How to Shed Imposter Syndrome and Embody your Boss-VibeDec 12, 2022
Ahhhhhh, imposter syndrome.
As a therapist of over 20 years, and a spiritual empowerment coach of nearly 6 years, I have seen countless clients struggle with feeling like an “imposter” in their own lives.
What is imposter syndrome? How does it manifest? And most importantly — how can we heal it?
Imposter syndrome is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.” At the root, it is almost always a manifestation of self-doubt and a lack of self-trust.
Many of us have been taught to not trust ourselves from a very early age. Usually beginning in childhood, we learn to reject our own intuitive nudges and bodily responses, turning towards the mind or authority figures. Of course, there are people with ample knowledge and wisdom that we may turn to when we need advice or opinions to help us make educated decisions. However, our bodies always know what is best for us at the moment — allow your body to guide you towards the right decision.
So how do we heal imposter syndrome?
It’s important to understand that everything that comes into our field is given to us by the Universe. God (or the Universe, whatever you prefer) is not going to hand us opportunities or call us into fields that we are not meant for. God is never going to give us anything we can’t handle at the current moment.
So when it comes to releasing yourself from imposter syndrome, we absolutely must surrender ourselves to God’s vision for us. This allows us to shift that trust from ourselves to God. God is unwavering and unconditionally loving, and can always be a safe holding container for us to fall back on. When we completely surrender to God’s vision, we can begin to build that trust within ourselves.
Another vital shift for us to heal imposter syndrome is to tune back into our intuition. Our intuition is the internal guide that helps direct us toward God’s vision. We are naturally born with intuition and it is always there for us to access. However, when we actively ignore our intuition and lack trust in ourselves or God, that intuitive voice becomes much quieter.
With practice and determination, we can steadily bring this voice back to the surface.
One exercise to tune back into your intuition is to tune into your body when making a decision, as mentioned above. Start small, and gradually shift your decision-making from the mind to the body.
For example, you are deciding on what you want for lunch. Sit in a comfortable position, with your feet or bottom planted firmly on the ground, and ask yourself “What should I have for lunch today?” See what comes up. You may also play with this a little bit, like asking yourself whether you would rather have broccoli or spinach that day. This intuitive nudge or answer will feel different for everyone, and it will also answer us in different ways. Maybe you see a vision of a salad in your third eye. Maybe you all of a sudden crave a bowl of soup. You might even hear a voice in your mind saying pasta. Listen to this voice, and then tune back into your body after you have eaten whatever you have been guided to eat. How do you feel?
If you need even more assistance with tuning into your intuition, check out the Master Your Intuition E-Book, now live in my store! This is a 35-page, comprehensive e-book with an 8-page tracking tool to ensure you become an intuitive master! This e-book also includes a BONUS Journaling Exercise to shift you from External Validation to Internal Validation. Check it out HERE: https://www.theakashictherapist.com/offers/oUihWtCH/checkout
You can also check out my EFT Tapping on Healing Imposter Syndrome HERE! I recommend doing this tapping at least once daily.
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