We’re conditioned to search for permission and seek external approval for e v e r y t h i n g — always waiting for someone else (our parents, our teachers, our bosses, our friends), to greenlight our decisions and reassure us that we’ve made the right ones. This might seem radical but;
You don’t need permission from anyone but yourself.
When you’re constantly seeking the permission of others, you’re waiting to see what choices they think would be right for you instead of trusting yourself and acting on your own inner wisdom. And when we dig a little deeper, we often find that this stems from a place of fear or self-doubt. However; fear of making the ‘wrong’ decision and dwelling in self-doubt because you don’t know what the ‘right’ decision actually is, paralyzes us in the present — and that’s no way to live.
Next time you’re flooded with the daunting reel of questions of ‘what should I do,’ ‘should I really do this,’ or ‘is this the right choice to make?,’ try this simple decision making tool to align yourself with your own inner wisdom (your inner alchemist).
FEEL IT OUT
Hung up on making a decision? Tune in and take a minute to sit with how each option feels in your body. In your gut, your heart, your neck, anywhere in your body. Pay attention to the reaction. Does it feel like your body is expansive and at ease, or does it feel tight and restrictive? Take the time to tune in and listen. If you have one or more options, do this exercise with each of them. Notice exactly how each option feels and trust this guidance.
Trusting your own decisions is liberating, empowering, and one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.
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You’re killin’ it,
Erika & Jess
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