Is Your Inner Goblin Running the Show? Part 1 of 2!
Updated: October 8, 2012
Have you ever heard someone tell you that you are sabotaging yourself? It’s not an unusual expression or concept, however how does it make you feel? Terrible, right? Not only are you now frustrated with different aspects of your life but now you get to hear that it’s all your fault. Fun, isn’t it?
You are definitely not alone. We all have within us, a voice belonging to our wounded self, another part of our ego that can sometimes stop us in our tracks just when we are feeling great. It could be a little (or tremendously loud) voice that calls you Fat, or Ugly, or that dreaded, well-hidden-hope-no-one-finds-out Fake. Imagine that this voice belongs to a little Goblin- a creature that symbolizes and embodies your inner negativity that was learned long ago each time you came to believe that you were not “whole.”
Would it help you to know it’s not you that’s talking, it’s your Goblin? Stay with me, here, it will all make sense in a minute. What if you were to separate yourself from that voice? That might change things a bit, right?
If you can give me six minutes, I can explain the origin of this little drama queen creature and how it blocks our intuition and tries to screw things up for us. Here is a quick video I produced to explain the Goblin – many of you might already be familiar with this little brat as I explain it on stage at my live events and in my book, The Map. For those of you who haven’t named your Goblin yet, here’s a key distinction to remember: when you’re feeling bad, it’s only a part of you that’s feeling bad, not all of you that identifies with the wound that’s holding you back. The rest of you is perfectly healthy.
What’s the name of your Goblin? What does he/she look like? What qualities does it have that blocks your intuition? I’d love for you to share your story with our community here on my blog site. Please use the Comments section below and let’s get the conversation started!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog series when I show you a valuable exercise you can do to call out your inner Goblin, name it and have a relationship with it. Once named, it will have far less power to block your intuition and get in the way of your successes.