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  • Writer's pictureJamie Bates

If You Woke Up Tomorrow And Everyone You Knew Was Gone, Who Would You Be?

Updated: Feb 11, 2020

If you had no reflection of what you can and can't choose. If none of the projected points of view existed from the past. What would you choose? Who would you be if you had no reference points of what is wrong or right, good or bad, just awareness of what you could choose? I ask this completely rhetorical question because I find myself often being someone different in front of different people so often. And not only that but so often I see the reflection of who someone is based on my past interactions with them. Sometimes not even past interactions but something someone told me about someone 20 years ago still flashes before my eyes.

I had an interesting awareness the other day as I drove down a road I haven't in probably 10 years. As I drove by a particular building I instantly had a thought about the owner of the business. Where the Hell did that come from? Then I remembered at some point many moons ago, probably more about 20 years, someone told me the owner of this business was rude and mean. Now I have never frequented the establishment, never step foot in the door, nor do I even know the owner's name. I do faintly remember someone telling me that, I was probably in my early teens. I wonder how many judgments about people, places and things am I still functioning from that aren't even mine? That got me wondering, how often do I auto-respond to a judgment someone told me years ago, that was purely based on their point of view? WOW! Let me just tell you, if you aren't ready for a megaton of awareness, DON'T ask that question.

I wonder how much of the world I shut off because someone else wouldn't allow it, or thought the owner was rude? I wonder how much of my life I stopped choosing because someone else told me so stupid point of view they had about it? I wonder how many stupid points of view I have had in the past that I projected onto others that stopped them from choosing something?

I wonder if you could choose anything what would that be? I wonder if you could be anyone who would you be? If no one else you knew existed on this planet right this minute, would you still be the same person? Or would you be someone different?

Doing consciousness work has allowed me to see so many places where I shut me down based on someone else reflection of who I am. Or even more, how I shut others down based on a point of view I hold about them. What if no one had any point of view about how you lived your life or who you be, what would you choose? If you had no one to tell you, you shouldn't or you can't, no one had a point of view about what you are choosing, what would you choose?

How often do you think about what someone else will think when you think about something you would like to do? How much time do you spend pondering what someone will say about something you wish to say or do? How much of you do you divorce every single day based on the ones around you?

If you wish to be free as much as I do, today lets throw all caution out the window. Today I agree to do what feels light and true for me and no one else. Today I start to live like no one else I know does. Today I make choices that are light, free and feel yummy to me. So who cares what blah blah thinks. This is about me, my journey, my life. I will choose the things that work for me. If it works for you do it. Get out of our head and into the awareness of what your choices provide for your life, no one else. Make light choices, those will provide more lightness in your world. I am ready to be light and free and I really don't care what anyone else thinks I should or shouldn't be. You with me?

About the author

Jamie Bates is a consciousness facilitator, author, podcast host, wife, mother, empath, and energy healer. Jamie's podcast, Expand Your Reality offers a wide variety of tools and healing processes that are also found in her many workshops and online programs. Check them all out at


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