In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to reveal the 4 steps to overcoming shame to awaken to believe and realize that you are worthy.
First a quick update:
**** How to enjoy the Holidays – The Holidays have become stressful as we have placed so many expectations around the Holidays; expectations about ourselves, others and the special day or events. Read my article which reveals tips and strategies to enjoy the Holidays: http://patrickwanis.com/blog/how-to-enjoy-the-holidays/
**** Killing animals to enhance spiritual powers? – The man who claims to be able to cure cancer and AIDS sacrificed more than 500 goats in India. Mahendra Trivedi claims to be a man with Divine powers – a spiritual guru from India, now based in the US, who also claims he can cure cancer. But in 2003, Mahendra Trivedi was sacrificing goats – 561 of them – and he was doing it on an annual basis for at least 8 years. Why? He claims it enhances his spiritual powers. The killing of animals enhances human spiritual powers? Yet another example of gurus, cults and brainwashing. Read my article here: http://patrickwanis.com/blog/sacrificing-goats-cure-cancer-aids-mahendra-trivedi/
Now, let’s talk about the 4 steps to overcoming shame and to awaken to believe and realize that you are worthy.
What is it that determines our worthiness and our value?
Is it society, our parents & upbringing, our behavior, or ourselves (our self-image and self-perception)?
It is the combination of all of the above.
Society judges each and every one of us based on its ever-changing values and standards; our parents judge us based on who they are and what they experienced; we judge ourselves based on our behavior (also determined by society and our upbringing), and; we form subconscious images and create perceptions of ourselves (whom and what we are regardless of specific behavior & achievements) based on all of the above along with other subconscious drives including temperament and character.
The result is that we make judgments (conclusions and determinations) about our value and our self-worth – what we deserve in all areas of life.
Recently, I was presenting to the National Guild of Hypnotists’ annual convention and the audience was shocked when I revealed that there is only one issue that is common to every client of every therapist (excluding sociopaths): the feeling and belief that one is not good enough i.e. everyone subconsciously believes that they are not worthy; that there is something innately wrong with them, they are an impostor or that something is lacking or missing in them.
It is for this reason that advertising succeeds so greatly – it appeals to and reinforces our subconscious belief that we are not good enough (there is something wrong with us), and therefore we must buy this product or service to compensate for it.