Tuesday, 25 April 2017

SELF AWARENESS HOLDS THE KEY TO FREEDOM AND GROWTH


" Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." - ARISTOTLE

Self awareness is an extremely broad topic, but in this post I am going to talk about the shadow work aspect of it. The getting to know all of you and accepting yourself in all of your entirety. 

It is impossible to change anything if you don't know what you are trying to change or don't want to believe that you have anything to change. 

If a person wants to grow, spiritually, emotionally and mentally, you have to be prepared to get to know yourself, really know yourself. We get so focused on our external circumstances, and become more and more frustrated when we don't see the results we want in our external reality, when in fact the only thing that we have complete power over is our internal world, and changing the inner world will get the outer results. This is the law of attraction, and self awareness is the key. The deeper you are prepared to dive into yourself, the deeper your healing and growth will be. The happier your life will be and the more fulfilled your life will be. Inner work is all about self awareness, and self awareness is all about self empowerment, and self mastery. Self mastery is all about authentic happiness and that is freedom from within. 

"When you know yourself you are empowered, when you accept yourself you are invincible"

The solution to nearly every issue in a persons life is self awareness. Self awareness lifts you from suffering and leads you to freedom. We fear so much as human beings, we really do operate from a space of fear above all else. We are afraid to fail, afraid to succeed, afraid to love, afraid not to be loved, afraid to be happy, afraid that being miserable is all there is to life. I believe the two biggest fears a human being holds are the fear of being wrong and the fear of not being liked.

This being said, I think it is these two fears that prevent people from owning their own shit and moving forward in their lives and up and out of misery and into abundant happiness and freedom from within. It is these two fears that stop people from diving into self awareness because you are going to have to get to know all parts of yourself, the good, the bad, the ugly and then fall in love with all of it and then learn that we are all fucking beautiful!!! Nothing to be scared of at all!!! BUT you are going to have to accept that you are perfectly imperfect and that it is absolutely ok and wonderful to be wrong, to have faults and weaknesses and even better yet, that knowing your faults and weaknesses make you more awesome and is actually a quality of enormous strength! 

The two hardest things for people to say are I am sorry and I am wrong. We fight so hard, (even if it is a lie) to be right and to believe that someone else thinks we are right too, even when we have been caught with our hand in the cookie jar. We will try and defend our actions to make ourselves right again. We defend, defend, defend, truth or not, something inside the human wants to be right and will rather hide from the truth and live a lie just to be 'right' in their ego. That creates such an enormous amount of stress!!! Imagine if we were able to own our own shit and just say sorry we were wrong? Can you imagine how much pressure that would take off of you not always having to be 'perfect', what utter relief!

What are we defending anyway? We are not fooling anyone but our selves, if you were a douche bag to someone and you had no reason to be, the person who was on the receiving end knows the truth, you just make yourself look like a bigger idiot by not being able to own your shit and say sorry. With self awareness comes vulnerability, and that too is a huge big fear zone for mere mortals. This is why people avoid getting to know themselves but this is also the reason why people can't move past their shit and keep repeating the same crappy cycles of misery in their lives. Nothing will change until you do. You can move planets and every circumstance under the sun but you are still dragging yourself with you and will therefore keep getting the same results. 

"Truth is not what you want it to be, it is what it is and you must bend to its power or live a lie." - MIYAMOTO MUSASHI


Be brave, be authentic, be vulnerable, be you!! When we drop the mask, we find peace and joy because we gain unconditional love and self acceptance; the fear and ego can melt away along with the judge in your mind. 

There is learning in every part of our experiences, but especially in the darkness, and it is on the shadows that you need to shine the light.

With so much love
Rosemarie
xxxx