Like me you probably have a closet full of clothes and no matter how many outfits you have there is that one favorite that you always feel good wearing. It is your standby. Your go-to. Your I feel skinny, radiant and alive in this outfit outfit. You choose it purposefully because you feel and believe you look better in it. The world seems better when you are wearing it. People are nicer to you. You are nicer to them. You get better treatment and exude a confidence or je ne sais quoi when you have it on.
In our wardrobe of personas or personality traits we have our favorite as well. It may be a way of being that you feel comfortable in or maybe it is just a pattern that you have take on so long that you can’t remember what anything else feels like or you are scared to try something else on. Maybe you see yourself as quiet and shy or maybe you are always the life of the party. Maybe all of what you believe to be is just what you have been putting on for a long time so it begins to feel like you. Imagine wearing the same outfit day in and day out so that you come to believe that you are that outfit, that it has become you. One day you realize that these are just clothes you are wearing and not really the truth of who you are in essence AND you can choose something else to wear or even go naked.
What if we purposefully chose what and who we wanted to be and not in a contrived way but with intention and purpose. What if asked ourselves, “What best version of me do I wish to offer today? What best self do I wish to put forward.”
Maybe it is time to break out the equivalent of that hot, confident black dress or collaborative, caring three piece suit or maybe it is time for that track suit of ease and allowing. We often believe that who we are is – well who we are but we can choose what and who we are just as we choose what we wear.
Me I have been setting the intention to choose my skinny jeans self. This self is not about being skinny but about feeling confident, radiant, at ease, loving and collaborative. It is my self that expects the best case scenario. It is the self that is in the solution, the opportunity, the allowing. It is my, “I am fabulous and so are you” self. I choose it purposefully. I put it on and practice keeping it on. I notice when those old outfits of self-doubt, fear or self-criticism arise and say thank you but today we are choosing a different outfit.
What outfit will you choose today?
Much love and many blessings,
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A celebrated transformational leader and a leading pioneer in embodied spirituality and Yoga, Shasta has inspired hundreds of people through her breakthrough methods for awakening and empowering your inner voice and divine power. Director, founder and senior teacher with Balanced Life Yoga, she delivers public talks, seminars and trainings on evolution and empowerment. She draws on a wide variety of techniques including Yoga, Shamanism, meditation, energy healing, coaching and the Law of Attraction. She is especially appreciated for her passionate way of allowing individuals to make sense of their world and embodied, holistic means to become the change they wish to see.
As early as in her teenage years, Shasta embarked on her journey as a spiritual explorer which led her to India, where she studied yoga, meditation and energy healing. She has studied with many remarkable mentors and she has undergone thousands of hour’s intense practice of meditation and spiritual studies. Shasta has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field through her own practice as well as through extensive training in yoga, group dynamics, meditation and spiritual counseling.