
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