Part IV: Self-Reflection

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“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must be honest with you, as I sit down to write this, I am feeling a lack of confidence on the subject. The only things running through my head about the topic have all been covered in my 3 previous posts in the series. I had originally planned to write part 4 on the feeling of oneness. I decided against that and to go in a different direction for 1 very simple reason, I don’t know a single person (including myself) who has actually reached this state of nirvana! So, how could I possibly write something guiding you to it, when I have yet to achieve it?! My writing comes from within myself, from my personal experience. Technically, I could go to Google and search for something along the lines of, “how to reach the state of oneness”, there were  7,520,000 results. Or “achieving nirvana” which got me 437,000 results. I could easily read a few articles, find a good meditation and copy/paste some quotes or something. I won’t do that. Why? because I would feel like I was cheating you. I refuse to make a post, just to make a post. I won’t have “filler” on this blog!

In order to remedy my dilemma I decided to make a change to my series. Self-reflection it is. In my opinion, self-reflection is one of the most important obstacles we can conquer in our lifetime. It can be scary, painful, confusing & a very long process. I believe that true self-reflection just might lead us to that state of Oneness we all desire. I don’t know for sure, but it couldn’t do harm to make it a part of our process. In order to determine what we want so that The Universe can synchronize to bring it to us, we need to know ourselves. So, self-reflection is a necessary step in manifestation!

reflection

[ri-flek-shuh n]

noun
1. the act of reflecting, as in casting back a light or heat, mirroring, or giving back or showing an image; the state of being reflected in this way.
2. an image; representation; counterpart.

3. a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration.

4. a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.
5. an unfavorable remark or observation.
6. the casting of some imputation or reproach.
Reflection, according to the 3rd & 4th definition on Dictionary.com  is, “careful consideration”. So if we are reflecting on ourselves, we are carefully considering ourselves. I don’t know about you, but to me sounds like a very pertinent part of living a spiritual life!
Besides our dream board, Gratitude Journal & “what if” statements, what are some ways we can reflect on ourselves? Please comment with how you get to know yourself!
I’ve been using this website,  Life Re-Imagined. They have free online courses for relationships, well-being, work, goal setting, etc! Check it out and let me know what you think, it has truly helped me start getting to know myself and boosted my confidence immensely. And no, I don’t get paid to mention them. I actually, just truly believe it is a wonderful tool for us. 🙂
Don’t forget to write in your Gratitude Journal tonight. Now that I have finished up my series, I’ll be posting some really fun stuff here soon so don’t forget to follow me & sign-up for emails from me so you don’t miss a post!
Good Luck on your journey of Self-Reflection & Manifestation!
Namaste!

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