Do you honor the sacred space of others? Is it easy for you to set boundaries and express them with ease and grace? Do you balk at the idea of simple rules or do you find yourself offended or above the rules? How easily are your buttons pushed by others and do you take the time to figure out why you are reacting in a childish manner?
What is etiquette? “Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in a society or among members of a particular profession or group.” There are the rules established in various spaces because not all beings are trained in situational awareness, or socialized to know or follow protocol or appropriate behavior.
Sometimes policies are created for the well-being of the space and all that enter there. The reasons for policies and procedures aren’t always clear, yet know there is most likely a good reason the policy is put in place.
The home is a sacred space. When a householder states that you must take your shoes off before entering a home, then take your shoes off or don’t enter. A business is a sacred space and policies and procedures as a customer or an employee are to be followed.
For example, if a store owner (like myself) requires that you carry a shopping basket while in the store, then carry the basket or don’t shop in that store. If you are on the line in a store, bank, restaurant, crowded beach, or in any public place, refrain from speaking on your mobile phone or remove yourself from the presence of others. When driving, keep enough space between you and your fellow drivers, follow the rules and etiquette on the road or stay home.
When you find yourself highly insulted by something and you feel very offended by the rules of the sacred space of others, take the time to contemplate the source of the feelings that create that reaction.
When you establish boundaries or clearly state the etiquette of the sacred space, don’t cave in because someone is throwing a tantrum. Rather, step into graceful communication and stay firm with the policy or boundaries that are instituted. Maintain neutral and stay in a state of grace and love when someone is demonstrating that they are challenged because of boundaries that you have set in place.
Love is the ultimate vibration to transform and transmute challenging situations. Stay focused on vibrating love, breathe deeply, and know all is well.
Awaken your consciousness for higher understanding and wisdom.
Margaret Ann Lembo