I am made aware lately and not to my liking, that I can no longer read the labels on products in the grocery store without my glasses. Digging for my glasses from my hand bag while holding a can of soup is becoming rather irritating for me. I may find myself checking into laser eye surgery in the very near future!
I am one who prefers to read labels. I don’t like not knowing what’s inside. If companies and governments find it beneficial to put labels of the contents on the products, then I am certainly taking the time out of my busy schedule to read them.
Labels…..this experience, (of digging for my glasses to read the labels) triggered a dream I had awhile ago. In the dream, I was covered with a whole bunch of sticky notes, the kind used in offices everywhere and by the very organized ones in the home. I had dozens of yellow sticky notes all over my body. Each note had a word/name on it. And I realized in my dream, the words were what others had deemed me to be. Not saying they were all bad, but knowing how I felt in my dream I sensed the labels were not liberating. In the next part of my dream, a wind began to blow, and all the sticky notes blew away and there I was…..label free!
In regards to purchasing food items, labeling is super beneficial. Yet, when it comes to people……I believe labeling someone so that another can put them ‘into a box’ is wrong. We are all so multi-dimensional it is impossible to figure any one person out completely and why would we even want to, it would ruin the adventure of discovery! Relationships begin to die when we label and place people in boxes.
At the time of my dream, I was experiencing this very thing, there were some who were trying to figure me out, put a label on me, “You’re this, or you’re that.” Trust me, it wasn’t to better me….it was so they could create boxes, which limits people’s natural and supernatural expressions. Not a liberating experience at all!
A wise king once wrote, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” What you believe about yourself can redefine you. Knowing yourself is worth the time, effort, and investment as this leads to taking limits/labels off and anything that constricts, restricts and confines you because you are not placed into a box but rather you are in a wide open spaceous place that allows for creativity, discovery, and exploration!
Usually fear or ignorance is at the root of people attempting to control others by putting labels on them or putting them into boxes. Always remember that understanding yourself leads to clarity which is power and you are created to be a powerful person.
Don’t ever let anyone turn your sky into a ceiling! Take the limits off….or better yet….take the labels off!
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