Getting to Know Yourself
Who am I? I love this question and I think it's a good one to ask periodically.
"Who am I?"
What response do you get when you ask yourself this question? To find out, take a moment and sit quietly with a pen and paper. At the top of the page write out Who Am I? Breathe into your heart for 5 or 6 nice long deep breaths and then think of something that makes you smile. This will help you get centered.
Ask yourself, "Who am I?" and keep repeating it. As ideas come, write them down. Don't filter what shows up - just keep writing.
I recommend setting a timer for 10 minutes. If you can allow yourself to keep writing for the full 10 minutes (longer is even better), you'll find that you'll start to let go of the mundane.
The first few minutes will likely start off with, "I'm short", "I'm fat", "I'm a mother, sister, brother, husband", etc. You get the idea. All the ideas of who you think you are. But after a while - and I think it's because the ego gets bored and/or tired - some interesting things start to show up.
"Who am I?"
When you feel the exercise is complete, express gratitude for all that you have been given. Take a moment to reflect over what you have written and sit with the experience. How did it feel to do this exercise? Were there any surprises? Did you find it easier than you were expecting? Did you experience resistance? If so, were you able to move through it and if not, why not? It would be great to take a moment and sit with the resistance to see what it wants you to know.
There are, of course, no right or wrong answers. This is an opportunity to get to know yourself better. We're always growing and evolving and this exercise can help you to see how you've changed over time.
In love and light,