Most of us have heard the expression, “it rolled like water off a duck’s back”. Imagine that duck emerging from the lake, the water beading and rolling clear off the duck with its feathery softness completely dry. Total separation from the liquid that just surrounded him. Now, imagine this same separation for you as you emerge from an environment that is drowning your energy. So many of us take on the energy, criticism, and responsibility of others. The beauty of knowing it is all an illusion is just that, you can take it on and play the scene in your head, over and over, or you can hit the eject button and release yourself. Don Miguel Ruiz speaks of this in The Four Agreements. In the second agreement, “Don’t Take Anything Personally”, he reminds us that everyone has their own experiences and their own movie playing in their heads. When someone says something hurtful to you, it is almost always more about them than you. They bring their life experience and expectations to the table and want to include you in their drama. It is ALWAYS up to you whether you play a part in it or not. Your choice, no one else s. Remember, NO ONE has the ability to rattle you unless you give them permission!
As you separate yourself from others thoughts and control attempts, your strength builds as you connect more intensely to Source. Your beautiful bubble of Spirit protects your light and keeps the darkness at bay. You are never alone in this light. Your thoughts are safe and secure with the knowledge that you are surrounded with love and guidance. Sit in the quiet and breathe into the strength and love of Spirit. As my friend Maria often says, it reminds her of that MC Hammer song, “Can’t Touch This!” Right on, Maria!
Let it roll, my friends, and the serenity never ends.