Self-Conscious Should Never Feel Less Than Wonderful
Self Conscious: I know those words well from my own gawky pre-teen days. I’m not sure if I’ve ever really heard that combination of works as meaning anything other than awkward and out in the open for all to see. In that sense being seen was not a wonderful experience, it was a doorway to criticism and ridicule. Life should not feel that way.
Self-Conscious and Growing
It’s taken years for me to step up and admit that I was not “A List” in my school days, and I can look back and remember many times I quietly watched from outside the circles. When I stand here, now, with a different perspective I still must dig beneath the old emotions and impressions to see how I really did fit. Once we delve past the flat black and white decisions and judgments we make we have more freedom to see things from a new perspective. This is where we find what it truly means to be Self Conscious as a sign of our true presence.
Where Do We Go From Here?
It really is true, we are our worst enemy, but in the same respect we act out of love. Our natural self love causes us to shy away from areas where we feel weakened. I’ve seen this time and time again in the spiritual session I conduct, and over the years I have discovered that most of the time we stop right there, never moving forward. I guide my clients past what has been accepted so that they can find their full potential.
As we move forward we can do so recollecting the energy, affirmations, and gifts we left behind instead of shadowing another part of ourselves that didn’t fit in that place at that time. Self conscious should be a blessing, not a curse.
© 2011 Estee Taschereau. About the author: My greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.