Athena: Understand How You Define Yourself and How People React to You
May 24, 2022 by Sitara
by Sharon Stewart
Lesson 12: Understand How You Define Yourself and How People React to You
Athena: This is a lesson one must learn at an intellectual level.
In Sharon’s case, she is always seen as a giver. She is very giving, in fact, perhaps too much so, and for this reason, she tends to attract needy people. She finds these relationships limiting in nature and they add to her frustration at being here on earth, because she has tried to find more people that meet her needs. She does not want to be among the needy all the time, and admittedly, one needs a break from it.
Finding relationships with people who are capable of reciprocating or relationships with some who are capable of meeting their own emotional, financial and sexual needs is important as well as having people to give to. There must be a balance. Admittedly, earth is out of balance right now as there is a surplus of takers and few givers.
However, you must be aware of those you are giving to and set limits with them, lest you become energetically and perhaps financially drained.
Understand how you react when you are over-giving. In Sharon’s case, she pulls back and gives herself time alone.
THIS WEEK’S TASK: Look at all your relationships and see which ones you enact the role of caretaker, which ones you enact the role of one being taken care of, and which you are both. Understand how this makes you feel. Do you feel empowered first at being able to help others and then angry when their needs become excessive? Do you feel used and dismiss the relationship? Do you feel resentful of being asked to provide all the time and then hurt or insult others for asking?
How does meeting someone who is aloof make you feel?
How does meeting someone who rejects your offers of help make you feel?
What basis do you use to make friends? Are your friendships based upon mutual need, or do you base them on a pleasant exchange of energies?