What is your typical response when you become frustrated, angered or upset?Maybe you are having a disagreement with your spouse or coworker, or you are 'having one of those days' with your kids, or your family member is pushing one of your buttons. If you are like me (or like I used to be) you will most likely engage in the hot mess and probably make it worse. Sure, you might start out trying to be reasonable, but if your buttons are being pushed it can be hard to maintain composure. Even if we do, we usually walk away stewing and fretting about it in an unproductive way. I've learned several amazing tools that have helped me to handle situations like these with a lot more grace. I want to share one of them with you today.
This is a tool that I learned in a spirituality class. It's simple, easy and works fast. Whenever you are confronted with a situation that is challenging and runs the risk of getting the better of you, repeat to yourself out loud or silently, "the God in me is loving the God in ____" and insert the name of the person(s) impacted. Repeat this over and over for a few minutes until you feel the shift happening inside of you. Even if you have to grit your teeth and choke it out at first, do it anyway. You will be surprised how after saying it a few times, your own thoughts and energy will begin to shift.
Now the super cool thing about this is that it not only begins to shift you, it also starts shifting the other person, and they are not even consciously aware that you are doing it. You will notice that they calm down and that their energy becomes more positive and calm. I'm not kidding, this tool is amazing and so easy to do! Remember how thoughts become things and impact our environment and what comes back at us? Well, this is another powerful example of how this can work.
This tool can also be used if you are in need of shifting the energy in the room to a more positive one. If you are in a meeting and the energy is turning negative, or your family is having an off day. There are a some other cool tools on how to shift energy that I can't wait to share with you in future posts!
I love how Pamla Ashlay-McPherson describes this tool. "People address each other from the part of themselves that has been programmed by this earth life; they forget they are spirit first encased in a body and when we address each other from our spirit to their spirit we speak greater truths. So next time someone is yelling or upset; be still, and in your head repeat over and over, 'the God in me is loving the God in you' and they will stop; as it will bring them to a greater truth without realizing it."
So, next time you are in a challenging situation that threatens your ability to stay in a calm and loving place use this tool, repeat...the God in me is loving the God in you...and feel and watch what happens. Please let me know how you like this post in the comments below. I would also love to hear your experience once you put this tool into action!
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." The quote is by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher and Jesuit priest.