“Who Am I?”

by Dr. Susan Nettleton

Experiences of major life changes, sometimes crisis, sometimes welcomed change, often disturb our sense of identity. When our roles, routines, or relationships change, we are experiencing "mini-deaths" of these aspects of our identity. If we have put all of our "I-am-ness" into one human identification, change can be terribly frightening. When unsettled by changes in our life, we can take time to reflect on how these changes are altering our sense of identity. Who am I really? "I am anchored in the Infinite Life. I am unlimited, expansive, free. I can give myself a new name. Today I choose who I am."