Friday, August 7, 2015

Do You Feel Like An Imposter? (Don't We All)?

Do You Feel Like An Imposter? (Don't We All)? ©2015 Joan M. Newcomb

Have you ever felt like you didn't belong, or were just "faking it until you make it"? Maybe you were promoted at work, or won a prize, something you felt absolutely certain that you didn't deserve.

We've all been there, and some of the most high-achieving of us feel it more than others. Will Smith confessed on a talk show that he wakes up in the middle of the night with anxiety. I've known independently wealthy people who need to have enough money for an entire year in their bank account, when someone else feels financially confident with a monthly paycheck.
Huntley Gordon from a scene still for the 1918 Vitagraph silent drama The Beloved Imposter
The Beloved Imposter

If you grew up in a dysfunctional family, you may have felt uncomfortable when you started school. All the other kids seemed to have normal parents.  Or you may have been the only one in your family to break out of the restrictive patterns, they may have felt something was wrong with you, because you were the only one to not end up in jail, but graduated high school and went to college.

As you evolve as Consciousness, embodying more of your Essential Energy, you start to feel expansive and wonderful. It feels so heady, it may make you question if this is real. You're so used to feeling less than, there must be something wrong with you if you feel more than!

Anita Moorjani had an out of body experience when she was dying of cancer. Her organs had shut down and the doctor told her husband she had 'hours' to live. Instead, she woke up, and within a week all her tumors had disappeared (they insisted on putting her through chemotherapy 'just in case').  She came back in with the awareness that we are Magnificent, and that her cancer was caused by her own fears.

Magnificent is a great description for how it feels as Consciousness. I've experienced it in body and I've felt expansive, limited, and immense Love. It's powerful as in empowering or potent, but not dominating. It's an awareness that I'm loved and special, and you are, too.

We feel like an imposter when our insides don't match our outsides.  And, our insides DON'T match our outsides!! Our body is limited, it is a dense collection of vibrating atoms, within a collection of dense patterns, within this three-D full immersion Wii game.  WE are Consciousness, unlimited, beyond time and space. Our insides is vaster than our outer appearance.

And it's okay. This planet of Density and Effort is meant to be dichotomous. It is a planet of opposites.  We come here to feel all the feelings, which include discomfort, pain, sadness, grief as well as ecstacy and joy and happiness and love.

If you can just hold that inner awareness, that inner knowing, of who You truly are, you can effortlessly navigate the rockiest of paths or the most unfortunate circumstances.

Relax into your knowingness, and see what happens. Try this for seven days and your world will transform!

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