Day 3 S.O.S Poetry Project

“Self-Judgments”
by Barbara Brennan

Any self-judgment
can remind you
that you are blinding yourself
to the greatness of life,
your creations,
your life,
your self.

Answer
“Who do you think you are?”
with the truth.

Not the limited, negative tradition
that you have been taught
in an erroneous way
to keep you safe.

It does not keep you safe.
It keeps you fractured,
separated,
and in pain.

Gayle’s Reflection- Day 3

Answer
“Who do you think you are?”
with the truth.

This question in the middle of the poem is the basis of who I am. Is the question that reminded me how small and insignificant I was. This question once held a reign of terror over me as it was only delivered to me in an accusatory way when I stepped of alignment with who I was “supposed” to be. It often occurred when I was choosing something for myself, exploring and discovering what I like about who I am. Those words “who do you think you are?” cut me sharply and I learned to dodge its blow by conforming to the expectations of others. In doing so, the path to answering the question with my truth became long, twisted and confusing in my attempts to discover the authentic me while wearing the mask of expectations, responsibility and conformity.

Today, the question no longer holds the fear or energetic charge trapping me in a life of conformity. Looking at it with my true face on, I can choose my response to it truthfully and with excitement and joy, because of the path I am now standing upon. There is no authority to keep me from expressing my true self. All I have to do now is allow the creation of my life to flow through me, rather than being arrested at the judgment of another. I am still in the process of creating me through self-discovery, self-discernment, leaving the self-judgments at the door. Thereby, allowing all of who I am to be revealed. I now choose more consciously the expression of me, my creations, and my life.

Who do you think I am you may ask?
I say to you…
I am disciplining my mind daily to transform the imprinted, limiting negative thoughts about myself. You know…you have yours.
I am happily writing to you now.
I am healthy in my body.
I am joyful in my heart.
I feel excited for the greatness in my life.
I am living my life with less pain and more love. I am deeply grateful for it all.

Tell me now…Who do think you are?
What are your self-judgments?
Is it time to be less separated from yourself?
Practice I am and I feel statements every day, all day in order to change the feeling
neuro-circuitry of early childhood programming we all get in some form. It can change your life. It takes time, practice and commitment. You can do it. I did.

Thank you Barbara for helping me have permission to discover who I really am.
See you tomorrow.
Love, Gayle.