I heard the word “brules” this year from Mindvalley Founder, Vishen Lahkiani. This crazy word really opened my mind to the societal blocks I had always placed on myself – things that were stopping me from living life the way I chose to live it.
Brules = Bullshit Rules. They are beliefs we have inherited from other people and unknowingly adopt as our own beliefs, even when they aren’t really how we feel.
As we grow up, we take on beliefs from teachers, our parents, the media and society around us. Some of these serve us. Some of these are not really true.
Yet we cling stubbornly to our beliefs — true or untrue. The problem is, what you believe to be true – will tend to be true. – Vishen Lahkiani
There are so many beliefs I had stored in my core that I picked up from society – things that stopped me from being my authentic self. I continue to examine each belief that comes up to block me from happiness – and they come up frequently.
One belief was now that my kids are off to college I am supposed to go out in the workforce – starting all over in establishing a career. People actually sent me Want Ads and job openings even though I had never stated I was in the market.
I even applied for several jobs – knowing I didn’t want them – knowing I yearned for a different path. And, the truth is that I don’t have a degree, I don’t have marketable job skills, and I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the best part of 14 years. While my kids were young, I worked in their day care center or their school or volunteered full time in the organizations and leagues in which they participated. With those credentials I couldn’t even get an interview at my local Walmart. Seriously. Not qualified for Walmart.
So, I spent my time the last 7 years studying metaphysics on my spiritual journey and following my kids around but had not grown any skills that would help me get a “real world” job. I felt immense pressure from friends and family to get out there and do something with my life. One friend even advised me that she didn’t appreciate having to fund my social security and medicare.
I was really freaking out and starting to feel hopeless when I heard about brules. Society was telling me to get a meaningless job – while my heart was telling me I wanted to continue my metaphysical work and do what I have always done – help others. I had to find a way where I could both work and do what makes me happy. And I have!
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