I know you have heard several times that we need to let go of what no longer serves us, and that forgiveness is part of doing the work. Forgiveness of others, and forgiveness of ourselves.
When we can start to see the limiting beliefs we have about ourselves, we can start to understand where we need to do the work.
Changing thought patterns that hold us down, and stop us from stepping out and becoming who we are meant to be.
It takes patience and practice to shift away from living life looking over your shoulder – being reminded of the things that held you back. But the good news is – it can be done!
You can let go of the baggage and rediscover who you are, away from the things that hold you back.
Picture for a moment that you are walking; dragging an extra-large sack filled with bricks. You are pulling and pulling on this heavy bag as you try to walk forward.
Each brick represents something that you have held on to. An argument with a cherished friend, mistakes, a relationship that didn’t last, a criticism you didn’t deserve.
From your earliest memory to now, you held on to this sack; adding bricks as you walk through life.
I know this seems like a grim description. But I want you to visualize what it looks like, and to help you understand what it means to carry all of our baggage around.
Here is where you can change what you carry with you.
Now, I want you to imagine that brick by brick you acknowledge each experience and toss it away.
You forgive someone for harsh words spoken, you decide that you are enough and you are worth what you want out of life. You do deserve to take care of yourself despite all of the demands you have.