Over these past weeks, once again, I’ve been guided to return to what I’ve been calling my Shadow Self. This time I’ve been exploring some of my old assumptions.
It’s amazing to me how profoundly my assumptions can inspire or inhibit. Some can do both. These notions are such a part of me that I’ve hardly recognized how strongly they’ve impacted my day-to-day life.
I love my inspiring assumptions – the ones that automatically help me create the positive life I love. Here are a few I’ve noticed lately.
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- I have a great immune system that I happily support in a variety of ways on a daily basis.
- People are great! Almost everyone I meet is delightful and we have wonderful interactions.
- With focus and concentration, I can do anything I desire!
I think you get the idea.
Since I tend to be an optimistic kind of a gal, my normal default is that life is good. And yes, I realize my examples are self-focused. I’m okay with that because I believe personal growth, especially with the guidance of my Akashic Records, is the most powerful way I can initiate change in my outer world.
Through a recent casual email exchange with another Akashic colleague who works for the Red Cross (thank you Jane!) I discovered I also have assumptions that inhibit or restrict me. That didn’t feel so good.
The experience that kick started this self-exploration was the belief that because I have AB+ blood, which means I can receive blood from all blood types, there was no point in donating my blood. When my friend shared: “If it’s red, we want it!” I had to re-examine my long held assumption that blood banks would think I was “silly” or “stupid” if I even offered to donate. So there were actually two expectations here – that the blood of universal receivers was not needed and that I’d look dumb if I offered.
Hah! “If it’s red, we want it!” immediately wiped out both those notions. I remembered that I made these decisions when I first discovered my blood type. I’ve lived with and known many blood donors over several decades, admired what they did, and regretted that I couldn’t.
What was even more amazing to me is that I never questioned those ideas I created when I was about 10 years old. Had I asked any medical personnel at the time? No. Did I have any facts that supported my beliefs? No.
I just made some assumptions and I never questioned them.
So last week I donated blood for the first time.
After a bit of research on line, I found The Blood Connection in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Because I’ve lived in several different countries for extended periods of time, it took two staff members to enter that information correctly in their computer. Overseas residency is something I’d never considered to be a factor in donating blood! It is very important. Once the computer confirmed that all was okay, my actual donation was quick and easy.
Guess what: Nobody asked me about my blood type!!!
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Once I was sitting quietly by myself, my blood happily flowing into the little plastic bag, I opened my heart and blessed my blood and whoever would receive it. I wished them good health and a swift recovery with a happy and meaningful life. My eyes filled with tears as I realized how happy I was to finally be a blood donor and wished I’d started years earlier.
So – pretty powerful stuff and all of it so unexpected. My husband also decided to donate again!
Since then I’ve been on a mission to discover and reformat my suppositions or erroneous beliefs that that have been running on autopilot.
Here are some of my other assumptions. Do you recognize yourself in any of these? My Akashic Records helped me to uncover these. I hope my list makes you pause and think about some of your own assumptions. Ask your own Records or use your intuition to help you – it’s all good!
- My parents were just my parents. As I age, I know now that they too had their own hopes and dreams – a rich inner personal life that I knew nothing about. Now it’s too late to find out who those two people were. I’m hoping my sons and I can bridge the parent / child gap at some point so they can know me better before I pass.
- There was nothing I could do with an English degree except teach high school English and that wasn’t going to happen. This assumption had many ramifications – some beneficial and some unfortunate – but that’s a whole different story.
- Going on pilgrimage to Sai Baba’s ashram in India in the mid 1980’s would be a powerful spiritual experience. Not at all. Not even when the two of us accidentally touched hands did I feel any magical connection.
- After I left Saudi Arabia in the summer of 1969, I assumed I’d never be able to go “home” again. However, the great gift of my pilgrimage to Sai Baba’s ashram was that I felt I’d truly been gifted with the opportunity to “go home” one last time. Staying in the ashram was very similar in many ways to living in a small oil company town in Saudi. I felt blessed.
- If he (first husband) really loved me, he’d automatically know what I desire. I shouldn’t have to tell him. What? Did I think the poor guy was suddenly psychic about my desires even though there were no previous indications of psychic abilities?
- Once married, that’s it – we’ll live happily ever after. This was a really dumb one! Now I know a marriage, like any important relationship, takes much nurturing and sharing to ensure that you both continue to grow in love and appreciation for and with each other. Now that I know that, my current marriage has been a revelation of love for the past 28 years.
- Since I’d lived overseas most of my life, I just wanted to live in America and be invisible. After living here for 23 years, each year I feel less and less American and more drawn to living elsewhere.
Recently I watched a movie that clearly demonstrated the hidden power of assumptions. I highly recommend “The Best of Enemies.” Released in 2019, it’s based on the true story of the relationship between Ann Atwater, an African American civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a Ku Klux Klan leader.
In 1971, they reluctantly co-chaired a community meeting about school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina. As the two gradually came to know each other over the two weeks of enforced contact, both their lives changed when they replaced assumptions with truth.
Atwater and Ellis discovered they had much in common and remained good friends until their passing some 30 years later. During the special features at the end of the movie the two of them are filmed during their elder years, reminiscing about that hot summer when they first became friends.
I hope this Akashic Inspiration resonated with you and inspires you to discover some of your own assumptions and how they’ve influenced your life. Certainly there are many other areas of assumptions that I have yet to explore within myself – those bigger topics of race, gender, religion, politics, sexual orientation, social class, etc. Once I started looking, it seems that they’re inherent everywhere in my life.
It was great to read your comments after my last post, so if this one sparks anything for you about assumptions, please share. We’ll all benefit!
Till next time,
Radiance and Love –
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