October 31, 2019
The illusion of the impostor syndrome. Today Roger experienced something for the first time. We had him look up the definition of the word consternation. We did that because we wanted him and you to be prepared for what you will experience as you understand this message. The definition he found was feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected. The unexpected is this message.
Some time ago, it came to human consciousness the idea of the impostor syndrome. It meant that as you grow into yourself or what you want to create or develop, that you might be merely copying some else, or what usually occurs, is you think you don’t have those abilities and talents. We brought up Roger Bannister earlier, but now it will make more sense. Bannister broke the record for running a mile in less than four minutes, which had been thought to be impossible. After he accomplished it, others did so, and some in the same year. Those others were not impostors, but individuals who chose to be inspired by what they had now witnessed. That is how all human consciousness is developed.
When you understand this message intellectually, it will no longer be possible for you to use the impostor syndrome as your excuse for not becoming who you want to be and becoming an inspiration to others. The feeling of consternation will pass.