Overcoming Old Programming

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Overcoming Old Programming

In a conversation with one of my coaches last week, we were talking about something I really wanted to do, but a part of me was resisting – even procrastinating.  Ever been there?   As I looked at the situation, first I thought about overriding my resistance.  I saw myself pushing through the fear and I said to her, “If I was really courageous, I would…” and I described exactly what I wanted to do. 

She invited me to notice that I already have the resources I needed and asked, “What if you were already courageous?” It was a great question.  I did have the courage and I realized there was an even better question.  I asked myself, “Why do I even need courage, what specifically, do I need courage to overcome?”

Then it was obvious… First, I was telling myself stories, based on old beliefs, that I really wasn’t allowed to ask for what I wanted.  I had beliefs and stories running from the past that said I would be greedy or that what I was asking for was too big… that I didn’t deserve that big of a gift.  Second, there were emotions I didn’t want to risk feeling and that’s why I needed courage!  I didn’t want to risk feeling judged or rejected!  Ugh!

There it is again…

Feared emotions and conditioning from the past
will stop us from experiencing our dreams every time!

Notice how often you orchestrate your life to be sure that you never have to repeat uncomfortable experiences from the past.  Stop for a moment and notice, what kinds of experiences have you had in the past that some part of your being says… “I never want that to happen again”?  Notice how the actions you take (or don’t take) in life are totally in line with your desire to protect yourself from ever having that experience again.

What if those protective behaviors stop you from actually opening up and being fully available in relationship and somehow the relationship of your dreams never seems to really blossom?  What if those strategies you use to protect yourself actually hold you back from diving into the career or life’s work you are truly passionate about?  What if, maybe even unconsciously, you are so afraid of failing that you will never take the risk you need to take to attract the abundance of wealth and prosperity into your life that you know is possible?

Is it time to start living in the present and living the life you truly want?  Is it time to step beyond fears, mistakes, and judgments of the past? 

Notice what you need courage for this week and then look deeper.  What is it that you are really afraid to experience?  I’ll bet it’s either and experience from the past an emotion.  Can you step beyond the past and turn and face the possibility of an emotion you haven’t wanted to risk feeling?  I wonder what would be different in your life next week…

If you find yourself stuck and you want to release that old conditioning from the past or you know your are ready to step into your true potential and you want some support or inspiration call or email me!  I’d love to assist you!

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