How did you make out with your journal recording? Did generating a range of perspectives on your aging folks serve you?
You will recall my lack of shame in confessing an initial list containing some rather derogatory descriptors. In my shoes, you’d see why. Eventually, maturity won the day.
In the end, I determined a more charitable set of monikers more closely reflected my True Essence. However, that did not occur until AFTER I granted my private self the liberty to “speak the unspeakable”.
Be aware of your vibration.
These personal shifts bring us smack-dab into the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks via books like The Vortex.
In my mind, they maintain the prize for Most Outstanding work around reclaiming Who We Really Are through their encouragement to operate daily at the highest possible “vibration” in our decisions plus actions.
By vibration, we mean invisible beliefs that translate directly into the experiences we encounter. If you want to get a sense for yourself, just observe how everyone and everything shows up around you.
At a low vibration, you will attract – like a magnet or TV station emitting a particular frequency – poor relationships and seemingly-constant problems. The opposite holds for a high vibration; things fall into place with ease and grace when you live at those elevated planes.
Make the connection between vibration and eldercare.
So, how do these Hicks principles tie into coping with Un-cope-able Parents? For one, I long ago noticed a 100% correlation between the vibration I used to carry toward my father during our calls or visits and the energy he reflected back throughout those interactions.
If I was cranky or impatient, he became more entrenched than ever in his stuck ways. When I demonstrated compassion and tolerance, he suddenly became collaborative.
Perhaps this doesn’t strike you as rocket science. Yet, how often do we, in the heat of “fighting” with Un-cope-able Parents throw up our hands – creating a losing stand-off where everyone retreats to their respective corners to pout, etc.
For your consideration…
Can we pause for a moment to bring together the first three LOVING attitudes of Laughter, Openness and Vibration?
Thank you. For, I would like to leave you today with three inquiries:
- How would the “vibration” of Laughter lighten the load for everyone?
- How would the “vibration” of Openness expand your possibilities?
- How would offering a high-vibration energy aura support you in co-creating winning outcomes for all involved?