[Self-Love] “I’m Rubber, You’re Glue!” Guidance from Childhood
“I’m Rubber, You’re Glue!”
At least in parts of the US, when I was a child you could hear this on the playground.
“I’m rubber, you’re glue. Anything you say bounces off me and STICKS to you.”
I was on a call with a client who was relating painful words given to her by her mom. Out of my mouth comes, “I’m rubber, you’re glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!”
I burst into laughter. First, hadn’t said that in…okay…let’s leave it at a LONG TIME.
And suddenly I could see it was spiritually PROFOUND.
When someone is sending nastiness your way, they are trying to push the pain inside of THEM, OUTSIDE of themselves by dumping it on you.
But, by law, you GET what you GIVE. You receive what you sent. It’s like making a hole in water!
What they send indeed sticks to them like glue.
If you are doing a great job of loving yourself, the negativity they shoot at you will NOT STICK. It won’t stick UNLESS you have a gap in your self-love (low self-worth story/subconscious beliefs) that it can hook into.
If you are looking to others first for their approval or love, you open yourself up to being “added to” AND “subtracted to” according to THEIR mood.
The question for you is, how good are YOU at bouncing off things that don’t serve you?
If their stuff is still getting in…GETTING to you… SPINNING you.
P.S.This brought back memories of my STICKER COLLECTION! Kept in photo albums (remember those?) and how prized my “puffy” stickers were! And the thrill when you traded for a better one. Did you have a sticker collection?
P.P.S. Someone stop me – does ANYONE remember cootie shots? That boy touched you? You needed a Cootie Shot! Yes, I am in my 40’s!
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