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📺 IWFGG | What Were You Designed for?





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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Hello, hello, and welcome to another episode of Inner Work for Greater Good. My name is Emily Eldred, as always. I'm your host. I'm giggling because my parents dog is here. She's this absolutely adorable little cocker spaniel, and she doesn't hear very well, but she does hear a little bit so Obviously, when I did my introduction just now she went from her slumber. So sorry, Hermione. I apologize. Yes, her name is for Miami. No, it's unfortunately it's not for Harry Potter.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: My mother loves old movies, and so if you're familiar with the old star Hermione Gingold, who was auntie in one of the oh, No, grandma's sorry, grandma in Gigi. You'll know her Miami gangle. So Yes, the dog was named Hermione for her Miami Gingles. Anyway, okay, she's laying down again we'll see if she makes any more noise. Okay.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So, anyway, so nice to see you as always, we're all about doing inner work that accelerates your power to be your truest, highest self. To be your brightest shiny is the like that you can be, and make the biggest difference you can possibly make, whatever that is for you living your own Truth.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know this topic is, I gotta be honest with you. The title of this video is a little bit misleading, because it's as though I'm seeking to answer the question of what were you designed for? Mainly because I know that's a question. I think a lot of us have like, what's my purpose? Why am I here? What am I here to do? What can I uniquely do? What am I here to bring the world, and I really want to actually, in a way, talk more about the premise of the fact that you were


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: designed the way you were designed for a


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: reason, and that a lot of times. And the reason why I think this is important is because a lot of times we we spend so many years in so much energy trying to be someone, or some way that we naturally aren't. That's just not who we are, or that's not what feels natural for us. That's not the way that we want to be productive, or the way we tend to function or want to operate. And usually it's because we've had to adjust and adapt to our


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: our environments, to our parents, to our schools, I mean, I actually went to a very competitive girl school, and I mean, it's an amazing education, and I learned so much, and it really stretched and holded my brain in certain ways to really be able to think and to into process, and to perceive in ways that I may never have learned how to perceive. If I hadn't gone to that particular school


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at the same time, though, let's say, using my own schooling as an example, it didn't


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: it did an honor, and i'm not saying it was deliberately trying not to honor it. But just the way they went about things didn't really honor the fact that i'm not a hugely regimented person that is very, you know, rigid in terms of time and schedules and getting things done very type a type of environment. So i'm not type a i'm not super rigid with my time, or if I don't really want to be that like in terms of my own creativity, i'm a very creative type person. I don't flow that same way. I don't necessarily achieve goals, or even make goals the way other people do. And so the point is like I had this particular school in.


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and I grew up in a certain environment where it was all about being really productive and always getting work done in a certain way. And it just I realized, as I


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: got older, and was able to actually make my own schedules and start to like tune into myself. And also when illness forced me to really have to let go of things that weren't serving me. That's when I realized that you know what that's great, that some people are designed for that kind of environment.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I'm. Not really designed for that kind of environment. Or maybe I was designed for certain aspects of it, and it served me in certain certain parts of them.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But other parts of me really needed a different approach. And so it's all by way of saying that in terms of my work on myself. It's always about trying to get down to.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know. What was I designed for, or how was I uniquely designed? So even when we're talking about, you know, in my videos of work. It's, you know we talk about exPowers and your struggles and healing those, and we talk about trying to process emotions, and we talk about emPowers, and really honoring the true you, you, the the of you that are here to empower you


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: so that you can fully live your Truth. A lot of you know. This work is really about trying to


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: in my, you know, like release anything that's not you or that doesn't accurately reflect you, You or it doesn't serve you, and really trust in your own unique design. I fully believe


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that we were designed to have all of the power. We need all the skills and all of the talents, and all the aptitudes and techniques, and are not techniques, but the aptitudes


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that I I shouldn't Say, still sorry I feel like skills is something more. You you actually develop it's more about aptitude. You know. What are our inborn aptitudes and gifts that we were born with, or that we we we have enough of that. We can develop them into something and use them


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: for good, and


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and then it's about trying to get rid of all this stuff kind of release, whether it's the traumas or the fears, or the pains, or the you know, sort of adaptive parts that maybe they served us when we needed them, but they don't really service anymore. How can we let those go so that we can let our true essence shine so that we can operate and function from a place of like this is who I am. This is my genius. So this is my happy space. This is me feeling fully let up using


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: my unique gifts as they were meant to be used, not trying to use them another way that I I felt like I was forced to use them or train. Do you use them, you know, or other people expected me to use them. But how can I fully show up in all of my and


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: really do what I came here to do, and what i'm designed for this is what I think it's about. And the reason why I think this is so important is because so, as I said, so much of our time and energy is spent trying to.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: you know, fit ourselves into these boxes, or act certain ways that just don't feel right for us, or you know I try to, you know, have certain career paths that maybe wouldn't, you know, make up, made our parents happy, or would make our parents happy, but they don't make us happy, and they don't feel slow in


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: with You know who we were designed to be.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: The reason also why I want to share. Why this came up is because I had a conversation yesterday with the woman who was. She needs an organization, and i'm a part of, and


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: she now we're talking about this opportunity that I've been given, and how how I want to make sure that I can use this opportunity or that I can bring my best to to the opportunity and not feel like I need to be a certain way


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: to fulfill whatever that you know organization, or whatever expects of me, that I really show up fully as me, and the conversation came up, because the Truth is that I have really learned that the the


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: best way for me to do that


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in the world


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: is fully as me, not me trying to be someone else, not me thinking that I have to act, or or or it's the word.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: operate a certain way in the world that I think other people expected, and the reason why this is so, there are a lot of reasons why this is extremely important, but I believe that we all need to be doing more of this is because of


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: for me. In the past I've had blown out.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I have a bit too overwhelmed if I try to do things or operate in a certain way, but it's not harmonious or in a line. That is, who I am. What I know is my best self. Then I have massive meltdown. I produce my shit, and I've tried and tried over the years


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: to be this way, or be that way, or think that I need to run my business this way, or think that I need to show up this way, or be this kind of leader or structure my day a certain way, or achieve certain goals, you know, within a certain amount of time.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I can tell you from my personal experience. It does not work.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I don't function well when I try to function in a way that's against my own nature, my own rhythm, my own pattern. What feels right for me?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: What's in alignment with my own? And so that's why, when we talk about what are we designed for? It's for me Personally, it's always about not trying to be someone that i'm. Not because I think other people want me to be that way, but for me to really just out, just down into Who am I truly? And how can I show up most fully


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: as my fullest?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Because otherwise, if I don't, and again from experience it it really


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: ends up really messy and really, really ugly.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So the point is, it's all about really embracing the Truth of who I am, and that i'm sharing this as a way of expressing that I I want to encourage you to really think about maybe


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: ways that you operate a ways that you approach your life, or you perceive yourself the way you think you should be. You think other people expect or pressure, or want you to be and ask yourself, is this


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: what I was designed for? What is this the way is this? Does this work with how I feel? I'm uniquely designed for what feels right or good for me.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So it's important for us to look at our lives and notice how we are going about things. Is it in accordance in harmony with the way


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you were designed.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And if it's not.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: ask yourself within, what does feel most right for me? What is it better way to go about this. It feels better for me, in which I know I can show up most fully in my you know, from the the place of my own unique.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: divine design, where I am truly using my gifts and skills in ways that feel.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Yeah, this feels right. It. Maybe I was trained, or I was raised, or I was schooled to be this way, or have this approach, or use my mind to.


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But what if that doesn't work?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: What if it's more a matter of really just taking that breath and pausing and breathing into what the way that feels right for you.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that there is an alignment with your own divine design.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That's pretty much my message. I mean. There's probably a lot more I could say about this in terms of


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: really trusting the way we were designed to be, you know. Okay, i'll. I'll share another story, and I've shared this a lot. But because this is so pivotal for me is my own emotional sensitivity. I used to fight the fact that i'm emotionally sensitive. I used to hate it. I used to cut it off. I used to suppress it. I used to.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: you know, to tie myself in, not to try to be someone else. Well, if I could just bring out more of this other part of me that doesn't care as much, you know. Maybe then I can really, you know, whatever fill in the blank.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But I found that that just didn't work with the reality as an emotionally sensitive person, and I don't operate the way a lot of other people operate rather than me trying to operate or function in a way that other people that works for them


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I need. I had to. It was like my help, my body, my mind, my heart. Everything over the years has forced me like that doesn't work for you, and you need to do what works for you, and how, in a way it works for zoom.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And so that's another example of like I was. I finally accepted that I was divinely designed this way for a reason.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and it took me years to even figure out like before I discovered my own work.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: It I I I I couldn't even accept that. This is why it was, and it forced everything in my life falling apart, and me having to face my emotional sensitivity and embrace it


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: because resisting it or fighting against it didn't work.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: What did we embracing it?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So the more it was the fact in my case on the motion sensitive, the more I was able to use it as a superpower. I talked about this before, but that's another example of why why it's so key to really honor the way you were divine and designed.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and in terms of that original question, I already sort of said it's sort of a false question that I was asking you, what were you designed for? I don't know the answer


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: of what you were divinely or uniquely designed for. I don't know it. Know that you were designed for something, and so by knowing that you were designed for something, it can guide you on a course of


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: accepting and embracing your own unique design. Even if other people don't get it, even if other people don't like it, you know. Maybe they would rather be a different way. But this is where you are.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and fighting that doesn't work and trying to be other than who you are does not work. So what if you were to embrace it, knowing that you were divine and design for something. You may for many things, but you were divinely designed this way for a reason. And what if you were to embrace that fully.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and what could happen? And how could your life change? And how could you change? And how could your relationship with your self change and your relationship with these aspects of these these downs, these attitudes, and that you may see them as you Not for that, because that's the way you' to see them.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But what if you would turn that around and see them as good as part of your divine design?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: We're here to serve a purpose. and the more you can embrace your unique design the easier it is for you to


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: so embrace it and honor, honor yourself and your unique design, and it will guide you faster, even faster. to manifest. And being the presence that we're here to be, and having the difference.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I hope this has been helpful, as always I am Emily with and with ChangeLight, Inner Work for Greater Good. See this! Find it to changelight dot world. We've got a free course, a free community. I've got lots of good things coming up, so I hope you will join us there, and i'll keep you posted all right. Thank you so much, and I will see you soon.


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