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What would you know if you didn't know what you know?

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 2:25 PM

The last couple of days I have had some conversations around the subject of how we are being brainwashed. About how society and social media is constantly and continually playing with our thoughts and emotions. There is an overwhelming amount of information that comes to us every day that creates problems that we didn’t even know we had. For example: we fill out a quiz that pops up on our Facebook page, only to discover that we don’t love ourselves enough, or that we are stressed and overworked, or we are a bad parent. We may come across a post that links to an article about a medical condition, so we click on it and discover that we exhibit most of the symptoms listed, then all of a sudden we think we may have said medical condition. We begin to research on the internet more about this condition, and convince ourselves that this must be something that I have, I mean, it makes sense doesn’t it? We then let our thoughts take over and begin over thinking things, and then we are actually creating problems and issues that were never there in the first place.


This is nothing new, brainwashing has always existed. When we were kids we were taught that we are supposed to grow up, get married, have children and the white picket fence. We were taught fears, hatred, exclusion and difference. We were taught to “fit in” and do what everyone else is doing. We were taught to stifle our uniqueness because “what would other people think”? We were not born with these thoughts or beliefs, they were all learned.


The issue today is that we have instant access to an overwhelming amount of information on the internet. You can Google anything and read an insurmountable amount of information on any topic……and Google is always right, right?  


We are inundated with constant messages from social media, the news, commercials, and even our family and friends. We are taught to believe that “nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight”, or “money is the root of all evil”, or “I’m not worthy enough”, or “if things are going well, we expect something bad to happen”. You know what I say? I say “Bullshit”! Life is easy, life is beautiful, life is abundant. Each and every one of us was put on this earth to experience a great life. We are all worthy and deserving of money, love, joy, peace, and whatever else it is you want or desire.



Why is it we are allowing ourselves and our lives to be dictated by others thoughts and opinions? Why is it that we are playing small because we don’t want to hurt others or don’t believe we are deserving enough? Who told you that life was supposed to be difficult? Who told you that you don’t love yourself? Who told you that people with money are bad? Who told you that you were meant to suffer? Why did you allow the thoughts to manifest to the point where you believed them? Because it is your choice to believe what you want to believe. You chose to employ these thoughts and allowed them to play over and over again like a tape recorder. Once the tape recorder played for a long time, the thought then became a part of your beliefs. In order for a belief to happen, there must first be a thought.


This morning on my walk the question popped into my head. “What would I know if I didn’t know what I know”? I know, it’s a pretty deep question, but also a very powerful one that I decided would require some thought. So I decided to let go of all of the beliefs and thoughts that I know, or have been taught to know. I turned the tape recorder in my head off and sat with that question. The answers that came up were not surprising, and they are probably true for most all of us. I will share a few of them with you: I know that I was created to live an abundant and worthy life. I know that I am capable of anything. I know that everything I need is inside of me, which includes my gifts, talents, joy, love, prosperity, peace, gratitude, health, forgiveness, abundance and love. I know that I already have everything in me to live the life that “I” am meant to live. I know that I am here to truly live a life that is unique to me, not what others think it should be. I know that I am perfectly imperfect, there is no one on this earth that is exactly as I am. I know that I am whole and only need approval from myself. I know that I am grateful to be living this life and I look forward to witnessing how amazing the next half of my life will be.


So I ask you: What would you know if you didn’t know what you know? Who would you be if you weren’t told who to be?


Peace, joy and love,

Willow

 

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