As we move through life we often know or feel a transition coming. Or sometimes we see patterns of thoughts and behaviors that either help or hurt us. How does this happen – and – what can we do with it? There are a few things that can help you ride the wave of life instead of getting smacked down or pulled under.
Research shows that our bodies are a liquid crystal electromagnetic receptors. Basically, your body is a giant antenna. Other neurobiological studies show that we can scan our environment up to 60 times per second. That’s a lot of information to deal with! No wonder we feel overwhelmed sometimes – we haven’t even gotten to tasks we have to do or taking care of jobs and families. There is a way to sort this information more easily. A major key to the soul-ution is your priorities and your subconscious programming.
How long has it been since you assessed and re-prioritized your life? Take some time to look at what you can simple release because it is no longer relevant. It can show up in several circles in your life. Look at your life on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Maybe it is time to purge the house of kids toys because they are now in college. Or let go of some religious beliefs that no longer resonate. Or maybe it is time to let go of an old ways of reacting to stress because you are now an adult, not a child, and you have some power to choose for yourself. Your power has shifted.
Dropping things that no longer serve you will increase your freedom and your empowerment. Here’s a way to start working with your subconscious: watch your self talk, both negative and positive. If you constantly criticize yourself it is hard to feel empowered and capable.
One thing that can help shift negative self talk is to change any “should” you think to a “could.” When we change from should to could we shift the focus from shame to power. For example, “I should clean out the garage because people don’t approve of messy garages” can be changed to, “I could clean out the garage so I can use the space.” I realize that most of us don’t literally say “because people don’t approve” but it really does come to that – we want approval and acceptance from others. You’ll be happier if you accept yourself.
When we clean up our subconscious reactions we clean up our antenna. The old ways of thinking about the world and our relationship with it can improve and become less stressful. We can filter out the information that we don’t need much easier.Then you can read the signs of your life with more clarity so that you change those patterns and make the transitions smoothly and with grace.