Happy Easter from all of us here at Zodiac Live Tarot, at this time of year we are really aware of the earth being reborn and new life appearing. Easter bunnies and Easter eggs remind us of fertility and the weather changes to spring time- sun and showers. So it’s also a great time to think about our own growth and our endless possibilities.
Personal growth and development is all about self improvement by starting new activities and making changes that improve our self awareness and this in turn improves our outlook on life and then this increases our chances of finding our real potential.
But we have always been on a path of growth and development ever since we were born, however it is so easy to lose sight of that growth and become bogged down in life. Our growth and development is a journey not a destination (I love that saying don’t you?) and should be a great adventure and enlightening experience.
So I guess the next question is once we know we have lost sight or don't care about our personal growth and development what can we do? We have to face up to the facts that we need to change and we all know change can be scary but here are somethings we may have to face up to on our way to growth.
The past – we all have ‘baggage’ from our past, things like low self-esteem, the need to be liked, always defensive, the need for control, and being a people pleaser. This baggage causes us to feel, react and even think the way we did when we were children as it may have kept us safe. But now its holding us back we may have to really try to stop this way of being, we may even need help from someone like a counsellor if we cannot break the cycle.
Negativity, such as fear, anger, sadness, frustration, and hopelessness, are linked to our baggage and has developed because of them. They are a huge block to making the changes we need for growth. They hold us back making us scared to fail, or afraid of taking a risk (all change is a risk). These emotions hold us back by making us feel, silly, uncomfortable and alone so we go back and hide where we are comfortable even though we don’t really like it there.
How, who with and where we live! We instinctively find people; places and a lifestyle that helps us maintain our way of being, because we feel vindicated and comfortable. We find a life style so a job and hobbies that play to our strengths or mask those things we are most afraid of. So that baggage or life script (Eric Berne) will become reinforced and becomes our way of being that we simply do not question. At best we will struggle to change and grow and at its worst we will not even consider change.
These things stand in the way of personal growth and until we recognise them and face up to them, we cannot continue our growth and development. We often need help to start the growth process and Zodiac Spa offers telephone and face to face counselling that can help if you struggle to get rid of those life scripts. I would recommend reading some good books about life scripts and how to break them too.
The Secrets of your Life Scripts by Ken Renshaw is a great place to start - http://amzn.to/1h99ga0
The next steps are all about planning and we’ll look at those next time.
Love and a peaceful Easter
Beverley & The Team