Merry Meet :))))) I absolutely adore summer. :))) I've been spending lots of times under the trees curled up with my kindle reading all sorts of amazing books. :))) The one I am reading right now is called The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature, by Starhawk. Last night she hit upon a concept that I found myself nodding my head and agreeing to. It is one that I am working on putting into practice immediately and I wanted to share it with you today.
We've gone over grounding and centering and why they are important to help protect us and tune into the world around us. Anchoring takes it a bit further by developing a "personality" that you can anchor to.
We all have those voices inside our heads that we need to quiet. No matter how much work you do on your path, I don't know of anyone who doesn't struggle with this at least a bit, it's part of what makes us human. Those voices that love to cast doubt, tell us we are incapable of doing something etc. It's always negative. I do a lot of work with trying to teach you to silence these voices or at least control them as you walk your path.
Starhawk refers to these voices as "personalities." So for instance, I have one that loves to bug me about fears from my past. I recognize when that voice is around. My giving it a name, or at least recognizing it, you can then choose how to handle it. So I recognize when that voice comes up and realize that it's negative and unwarranted and actually ask it to leave. It's a different way of handling it. Rather then giving myself crap for thinking like that, it kinda redirects off of me. Let's face it, it's not your true self telling you those things. It's likely a result of something in this life or a former life.
Another "personality" that she cited is the one that tells you that you can't do something. This is another one that we need to shush and send on it's way. Ok so it sounds easy enough, but I'll be honest if I'm tired, or something has happened to get at me, sometimes it can be really difficult to get this "personality" to be quiet, even with sage, grounding, centering and a 3 mile run. :P :))) Yes I have my days lol :)))))))
So the idea is to have a "personality" that you can refer to when this happens.
So what I want you to do is think of one of the happiest/most relaxing/favorite times in your life. It can be as simple as a day you had free time to sit and read a book, a day on a vacation, the day you fell in love, whatever makes your heart happy. Then I want you to envision that day in as much detail as you can. Try to remember where you were, sights, sounds, smells etc. Do your best to envision yourself in that scenario.
Ok, now pay attention to you. :)))) What's that inner voice saying? How is your confidence? Do you feel like you can accomplish anything? Are you happy with yourself and everything about you in this moment? Spend time concentrating on it.
This is your anchor.
Keep this memory with you all the time, and when you get one of those ego voices that is less than pleasant yammering in your ear, ask it to leave you alone and ask your anchor to come forward. Relax into that memory and remember how you felt, for that is your true self. :))) Your true self is always positive and loving, and you can honestly do whatever you set your mind to. Once you have mastered this one, you may choose to have other "anchors", for example one for studying, one for work etc. :))))) The power of the mind is incredible, and when you learn to master it, you take that power to control your life. :)))))
Much Love and Many Blessings,
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