Have Confidence in the Integrity of your Intentions
We began this course in the first module by getting really clear on who we are and what integrity means to us on a deeply personal level. In the second module, we explored how we can support our decision-making processes by establishing our business as a separate entity with automated boundaries, holding space for us to be our best selves and do our best work. In this final module, we are going to go deeper into the concept of sovereignty and investigate ways in which we can more fully embrace our own power.
One of the themes running through this course has been the need for boundaries, and an important element of embracing sovereignty involves investigating where our lack of boundaries is "protecting" us by helping us to stay small and insignificant. We need to acknowledge those areas of our lives where we allow a constant simmering of resentment to stay, those areas where we know we are not respecting our own needs or wants, those areas where our actions are not in alignment with our values and vision. When we look at these areas through the lens of self-sabotage, we can appreciate how deeply our subconscious is invested in keeping us safe.
Stepping fully into our sovereign power requires breaking out of our comfort zone, pushing through our upper limits and achieving that big audacious vision that is still scary, no matter how much we think we want to achieve it. We can’t do this if we feel that we are on shaky ground. The more dangerous it feels, the more we will unconsciously raise barriers that prevent us getting close to that reality. However, actively implementing the protection of our boundaries helps us to feel grounded and confident, knowing that our needs are respected. The more clarity we gain in this space, the easier it becomes to recognise where we are still holding ourselves back, and the more practiced we become at putting in place the boundaries and support we need to buffer us as we push through our resistance.
A large part of this involves the concept of radical responsibility. We have to ask ourselves, where are we surrendering our power to others and allowing ourselves to play the victim, instead of acknowledging that we are the creator of every experience? We cannot be our true sovereign selves if we are invested in the story that says we are at the mercy of others, where we are blaming anything but ourselves for our current situation. When we accept that we have total responsibility for every circumstance we face, we begin to understand that we are not shaped by our circumstances, but by the way in which we respond to them. We shift beyond survival-based psychology and into a state of empowered autonomy. Instead of getting sucked into the chaotic vortex of daily drama, we learn to maintain a space of calm consciousness, anchored in our integrity.
No-one finds it easy to operate from their highest self all of the time. It takes effort and awareness. It is a practice, rather than a destination. We get closer when we develop the habit of asking ourselves where we are ignoring our inner wisdom, choosing instant gratification over the discomfort of progressing towards our goals, or resisting divine direction. Whenever we find ourselves getting caught up in the stories, we can practice asking ourselves "what if there is no problem" and feeling into the truth that we are, in this present moment, exactly where we are meant to be. Even when the present moment is uncomfortable, painful or absolutely terrifying, we are here experiencing it for a reason, and we are able to make decisions – hopefully with integrity – about how we will respond. It is often in those worst moments that the most growth happens.
MAKE THIS YOUR OWN
- Your subconscious will sabotage you in order to keep you playing small and safe, if your business feel endangered, or dangerous to you or your clients.
- What are the risks or dangers you are trying not to admit exist?
- Are you ready to take radical responsibility for the creation of your own reality, admitting that the only thing you control is the choice you make about how to respond?
- Can you see how you spiral back to deal with the same issues again and again, but that each time is an opportunity to grow and evolve in your response to those issues?