“We’re all broken, we just learn to live with the breaks.” ~ seen on Facebook
For most of my life, I believed I was broken.
As a child I was a smart kid in a very small town, which made me different and that translated over time to my being somehow broken. During my life the traumas have been sometimes harsh, from being stood up at the altar to violent physical attacks to embezzlement and betrayal by those I trusted. I assumed those experiences broke me even more. When I recovered my stunning childhood memories, I finally knew I was broken forever after.
Well, guess what?
I was wrong.
We’re Programmed to Believe We’re Broken
But we must be broken by life’s traumas. After all, that’s what society teaches us. We’re taught that once we’ve had bad experiences, those experiences change us forever. And not for the positive.
We end up seeing ourselves as a patchwork quilt; some patches are beautiful and untarnished, some a bit dull and some are just plain tatters. We learn to “live with it.” That’s the best we can hope for given the power of whatever negative experience we’re surviving.
Traditional therapies serve to further imprint our broken belief. We relive and deeply explore those traumatic experiences, negative beliefs or scary voices that supposedly caused our broken state. The thing is - the more we relive and explore those experiences, the more powerful we make the limiting beliefs, strengthening the programming that we are broken. Our brokenness simply gains more traction.
We are Not Broken
After years of exploring my own state of limited programming, I no longer believe we are broken. I believe that we are all born to be Unstoppable. It’s just that society and our experiential programming gets in the way, teaching us to be fearful, limited beings. Society teaches us to be broken.
When we say we’re broken, even with the intention of moving toward being fixed, we limit ourselves. We imprint a negative belief, a belief that implies little hope of healing. Some of us use that broken state as an explanation or crutch. Some use it for sympathy while others bear it as a cross.
The good news is that we can break down the barriers created by our scary voices. I’m living proof that we can do that. Five years ago I was on my knees, praying to die. I couldn’t get out of bed for almost two years I was so “broken”.
I found the truth. I am not broken, none of us are. We’re simply blocked from our truth. The great news is that with the right tools, we can shift our perspectives and programs. We can reclaim our unstoppable truth.
The First Simple Step
No complicated science here… simply visualization and feeling.
- Pick a time in your life when you knew you were unstoppable! Put yourself into that time and bring all of the sensations and feelings. Feel your confidence, energy, attitude and lifting heart. Right in this moment - fully re-experience that time. Practice until you can bring that memory in all its fullness to you at any point in time you need it. This is your place of unstoppable power.
- Begin to monitor your internal voices, the self-talk that goes on inside our heads every day. Pay close attention. Every time you hear a limiting belief, or a voice that says you’re broken, unworthy, unlovable or worse, STOP. Do the same when you feel yourself weighing heavy, tired, overwhelmed. Then….
- Step back into that place of unstoppable power. Bring that positive moment in time to yourself. Bask in that feeling. Now, bring that scary voice into that feeling, recognizing that it is just plain wrong. Feel your power and how small and pesky that voice truly is. Then lovingly put it into a balloon or some kind of container (put every single aspect of it inside that balloon). Stuff that container full of that negative voice that is oh so wrong. Then, say thanks to that belief and say “goodbye, “as your release the balloon to the Universe, in gratitude and grace for its well-intentioned purpose.Knowing that the fearful voice and its impact on you are now gone, forever.
You may have to release similar voices over and over again. I had one voice that took over a year to fully release. It was programmed very, very deeply. Be patient and stick with it. You will feel the shift, and you will feel your energy lift as you discover the amazing and oh so powerful truth.
You are unstoppable!