To celebrate the launch of Nicole Perhne’s new eBook Celebrate Your Spirit: 7 Soulful Ways to Spark Your Heart & Guide You to Peace, Nicole is sharing a beautiful story with us today.
By Claire in CREATIVITY, EVENTS, FUN STUFF, GUEST POST, LIFE LESSONS, WELLNESS 8 Comments Tags: claire baker, connection, dance, dream then do, Emily Ehlers, fear, femininity, friendship, inner critic, perth, resistance, workshop, yoga
I’ve been learning about and exploring the lunar calendar and yin/yang phases recently (more about this soon!) and today, we’re currently in a yin phase. This energy is receptive, inward, reflective, relaxing and feminine. On the flip-side, yang energy is energetic, expanding, active and action-oriented.
And let me tell you, I’ve never felt this distinction between yin/yang energy more than in the last few days.
Which brings me to explain why I haven’t written today’s post for you.
I’d like to introduce you to your inner critic. Actually, you’ve known each other for some time now. For so long in fact, that you might have begun to think that your inner critic is in fact, you. Let me explain.
You know that voice you hear inside your head that says things like…
“I’m not good enough for him/her”
“If I change XYZ in my life, then I’ll be happy”
“These jeans make me look enormous”
“Nothing I have to give is worth anything”
“I should have bought a house/got engaged/ saved more money by now”
“I won’t try that – I’m just going to fail anyway”
“I’ll always be in debt/overweight/a failure, so I’d better get used to it”
That voice gorgeous, is not you.