This past weekend I was in a workshop, and one of the most profound aspects was looking at everything that was light and good about ourselves. It was a lot to take in. We spend so much time focusing on what’s wrong, on what needs fixing, that to stop and receive information to the contrary can be overwhelming, even if we say we want it. It can be much harder to own all of our expanse than our limitations.
Our limitations have kept us safe; we can define ourselves by them. Our stories have been told so many times that they have added weight from that focused attention. But they are just that- stories. And since you are the author of your reality, you can write a new one.
Notice your story this week. Is it one of always being the victim, of things never turning out for you, of everyone being against you, of not mattering because so & so told you that you didn’t? Maybe there’s even nobility in your story; you hold your traumas as a badge of honor, because you have suffered more, been through more. See if you have a nobility in your struggle, and if so, if you feel a righteousness in keeping that alive.
What do you hold onto? What keeps you safe? Rage can be a hiding place, as can martyr, self-pity, or even fear. You see, defining yourself by your limitations, even if you don’t like them, has created a web of safety for you. But to drop that and say, “So & so was wrong, I do matter!” requires courage and a willingness to step beyond the bounds of what has helped your life make sense up until now. It takes much more courage to let go and step into your light, than to keep the old patterns alive. To say, “Hey wait, I define me, not something my parents/teachers/friends did/said to me.”
To step beyond the bounds of safety requires courage and a willingness because what lies beyond your parameters is incredible love. You may say, “Yes, bring it on,” but truly, if it were so easy, you would have done it by now. We are always stretching and growing, reaching to become more so start simply and notice one story, one hiding place of habit or compulsion, that keeps you in the past and out of the present. Choose to be done with that chapter. Start a fresh one. Write the story you want to tell about your life. Be the hero in your journey versus a supporting player. It’s time to author your masterpiece!
As this Abraham quote points out, what do you have to fear, you are literally Divine energy:
"The power is within you. You are extensions of this powerful Source Energy. You are literally God expressing in this physical body."
Me, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!