Have you ever noticed that your thinking and behavior is shaped by who you believe yourself to be?
A lot of the decisions that you make, and the actions that you take, are a direct result of conforming to your idea of being a good daughter, valuable employee, generous person, etc. There's nothing inherently wrong with this and there's no way to escape it.
The truth is that we all use labels and roles to economically navigate our world. It becomes a problem when your responses are a consequence of habits and not choices. It diminishes what's possible when who you are comes from past experiences (whether your own or ones you've witnessed) and not the dynamic alivening essence that is the core of your being.
In spiritual circles the ‘Who Am I' inquiry leads you beyond your personality to the essence of your being. For many it takes decades to come to the answer. In this exercise we're looking to explore the labels that you've taken on – consciously or unconsciously – and determine which ones are still for you.[feature_box_creator style=”1″ width=”200px” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”” top_padding=”” right_padding=”” bottom_padding=”” left_padding=”” alignment=”center” bg_color=”” bg_color_end=”” border_color=”” border_weight=”” border_radius=”” border_style=”” ]Writing Exercise: Do 1-2 minutes of free flow writing on ‘Who Am I.' Answer the question by just starting to write the thoughts that arise.
When you're done notice what roles, or labels, each one encompasses and jot those down.
Next, take another piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the top left write LOVE IT, on the top right LET IT GO. Notice how you feel about each role/label and write it down in the corresponding column.
Notice how that feels. This exercise alone can create tremendous clarity.[/feature_box_creator]
Once you've done this exercise you'll probably notice that there are plenty of labels, roles and characteristics that you have claimed as your own. I'll bet that a few are a source of pride and joy, some others not so much.
What if there's an expiration date on some roles? What if they served you once, but now they actually hold you back? There are clear indicators that can help you determine which ones are keepers, and which ones are not.
Labels aren't good or bad, just like most things in life. But, if they are a drain or make you feel bad about yourself it's time to reconsider.
Here are two signposts that will let you know right away that it's time to let go of that label:
The truth is that with every action that you take, over and over, you reaffirm who you choose to be. It takes some exploration, and courage, but you can redefine yourself at any point in time. I'm sure you've done it before.
What labels are you ready to let go of? It's time, isn't it? Yes.
If you need some help with this exercise make sure to post to the Evolutionary Adventurers Facebook Group.
Another year is coming to a close and a fresh new chapter begins. Are you complete with the old and ready for the new?
No matter what changes are knocking on your door you won't be able to navigate them powerfully and purposefully unless you are tapped into the source of inner wisdom and infinite knowing in your world. You have access to the power source that moves all of life. It lives within you and it is eager to partner with you.
Are you ready to embody and activate the essence of who you are in the world? Are you ready to nourish the source of your own renewal?
This is a most auspicious time to tune into the deeper rhythms of Life and to ride the coattails of evolution. You have everything you need for this adventure.
The Self Care Mastery Jumpstart runs from December 23 thru January 29. The first 10 days of the adventure, before the New Year, is a time of preparation. The last two weeks of the year feel like the pulling back of a wave before it hits the shoreline. There is LOTS percolating.
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