I spent many years doing things because I thought I “should”.
I let other make decisions for me.
I became a really good people-pleaser.
This was a safety mechanism I developed to keep the peace as a child, and I continued to react in this way unconsciously well into my adult years.
I made choices for many years from this place of “should” because it felt safer for me to do what others thought I should do, versus choose my own path.
To make my own choices seemed like I was doing something wrong because I had conditioned myself to listen to the opinions of others, and simply forgot what it was like to listen to my heart’s “yes”.
In my early 20’s I became aware of this conundrum.
Here I was, doing everything I thought I “should be doing”, and I was miserable.
I found happiness in very few things. I had a LOT to be grateful for, don’t get me wrong, but I was doing my life for those people who I thought I could make happy by doing what they wanted me to do.
This was the beginning of many of my DEATH/REBIRTH cycles.
From the suffering, and the self-destruction I fell into because of that discomfort, a door to my healing path was opened.
The healing path is a process of unlearning old conditioning and learning to listen to your body, your heart, your soul.
Within this deepest part of you lies the answers to your ultimate happiness, and your ultimate healing.
Everyone is on this journey, whether you are conscious of it or not. Our lives are a perpetual process of undoing, being, and becoming.
For those who have reached their bottom – with their physical health, emotional well being, or spiritual emptiness – this is a beautifully powerful time to begin choosing your heart’s “yes”.
I am still learning new ways, new “tools”, that help me to see and choose the difference between what I think I “should” do, and what my heart is telling me will bring me the most happiness, peace, and growth.
Today I choose my heart’s “yes”, even if it seems totally scary and out there – which, is often one of my signs that this is the path to follow.
Death, rebirth, choosing your heart’s “yes” – it’s never easy. But it’s always worth it.
I’m Hollis, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Intuitive Health Coach. I guide women through individual and group transformational programs. I help you to find the motivation and inspiration within yourself, while giving you the practical and applicable tools to reach your physical, emotional, and spiritual health goals.
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