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Knowing what You know – how to look within for the answers

Look within for the answers

From a young age, we are taught to look outside of ourselves for the answers.  We study for years at school and universities.  Many of us were taught to go to church and went to church weekly.  We learned to make these things outside ourselves the source, or, the answers.  The answers to our lives, all the areas of our lives, could be found from these institutions of learning, our cultural ways, and our religions.  However, making anything the source outside yourself doesn’t work.

Do you remember seeing the Wizard Of Oz, as a kid?  Kid’s perspective are magical and fresh…and open.  Can you remember that part with singing, where Dorothy is being shown The Wonderful Land of Oz?  That made me feel so happy…just giddy.

Who wouldn’t want to settle in, and live there forever, after that? I mean, the people are so nice, and the culture so happy.

But, they functioned from a supreme reliance on The Wizard; The Great & Powerful Oz  “The Wizard will know,” they say.  This kind of thinking, on a supreme diety outside themselves to guide them, event, to save them. “The Wizard Will Save Us!”  they say, without missing a blink of an eye.

Yes, it is easy to rely on sources outside to tell us how to be, react, and act.  I’d like to make a proposal.  What if the magic is inside you?  What if who you be is a gift?  What if the world is hungry for what you have to share?  I know something about us that is valuable.  In fact, it is crucial for the possibilities of a kinder, more gentler planet.

If an area of your life isn’t working for you, you are giving your power away.  You are not letting yourself hear and follow what you know.

What areas of your life aren’t working for you?

Take a look.  The first step towards change is the awareness of it.  If you really want something in your life, do you do what it takes in order to have it?

“Yeah, but this doesn’t apply to me, it doesn’t work for me” I hear you say.  When I was growing up, I was deprived of so much.

Look within for the answers

Looking within for the answers takes practice.  You may have been raised in a religion that had all the answers for you.  You may have been taught to actively discount your own knowing.  If knowing that you know and knowing what you know was discouraged, you will need to practice knowing that you already have the answers inside.

Perhaps acknowledging the impotence and unkindness of the parental units, people or organizations that taught you to distrust what you know could be a first step to reclaim your knowing.  Then begin giving kindness to yourself.  Body work, Access classes, and other healing modalities may work for you. Begin a hobby you enjoy.  Express yourself.  Make yourself and what you like important.  Make it come first in your life.  Be willing for the change to be uncomfortable.

One area that I am being kinder to myself is with money.  I have bought things I’ve never allowed myself to have before, such as a silver necklace.  I’ve overtipped people on purpose.  I know that these actions lessen the stranglehold I’ve allowed myself to function from in my life.  I acknowledged the penuriousness of those around me when I was growing up, and I choose not to function from the place anymore.

What areas of your life would you like to be the source of?  Know that you know.  The answers are within.

Just like Dorothy recalled, with a most gentle reminder, that she had the power all along, you can reclaim that power.

What do you know?  Here is a question to ask yourself every time you make a choice:  If I make this choice, what will your life be like in 5 years? If you don’t choose this, what will your life be like in 5 years?

Below is a book you can read for more about this topic:  You are Magic.  Be It.

You Are Magic