The scene

A spacious strip mall parking lot. Sunlight glazes over the cages of hefty shopping carts strewn across the asphalt like grazing sheep. You see a few carts caught drunkenly hanging half-in the greenspace planter, half-out. Over there to the far left are carts –almost where they belong- jim-jammed in a holding pattern they can’t break free of, a zig-zaggy chain that spills over the line of their holding corral -students just waiting for the teacher to turn away so they can make a break for it.

As I gingerly maneuver my car through this minefield in an effort to keep my (fairly new) automotive finish from a forced kiss with woven metal on wheels, a thought comes to mind: too often we treat our energy like these shopping carts.

Wait! Hear me out…

When we aren’t conscientious caretakers of our Light and don’t maintain healthy energetic boundaries we leave emotional turmoil in our wake.

Have you ever…

  • Verbally snapped back at an innocent target then stewed, unresolved, in the guilt?
  • Wanted so desperately for everyone to be happy that bits and pieces of yourself were left in shreds everywhere and you lost track of what you really value?
  • Had to be right and make darn sure everyone around you knew you were right?
  • Blamed everyone and everything for the woulda/coulda/shouldas in your life?
abandoned orange shopping cart
Remember where you parked?

A healthy, mindful life means we stay aware of our shopping cart. We understand and appreciate its function and use it with consciousness. We take responsibility for its care and don’t haphazardly abandon it, leaving it to someone else to wheel back home.

It’s the unfinished business that keeps us stuck out there in the middle of the parking lot.

abandoned metal shopping cart
The getaway car(t)

Want to learn more about maintaining your personal boundaries? I’m teaching a class & I’d love to have you join me.

Thanks for spending a moment with me looking at things from ground level,

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