Define Yourself

Posted on February 29, 2016. Filed under: Spiritual Awakening | Tags: , , , , , |

At the beginning of our life, we are like sponges, soaking up everything from our environment:  thoughts, beliefs, goals, values, rules, agendas.  We see ourselves through the eyes of those around us.  When they look with love, we learn to love and value ourselves.  But all too often, they look at us through their own woundedness, through their own cracked and damaged filters.  We then learn to see ourselves as flawed and damaged too.

At some point, we hopefully begin to see that this definition of who we are just doesn’t fit
right.  The beliefs that we’re broken, damaged, wrong, flawed – whatever words we’ve come to identify with – start to become uncomfortable, limiting Accept no one's definition of your lifeand restrictive.  The truth of the matter is that they’ve always been confining, but at some point we notice that restriction and begin to rebel against it.  We try to break free of the bonds that we don’t even realize we’ve unwittingly accepted.

At some point, usually when the pain becomes unbearable, we begin to shed the layers of our human woundedness and seek the truth that has always resided beneath that surface story of our flaws.  We begin to search for the true definition of who we are.  It is then, in my opinion, that life begins to truly be the magical experience that it was always intended to be.  It is then that we begin to wake up to the truth of our divine heritage and release this illusion of broken-ness with which we’ve always identified.

The freedom that ensues from reaching for this personal definition of self is nothing short of mind-blowing!  We realize that WE get to choose.  We alone get to define who we are.  And if we allow others to impact us, we realize that it is a CHOICE – a choice we can change at any point in time.

The pattern of needing unbearable pain to be the impetus to begin this process of self awareness and understanding seems to be shifting too.  No longer will it be necessary to dive into the depths of what has been called “the dark night of the soul” in order to examine and change these definitions of self.  Certainly, that pattern still exists and is a valid choice.  It’s just no longer the  only choice available to us.  That makes it so very exciting to be alive at this time.  Life is shifting.  Our awareness of ourselves is shifting, changing and expanding.

Let the momentum of these shifts carry you forward in your own self exploration.  Begin to release the notion that you are flawed or broken or damaged.  See yourself instead as the powerful, creative and imaginative being that you’ve always truly been.  Embrace the freedom that you hold to define yourself – and accept nothing less than the magnificence that is your birthright.  This is how life was meant to be experienced – from this place of power, grace and love.

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