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Mindful Permission

“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.

About the Author

Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Seeker at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit in 2013. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she has spent the last 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices, and the last 12 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities.

Laura helps empaths and sensitives who have struggled their whole life with belonging. Her approach this work through a social justice lens, seeking to help empaths explore their own power while considering the power dynamics of our White Supremacist, Patriarchal, Fourth Stage Capitalist society. Our culture views sensitivity as a weakness and my work focuses on helping empaths heal the wounds left by this world; reframing their sensitivity and focusing on their innate power. 

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