Is it your voice criticizing you or someone else’s?  Do you regularly hear your voice or of that of a parent, teacher or friend? How do you release that little voice that isn’t yours? Learn how to release your inner critic clutter.

I work on asking myself and my clients, “Whose voice is that?”.  I know that I’ve been influenced by others. And at times too much. Honestly, I’ve been fighting and spending time getting someone’s voice out of my head. Some I was eally aware of, some not as much, especially when I was younger.

To the best of my knowledge, this comes from access consciousness. I haven’t taken any of their classes and it might be called something else in another teaching that is just worded differently. I’m passing along what I was taught and use.

Releasing Inner Critic Clutter

This week, examine your thoughts, emotions and feelings. Ask yourself whose voice is that?  If it doesn’t feel good, it probably isn’t your voice.  If we are really coming from our soul, it should feel good, don’t you think?

I had an art teacher in junior high who always gave me bad grades. For long time too afraid to do art because I thought I was awful. Discovered when I was a nanny taking class, pretty good.  Picking it back up again.  My mom discovered in her 50s she was  a pretty good watercolor painter. All their Christmas cards were her original art.

Do you have something similar in your life where the voice is not yours?  Is there something you are struggling with or dealing with right now? Something you are critical about?  That may be a good place to start to practice.

I was taught when you discover it isn’t your voice, return to sender with love.  So, when I sense something that my previous teacher said to me that isn’t my truth, I visualize sending back to her and say with love. I always also like to have gratitude that it is coming up to be released as well. I say something like “I am grateful this has come up so I can heal and move forward.”


Letting Go of Mental Clutter

It doesn’t really matter whose voice it is. In the past I would have wanted to examine the heck out of this. I am going to encourage you not to go down that road to discover whose voice it is. Because does it really matter? What is important is that you heal and release the thoughts feelings and emotions that don’t belong to you.  Now, if it really is important than take the time to figure it out. There are always layers, though, so it might be someone else’s voice not who you first think.

Pay attention if you are picking up feelings of others.  For example, you could be in a great mood and then your negative co worker bops in and all of a sudden you’re a crank monster.   That has zero to do with you!  That isn’t you that is someone else’s energy that you are picking up on or is getting in your field.

Remember, you have a choice to decide if it is your voice or someone else’s.

When that not-so-great feeling thought or emotion comes up, what can your replace it with? I have been doing affirmations daily.  In the Present moment, positive and pack a punch.  You can return to sender. Have gratitude to heal.

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Take actions from today’s clearing clutter blog on your inner critic clutter:

  • Spend the next week monitoring your feelings, emotions and thoughts.
  • When a negative or unpleasant thought comes up, ask whose voice is that?
  • Return to sender with love and have gratitude.
  • Pay attention when taking on emotions and feeling and thoughts of others in the present.
  • Replace the thoughts emotions feelings that aren’t yours with affirmation or whatever rings true to you.

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