22-30 Who’s in Our Orbit

“Each planet has its own orbit agenda.
Think of people close to you as planets.
Sometimes it’s nice to just watch them
orbit and shine.” 

— Yoko Ono

“The people you surround yourself with,
are like your planets. orbit wisely.”

— Rachel Wolchin

“We drop like pebbles
into the ponds of each other’s souls,
and the orbit of our ripples
continues to expand,
intersecting
with countless others.”

— Joan Z. Borysenko

This week’s MotW encourages us to notice who’s in our orbit, who’s in and around our circle. Are they supportive? Are they fearful? Are they naysayers? Are they givers? Are they takers? Most importantly how do we feel when they are around us (or after they’re gone)? Drained? Energized? Comforted?

For people we have little attachment to it’s easy to keep the negative ones out of our orbit. It’s more challenging to do that with the people we may work with and/or we truly care about (usually family) when after being with them we feel depleted. It becomes our quest then to either let them go, set boundaries, or find a way within ourselves to be at peace when they are circling our orbit.

A couple of quick ways to cope when around challenging people:

  1. Ask the Universe (God, Source, the Powers that Be, etc): help me see this person differently
  2. Repeat an empowering mantra such as “I choose power” (to connect with our own inner power, not to overpower someone else), or “the light in me see the light in you”, or “this too shall pass” whatever phrase helps us to stay centered and grounded.
  3. Remember: “Be kind. We never know what people are going through. Give grace and mercy because one day your circumstance could change and you may need it.” — Germany Kent

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

btw…started with these:

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