Hereâ€™s a question for youâ€¦ Whatâ€™s in identity shifting for you? The answer is EVERYTHING!
Before I get into the benefit of real Identity Shiftingâ„¢ for you , let me tell you a story and see if you can relateâ€¦
There once was a child just like you, born with no clothes. From there the childâ€™s story differs from yours unless when you were 3 weeks old your father picked you up, threw you across the room and as you slide down the wall, he walked out of the house to never return again.
Then you moved with your mom and brother across 4 states to the middle of Tennessee before you had lived a month and a half. Then when the child was 3 years old your mom picks you up from the babysitters and takes you on a long ride and before the evening is over you wind up in a strange place with a lot of strangers, sleeping in a room with 15 other 3-6 years, with your mom nowhere in site. This is your introduction to orphan life.
From the age of 3 through high school you grow up in two different orphanages. There is no national group to make things easier for you. When you are eighteen you have to leave the orphanage and you are on your own. There is no National Association of Orphan People to get you any special treatment or breaks for college or job or business and you have no family to rely on. No kinfolk that you know of to co-sign a loan for a car or a business.
The only thing you have going for you is you know you are an orphan but it didnâ€™t mean anything good or bad to you. It didnâ€™t mean anyone owed you anything or that others had to treat you special. It meant other people had two parents and you grew up in an orphanage, nothing more, nothing less.
You thought people either liked you or didnâ€™t, not based on your identity as an orphan but by how you and they interacted and what they thought of how you treated them.
Now I know other people who grew up different with more advantages and opportunities that this child did and for some reason when things didnâ€™t go their way instead of looking at what they could do differently to change the situation or learn how to improve their position they felt is was because of their age, or race or gender or religion.
There are only two basic things that get me about thatâ€¦
- it makes you a helpless victim, with no ability to change anything because those things are out of your control (except your religion) and
- it gives you the identity of someone who is disadvantaged and requires special treatment and so far it seems, most who get special treatment want more and more and more.
From my background in the spiritual awareness and personal development field, all these challenges can be traced to the individualâ€™s self-worth, which is made up of how you see yourself (self-image) and what you say to themselves about how you see yourself (self-esteem).