I am a firm believer that in order to heal the broken parts of you, you should try almost anything until you find something that works. (Please avoid snake oil salesmen.) I have always loved Louise Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life.” It’s one of the books I recommend my clients to read while on this journey. I would also tell them when they got to the part where she talks about positive affirmations – if it doesn’t resonate with you, don’t force it.
Positive affirmations never resonated with me. How can you look in the mirror and say things like “I love you,” “you are pretty,” “you are safe,” etc when you don’t believe these things. I tried faithfully for a couple of weeks, about a year ago, but you can’t plant seeds on a rock. They just roll off. I guess I just wasn't ready yet.
By accident, not really, I stumbled upon my audio book version of "You Can Heal Your Life" while I was looking for something else, so I decided to give it another try. I popped it into my cd player; yes I still have one of those LOL, and began to listen. It was like I was hearing it for the first time. Suddenly all the information about what we say to ourselves in our thoughts and how it shapes your world made sense. The world becomes exactly how you paint it in your mind. Feed yourself a daily diet of negativity and your world becomes negative; a mind diet rich in love and peace, will bring love and peace into your days.
So that evening I sat down to write out what I would like to start feeding my mind. I have been telling myself that my days are fun and fulfilling, and that I am loved and know how to love, That the ex loves and misses me – this one takes away the negative self talk that I fed on -angry because he used me for seven years for what I could give him. By telling myself that he loves and misses me (even from the other side) , I am finally releasing the anger I have held in my heart for him because of what happened.
I find myself now thinking about the life I want to have and talk to myself about it in full detail. I am healthy, I can eat anything and maintain my perfect weight of #$@ pounds. (I can’t tell you everything! LOL) All relationships I have are kind and loving.
So when you are ready – pick up her book, or the audio book, or I am sure it’s out on youtube or in some type of pod cast and give it a try. If it does not resonate with you just yet, go back to it every so often until it does.
Time to go paint my world with my thoughts of today! Remember today’s words paint tomorrows world.