Why would someone change their name? There are many possible reasons, but in this case, I’ll just share with you my own reason for changing my name. And tell you how changing your name will change your life.
Have you ever thought about how everything in life has a certain feeling vibration to it? A gift feels different than a slap. A flower feels different than a stone. And one names also feels different than another name.
I would always encourage you to observe what vibrations are you putting into your life, and what vibrations are you letting into your life. And I would encourage you to see what your preferences are and create your life accordingly.
If you have a name that’s not uplifting you (anymore), you can simply choose another one.
Can we just change our names like that? In the dominant western culture in 2018, it may seem as if we are given a name at birth and should stick with that name and wear it with proudness for the rest of our lives.
Or at most, – but that’s already kind of weird! – that we would change our name once, choosing the right one now in one go, officially change it in the government register and then stick with that one for the rest of our life.
Wow… why all that rigidness and pressure?!
When I grew up I never liked my name too much. I wanted something with more syllables, and something with the letter A. But I never knew which other name would be that perfect new name, and I was too shy to even really think about telling others I wanted to have another name. As if that was something shameful. Maybe too weird, maybe too arrogant, maybe to self-obsessed, or ungrateful.
And then I met Jordan. Jordan was a male-bodied person who considered themselves androgynous. His parents had given them the name Michael. But later on, when discovering their androgynous nature, they had changed it to Mikey. And after having tried that out, they felt that an even better name would be Jordan.
For the first time, I got the idea that yes:
We’re allowed to experiment with having ourselves be called by a different name.
It’s okay to try out a new name for some time.
And it’s also okay to change it again later. Why should a name have to be such a big deal?
And at the same time, it IS a big deal!
Because every time you introduce yourself, you’re also introducing the frequency of that name again into your life. Every time someone else calls you by your name, there you have it again, that frequency being thrown at you by reality.
So do choose your name wisely. And the wise way to go is to allow yourself to feel into what it’s like to be called by this name, or by that name.
My birth name is Els. I associate that name with straight-forwardness, being to the point, meaning and taking things literally, and robustness. Those are qualities, and I have absorbed those qualities in my life.
At some time you might feel like you have already owned the qualities of your current name, and then choose a new name so that you can absorb the qualities of that name.
I asked Jordan what name they thought I would have if I hadn’t told them my name. They said Ariel. I instantly like it, tried it out like a new pair of shoes, and become to love it, kept it. Although I immediately saw it before me as Arial, just because I like the letter A a lot.
I associate Arial with higher vibrations than Els. For me, Arial feels like having some goddess or princess-like qualities. It’s elegant and powerful. I associate it with esthetics and divinity. With grace, and with dance.
And so I use it, and every time I use it, I become more of the qualities I associate with it.
Treat a name just like an affirmation. Choose it wisely, according to what frequency you would like to anchor more of in your life.
This is how changing your name will change your life. You let go of something old, and you let in something new. A feeling, a set of qualities. That you would like to create more of in your life.