Hello Amazing Souls…
I have talked several times before on how I feel life is always giving you messages, in all sorts of ways. I also belive we can sometimes hear what “life” is saying but for at least a handful of reasons we just keep trying to push it away. We deny it, we hear it, say it, write it down and yet we are still not really engaging in or taking action on that message. And sometimes that is ok for now… there are some things that really just need to be acknowledged and to let marinate for a bit.
But there are those times where meaning to or not we deny the messages we are getting, some of them we are even “hearing” loud and clear and yet we still deny them.
I think that it comes down to a few core reasons at least for me it has. Fear and not enoughness (and I am sure some would say those are the same or sisters!) Fear of how to make it happen, what it looks like, where to start, what others are going to think if you, fear of change. Not enoughness, feeling like you don’t deserve those things, you don’t trust yourself so you keep ignoring the messages, you hear the “voice” of judgment of others (current or past) around you or in your head. I am sure the list could go on and on.
The messages can come about all sorts of things. For example for at least a year and a half now I have gotten the message that my body wants fresher, healthier foods. I respond to it sometimes, but not very often when I do I can feel a difference, and yet I kept pretty much ignoring it. Even with my recent health issues, I have still ignored it up until the last maybe few weeks and even then I know I need and want to continue to “take it to the next level”. (I belive it’s my life/my body telling me something in a different ways I was too afraid or stubborn to listen before) It’s come in the way of denying some of my dreams and hearts desires as well. It can be in a “small” way and in huge ways we deny it.
Sometimes denying “it’ feels safer but in reality it’s not at all. The messages will get louder, or we will numb that part of ourselves so much that we lose a little part of ourselves if we continue to deny it.
I am not going to pretend I know how to “fix it” but I do know that in this case for me action is a big factor in healing the denial. Some things we can do to start the healing
-Journal/Capture what the messages are that you know you keep getting
-Be willing to keep listening, really listening to your life
-Start somewhere when it feels right (don’t wait until you feel fearless, 100% prepared etc..) One small action, small actions building on top of one another build up to results, changes. Start small, start now
-Celebrate your efforts when you do listen and when you take action on “it”
-Keep telling yourself, you are brave and you are enough, because you are.
Here is to living Inspired,Creative and Empowered