To PURE RAW JOY!!! It's as easy as changing the way we THINK!!!
Below the teachings, you will find my RESPONSE work, an exercise i created myself inspired from the teachings. You will see my positive messages to myself in red. They are powerful! and I feel GREAT now!!!!!!!
WHAT WE RESIST, PERSISTS By Nadine Ann, 'www.breakawayprogram.com'
Talk show host Larry King interviewed a few powerful motivators (James Ray, Jack Canfield, and Michael Beckwith to name a few) and the common denominator to their good wealth, good health and lives filled with joy is that they all focus on the positive. They focus on what they want, not on what they don’t want.
So if we keep focusing on binging we will keep binging. Let’s focus on healing our minds and bodies to obtain optimal health instead. Keep your eye on what you want. “I choose optimal health.”
W. Clement Stone wrote a fantastic book titled 'Believe and Achieve' which detailed 17 principles to achieve anything in life. The book has been re-written by many people in different forms and the media has made millions of dollars from The Secret movie but the bottom line has always been the same…what the mind believes, the mind can achieve. We are going to apply this concept to everything we do.
Now let’s go back to when you practiced being the observer and try observing yourself having a conversation with a friend or family member about your eating habits or about anything you said you didn’t want or didn’t like.
Now observe yourself re-writing the conversation and hearing yourself say the words so that you are focusing only on what you DO want. Hear your voice tell your friend that you want happiness, joy, a great job, a wonderful marriage, whatever you think in a positive way.
See yourself looking happier about it as you focus on the positive and not the negative.
One of my favorite people to listen to is Dr. Joe Vitale. Joe Vitale speaks from the heart, tells it like it is and always thinks in a positive way. He has written many books on how to attract things into your life by focusing on what you want and not on what you don’t want. His book 'The Attractor Factor' uses the Law of Attraction to get what you want and I especially like how he gives real examples of how the ‘magic’ works! Although it’s not really magic it’s a Universal Law just like the Law of Gravity and everyone has the ability to use it.
Dr. Vitale sums up his book in 5 steps:
1. Know what you don’t want.
2. Select what you do want.
3. Clear all negative or limiting beliefs.
4. Feel what it would be like to have, do, or be what you want.
5. Let go as you act on your intuitive impulses, and allow the results to manifest.
Joe Vitale knows how to get what he wants by not resisting. He doesn’t dwell on what he doesn’t want because he knows that all he’ll get is more of what he doesn’t want.
Why are you resisting change? What we resist persists. Start out simple and try telling yourself that when you change you are simply changing the way you think about things. For now we can simply change the way we think. Your thoughts create your reality so if you change the way you think about things you change your reality. Think of what you want, not of what you don’t want and you’ve already begun the process of change.
It’s time to focus on what you do want. When you realize your power to change the direction of your own thoughts, that’s when the magic happens. It's simple and easy and not scary at all!
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EXERCISE: Write out what you don't want and, then what you want. First present desires in the negative, then counter with a corresponding desire in the positive.
Notice how much BETTER you feel after stating what you want using POSITIVE WORDS ONLY!!!!! You may find it challenging as i did to truly stay completely positive without using the words "don't, can't, stop, bad, without, by not, never, won't, etc..."
REMEMBER: WHAT YOUR MIND SEES, IT CAN ACHIEVE!!!!!
- I don't want to binge eat. I WANT TO EAT WHEN I'M PHYSIOLOGICALLY HUNGRY. I ENJOY MY FOOD, STOPPING WHEN I'VE HAD ENOUGH. I AM ATTUNED TO MY BODY'S MESSAGES, MY THOUGHTS, MY FEELINGS. WHEN I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, I HONOR THAT WITH QUIET LISTENING. I OCCUPY MY THOUGHTS WITH POSITIVE MESSAGES OF WHAT I WANT IN LIFE.
- i don't want to keep snacking compulsively. It makes me feel bad. I TRUST MY BODY TO TELL ME WHEN IT NEEDS FOOD. I AM QUIET, AT PEACE AND FILLED WITH JOY BETWEEN MEALS. I SIT DOWN FOR MEALS AND HONOR MY HUNGER.
- I don't want to feel out of control. I WANT TO FEEL JOYOUS, AT PEACE AND HAPPY WITH MY CHOICES AND BEHAVIORS.
- I don't want to gain weight. I WANT TO BE VIBRANT AND LIGHT! MY BODY LOOKS BEST WHEN I RESPECT AND FOLLOW MY HUNGER.
- I can't stop snacking! I see something desirable and i HAVE to eat it! I SEE FOOD, THEN ASK MYSELF IF I'M HUNGRY. WHEN I AM HUNGRY, I EAT A MEAL, SEATED. WHEN MY BODY IS SATISFIED BETWEEN MEALS, I FEEL AT PEACE.
- I don't want to get sick. I WANT TO BE FULL OF HEALTH!
- I can't stop thinking about food. I THINK ABOUT WHAT I WANT FOR MY HEALTH AND WELLBEING. I AM POSITIVE AND RADIATE LIFE. MY THOUGHTS ARE POSITIVE AND PROPEL MY LIFE FORWARD.
- I don't want to feel like a failure. I WANT TO FEEL EMPOWERED IN ALL I DO BECAUSE I DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD. I FEEL GREAT WHEN I EAT JUST ENOUGH. I AM A SUCCESS BECAUSE I TRAIN MY MIND TO THINK POSITIVELY.
- I don't want to feel tired and worn out. I WANT TO FEEL ENERGETIC AND HAVE ABOUNDING ENERGY!
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WHAT DO YOU WANT? I'd really LOVE to hear from you! Write me a comment and tell me what you don't want in your life, and then counter that statement in the positive! It's so empowering!
In fact, i will write down my positive desires on paper and keep them with me today, referring to them often! Let me know if doing the same would be helpful to you!
xoxox michelle joy