Labels are limitations. Did you know that? And we humans like to label everything.
What labels are you limiting yourself with? Many words that we put after “I am” are labels. They hold us back from a grander experience. Words like I am shy. I am not smart enough, I am lazy, I am weak, I am not educated, I am broke. How about when you end the sentence I am with an occupation? Or put an illness after I am? Is that all you are? Add “just” before the label and whoa. Now you’re really limiting yourself! Consider the use of the words “I can’t…” How often do you say that? I can’t do that. I can’t go there. I can’t because he/she won’t like it. I can’t I can’t I can’t! Why do you talk to yourself that way? Are those your own words and beliefs or have they been instilled in you over the years by outside sources? It’s amazing what limits we apply to ourselves and don’t even know we are doing it.
Then there’s the times we label others. We label them because they seem different than we are. We label them out of fear. They’re unknown to us. Does that keep you from interacting with them? Or considering there’s more to them than the public visage? He’s old! She’s weird. Look at those tattoos and piercings! They come from a different religion/ethnicity/color/country/side of town. So and so said they are scary. We limit ourselves by declaring someone different than us without any attempt to to get to know a person.
All these words and beliefs limit our experience on this planet. The first step is to notice. Notice when you are thinking or saying these types of words. Notice the label. Identify the limitation. Ask yourself, where does this come from? Is this kind and compassionate? Is this limiting?
In my own life, I recently noticed how often I immediately say no (out loud or in my head) to invitations or discussions regarding something or someone out of my comfort zone. I noticed how often I avoid putting myself out there to be seen. I have been doing this unconsciously for most of my life. I “protect” myself. That’s fear talking. Now I give myself some time to really consider-when I want to say no-if it’s out of fear or out of a genuine non-interest in the subject. And I say yes a lot more often. Sometimes I say yes even when I think I’m not interested. I’m stretching myself and really enjoying the experience of evolving.
Limitation has been the focus of Eloheim’s latest teachings this year. We are infinite and immortal beings here to experience and explore says Eloheim. And Earth is the best playground of them all right now. What do I miss when I limit myself?
“I’m no longer going to use limitation as the way I navigate this lifetime. I’m going to have the courage, I’m going to experience the willingness, I’m going to put in the time to say it’s all me and this now is more valuable than any other now.” ~ Eloheim
It’s about darn time for limitation to no longer be how you live your life. ~ Eloheim
What are YOU using to justify limitation? ~ Eloheim
As a bonus, this came in my email this morning. Limitation* is coming up for many teachers. 🙂