doors to life
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You are standing in the corridor of Life, and behind you so many doors have closed. Things you no longer do or say, or think. Experiences you no longer have. Ahead of you is a continuous corridor of doors-each one opening to a new experience. So you move away from the past. As you move forward, see yourself opening various doors on wonderful experiences which you would like to have. Trust that your inner guide is leading you and guiding you in ways that are best for you, and that your spiritual growth is continuously expanding. No matter which door opens or which door closes, you are always safe. You are eternal. You will go on forever from experience to experience. See yourself opening doors to joy, peace, healing, prosperity, and love. Doors to understanding, compassion, and forgiveness. Doors to freedom. Doors to self worth and self esteem. Doors to self love. It is all here before you. Which door will you open first? Remember, you are safe, it is only change. (Heart Thoughts, page 163)
We have internal dialogues going on constantly throughout the day. When was the last time you really listened to how you talk to yourself? Are you positive, uplifting, motivating, and affirming? Or are you negative, degrading, accusatory, and self deprecating? More than likely you speak negatively – it’s ingrained in us from childhood – it was ingrained in our parents from their childhood – its a pattern that exists in our society. Negative patterns of thinking, and believing about yourself and others – habits that are so a part of us that most often than not we don’t even know how negative we are with ourselves!
I for one didn’t ever give much thought to this topic until a few years ago when I really started to work on myself and my inner world. When I get really honest with myself though I know that many of my day to day problems stem from negative beliefs I have of myself. Since gaining this awareness, I vacillate back and forth between positive thinking and the negative self talk from the past. Sometimes I do a really good job and go weeks and even months practicing positive affirmations and thinking. Yet, other times, I fall into the trap of my old beliefs and I struggle desperately day to day.
I’ve been wanting to blog about Dr. Wayne Dyer for sometime, so I’m happy to finally be writing this post! I was first introduced to Wayne Dyer several years ago when a dear friend of mine told me about one of his audio CD’s that she thought would help me with where I was at in my life. Listening to, Secrets of an Inspirational Life really helped me as I was making a transformational shift in my life from what Dr. Dyer calls the shift the morning to the afternoon of your life. If you feel inspired to check out this CD, then I highly recommend you do so as I know you will not be disappointed. The following quote that he shares by Carl Jung helped me understand and have clarity as I was going through that difficult time.
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” - Carl Gustav Jung
Do you ever just know when you are going win something? I was on Prudent Baby awhile ago and she was offering a giveaway for The Handmade Marketplace. That day I was struggling with my Etsy shop and how I could improve my marketing to increase my sales. I saw this book and knew it could help me so I entered the giveaway. As I was submitting my information I just knew somehow that I was going to win. Well, I forgot about it and for a week or so I didn’t read any updates in my Google Reader. The only way I found out I won was because I was checking my shop stats on Google Analytics and saw a lot of hits from Prudent Baby. I was bewildered as to why and did some research and found out that I won the contest and she had a link to my Etsy shop on her site. Wahoo! The reason I’m posting this today is because I finally received my book yesterday! I can’t wait to read it and implement Kari’s ideas. Next week we’re going to Park City because my hubby has a business trip and they said I could come along with the kids so now I have something to read. I struggle with how busy I want to be with selling my cards. I’m a full-time mom and I want to keep it that way. I don’t want to be so busy that I neglect my family. I want to sell my cards online because I think it’s more manageable for me in this stage of my life than going around town trying to sell my stuff. I get overwhelmed with that idea and so for now I’ve decided that selling online is the best avenue for me. Problem is I don’t know how to online market and there is a lot more that I’m self teaching myself about when it comes to business. I think ultimately I want to have a steady and consistent part-time business. I was feeling down yet again this week about my lack of sales and was rejuvenated and excited to keep pushing forward after finding the book in my mailbox. I'm realizing yet again that I just need to take it one day at a time, as in all things I'm discovering.
It is my belief that everything that manifests physically in our body has an emotional basis. If there is a physical problem such as a bloody nose, or back ache in my family I almost immediately to go the book, Messages From The Body, by Ph.D. FKA Narayan-Singh Khalsa to better understand the emotional or physiological reason of the manifestation. Narayan-Singh teaches in this book that, "illnesses and disorders are linked to beliefs and changes of beliefs about oneself, about the nature of one's relationships with others, about one's position in the social world, and about where one stands in relation to the Universe. And these, in turn, are determined by one's life experiences, by one's interventions in the world, and by one's soul history." I have a shorter version of this online book that is not copyrighted so I can make copies for anyone interested. This is a great resource to add in your library if you want to better understand your own health and what is going on behind the scenes in your body. It’s amazing how right on explanations are so you can acknowledge, own, and then bring it to the Savior.
In addition to this book, I also like to use Louise Hay's books that also break down the physical symptoms and emotional reasons behind them, but more importantly she then gives AFFIRMATIONS to help us change our thinking that created the dis-ease in the first place.. In addition to these tools, I also love to use herbs and will seek my herbal resources to find the best the Mother Earth has to offer as well.
There are times when we think we have to do certain things, but ultimately we have a choice. I love the following quote from Louise Hay's book, Heart Thoughts.
Everything I do is by choice
"Remove the expression "have to" from your vocabulary and your thinking, because it is going to release a lot of self-imposed pressure on you. You can create tremendous pressure by saying: "I have to get up." "I have to do this." "I have to, I have to." Instead, begin by saying: "I choose to..." It puts a whole different perspective on your life. Everything you do is by choice. It may not seem so, but it is.
Begin to listen to what you say. Don't say anything that you don't want to become true for you."
Reading The Hummingbird's Daughter is on my to-do list this week. Thanks to my hubby I now have my own copy and can't wait to really get into reading this book. At the end of the month I'll be attending a get together with some like-minded women to discuss the book. I can't wait! If you've read the book, let me know what you think! If you haven't, join me the next two weeks and read this highly praised book!