Today we’re talking about witches! Well not completely, but I did get your attention, right? I do often joke that I’m a witch. Being an acupuncturist, I’m able to speak a language and see things in people’s bodies in a way that is pretty crazy to most.
And now as I’ve grown and become more comfortable in my authentic self, I’ve accepted that I’m also very drawn to the spiritual and metaphysical realms. Do I think I have a spirit world team (angels and spirit guides) helping me out? YEP, I SURE DO!! And do I talk to them? You better believe it!
I’ve talked before about flying your freak flag. Your freak flag represents the parts of you that you’re desperate to share with the world, but are too scared to. Desperate because they are the things that light you up, get you excited and make you feel alive. We also long to share these things because connecting with other like-minded people in an honest way is so important to most of us.
But we also get scared. And as a result, it’s these part of ourselves that we end up hiding from others. The irony is that it’s these things we think make us weird that are actually the most interesting things about us.
One reason we hide these parts of us is that we fear the judgements of others. What if people don’t like us? What if they laugh at us? Maybe they will. Others may judge you, but it’s not about you. It doesn’t actually say anything about you. When someone is judging you it’s coming from their own insecurity. And when WE are the ones judging, we assume that others are judging us as well. So I say again, STOP JUDGING other people. Because who are we to judge, anyway?
The truth is that we’re all human. It’s pretty rare, but when I’m in a bad mood or feeling bad about myself, I catch myself making judgements about others. When I find myself in this place, here’s what I do:
First, I acknowledge that I’m judging. Then, I stop myself by saying CANCEL and I say the mantra:
“I choose to see this person with love.”
And then, I remind myself to become curious about other people. What makes them different or weird? I ask questions. Sometimes I’ll ask someone what they don’t want people to find out about them. I’ll dig a little deeper and find out why they’re scared for people to know about this aspect of them. And, then I respect them. And all of their weirdness.
When you take on this new perspective, stop judging and get curious about people, you will find that the people that matter to you will respect you in return.
So, what’s your freak flag? I invite you to fly it high!