“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung
I can not tell you how much I love this quote.
I posted it in the newsletter the week and it will stay there for April. Hint, look for a new quote every month!
Nothing that happens to us is by accident. It is part of what we create in this life. Yes, we create. The good, the bad, the indifferent. All of it.
Ouch! We REALLY don’t like to hear this. Ok, I really don’t like to hear this…maybe you are all comfortable with it but sometimes I create shit that is NO BUENO!!
Our lives are the result of our chronic beliefs and subconscious programming. 95% of what we do is by habit…we don’t consciously decide to sabotage our business or break our ankle when we are getting ready for a big game, but a limiting belief has put up a hard stop to our progress. This belief lives in the subconscious (or unconscious) and effects every part of our lives. Sometimes it pops into our consciousness and says to us “you can’t do that, you are not good/smart/pretty/rich enough (insert belief here).
This is when we can catch it! When that little negative voice reveals itself to us we can grab it and pin it down and ask it where it comes from, explain why it is wrong and replace it with a new belief.
We can also dig. Yikes. Digging takes work, blood, sweat and yes, tears. This is what many of us call “shadow” work. We are looking for this things that bother us about ourselves. And then we look at why.
Remember nothing is outside of ourselves. The answers are within. They are waiting for us to find them and we might not like them when we do.
It is always to your benefit to have a trusted friend, mentor, advisor or coach support you in this journey and remind you how awesome you are. It can get a bit dark and having someone with a lantern absolutely makes it better.
Make the unconscious conscious, so you don’t think you just have “bad luck”.
I have said it before, growth sucks.
But it is worth it.