Sophie, a talented writer I had a privilege of working with recently, wrote a blog post about her experience of the Compassion Key, a technique I used in my 1:1 sessions with her. The link to her post is here.
Also, earlier this week, I wrote a post about a value in aiming high. As I was reading through the comments, I was reminded of one of my favourite quotes from Marianne Williamson.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So, in case there’s a part of you which holds back and scared of your own greatness, I prepared a list of Compassion phrases. As I mentioned in my previous posts, these are not affirmations. The purpose of these statements is to dissolve any blocks and unhealthy patterns, if any. If you say a phrase and there’s no resonance, that’s OK. There’s no harm in giving yourself compassion.
Would you join me for a short healing meditation?
If you prefer to read the statements, please take a couple of breaths to ground yourself, bring your attention to your heart-centre and solar plexus, and give yourself warm heart energy, while reading out the statements (preferably out loud).
- I’m so sorry you hold back sometimes
- I’m so sorry that aiming high creates so much pressure
- I’m so sorry you are frightened of your own dreams
- I’m so sorry you are anxious that you may fail
- I’m so sorry dealing with failure is so uncomfortable
- I’m so sorry that aiming high is a constant anxiety-producing goal
- I’m so sorry that your ego feels bruised when you are rejected
- I’m so sorry it’s so hard to take rejections
- I’m so sorry you feel depressed sometimes when you realise that your dreams may be harder to achieve than you anticipated
- I’m so sorry that a perfectionist in you aims high in terms of the quality and leaves you dissatisfied with what you do
- I’m so sorry you forget to take pride in many things that you have achieved in life.
That’s it for now. Take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale through your mouth; bring your attention to your feet on the ground; and have a glass of water as soon as possible.
So, how was it? Let me know below, please.