"And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving." Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
What is my story? What is my song? How can I transform each one? Through my perception, through my decision to love my story and my song. What a blessed week this has been, learning just how important it is is to mind my vibration. As an empath, I have often faced great challenges with boundaries. I have allowed the energy of others in to a point of suffering greatly. Now through the teachings and coaching this week, I learned that I can hold my vibration, detach with love, and still be a compassionate person. The need to bleed myself dry for others is not healthy. Empathy is love not only for others, but for ourselves . I've learned this from observing hermit crabs and turtles this week. When wanting to protect themselves, to set definitive boundaries, each creature retreats into the sanctuary of its shell. I learn the lesson of minding my vibration from my cats as well, such wise souls they are. If Loki, my beautiful, fluffy , yet shy black cat, becomes overwhelmed with the energy of the other cats, or humans, he buries himself under the covers to seek solace and to regroup. He still lifts his ear up to listen to the outside world beyond the covers, but he is minding his vibration, removing himself from situations that stress him out. To be able to separate yourself with loving detachment is a great gift. It is a principle we are students and teachers of for our entire lives. Let's make our lives "into a song made sweeter" by our own loving.