I decided to take a Mindvalley Life Visioning course with Michael Beckwith. It’s a 7-week online course that takes you through processes so you can find your true purpose. I’m pretty close to finding my true purpose, but this is a great way to speed up the process, so to speak.
One of the modules is about victim consciousness and how to overcome it. We all have a story of blame/shame that pervades our lives and defines how we move forward in our lives. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, we’re learning that when you identify your story, it loses power over you.
This process is intended to get you to reflect on what your story is and how it shapes how you show up in the world. So I’m sitting here reflecting on how my attachment to my story has undermined so many of my efforts. But the empowering piece is that when we recognize the story and forgive the participants and ourselves for our roles in it, we can begin to move differently in our lives.
I’m not real good with the concept of forgiveness. It feels like it’s so weighty and onerous. But Beckwith points out something that never occurred to me. It’s the idea that forgiveness is really about self-forgiveness because at the end of the day, we are all one body. So to forgive another is to forgive yourself. And honestly, that’s an idea I can get next to and that I feel we all could use some practice in.
It makes me wonder though if I struggle with the concept of forgiveness because I subconsciously realized that all along self-forgiveness was necessary and I just did not feel I was worth forgiving. It also makes me wonder what other things I may discover as I wind my way through this course. The aha moments are sure to be profound, and most definitely, life-changing.