I recently completed the study called STUCK by Jennie Allen. MY favorite part was her little cards with questions on them. The last card I drew said: What is God asking you to do that you have been ignoring.
Yikes! The one that came to mind immediately is my desire to write. I have an idea for a small group study, in fact I got it three years ago! I really want to write it. Fear stops me. Fear of rejection, fear of failure, but mostly fear of it being lame like so many of the studies we’ve done. There’s no meat to them because someone might get offended.
Personally, I love growth and shedding the weight of what no longer serves me. It’s one of the things that drew me to AFT (Aroma Freedom Technique). I was invited by a friend at the last minute to attend an introduction. Neither of us knew anything about it. Afterwards I found myself thinking, I want that for everyone I know! I want them to have that amazing experience and find that thing that is stopping them. It was most interesting that what I thought was stopping me, wasn’t. The ‘stuff’ I knew about never even came up. In fact, it was the small stuff.
My goal was, and is, to become an author. During my first AFT session I said my goal, inhaled the oils and listened to my own body. Whispers from my childhood came forward, but not the ones I expected. In the third grade there was a set of twin girls, Michelle and Monique. One was really mean to me and would ridicule me constantly. She came up! I went to school with her for one year. In the third grade! My 6th grade teacher came up. She was a mean spirited little thing that didn’t like my love for big words. I read a lot during those years. Really a lot. As a 6th grader I didn’t know why she was so offended, now I realize that she thought I was being a smarty pants and talking over her on purpose. I wasn’t. It was my normal vocabulary. I was surrounded by readers and very intellectual people at home, so that’s how everyone in my life talked. I also recalled the high school math teacher that told me not to worry about my poor grade. After all, I was just a girl and wouldn’t really ever need math.
As I moved forward through the technique I started getting positive memories that encouraged me. I remembered the teacher that kept my project as an example for future students. My mind brought forward glimpses of me tutoring my peers in college as we finished our computer degree.
After that first session I felt so empowered and unburdened! I didn’t know what to expect from that introduction. I never expected a life changing experience though! I sought out the source of this technique and signed up to become a practitioner. Since then I’ve led dozens of people through the technique and have been so very blessed to watch them become empowered and unburdened. From the 14 year old getting bullied that realized he was in control to the 80 year old woman that found her voice again and regained her confidence to stand up for herself. They have all been…. oh if that 6th grade teacher could see me now. I can’t find a big enough word to encompass how fantastic it has been to experience these sessions and the amazing growth and insight of those I’m working with.
I want that for everyone. To toss that burden aside and step over the barrier into the life you want.
Here are some of the goals that people have come to me with:
I am confident and calm in all situations
I release all anger towards my mother
I am strong
I am confident
I love care calls
I am worthy
I am accepted
I love eating healthy
I am playful with my family
I speak encouragingly to those around me
I release my anger
I am a writer
I am a Silver with Young Living Essential Oils
What is it you want to do and what is stopping you from doing it?