“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a you that you choose to be.” ~ Joy Page
I’ve heard it said that there are people who do not think they deserve happiness, success, or even love. I often wonder why someone would feel that they don’t deserve these things. Well, there are many reasons I suppose, namely a lack of self-esteem, self-love, being guilt ridden, and not knowing who they are in Christ, etc. Some people are just plain scared and need to give themselves permission to think highly enough of themselves to release the chains that bind them. What are these chains that bind people? Where do they come from? And who locks us up in them in the first place?
Identifying the Chains
These chains can be mental or physical and to make it even more of a curious enigma, these chains can be real or figments of our perception. How can that be? Well, these chains that bind us and hinder our growth are mostly in our mind. They are generated from perspective and become our belief systems. Beliefs such as:
• That’s not possible for people like me
• No one loves me
• I’m not smart enough
• I don’t know how, etc.
The fundamental point is that limiting beliefs limit one’s ability to walk in faith, think appropriately, and create strategies to design one’s own destiny. Often times, these limits exist because the conversation of giving ourselves permission has never been had, thus, permission has never been granted. Permission for what, you ask. Permission to be great, permission to love ourselves, permission to put ourselves first without feeling guilty, and permission to believe in ourselves. These are all topics of conversation that must be had to increase our personal power and free ourselves to excel.
Have the Conversation
This is point #1. If we’ve never had the conversation we probably have never objectively considered if the option of achieving what it is we’re disbelieving for ourselves is even possible. We must learn to dream, believe, and find like-minded people to have this conversation with. Has anyone ever talked to you about designing your own destiny? For countless people the answer is no. So how can we achieve something we’ve never discussed with another person or even ourselves? We can’t.
If we’ve never had a conversation about it we probably are unaware of the possibilities available to us, and if we don’t consider the possibilities we can’t move closer to accomplishing that which is in our best interest. So have a conversation with someone about what it means to give yourself permission to be free from limitations and what you can then believe possible for yourself. This will allow the universe to begin to work in your favor because your mind will begin to awaken, which is a prerequisite to receiving your blessings.
Give yourself permission
Give yourself permission to believe it’s possible! Whatever you want to do or achieve, believe that you can achieve it so your heart will be rooted in it. Get out of your limiting mind and get into your greatness! Give yourself permission to deserve it. You must acknowledge that you deserve the absolute best in life. If you don’t give yourself permission to believe that, you can’t receive the miracle. You’ll find yourself getting stuck, unable to move into position. It’s solely up to you to give yourself permission to do and achieve whatever it is you want. You can’t wait, need, or depend on anyone else. Yes, it’s very helpful and ideal to have a support system but the reality for many of us is that we don’t always have one. What are we then to do? Build one!
Excerpt from Chapter 5 of Maximize Your Super Powers by
Dr. Capri Cruz