I’ve spent the last couple of days immersed in the idea of resistance. I’ve been looking at how & why problems arise when we aren’t being our authentic selves, and developing streamlined systems to reverse that for presentations I’m giving next week on burnout and transforming resistance into results.
I took a quick break to check Facebook (a little burst of dopamine never hurts) and took a playbuzz.com quiz to answer the pressing question of “Which Magical Creature are You?”
Serious business, I know. 🙂
I was expecting a lighthearted diversion and an answer of ‘unicorn’ or ‘fairy’, but instead I received a surprise followed by a healthy dose of resistance.
I got dragon.
On one level this is a pretty cool result. However, as it turns out, I have lots of preconceived notions about dragons. I mean, how many fictional villages have been destroyed by dragons? These are not particularly cuddly creatures or renowned for their friendliness.
Then I realized: I was in resistance.
Having just created several slides about how to transform resistance into results, it seemed somehow wrong to simply dismiss my resistance (don’t worry, the Universe’s sense of humor was not lost on me). After all, what better time to practice transforming resistance into results than when the stakes are low?
What the result actually said was about me being fierce and powerful, liking a good thrill, and being an adventurer at heart.
Honestly, I don’t often feel particularly fierce. I am–just like you–powerful, yet I have lots of beliefs about being powerful that I continually clear. And, I don’t feel like I require much adventure in my life.
Then it occurred to me: how I see me isn’t how other people see me. What if I played with embracing this instead of resisting?
Immediately, the energy changed.
A feeling of openness, lightness, and flow came over me. What are you resisting? How does your energy change when you embrace it instead?