We’re officially kicking off the summer season with today’s Solstice!  The Solstice is a great day to connect with nature.  It is also a perfect time to recommit to live life on your terms. How do you go about doing that?

Let’s start by taking an honest look at the impact conditioning has on living life on your terms.  

We all experience conditioning that has been built up over our lifetime by family, teachers, environment, society, school, religion, social media and more.

Over the years, these layers build up much like an artichoke:  tough, sharp-pointed exterior layers, often with very little substance, that provide a tight barrier around the tender, coveted inside – the heart. 

live life on your terms - peel back the tough, conditioned layers much like the layers of an artichoke

While the layers of conditioning may have been formed with good intentions to protect us, they disconnect us from the our true selves.

The old conditioning often forces us to live by outdated rules and paradigms that no longer align with our evolving inner truth.

Part of our important life work is to get off automatic pilot and start examining our thoughts and beliefs to make sure they still support us.  It’s important to weed out and eliminate outdated conditioning.

Equally important is tapping into our inner wisdom and heart energy to create new structures and better beliefs to live life on our terms.

If you no longer feel supported living by inapplicable or outdated rules, then it’s time for change.  

Be brave, peel back the layers and toss out what no longer serves you.

After you uncover and release the old conditioning, take some time to reflect and journal on the following:

  • What is more true to me right now?
  • What do I know to be true when I look with an honest eye and an open heart?
  • How do I want to experience life right now and moving forward?
  • How can I create a new set of rules on my terms that fully support me?

Making meaningful shifts in conditioning requires commitment, persistence and practice.  Some of our old conditioning has been around for a long time. It doesn’t willingly leave on the first attempt. Be tenacious. 

You’re worth it! 

p.s.  If you’re not sure how to live life on your terms, I have a solution.

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Joan Jakel

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