I’m sharing this blog post from listener Caren Bordowitz. She created this great graphic showing the layers of her change using the metaphor of layers of the earth. Love it!
From Caren Bordowitz:
Yesterday, I blogged that behavior modifications were just a band aid, and that deeper works needs to be done. I made a drawing of the deeper layers represented by status rock layers.
My cravings, overeating, or slip ups are like a volcano breaking the surface. this shows the point where the underlying foundation is weaker.
The first layer below the surface is thoughts, like a river of lava, thoughts flow freely, sometimes slowly, sometimes so fast & uncontrolled, I don’t even conscientiously notice them, they’re sub-conscientious.
Below that are the boulders of beliefs (things we hold true without conclusive evidence); some are empowering beliefs, no problem, but some hold me back from reaching my full potential, those are limiting beliefs. I don’t want to keep those in my foundation. These limiting beliefs bubble up the thoughts to break through the surface as that volcano. So, what’s below the beliefs?
That’s my identity; deep down, my identity has to change, to become rock solid, firm & good. If my identity is that I’m plump, then that’s going to act as a fault line, and all the layers above it will form a weakness.
Down below is my essence or soul, and that’s good & divine.
The more connected I am to the spirit of God inside me, the better I feel.