The Wise Sage Within
Have you ever felt strongly that you just intuitively know something? You don't really know why, but you just have a strong sense about something? It is sometimes called the 6th sense or intuition, but generally, we are never guided to trust or even give such senses any credit and often times it is dismissed.
What if within you was a wonderful, Wise Sage? An inner resource you could rely upon and turn to when needing guidance and direction?
"Come to know the power and authority of your graces with the same precision with which you have come to know your brokenness and pain. -Carolyn Myss"
We easily identify our weaknesses and faults --yet struggle when it comes to identifying our strengths and gifts. Our faults have been well drilled into our psyche.
It is said that 50% of our belief system is developed by the time we are 5 years old. Beliefs create our feelings, and so we can say that by the age of 5, we have established a strong basis of how we feel about ourselves.
Self esteem and self confidence are often sought after through the conscious mind. True self worth is found by uncovering the beliefs and feelings of the subconscious mind. Most people are challenged to know their innate self worth.
Caroline Myss, in her book 'Archetypes Who Are You?' discusses major archetypes including the inner child, the critic and the saboteur. Carl Jung explains archetypes as "Universal patterns of behaviors that once discovered helps people better understand themselves." Most times the inner critic is pretty loud and dominating, always "judging" how we've done or haven't done, assigning a resulting value of worth. The inner child is all too often a very wounded energy.
In hypnotherapy, one goal is to identify a resourceful state. In a resourceful state, you have an inner resource to help change a habit or behavior, get unstuck and most importantly, develop a new way of thinking. This new way of thinking is the path to a new way of feeling. In the Laws of the Mind, emotions will always outweigh logic.
How often have you been able to identify your true, authentic greatness? The Wise Sage within is the knower. It knows who you truly are and your infinite worth. The Wise Sage can guide the inner child and overcome the inner critic, the judger, with the energy of love.
Connecting to your Wise Sage within is a path to loving you. I invite you to discover your Wise Sage within. Three mindful deep breaths, in through your nose expanding your belly out, then exhaling out through your mouth pushing your belly to your back resets your "Chi". Chi, Universal Life Force, God, Source, is whatever you call the energy of oxygen flowing through you giving you life. Close your eyes, take three mindful breaths reminding yourself to connect with your Wise Sage within and discover that the truth of who you are is simply magnificent.