The Bible says, a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
I attended a conference on DEALING WITH BAGGAGE last Saturday the 14th, March, 2020 and it was very informative. I personally have lived with a lot of baggage some of which I have shed over the years and others that I am determined to shed with the help of God. I wish everyone would be able to attend this conference but unfortunately we come from different countries and CORONA has happened. I have therefore decided to put down my short notes so that as you read, you will gain self-awareness on the type of baggage you have carried through out your life, show yourself some loving-kindness and BE FREE.
WHAT IS BAGGAGE?
Baggage constitutes of the EXPERIENCES and BELIEFS from OUR PAST that have NEGATIVE EFFECTS in our PRESENT life.
What a simple and beautiful definition!
COMMON SIGNS OF BAGGAGE
Verbal violence, physical violence, constant quarrels and arguments, low emotional intelligence
Nonchalance, fear to act, debilitation from anxiety
Mindless allegiances, constant suspicion, judgment, assuming the worst.
Victim mentality, arrogance, self-pity, low self-awareness, red-herring arguments, projection, gaslighting.
1. Do you feel attacked so far?
2. Have you noticed this signs in your interaction with people?
Feel free to confess on the comment section below.
See you tomorrow as we tackle attachment theory, different types of parents or guardians we were raised with in our childhood and how our interaction with them bruised our hearts and caused the stubborn wounds and how to forgive, let go and find healing.
Be blessed and I hope and pray that someone will benefit from this!