How to Overcome Unworthiness
Hey, it’s Joeaux. Recently I was reading the book called Becoming Michelle Obama. It really struck me, as I was reading about her childhood, that she constantly battled with unworthiness. Probably no different to you and I. This week’s video is about how to overcome unworthiness.
Is Unworthiness Holding You Back?
Adironnda says that whenever we come up against something, and we look at the fear, you can usually trace it back to you in someway feeling unworthy. I just think that it’s fascinating. That’s why this week’s message is about how to overcome unworthiness
And once you realize that it’s this unworthiness that in someway is holding you back from your purpose…and your purpose here on the planet is something only you can do. And the Universe is really looking to you to step into it. Look at the bottom line of that unworthiness.
In Your Head is a Zoo
There’s another book that I was reading, called Resilience. I think it’s by Dr. Richard Hanson, and it’s about neuroplasticity. He said that in your head is a zoo. Literally. Because there are three parts of your brain that you can think about like animals.
The biggest part of your brain is the lizard part, it’s the part that is basically in survival mode. It’s the more ancient part of your brain. And it’s actually the part of the brain as the New Human, that we are learning to expand from. Because we’re not really in a state of survival like we were when we had to run from dinosaurs, you know to save our lives.
The second part is the mouse. The mouse part is the part that needs to be appreciated. All human beings need to be appreciated. It’s just a basic need that we have.
And then the third part, as he calls it, is the monkey. It’s the part about relationship and community. Again, all human beings need to be with other human beings. I mean why do you think they use putting people alone in a single cell as punishment? It’s because as human beings, we need to be with other people.
You Can Overcome Unworthiness
And he said to make a point in your life to pet the lizard (in other words let yourself know that you’re safe), to reward the mouse (in other words look for ways that you are appreciated, there are signs out there all the time that we are appreciated) and to hug the monkey (because the monkey that part of community, and you want to make sure you’re around people).
When you think about it, the monkey is probably the most important part because if you’re in community, you can have a better sense of feeling safe, because you’re around a lot of people (hopefully like-minded people). Of course it’s important, who you choose to be around. And they’re probably people…hopefully you’re choosing to be around people…who appreciate you. And therefore, you’re hugging the monkey all of the time. So think about that.
Daily Tip to Overcome Unworthiness
Pet the lizard, feed the mouse and hug the monkey! Think about that on a daily basis, and make sure that’s what you’re getting into your life. You can overcome that feeling of unworthiness that could potentially be holding you back from what you’re here to do, your life purpose.
How do you overcoming feelings of unworthiness? Share in the comments below what works for you. We love to hear your feedback.
Namaste y’all, namaste.