Have you ever wonder how to stop reacting to gossip? Either gossip about you or to you?
Have you ever been guilty of being “judgey, party of one?”
I know I have in the past, and sometimes I feel like I am karmically paying for it in the present. Part of this shows up as really working on not giving any cares (or as we lovingly call it in my Wellness Tribe, “giving zeroes”), and part of it shows up as being silent when the gossip train starts rolling through whatever conversation I am in.
Energetically gossip is often a symptom of deflection or insecurity. If can often be traced back to the root or throat chakras.
As you know, physical dis-ease has an energetic beginning. It can manifest in the body as all sorts of interesting ailments. Most frequently, bad breath and low back troubles.
It is a long-term habit and choice I am making to actively not gossip. Want to join me?
Here are 5 tips to squash gossip energy:
Zip it up. When people around you are gossiping, judging, and complaining… try silence.It can be challenging and you may have to distract your mind a bit. One of my fav authors, Gabrielle Bernstein suggests saying a little prayer for the people judging or the people who are being judged. You may also choose to pray or work releasing the judgements that are undoubtedly going to pop into your mind.
Catch Yourself. Find yourself diving into gossip (you might know if you repeat a person’s name more than twice), catch yourself and switch topics. Does this story matter in the present? Chances are it does not.
Change the subject. It’s pretty simple to do. Simply change the subject whether you are the gossip spreader or not. You may even throw in a polite but firm statement to do so.
Sprinkle some positivity on it. Say something positive about the subject of the judgement or gossip. You can also empathize with the person, after all have our flaws and have made mistakes.
Natural Remedy. Use blue gemstones and crystals such as Blue Calcite, Sodalite and Larimar to help stop yourself from jumping on the gossip wagon. You can also use topical Jasmine or Bergamot Essential Oils.
Do you have any tips or tricks to stay out of gossipy-judgey pants energy?