Forget sticks and stones, words CAN hurt and they also have the power to heal.
People don’t even realise the impact that their words have on others ~ for better or worse.
Take my day today for example – I was feeling so high and elated after receiving a beautiful affirming message from a reader of my book from the UK and then another one shortly afterwards about the mag from a reader in Spain (thank you SO MUCH for making my day!!)
Would you believe, it STILL amazes me that I can be sitting here in my fluffy slippers in the early hours of the morning here in Australia while someone is enjoying the mag on the other side of the world. This whole technology and time zone thing still knocks me out even though it can drive me up the wall when my beloved computer doesn’t work! Anyone relate? LOL 😉
But then I must admit my positivity was shaken after speaking to a particularly rude lady over the phone……Sometimes the day can feel like a bit of a rollar coaster ride. I knew it wasn’t personal as she didn’t know me and I hadn’t done anything to her besides picking up the phone – she was so busy making assumptions, she wouldn’t even listen to a word I said, only to the sound of her own voice.
Even though my head knew it had nothing to do with me and it was her stuff, I felt her negative energy creep into my system and had to literally shake it off afterwards. Maybe I am the sensitive type but I really do feel people’s energy in a big way. I also sometimes have the naivity to expect everyone to greet me with open arms and loving smiles and then get disappointed and even surprised if they don’t.
Note to self: Time to stop working and take a lunch break. Start fresh and hope the next human you meet acts more human……
Another note to self: Time to start meditating again to stay more centred!!
If you could write a loving note to self, what would it say……….? Tell me here or leave a note below the post.
Pregnancy is a time when we are even more vulnerable to messages from others. Labour and birth even more so as every word is so impactful from our birthing team and care providers, which is why we need to choose so carefully who we allow into our space. New motherhood is no different and like in pregnancy, everyone has an opinion or a story whether you want to hear it or not.
Then I urge you to share the kindness with the next person you meet or someone that has healed you with their words or actions even if they didn’t know it at the time……Become aware of the chain reaction your words have and the way we all have the power to influence each other ~ to make someone’s day or to break it. I hope you will build someone up today.
Yours in loving space,
Birth Goddess: A Positive Birth Revolution