As we begin to value ourselves more, create boundaries, and become unwilling to tolerate unacceptable behavior, those around us may begin to feel uncomfortable.
In the past we may have said “yes” to everything that was asked of us, and suddenly we are exercising our right to say “no.” People in our life may not like that, or understand it. They may take it personally.
At those times we can choose to let them know that we have been working on ourselves, and are learning to take care of our needs, and learning to decide what is best for us. It may be helpful to assure them that it has nothing to do with them, and everything to do with us.
Of course, we don’t owe anyone an explanation.
Just as we have love and compassion for ourselves as we change, we can extend that love and compassion to those around us, as they adjust to a woman who speaks “yes” and “no” from her heart.
As we raise our vibration, we raise the vibration of others around us. Some will not want to step into a new vibration. Some people may fall away from our life at that point–either because they were there for the benefits in the past, or because they don’t know yet how to value themselves. That is ok too.
By choosing to honor ourselves we serve as an example to others that they can stand in their truth. By empowering ourselves, we silently remind other women it is acceptable to be empowered. The work we do for ourselves does not only serve us; it serves our children, our friends, our world. We become a light to so many as we step out of the darkness and shine our light into the world.