“We as humans are like acorns, each containing within us all the potential to be a magnificent oak tree. We need nourishment, encouragement, and the light to reach toward, but the oaktreeness is already within us” Timothy Gallway
We all have within us the potential to be, do and have an abundant, enriched and fulfilled life. A life that celebrates the true expression of our soul and adds colour, creativity, uniqueness and originality to the world that we live in.
In this article we look at how awareness and responsibility are key to uncovering your true potential and the divine path and life that you are here to experience. There are useful tips and exercises to help you put the ideas into practice and options for further support should you feel that you would benefit from some guidance and encouragement in raising your own levels of awareness and responsibility.
What is awareness and why does it matter?
“I am able to control only that of which I am aware. That of which I am unaware controls me. AWARENESS empowers me” John Whitmore
In order to manifest a happy, fulfilled and enriched life, you must first understand exactly who you are, where you are, what you want and are currently doing and why. To be self-aware and truly understand and be present in your unique experience of reality enables you to make wise, informed and high quality decisions and actions that will ultimately lead you to an enriched and fulfilled existence.
With a heightened focus, attention and level of awareness you can begin to design your life and be in control of what you experience and what you manifest. Becoming aware of your mind (your thoughts), your body (your physical health and physiology) and your spirit (your intuition) will create a picture for you to build upon and mould into the identity and reality that you so desire.
We each have a very special and unique path to walk and the potential for extraordinary achievements and adventures.
Gay Hendrix, author of best-selling book The Big Leap states that each and every person has a particular zone of genius where they fulfil their greatest potential. Dr Howard Gardner of Harvard University discusses in-depth the idea that you possess at least 10 different intelligences, in any one of which you might be a genius.
And as Deepak Chopra states in his book the 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, we all have a life purpose (dharma), something that you can do better than anyone else, a perspective, talent or expression of Life that you only hold that needs to be shared with the world.
Your spirit, your wise self or your intuition, holds the keys to your unique path and with self-awareness, you are able to tune into and listen to its clues and guidance.
With self-awareness you are able to live purposely and in alignment with your own unique path, from a state of empowerment and creativity.
How to develop your awareness
Asking questions in every area of your life will uncover some key truths that will set you free and enable you to take control of your life.
Spend some time really getting to know yourself. Start by asking yourself the following questions to get your mind working and make it a daily practice to become aware of who you are being and if it matches the person and life you aspire to be and live. Get yourself a new journal and start by building a picture of who you really are. (If you would like help with this, I am offering 90 minute Self Awareness Sessions to get you started. Get in touch for more details.)
Questions to start asking yourself:
Answer the questions in the following exercise now and open your eyes to the truth of You- from there you are able to work some deep and lasting magic for you, your life and everyone around you…
Click here or on the image above to download a printable version of this exercise.
Being fully aware of, accepting and taking full responsibility for EXACTLY where you are NOW and knowing with all of your heart where it is that you WANT to be will enable you to plan, build, create and design your Self and your life so that love, abundance, fulfilment, health, happiness, success, joy, vitality and celebration are the fabrics that make up your human experience.
What does taking responsibility really mean and why is it important?
As creator of your own reality and a magnet for that which you put out there, to manifest a life of joy, contentment, loving relationships, health, abundance and happiness, you must take 100% responsibility for it ALL. Every thought, word, action, non action, behaviour, habit, conversation, belief, bad mood, intolerance, expectation, person, place, situation and input you see around you, for they are all reflections of you and were ultimately drawn to you through your own self-will in the first place.
How you react and interact, your interpretations and expectations will all shape and mould your unique experience of it all.
When you see that life is happening FOR YOU and not TO YOU and that through your own will, you have created the world in which you see, you can start to put the pieces of the jigsaw together and see what message and lesson each person, circumstance and experience holds for you. And in that awareness and responsibility you are able to transform and grow your Self and life.
Taking responsibility is the most empowering choice you will ever make. It is a stepping into and owning of your life. It is a courageous and dignified, powerful and soulful stepping out of the victim role and blame game that we have been conditioned to operate from. When you let go of grudges, when you say I forgive you and mean it, or you look into your parents eyes and see all the good that they did for you and how their unconscious behaviours made you the strong, driven and compassionate person you are today, you can start to change the patterns and behaviours that are holding you back from living your very best life.
With awareness and responsibility you are in control. You choose.
You decide how, when, who and why.
You become a master of your destiny and with love in your heart, curiosity and creativity in your soul, you can experience great transformation and manifest a personality and a life that you feel blessed each and every day for living.
My top 3 tips for embedding awareness and responsibility into your Being
As a coach and mentor, it is my deepest desire and life longing to help you to become as self-aware as you can so that you can take full responsibility and make the lifelong changes that you need to take in order to transform yourself and your life and be the happiest you can be!
To recap, here are my top 3 tips for embedding awareness and responsibility into your every day…
- Really get to know yourself from the inside out. Become your own best friend, your own coach and your very own cheerleader! Ask yourself questions, constantly. Watch and observe as you live. Journal and make notes and watch for patterns, beliefs, values, both that strengthen and support your life’s goals and dreams and those that hinder your growth and the realisation of your dreams.
- Take full responsibility for the life you have created and are creating every moment. Take a good look at your creation- is it a masterpiece or a drama? What still serves you and what doesn’t? What SHOULD you change? Turn your shoulds into MUSTS and start deciding NOW how you want to live your life. Raise your standards and your quality of living will rise too.
- Take action. Commit to making your life the best life. Don’t tolerate that which can be changed, from yourself or anyone around you. Be the person who makes a difference, who creates themselves and their life into something beautiful and show your friends, family, community what can be done.
So with Awareness and Responsibility guiding your way, I wish you all the love and courage in the world. If you’re ready to take the next step and have someone who really deeply and madly cares about you and your journey, please get in touch. I am always here if you should need some guidance.
Wishing you love, light, strength and Grace,
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