Thursday, June 04, 2009
Today it's still about the ABC's....more precisely, the letters D & E. We're not going through the whole alphabet, but just utilizing the first 5 letters as a way to order what needs to be done on a daily basis. Other SchoolHouse lessons will fit inside these categories. If this sounds like self-discipline, you are right on the mark. Unfortunately the word discipline has gotten a bad rap. Discipline is a very powerful tool that actually makes living a balanced life much easier. You may have the idea that discipline isn't for you, but the truth is that you are already disciplined in many areas of life. Here are a few examples; brushing your teeth, washing the dishes, driving to work, going to church, doing the laundry, reading the Sunday paper, checking your email. The list is very long. Quite honestly, if discipline was not present in your life, it would be impossible to navigate.
If you backed away from the discipline word regarding your lifestyle behaviors, that is simply your out of control emotional childSelf who simply wants things to remain the same. What's interesting about this part of the Self is that the child emotion simply wants you to stay happy within your dysfunctional living. Unfortunately, that isn't possible, if you want to save your life, for that is what we're doing here. This is not about a smaller waist, although you will get one if extra fat is stored in that area. It's not about a lower scale weight number, although you will get one if that part of your body is out of balance. What this is about is preventing killer diseases & living a healthy life with all it's benefits.
NOTE TO NEW READERS:
This experiential blog/workshop is based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" If you are new to my writing, you might want to read the earlier mini-chapters. They are available on FaceBook, The PublishersMarketPlace & at the following link. Remember to scan down to find the earliest chapters & work your way up. http://beyonddisorderlyeating.blogspot.com/
A bit of background.... we are working with creative Interactive Self-Hypnosis imagery, planting suggestions directly into the creative subconscious mind as you read along. What appears like a story is a series of self-hypnotic sessions, designed to bring about desired lifestyle changes. The inner mind is creative & rather child-like, loving to play with images, especially when they are emotionalized. Just like the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words", well-planted mind images, can be worth hours of therapy. We can actually change or motivate in 1/200th of a second. So come along & look forward to some lifestyle-changing events
WHAT'S GOING ON NOW
The emotional children are in the SchoolHouse with their Golden Egg Shapes on, ready to install the letters D & E. As before, you can either observe from outside, or come inside & take a seat in the back of the room. From this position you can be an observer, as the programs enter subconscious mind via the route of the childSelves who will actually be motivational helpers to yourSelf. Balanced emotions are always helpful & can be very pro-active in positive ways once they are well-educated. Letters A, B & C are already in place. Think of these as "folders" in the mind's filing cabinet. Each day you will live your life, following the directions stored there. Relax with the children now as the next two folders are installed.
INSTALLING LETTERS D & E
The letter "D" folder is where your physical exercise plans & instructions are kept. In the front of the folder is your physician's permission slip. Be sure to always obtain this in advance. It's an important safety for your health. The body & mind needs a daily dose of physical activity & while the activity choices may differ from day to to day, physical movement is essential. It is not healthy to be a couch potato or the office equivalent, a desk potato. You will notice that there are "no excuses" in the "D" folder. Perhaps they were there in the past, but they are gone now. Your body systems don't make excuses for not wanting to work. Think about that for a moment. Can you imagine your heart or lungs telling you that they're just too tired or too busy to work for you today....maybe next week when things calm down a bit. Or suppose that you were your heart, waiting for your nutrition that includes physical exercise & it never arrives or it's delivered in stops & starts. Suppose your owner takes you to the gym for a month & then doesn't take you back for another three months? How would you manage that?
Once your physician OK's your exercise, your self-responsibility will be to sit down & write out a detailed plan, just as you would plan anything else, such as a vacation. You will then test drive it hypnotically, making any adjustments such as timing, scheduling, etc. If other people will be impacted by your plan, you will discuss it with them, but from the position of your Therapeutic Self. Remember, you are in charge. You are the writer, director & producer of your life. Once the detailed plan is ready, you will execute it, keeping it motivated in ways you will learn later on in this book.
Folder 5 is labeled letter "E" & is the most fluid of all folders. That means it will get dog-eared from use, for this is the folder for brand new mind programs, as well as older, useful programs that may need some editing. As you look into letter "E", you'll notice that there are no negative programs here. All have been removed. Negativity does not enter the SchoolHouse. All lessons here are about what you want & not what you don't want. Notice that it feels good to have this folder cleaned & cleared out, rather like a messy room that miraculously is put into order. This is the power of the subconscious mind.
Your folders are ready now. How nice it is to hold your directions in organized containments.
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
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Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It. She is also the writer/producer of over 350 mp3/CD programs in the areas of medicine, health, prevention, addictions, self-development & sports for adults & children.