Resistance can be overwhelmingly obvious but it also has many guises.
It can be a sneaky little bugger!
You THINK you know what you want to do/create/be/have. You THINK you are following your passions. You THINK you are in alignment with your deepest desires and dreams, purpose. You get excited. You get focused. You start to make the plans.
But pretty soon the momentum wanes, old ways of being creep back in and before you know it you’re in total overwhelm and you’re wondering why going for what you say you want all feels like such an uphill battle.
Maybe you don’t want it enough?
“But I do!”, you exclaim. And because you never give up you adapt and try again, and again, and again……??Perhaps what you think is resilience, is actually the PERSISTENCE OF RESISTANCE:
The resistance to what it would mean to give yourself permission to claim the life you really want to create.
The resistance to change and stepping out of comfort zones.
The resistance to being seen or heard or judged.
The resistance to feeling vulnerable and exposed.
The resistance to unknowns and the risk of failure.
What we resist, persists.
Resistance seeks to protect us; a gate-keeper of our Dark Side; keeping the feelings we wish we didn’t have, tucked away. But this only allows them to grow stronger and results in some form of SELF-SABOTAGE.
To deny the part of us we would rather hide; is to deny ourselves from becoming WHO WE REALLY ARE.
To ignore, suppress or rise above will not bring about lasting transformation.
To shed the shackles of all that bind us we first need to become aware of them. The light of AWARENESS is the key.
Armed with this KNOWLEDGE, we can find the STRENGTH AND PURPOSE to face our deepest fears, angers, resentments, losses and pains. We can then learn to acknowledge and FEEL our way through them to LET GO without attachment.
To face our Dark Side is a choice.
In choosing to boldly go where we previously dared not, we release resistance.
Make the choice.
The force will be with you.
P.S. If you can feel the pull of resistance holding you back from your full potential, join The Dark Side Revolution – a supportive and safe (closed FB) group for WOMEN ONLY to embrace and move through all that stands in their way. I look forward to welcoming you on the other (dark) side. x