At the beginning of my yoga classes, I remind the attendees of several things, and one of them is “There is no judging or comparing.” I have further explained it from time to time to mean there is no judging or comparing yourself and your poses against the persons next to you, or against yourself from what you may have done last class, last week or yesterday. I tell them you are doing the pose in the way it’s meant for you right now.
These statements are true every day in every moment in all situations. No one is any better or worse than you at anything. It’s simply different. We all have different bodies, so in yoga, each body will do the pose in the manner that is perfect in that moment. Striving to stretch further or moving deeper in a pose is part of the practice of yoga. Different bodies will achieve different poses at different times. Again, it’s a practice.
Applying this in all facets of life will heighten your vibration, as judging and comparing not only brings your vibration down, it brings the other person’s down as well. Remember we exchange and share energy all the time, so one thought changes a vibration, and the vibrations of those who come in contact with you. Raise your vibration by simply thinking differently. Thinking differently is looking for the similarities, while accepting the differences. Two people can both be in warrior pose, feeling the strength and power of the pose. The similarity is same pose. One person may have their legs closer together, while the other has them further apart. That doesn’t make one person’s warrior any better than the other’s. It simply makes them different, and each person is doing what their body can do in that moment. It’s about letting go of harmful thoughts. If you think “That person is doing it better than me”, it creates harm and brings the vibrational energy down. Instead think “I am in this pose” without attaching a label of “well” or “good” either. In yoga class I give minor instructions so we can adjust our bodies for the pose we are doing in that moment so each person finds the balance and comfort in their pose, and this brings awareness to themselves and heightens vibrations by recognizing their bodies and the pose which feels right for them.
Remember all self-talk carries vibration. Pay attention to your thoughts and notice when you are comparing or judging. “That person has more money than me.” Is this simply a statement, or is it a comparison? How can it be changed? Much of our comparisons and judgements are based on perceptions. It’s important to note perceptions are not the whole story. So, exactly how do you know this person has more money than you? Why do you care? What are needing to recognize about yourself in relation to this statement? This statement is about lack. This statement because of it’s energy creates more lack. The law of attraction and the law of abundance give you what you think. If you think “lack”, your abundance will be somehow lacking. This thought is attracting more lack. Cancel the thought. Then think “I have abundance, I have a lot of money, I am prosperous.” You are no longer comparing yourself to someone else. You are recognizing how to raise your vibration and by using these positive statements you are raising your vibration, by removing “lack” and bringing in abundance.
We truly need to pay more attention to our own journeys, versus another’s. Yes, we can learn from other’s, and we are all here to help each other in some fashion with our different gifts. But, your gifts are your gifts. And their gifts are their gifts. Cultivate your gifts, strengths, and vibrations for you. Use thoughts to your benefit. I AM. Make a list of your positive I AM statements. Here are a few suggestions:
I AM Prosperous.
I AM Flexible.
I AM Beautiful.
I AM Wealthy.
I AM Creative.
I AM Secure.
No comparing, no judging. Cancel those thoughts by literally thinking “CANCEL”! Then use your I AM statements. Your I AM statements are your mantras, repeat often and as necessary. Raise your vibrations! And by raising yours, you will touch the energy of others, helping them raise their vibrations.
May you raise your vibrations each and every moment.