I believe that for the most part, we receive what we give to others. We get back what we put out. The energy we emit is mirrored back to us.
I’ve experienced this truth in so many ways in my life. Days that I’ve been stuck in anger, I’ve encountered more angry people and more things to be angry about. Days that I’ve felt frustrated and annoyed, I’ve brought frustration and annoyance back to me tenfold. My kids have always been great mirrors for this! When I’m off, they definitely reflect that back to me.
This month, I learned this lesson in a new way. What I discovered is that the more I express my true self, the more people reflect that back to me. As I use my authentic voice, I draw to myself experiences of other people using theirs.
I’ve had such a great month of interactions with people. I’ve had great conversations with strangers, connecting with people I didn’t even know – because I’ve been more open to expressing myself in new ways. I’ve had deeper connections with acquaintances, feeling closer to people I didn’t feel close to before. Conversations and connections with dear friends and family have been better than ever.
Before these experiences, I might have blamed a lack of connection on the other person. I might have said that we didn’t have that much in common or that the other person wasn’t open to a deeper friendship.
What I realized, (AGAIN – this is a lesson I keep learning), is that it’s always about ME. Our focus should always be on ourselves!
So, as you move through this week, let me ask you: What would you like to see more of in your life? Are YOU open to the experiences you’d like to have? Can you focus on YOURSELF and give what you’d like to receive from others? Whatever it is you’d like to bring into your life, embody that. Experiment and let me know how it goes!
This leads me to my Grateful30 Challenge. In case you missed it, I’ve created a 30-day gratitude challenge that starts November 1. Basically, you sign up and get 30 days of writing prompts and inspiration designed to help you feel grateful throughout the month. If you’d like to participate, you can still sign up here.
Since I’ll be sending daily emails for the next 30 days, I’m going to put these weekly messages on hold. I’ll be back in early December with more to share.
Have a beautiful, grateful November.
Love and light,
P.S. After a week of disturbing, hateful acts, my heart breaks for the victims of the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. May we all find ways to spread love, kindness and compassion in this hurting world.