An Army of Me

“And if you complain once more. You’ll meet an army of me”. Björk: Army of Me

 I saw a vision of an army of me stretching back as far as the eye can see. It was during a time-line visualisation (led by the lovely Carry at Atriba) where I was picturing myself as a child and a teenager and giving myself words of encouragement and hugs. I saw mini-me’s, medium-me’s and big-me’s, standing behind current-day-me as back up. I can think of myself as over sensitive and under confident but when I think of some of the younger versions of me and the things they’ve done and overcome, they are tough AF.

They have risen after relationship breakdowns, walked away from toxic jobs, moved houses and cities and countries and started over, stood up to bullies, put their foot down, cried out in protest, shouted for their rights and have fight-ed and flighted their way through many a sticky situation. That’s a lot of experienced back up right there behind me ready to be called upon for those difficult conversations, uncomfortable situations and courageous actions.

 There’s the 6-year-old stubborn me with gap teeth and a side pony. When she puts her foot down, watch out, she means it and you do NOT want to get between her and the lolly jar. There’s the 15-year-old me with braces and a flicky fringe, her surly snarliness burns with the fire of a thousand suns and you do NOT want to get into an argument with her. The 23 year me with a bleached bob and boots can outwit, outplay and outlast you. She will bring you down baby, she will bring you down to Chinatown. And there’s current day me clutching a crystal with a side-pony (still age-appropriate yeah?), she has integrated all this learning and has emerged a strong woman. I mean woah-man. Woooooah-man!

What do you see when you think about the other you’s?  Louise Hay advises us to try and be kind to your inner child. To see yourself as someone who was and is doing their best and needs forgiveness, gratitude and preferably a full lolly jar. So give your mini-me’s praise and encouragement and celebrate their brave fashion choices. Take heart in difficult situations, knowing that there’s an army of you as back-up who have been through a lot worse who others would NOT want to meet in a dark alley.

Love and light and if you complain once more, you’ll meet an army of me xxx Yvette

For more:

Atriba Holistic Health: https://www.atribahealth.com/

Hates him with the fire of a thousand suns “10 things I hate about you”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eym5KBo9gBc

I will bring you down baby “Meet the Parents” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e2b1WslJPU

Woah-man poem. “So I married an axe-murderer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5G7KnIAUMI

Louise Hay “Inner Child”: https://www.healyourlife.com/love-your-inner-child

Björk “Army of Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqfQXJSvbo4

Jack in “Will and Grace” Series 10 Episode 7: “Grace, we talked about a side pony after 40.”

6 thoughts on “An Army of Me

  1. I really enjoy your stuff, Yvette. So you. Thing is, you write so much about self-help, and reference so many gurus, how about writing your own? I bet it would be entertaining, as well as enlightening. I think you have great humour, hence perspective, the humour and normal perspective that is sorely lacking in so many mind guru-types!

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