In the season of reflection, there is always a season for this
I am in the library bathroom, overhearing a little voice in a stall down the way. " If I put too much back there it gets stuck"
Toilet paper, enough or not enough - then just right. she is learning a new skill. Wow it is amazing what we are learning each and everyone of us.
I have been noticing the pull of work - do do - and just being in the wonder of this world. Can it be both/and.. at the same time? Playful and joyous? What does it look like for me? I was reviewing a recent conversation that seemed to be invalidating - I was thinking of calling the person up - when -
my new jar of Madagascar Cloves flew off the counter on the other side off the kitchen. Lid broke and cloves all over....
Oh wake up Jill, mis-creating here.. Look deeper. I stepped back to be more neutral and realized it was a mirror for me to look at my own inner critic.. I could fire it or what?
I found some information by Francine Jushasz
"The Animus - it is a power , that must be developed - like any power (like mental power or muscular power). It can become your inner teacher and guide (this is part of the initiation into being a wise and integrated woman)
Challenge and contradict it when it is negative or belabors some sore point of yours -
* When it haunts you with some failure, or something you missed out on through your own doing which you really could not help
*When it accuses you for the bad situation you're in, heaping you with regrets and recriminations
*When it tryes to make you feel guilty ( for example for diappointing someone, for not being unselfish enough, for going after pleasure and joy too much)
*When it tries to make you feel worthless, helpless to really fulfill your dreams
*When it insists in some way you are hopeless and a failure
*When it makes you feel inferior, or mediocre
* When it makes ou feel you aren't good enough when somethng in you knows you are.
Use it as a confident ( give it the full subjective picture of you, The complete truth (in a short direct form)
Aim it toward what you need, Ask it for the specific things you need. When it is positive and re-educated (when it has the full subjective picture of you) dialogue with it as if it where your Inner Wisdom, because it will be
Thank it every time it gives you Light."
This is helpful for me, reminding me to update my communication with this part of my support from critic to ally.
A happy elf!
Are you exxperiencing anything like this in these holy days? I would love to hear, in good cheer Jill
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