Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Life moves along quite quickly and before you know it.... the childYOU grows into the teenYOU, and the teenYOU transitions into a young adult. Sometimes not all areas of the Self grow up, so let’s go ahead and check this out. Early adult years are a time for experiencing self-responsibility for your health and well-being. In the above list, you will find some areas to visit subconsciously. Of course, these are not all of the areas available, but it's a good beginning. Once you are in the "library of the mind", ask your subconscious librarian to bring forth additional "mind folders", both positive and negative. Keep in mind that everything you get to "see & review" becomes a resilience resource. As you visit inside the different folders, you are once again free to continue writing your own "StoryBook."
Begin by relaxing deeply. Find the quiet area of your mind and take a few moments to enjoy how pleasant it is to be in the quiet mind space. Spend time noticing how your body areas respond to the request for internal quieting. Practice going to a deeper part of your quiet mind space by counting backwards slowly and allowing the numbers to come towards you and then flow away gently. Now go back and look closely at your tension areas, and place flowers on them. Open the flowers and allow these areas to relax even deeper than before. The Goal-den Path is now available, welcoming you to regress back to your transition from teen to young adult. As you locate this area, notice that you are simply an interested observer, here to learn and to edit, for everything here is yours. Go ahead and choose to open some of the areas. Your "young adult Self" will show you around.
Early adult and the years that follow are total self responsibility years in self-care and health. For some reason people think that age makes a difference, but if you didn’t develop self-discipline or know what you should do and why should do it, perhaps you missed doing it. In adult life you are totally responsible for what you do, what you don't do, and for all outcomes. . Ask your subconscious librarian to bring forth your health books by decades. If you have had "busy decades" health-wise, ask for these books separately. Some books need more attention or noticing than others. Be sure to look at good books, as well as those that have some negative connotations. We will be taking things from both, transferring some and editing out others.
The adult health books and pictures are very important ones because they often show tendencies towards either continued health or illness. It's important to notice your emotions and attitudes as they relate to your beliefs about what is possible and what is not. Sometimes we allow emotions to lock areas that could otherwise take us to higher levels of health and wellness. For example, if one has a fear of dentists, and believe that they will lose their teeth anyway, the opportunities to correct the current situation are locked up and teeth that could be saved are then lost. Or one may believe that it is impossible to change eating behaviors because of age. In other words, the belief that old dogs can't be taught new tricks is blocking the goal. The belief that middle-aged women have to experience middle age spread is also blocking goals!
Take your early adult health book off the shelf . Begin with body scanning and observation of your total self. Look at your beliefs and decisions related to nutrition, exercise and stress management choices. Are there any emotions holding keys to locked doors? Be sure to keep journal entries when doing this work. Ask your subconscious mind librarian to show you the important entries and especially those related to health, illness and surgery if any. Notice how you took care of yourself nutritionally. Were you self-responsible or were you careless in this regard. Next visit the areas of exercise and stress management. Once again, notice how you look and how you feel about yourself health-wise.
• Were you self-responsible about caring for yourself?
• Can you see any negligence or self-abuse?
• Did you lose yourself in others?
• Was your fantasy broken?
• Begin looking at your hidden motivators. What motivated you to change and persevere?
What got in your way? Make some notes about these memories.
• If this were a book you were writing, is there anything you would change?
• How would you edit it? Be very specific.
• Has any additional information been provided that would apply to your earlier years? If
so, go back and make additional notes in the area above.
Remember we are just assessing in this area. Before we can change we must SEE. This is like a medical diagnosis! We need all the facts before we can set up a treatment plan. So, stay opened to the process and enjoy this time you are taking for yourself. Everything about this work is positive and designed to take you to a high level of health and performance on your life journey.
" It has really helped me to visit my transition from teen to young adult. I can understand how much pressure I put on myself and how much I pretended to be mature. This was very stressful and also set the stage for the years that followed. I truly lost my essence here in this very place. Now I'm looking forward and have a question. Every woman in my family became obese in middle age. Are you telling me that I have a chance to have different outcomes?"
While you have family genetic wallpaper, you also have the ability to make better choices in how you care for yourself. More than likely the other women in your family did not have this information available to them, but you do. Keep in mind that everything you do has a consequence, and so if you keep doing the same things as they did, you will have the same consequences, but if on the other hand you choose to change, so will your outcomes.
A NOTE TO NEW READERS:
This experiential blog/workshop is based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" This book is not published as yet, but you have the opportunity to read it in it's unpublished state. 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.
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
May not be copied or reproduced without permission of the author.
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.