I was just walking along, ok, scrolling along social media, sipping a café au lait and listening to the birds chirp after some heavy rains a few days ago. It felt really 𝒢𝑜𝑜𝒹 and 𝒢𝑜𝑜𝒹 isn’t a word that I’ve used to describe how I feel lately.
I stumbled up on a post that seemed interesting and I clicked. As I was sucked into reading all of the comments I began to feel it. The article that I thought was a good read was actually a 𝐿𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝓂. Before I could run for shelter I was being struck over and over. The hateful comments, the strong brash language (and I’m no saint so it takes a lot for me to say that) and the disgusting energy completely knocked my power out.
If you are a part of The Glow Program that I offer then you know that we use our own terminology and 𝐿𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝓂 is one of them that I feel pretty strongly about because it is happening to so many of us almost all day long lately!
The biggest problem with a lightning storm is that it can come out of nowhere. Maybe you have a friend who you adore but they get on subjects or spread gossip that just drains you. Maybe you 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 going back to your hometown for long weekends but every time you do, you have to sooth yourself with a bottle of Merlot and a bottle of lavender oil just to get through the stay. Maybe your spouse loves you more than anything but doesn’t believe in your vision. Maybe your work environment is toxic right now but it breaks your heart because you 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 your work.
Lightning storms don’t always look like tornados. They can be bright and alluring. Familiar. Fascinating. They seek like good energy and darn it, sometimes they mean well but ultimately they leave you with no electricity. It will knock your power out. Your energy will be zapped. You will go from a great mood, sipping coffee & cream to irritable and just feeling really bad. Once your power is knocked out it can take some time to repair and recover.
My advice - watch the weather. If the “climate” feels unstable (person, place or situation) and you can feel the storm coming then please take shelter. Protect yourself from the storm. Walk away from anything that goes from feeling good to feeling unstable. Re-direct that conversation. Leave. Only allow yourself to be around people, places and situations that won’t strike you down.
This can take some time to figure out and it can also take you off guard but you have three tricks up your sleeve that can warn you- Your heart, your gut and your mind. Listen to the storm warning. Take shelter immediately. Protect yourself. You will feel so much better in the long run when you do!
Have a great day friends!