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A few months back, I wrote a post about Can You Be Practical AND Woo-Woo? I talked about the 3 main parts of me: Colleen, Joy, and the Mind. Colleen is my inner voice or my intuition. She’s the leader, the commander, the critical thinker who gets things done. Joy and the Mind are part of me but separate. I’m sure this all sounds a little weird, a little out there, a little woo-woo. So, as promised, I’m going to try to explain the 3 parts to you and I hope it makes sense.
I decided to name the 3 parts. Colleen, of course, is me, the true me, my inner voice, so since I already have a name, I decided I might as well keep it.
The Mind is always racing around, either 10 steps ahead of itself or trying to catch up. It’s chaotic and overwhelmed. I would like it to be calm, peaceful, and relaxed. I would like it to stay more in the moment and take things one step at a time. In other words, I would like it to “chill” out. So I have named the Mind, Chill. As a side note, it reminds of the Archie comic book spin-off, Chili and Millie. Does anyone remember that one? I know I’m really dating myself here. Millie was a blond-haired model and Chili was her red-headed rival. I don’t know why it reminds me of that comic book because Chili was not chill at all being a hot-headed red-head.
And then there’s Joy. Well, how do you improve upon Joy. The only name Joy could possibly have is Joy. So, in actual fact, I only named one part of me.
I have made a written contract between all 3 parts. Stay with me, I know it sounds crazy. Each part has a job to do and needs to stay committed. In true contract style, I’m going to talk about them in the third person…okay?
Chill’s job is to simplify things for Colleen. She takes all the crazy visions, ideas, and thoughts swirling around in her head, and breaks down the chaos into one simple action at a time. When Colleen wants to get ahead of herself, she slows her down to a methodical and logical step-by-step pace. She organizes her thoughts and keeps her calm and at peace.
Joy’s job is to be Colleen’s cheerleader. She reminds her of all the great things she’s done in her life. She makes her feel proud of her accomplishments. She pushes her to keep going even when times are tough because that’s her role. She reminds Colleen she was meant for more, that she was put on this earth to contribute and make a difference so she can leave this world a little better off. She stresses to Colleen that it’s her duty to bring forth her creativity, knowledge, talents, and abilities and share them with the world. And in doing so, let Joy bubble up within her and over flow into the lives of others.
Colleen promises to be in command and lead Chill and Joy. All 3 will walk hand in hand, Colleen always in the middle leading the way. Chill and Joy are competent in their supportive roles and trust Colleen to guide them. Colleen will not always be right. She will make mistakes but all 3 parts will learn from those mistakes and continue to grow and expand and flourish.
All 3 parts will be open to whatever the universe brings forth in their path, and trust there is a higher power at work to make Colleen the best that she can be.
And there you have it, my 3 parts and how they’re going to work together, in theory at least. We do have a signed contract though. I wonder if one part of me could sue another part of me…hmmm.
Let me know what you think in the comments, either I’m crazy and have lost my marbles, or you get it. I would love to hear about your 3 or more or less parts.
Until next time,
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Beautiful my dear Colleen, you are an amazing soul, I love you….there is some piece from Eckhart Tolle “Stillness Speaks”. I will email you the actual e-book.
The mind is incessantly looking not only for food for thought; it is looking for food
for its identity, its sense of self. This is how the ego comes into existence and
continuously re-creates itself.
When you think or speak about yourself, when you say, “I,” what you usually refer
to is “me and my story.” This is the “I” of your likes and dislikes, fears and desires,
the “I” that is never satisfied for long. It is a mind-made sense of who you are,
conditioned by the past and seeking to find its fulfillment in the future.
Can you see that this “I” is fleeting, a temporary formation, like a wave pattern on
the surface of the water?
Who is it that sees this? Who is it that is aware of the fleetingness of your physical
and psychological form? I am. This is the deeper “I” that has nothing to do with
past and future.
Dear Renata, I have read the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle but that’s it. I have wanted to read more of his work. I think he is on such another level of enlightenment than most of us that you need to read or listen to him and absorb his wisdom over time. So thank you for this. It’s perfect timing because I was looking for something enlightening to read.