Are you Wearing a Porcupine Suit?
Interesting title huh? I bet you cannot wait for me to talk about his
topic. I believe it effects many of us and may not realize it. Actually, I know it does
from my years of coaching and helping people take off this painful figurative suit
so they start feeling & giving love again.
I am sure these are very tough questions
to ask about our self and most people hate to admit this. I have been
there too! When negative is brewing, we see the ‘bad’ in everyone and
Now, ask yourself, how much fun is this for others to hang out with you?
I listened to James Ray’s monthly live call this past
week and he talked about friends and family who are Energy Vampires.
This is James’ terminology for negative people and their effect on us
when they are draining us of our positive energy by their negativity.
Very true! It happens more often than not and now with the Holidays
people are worried about spending time with their families who may be = Energy
If we are feeling unappreciated, unloved, negative, sad,
irritated, or annoyed these are emotions that are draining YOU and the
people you are hangin' with! The old saying goes here…. “ I will
bite them, before they bite me”…what I mean by this is that people are
defensive and judgmental when they are feeling insecure, doubtful,
vulnerable, scared, and so on.
However, they will not see this or admit this..They are wearing
their own, self-created Porcupine Suit! It will keep everyone away from them. It is a
security blanket so no one gets close enough to hurt them… Hmm… pretty
smart! However, no one can get close enough to hug you either…After all
who wants to hug a porcupine…
$#%^*&*^Yikes = OUCH!
I remember a particular time in my life when I was still
drinking and my party friends didn’t even want to hang out with me any
longer. I couldn’t understand why? Until one day, someone bold enough
told me…. Why would anyone want to hang out with you when all you do is
complain how bad you have it? Now I had two choices... I could make
excuses from the person telling me this, since it was exactly the road
she was walking. I could walk away as the victim of her harsh words or
I could take this info and learn from it. [She was right by the way!] My partying/using days I was only living 25% of life. Now...100%. Life is simply too short.
I chose the later and I was in Rehab a few months later.
Obviously, I have never forgotten this moment. Now when I feel negative, fearful, worrisome, and judgmental. I do ask myself… Ok, Merna what is really going on! Yup, I look in the mirror not at others... I have to live with me. I want many, many verbal, emotional, and
physical connections from people in life and I hope they will accept mine.
Let’s torch these stupid suits and get back to living!
How do you do this? You start with looking in the mirror of self and
ask yourself... How are you feeling? This will point you in the right
direction and journal these thoughts. [Also, Pocket of Pearls]
If it is tougher than you realize, you can invest in a coach to
take you to the next level ... Remember you are
Life is too short to walk around in this painful suit…Find your way starting today!
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