We have all done it, self criticised, bullied ourselves in the idea of making a different thought, action feeling. Often what we say to ourselves we wouldn't say to our best friend, but we seem to give ourselves permission to say the most hurtful, unproductive things.
Once we start to take stock of what and how we are talking to ourselves, we can start to make amends, and start to heal. After all, as children we are sponges, and believe what we are told by the adults or others around us. The more emotionally charged the words, the more ingrained it can become and deeper into our psyche, invading all parts of our life and interactions.
Take heart you are innocent and so not what we we often tell ourselves that we are; however, as adults now, it is not acceptable to beat ourselves up any more, It is causing harm, limiting you, interfering with your relationships, growth, destiny. Now is the time to reclaim you, to take stock of
Talking Gently exercise gives you the opportunity recognise these parts of you, to let them go and forgive yourself for holding onto them for so long, and others you instilled into you all those years ago.
You really don't have anything to loose, but a lot to gain. The best bit is it ripples into every part of your life, creating a positive impact in yourself and your adventures.
What we see, and feel we attract, this is a Universal Law that plays out all the time, literally. To help you create the type of person you want to be, and not only the person showing up now, this exercise helps you to explore just this. The premise of this self-expressive writing exercise helps you to imagine your ideal future. A life of your own making! The best part it works, if you do the second part of working through harmful or non-conducive behaviour.
You could see this exercise as a blueprint for your aspirations, and creating a map with balance, hard work, discipline and motivation you can achieve your vision. Download the full exercise
The mind, is powerful, I am sure not many would disagree with this. It senses, feels, interprets, stores information. We think things through and we dream about the future. What happens though when things don't seem to work in our favor, or we get hit by a lefthand curve?
Conflict, difficult times and circumstances are an opportunity to see who and what we are made up of.
Like most good things, there needs to be a plan of getting you from where you are, to where you want to go. In the case of food related issues, it is about embracing your who being, and supporting the body, and mind through the change, and allowing spirit - your knowing self to guide you, with help.
Food intolerance is such an insidious thing. There are so many crossing over of symptoms with other conditions, and I think it is because in so many conditions, food intolerance is a major contributing factor.
If we continue to eat foods or put substances into our body, that fire off the immune, neural pathways and disrupt the hormones etc, then we are going to eventually be diagnosed with a syndrome or disease. In the mean time, vague and weird symptoms and very little pathology is often all we have to work with, and so need to go through the process of trial and see. There is always an emotional and stress response attached the process which needs to be managed.
The overview of the steps are here, and it is important to get your head around the process before getting lost in the quagmire mystery that is Food Intolerances.
EFT is a powerful, yet simple way to help loosen and then let go of emotions, beliefs, ideologies attached to situations from our past. Here, we use it to loosen the hold these have around our food choices, our reactions to food, guilt around self care, and when we get triggered almost by anything because of our body's need to be looked after. The other benefit is the scripts are easy enough to change so they can be personalised to your situation, health concern, life in general, relationships and really anything. The scripts are even easy to pick up once you get the basic formulae down pat.
Give it a go, and let share it in the group.
A starter to see where you feel you are in your health and life. A more relaxed way of seeing your place in the world, and your health as you see it.
Without clear baseline information, it is difficult to know where to start with or from. After all, awareness is the first step in any change process. If we are not aware of where we are, how can we describe it to others and ask for the help we need; how can those able to help know, if we can not see your starting point?