“And then I learned that the spiritual journey had nothing to do with being nice. It was about being real, authentic. Having boundaries. Honoring my space first, others second. And in this space of self-care being nice just happened, it flowed not motivated by fear, but by love.” ~ Michelle Olak
Honor yourself first, this is not selfish, it is necessary for a healthy life. Boundaries allow us to take proper care of ourselves, filling our own cup so we have something to give to someone else. Let go of cultural norms that say because of our role (parent, manager, counselor, partner) we must take care of everyone else’s needs even at our own expense. Prioritize your needs before other people’s wants.
The people in your life may complain when you start to set boundaries but they will get used to it. The only reason they will complain is because you have conditioned them to treat you a certain way or to have certain expectations from you. They can adjust as you begin to exercise proper self-care.
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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura works with adults who identify as highly sensitive persons or empaths and are committed to learning about who they are and how they want to express themselves in this world. She helps these individuals clear energetic blocks, release limiting beliefs, thrive in their business/careers and navigate interpersonal relationships so they can live life to the fullest.