What are your values and why are they important?
What are your values. What would you fight for?
This is the question that often stumps many people. It’s east to be connected with the things that are fun about you, the things that other people notice and you are proud of, but the convictions that you hold deep in your heart may be harder to bring out into the light.
There are two common extreme types of people that I have seen in my classes, extreme and polarized personality traits.
1~ There are people who are so outspoken that it is hard to get a word in. There are no opportunities to discuss opposing opinions either, their way is THE way and there is no room for debate. Either that or the others are crushed in a debate with this person. These people have ‘fight.’
2~ There are the people who have their values tucked so deep within themselves. Desiring to keep the peace and no debates because they are afraid that their lack of confidence in speaking out will be overshadowed (and it usually is.) These people often are afraid to excavate their true opinions because they don’t want to fight. They are turned off by the ‘fight.’
Which one are you? Most of you will fall somewhere between these examples, but think about it, how close are you to either being extremely passive, or extremely aggressive? The truth may surprise you.
We each have a bit of both in our basal selves.
What would you fight for?
Is it abortion? Animal cruelty, veganism? Traditional diets (heavy in meat?) Do you just hate people who are oppositional and disrespectful of others’ opinions? Are a staunch atheist? Are you a charismatic Christian? Do you feel strongly against the government? Does the current health care system burn you up? What about crystals and vibrational healing, do you believe they can heal or that only gullible people feel that way? Do you hate traditional (allopathic) medicine? Are you for breastfeeding in public in a hostile world? Are you a home-birth supporter in a world where some people feel it is irresponsible? What is it?
How do you want to live your life?
With love for all sentient beings? taking personal responsibility? Do you believe in destiny? creativity? that passion is all you need? That passion isn’t the only factor and you need more? Structure? Spontaneous action? One mate for life? Detachment? You get the idea?
There are so many examples, so many things we can feel strongly about. Do you connect with anything, or is a part of you turning your back on the fight?
In writing your manifesto it is important to at least have these things straight in your head. I will pass out a sheet in my workshops with many word prompts of examples of traits and values that can touch on these deep places. This part of the process usually takes time, and usually need to me meditated upon, but writing down and choosing a few is a great start. Standing for them in a group or in public is a powerful to get closer to the way you really feel.
~ Being connected to your deep inner values makes you a more effective and confident person.
~ Being connected to your deep inner values helps you connect with relationships that are more fulfilling.
~ Being connected with your deep inner values will bring you more business (and connect you with clients who you really want to work with.)
~ Being connected with your deep inner values helps you write and create from an authentic place.
Thee will be a free manifesto challenge coming up, are you ready???
Kelly St Claire is a Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach, Certified Crystal Healer, Energy Body Expert, Health Nut and Intuitive Goddess.
She supports you in nutritional wellness, and also helps you get to the heart of the energetic and mindset reasons behind the habits that hold you back.
She loves turning people onto the effective “back end” approach to health along with effective nutritional solutions so you can turn on the body’s natural healing energies.
She is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner through the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA,) Certified Crystal Healer, Herbalist and Reiki Master for over 20 years. She has practiced the Intuitive Arts and has given rockin’ readings for over 10 years and is an avid student of Nature.
She lives in Richmond Va. with her teen daughter, 21 year old son, loving boyfriend, cuddly pitbull and magical black cat.