Let your Self die

“I must admit that I am in a state of mixture of shock, sadness and realization. To be frank, I do not recognize my body, my body shape nor my face. There is a heaviness that I have never had before, even when I was chubby.”

Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Even though this is a natural and necessary part of our growth, it is often painful or, if we don’t realize what’s happening, confusing and disorienting. In fact, confusion and disorientation are often the messengers that tell us a shift is taking place within us.

These shifts happen throughout the lives of all of us. Only the ones engaged with life are able to transform these feelings into shifts: trying to understand where they come from, without judgment, criticism or victimization. When we look at these feelings, we find ourselves saying good-bye to an old close friend: the identity that we formed in order to move through a particular time in life.

Welcome to the start of conscious evolution!

Now you ‘know’, because you feel it, that this identity doesn’t serve you anymore at this time in your life. Confined and restless, you want to move outside the shelter you needed for so long; but the new part of yourself cannot be born within the confines of the shell your old self needed to survive.

My client was feeling a strange mixture of exhilaration and sadness as we say good-bye to a part of herself that was dying and make way for a whole new identity to emerge in its place. In the process, she found inspiration taking time to read books, collecting pictures, writing down her dreams, meeting new people, answering ‘challenging’ questionnaires that made her face her truth. She surrendered to this process, she trusted in it and letting go of her past self with great love and gratitude, she is now ready for our next phase of life.