I Will Survive

What’s your theme song in life?

I had a huge belly laugh after I took an online personality quiz: Which song was actually written about you?

I got “I will Survive” and I love the message it said about me:

You are a fighter! No matter what life throws at you, you can always face it and emerge a stronger person. Your bravery and courage is inspiring, we admire you! Now go on and dance to “I will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, it’s your song.

I laughed so hard because not only do I enjoy singing and dancing to this empowerment anthem usually in an overly-exaggerated emotional display, but also because the result was quite an accurate depiction of my old life story. 

It felt good to be be validated that I am a fighter and that I survived what life threw at me. Yeah!

Except, I know now that life experience is not designed by “what life throws at you”.

We actually create our own experiences whether or not we’re conscious of it.

I’ve been a student of spirituality and personal development for many years now to appreciate and understand that our deepest thoughts, beliefs and desires create our reality.

photo credits: www.LeeSiePhotography.com
photo credits: www.LeeSiePhotography.com

Just like the belief and desire to “survive and stay alive” – It created many wonderful opportunities, particularly during the 15 years I raised my 2 daughters solo, and served us very well.

Being a fighter and survivor gave me a gift of resourcefulness and resiliency to draw on for the rest of my life. Nothing and no one can take that away from me.

Still, it dawned on me that I’ve long ago outgrown this song. It’s time to expand even more into new depth of awareness and way of thinking.

To continue with a survivor mindset is to continue to live in reactionary pattern and perpetuate a life of struggle and hardship no longer congruent to the life of ease, grace and abundance I choose to live and embody instead.

“I will survive” presupposes victim mentality and a life of hard work and struggle. 

With a survival mode consciousness, there’s a belief that life is a continual-effort, stress-and-worry, constant-struggle, hand-to-mouth, constricted-lifestyle kind of existence.

This fear of not getting enough, of lacking, of scarcity is deeply ingrained in our psyche and needs to be challenged and released.

We are far more capable than just surviving. We are meant to thrive in an open, free-flowing, loving-and-trusting, expanded, effortless, worry-free, in-the-vortex, kind of life.

It’s important to examine what beliefs are implanted in our mind because they create our experience. 

“The only limits you have are the limits you believe” 
– Wayne Dyer

How about you? What is your life’s theme song? 

What scripts are you carrying in your thoughts, beliefs, or energy that you may have outgrown or unconsciously inherited from familial, cultural, religious or societal programming that no longer aligns with the quality of life you want to create for yourself?

Examine your thoughts and beliefs and let go of the ones that keep you stuck, limited and disempowered.

Stop your limiting beliefs: 10 empowering beliefs that will change your life. 

Becoming aware of your unconscious beliefs holds the key to liberation and transformation that shifts consciousness – from surviving to thriving, victim to victor, lack to abundance, worry to peace, and discontent to happiness and fear to love.

Open your heart and mind. Wake up to all your potentials and possibilities.


1 thought on “I Will Survive”

  1. I got – you’ve got the love. I love that song. Wish I could sing like that! Love this blog. I imagine your song will be very different different now. You have definitately come out the other side Tess! Now you can very well assist people from survival to their favourite song! Thanks – great reading…


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