How awesome is this? Here we are at the final exercise, and just over a week away from Christmas. Go you! You are going to have so much clarity from now on, and it’s all because of your dedication to working on you for a change.
These exercises have been uncomfortable, probably painful, but most of all, empowering. And that’s what we wanted to achieve, didn’t we? I’d love to know how you’re feeling after this final exercise. I know that personally, after doing these exercises, that I’m feeling liberated, strong, and have a beautiful sense of freedom that I’ve never felt before. It’s outstanding what we can achieve with just a little soul work.
If you missed the first four exercises, you can find the first one here. You can start this anytime you like. It’s never too late.
So, here we go with the fifth and final exercise. Next stop: freedom and empowerment.
Suck it up
Yes, I’m aware that this sounds harsh, but if you’ve truly worked through the previous exercises - being brutally honest with yourself and not skipping over the hard parts - then me asking you to ‘suck it up’ shouldn’t come as a surprise; nor should it offend you in any way.
The last task was for you to forgive. Forgive others who have hurt you, but mostly, to forgive yourself. Did you do it? Did you really do it? If so, congratulations. That takes courage and comes from such an evolved place within you, that you must be feeling like a new person by now. If you couldn’t bring yourself to do it, or haven’t been able to fully, then you do need to take a step back and try it again. When you’re ready to. Don’t force it, because it won’t happen unless you’re genuinely ready to do so.
For those of you who know your forgiveness exercise was successful (you’ll know it in your gut), then here we go. Let me explain why I’m asking you to suck it up.
I am not asking you to turn a blind eye to negative behaviour. Nor am I suggesting that you ignore any emotions that come up in future. What I am asking you to do now is move on. You didn’t go through all this work to find yourself regressing back into old patterns at the first sign of a challenge. This is about keeping momentum, and maintaining your inner power and knowledge that you now hold. And yes, you do have this now. How could you not?
I want you to do something now. I want you to sit in a quiet spot, close your eyes, and just breathe in and out a few times. Put both hands on your heart and just feel your heart beat to the count of 30. Once you’ve done that, I want you to envision yourself standing on top of a mountain. You’re above everyone you know, your home, your workplace, your whole life. You can see everything with so much clarity, and it’s breathtaking.
Now, feel in your heart and in your gut, just how in control you feel from up there. You can see everything clearly. You feel completely safe, and you know now that you are the one who controls your journey. You can see all the rubble and debris scattered along the ground at the bottom of the mountain where you left it as you’ve worked through it over the past several weeks. It’s just debris, and is becoming part of the earth now. Dealt with and no longer needed.
Breathe in and out a few times and really feel this with all of your being. This is the real you. The you that was hidden by carrying all the crap that you should’ve left behind a long time ago. But, no more. You’re free if it all now, and right in this moment, you’re in the most liberating and empowering position of your life. Feel it. Absorb it. Give yourself a whole heap of credit for being so damn courageous.
Now, it’s time to make your way back down the mountain and continue with your life journey. It’s an easy road, because now, it’s clear. Now, you’re stronger. Wiser. In control. And life couldn’t be more beautiful. This is the life you were always meant to live. And now, you can.
Thank you so much for taking part in this project with me. I love that there are now so many more empowered and authentic individuals living the life they deserve. Now, we can all head into Christmas, and the new year with purpose.
An abundance of love and gratitude to you all.