Embrace Your New Emerging Self

Embrace Your New Emerging Self 

 

“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” —

Dr. Barbara De Angelis

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The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” — Dr. Barbara De Angelis

Embrace Your New Emerging Self

Not long ago, I promised some of you that I’d share an experience of what it was like to come face-to-face with my former self. Now it’s time to go really deep!!

I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was almost 3 years to the date that I had returned back to the Midwest for the holidays. — All of my family was there, and as much as I was happy to see them, I questioned my Self confidence through and through.

Was this really a good idea? Could I handle the spacetime tests? What if I got sucked back into all the drama again?

Just 20 minutes into our greetings, I was reminded of who I’d once been . . .

Two younger family members began vying for attention. Their loud disagreement grew heavy . . .

Youngster 1: “No I’m not. – You are! – You’re such a loser.”

Youngster 2: “You’re the loser, Loser. Go play with your loser friends.”

As their words grew harsh, the energy got dense, and then another family member joined in, “You’re both losers. Now stop giving me a headache.”

Seconds later, two more members joined in. – “If anyone’s a loser, you are.” “No you are!”

The negative spat grew even denser as an elder from the group stepped in. “This is my house, so I get to say who the losers are, and right now I say everyone needs to fight nice.”

Within seconds, fighting “nice” became a free for all. This was an all too familiar scene. — This playful form of “scrapping” quickly turned sour as everyone began stepping over others in conversation, tempers began to flare, and sarcastic jokes became hurtful.

Just like the dragonfly undergoing metamorphosis, I felt very divided then. Old family patterns I had worked so hard to break were staring me right in the face.

I’d be lying if I told you I hadn’t been tempted to participate, because for a moment, I nearly joined in.

I was at my pivotal point. — I could cling to old behaviors or release the old “shell” I’d once been.

I inhaled deeply . . .as my essential self consciously chose to shift.

Then, just as my inner transformation took place, the other voices in the room grew calmer as well. Their energies became stiller, and the room filled with love.

“I’m so happy you’re here,” one family member smiled,”Though I feel like I barely know you anymore.”

A smile crept across my face, then fully formed a beam.

I was now a dragonfly, and my first transformation was complete!
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ETE = Enjoy the ExperienceTM
P.S. – An important note: I love my family very much and truly appreciate their existence… Each and every one of them has helped me transform to who I am. Thank you!!

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