Manifest Like a Goddess, Module 3
GOALS FOR THIS MODULE:
Understand the definition of self-awareness and how to grow in this area.
Learn how other people in your life strongly influence your awareness and perceptions.
Become very honest with yourself and acknowledge your feelings.
Learn what you really want in specific moments, instead of listening to the ego’s wishes.
Grow your self-worth by learning how to trust yourself.
Align the Third Eye Chakra to awaken the inner voice within.
What is self-awareness? It is the knowledge of your inner self – what you think, how you feel, what your needs are in any given moment and why you move through the world the way you do. This includes the belief systems you’ve picked up along your journey.
In the last module, you created your Super Power List. This list represents the traits you came into the world with for the purpose of impacting the world in some way. You also identified your Goddess Archetype, which explains both the light and shadow sides of the archetypes you identified with, and also the aspects you notice in others.
Creating awareness of these aspects of self without judgment allows you to explore the depths of your inner self in such a way that you can learn to pinpoint certain beliefs or habits that may not be serving you any longer. When you become aware of the shadow aspects of self, you can begin to see how your external environment has influenced your belief and action patterns.
Once you create this awareness (without judgment) and love all the parts of you, it becomes much easier to make decisions based on what actually serves you, rather than operating out of the expectations that have been placed upon you. This looks like going inward for answers, instead of looking outward for validation. Essentially, you have to RE-learn how to listen to your inner voice.
We have all been trained on some level to ignore our inner voice, usually because our hunches or gut feelings were consistently dismissed, beginning at a very young age, usually by the authority figures in our lives.
Most of us have been pulled so far out of ourselves as a result of becoming socialized to the systems we grew up in (and still exist in) that oftentimes, we have no idea what parts are us and what parts are system programming.
If the system is rigged for us to abandon ourselves, how do we reverse it?
By developing a relationship with all the parts of the inner self, without judgment.
We often do not consider that self-awareness is actually a practice in self-worth. The more you honor yourself, the closer you get to this understanding.
Gaining self-awareness helps to strengthen your intuition – the voice of your inner self – which is your direct access to your true essence, or your soul. You can learn to use your inner voice to make decisions quickly once you have gained this awareness.
The most typical way we abandon ourselves is by not honoring what we truly feel. So, the first step in gaining self-awareness is to create an intimate relationship with all of your feelings, especially the uncomfortable ones.
When you ignore your feelings, they often show up in the physical body as dis-ease, manifesting as physical pain or illness. The practice of self-awareness includes paying attention to how your body is doing in any given moment.
When you notice that you’re feeling stressed, take a moment to remove all of your attention from the external world and focus your awareness on what is happening within. Pay attention to every physical and emotional sensation and allow yourself to feel all of it. Sitting with uncomfortable emotions is a necessary part of this process, in order to understand why they exist. Once you understand why you are feeling these emotions, you can begin to do something about it.
We are relational beings and therefore are strongly influenced by the people we spend the most time with. An effective way to determine how you are showing up for yourself is by taking a look at the people around you.
Consider the top 5 people you spend the majority of your time with. These are your influencers. We essentially become infected by both the positive and negative energetic frequencies of the people we spend the most time around.
What are their positive and negative traits? How do these traits impact your overall well-being on a regular basis? Can you identify the traits of others within you? It’s very difficult to see yourself, which is why the world becomes our mirror.
You don’t necessarily have to eliminate people from your life when you notice their negative aspects are impacting you. Just being aware of how you’re impacted can actually be enough to create change in energy, not only in yourself, but in others as well. It only takes one person to shift the energy. This is true all of the time.
If you get triggered, this is something else entirely. Triggers are clues that there is an aspect present that you don’t accept about yourself. It can also mean that there is an internal wound coming to the surface because it is ready to be healed. Becoming triggered by the actions of other people is the key indicator that something is going on within. Remember, the external world is our mirror.
Make a list of the five people you spend the most time with. What do you do when you’re together? How do you feel? Drained or inspired?
If the people you surround yourself with are draining your reserves, you may want to consider finding a new social circle. This doesn’t mean you have to dump your friends and family. But I encourage you to spend less time with people who drain you and find people who are inspiring and fun to be around. Surround yourself with people who support you – people who you can communicate with honestly. If you are finding yourself triggered, this is your clue to go within for answers.
Each day during this module, take a moment to get very honest with yourself about how you’re feeling. Ask yourself, “How do I feel?” Wait for the answer, don’t force it. Be patient and present to each feeling that surfaces. If you don’t get a clear answer the first few times, keep at it. If you have ignored your emotions, then it may take a little more time to develop a relationship with them. The key to this practice is allowing yourself to feel whatever you need to feel, without judgment.
You must also make it a practice to express yourself fully and get very honest with those around you. This doesn’t mean blatant honesty – that is abusive. What this means is being open to communicating how you feel about all things – big and small – from what hurts your feelings (even if you think it shouldn’t) or something as simple as where you want to go for dinner. This practice will get you ready for when we cover the module, Boundaries.
Reach out to the people you trust and let them know that you are working on self-awareness. Ask them to support you by calling you out when they believe you may not be honoring your inner voice. But remember, you are the one who has to ultimately decide what your inner voice is telling you.
Identify an uncomfortable emotion you are holding. We all have at least one present, even if it’s lingering somewhere in the background. Ask this feeling, “What is it that you want me to know right now?” The answer can arrive in all kinds of ways – through signs, a whisper, a knowing, a symbol in the mind’s eye. Don’t overthink during this process. This will help you get some practice before we delve into the module, Intuition. Write down what you discover.
Use the information you discover to create a further dialogue. Automatic writing is an efficient way to discover buried aspects of yourself that are creating uncomfortable experiences so you will pay attention. Spend 20 minutes writing anything that comes to your mind after you’ve identified the message of the feeling in question. This practice will prepare you for the work in the module, Resistance.
Click below to access the Third Eye Chakra Meditation. You will need earbuds in order to get the desired effect. Give yourself ample time to listen all the way through and then journal your experiences.
Congratulations on finishing Module 3. Give yourself two weeks for self-discovery based on what you’ve learned. Then, continue on to Module 4.
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