On Promise Keeping

· Posted in Random Musings

Promises. They are a big deal, aren’t they? A sacred agreement that “shouldn’t” be broken, ever. Unless of course, circumstances arise that are so dire, all parties nod in agreement, and said contract is released. Okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic.

But let’s be serious. How do you operate? Are you a person of your word? Do you always do what you say? Never let another person down?

Are you mortified when someone breaks a promise they’ve made to you? Maybe you shouldn’t be so hard on them – they aren’t the biggest promise breaker.

YOU are.

If you’re like me, or if you’re like the majority – you’ve done your fair share of promise breaking to yourself. You have no problem keeping promises to other people, in fact you might even put them first. We are experts at it.

I’ll be honest. I’ve broken more promises to myself in this lifetime than if I totaled up all promises that were ever made to me combined. From going to bed at a decent hour, to staying consistent in writing, to meditating, to voicing my truth, to not playing small.

I’ll work on this forever. I need to for me.

Here’s what you need to know in a nutshell. When you make a promise to yourself and don’t keep it, it sends a message to your subconscious mind that you are once again failing, and are once again not worthy. Which sets you up for deep rooted beliefs that don’t serve you.

Is that what you want? I’m sure not.

We all want 5 big things: to experience love, joy, freedom, purpose and health. And keeping promises to YOU, makes you a match to all of THAT.

The remedy? Become a promise keeper. Commit to keeping your promises to yourself. (Does that make it a double promise? Cross your heart?)

Remember this. Keeping promises to yourself is one of the greatest forms of self-appreciation. And remember day 1? (Self-appreciation is a match to Source Energy, and what can Source not do?)

Today: In the name of self-love and appreciation, name three promises to yourself that you’re going to KEEP. Then, name the one promise you’re going to release, that you need to release, because it’s a source of disempowerment. I’d rather have you release a promise than have it disrupt your sense of worth and be an undercurrent of guilt. This exercise is about YOU taking your power back.

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