Every voice, every word, every gaze, every touch, everybody you engage leave an imprint on your heart, mind, and Soul. Some glances and conversations wash away quickly with the coming of a new tidal wave of exchanges. Other experiences, including both joyous and traumatic encounters, take root deep within your psyche. These moments, these people, and these memories evolve overtime (and without confrontation) morph into internal authorities.
When it is time to make a decision, you may hear your Grandmother’s voice warning you against impulsiveness. Or you meet someone new and feel an instant connection; but, you become distracted by the memories of a former lover reminding you from within that fire built with haste rarely out last the initial smoke.
There comes a time, Sojourner, when we must deconstruct the authorities living within us. The voices, the memories, the people, and the experiences that impede our intuition and imagination must be uprooted.
Invite the local authorities living within you into your board room. Host an executive meeting and determine who should be fired and whose lasting impression is necessary for your next journey. Retain as dominant companions only those experiences that ignite within you light, life, and love.
Consider what remains on your Dream List for this year. If there is any objection to your abilities to fulfill your promises to yourself, investigate the origination point and confront your internal naysayers. Do not give anyone a free pass! Where there is anger, acknowledge. Where there is pain, embrace. Where there is hurt, forgive. Whatever you do, do NOT shut down. By confronting the sea of authorities lurking within you, you are establishing your own voice and your own discernment as primary sources and guides for your life.
In all ways, be truthful. At all times, forgive.
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