According to Wikipedia the definition of identity theft is as follows: Identity theft is a form of stealing someone's identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name”. While no one wants to be involved with an identity theft crime, I find several of us already are and not even aware of it. The kind of identity theft I’m talking about is not for the purposes of financial gain however, the damage is just as significant, nonetheless.

Mental identity theft (in my own definition) is when we hang on to thoughts that have created our beliefs. In other words, we unconsciously create a story (belief) around things that have happened to us in the past and live our life from that belief. So, how does that happen, and why?

How powerful do you feel? There are certain areas of our lives where we probably feel more powerful than others. In which areas you are most powerful? Is it work, relationships, self care, community? Likewise, what area(s) need more action? When we think of being powerful we may be making some assumptions that keep us from being powerful. But defining your power is essential to actually BEING powerful. So what do I mean by defining your power?

Often spring is thought of as the time of year for cleaning out the closet and forward thinking. It’s almost like a new year. We turn the clocks an hour forward in order to have more daylight and begin to realize that we should be taking advantage of life. Yet old habits die hard, don’t they? As we attempt to de-clutter various rooms in our house sometimes what we really need is to clear out our ‘mind-closet’.

The self-limiting beliefs of last year are still not getting us anywhere. In fact, they simply hinder our progress and encumber our development. If spring is about moving forward, I wonder, why don’t we embrace the leap? This is when reality sets in and our self-limiting beliefs return to inhibit us. We find ourselves as inactive as before, with a fading memory of how spring had momentarily inspired us.

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