I love the movie Ground Hog Day! That same day, repeating and repeating – until finally – finally – something shifts!
Though I have not lived such a dramatic version of Bill Murray’s day from hell – I sure have had my moments and days of being stuck in an unserving, suffering storyline!!!
Indeed it is a type of hell! Plus it plays havoc with reaching my dreams, finding my joy, my ability to connect and basically eroding my relationships!!
It’s like a knotted shoelace or a garden hose that isn’t just twisted put wrapped around itself in such a way – no water comes through!!!
That’s what it’s like to have a limiting belief, it can spin you around and round!
Let me give you an example. Here’s one of my classic KINKS!
“I’m a horrible speller so I can’t…. write, put things up on flipcharts”
“I can’t spell – I’m stupid!”
“I’m stupid so I shouldn’t be thinking of publishing a book”
You see how one belief just plays havoc!!
That one – well it’s been around in my head for years!! I even have labels for it now – dyslexic, learning disabled.
Well may be I do frequently flip letters, mix up my words and struggle with spelling.
Indeed it’s a kink that doesn’t easily go away!
However, I’m not stupid. I can write. Plus, there’s always editors – right?
Here’s the deal – we all have our storylines – some of them helpful – some of them not so much!
I am not someone who believes you can just get rid of them!! However, I do think there are ways to become aware of when a KINK is getting in the way of what matters most to you!
Awareness is the first step to any shift! Once I notice I am spinning into a KINK – I have some options.
I can do Byron Katie’s, the work on that belief. (for some this is magic and works great! – it is a great tool but for me needs a bit more breath and emtoion!)
I can breath and see what I am feeling. Usually there’s an underlying river of feelings that have been trapped or wrapped up in that KINK!
I find for me, it helps to move, dance, shake that story around!
Then pause and check inside. See if anything has shifted. It’s not a perfect formula or science. However, I am getting pretty good at not letting that KINK of mine – send me into full-on Ground Hog Day!!
I’d love to help you avoid getting caught in a KINK or worse finding yourself stuck in a Ground Hog day!
That’s part of my online program, Get Unstuck. How to work through Kinks and Leaks! and make sure you are not caught in a Ground Hog Day!
I’d love to help you find a way to reach your dream or goal without to much spinning.
I’m sure there are some typos in this post – but I want to get it out! Get Unstuck starts – July 25th and it’s 25% off through friday, July 21 at midnight!!
Get out of your own way! Get Unstuck!!