That conversation topic that just gets our blood boiling...
That pet peeve that just irks us to no end when we are witness to it..
Energetically, we are contracting, cutting ourselves off momentarily from the 'broader perspective' of our Spirit and becoming immersed in our physical/emotional/mental senses.
We are in a state of what's often referred to, as resistance...
Recently, I went to The Channel Panel in Burbank, CA (it was great!), and one of the audience members asked one of the channelers, Darryl Anka, about resistance... and we were told by his guide, Bashar, that when we are in Resistance, we are essentially running Judgment. And that judgment separates us from Source, because we are viewing another as separate, by being in judgment of them!
I've found this correlation to be so helpful because from a place of resistance, we are more naturally inclined to see ourselves as affected by external stimuli. E.g. We were just minding our own business, and boom...our day just got worse...because of xyz.
However, remembering those thoughts/feelings/physical sensations of resistance are actually reflecting back a judgment we have within ourselves... well, that brings the power of what we are experiencing back to us--which it always has been, but is sometimes easy to forget. And that's empowering, because it reminds us how we respond to life is actually within our control!
Now it's also easy to then blame ourselves for our judgments and reactions... we are all learning how to be more gentle with ourselves (and not be in resistance to ourselves!)...
Recognizing the symptoms of resistance is a BIG step to gaining that **space** of awareness in the moment, to shift your energy back to a more open, allowing, connected space if you'd like.
Once you become aware of your own resistance in the moment, what if you were to say to yourself, "Oh I'm running a judgment...now what?"
- We may decide to just sit with our judgment, and accept ourselves just the way we are.
- We might choose to engage with our heart-chakra, opening it to greater Love for ourselves and the other person in that moment. [For more info, you can read this blogpost.]
- We might try running Compassion, which is so helpful in alleviating judgement--as we set the intention to tune into / bring more Compassion to the moment, we may find ourselves being inspired with sudden understanding, or a desire to better understand/accept/allow the other person's view/action/situation by asking them questions from a more curious vs. critical space.
- We may decide to step away from the situation, and commit to doing the inner work to get to the root of the judgment(s) at a later time. [Emotional processing, meditation, automatic writing are just some tools helpful with this work.]
In the end, we always have the power to shift our vibration! From what space do you want to respond?