Who are you?
Notice how you are different today than year’s past. Not just your age but what makes you who you are.
I was once a principal and marathon runner.
I was a seeker and am still today but in totally different directions.
I am more compassionate and more connected to my feminine.
I am closer to my Oneness.
Are you living more of your passions? More closely aligned to what is right for you?
When you know you desire more freedom to be who you are then the path is easier to handle. When you know that happens the more you are in joy, then it allows you to release some of the resistance and thinking you must know the way.
Are you living according to your core values and core feelings? Have you taken time to define those for you and create your life around those? If not it would serve you. Life would be more fulfilling. Your choices easier. More peace, love and flow for you.
Thomas Merton shares “Before we can become who we really are, we must become conscious of the fact that the person who we think we are, here and now, is at best an impostor and a stranger.”
Most spiritual text share about the importance of knowing thyself.
Life is a journey about coming back to your Divine Self once you’ve been lost in the material world and separation of who you are.
As Vernon Howard says, "Think of your search as the recovery of a precious gem which you have temporarily misplaced."
I’m back into digging deeper into the Enneagram and am reading “The Road Back To You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It’s about becoming more conscious of who you are. It’s about understanding WHY you make the choices and live the way you do. It’s fun to know something about a topic, and when you read more about it you are seeing the world differently. And, how much more deeply you can see or hear the words in a different way. The sins of each type have really captured my attention this time because they are about finding your True Self. Richard Rohr writes, “Sins are fixations that prevent the energy of life, God’s love, from flowing freely. [They are] self-erected blockades that cut us off from God and hence from our own authentic potential.”
My coaching work and love have been to understand these blockades or shadows, those parts of ourselves we have disowned or made wrong. That have run our lives. Owning them and integrating them in our lives is FREEDOM. Is key to our wholeness.
2020 was a year to see lots of darkness and uncover it. 2021 is asking you to bring more light.
What needs your attention? What areas in your life can you see how you have grown? Become more of who you are?
How can you know yourself more honestly and deeply, so you can see your true self for maybe the first time?