When I first heard the phrase, “Namaste and send them on their way,” I thought it was a joke. I thought it was funny. I thought it was a curious and funny saying. Then my teacher explained to me that it was very serious business. It seems as if, “Namaste and send them on their way,” is a tool we have, a choice we make when we want to honor somebody in our life who is no longer in alignment with our values or our thinking. This might be an acquaintance or a very dear friend. It can even be a family member. We’re not banishing them from our lives. What we’re choosing to do is remove ourselves from their energy field for a period of time.

We may make this choice because they constantly speak of things in a very negative way, or they’re not honest. They’ve done hurtful things. Things that were not kind over and over. While you’ve tried to discuss things, there’s no open end of communication. The pattern repeats itself.

While we want to be tolerant and understanding, it’s very important to make choices, to surround ourselves with people who support us, who hold the energy that we do, who have a grounding in the values that we hold dear.

Should you find that you are no longer comfortable around someone or you find yourself making plans but never keeping them with a friend, making excuses to not get together, perhaps this relationship needs a bit of a break.

If it does, simply namaste this person. Bless them and send them on their way. No big declarations needed. Just bless them and know that you’re sending them on their path and you’re staying on yours.

I’d love to hear what your thoughts are about this or any questions you might have. Sometimes this thinking and this teaching feels a bit harsh to some people. If it does, I’d like to hear from you. Other people think it’s just a phenomenal way, a big deep breath that gives them permission to move towards people that they feel support them and to move away from those that are grounded in negativity or bring them down.

Write your post below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

In the meantime, be aware. Look around you. Be grateful for the people that support you so well that you can support so well. Should you need to, use namaste and send beings on their way as a choice that serves you and them as well.

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