Is there anything more important than becoming aware of the random thoughts that run through our minds? I think not. It can be a life-changer.
Last week I finally started going for a morning walk again through Teie forest. It's a perfect 5km walk from my house and back. I love listening to music while I walk, but this morning I decided to listen to a podcast by Esther Hicks (Abraham Teachings). While a lot of what she said in that interview was not totally new to me, I did find it very useful as a reminder to be more aware of my vibrational frequency.
She gave a great analogy that I'll try to share. In short, if we want to attract the life we desire, we first need to focus on getting rid of the lower negative energies or thoughts that keep us down. She likened it to the action of a bobber. She said that once we get rid of or clear the shame, the blame, the guilt, the anger, the hatred, the worry.... or whatever negative emotions that are hold us in a lower frequency, then we have no choice but float to the top.... like a bobber.
Don't you just love that!
So it got me thinking.... what's holding my bobber down at times? The answer that came to me is self-doubt. Sometimes I question my ability to accomplish a goal. I may have the desire for it, but deep down my belief is that either I can't do it, or I'm now worth it. For example..... developing a consistent plan to be more active and to eat more healthily. Somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind I've been telling myself that I'm not capable of that, or I'd be there already, right?! I've been holding my bobber down on health and fitness!
Another thing that I got from the podcast this morning is that once we ask or set the intention for something, then we must be ready to receive it. We must align ourselves with the energy of that 'thing' and welcome the expansion it will bring into our lives.
How do we do that? Well as in my example above, I need to make space for healthy habits, and I need to take necessary actions like buying only healthy food and setting my alarm to walk every morning before anything else can interrupt it. That's what works for me. As well I need to align my thinking. I need to feel better about getting healthy. This is a big one.
Most of my life I've dealt with negative body image, and obviously I still have some work to do with this issue. Exercising and giving up chocolate are generally things that I don't feel very good about. It feels like pain. But that's my thoughts at work there. I'm creating that feeling of pain. The best thing is that I also have the power to change my thoughts. This is what needs to happen in order to align myself with a healthy lifestyle which ultimately leads to the healthy body I desire.
It's my choice. Just doing the exercise and practicing good eating habits is not enough. I know this because I always fall off track, and it's my belief system that's causing it.
I need to allow a healthy lifestyle, not resist it (mentally).
I need to en-'joy' it, and not look at it like a chore.
See what I mean? Feel the shift?
What's holding your bobber down? And what can you do to set it free? Release it so that it's back where it belongs.... floating on top.
Happy Monday....have a great week ahead folks!
A section of a new piece I'm working on.... maybe I need to make room for my bobber on top... :-)