Tales for Our Times-How Chipmunk Taught Andrea to Respect Her Own Power
Tales for Our Times
Inner Wisdom expresses itself most eloquently through images. Through the process of Interactive Imagery you dialog with your Inner Wisdom and discover whatever it is that you need to know.
I am in awe of this process and of the beauty and power of the messages my clients receive. They often feel to me like modern mythology.
In Tales for Our Times I offer these narratives to you. May you find the wisdom in these Tales both inspiring and beneficial.
How Chipmunk Taught Andrea to Respect Her Own Power
Andrea, the daughter of a powerful politician, felt she could never measure up to her father’s larger than life example. Andrea was actively engaged in philanthropy and enjoyed devoting herself to her family and friends, but found it difficult to value these activities. She felt inadequate and insignificant whenever she compared herself with her father and his accomplishments.
When we turned to Andrea’s Inner Wisdom, asking for a guide who could help her learn about her own power, a Chipmunk appeared. Andrea was appalled. She was looking for a Bear, a Whale, or a Bull – anything big and strong, but certainly NOT a small rodent!
Andrea wanted nothing to do with the Chipmunk. Her Guide would not be so easily dismissed.
The Chipmunk looked Andrea straight in the eye and said to her, “Your power is in small ways.” Andrea felt deeply moved as the Chipmunk recognized and validated her true self.
Chipmunk pointed out to Andrea the small ways she expressed her own power. It affirmed that the kindnesses she extended to friends and family, and the work she did behind the scenes at a non-profit organization, were every bit as important as her father’s flashier accomplishments.
This new perspective boosted Andrea’s self esteem. She stopped comparing herself to her father. She experienced a sense of peace and self acceptance she had never known, as she came to truly value her own unique gifts.
What are ways that you dismiss or undervalue your own power?
What admirable traits or actions of your own do you tend to overlook?
Cultivate the practice, every evening just before you go to bed, of focusing on two or three things you appreciate about yourself from the day that is coming to an end. These may be accomplishments you feel proud of, or just characteristics you value that make you worthy of love.
Notice the ways you compare yourself to others and how you feel when you do that. Take a few moments and ask your own Inner Wisdom what you need to know to help free yourself from comparison with others.