Setting boundaries can be hard and that’s something coming to the fore at the moment. It’s so easy to let things slip, then it’s difficult to do a u-turn and put a boundary in place.
And we can feel confused about how to communicate what we want in the best way.
There are times we are going to upset other people and that’s okay.
Have you ever come across a bully? Most people have and where there’s a bully there’s a person or people being bullied.
Have you ever wondered what determines that one person holds all the power and another person is powerless? It’s like a silent agreement between them.
The bully has made control and power their own. The bully feels entitled and lacks empathy.
The bullied is holding victim consciousness, feels guilt and apologises for their needs.
There’s a bully in my environs and although there’s talk about how troublesome they are, people continue enabling their behaviour.
It’s a two-way dance, it takes a mutual agreement. We do have the power to change that dynamic.
The bully in my environs is sometimes confronted but then, the same old dynamic quickly returns. In this dynamic, the souls are learning about personal power, not only the one who is controlling and manipulative but those struggling to stand up for themselves, to find and uphold their boundaries and embody their sense of empowerment. And this means learning how to love, honour and respect oneself.
Are you setting and protecting your boundaries?
Are you involved in a power play with anyone?
What are you learning from them about yourself?
Does that make you feel like changing in any way?
(Image: “Goddess: Yin Yang” by Amenet Drago)