Happy Super Soul Sunday peeps!
Briefly chatting today about the importance of vibes, ju ju, energy — or whichever word you use to describe the energy you allow into and around your space as well as the energy you put out into the world/universe.
A friend and I were chatting a few years ago about a situation I was going through and as much as I 100% knew it – to hear it leave her lips gave it a whole new meaning – and it’s nothing new or revolutionary it was simple “Tina, Stay Away From Negative People – They Have A Problem For Every Solution!” Doh, ain’t that the truth?
Over the course of my life I’ve had people say things to me that to some degree I used to let get to me — I made a whole lotta meaning about what they said – why they said it. Things like: you’re way too nice and you get walked all over because of it, you pick the wrong mates to date, you’re weak, you’re selfish, you’re too skinny and then how did you allow yourself to gain 30 lbs?, no body likes you, you’re a hard person to love —- I can go on, and its not important.
I USED to let those things that people said out of spite, anger, jealousy or truth affect me – affect my way of being – affect what I’m up to in the world! And, now, I just don’t give them a second thought – why? Because I KNOW ME! I know my true self, my true worth and value and I don’t let anyone under mind that.
In fact, I owe the BIGGEST BIG THANK YOU to the toxic people in my life. Why? Because they’ve taught me the biggest lessons …
- If they didn’t appreciate me, they taught me how not to allow myself be treated, and especially how not to treat others.
- If they doubted me, it only reinforced the fact that I can really do anything I want in the world (look at me now – woo hoo!)
- If they talked behind my back, it taught me that real friends don’t do things like that. And it’s time to move on from the friendship.
- If they made me feel unworthy… if they took me out life even for a moment… they showed me that NO ONE can EVER take me out of MY LIFE for the long term.
Kids were laughing in my classes
While I was scheming for the masses
Who do you think you are?
Dreaming ’bout being a big star
They say you’re basic, they say you’re easy
You’re always riding in the back seat
Now I’m smiling from the stage while
You were clapping in the nose bleeds
~ Thunder, Imagine Dragons
And most importantly whatever they did … I didn’t let it stop me from being 100% authentically ME. From loving and living fully – and that’s what I owe my haters, my ju ju stealers — bad vibes don’t go with my outfit!
I know it’s not easy sometimes – some people are just plain rude, insensitive, callous and have nothing positive to say – remember – most of the time – it’s more about them then it is about you.
Keep shining BRIGHT! Keep being authentically, unapologetically YOU! Let go when you need to and thank them for the lesson.
You’re awesome, you’re loved & you’re perfect for who you are and who you are not.