Identity is the inner knowing that directs a seed to grow as a violet versus an oak. When soaking in the resources of sun and water to grow to its full potential the violet takes what it needs. Imagine nature’s catastrophe if the violet decided to take in the quantities needed by an oak tree?
Do we know ourselves enough to know what we need to attract the sun and water resources that will grow our intentions?
When we know who we are we calibrate energetically to attract and take in the right amount of resources needed to live our potential including the potential of our intentions. We find it easy to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and to move in the direction that nourishes us. But knowing ourselves in the information age of unlimited choices and options has itself become a process that can be challenging especially if we have unconscious patterns blocking that inner knowing.
In a past generation we would be tied to and defined by our cultural background, education, religion, origin, and other power chips of society that provided a calling card. Our family of origin and its values, by default tended to define who we are and our own values. Within that sometimes narrow definition we lived our potential risking group exclusion to grow beyond its limits or risking all to be included in the new group. Sometimes we took the risk.
Today, it is barely a risk and more of a demand to make defining choices. Our consumer tastes, our reading and music playlists, and our life online can define us and redefine us with the next purchase or decision we make. Are we making choices that allow us to grow to our full potential, choices that nourish our sense of identity? If we do not know our own identity or sense of self, we may find ourselves trapped with choices to please others, or be part of a trend, a group or something that by no means contributes to our sense of identity. Whether we rely on the traditional means of self definition provided by society or by the choices we freely make it is worth it to consider how we define our selves and clear the energy blocks that may be holding our identity hostage.
This week let’s explore the value of identity by reminding ourselves who we are. Inspired by those wonderful Oprah shows where she shares her favorite things… my suggestion is to make a list (or a collage for the more ambitious) of your favorite things. What is your favorite color, piece of music, books, etc. What is your favorite vacation place, restaurant, TV show(s), authors? What is your favorite spot in the park you like to visit. Making this list can be quite energizing and uplifting. As you get into it, notice how other things come to your consciousness as things you enjoy, and are glad to have experienced. Your identity wants to leave nothing out!
Make a good list and leave room for more that may show up. Gaze at your list and read it at least once a day for the next few days noting how it makes you feel. Use this exercise to energize your spring equinox intentions or goals.
Let us know how this exercise works for you and leave your comments below.
Have a great week!