Life Coach Lesson: Understanding Your Internal Border Patrol
Excerpt from “LIES That Limit: Uncover The Truth Of Who You Really Are“
Through conditioning we blind ourselves to the best of who we are. We become untrusting, too busy, too intellectual, too committed to rules and ideas that, in the end, don’t serve our growth or expand awareness of our Spirit and Purpose. We collude with the internal Border Patrol, limiting our self-expression and access to what is best and right for us. We become too afraid to touch our core, our Spirit, our own divine nature.
What’s in the way of accessing your true nature? LIES – Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories. You allow LIES – the cultural story about what’s true, real, and important – to come between you and your Spirit. LIES dull the connection to your core and your calling. LIES enforced by The Border Patrol make you afraid to let your Spirit rule your life, guide your actions and decisions, and keep you aligned with the truth of who you really are.
Convincingly, The Border Patrol will say, “If you start talking about this weird, woo-woo stuff, you’ll lose everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve and acquire.” The Border Patrol will persuade you to stay out of that foreign territory of Spirit and Purpose and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground. It will tell you to leave all that nonsense alone, and threaten you with, “If you don’t, you’ll become an outcast, ridiculed and humiliated for your beliefs – rejected by the people who love you.”
Adopting the ways of the world, what you mistakenly call life takes center stage. Your connection with your core Self is lost. Soon, you forget you’re the creative force in your life. You give up authorship. You lose faith in your ability to be sure of who you are, why you’re here, and what’s right for you. The controlling, self-sabotaging power of The Border Patrol takes the driver’s seat in your mind.
The Border Patrol is expert at generating fear of losing love. In reality, no one could ever love you less than this internal agent of oppression. When speaking to you, The Border Patrol’s words seem logical, make sense and sound reasonable and protective. After all, you don’t want to jeopardize your safety and security. But, what you don’t understand is its cunning, loveless nature. Blindly, you yield to the authority of The Border Patrol, agreeing to live LIES in exchange for a false sense of security.
Talk about selling your soul to the devil!