“Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space”
It’s known as one of Oprah’s most profound A-HA moments and greatest lessons in life that she’s received from her guests in her 25 years of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Brain scientist at Harvard University, Dr Jill Bolte Taylor, who was rendered unable to speak because of a stroke which shut down the entire left hemisphere of her brain, suddenly had to rely on energy alone to try and understand every single thing in this new and confronting world she’d been thrust into.
The insight this life threatening experience gave Dr Taylor was astounding. If a Doctor or Nurse made a connection with her, either through touch or tone of voice for example, she was able to literally experience the sensation of comfort. On the flip side though she would be left with the undeniable feeling of being scared or confused if a health professional ignored her in favour of staring only at the clipboards or machines keeping her alive. And all through the experience of the energy we create.
It’s why Dr Taylor lives by the creed of being responsible for the energy you bring into any space you enter, something which struck Oprah so much that she now has a sign adorning her makeup room which reads “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space” in honour of this life changing lesson.
So take a moment to think about the toxic relationships you have in your life, or the so-called friendships which do little more than drain you, when they should raise you up. If they are unwilling to take responsibility for the energy they are bringing to you, or refuse to change it, then my friend it is up to you. As Oprah says “don’t buy into the energy suckers”. By giving them the flick you will be sure to see an abundance of light and love return to your world.