Is My Vibe Handicapped?
Too funny! Just read Missy B’s comment from the last post and had to read it twice, wondering “Did she just say that?!” With eyebrows to the ceiling, I went on to read Missy B’s next question asking “Can I say that?”
I’m laughing out loud at us, Missy B!! And loving that yes, we can (say that).
This is right in alignment with what I logged in for today …
I’m supposed to be sending out client recaps, and instead found myself listening to the Matrix soundtrack on blip.fm, the (slightly x-rated) Nine Inch Nails/Beatles Mashup on YouTube, thrilled to find @DarthVader on Twitter, reflecting how much I enjoyed Inigo Montoya’s revenge scene in Princess Bride (that I stayed up till midnight to watch), and looking forward to the delicious Ghirardelli treats I discovered at Costco yesterday.
Is this high vibing stuff?? Nine Inch Nails, Darth Vader, revenge, staying up late, and chocolate from Costco??
Shouldn’t the Good Vibe Coach, or anyone who was properly tending their vibe, wouldn’t it look more like eating organic salads, listening to Mark Romero as she finishes her meditation & yoga routine after a great night’s sleep before heading out to the local farmer’s market on her bike?
Hmm. It’s making me wonder if I’m handicapping my vibration …
And I have to admit, this judgment around what an evolved and spiritually awake person looks like has the serious potential to reduce my enjoyment level!
This topic is somewhat aligned with last week’s ezine on 12 Non-Spiritual Vibe Shifters, which hit a big chord with readers. (Thanks for all the great feedback!) While one person wrote to say “you call that good vibes?”, every other email expressed mixtures of relief, agreement and amusement.
(How about that – just got an email while typing this very paragraph from that one non-appreciative reader who giggled in response to the email I sent back. I had written, “okay, maybe it’s more like ‘better vibes.'”) If you didn’t get a copy of the ezine, sign up for it now and I’ll shoot it over.
My point being that I think my goal in this space/time adventure is more along the lines of having a good time than it is looking good.
So I’m going to continue releasing thoughts about what it’s “supposed to” look like and just get better at letting the pure enjoyment lead my way. Because when we let our thoughts about what it should be like hamper the inherent feel good that’s available in it, we missed the point, didn’t we?
At least I did. (Guess we gotta know our “point” of it all in order to answer that question.)
Maybe there will come a time when I look back on my music & movie & food tastes and laugh at what used to delight me (I can already tell the mood has passed in the hours I’ve been editing this post), but in the meantime, I’m committed to being open to whatever feels good and remaining true to my promise to make enjoying this go-round my number one priority.
Having said all that, I wonder if there is a case to be made for doing the “higher-vibing” stuff to allow for quicker ascension – or is the “higher-vibing” stuff completely subjective? And is ascension something we should be shooting for?
I’m wide open to and inviting alternative perspectives here (especially since engaging dialogue here is one of my favorite “feel goods”)! So tell me, what do you think?