Sending Out Negative Vibrations: Lesson Learned

Originally Posted June  30 2012:

I was reminded recently of the power of the law of attraction – the idea that you receive into your life things which are of a similar energy vibration to that which you send out into the world.

It happened just last week. As many of us do, I sometimes find memes and pictures on Facebook that I think are funny, and occasionally I repost them. Well last Tuesday evening, I stumbled across a meme by It was of a woman with a wine glass. I had seen the same drawing before with another saying on it. The saying on this one was “Your dumb shit is what makes me want to get tanked at 11 am.”

I’m not gonna lie…it made me chuckle. And while there wasn’t anyone in particular who came to mind at that moment, I could think of several people who had the potential to cause me that level of frustration from time to time. So, even though it’s against my rule to post negative messages, I decided to share it.

Moving along…Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. I had a training event scheduled, which I was to lead. I bet you can’t guess what happened? Yep – it blew up! The manager in attendance derailed it, challenged me in front of my team and completely undermined my authority to speak on my topic. Nice.

I spent the next several days recovering from that incident, first getting over my anger with the manager and then forgiving me for allowing myself to get so worked up about it, and finally, forgiving me for allowing myself to fall into that particular situation. There were, after all, things I could have done differently that might have prevented or at least minimized the negative response of the manager. His negative response is a given and I should always be more prepared to receive it than I had been that day.

It was last night that I remembered my posting of the ecard on Facebook. Coincidence?