We are all victims of identity theft! If you thought I was going to discuss ways to prevent identity theft, you are partially correct. However, as I stated in the first sentence, we already have been victims of identity theft. No, there hasn’t been another Equifax-type breach or the hacking of another major retailer (that I know of at this point.) The IRS and Social Security systems are safe from web invaders as far as we know. There is no concrete proof that we all have a doppelganger. How then, have our identities been stolen?
Think way back when you were a child. Were you a ballerina, a football player, a famous actor or adventurer? What were your interests and aspirations? When you played “pretend” with your friends, which scenarios did you play out? Are you living those now? Are you what you were going to be when you “grew up”? Some of you may answer “yes,” but are you still within your true, authentic identity you had has a child? If not, why?
Perhaps adults in out lives told us to be “realistic.” Maybe we weren’t as “good” or smart” as we thought we needed to be. Somewhere down the road, words directed at us manifested into things. Think about it: we have all by now heard the phrase “thoughts become things” and may have dismissed it as a catchy trendy saying. Now, thoroughly examine the most used phrases your brain carries. Do you tell yourself you are fat or fit, broke or abundant, happy or sad, well or sick, unfortunate or lucky? Can you deny you are not what you tell yourself? Are your predominant thoughts manifesting in your life? I am talking about real thoughts backed by feeling, by your subconscious, not phrases randomly tossed about. Who has control of your thoughts and your life? We may feel like puppets and blame others, but ultimately we have the power!
Who stole our identity? We did! Is it our fault? Of course not! Society, parents and teachers all meant well in providing us guidance. It may be too late to change some aspects of our life, but we have now, today, to start a new chapter. We are highly conditioned and it is difficult to break patterns, but we can. There are many books and people to help us along the way. Many people find a life coach beneficial. The past is over, the future is not here yet, but we have NOW!
In the near future, I will be discussing helpful books and practices to reclaim our lives. Stay tuned ! Be the change you wish to see!