Monday, December 26, 2011

I found a new mirror....

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Our "self" "image" begins from our earliest life experiences, whether we have full recall of those experiences or not.

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?

Me. 

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.

The secret?

Was to never

ever

give up.

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!

Susan:)

Creating big change begins with creating small degrees of consistent change over time…

This is a journey not an event. 


Seek Knowledge, find Wisdom, live your Truth!

 

4 comments:

Kate Storm said...

This is so inspiring. I love the mirror metaphor. And seeing our lives as something we create rather than something we are a victim of is such a powerful idea. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I'm so glad this post spoke that to you Kate! That was the intention and hope behind it;)

So glad you chose to share the journey today!

always,

Susan

Apeetha Ravi said...

Hello Susan,

I am really really happy to nominate your blog for a blogger award that's been going around.
Because your blog is awesome!
the details are on my blog

love and light,
apeetha

Susan said...

I am honored Apeetha Ravi! Thank you - for both your generous comment and nominating me for this award! Love and light ...yes! always!