Come with me on a journey for a minute. Imagine that you've built the house of your dreams. It has big beautiful rooms and windows and you love living there. Then you notice you've got a moisture problem. No big deal. You get a dehumidifier and figure that will take care of the moisture problem. After awhile, you start to have trouble breathing. You do some research and you discover that you have black mold. You scrub it away and it comes back. You bring in an expert. He tells you that you've got a crack in your foundation and you will need to gut the house and start over. You freak out. You can't afford to start over and you don't want to. What about the whole house that you built, that is home to you?
You avoid the problem for awhile and try to pretend that everything is fine. You love your house, but now you know that on a deep level something is wrong and that it's going to get much worse unless you deal with it. You try more surface remedies but the black mold is growing and you're having more trouble breathing. The thought of moving all of your stuff and yourself out and then starting over is too overwhelming for you. You feel stuck. Even though it's bad for your health, it's what you know and it feels comfortable to you. The thought of fixing the foundation is terrifying.
Did you know that this is what happens to our souls? Let's imagine that you were raised in a less than nurturing environment. You never learned to set boundaries. You never even knew what a boundary was or that you could set one. You believe people when they insult you. You take on other's opinions. Sometimes, people say things to you that hurt you to the core but you don't know why.
See where I'm going with this? The foundation of the house is your soul. It has a major crack which represents the lies you believe about yourself because they've always been there. You didn't become aware of them until they created problems for you. How do we fix the crack? We have to reprogram our very foundation. What does this take? This takes AWARENESS and WILLINGNESS to create new beliefs. As unhealthy as our beliefs are, they are what we know. They are comfortable. It takes COURAGE to be willing to think differently.
I've been reading a book called "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. He writes, "The most important agreements are the ones you made with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe, and how to behave. If you want to live a life of joy and fulfillment, you have to find the courage to break those agreements that are fear-based and claim your personal power." In this book, Ruiz writes that the most important agreement to keep is this one: Be Impeccable with Your Word. Can you imagine a world where we never used our words against ourselves or others? Hard to imagine, right? What if we used our energy in the direction of truth and love? If we made a new agreement with ourselves to be impeccable with our word, then just with that intention, the truth will manifest and clean out the emotional poison.
Making this agreement or repairing the crack in the foundation is difficult because we've learned to do the opposite. We have learned to lie to others and to ourselves. When we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement and it becomes part of our belief system. We expand the crack in our foundation. You've heard all of this before. Are you ready to see the truth and make a new agreement with yourself? What if your thoughts and your words were for and not against ourselves and others? Try it and see what happens ;) The choice is always yours.
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