“Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you.” Deepak Chopra, Author, speaker, and alternative medicine advocate
What does being aware mean to you? How often have you felt like you are moving through life on automatic pilot and then one day you are suddenly aware of who and where you are? Maybe it’s unclear but you are more conscious of your life and choices you are making. Does this make sense? We become self-aware at different times I feel. Some people continue merrily along in that state of auto pilot, so to speak. Deepak Chopra’s comment reminded me that freedom comes with the ability to choose and choose life experiences consciously! Yes, it’s through the choices we make that responsibility, accountability, and consequences arrive. It’s through these choices we create our experiences.
How do you feel when I say, “Your past is done! Let go of it! Let go of the ties and in some case the shackles that keep you bound?” Is there any resistance or are you ready to write a new and exciting story for yourself? Abraham Maslow, American psychologist reminds us that, “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” It all begins with each one of us, doesn’t it? When we become more aware, willing to change, and make conscious choices we begin our journey of being and feeling free!
Of course, the past may not be what influences you. There are other reasons; however, freedom to choose what you want your life to be is up to you. Why not choose to know yourself more? Being more self-aware is a great first step! What are some ways you might begin exploring? Meditation with deep breathing, prayer, journaling, walking in nature, participating in classes, reading books, joining groups, and/or seeking professional counsel. These are a few ways that might help.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk suggested that, “Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” Imagine your inner light shining deep within your heart space and soul – shining as bright as the sun and in your quiet and contemplative moments a new awareness emerges. One that you see clearly and have an opportunity to choose whether to change or not! What are you willing to change? It’s up to you! Are you ready to know yourself in different ways? Remember, you are not alone! Sending lots of love to each one of you!
If you are interested in more personal support, together, we can explore releasing resistance to being the best you can be which includes: old habits, behaviors, past life influences, emotions, and the illusion of what you are not.
I am available, for private intuitive coaching sessions at Storm Wisdom on Tuesdays from 1p – 6p by appointment or if you would like to connect with me or schedule a channeled private session on Tuesdays and explore becoming more of who you are, please call Storm Wisdom (602)334-1204. I am also available by phone or Zoom on other days. To schedule go to victoriabarna.com.