Today, as I was meditating, I saw an image of a sugar cube in front of my third eye, and I heard the word, 'Sweetness'. I understand the deeper meaning of this message to be reminding me to maintain a high vibration when I am in the midst of someone else's drama.
It's so easy to get sucked into a lower vibrational energy, especially if someone we love is in a state of anger, sadness, or judgement. When another person lashes out at us in pain, we have a choice -- we can either react or respond.
If we react to what the other person has said or done, we are lowering our vibration to match theirs. This is something that empaths tend to do, feeling what the other person is feeling and reacting to that. So, this kind of behavior just exacerbates the situation and doesn't help in any way.
When we take a moment to pause and breathe before we respond (if we respond at all), we can maintain our high vibration, sending love and light to the troubled person. We can feel compassion for them and hold space for their healing.
Of course, it's important to honor our own personal boundaries and remove ourselves from abusive situations if necessary.
But, even in troubling situations with loved ones, we can maintain the sweetness of kindness and compassion, keeping ourselves from getting sucked into the downward spiral of negativity.
© Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019