Do you place identities on those around you?
Have you noticed that the identities we place on others come with expectations?
As a society we have gotten better about some of the old mainstream ones, like girls wear skirts or dresses, they play with dolls, stay at home with the children. The same goes for males, rough and tumble, not supposed to cry, etc.
But what about other labels?
Quite often we don’t even realize that we have labelled those around use, confining them to a box created by our perceptions of past behaviors or experiences, both theirs and ours. When we do this, we are not only labelling but judging, holding others down by trapping them in imaginary boxes.
I know I have done this, and others have done it to me. What I have noticed is that every time I have done this to another, I have created a sense of separation between us. I have abandoned my own present experience to get into someone else’s business. Who am I to say what is right or wrong, good or bad? How do I know if someone should do or not do something? What I also know is that when others have done this to me it undermines my trust of them.
The reason, I believe, is that labels and judgment are the opposite of love. They are the behavior or acting out of fear. They create separation.
What if, instead, we simply noticed and participated in life as it unfolds around us? This doesn’t mean we don’t help or support others or ourselves. What it does mean is that we ask ourselves, “does this thought or behavior bringing me closer to Love, or pushing it away?”
Our Soul and sole purpose on this earth is to remember and re-member what we are? First, we remember what we are, next, we experience what we are, and finally we be what we are. We are everything, and we are the nothing in between. We cannot be our identities because we are not limited!
Are you ready to remember?
Brightest of blessings,
Conscious Empowerment Coach
Re-memberer and Reminder