The power of Five

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Honour Your Soul and Speak Your Truth  

It is becoming more and more imperative these days that people find a way to honour their souls by finding and speaking their truth. This is always important but in these times of great change and uncertainty it is now more important then ever.

Sounds easier said than done, I know, but there are simple steps to identifying how to do this on a daily basis. We know about diet, exercise and spiritual awareness and in an earlier article I took you through my PIES model of working with your four pillars – Physical Intellectual Emotional Spiritual. These being the four pillars which we must nurture and take care of in order to lead a happy and balanced life.

Woven through these four pillars is the Power of Five. Some of you may be familiar with the concept of the Power of Five, namely that we become the average of the five people we spend most time with. 

This is well worth taking a pen and paper and half an hour to really identify who these people are in your life and where they show up?  

They may be people with whom you on social media, people you follow on social media. They may be people you meet in the park every day walking your dog. Maybe family members, partners, business associates, work colleagues. The list is endless and only you can identify the top five. If you are feeling uncertain, unhappy, depressed or worried then I can guarantee you that your need to take a long hard look at your top five and make some changes.

Whatever stage you are at in your life there will be something going on… Something you are dealing with. It may be a health or finance issue or it could be work or home related. It may be that you are excited about a new project or opportunity. Whatever it is, you need to be connecting with people who have the attitude that will gel with whatever outcome you are looking for. So, if you have a health issue and you want to get well then you need to be connecting with people who are there to support you on your journey. People who have positive energy to share and who listen without judging when you have a low period. If you have a health issue and want to hold on to it (and this is true for more people than you might think) then, of course you will need to hangout with others of a similar mindset. There are many groups around for either of these scenarios and it is essential that you find the one that you gel most with, as if you don’t then you will experience only frustration and a total lack of understanding.

If you are about to embark on a new project and those around you feel concerned that it won’t work and try to talk you out of it then you must align yourself with people who believe in you. This is absolutely crucial to your success.  You must have a group of people who have your back and cheer your success.

So… take a good hard look at your ‘five’!  It is pretty well guaranteed that you will have some rearranging to do. Best places to start are family and social media. Maybe not for everyone but for most. Go through your online friends and delete the ones that either never reply/comment or the ones who you don’t really know or why they are there in the first place.  Check the ones who tend to subtly put down your comments or who are rude or disparaging. It is simple click and you won’t regret it. Take a look at the positive connections you have and take some steps to maybe get to know someone better… check out their own posts and see what you have in common and make positive comments. 

In other areas it may not be appropriate or even possible to remove people from your life but neither may it be necessary. You may simply have to minimise your contact. Gently and discreetly lessen your contact. You can make a list of the ten people that you know you spend most time sharing your energy with and rate them according to how good you feel after a chat with them. Then you can move them into different positions until you are confident that you have identified the top five that work for you. The ones who don’t drain your energy but contribute positively to your dreams and your quality of life. And vice versa.  And share dreams only with those who will honour and respect them and help you realise them. These don’t even need to be people that you know.  If you study and read a lot then it is a good idea to have a favourite author or guide as one of your five. 

By taking these steps you are honouring your soul and developing the courage to speak your truth. 

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

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