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Taking Responsibility For Energy

I saw this sign a while back and have decided to put it on the soft-board in front of my working space.



There are a few more affirmations that I’d like to put up too, but for now I want to examine this a little closer.

In my desire to be authentic, I can no longer can I pass the buck and blame anyone or anything for my past mistakes or my present state of being.

I look back on my relationships, especially the ones I’ve been hurt in, and realize my part in allowing certain things to happen to me. I know that by bringing in my ‘people-pleasing energy’, I gave some people the right to walk all over me. Was it their fault? Yes, but only some extent.  I cannot absolve myself of my part in these ‘transactions’.  However, I will not spend any energy on feeling guilty. I accept my actions and I spend my energy on becoming aware of my present relationships and how I am transacting in them.

Similarly, I’m examining the kind of energy I bring into my home, my writing,  my blog……

I am response-able.  I am taking responsibility for the energy I bring into every aspect of my life.




  1. melissa melissa January 6, 2013

    I love the awareness that you brought here BS. Aside from people pleasing, I’m also working on not apologizing too much for my absence or sickness 🙂 Taking responsibility for the energy that we share means giving out ‘more’ life into myself and others 🙂

    Thank you for the positive energy that you share to us, most especially to me. They’re like Vitamins 🙂

  2. UmaS UmaS January 4, 2013

    “I know that by bringing in my ‘people-pleasing energy’, I gave some people the right to walk all over me” – This is exactly I am letting to happen and I need to change it !!! Thanks for reminding me 🙂

  3. Jaime Nicole Jaime Nicole January 4, 2013

    I stopped saying that I was tired – simply the act of saying it I think made me more so!

  4. G Angela G Angela January 4, 2013

    This so true ! we carry our own energy into every space we occupy on this earth. Some are glad when we meet them, because they feel energized by our presence. Some times we feel terrible meeting some because they have drained our energy.

    I try to be conscious of the king of energy I carry into my work, my relationships and my family. Most of the time I am happy. Sometimes I feel the need to be more centered and focused. I am still learning and in process !

    Thanks for bringing in a lot of positive energy into my life…. I have grown coz of U ! infact.. I continue to… and thanks for the space ! I enjoy in your company … God bless You!

  5. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah January 4, 2013

    Dear Corinne:

    This means a lot of responsibility and awareness. Tough, but not impossible.

    Joy always,

  6. Amy Amy January 3, 2013

    EXCELLENT reminder… taking responsibility and not blaming are coming up a lot lately around my house; I am so much more aware when I see my kids ‘blaming’, ” I didn’t do it, she did” or “If she didn’t do this; I wouldn’t do that”. I am trying really hard to seperate the association between taking responsibilty and getting in trouble or being perfect… I try to focus more on accountability and having the courage to speak in truth regardless of outcome. It is a tough one… often times, more so in the past, I’d blame my parents or my partner or my friend or whatever… or whomever… doesn’t work so well, unless standing still while living in yesterday is my objective then it works well.

  7. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg January 3, 2013

    This is so inspiring!! Thank you Corinne, for sharing this!

  8. Loralee Hutton Loralee Hutton January 3, 2013

    Great reminder to be careful of what I bring home with me & also take responsibility for where own energy is “leaking”. Thank you! ~ Loralee

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      I’ve have found the more we take responsibility the easier life gets, Loralee. Thanks for coming by.

  9. Jas Jas January 3, 2013

    Loved the sign and I am glad that you shared it here.. One of my new year resolutions is to be more positive about life and that involves spreading positive energy. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      That’s a fantastic resolution, Jas! I wish more people would make (and keep) that one! 😉

  10. Pixie Pixie January 3, 2013

    I totally agree Corinne…
    Taking responsibility for my energy is something I learnt at my yoga class and that for every bit of energy we give out, we receive energy… that the ability to block negative energy from our lives requires concentration, meditation and good thoughts.. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      Thanks so much for sharing, Pixie. Yes, yoga does focus on breathing in positive and exhaling the negative.

  11. Sili Sili January 3, 2013

    Absolutely! Love this and you are so right. It’s amazing the energy that we can put out and the way that our energy is received. Firm believer of this and I love the idea of printing it out. Thanks, Corinne!


  12. Daisy Dozit Daisy Dozit January 3, 2013

    Very interesting concept. Like you, I have been looking inward to my own behavior toward myself and the world….and I quite agree. We are and become what we ‘put out there’ into the world. Good post, thanks for the food for thought

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      Thanks so much for visiting, Daisy. Wishing you good luck with your journey inward.

  13. Noel Lizotte Noel Lizotte January 3, 2013

    I am responsible for my attitude and my attitude makes the difference.
    Funny how we’re on the same page!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      I’m glad we’re on the same page, Noel! Yes, attitude makes all the difference, indeed!

  14. Dawn Storey Dawn Storey January 2, 2013

    Very true – thank you for the food for thought.

  15. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando January 2, 2013

    We all need to take responsibility for our energy, our actions, and our reactions. Loved this inspiration today, Corinne!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      Yes, Martha. I love the positive energy you bring to this space! ♥

  16. jan jan January 2, 2013

    Exactly, I agree and will be spending my own time examining relationships and my part in the negative frome them. Thank you for the affirmation. <3 You are most definitely putting positive energy into my life. Thank you! Blessings to you, Love Jan

    "Open your arms in love, and soar above the storm."

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 4, 2013

      I know you are on this journey too, Jan and you must see how much taking responsibility frees you. I love the phrase you’ve shared. Yes, it is time for all of us to open our arms and soar in love!

  17. Galen Pearl Galen Pearl January 2, 2013

    I’ve been thinking about just this idea lately, that I am responsible for the energy I put in the world and that everything I do or think or say creates energy. Big responsibility!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 3, 2013

      It is a big responsibility, Galen. But I do think life gets simpler once we realize that it’s largely up to us.

  18. janu janu January 2, 2013

    Agree with you. Room for much improvement here.

  19. B k Chowla B k Chowla January 2, 2013

    You know….I have noticed it is two important people at home who bring in energy .
    The grandparents and the youngest grand child

  20. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh January 2, 2013

    I’m with you here Corinne!

    The poster does say it all and we ARE responsible in every way for the positive or the negative energy we bring about in our daily lives. We really can’t put the blame on others or hold them responsible for things that happen in our lives – wish more people would realize this and stop playing the blame game always.

    Thanks for sharing, and wishing you much joy and success in this year. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues January 3, 2013

      Hi Harleena – First of all a very happy new year to you. I’m sure you’re going to rock 2013. I hope we can manage to meet/talk during the year.
      It’s amazing how quickly things get simplified once we take responsibility and move on.

    • Andrew Andrew January 6, 2013

      In physics, energy is an indirectly observed quantity that is often understood as the ability of a physical system to do work on other physical systems.

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