Lately, I’ve made it a specific intention that I notice my self-talk, and when negative, instantly (or as soon as I recognize it) “re-do” the comment with something of a positive nature.
I am honestly surprised at how many of these nearly invisible phrases show up. I consider myself someone who has done a lot of inner work, yet recently have discovered I’m on the next level … the next ‘cycle’ where it seems that I’ve regressed in some ways, but no … it is the beginning of next cycle.
Choice has it … and I have choice. Will I continue the journey on the same path as previous, or will I move forward. And perhaps, moving forward sometimes feels like regression, only because it has occasional similar traits as the previous cycle, or experience.
Progress ~ It can be difficult to spot if one is too involved in beating ones self up because of the perception of no forward (or ‘upward’) momentum.
Recognize your cycles. Don’t get hung up on the details, note the larger picture of progression and you will see it more clearly.
Just today I caught myself, and thankfully, it is getting easier, quicker, to see.
“You already finished it … you dork!”
Immediately I caught that I had called myself a dork. (NEVER speak harshly or negatively to yourself about self, not even if you are ‘joking’).
“You are SO efficient you’ve already completed that project, you’re amazing!”
**Multi-tasking … it can getcha every once and again**
Yet through it all, remember to pay attention to your talk, external as well as internal. That’s where it all begins, after all.
And as you know, internal dialogue is one of the loudest!
After 57 years of nights beneath the moon and the clouds to find myself old is hard crows come looking for food at the altar monks return with empty begging bowls others work the waves for shrimp and clams I swing a hoe in the mountains when Solomon’s seal is gone there is still pine pollen and one square inch free of care ~ Stonehouse
Decided to go for a joy ride despite there not being much “sunshine” in the day. It was still pretty amazing. Nature never ceases to impress me.
As I think about “new growth” I am reminded that growth, no matter the kind, is emotionally challenging, even physically challenging, but the most difficult is the energetic challenge, for it is charged by emotion and past negative conditioning. The nervous system rebels against change like a dying life form.
Do you think that our ‘mental condition’ (or life form) rebels every time there is change? Could this be why people are walking triggers much of the time? Because we are all constantly in a state of flux … never really ‘settled’?
When change comes, how does your body respond? Your mind? Do you find yourself tensing up? Pushing back? Rebelling?
To embrace change is a challenge all in itself. The pit of the stomach might feel like vomiting all over the place, your mind might be screaming in a mental agony, you may cry and holler to god or whomever you choose to make it stop, to keep it the same, to just make the uneasiness end, and comfort to once more be the base you find yourself in.
Unfortunately, when change comes, there is no thwarting it. Fight it as we may. (I know I am).
So, how do we ease our minds?
Personal Suggestions (may not be for all people):
1) Do not drink alcohol
2) Do not abuse drugs
3) Do not smoke (it dirties the energy, making one susceptible to energetic ‘attachments’)
4) Eat clean foods. Choose nearby, open farm raised meats if you eat it, and eggs and shop at local farmers markets when able.
5) Breathe intentionally. If anxiety or some stressful energy comes over, breathe, methodically, in and then out until eased. (Try a six second in breath, and a 6 second out breath.)
It is important that we support our bodies, our minds, especially in these times. We may not be able to gather, but Nature can replenish our supply. Let it.
It is also important we start supporting our local communities in other ways.
The days of frivolous behaviors are being left behind. It WILL cause discomfort, for the change will be great.
May inner fortitude and courage be yours as we transition into this new era.
These days folks are speaking to each other in ways that are not wholly beneficial or friendly. It is important that we choose what we allow to ‘float’ around in our mind.
Will we replay the memories of those who are harsh, repeatedly, until it has its very own route in our brain? Or will we reckognize those patterns, and force a new pattern to develop in its place?
You are the programmer of your own mind. You have the ability, the will, and the fortitude to create newness in your mind, your heart, and your life. It is within you.
The Power is yours, should you claim it.
Faith, Trust, Hidden Love and Power
Take care of your personal relationships, even if the signs show otherwise. You’ve already invested time, energy, tears, laughter and everything else that makes love and relationships all they are cracked up to be. Trust the path you are currently on.
Freedom, Exploration, Travel and Change
Be optimistic, even in the darkest of days. Change is coming. You have to find the silver lining in every predicament. Focus on each ‘present moment’ as it arrives.
Protection, Encouragement, Balance, Warmth, Calm, Responsibility, Honesty and Wisdom
Whatever you’re going through, you’re going to be okay. Follow your heart and listen to what resonates with you.
We are never alone on this journey, although there are times we would swear to the heavens we are. And we would do our best to convince ourselves of this, even searching out others who will validate this negative train of thought.
Claim your Creator skills and put them to use. Transform your thought patterns. Be the Alchemist you hold inside.
We are all in this together. Literally we are all feeling the same anxiety (in varying degrees and forms) about the same thing, uncertainty over this virus, and this has never happened in most of our lifetimes. This is truly remarkable beautiful ones. Let this sink in. We have the extraordinary opportunity to be in each other’s shoes at the same time in this moment in history. We can close our eyes and know we are all connected. So what will matter most when this is over? What will you ask yourself in the quiet spaces of your mind? How did I treat people? How did we treat each other? 🖤