When we think about our circle of five, the one I brought up two weeks ago in my blog post, the people around us with whom we spend our time, we may find that we need to make some changes.
If you find yourself surrounded by people who do not treat you well, it may be a reflection of how you treat yourself.
Ouch! I know this is difficult for some of us to hear, but the truth is that our outward reality is a reflection of what is happening internally.
The really great part of this reality is the awakening of awareness that comes when we fully understand this concept, because with the understanding comes the power of choice! We can choose to treat ourselves with more respect, honor, dignity, value, and love.
When we stand in that power, bathed by authenticity and love, we begin to radiate that energy outward. Initially, those who have treated us poorly may rear-up and lay it on thick to get the same old response from you. However, when you stand firm in truth, authenticity, and love, those people will back down or leave your circle.
This is what setting boundaries is all about – loving, honoring, respecting, and valuing yourself in truth and authenticity. By your behaviors, actions, and attitudes, you tell the world how loved and blessed you are.
Then…an amazing phenomenon happens…you start attracting people to you that also love, honor, respect, and value you!
As always, the choice is yours.