I was driving home the other day when out of the blue an old familiar self-defeating feeling came over me. It was a feeling I have carried from as long as I can remember. I had identified with it for so long it felt like a part of who I am.
The thought occurred to me to ask - "Who does this belong to?" - and instantly that heavy feeling lifted. Asking that simple question that day gave me the ability to "disown" the feeling and "return it to sender." That feeling no longer owns me.
Believe it or not, most of the stuff we carry inside doesn't belong to us. Some we took on maybe just an hour ago, or a minute ago. A lot we've carried for years; a lot comes from childhood. We pick it up like a sponge from everywhere - from our parents to other shoppers in the grocery store to people we've never met.
So how much of other people's thoughts, feelings and emotions have you taken on and let them define you and your reality? Way more than you would think. Rather than frighten you, this is a great cause for relief, because this awareness creates tremendous freedom. And all it takes is asking a simple question.
The question "Who does this belong to?" is one of the many tools of Access Consciousness that you can use every day to shift your reality out of the box of unquestioned conclusions and limitations to an expansive reality of joy and ease.
I would love so much to share these tools with you. Please join me in this special class I'm offering to take these tools home with you. What could your life be like if you did?
A Taste of Out of the Box - Sun. Jan 15 1-4:30 pm in Kihei