The Enemy and the Ally within

Did you know that there is an “enemy within”, which uses internal negativity to sabotage your efforts? When you notice that negative side of yourself getting the upper hand, spend time with your “ally within”.

Ally yourself with that part of your person who believes you can do it. Allow that side of yourself to give affirmations to help you achieve a sense of safety and hope.

If your inner enemy says, “You’re not that talented,” let your inner ally help you respond, “I can have a rewarding creative life.” When you’re inner enemy says, “You are never going to amount to anything,” (sounding remarkably like your mother…), let you inner ally help you respond, “I’ve accomplished a great deal, and I know there are more great things to come. Let me see what great plans God has in store for me.”

The inner enemy and ally concept is taken from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way: a spiritual path to higher creativity.

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