This is why I will never gossip again….
I have always been one for a bit of gossip. Often there is nothing more exciting for me than finding out the nitty gritty of all those around me.
I never considered myself much of a judgemental person and figured that my love for gossip was harmless and just “talk.” However, as I progress on my spiritual journey I have come to discover that gossiping is harmful to the self and also to the other person involved.
When we “gossip” we are interacting from our ego selves. Let’s face it, we gossip to judge and we gossip for a reaction. We gossip because it makes a part of us feel good, even if it’s just for a moment.
But it is mistaken to think that there is no such thing as harmless gossip that is just for fun.
Our thoughts, our words and our energy hold a powerful and unique vibration and when we start discussing the personal lives of other people, passing our judgements and adding our opinion, we are really just sending out a form of negative energy.
This not only lowers our own vibration, but also sends our rays of negativity to the person we are talking about which could cause them psychic harm.
When we gossip or say negative things about others, our words create a toxic force field and as more and more people gossip and spread the same words, the more and more this toxicity grows.
It really comes down to being as simple as this- nobody likes to be gossiped about, so why is it ok to do it to others?
Of course we all know that spreading mean and hurtful things about others is never nice, but gossiping has become so socially acceptable that often we are not even aware that it can cause harm and contribute to a lower vibrational energy.
The media and entertainment industries are often rife with gossip. Just look at all those magazines at supermarket stands that capitalize on the misery and tragedy of others. We often know that many of those stories are half-truths or blatant lies, however many of us still feed into it all, discuss it with our friends and pass our judgements.
Gossiping honestly just reflects back onto the person who is making the comments and in many ways, reveals our own insecurities and our own issues.
In Ayurvedic medicine, gossiping effects the solar plexus chakra which is where we house our emotions relating to control. In that brief moment where we hold that “exclusive” information, it gives us a false sense of power and allows us to feel in control. Sharing that information then furthers the energy and causes the negativity to expand.
Our ego’s feed off this type of negativity and soon, it becomes hard to control what we say, and who we say it to. The gossip then spreads like wild fire and can destroy friendships, relationships, careers and even the health of those affected.
Gossiping can also block the heart chakra which is where we express our love and compassion and infect the throat chakra which rules how we communicate.
Above all, gossiping blocks our third eye chakra and our ability to ascend to a higher vibration. The constant verbal dribble about others stops us from realizing our own path and takes the attention away from our own lives and our own problems.
While there is nothing wrong in discussing problems or sharing information with your friends, it’s different when there is an intention behind it that stems from the ego.
This can be hard to determine in the beginning stages of conscious growth, however as you become aware of this type of energy, you will get better at realizing it in others and yourself.
We must remember that everyone is on their own path and just doing the best they can. It is not only wrong for us to judge, gossip and spread other’s secrets in order to feed our own sense of self, but it also lowers our vibration and stops us from moving forward in our own lives.
Feeding into gossip about the rich and famous, or people we don’t even know is also just as bad as it’s feeding this giant societal “gossip bug” that will continue to grow if people give in to it.
So, the next time you find yourself in front of some gossip, step back for a moment, observe how nasty the words sound (without judgement of course) and chose the more conscious option of stepping back and offering the words “everyone is on their own path.”
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people”- Eleanor Roosevelt