Lessons in Fear.
This winter season has been great for Going Inward Wellness, LLC. My private practice is growing, and I am getting really clear about the things that Going Inward Wellness is best positioned to offer the community. I have been listening and incubating all winter, I am ready to share what I have learned and get moving on some new projects.
The theme of this winter was fear. I have been working to get out of my own way, revisiting lessons I thought I already learned about money, learning to say yes before I can talk myself out of a good thing, and deeply investigating how fear was showing up in my world. It was hard to hold the mirror up to myself at times, it was hard to admit I was the problem. When I discovered that I was the problem, I also discovered that I was the solution; this was pivotal. Instead of beating myself up, I leaned in, and asked more questions. What I initially framed self-pity, guilt and misfortune became learnings. All of these learnings are still unfolding for me as I prepare for the second season of this new year.
So what did I learn:
- When you invite change and elevation you are inviting discomfort into your life. Embrace it and watch what happens.
- No one is responsible for your success, you are your own biggest hurdle.
- Unconscious habits and ways of being will sabotage your conscious efforts. Check your schemas and automatic assumptions.
- Getting intimate with your fears is the best way to deactivate them.
As I said, these learnings are still unfolding for me; I will not rush the process. What lessons are unfolding or you? What are you ignoring? Are you aware of the ways in which fear shows up in your life? These are just some of the questions you can investigate. I encourage you to investigate some aspect of your being to ensure your autopilot doesn't land you somewhere you don’t want to be. My autopilot was steering me into the safety of mediocrity.
This work is easier said than lived, but I believe in myself and I believe in you.