There is a lot of attention beginning to be paid to how we label things... but how often do we stop and pay attention to how we label ourselves?
When we label something - its a brand - its sticks.... well the same happens when we label others and when we label ourselves... its like a brand - it stick - its vibrates - it resonates... and then it magnetically attracts those qualities or things to itself, or it reflects those things back to us.
How do you label others in your life?
"He is a looser." "She is a cow". "He is a hunk" "She is a beaut."
What happens when we label someone? We place filters on our eyes and see them according to the label...and then we focus on the label - and we judge them according to the label we have applied to prove that they deserve that label.
The same happens when we label ourselves!!
So what labels have you applied to yourself?
Take a piece of paper - and just tune in - what are the sorts of descriptions you give yourself? What names do you call yourself?
"I am so stupid... I am so forgetful.. oh I am just a clumsy klutz.... I am just being silly... I am not brave enough... I am...I am... I am...."
Its like walking around with all these sticky labels attached to ourselves when we do this - and when we do it to someone else - its the same thing...we are sticking that energy or vibration onto them.
Are they really true??
Is this really what we want to project onto someone else?
Is this really what we want to have stuck onto ourselves?
Imagine this is a child that you are doing this too... how does it feel now to stick these labels onto them? Are these things you would want that child to aspire to?
This is what we are doing.
We all do it.... we just need to become more aware of it and take more responsibility for it.
If we want to experience a different reality - then we need to become aware of these labels, as the labels become a focus for attention and energy, and where there is more focused energy - there is an expansion of that quality or experience... we get more of it - regardless of whether it is really true or not - as its a perception. So we will see it through those filters of the labels and then experience it as if that is real... as its our "reality".
So now - lets take another piece of paper and write down what we would prefer to be labeled as....
"I am...", and fill it out... just let your mind go and connect to that inner part of yourself that is your soul... and let it fill in the gaps... starting each sentence with... "I am....".
Or - you can just think about what you would like to experience more of... say you want more confidence.. then write it down as ..." I am more confident", or just "I am confident".
Once you have your list... then I suggest placing it on your bathroom mirror if you can - or next to your bed...and then once or twice a day.. or more if you can... read the list out loud - like a declaration.
Where possible... really get into it - rev your engine up when you say them... so you can feel the energy of it... close you eyes and imagine what it would be like to be like this... imagine those qualities coming into you.... as they already are there - you are just not yet fully conscious of them yet.
If you need some inspiration - then watch this delightful you tube clip of little Jessica doing her daily affirmations....www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg
If we are going to label ourselves - then let's be a lot more conscious about it and productive with it - and label ourselves into empowerment.
When it comes to labeling others... well we are all human after all.... try and look for some good quality you see in that person - and label them with that instead. You don't have to suddenly fall in love with them - or say things in your head about them which you have not experienced as truth... just don't harp on about it. Take a deep breath... and get into a better space... and then when you do think about them, think about something that is positive about them, and stick that label onto them. What you focus on - you get more of!
One of the tricks I do... firstly I vent out my frustration.... without labels... just vent and express the emotions I am feeling. Then... once the fuzz it out... I connect to my soul and angles helpers. From this space I look for the soul in the other - I focus on the light inside them. There is always some light in there or they would not be breathing. I acknowledge that light. From there I can thank them for the lessons they teach me, and then, if I can.. I let go. Sometimes... I have to do this over and over and over again... for months..... I am so very human!! Over time - it gets easier - and then in time... the frustration levels dissipate and I am able to see more and more of the beauty and positive aspects of that person.
Much of the time... what I am seeing is really my own frustrations... as others so often mirror our own short comings!!