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From Self-Conscious to Soul Conscious

Monday, February 10, 2020
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Video Transcript
Hello everyone, Christy Johnson here. I thought I'd take you for a walk outside, as I tell you something I've told very few people before, and pardon the crunching, it's freezing rain on top of snow. What I wanted to share, that I've told only one or two people before, is that I actually love seeing my own videos. I know that probably sounds weird, but it's really self-affirming. It's not narcissistic like "Oh, you're the greatest" and it's not comparison, "Oh, your videos are better than other people's videos," or even that "Your videos are better than they used to be. They're not as crappy as they once were." I'm not doing any of that. It's really more that I see myself, I'm being seen and heard by myself.

Gonna stop crunching - what you see around behind me, that's the golf course. I actually get to be who I am, to really be seen, to be heard, to be affirmed. I actually watched my videos two or three times sometimes, sometimes even more, where I'm like, "Oh, there you are. I know you. You're me." It sounds weird, but it's really quite lovely. And what a departure from how it used to be. I would never have been able to do that in my 20s or my 30s or probably even my 40s. So to being in that place to me is just a huge testament that we can move from self-loathing to self-love. What a shift. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. Take care.

Blog Post
I first participated in a video making challenge in the fall of 2018, curious to see whether I could become comfortable enough to use video in my business. On Day 1 of the challenge I went to the private Facebook group to share the first video I'd ever posted even semi-publicly. I knew nothing about video and I let myself be a beginner without expectations or performance anxiety. Those early videos reflected my non-existent technical skills but I didn't care. By the end of the challenge I felt comfortable creating videos plus I felt good about completing the challenge while being authentic and vulnerable on camera.

Now I support others on their video journeys as a moderator in the video challenge. During most challenges I also create and post videos based on the daily prompt. In fact, the video in this blog post I created with the challenge prompt, "Tell us something about yourself we don't know." I noticed in watching challengers' videos and reading their comments about their own videos, how hard we can be on ourselves. When I was younger, I could never have created or joyfully watched my own videos!

I've spent a lifetime releasing the shame I was taught and in growing my soul consciousness yet it startled me to realize I love my own videos. Now when I watch my videos, I embrace rather than criticize myself. I appreciate who I am now plus I honor all the time, energy, money, focus, commitment, discipline, struggle, and everything else underpinning my transformation. As we transform, we settle more deeply into our bodies and into our lives. Plus as we evolve, we can change the world.

Interested in creating video?
If you're interested in getting video savvy, and possibly enjoy some personal transformation as well, via the powerful, inexpensive video challenge I've described, click here for my affiliate link. You don't have to own a business to participate. The challenges run several times a year, so if registration isn't currently open, you can sign up to be notified when registration begins. Perhaps I'll even be a moderator in your group, wouldn't that be fun?


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