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Shifting Perceptions to Find Happiness

Shifting Perceptions to Find Happiness

During one of my Aspen Business Connect Coffee Chats that occured in the midst of Covid-19, Nicole Lindstrom, the Wellbeing Director of Lead with Love, led the chat. In a time when so many were feeling isolated I wanted Nicole to answer questions on how to shift our perspective in order to lead more with an open heart and find greater peace and happiness in our lives.

Nicole started the conversation by addressing heart centered listening and dropping one’s ego and personal agenda in order to listen better and to see the heart in others in order to see their loving essence. I admitted to Nicole, and to those on the chat, that lately I had been feeling drained by people who seemed to want more of me than I felt I could give, and therefore I had built a protective wall around me and was beginning to feel more and more shut off. I recognized that for a person who was helping others, I was becoming reclusive and less compassionate and it was bothering me. Nicole noted that my perception was that I tended to take on the energies of others, thus believing that I should only surround myself around those who also had positive energy, but that if I shifted my perception I would quickly learn that the energy of others actually did not bring me down and that nobody had that kind of power over me. I could actually instead bring others into my higher state of vibration. I needed to trust myself more and that my energy did not need to be altered by others if I didn’t let it be. She stated that vulnerability brings on connection, rather than reactivity. That was eye-opening for me. I could still give of myself without allowing the energy of others to alter mine. I guess I just needed a guiding hand to lead me back to a place of love and compassion. Awareness comes first in order to make a shift. It depowers it. 

Changing Our Frequencies

Nicole went on to tell us what it meant to change our frequencies and shift into a higher vibration, letting us know that if we operate from a place from fear, the undertone won’t translate as authentic, but if we move from a place of love and acceptance we will be able to change our vibration and attract what we put out.

Since the conversation with Nicole, I have been practicing what I have learned, and what I am finding so incredible is that it hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be to make the shift. All I had to do was make the decision to change my perceptions and suddenly I am feeling less vulnerable and more like a leader. Rather than being afraid of being taken down by others I an feeling empowered to lift them up, and what a better position that is to be in. It is all making much sense. Try it and let us know how it works for you!

Everything in the universe is made up of molecules vibrating at different speeds. This includes trees, bodies, rocks, animals, thoughts, and emotions. Human vibrations are composed of everything from physical matter to the way you communicate the thoughts you think. In simple terms, some molecules vibrate faster and some vibrate slower; there are higher vibrations and lower vibrations.

When you are vibrating at a higher level, you feel lighter, happier, and more at ease, whereas lower vibrations feel heavy, dark, and confused. Almost all spiritual traditions point the way toward higher realms of consciousness, and scientific studies (like that of consciousness research and spirituality author Dr. David Hawkins) have even quantified the vibrations of different states of being to create a scale of consciousness.

Nicole Lindstrom 

Nicole Lindstrom is a yoga and meditation teacher who teaches all over the world. She is the co-author of “WANDERLUST : A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Becoming Your Best Self” and current Wellbeing + Community Director of Lead with Love, in Aspen, Colorado. Starting with guided hikes and meditations at Wanderlust, to leading global retreats with Yogascapes, Nicole now designs and teaches all Lead with Love Wellbeing Programs and Retreats.

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