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Choose Your People

As I look back at my life, I can see a trajectory of sorts. It’s as if I can see a linear graph – my evolution of consciousness represented by looking at the people I am drawn to spend the most time with.

What I know about this is that vibrations and energy are contagious. I know this from performing, for one thing. If we watch someone sing a song or say lines to a movie or play, and they aren’t IN the emotions, WE don’t feel it!

I used to sing sad songs for a living. Then I realized I had to choose between performing them well by feeling them deeply, or singing without my heart in it.

I chose to stop singing those songs for a living at that point. Good choice for me.

Ever notice that after hanging out with some people, you just feel better? You walk away with an extra little bounce in your step than when you walked in? I do.

And then there are people, some of whom I love deeply and very much enjoy being with, whom I leave feeling worse. I have gotten more aware of this in my life the past few years.

I am not suggesting we never hang out with a friend in grief. Dear God, no.

I am talking about sitting in the Present moment, aware of the conversations and our part in them. Are we standing for what we believe in during the conversation? Are we supporting the direction of the conversation in looking for the good in life? …gently guiding the conversation to joys and appreciations, rather than victim-stories and the worst things in the media today?
What can I do to support my own energy? Lots of things! I meditate, I pray, I take excellent care of my body and my attitude. But there’s another thing I can do.

As much as is possible, I can choose to spend time with people who radiate love and a positive vibration. I can choose to hang with people who, when I leave them, I notice my heart feels more full.

And, perhaps most of all, I can set the intention to be one of those people! I can do this by asking my friends (and strangers, for that matter) what the best thing is about their life these days. I can inquire about their dreams and support them in seeing the possibility of love beyond their wildest imaginings, in every area of life. I can remind them of their greatness, simply by noticing it myself.

So today I set my intention. I will walk with others, as much as possible, with whom I feel open-hearted joy.

And I will do my best to be one of those people that others walk away from feeling better. I can share my joys and celebrations, and ask them about theirs.

I can simply point out what I appreciate about them. Maybe it will be exactly what they need to hear today! Heck. I don’t know bout you, but I don’t tire of hearing people appreciate me when they mean it.

So my invitation for today is to be the vibration you’d like to feel coming back at ya! Choose your people consciously. Hang with others who support the energy you want to be living in, or be the one to bring it. ☺


2 Responses to “Choose Your People”

  1. Bob Fahnestock
    August 3, 2012 at 20:54

    I didn’t know about your blog. I do now. Blessings to you and those you love.

  2. Melissa Phillippe
    August 4, 2012 at 03:10

    Hi Bob! Long time! Thanks for visiting my blog! And blessings, pressed down and overflowing, right back at ya!,

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