Happy Valentine’s Day! (Jump here if you want to see your Valentine’s gift right away!)
And while we’re on that topic, like the song says, all you need is love, right? Sorry, but that song is just plain wrong! There are SO many more things that go into creating a happy relationship, of the friendship, family or romantic kind. You have your own list of what’s important, I’m sure.
It turns out good boundaries, including your energetic boundary, is one of the secrets to happy relationships. I have learned lots from experience, both in my nearly four decades of marriage (yikes!) and from my crazy dysfunctional family (don’t get me wrong, I love them to bits but healthy communication wasn’t something we learned at home). But nobody, anywhere, ever, taught me that without intact energy boundaries, it is very difficult to have healthy personal boundaries. I bet the same is true for you, too.
Until I started studying energy healing techniques, I had no idea that I was an energetic sponge picking up other people’s energy (good and bad). I didn’t know how to choose what was helpful and what wasn’t. Chances are that you are in that situation, too.
My valentine’s gift to you is a tool to help you set and maintain boundaries with whoever you choose, whenever you like. A prayer of protection or visualizing a bubble of light around yourself is a great way to start the day. But alone these may not be effective enough to ensure your energy borders are 100% intact.
Click here to watch the video that leads you through setting secure boundaries. And, if you’d like to read more about healthy personal boundaries in general, check out what the experts at psychcentral.com have to say (click here).
Here’s to celebrating all the love in our lives, on February 14th and every day. Now please pass the chocolate!