(originally posted 8/25/15)
If you are anything like me, you may have forgotten that you are safe. Well you are. Like, super safe. As safe as can be.
We are pure, 100% love and love is so safe. We were born that way! The only thing not safe is our thinking about things. And when our thinking can get out of control, the world on the outside seems a bit unsafe and overwhelming.
I want to share a little story with you.
I have this weird aversion to working out. I’ll do it for a while and love it when I’m doing it but then a few weeks will go by and I’ll look back and realize I’ve stopped making a point to be active. Resistance to our greatest selves comes in many forms. This is one of mine.
Anything that doesn’t come from love comes from fear, so my guess is that in some way shape or form, I’m fearing working out. I’m not 100% sure the root cause, but that doesn’t even matter. My guess is that I may be afraid I’d be hurting my physical body too much if I work out a lot, that I will be wasting time when other things are more important, that if I look good I’ll get too much unwanted attention. The list could go on, but these are all just thoughts anyway. Untruths.
How do I remind myself I’m safe?
We just need to gently re-parent ourselves back to the truth. And this part is easy!
When you have an inspired action arise in your mind, then some resistance pops us, try that thing anyway. Fear doesn’t mean you need to stop doing something. It doesn’t mean it’s actually unsafe. It just means you have a lot of thought around it.
For example, I was in the resisting exercise phase today and I decided to throw my sneakers on late at night and just jog around the block while I took my dog out for his nighttime walk. As I did this, I made myself consciously aware of how safe I was. “See Jamie, this is fun. My body actually feels good! I’m enjoying sweating and moving and I actually do like it. It’s safe.” This awareness made a huge difference. It allowed me to reaffirm the truth, that I am safe while taking an action my mind thought was unsafe. I could see how silly my mind was being and how right on my soul was. The more I do this, the more the fear can take a back seat. It’s just about teaching that little kid inside that she’s ok to go out there and live. Many of us are afraid of little things like this. Nothing is too small to cheer yourself on for. Just keep taking small steps toward new ideas, common sense, things that inspire you or even excite you, and when you are doing them, remind yourself that you are safe there. It seems so simple but it can have a profound impact. Your life will open up. I can promise you that! Join me in my newest course to transform your life (by clicking on the title) Profound Healing Through Self Love to ground these teachings in deeper.
About the Author
Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher who writes for souls who are curious about activating the principles of radiance, authenticity and magnificence within their own hearts. Her purpose is to help you awaken to your Soul's True Nature one article at a time.