Saturday, January 30, 2010
"The reward of a thing well done is to have it done." Author unknown
When you started the development of your personalized blueprint the need for a good honest self-evaluation was presented to you. You want to get underneath that magnifying glass . The more willingness you have to see yourself, the easier it becomes to persist and achieve. For many of us this is difficult, especially if you have a history of being harshly judged by others, especially our parents.
Some of us have spent our lives harshly judging ourselves as well. I want to suggest to you that these "magnifying glass exercises" are not judgmental, but just informational. If you promise yourself compassion and self-love as you look through the magnifying glass you will find it easier to be brave. You need to be able to see to be able to change. Then you can develop organized plans to move forward.
Today I am going to suggest that you look for some of the big enemies that keep you, as well as all of us from succeeding in reaching goals. Go right ahead to your breath and ride the waves for a minute of so. Now, stand before the mirror in your mind and see if any of these difficulties are hanging around you:
• Failure to see clearly what it is you really want
• Lack of interest or desire
• Alibi making or passing the buck
• Procrastination usually seen visiting with alibi making
• Indifference or being ready to compromise frequently rather than meet the opposition and
wage war if necessary
• Willingness to quit at the first roadblock
• Lack of organized written plans
• Habitually being indecisive
• Looking for short cuts
• Fear of being criticized.
Go ahead and make some notes for yourself for subconscious mind etching.
Some visitors I saw in my mirror and some of the things they told me were: ___________________________________________________________________
Let's go ahead now and plant some powerful imagery-driven affirmations. Great colors this time.
• I am aware of my frequent visitors who interfere with my persisting.
• As I recognize them and smile, they move away. I am a winner.
• This is easy for me.
Earlier in this book, when you were reviewing your personal and family medical history, I explained the necessity of cutting back on high-glycemic foods, as well as the frequency of eating or drinking them. It is important to keep a running list of them in our mind computer. If you learn to label when you notice them, you can become more aware of how pervasive they are in our society. Next time when you go to the supermarket practice finding and labeling high glycemic food choices. You may be shocked at how many you find. Also label the lower glycemic foods.
A good exercise when driving is to spot the high glycemic eating places. Remind your brain that these are not good choices for you. As you do this on an ongoing basis, should you have a keen desire to stop there, or purchase those foods, your mind will be ready to help keep you on course. For a review of high glycemics, go back to the nutritional areas of this book information . It helps to review these things from time to time, especially during the process of reframing our nutritional experiences in the brain storage.
The work of the past few days has triggered some new changes for you. All you need to do to collect them is to enter the alpha brain wave state, deepen somewhat, tilt your eyes up and collect your subconscious mind email.
• I care for myself at high levels.
• I am aware of my food and drink intake.
• I enjoy keeping my food logs.
• My awareness is expanding....
• I can stop high glycemic foods easily.
• I eat these in a balanced meal only, cutting back on the amounts.
Today you will begin our work on the management of thoughts and emotions. Let's review the emotions by family groups. Earlier you learned how to disassociate by always looking for the emotions OUTSIDE of yourself. You are familiar with the imagery of emotions being children with tee shirts stating their names. You all have lots of emotions, but most of them live and hang out in family groups. The more emotions you can spot, the better you can manage them. You cannot manage an emotion if you are not aware of it. First comes awareness, then choice and then control.
All emotions speak, just like children. You can hear them in your thoughts. When you catch them early enough, you can deflate them and then educate them towards your goals.. If you do not notice their arrival, not only will they continue to hang out with you, but they will become more powerful. This would be great if they are helpful, but many are not. They tend to call in their counterparts to join the party and sometimes the party is not a good one for our goal outcomes, nor for our health.
The family you are going to recognize today is the ANGER FAMILY. Some members include fury, outrage, resentment, wrath, exasperation, annoyance, irritability, hostility, hatred and even violence. There are other members but these are the most popular. I would like you to go back over the emotional crayon list again and highlight your most frequent visitors in the anger family. Find lower anger emotions and start to be aware when they come hanging around. All you really want is to be aware of their arrival.
Your Inner Coach is willing to help you notice members of your anger family. Relax deeply now and tilt your eyes up. You can feel the arrival of your Coach. Ask inwardly to be advised when one of these emotional children are present or about to arrive. When you notice a visitor call him or her by name and ask what is needed. Be accepting and gentle. This may sound a bit strange, but when you learn to work with emotions in this non-judgmental way, you will be more successful in having them move on. You can also gain information from them. Listen carefully after you ask the question, "What do you need?"
Notice that the emotions can be helpful in planting affirmations.
• I recognize my emotional visitors.
• It is getting easier for me to notice them.
• I am learning from these visits.
• I am growing in new ways.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR...
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.