Various cultures and traditions and practices have assigned great value to hair – the longer the better. From biblical times, a person’s hair was perceived to give them status, define their beauty and desirability, and to signify strength. In fact, in ancient times, taking someone’s hair (through cutting or scalping) signified their fall of status and power, their now vulnerable state and ultimately, their demise.
So… our brains catalogue information. When information (including perceptions, understandings, values, mores, expectations, etc.) is validated enough times, the brain stores associated beliefs as programs. Some get genetically encoded and pass from generation to generation. And, historical writings and story telling help to reinforce them from one generation to the next. We even have songs written about “long beautiful hair”…
Are you beginning to see how ancient thinking about the value and worth of “our crowning glory” could impact us today? Just look around. Many models have long flowing hair. It’s considered sexy. Some cultures have men keeping their hair long throughout adulthood. And, think about your own judgments (oh no!) and evaluations of people you see for the first time. Don’t you have an immediate reaction to how they look? It’s sad but it is true that many people judge based on looks. Hopefully you don’t. But, you may.
All this impacts our perception of our own power and self-worth, even if sub-consciously. If you have sub-conscious beliefs that say that hair has great value to your own self-worth and other’s perceptions about you and your ability to be accepted within society, then what happens every time you go to the hair salon and get your hair cut? Wow. Who knew? Wouldn’t it follow that you are allowing your power to be taken away? What if that is running in the background of your mind and impacting how you see yourself? Oh my! What do you think goes through the mind of a cancer patients (particularly women) who are receiving treatment when they begin to lose their “crowning glory”? They can “blame” it on the chemo and have an “excuse” but even that is detrimental. Why would you need an “excuse” for losing your hair? There’s that perception of judgment, whether real or perceived. It’s devastating on so many levels.
So, there are a lot of interwoven things here to consider. First is the perception of judgment by others and our perception of how that will negatively impact us. Next is our perception of hair being, in and of itself, necessary to our self-worth, value, and power within society and even our survival within the group. And then there is the subconscious chipping away at our own sense of self-worth every time we get a trim.
Granted, there are people these days who are shining stars as examples of overcoming these types of beliefs and perceptions. Good for them! But, it’s also important to examine our own beliefs to ensure that we aren’t carrying around beliefs that no longer serve us – even if we don’t know we have them!
Use energy testing or connect in and ask your own Divine nature some of these:
My hair is my crowning glory.
My hair defines me.
My hair defines my worth.
My hair defines my value.
I am judged by my hair.
I allow myself to be impacted by the judgments of others.
I allow myself to be de-valued by others.
I take on the judgment of others as my own.
I allow others to hurt me.
I allow others to define me.
I allow others to take away my self-worth and love of self.
I allow cultural values and mores to define me.
I allow cultural values and mores to suppress me.
I allow cultural values and mores to limit me.
Every time I cut my hair, I am giving up my power.
Every time I cut my hair, I am hurting myself.
Every time I cut my hair, I de-value myself.
Every time I cut my hair, I teach myself I am not worthy of love.
Every time I cut my hair, I judge myself.
I am willing to give up my power to others.
I am willing to give up my self-worth to others.
I am willing to allow others to tell me how to feel about myself.
I am enough just as I am. (no)
I have always been enough just as I am. (no)
I know who and what I really am from Creator’s perspective. (no)
I am worthy of Creator’s love just as I am. (no)
You get the drift here, right? It’s more than just the hair and how it makes you feel. Much more. It goes to your feelings about how Creator/God/Allah/Yahweh/etc. feels about you and judges you (ouch! yes, you may even feel that Creator judges you!). Interestingly enough, this post was generated by one of our beautiful intuitive viewers of my posts. She had found beliefs attached to Shamanic practices about hair and hair loss that she shared with me hoping it would help you. All this is interwoven and intertwined over generations and lifetimes and cultures of all types, including some spiritual practices. It goes deep within.
And then there is hair loss caused by heredity, medical conditions like an improperly functioning thyroid, improperly functioning hormones, and auto-immune disorders. With conditions like these, it is probable that the beliefs above and others like them have become so ingrained and pervasive that the body attacks itself (in a manner of speaking) due to the destruction of self-worth, especially as it relates to a person’s relationship with the Creator.
We have a love affair with hair. And, that’s just fine. The important piece is to not let it define you in any way. It’s just and only a beautiful part of you. Nothing more, nothing less.
Would you like Creator to pull all the beliefs above and replace them with the appropriate replacement? And, would you like Creator’s truth on all this and on whether or not Creator judges you; changing your truth to Creator’s; teaching you how to have, know, believe, act from, and BE this truth and what that feels like in every way; that it is safe for you to; that you are ready, willing, able, worthy, and deserving to; that it is possible for you to now and you do now; all for your highest and best, with grace and ease, and without trauma, drama, and/or dis-ease of any time; for all times, versions, locations, expressions of you; and anything else you need and will allow related to all this? If so, say “yes – hair” and allow Creator’s love and truth and clarity to fill you and nourish your soul inside out, top to bottom, to before the beginning of time. For so it is if you allow it. Thank you Creator/Divine within – for everything! You rock!
From my heart to yours, from my soul to yours… Mahalo
PS Many thanks to studentsoftheworld.info for the fun pic!
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