This is the view we have of ourselves that is "mirrored" back to us and these early experiences shaped our perceptions of ourselves and the world around us.
It is the foundation for how we see ourselves today and is the largest influence on our ability to see ourselves as the creator of our lives - or the perpetual victim of life.
To begin to see myself through a different "mirror" I had to first remove myself from the "mirrors" that told me I was less than, defective, wrong, bad, shameful....
And put myself in front of some mirrors that would reinforce that I was awesome, amazing, articulate, powerful and could create the life I wanted for myself.
The first new mirror?
Choosing to live beyond the pain and damage of the past began with creating a new "self" image to mirror back to myself.
Then surrounding myself with those who could support the "self" I believed I was...
rather than those who decided who they thought I should be.
Q: What are the thoughts that run through your mind? For me? It was "stupid" (among other things but for simplicity we''ll use this one).
How did I change that part of how I saw myself - my "self image" about my brilliance?
Every time it came up in my mind....
I said - often out loud....
F*** off "dad".
Then - I looked myself in the mirror and told myself that since chaos....
was the beginning of "brilliance"...
then I was a fricking rock star. :-))
Let your light shine - and kick those thoughts to the curb.
How long does this take?
As long as it takes.
Was to never
To keep going, to get back up when I fell...
and each time I did this
the lies I was told from the beginning about how "stupid" I was...
lost their power
and in turn...
I found mine. :)
Yes - you are enough...
You are amazing...
And you really do have what it takes to be all you can be.
Always in total and complete awe of your brilliance!
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