Over the past month or so, I’ve been guided to pull cards for my Face Book Friends and today, I was strolling along in our local mall and “happened” to find these beautiful Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson. I was guided to bring them home, of course to share with you on my Monday Message Blog.
Monday, November 26
Setting your personal boundaries.
-Check your personal energy levels. Is there someone who always drains and upsets you?
– Are there people who are always asking, wanting from you?
– How does this feel in your body? How does it feel in your mind? How does the presence of this type of person affect you?
Now look at this list of feelings and sensations you’ve made, and ask yourself where do you feel that feeling in your body? Do you feel it in the pit of your stomach? Your heart?
Once you’ve identified where in your body you feel, you’ll have your personal boundary. Gut feelings are the body’s security system warning that your personal energy field has been breached, and you’re letting in stuff that isn’t yours.
This is really important. When our boundaries are weak, unguarded, or unclear, we let in all sorts of stuff that isn’t actually our stuff, and we give away our own personal energy unconsciously.
2. Get Grounded for maintaining your personal boundaries.
There are many, many ways to ground yourself – the easiest is to imagine your root system connecting you to the earth like a giant tree, or get outside and connect to a tree near you. Meditating, affirmations and prayers are other ideas for you.
3. Pay attention and notice the people and places that drain your energy.
Before entering those places or exposing yourself to those people, take a few minutes to imagine breathing a bubble of protective energy around you. Think of it as a protective, beautiful space that will only allow love and positivity inside. Allow it to deflecting anything else. Really see it and really feel the force of it around you. Then recognize what you need to do to maintain that space.
These three steps will help you create and maintain healthy boundaries. Building boundaries is like any muscle or practice—the more you work with it, the better it serves you!
Interested in learning more? Consider taking a Reiki Class – I teach many methods of grounding and protecting your energies within these classes and they are amazing for maintaining your energy levels!