Taking full responsibility for ourselves can be a lifelong project, much like a puzzle, with various pieces falling into place over time. If we look at those areas where we struggle with ourselves and are not accomplishing what we want, most often it is due to an unwillingness to face reality and take that 100% responsibility path.
If we are paying attention and intending to find the willingness, then at some point we will be hit between the eyes with the awareness of what “letting things slide” has created…and it’s usually not a pretty picture. This could be around finances, health, relationship, work, you name it. And at that point, hopefully we are not blaming others or outer circumstances, and so we find ourselves saying, “Omigosh, is this what I’ve created?? I’d better get busy fixing/healing it!” That’s an empowered thought.
If we buy too heavily into the spiritual/metaphysical teachings, we may be sitting around waiting for magic to happen because we’re doing the things we’ve been told will work. The reality is that all the spiritual dogma in the world doesn’t make the changes…action makes the changes.
Balancing the deep work of excavating old issues that are keeping us stuck, with paying close attention, and taking inspired action will allow us to make headway toward what we want. And once we’re on board with the 100% responsibility piece, that headway and progress can happen pretty darn quickly!
Love to know how this is working in your life…. and I invite you to comment about it below!
~Janice Masters, The Shaman Mama
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