Resistance

by | 21 Sep 2021 | Empowered Women, Resistance, Women

What you resist persists.

If you know that you are avoiding something, how do you usually deal with it?

Do you continue to avoid that thing until the messages get louder?
Do you create the time + space to feel into this avoidance?

I often think that resistance gets a bad rap when truly the beauty of resistance is that it is actually trying to protect you+ make sure you are still going to be loved. Resistance can be a way of ensuring you will still belong in your family, your community or your relationship.

It’s making sure you will stay safe.
It’s making sure you feel a part of a tribe

So how do we begin to recognise these limiting habits & move through these constrictions?

The 1st step is to recognise what your flavours of resistance are: E.g- Procrastination, busyness etc.

Then use one or more of these tools.

  1.  Journal- Ask yourself why am I avoiding this? Go towards the avoidance & lean in. Curiosity is key. What is this trying to bring to the surface?
  2.  Embodied movement- How can I move through this? Create a safe space where you can drop in +access the feeling states beneath the resistance. Really be free to express in whatever way is needed. This may be dancing, crying, punching a pillow, talking to your inner child. Let it flow.

Stop beating yourself up, woman.

Truth be told, resistance is just doing its job. And once we have the awareness we can dialogue with it.

One of the most profound things we can do is invite in self-compassion, not judgements, listening to the subtle clues so that you can FOLLOW the feeling + LET YOUR BODY GUIDE YOU.

Then we can get to the core of it, integrating that part of us back to completeness. When we do this habitually we create new neural pathways in honouring our needs + choosing to love ourselves no matter what comes up.

Then we can get to the core of it, integrating that part of us back to completeness. When we do this habitually we create new neural pathways in honouring our needs + choosing to love ourselves no matter what comes up.

Has this helped you?
What are your resistance flavours?

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