How often do you find yourself in a situation where your internal dialogue is directed “at” you vs. “with” you? Are there times in your life where you are just fed up with yourself and what you do or did? Do you fully understand that when you play along with that inner voice that berates you, beats you up and puts you down, as you analyze over and over and over, what you did, that you’re just inviting more of the same energy, behavior and emotion into your life?
Fortunately, you don’t have to follow that path! My friend Patty came to town to participate in my Client Mastermind Retreat in Vail (which was incredible once again!). She brought me a gift butterfly cards, similar to cards I use with clients every week. You pick a card and it has a message on it that relates to something that is happening in your life (or when I use with clients, in their session). Most people are blown away by how the card is connected to what’s currently happening.
With all the events I had planned for the weekend, I didn’t get to pull a card until this morning. It had a beautiful image of a butterfly and simply said “forgiveness.” There was a part of me that wanted to say, “But I think I’ve processed most of my forgiveness for myself.” But the process of growth and transformation is much like peeling an onion—so I opened my heart to see what was left that needed letting go.
The card narrative, added “it’s time to set down these burdens so you can fly higher…to release stored emotions and thoughts that may block you.”
While walking the dogs it hit me. The frustration and internal dialogue I carry with me at times, that I can get overly, um…chatty about. And I realized I had the opportunity to let it go—to be FREE.
Having the jolt of reality that I’m still getting sucked into this game, and how much it’s like stale, old gum gave me the encouragement I needed to kick that dialogue to the moon and be FREE of this chapter of my life. It feels wonderful to re-calibrate my self-talk and detox if you will from the residual negative thoughts and emotions related to this behavior.
Looking the other direction, to positive thoughts and affirmations; I was incredibly grateful to receive gifts from several of my clients this weekend, and from the hotel where we hosted our event. Then this morning my housekeeper brought me several Lara Bars “because I don’t eat meat,” a totally unexpected gift. When you make the choice to be FREE, it’s easy to live in FLOW. Then you can enjoy surprises and synchronicity at every turn. It’s my favorite way to experience the day.
Will you take the challenge this week to forgive yourself and FREE your mind?
Email me back with “My thoughts are healthy and FREE.”