“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” ~ Shannon L. Alder
Permission to express your true feelings and needs. 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. What if we took a moment to tune in and check how we really feel about how we are being asked to show up?
Take a slow, deep breath before responding when someone asks you for something. Let that breath be your trigger to digest the request through your chakra system and see how you really feel before saying yes. 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.