Managing the Communal Vibe
Loved this question that came in from an LOA savvy client: she asked what to do about a business partner who is practicing LOA, believing big things can happen with little effort, but in the process is cutting the kinds of corners that makes other partners nervous.
My client is on board with what this “risk-taker” is up to, but she’s taking calls from those who criticize his approach as foolish and unsafe.
How do we manage the vibe when others contribute to the creation process?
Her question reminded me of the other night when I fed Russ’ leftover steak (along with bones) to the dogs. As I split leftovers up for three drooling dogs, he cautioned, “You’re not going to feed that to them, are you?”
Well yeah, I was. “You don’t think I should?”
He thought bones were dangerous for dogs. He wasn’t saying “don’t do it,” but cautioned me about making what he thought was a foolish mistake.
If it were just me with dogs and leftover steak (which wouldn’t happen with this vegetarian), I wouldn’t think twice. But recognizing a contrary vibe in the room gave me pause.
With dogs holding their breath, I asked my sweetie again what he knew about dogs and bones. Not so much because his opinion represented the “truth” that I needed to know, but because I wanted to get a feel for what his vibe was on the subject. If he believed bones are life-threatening to dogs, I didn’t want to participate in that co-creation.
If his vibe was mild or easily changed, I’d proceed.
Because I know it isn’t just my vibe affecting these dogs. We all live under one roof now, and there are two people flowing creative energy in this house. (Even though only one of them is usually deliberate.)
When I questioned Russ the second time, he sounded irritated that I was making this his decision, which I wasn’t. I just wanted to feel out his energy on the topic.
He said something dismissive and turned his attention back to hooking up tivo, so I knew we were good to go.
The dogs greatly enjoyed their feast – bones and all. (And yes, I know how many people believe and have experienced differently. Let’s not activate that. These dogs love bones! Ding dongs and high decibel Low Rider aren’t good for me, either, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying them when opportunity arises.)
We get what we vibrate – and I’m vibrating good things. For me, that includes occasional hostess cakes, energy inefficient ’66 Caprices, loud music and deliriously happy dogs.
As for my client with business partners on different pages, I counseled her to remind her LOA savvy partner that he was co-creating with others who were becoming nervous by his actions. Together they’ll find the “feel good.” They know too much not to.
It doesn’t matter what we do or don’t do – just what we flow energetically. Keeping that in mind as we move forward leads to more happy endings than proceeding willy nilly without thought or care for the vibe others bring to the table.
Potentially complex topic .. (or is that just me?) I’d love to hear your opinion on this!
In the meantime, I’m loving this excuse to play Low Rider all afternoon. hee hee
(Sorry dogs! It’s a little louder than they like.)