A friend just sent me something that contained the following question, “Who would you be without your story?” The question caught my eye and intrigued me enough that I began pondering the question.
What if I had been born a man instead of a woman? What if I was tall instead of short? What if I had become a doctor instead of an artist? A linear thinker not a visual learner? What if I had grown-up with brothers instead of sisters? Or grown up a different race or in a different country? Would I have the same honor code? Would I have the same integrity line? Would I still feel that being centered, clear, and accountable was mandatory? The more questions I asked myself, the more intrigued I became with the idea of “Who am I without the story my family, friends, and I have woven?”
After several days of pondering, I finally came up with an answer—I would be the part of me that I refer to as my authentic self. Yes! I would still have the same honor code and integrity line. I would still feel it was important to walk through life as centered and as clear as possible. I would still feel it is important to be accountable for all of my actions and make restitution. I would still believe that everyone is good, has profound gifts to share with the world, and is capable of fulfilling his or her potential.
The funny twist to my story is that at one point early in my art career—when I was in my twenties—I signed my work “Just Me.” Now I am working on being Just Me.
If you would like to ponder the question: Who would I be without my story by yourself or with the children in your life, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE, because they are a wonderful way to shift mind states and reconnect with your authentic nature.
Also, in a recent interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “…Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!…”
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