Rebellion is a way to get control energy that is not yours out of your space.
…Eating ice cream for breakfast without judgement.
…Changing your career from what your parents thought it should be.
…Saying no to sitting in the back of the bus.
Enough acts of rebellion can create a revolution.
But how conscious is your rebellion? Is it based on avoiding something that you need to face, or is your rebellion intentional and goal oriented?
Being in a constant state of unconscious rebellion means your nervous system is in full time fight/flight mode, and with no space to breathe, can lead to even more of what you’re trying to avoid.
… If you eat ice cream everyday for breakfast, that could lead to health issues that prevent you from experiencing the very joy you’re seeking.
… Doing it all by yourself out of fear that everyone will be as controlling as your [family, boss, narcissistic ex…] can lead to isolation and overly guarding.
… Painting all the areas you don’t like over with fantastical thinking can lead to heavy burdens and resentment in your heart.
Intentional rebellion is a rebellion that resolves.
It’s when your sympathetic nervous system revs in it’s fully glory to face what needs to be faced with a conscious choice aimed towards a resolution.
… When a child says no to that arbitrary thing their parent wants them to do.
… When a woman says no to sexual harassment.
… When a person says no to someone controlling their money.
… When Rosa Parks said no to sitting in the back of the bus.
Kinda sad that those are considered rebellious acts because they all seem like basic human birth rights, yet there was something that needed resolution in the relationship dynamic, and even now the grief of many generations of systemic control and power games is in a process of collective resolution.
Resolution begins with becoming conscious of your rebellion.
What is the energy that is trying to control or limit your freedom? And how might you consciously choose to rebel in a way that creates resolution?
It’s feels like a bit of a riddle at times only because so much subconscious energy and programming is at play. So remember to be gentle with yourself.
And, btw, today I had cookies for breakfast, which I’d say was a 50% conscious form of rebelling against being bored with habits.