Sunday, 24 October 2010

Believe in yourself

Don't underestimate yourself! Boredom is a huge contributor to physical symptoms. Imagine that loving, all knowing part of you seeing you being unfulfilled - your bodymind is duty bound to communicate when it wants you to change direction, move on and free yourself from that "making do" situation you have complacently fallen into.

Those symptoms put into words might be screaming, "I want more! I want to be the person I know I can be!"

You come into this world alone, and you'll leave it on your own. Is there really any point in conforming, compromising your own beliefs in order to satisfy others expectations?

Practise groundedness, prayer or meditation. It's at those quiet times of alignment that your personal truth can surface. What really makes your heart sing?

I remember working with a lovely, talented lady who went to work in a shop as part of her return to health. For a short while she felt a bit better, but then symptoms came back with a vengeance. There is nothing wrong with working in a shop, however this lady had been a talented city lawyer with a tremendous ability. I explained to her that if Picasso had been ill and on his return to health I gave him a "painting by numbers" set, initially he may have liked holding the brush, and seeing the colours, but very quickly symptoms would have rushed back as his creativity was being quashed. The same was true of this lady. It wasn't the case that she needed to go back to her high pressure job as a city lawyer, but certainly using the gifts she had as a problem solver was one part of her previous life that made her heart sing - she found a job that fulfilled that part of who she was, and as a result returned to health.

Life is too short to believe you can't be who you really are.

Be honest with yourself, about yourself, for yourself!
"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C's. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy." - Walt Disney.


  1. Very good hen, I just forwarded this to some friends! Nice to have you back.

  2. Thanks Tamsin! It's good to be back! :) x

  3. Brilliant post Kathers! Sing it LOUD!! :)x

  4. I can't resist sharing with you why I liked this post so much. I recently started volunteering at a place that runs art classes for people recovering from mental health problems. As far as I could see, I really loved going there, working with people, seeing their art etc etc. But every time I got home, or the next day, I realised I was fatigued. I kept it up for five weeks, until eventually I decided that things weren't all that seemed.

    I had thought it was because the whole thing was too like my previous job. But after reading this post, I thought perhaps it was because I was facilitating other people's involvement in painting, when what I really wanted was to being doing my own! Which would fit with Julia Cameron's (The Artist's Way - fantastic book if you dont know it) idea that 'blocked creatives' are often to be found in jobs where they are facilitating others to do what they themselves really want to do...

  5. Thanks Tamsin! This does make sense :) I'm a big fan of Julia Cameron's book as it helped remove my block about writing! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :) x