If you’re feeling upset about something right now, misunderstood or used, the way toward peace is to consider the other person’s point of view. You don’t need to agree with them, or excuse their behavior. But it may help if you understand their motivations and try to have compassion for their feelings. Maybe you need more than they can give right now. Maybe you wish they could read your mind, but you have to accept they can’t. Maybe you just need space, and the other person isn’t getting it. Maybe they had good intentions, but you didn’t see it that way. Maybe things have been building up for a while and you haven’t been sharing how you really feel. This is an opportunity to practice self-soothing and healthy communication skills, to take your power back and stop blaming others or yourself, stop harping on what’s wrong and make things right within yourself.
Using empathy and positive self-talk, you can unlatch yourself from power struggles, giving up the need to be right or fight hard to prove your point so you can instead use that energy to nurture your own peace of mind and happiness. This is a good time to let go of defensiveness in your relationships, and soften your edge. When you are able to forgive other people’s flaws, and forgive your own, you can start moving past hurts and start fresh. Everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and where they are in the moment.
Healing Meditation: Take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Bring your attention to your heart, then your abdomen, then your legs and feet. Every time you inhale, imagine bringing the energy of life, divine love, peace and calm to these areas of your body. When you exhale, let go of mental struggles, stubborn thoughts, attachments to how you wish things would be. Inhale, choosing peace right now. Exhale, releasing the need to have to prove anything. Have compassion for yourself, you only want to be seen and understood. Have compassion for others, they want the same. Sometimes peace isn’t just a feeling. Sometimes it’s a choice.
Affirmation from Chakra Healing with Archangels:
“I am always understood by the Higher Self.”
To listen to this affirmation, download The 10-Minute Chakra Balancer. Lauralyn Kearney is a certified intuitive spiritual counselor and meditation teacher specializing in wellness consultations. For more information, visit her website www.LauralynKearney.com.