Most tend to think of Halloween as the time of Goblins, ghosts, and witches and scary things. What Halloween is really about is death and rebirth. And, what’s in between this is the ultimate deception you’ve been telling yourself.
This time of year, Jim sits on his one hundred year old work bench where he meticulously hand carves custom built wood work. He tastes the freshly chipped wood in his eyes. The gentle burn reminds him of how still he must become to etch each stoke in the wood. His creativeness dictates a patient methodical process designed to highlight the customer’s essence. One break in his concentration may require a week’s worth of work to be redone.
As Jim sits in stillness, he contemplates what’s going on his mind. What mental or emotional interference may disrupt this beautiful masterpiece? He barked at his wife over spilt coffee. A customer yelled at him yesterday. His friend of 30 years stopped talking to him. His shoulder hurts from a long day of carving yesterday.
He breathes into each of these. How can this interference be let go? Why was he letting these things bother him?
Jim let go of his favorite shirt that now has a coffee stain. His 20 year old shirt served its purpose. He gave himself permission to spend money on himself. He exclaimed with joy, “It’s time for a new shirt.” His customer was blowing off steam from their own bad day. Jim acknowledged to himself that his work was brilliant and he’ll be more compassionate with his customers. Jim didn’t need to soak in the anger of his customer. His shoulder, he’ll give himself more breaks as to not overuse his body. He works best when his body doesn’t hurt.
The smell of his workbench collected with decades of memories refreshed his soul. Jim reminded himself that the only real deception is life is when you deny your own true self.
What aspects of you have you denied? Your own power? Your own value? Where do you appreciate yourself? You cannot blame others for your own circumstances. Take personal responsibility and ownership for what is working and what’s not? Examine what you are tolerating that steps on your true values and put up boundaries.
Boundaries become a demarcation point in the sand on the thoughts and behaviors that are ready to die off. When this release happens, you are ready to allow something amazing to be born from within.
Give yourself permission to be the greatest version of you without any compromise to your personal wellbeing.
Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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