Overcoming limiting beliefs…

breakthechainsBreak the chains that bind you! Knock down those walls! Have an AHA moment! Breakdown to breakthrough! Any way you say it, we need to get to that place in our lives, where we know we are living the life God meant for us! One step in that direction is to over come our limiting beliefs (thoughts)

You know the ones; the ones which keep you from living your dream!  If you could design your life any way you choose, what would it look like? Would it look like the one you are now living? If so, congratulations! You have arrived and probably know what I am talking about!  You know that you have to overcome limiting beliefs in order to reach your dreams! And to sustain them! I know you know…because you have been successful in creating a life which matches your dreams!

But the rest of us, who are still struggling to get there, what about us? We need to overcome our limiting beliefs! We need to write a different story for ourselves. There are many books on the subject of “your thoughts create your reality”  one such book is written by Dr. Wayne Dyer “Wishes Fulfilled”   * just a side note here, some people may take exception to Dr. Dyer’s thoughts, in so much as he tells you, early in his book, to recognize we are divine beings. He talks about the great “I AM that I AM”…or to embrace the statement “I AM GOD” ,  at this point in the book some will throw it out exclaiming it to be heresy. I say, if you start reading, give it a chance,read through it. I am not a fan of saying that I AM GOD. But I found a way to embrace his philosophy without having to make that particular proclamation! I ask, and Dr. Dyer only asks, that you remain open to the words in the book, allow them to do what they will for you as you read them.

I have read a lot of Wayne Dyer’s writing. As a mater of fact, it is his writing, as well as a few others, that helped me get where I am.  He writes about our thoughts and how they influence our life. Definitely worth looking him up at your favorite reading place!

With the thought “our thoughts create our reality” in mind, let me ask you ” what do you think about when thinking of your life?”  is it positive?  Are you happy with your life? Are you encouraging of yourself? Are you encouraging of others and their successes?  Because, yes, how we feel about other people and their success makes a huge difference to our success! If we can’t be happy, genuinely happy, for others and their success, then we will have a harder time realizing our own success and sustaining it! We may glimpse it, we may get a taste of it, but we will not keep it. It will be like a bird and eventually fly away.  Are there exceptions to this rule? Of course! Aren’t there always?!?!

So I  work on these 2 things:

1. Creating the life I want by believing and acting as “if” it has already happened. I’ve a vision board, I use my imagination, I get into that place where I can feel my life as I want it, I speak positivity and encouragement to myself and about myself to others…….

2. I am genuinely happy for others when they reach their successes! And this is easy! I love when others are successful! It helps me to get in the mood for my success!

There is more we can do to get where we want to be. To break through those walls! But this is enough for today. I am pooped! I think I will go read a book!

Have a great rest of your day y’all!

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Sometimes It Is Not About YOU!

itsnotaboutyouFriends, family, relationships. These may be difficult and emotional subjects in our life! On a good day we can be very emotional about our relationships.

Today God in His great Mercy has taught me a lesson!  I usually take it personally when a friend or family member makes it clear that they do not wish to interact with me. I mean…it is ME that they do not want to talk with or spend time with, whatever the case may be. So yeah, I take it like it has something to do with me!

On to the lesson!

Today I was talking to a friend, someone I had not talked to in a while ( seems I have done that a lot lately) while I had a great conversation, and it was so nice to catch up, after we ended our phone call I was left with some questions. These questions did not even relate to her, it is just that she is the second person in as many days that I have had the pleasure of sharing a phone conversation with and that caused me to wonder about another friend who has dropped off the radar ( and she does this often) . Lately I have reached out but there is nothing coming back. When I talk to her on the phone she seems to want to hang up before we even get started talking!  We do best in person.  Anyway, long story short I was wondering recently if I had done something to cause her to be upset. Whenever a friend or family member changes habits of communication with me, suddenly I am left wondering if I did something offensive to them.Do you do that? Think it’s you? Always go to the dreaded…”what did I do to them?” place in your mind? I kept reaching out with no replies and then when the reply finally came it was short and polite and didn’t refer to any of the previous conversations that I attempted to have.  That is when I realized this has nothing to do with me.

Seems like a pretty simple little epiphany, right? Well maybe it is a no brainer but it really caused me to have an aha moment. This person is always causing me to wonder what is really going on with us? One minute I think “wow, this is great!” and the next minute without warning I am back at ” What did I do to them?”  Guess what? It is not about me!  Obviously sometimes people who seem to have it together on the outside really don’t! And no matter what you do these things will sometimes happen. We need to stop trying to figure them out and just keep moving on. Always be available if they want to reach out! As long as it is not a drain on your resources then be available and be an encourager to this person! Maybe you need to guard your soul a little, just do not guard it so much that you miss it if they decide to trust you and treasure you the way you do them.

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Today I am Grateful For……Choices!

 

This is a word that comes up daily for me. Whether it is in talking with others, helping,listening to others or just chatting with myself! YES,I chat with myself! Don’t you?  🙂

I am so grateful today for Choices! It has been a while since I wrote about my gratitude, specifically what I am grateful for today. Well here it is.

I woke up this morning in Sunny Florida and thanked the Lord that I am here, with my husband, enjoying a beautiful holiday!

After being thankful 🙂  I went in to get dressed where upon I realized  I may actually have put on a few pounds over the last few weeks of vacationing FUN….. this is when I became very thankful for choices!

Choices are something that is never far from  my mind. I think accepting our ability, my ability, to make choices is what lead to my biggest aha!  When I realized that there was nothing in this world that I had to let bother me or get me down, I really had to stop and think about that. I mean…really…that is HUGE! If you accept it for what it really means!

For me, today, what it means is that when I realized I have put on a few pounds I could get depressed about it, since I have worked hard to get the weight off, or I can just take care of it! Period!
And take care of it is what I am going to do! Because it is my choice to wallow and probably keep gaining or be grateful for my ability to choose to do something about it!!  Yay LIFE!

Oh and then there is the choice to let this weight gain cause a bitter nasty spirit today! Hmmmmmm…what do you think I will do!?  I am going to enjoy a beautiful day here in Florida with my husband and be really grateful that I am in 87 degree weather, enjoy it before I have to go back to the less than 70 degree weather!

Have a great day! And exercise your right to make choices!!  And make them good for you choices will you?!

Peace and Love,

Christine