DAMN do we hold ourselves back!
We don't mean to, but you know, it's the "safe" route to go!
I am just emerging from a meditative-type coaching session with... myself.
It works fabulously well to sit down, close your eyes, put your hand on your chest, and ask questions like these in the images below.
When we sit with an open mind, a pure desire to hear our truth, and let our inner world speak to us, we get the answers we've been looking for everywhere else but from within.
You may not be giving yourself permission to do what you want to do, be who you want to be, act in the ways you most want to act...
... because some part of you thinks it's a THREAT.
It's not necessarily perceived as "safe," "right," "smart," "perfect," "guaranteed" by our protective ego to follow the impulses, desires and visions we have.
And before we EVEN know it, at a deep, less-than-conscious, basically automatic level, we have dismissed, rejected and stuffed any ideas or passions or longings we have...
... because they aren't a sure thing- they aren't known, safe, predictable.
They are wild, liberating, leading-edge kind of things!
You'll often get a hint this is happening to you if you feel a heaviness, lack of motivation, mental overwhelm, lack of clarity.
Deep down, you do know what you want. I've never met someone who didn't. It's just that, without really know it, we aren't letting ourselves have it, be it, do it.
We don't think it's possible. We don't think we deserve it. We think it'll be a lot of work. We think it's too complicated... and on the list of limits goes.
I'd encourage you to practice really listening to yourself... way deep down. It's a practice to learn how to really "hear" your inner voices.
Some are afraid- LET THEM SPEAK.
Some are passionate- HEAR THEM OUT.
Some are confused- GIVE THEM TIME.
I simply set the intention to make the connection with my deepest self and clearly ask what's going... then I can coach and counsel each of the voices/concerns that come up until I feel so perfectly clear and refreshed that I whip out a series of posts like you see below.
Listen for the truth that rings clear like a bell and DO NOT dismiss it or be afraid of it!
Let it ring and guide you.
All of my love to you!
Let me know in the comments or on Instagram how it goes for you when you try it!
Dr. Cailin O'Hara is a passionate intuitive healer, teacher, coach, and forever student of life here to translate her experiences into hope, wisdom and light.