Undoing Victim Consciousness to Feel Better
May 23rd, 2017 by admin
When is the last time you resisted touching your humanity?
For me, it was today, when a drunk homeless guy, laying on a bench asked me to call 911. There I was, excited to be on my morning walk with some new music and my dog, just wanting to groove. When he asked, I was like, seriously–why me? I did as I was requested, and once off the phone, I started asking him questions to get a better idea of his condition.
Besides his symptoms, he told me he was scared and embarrassed. His vulnerability immediately reminded me that this was an opportunity to serve another human being. Not by doing anything grand or heroic, nor by advising or chastising, but just by showing love via listening, reflecting and reassuring. So that’s what I did. One soul to another, fully connected.
Once I was on my way again, after the paramedics arrived and took over, I realized that my resistance to touching my own humanity–seeing the other as myself–over time and in a variety of situations, has greatly contributed to physical pain for me. It has strengthened victim consciousness for me (“why me?”…”why not me?”…”why do I have deal with your/their shit when I have enough to deal with already?”…”how dare you?”).
By the way, this kind of conscious awareness is something that I have been working toward for many years now, and the process accelerated the moment I hired my own Transformative Coach. This is not something that has necessarily come naturally for me, although it feels more natural these days.
When we slip into victim consciousness, we see other people, circumstances, and even our own bodies as the aggressor, rather than hearing cries for love, attention and assistance. We’re too caught up in our own perceived struggle to See that our own cries for help are also the cries of the “other.”
Victim consciousness slays our relationship to self and others. It is the ultimate expression of the belief in separation, which is the ego’s main objective. The ego tells us we are alone– disconnected from and not supported by Source. It’s important to know that without the belief in separation, victim consciousness cannot exist.
When we believe we are cut off from Source and that we have the weight of the world on our shoulders, we heighten our stress response, which depletes our emotional and physical reserves, leading to emotional and physical dis-ease of all manner and intensity.
Here, I give you my own take on how victim consciousness is woven into the emotional roots of physical symptoms and illness (in italics below), using examples from Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body A to Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them.
- Lower Back: Fear of money. Lack of financial support.
- Anytime we don’t feel supported, we are operating from victim consciousness.
- Athlete’s Foot: Frustration at not being accepted. Inability to move forward with ease.
- When we feel others do not accept us, we are blaming them for our unhappiness. We feel victimized in this way by family and society.
- Hip Problems: Fear of going forward in major decisions. Nothing to move forward to.
- As if God or Life has dealt you a bad hand.
- Pain: Guilt. Guilt always seeks punishment.
- When we seek punishment, we seek victimhood and therefore, live from victim consciousness.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Deep criticism of authority. Feel very put upon.
- When we perceive that we are unfairly subject to others’ demands or that others have power over us, this is an aspect of victim consciousness.
- Spastic Colitis: Fear of letting go. Insecurity.
- When we find ourselves unable to trust that we are provided for, this comes from a belief in separation from Source. This can also show up as the belief that others are supported, but not us.
A few questions for you (and me) to reflect upon daily:
How does victim consciousness show up for you?
How does it stop you from staying in touch with your humanity?
How is it manifesting in your body? In your relationships? In your business?
Victim consciousness is thought-generated. Yes, we have all been victimized at times–there is no denying it, and it’s not our fault. My point here, is that our continued and perpetual perception of being a victim is what gets in the way of experiencing the full beauty and abundance that life has to offer. If you would like to drop victim consciousness, along with other limiting beliefs, so that you can heal your body, as well tap into your unlimited potential, clarity, joy and freedom, I would love to help you with that. All of this is waiting for you!
If you are ready to transform your life, and you’d like to accelerate the process by working with a guide who can see the things in your consciousness that you cannot; who can hold sacred space for you to have powerful insights and realizations; who can facilitate the unlocking of your unused and unlimited potential in all aspects of your life…
If that’s you, then I invite you to apply for a free Catalyst Call, where we can spend ample time together, tapping into what you want to create in your life, why you haven’t done it already and what you need to do to dissolve the blocks to your best health and life.
One last thing.
In my experience as a Functional Nutritionist, Transformative Coach, and as a human being who has been there…If you struggle with physical or mental illnesses or imbalances, your body and mind are letting you know that you are somehow out of alignment with your Truth. I love coaching clients into the fullest expression of who and what they really are and witnessing the transformation that occurs from this space. I currently have space in my schedule to add 1 new client right now. Maybe that’s you.
Here’s to wellness beyond the status quo…
Peace and Blessings,
Angie King-Nosseir, MS, RDN, LD
Happy to help.
Please feel free to reach out to me with questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.