I’m away from the ranch (we don’t really have a ranch) and feeling pretty loosey goosey. So in honour of that I have a few questions for you, but I think I’ll begin with a statement. Told you I was loosey goosey.
What if I told you that you were the greatest form of creation on the planet. Yep, I’m talking about you. You, my dahlings, are God’s highest form of creation. You are absolutely one hundred percent, brilliantly uniquely you.
No-one, and I’m talking seriously, no-one will ever equal you. You have an enormous power within and you truly can experience whatever life you choose for yourself.
But. There’s always a but isn’t there? But, is that how you see yourself?
Who in the world do you think you are?
Ever heard that before?
Do you recognize yourself as a magnificent, amazing being?
Mmmm probably not, but it really is the truth about who you are.
Does any of this sound familiar? I’m too fat, I’m too skinny, I’m too tall, I’m not tall enough. If I were taller, or shorter or had a smaller nose, or straighter hair, or lost ten pounds I’d be happier and life would be better.
What about this:
I have a hard time applying myself, I get easily distracted, I’m so disorganized, I just can’t seem to accomplish what I set out to do?
And then there’s always the old faithfuls: my relationships all end in disaster, I can’t seem to find ‘the one’, my partner doesn’t treat me well, why don’t things work out better for me?
And let’s not forget the basics…you know the ones, life sucks, everything that can go wrong will go wrong, I’m stuck, I’m miserable, my business is going down the tubes, finding a job is hard and any other ‘woe is me‘ story you might be currently telling yourself.
If you recognize any one of the above, or something similar, then you’ve simply formed an image of yourself as being this person. And it’s getting in your way.
Your self-image matters
How did this happen? It’s not too complicated, we all do it, we have experiences, maybe as kids, and we form an image in our mind, and then we repeat this image to ourselves and surprisingly enough we see perfect reflections of this in our world. Well not really surprisingly, but the chances of us leading our ideal live become more and more remote as we perpetuate these images. Ouch.
There’s a mistake being made…and it’s simply that we’ve forgotten the truth about who we really are. We’re not using the laws of life in the right way, and all we need to do is to re-create the image we have of ourself into one that’s more in harmony with our ideal life.
Well, for starters, ask yourself if you want to move from where you are to the place you truly belong? The rightful place where you can enjoy success and happiness and love and joy in every area of your life. And no, it’s not too good to be true…this is your natural place.
Are you ready to accept freedom from the limitations that have been running your life and give up those old habit patterns from your upbringing that led you to believe that life isn’t easy, or there’s never going to be enough, or worse you’re never going to be enough? That really isn’t how our world needs to be.
It’s time to choose an image that’s way bigger than the one we currently have.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Living like a champion
I was reading tips from someone who coaches champion athletes and he was saying that champions of any kind have the same things in common when they’re performing at their best. They all have positive powerful beliefs, a willing heart, focused energy and they keep their attention on what they want.
This doesn’t happen by chance. Athletes, practice developing positive beliefs about themselves, about how great they are, how successful, because they’re aware that every thought has energy, so they choose to focus that energy, like a lazer, on the ideal image of themselves. It’s a priority.
It’s called training
The coach went on to explain that the difference between the amateur and the top notch athlete is simply that one trains himself to control his thoughts and feelings, all the while developing his focus, while the other operates like most of us with willy nilly, random, unhelpful, mostly negative thoughts.
And that, my dahlings, is why we’re not always enjoying our ideal life. It turns out that the biggest obstacle we have is us. T’was ever thus. We’re pretty much like the amateur athlete. Hecky doodle.
So we have to decide, do we want success in living our ideal life or do we want excuses? It’s pretty clear we can’t have both. And like an athlete, if we choose success then we must choose to train ourselves.
We already know that our self image, the concepts we have of ourselves is made up of the repeated thoughts and images held in our mind. Each and every day we can either create new images, and have a new thought or we can perpetuate the ones we currently have.
Just as the top notch athlete is constantly expanding their self image to that the next level, it’s no different for us if we want to actually experience being the highest form of creation on the planet; seeing for ourselves the brilliantly unique beings that we are.
Athletes are vigilent in training their mind to develop their peak performance in their chosen field and if we choose to have peak experiences in the living of our life we need to do the same.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
By practicing regularly thinking of our life as being great, filled with wonderful things and focusing on the thoughts and feelings that bring this about, we are like peak performance athletes, creating a routine that’s easy for us to follow, leading us to experience a peak performance life.
If you’re not sure who in the world you think you are, take a look at what’s happening in your life and you’ll see.
Are you game?
Encourage one another.
good morning elle
what a great start for my day
you always point out what i need
many thanks and love to you
Good morning LSM, I’m happy that I can help you with a great start to your day. And you’ve given me one, by showing up and sharing with me. It’s so encouraging. xoxo 🙂
This is wonderful to read right at this moment, I participated in Marianne Williamson’s SISTER GIANT workshop on empowering women to let go of their political power and fears and run for office or work on changing the world (like feeding the 46 million children in the USA who go to bed hungry every night) It was just a heady event and I feel able to move forward and makes some more changes in my world. I do not want to run for office but I do want to see if I can help schools to empower children and I do think this last election cycle here was horrendous and greedy and went too far in the worship of money and hatred towards women and children
This post was just a lift up to the energy gained from the conference and a special reminder to ignite my energies Thank you
Wow Patricia, that sounds totally awesome. I’m so happy I was tuned in enough to participate in igniting your energies for what is so worthwhile a cause. Anything that encourages others to experience a happier and more lovely life, I’m all in favour of. Kudos to you. I must look out for these seminars, would love to participate. 🙂
I’m a bit embarrassed to be quoting a televangelist, but Joel Osteen preaches some great sermons about just this thing. When someone tells you that you are not good enough, smart enough, talented enough, whatever, he responds with a litany of affirmations like, “I am a beloved child of the creator of the universe.” “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” And so on. It’s great. Whether you are of the Christian persuasion or not, you have to smile in delight at the celebration of human life!
Galen, I think those affirmations are fabulous. It doesn’t matter two hoots where anything comes from in my book, if it’s good and lovely, then it’s good and lovely and I so agree with you, whether you’re of the Christian persuasion or not, we are all worth celebrating. 🙂
I can relate to this
we tend to get attached to what w have while forgetting that we are the ones who made it true in the first place
thanks for the encouraging post
Welcome again Farouk, that’s a great point my friend, we are the ones we made it in the first place and we continue to remake it every day. Wow, what great opportunities we have. 🙂