What up party people! Marie Forleo here for another Q & A Tuesday! Yeah, baby. Q: Alright, so the question today is from Ms. Gina and Gina writes “How do you handle the people, friends, co-workers, family even who are uncomfortable or even seem to dislike the newer enhanced version of me as I continue to evolve and reach for the stars in all areas of my life? Don’t want to leave them behind but they seem to be holding me back energetically. Thanks for all that you do, Marie.”
A: That’s a juicy question, Gina and I’ve got a juicy answer for you. Yes, I do. So the first thing we want to realize is that it’s supernatural. Not supernatural like weird poltergeists but very natural when you’re going on a journey of growth and evolution. That there’s going to be some pretty significant changes between you and the people you’re in a relationship with.
What I want you to get is that currently, you have it set up as though you’re the victim, as though people are holding you back, that energetically they’re holding you back. “Stop, stop holding me back man! Stop it!” Oh. Gina, it’s vital to realize that no one is holding you back. You need to take for who’s in your life and the impact that you’re allowing them to have on you. The next important thing to remember is that every relationship has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Sometimes relationships naturally come to a close because you guys are just on different paths. That’s natural and that happens.
In other circumstances, I know this is going to get a little deep and morbid potentially but it’s the truth. Even if you have a wonderful relationship, at some point one of you guys is going to die. Was that horrible that I said that? It’s the truth, right? So clinging onto this idea of permanence in anything, especially relationships just sets you up for failure and we don’t want to do that.
So you’re not leaving anyone behind, it’s just that your path is going in a different direction than their path. So they’re growing too, it just doesn’t look the same as your growth. Final point to remember is that you want to lead by example. So if you’re discovering all these new cool things about personal development and spirituality, don’t become a spiritual snob. We all hate that.
So don’t be defensive or judgmental or let down on other people because you think that you got all the answers and it’s all together, and they’re just these you know, poor fools on the side. Uh uh, honey, that’s not the way to do it. You have to lead with love and compassion, and understanding Mama Maria says so!
As Martin Luther King Jr. says, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Listen to Dr. King, you all. Alright Gina, so that is your answer to the Q for the day! If you like it, like it! Leave a comment, let me know if you have other ideas about what happens when you grow and people start not liking what you’re up to.
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