Part of living a whole life is breaking free from family expectations.
If you're like me and most of my clients, your family has some pretty strong expectations about who you should be and what you should do in the world.
But in order to live a fully actualized life -- to do what your soul came here to do, it's important to recognize these expectations so that you can break free from them.
This can be one of the hardest things that you ever do in your life.
Your family's beliefs and ways of doing things and rituals have been embedded in you since before you were even born.
There's a really interesting experiment about lightning bugs (forgive me, I can't remember where this is from, but it's awesome nonetheless!) --
So, these experimenters captured a bunch of lightning bugs and de-lit them. In other words, they extracted the lights off their bums so they no longer flickered in the sky.
Bummer, I know.
But get this -- the offspring of those unfortunate de-lit creatures, despite being born with their little blinking butt-lighters in working order -- did not blink throughout the entirety of their lives as lightning bugs.
Now, I don't remember how many generations this happened in, but it was more than one.
So despite having the ability to shine, these little lightning bugs never actually reached their full potential, simply because of what happened at least 2 generations prior!
When I first heard about this study, I immediately asked myself what kinds of crazy beliefs or behaviors I was believing or exhibiting simply because that's what people in my family did or believed.
It's SO EASY to think that what we believe about ourselves or our lives is a FACT when in fact, it's simply a belief we picked up based on how we were raised.
If you're not aware of these beliefs, they own you and where your life goes or doesn't go.
The cool thing about having awareness is that as soon as we become aware, we're able to make a new, more empowering choice moving forward.
I want to make sure that you're not held hostage to any unexamined unconscious beliefs, Karen.
The world needs you shining your little butt-light out there.
The question is, are you even aware you have a light to shine? (butt-light or otherwise?)
I'd love to help you uncover any false beliefs or old stories that might be holding you back from your full potential.
The thing about these beliefs is too, that we rarely know they're an issue because they are largely hiding out in our swampy area (aka: the unconscious).
One good way to check to see if you have any is to ask yourself if there's something in your life that you've wanted for a long time and don't yet have. Or if you seem to be running the same pattern over and over again without moving your proverbial needle forward.
Those patterns need to end right now.
Click here to learn how you can end them.