Mindful Consent

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Mindful Monday 3/5/18

“You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce” ~ Tony Gaskin

Consent to serve. How we show up for the people in our lives is part of how we gain self-esteem. Sometimes we want to help because we love our people and this is a way to show them. Sometimes we want to help because people expect it of us. Sometimes we want to help because it is just what we do…even if we don’t really want to help every time we are asked. Our yes is a knee-jerk response. We don’t even give it enough thought to know how we feel when we say yes, we just say yes and show up to serve. But do we really consent?

I encourage everyone to take a slow breath before responding when someone asks you for help. Let that breath be your trigger to digest the request and see how you really feel before providing your consent. Then respond with what your heart, mind, and body feels is the right response. Trust from your people and trust in yourself comes when your behavior is in alignment with your needs, wants, and feelings. No is a complete sentence. Let your yes be as precious as you are.

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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.