Lots of us think we’re liberated women.
But we’re not.
How do I know?
Because I’m guilty of imprisoning myself for decades. And I’m a pretty bold chick.
I had no idea I was in mind jail. Emotional baggage jail.
I’ve lost count of the times I listened to the voices in my head that caused me to feel guilty, wrong, unfeminine, scared, selfish, or ashamed.
And I’m guessing you have the same voices in your head.
In my case, I can recall three situations I didn’t wanna be in.
Did I leave?
Oh, wait…. yes, I did leave.
But not until I got hit by a boyfriend, sexually assaulted by a fellow employee, or abandoned by a husband.
You see, I had to have a good enough reason to leave. So I waited until I had one.
Of course, I had no idea this was going on because my mind was filled with beliefs that made me stay. Stuff like:
“It’s just what you do.”
“I made a commitment.”
“He’ll be so sad and messed up if I break up with him.”
“I’m gonna screw up the kids if I get divorced again.”
“I’m screwing myself if I leave because I have no idea what I’ll do next.”
All of this is utter bull shit.
I thought I was responsible for everyone else — everyone except myself. And Jesus would be really pissed if I didn’t do it right. I’m sure it’s in the Bible somewhere.
I’m guessing you relate to this story, especially since you’re a woman.
So ask yourself, what are you doing that you really don’t wanna do? Or, what are you not doing that you really wanna do?
Job? Relationship? Friends? Family?
No matter what, the only person who can liberate you is you.
And your own flavor of emotional baggage is keeping you un-liberated.
I can help because I’m well on the road to liberating myself.
For me, getting married again was liberating. I had to unload decades of un-liberating thoughts and tons of emotional baggage to get here.
You don’t have to wait for a good enough reason to do anything.
So, what bull shit do you need to be liberated from?