I was pondering Sarah Bierman's ideas this morning and took that into my meditation. I got that when we are in Authentic Self, it is always a soulful place of expansion, joy and light. There is an ease to our movements and communications with others. Her thoughts about NOT being able to spend time with those folks that diminish our authenticity really hit home with me. This past year I spent much more time in solitude and declined many social invitations. I just wasn't "feeling it" as they say.
When we lower our vibration to make others more comfortable and to "not make waves" we actually create MORE in the long run. Doing this diminishes ourselves and plays into old, dysfunctional programming and fear. It empowers falsehood and denies the truth in ourselves and others. To be in our Authentic Self is to invite others to do the same. It creates what Guidance has referred to as the "dominant vibration." Dominant not in an overbearing sort of way, but a higher note so to speak, using a tone scale. As one who spent many years "putting my light under a bushel," it feels so good just to stop! I realize a lot of it has to do with the opinions of others and we all know what they say about opinions! How important are people's opinions of us anyway? Thank goodness we are developing to a point as a people where it can be understood that if someone is angry or excessively judgmental regarding us, these negative emotions were not created by us and we are merely serving as a catalyst for their transformation. It is up to that person whether or not they own it, clear it and heal it.
This year will be a very interesting case study to put this type of work into action. These are interesting times indeed and we are so blessed to be here and to have each others friendship and love for support.
Bright blessings to you all.