Everyone does it sometimes. Some do it regularly, others at critical moments in the life. Self sabotage. Also known as ‘shooting yourself in the foot’, procrastination or putting obstacles in your own path. It’s like a virus on the hard drive of a computer.
Do you go on diets, start to lose weight and then find yourself deliberately eating some calorie rich snack even though you know it will undo all the great progress you’ve made? Do you desperately want to be healthy and yet find yourself prone to accidents or illness? These are just two of many examples of how people sabotage their health. They are reoccurring patterns of mishaps – physical, emotional, nutritional and so on.
Sabotage programs inhibit the healing process. They act powerfully while hidden but fade away quickly once revealed and balanced.
I never stop being amazed by what comes up for clients and how relevant it is to them. Take for example one client who I was seeing. At the start of one of our sessions we had joked about her tendency to apologise for everything. She had a tendency to apologise for things that were not her fault or had control over. She always wanted to please people. When clearing sabotages relating to her career the sabotage that showed up for her was “My life is not an apology”. We were both awestruck with how relevant this was, and once cleared, she was able to move forward in her life and do the things that were important to her without the need to apologise to others. She found this incredibly empowering.
Clearing a sabotage program is always an exciting and humbling process because I know my client will be liberated – it allows them to get on with their life in the way they were meant to, and most importantly, how they would like to live it.