So Where to Begin?

“Starting Anew……”

So where does one begin?  How do we re-write our way of thinking, believing, living, and essentially being?

It must begin as the new day rises within us.  Before we even open our eyes to become acutely aware of our surroundings, the position of our bodies, the space we are sharing with a companion,… we must take an internal accounting.

What are you grateful for,….. truly?  Wait.  Keep your eyes closed.  Stay alert.  Tell your kidneys to practice patience.  Be grateful for your kidneys… if they are complaining of need to empty, that would indicate that they are working!  Thank your kidneys!   What else?  How does the mattress feel underneath your slowly awakening backside?  Comfy?  Supportive?  Be grateful for the warmth, support and comfort of your bed!  Feeeeel it and mean it.  What luxury to awaken fully relaxed, warm and serenely peaceful.  Ahhhhh…. I can feel the warmth of the incoming rays sweetly slipping through the blinds.  The day is filled with incoming sunshine and the promise of blue skies and warmth!  I am grateful that the sunshine has pierced the clouds and is bathing the earth with light and golden magic!

Did you feel the shift?  Isn’t an amazingly transformative thing to step into the waking recognition of what is already generously abundant in your life,… this moment!?  Right now, I have a reason to feel luxuriant, healthy, nurtured,…. perhaps strong and beautiful!  

By the time you hit the bathroom mirror you simply feel more radiant, strong, capable, supported…. you name it!  Let the praise continue!  Beat your chest and stir your body to vibrate and quicken its pulse and with every breath communicate your gratitude for each infinitesimal aspect of your being.

No one can do this part for you.  ONLY you can establish your perception of yourself and all that you claim in your life.  And only you can engage yourself the moment you wake and determine, mindfully, the life you choose to live.

Choose gratitude!  Choose yourself! 

Who lives here?

When you catch yourself complaining internally, chastising yourself for complaining and then scolding the whole brood for their unruly comments….. do you ever wonder,….. how many “me’s” are living in here?

There is plenty of humor to keep us all amused, and truly the “voices” in our heads are not all singing a harmonious hymnal any more than they would appear to agree with each other.  Be honest, is there a civil war going on in your head?  “Do I get up now and exercise”?  “Sleep another 2o minutes”!  “I should catch up on my paperwork and emails”.  “Did I call my mother back yesterday”.  “Geez, what I would give to be taking time off from work right now”.  “Perhaps tomorrow I will start that cleanse and drop the extra 12 pounds I gained the end of last year”. 

Now I am not gonna call you schizophrenic, or claim that there may be some multiple personality disorder you are secretly dealing with, but I will ask you to consider, which voice is getting its way? 

Here is a pretty significant insight:  You can’t manifest what you want when you don’t even know what that is.  When you don’t know what you want, what you desire, what you deserve, chaos reigns.  Thoughts can run rampant in this stew of undigested ideas, “shoulds” and random meanderings.  Another tremendous insight for you:  You can’t get clear on what you want until you know what you deserve.  How true is that?! 

Self talk, when intentionally directed is a miracle shifter, pure and simple!  Try it!  Allow yourself to wake up in your body and immediately choose to go into gratitude.  Be grateful for the comforter that kept you warm, your significant other laying next to you, alive and well, the quality of the shades that kept the light out so successfully, and yes, speak words of gratitude to your body!  Feel the words sink in, and notice how your body, mind and moods follow your lead.  By the time you hit the bathroom mirror, you might even be convinced that you look better, younger, healthier somehow!  Perhaps a bit of magic took place overnight, the sleep was more restful or those vitamins are finally beginning to yield some results. 

We have been told for years that a “placebo effect” demonstrates the subjects belief  that the experimental catalyst is real and therefore effective.  New science is regularly demonstrating how much our beliefs manifest in our reality through our health, financial affairs, relationships, everything.  Would it be such a strain to start talking sweet to yourself as you rise to greet a new day? 

How does your mood change when you choose to smile and redirect your focus to what is working in your life?  Maybe you feel more energetic or your jonesing for comfort food just isn’t pressing right now.  Perhaps you find yourself being the brightest smile at the Wal-Mart, cheering up strangers with unfettered zeal!

Shifting your self-talk is shifting your consciousness.  One small, deliberate, intentional, approving thought sent to your entire being is the start.  How will you choose to start your tomorrow?

 

 

Greet the day!