Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Master of Your Choice

In today's world, there are endless tools available to help us heal regardless of the trauma we have experienced. We are the ones who must be responsible for our actions. As Henry Thoreau wrote: "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." In order to change on any level, the first thing we need to do is get unstuck. Look closely at how you perceive yourself. Most limitations to success come from internalizing negative messages from people and past events. These can easily be overcome. We have the power to succeed. What is needed is taking the right action and allowing our awareness and choice-making ability to open up to grander possibilities.

We can take the best products for our body but if we do not watch our thoughts and love our self first, we fall short. Loving yourself first means guarding the gates to the body, mind and soul and not allowing negativity in any form to remain in our mind. Regardless of appearances, every one of us has incredible blessings. Be thankful and embrace them. It is possible to change your thinking and actions. By taking small and steady steps while focusing on the blessings, we allow our dreams to blossom and be realized. As Marcus Aurelius said, "The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."

Take time out each day for at least 15 minutes and allow yourself to feel the energy flow through you. Then, when you feel centered either go to your computer and write on a blank page or pick up a pen and paper and write a record each day of how you feel. Talk out your problems on paper. I have done this all my life and it works beautifully. Psychologists have discovered that people who keep a journal and write down disturbing experiences in their lives and give their impressions about those events actually make a striking improvement in their immune function. Don't keep your problems bottled up. Every day when you are alone, sit down and write out what you feel is both pleasant and unpleasant. Don't read it over. If you use a journal, put it away somewhere in safekeeping. If you use your computer to record your private feelings, use a new email address and do not allow anyone to know the password or to send you mail to that location. Keep your journal absolutely private. You can either do it for a week with one particular issue or until you have nothing to report to yourself. Read your comments the next day and then delete them.

This old practice of mine takes care of everything. Clarity, surrender, new ideas and a higher intelligence takes over. Later, when some of the material is read, it reads like fiction. You will also observe your own growth. Writing is a totally different dimension than speaking your troubles out. Speaking out loud, the problems become bigger, tremendous, voluminous in size. When you write it out and read it the next day or whenever and delete it, it takes on a totally different energy. It is out of your brain. It is out of your cells. The best part is that you are free and can stay centered. It is possible to free yourself of old patterns and guilt.

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