Over the last six weeks I have closed a lot of doors because there was something deep inside my soul telling me that my energy was being unappreciated and wasted. This was not easy to face. Actually, it was very difficult to have to reevaluate my priorities by saying goodbye to the people and places with whom I shared my gifts, energy and love. However, I cannot even begin to express what has been given back to me since I listened to my inner guru and began to shut those stagnant doors around me.
Actually, it was very difficult
to have to reevaluate my priorities by saying goodbye
to the people and places
with whom I shared my gifts, energy and love.
The areas of my life that I had to look into were both professional and personal. In order for a much needed shift to occur I had to take an egoless inventory of the energy I was giving and the energy I was receiving from the various areas of my life. What I found was that by listening to my inner goodness and moving forward by “shutting doors,” all of the walls around me fell down. The sense of freedom and love that I am currently experiencing is immense and the opportunities that have simultaneously been presented to me are my dreams coming true. This is because I stopped forcing the picture I had created in my head and rather started to flow with the energy around me. I had to let go of what I thought I wanted and instead consciously look at what it is that I needed. I went through the relationships that I was keeping and realized that the energy I was giving was not allowing me to thrive. Rather, they were physically, emotionally and energetically draining. This was preventing me from being able to share the love that I have for the world. I felt, at one point, that I was constantly working, but I wasn’t. I was just not aware of the enormous amount of energy that I was giving because I was seeing positive results in so many people’s lives. But in sacrificing myself for others, without receiving value in return, I was burning myself out and that subsequently caused me to question everything.
In order for a much needed shift to occur
I had to take an egoless inventory
of the energy I was giving
and the energy I was receiving
from the various areas of my life.
My schedule right now is actually busier than it was a few weeks ago when I felt as if I was drowning. Yet, I currently feel completely in tune and energetic because I am no longer subjecting myself to those that are only taking and giving nothing back in return. This has led me to see that there has to be an even exchange between individuals. This give and take by the way, my friends, is determined by those involved (not from an outsider’s perspective). And the mutual value of the exchange must be felt, understood and negotiated by the souls of those involved and not judged using possibly arbitrary societal standards.
What I want to leave you with is that you too have the strength to “close doors” and experience life at it’s fullest - free from false expectations and energy consumers. Today is the day that you have the opportunity to love yourself through your choices thus allowing you to share that love with the world.