“Limits and boundaries keep energies in as well as keeping unwanted energies out.”- Joanna.
Boundaries are important. They keep us sane. They keep us safe. They keep us from injury and discomfort.
Which is why it is so important to respect others’ boundaries.
People may not always like to be pushed out of their comfort zones, and yes it is healthy and equally helpful to push those limits from time to time, otherwise no one would ever progress.
When people are obviously in distress, and obviously are not comfortable: you need to back down.
Boundaries are not synonymous with ignorance, although they can be related from time to time, especially if you do not respect another’s. Boundaries are all about protecting and standing up for yourself, no matter who or what is infringing on your autonomy. It takes courage and great strength to be firm yet not offensive when laying out your limits to others.
As a practitioner, it is vital that I have set limits on my boundaries, for my own health. Otherwise, I would soon become drained and depleted, and a rested and energetic practitioner is a happy practitioner.
Boundaries with family members are also important. There is a level of sovereignty that is gained once adulthood has taken root, and family members, parents specifically, should acknowledge and respect that.
Boundaries follow us everywhere we travel. We have moral boundaries, work boundaries, relationship boundaries, cultural boundaries, and very physical boundaries.
Take the time to be mindful when interacting with others, and take them into consideration. Don’t be pushy and don’t be clingy. Both are signs of dis-ease.
Go with least resistance and flow naturally. That is the way of respecting the boundaries of others.
“I take time to get away to my own little nest where I incubate new ideas and dreams. I am strong and courageous, and have the power to accomplish anything I choose to do. I allow the sacred waters to pour peace and contentment into me. I’m a wise steward of my resources and I guve thanks for the blessings in my life.”- Joanna.
Solar question posed by Caitlin Matthews, Celtic Devotional.
Photo of the Fours if Air, Water, Fire, and Earth by Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot.