The Great Un-becoming

...Maybe it's about un-becoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place?

I feel like this quote from Paulo Coelho sums up the work we are all here to do. Right now, in this very moment, we are in a very potent time for shift and change. The truths we have held dear are beginning to unravel and unwind; a new way will be born whether we like it or not and it won't be comfortable unless we are willing to shift our perspective. I can see it unfolding all around me in my social circles, I see the unwinding occurring within my students, I see it unraveling in the greater collective, and I can feel it unfurling within myself. I am beginning to recognize the old stories still held deep within my own being, the stories that I've held tight in an attempt to keep me safe and small. I naively thought that all the practice and work I have done over the years had weeded out most of my limiting beliefs and although I have uncovered quite a bit, I am discovering so much more potential to un-become who I have thought I was. At first the thought of releasing everything I know to be true was terrifying; that is until I realized how I was limiting myself based on who I thought I was and what I thought I knew. I was choosing to put myself into a box with limited possibilities and limited outcomes. Once I realized that the stories I had created to keep me safe were actually keeping me from living a full and whole life, I have made it my mission to uncover every last one. Here is one of my stories I recently uncovered; perhaps it can help you unravel some of your own.