This topic of nervous system patterns, subconscious loops, emotion getting stuck in the body…it’s a BIG one! This is Part II, taking off from the first video we released a few weeks ago. Please click the link above to watch that one, though this one will probably still make sense if you watch it as a stand alone.
In this video Stefan shares some of this story regarding one of the biggest loops that he’s working to interrupt and change: not feeling worthy, or said another way never feeling good enough.
Our deepest fears are certainly reflected back to us by our bodies.
If you believe you’re not worthy, if you believe you’re always disappointed…you’ll likely create situations where those beliefs are reflected by your body. With Stefan, his fear of rejection played out with his body and pain via knee pain and back pain that were persistent despite what he believed were solid efforts on his part. But what he was actually doing was trying hard for a few days, all the while afraid his body would reject his efforts, and then he’d quit because “this didn’t work just like everything else hasn’t.”
He was putting half-hearted effort in because he EXPECTED to be let down. When he changed his strategy to commit to foam rolling without any expectations at all, just to find out what happened…that’s when everything changed. Listen to him tell this story in the video above 🙂
If you’re struggling with a loop that’s getting repeated and you feel stuck…please know, first of all, that you created this pattern to find SAFETY.
So please have some self-compassion. None of us create patterns like this because we actually want to be miserable. We’re wired for SURVIVAL. Your brain was designed to keep you alive at all costs, and it would rather you be in pain (physically or otherwise) than dead.
Please share your own story below, or an “aha” from watching this video. Let’s connect around this topic and inspire each other to let go of the past so we can be who we were all born to be!