Wednesday, February 23, 2011
What's in a name?.....Part 2
(It is important that you read Part 1 first.....)
So then, why would you not change your name to follow suit?
Maybe it seems unnecessary? As who we are deep down at a core level, can not be encapsulated by any boundary, even the boundaries of a name. Just as Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet:
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Though, if this is true, we should feel comfortable changing our names as much as we like, just like our wardrobes or our hair styles. Why would we deprive ourselves of this symbolic transformation? Are you worried about how others might perceive the act or how they might percieve you, as a result? They percieve you as you will them to. They perceive your truth as you both tell it and express it. Your name is a part of that communication of who you are. It allows others to re-cognize who you are.
Our new names have the power to draw towards us that which knows us/re-cognizes us and aligns with the nature of our true selves at a much faster rate. It is akin to the power that getting all gussied up and feeling good about the way you're expressing your self with in the physical realm has on the eyes of passing strangers. Are you the same, once you've changed your name? Yes and no. You are evolving. This single act provides you with a vehicle towards your own personal and authentic transformation.
If your name genuinely represents the current state of your spirit, your spirit will then sing this tune. It's notes will arrange themselves in perfect harmony to reflect your present truth. This act has the power to pave the way and set the course for your future self. In just the same way the cutting of your hair or changing your outfit can.
It is with this knowledge and understanding, that I am currently in the process of transitioning out of all three of my names This may take some time and paperwork, to manifest in real-time, but that is ok. For all those that know me, you will still be able to call me by my birth name; as my first name will simply be an extension of that. While it may appear that this decision was made to accommodate others, know that it was actually made to accommodate my self. It just so happens to work out and make things easier, in the end, for everyone! When these name changes are legalized, I will be sure to post it. xoxo