I woke this morning with zero intellectual chatter. This is so rare for me it is worth noting. If this challenge only releases me from that energy drain, it will have been worth it.
As I did my affirmation, more resistant voices began to arise. "People will treat you differently," they said. "They'll distance themselves from you and judge you."
When I was in first grade, our classes were combined, and at semester, my parents and teacher decided it would be prudent to move me up to second grade. The way the class was structured, the teacher would teach the first grade material, give us seatwork, and then move to teach the second grade students. I listened to both lessons and was ready to move up.
I was six and loved to learn. There was not a pretentious bone in my body, and I was elated at the opportunity to keep learning more.
My classmates did not respond so jubilantly. One was jealous. Another sneered and said, "Don't think you're so smart because you're not." Others just began to treat me differently. This success to get to learn more at my pace suddenly moved from being a blessing in my life to something painful, and I learned to begin to downplay my intelligence and to distance myself from my success so that others did not feel badly or say hurtful things.
I had no idea a block to reaching my goal was rooted in this experience, but once it surfaced, it made complete sense. I spent some time releasing the thoughts, feelings, and emotions surrounding that time in my life through the Aroma Freedom Technique process. Then I restated my affirmation and goal while dancing in front of the mirror in my power pose. My Mexican AFT students would be proud of me! (They are the ones who taught me about adding movement to the power pose for a more jubilant celebration.)
The rest of my day was spent in the company of beautiful women sharing and encouraging one another with their gifts. I could feel the energy in the room and the confidence in my own statement really getting solid inside me.
I feel so empowered.
God is moving in and through me to accomplish His good work in my life, and I delight in the way He confirms and affirms His plans and purposes for my life. I feel so alive now, and it shows. The abundant life Jesus came to give me is flowing.
I know that life has trouble and that I will bump up against other blocks and limiting beliefs. And that's ok! I am equipped and empowered to release those and walk in freedom. Holy Spirit guarantees that.
Tonight is girl's night in with all of my fellow Every Heart Sisters, and then before I tumble into bed, I'll repeat my affirmation out loud, breathing in my Believe oil, and standing in my power pose:
"Because I am the real deal and Jesus loves me and strengthens me, I receive $100,000 monthly starting November 30, 2017 for my AFT and YL expertise."