“There are thousands of agreements you have made with yourself, with other people, with your dream of life, with God, with society, with your parents, with your spouse, with your children. But the most important agreements are the ones you made with yourself. In these agreements you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe, and how to behave. The result is what you call your personality. In these agreements you say, “This is what I am. This is what I believe. I can do certain things, and some things I cannot do. This is reality, that is fantasy; this is possible, that is impossible.” -Dr. Miguel Ruiz
This is what I run up against in much of my work. Not only with clients, but also with myself. The basic unconscious agreements we all run, domesticated into us by our culture and parenting have a huge impact on the path of our lives, our health and happiness. They are not easy to see, being unconscious; the water that we swim in, but the results in our experience are obvious. For most of us we struggle with certain things constantly; money, health, relationships etc. Outward events seem to impact us almost randomly. “…Make the unconscious, conscious or it will direct your life….” There are ways to work with this and the first step is realizing how your unconscious is running you most of the time.