Sharing a very empowering excerpt from Dr Christiane Northrup’s book “Goddesses never age”…
“And when it comes to your tribe, be judicious about who is in it. The people around you can help you reconnect to the life force and flourish or they can drain you and depress you….
You have to turn the volume down on some relationships, or even let go of them and commit to bringing in new people into your life who will be more supportive of you. The good news is that the universe will provide you with new members of your “tribe”, sometimes in the most extraordinary ways. Once you make the change inside of you, your energy will shift; those who resonate with you energetically will gravitate your way and those who don’t will start to fall away. Years after transforming the way I practiced and thought about medicine, I find that I am a magnet for people who believe in inspiring women to experience wellness through feeling connected with their joy and their life force. I regularly meet people I want to add to my tribe.
There are people who truly want to vibrate at a higher frequency and be happier and lighter in mood and attitude. But some people who will be attracted to your lightness of being will bring to the table their old, negative emotional patterns. They will love what they get from you, but they will drain you because they are not committed to becoming lighter themselves. They are emotional vampires. You might not realize that they are sucking you dry because they seem to be so nice and supportive at first. They may not realize what they are doing to you. But in time, you will see that whenever you interact with them, you come away feeling as if someone just took a pint of blood from you. I have felt as though I had to get down on the floor and go to sleep after interacting with certain individuals. In fact, sometimes I feel this way just from reading an e-mail from one of them! Those people are mostly gone from my life at this point but it sure took a while to figure out this pattern.
As you begin to tap into your own vitality, you have to be cautious about letting people drain it out of you as quickly as you fill yourself up. Encourage family and friends who want what you have got to get it for themselves and stop seeing you as their source.
In fact, people can energetically hook into you so strongly that if you stop, focus and tune in, you can actually sense the cord of energy that goes out to them from you.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and leading authority in the field of women’s wellness. A board-certified OB/GYN physician, Dr. Northrup graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. She was also an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at Maine Medical Center for 20 years.
Dr. Northrup has spent her life as an advocate for women’s health and wellness, first as a practicing OB/GYN physician and now as an internationally respected writer and speaker. She writes, “I spent the first half of my life studying everything that can go wrong with a woman’s body and figuring out how to fix it. Now, I’m devoted to teaching women everything that can go right, so that vibrant health can become their daily reality.”
Dr. Northrup is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, which have transformed women’s approach to health and understanding of their sacred bodies and processes. In 2005, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, her third book, was Amazon’s #1 book of the year in both parenting and mind-body health. These books have been translated into 24 languages.
In The Secret Pleasures of Menopause and The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook, Dr. Northrup outlines the crucial link between health and pleasure. Her children’s book, Beautiful Girl, brings her positive message to the youngest of girls. Her newest book, Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing will inspire women (and men) with an entirely different mindset about what it means to grow older.
Dr Northrup has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The View, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Dr. Oz Show. Her Internet radio program Flourish! is broadcast weekly on Hay House Radio. Dr. Northrup has also hosted eight successful public television specials.
In 2013, Dr. Northrup was named one of Reader’s Digest’s “100 Most Trusted People in America.” Don’t miss any of Dr. Northrup’s cutting-edge information. Join her tribe on Facebook, Twitter, in her e-newsletter, on Flourish! and at www.drnorthrup.com.
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