Woman, Mother, Partner, Lover, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Granddaughter, Auntie, Niece, Home Maker, Care Taker, Teacher, Homeschooler, Activist, Bread Winner, Part~Timer, Planner....the list goes on and on.
Have you ever stopped to think how many different hats you wear? How many roles you have in your life that others depend on? Many of us don't stop and take stock of our wardrobe full of roles because we are simply too busy switching out hats.
Over the last few months I have been guided from the intuitive knowing within (My Soul) to open up my messy wardrobe and PULL EVERYTHING OUT!
I have taken inventory on all my many roles AND how I personally identify with each one. Naturally, I am happy to hand over my role a house cleaner to my husband as I have not associated that particular role as a part of my identity. Yet, the role of Homeschooler and Teacher are high on my list of roles with big returns (on every level). In turn, I am less likely to give up those roles without a fight!
In this Soulful Spring (Autumn?) Cleaning of taking stock of my roles I had to look at the roles high on my "list" and really unpack each one.
To sum up, what has become apparent in this life long process is:
I am not my roles.
(no mic drop here)
THIS IS NOT NEW NEWS!
We have all heard this before. What can FEEL NEW is actually doing the work of letting go of the attachments to what we say we ARE rather than what we choose to do in the world at any given time.
I am an activist. I am a teacher. I am mother.
I am a sister.
All great stuff right? Yes! BUT it is not who we are at our core. We spend our lives verbally (and non~verbally) identifying ourselves as what we DO in the world OR who we are in the eyes of others.
You may be wondering, "So, what are you suggesting Michelle? I do have many roles and that's that!"
The work of living in your essence is to identify with your SOUL rather than your ROLES.
To live from a place that is change~less in this every~changing world. To get your certainty from the love and abundance within that is NOT dependent on what you DO in the world, but is inherently part of who you ARE.
Notice the difference in this list when you identify with Soul rather than Roles:
I am a sovereign being
I am love embodied
I am life ~ living and changing dynamically
I am both human and divine
I am imperfect and unpredictable
I am undefinable
Feels different right?
So you make ask, "How do I make this shift in identity?"
ASK YOUR SOUL. The wisdom that guides your body in movement, the whisperer of truths and the creator of your night dreams. AND, I made you a meditation that might help you distinguish between with your Roles v.s. Soul! I feel it is essential to KNOW what roles we are wearing AND how to get naked with our Soul Essence!
Find Soul Grounding Meditation Here
Movement Playlist for after your Soul Grounding Meditation:
Saltwater For Strings ~ reimagined by Petr Aleksander
All of Me ~ John Legend
Sweet Child O' Mine ~ Jasmine Thompson
Moon ~ Yoste
Elastic Heart ~ Sia
Embody Me ~ Novo Amor
Dance your Essence under the Full Moon Light and Remember you are LOVE!