Self talk forms our thoughts and actions from a sub-conscious level. We don't need to be a slave to our past. We can change these internal messages to bring abundance and prosperity into our lives. Learn 5 easy steps to a new life outlook.
Words are powerful tools. They are used to describe ideas, feelings, and self image. It's easy to fall into a space where our perception of self causes doubt in our lives. It comes from internal conversations we have with ourselves. It is the small quiet voice that keeps repeating messages conveying negative self.
Our spoken words define us to the world. The outside world views us through our words, actions, and appearance. Our personal story is only known to ourselves. We may share it with others, but they view it through their own personal world-view filters. There may be some empathy, yet only you know the impact it continually gives to your life path.
Our lifestyle reflects our self talk and self image. It’s not something we can hide. It seeps out into every aspect of our lives, without conscious effort. Our personal struggles show in everything we do.
There are several tell-tale signs we are struggling with our self talk, and solutions to help us rise above the past. It's easy to compare ourselves with others. It's easy to think we will never achieve _________. The blank can be filled with our hopes, dreams, or goals in life. The main pit fall comes from our past, and the current people that surround us.
The question becomes, what do we believe about ourselves? Our subconscious is a powerful force that influences the direction of our lives. Self talk emanates from the subconscious. We store all our unresolved issues at this level, often not knowing what they are.
A spiritual journey is finding the courage to look at the darkest recesses in our minds, confronting these issues, and finding inner peace with ourselves. Self acceptance is the beginning step to achieving a healthy self image, along with positive self talk.
The following steps are a tool to help in the transformation process to healthier Self Talk & Self Image. . .
1. Listen to Your Words What words do you regularly use? Are they positive or negative or angry or happy? These words define how we communicate with ourselves and others. Our “choice of words” reflect our feels, emotional development, and insecurities.
2. Listen to Your Feelings After speaking or experiencing an event, how did it make you feel? As human beings, we are emotional beings. Often, we try to turn off our emotions. These unspoken emotions need to go somewhere, so they manifest themselves as extra weight, cluttered homes, or illness.
3. Keep a Journal A journal helps clarify what we are thinking and feeling. It is a private space that allows us to express our deepest fears or happiness. This is a tool that is beneficial through the freedom of expressing one’s self.
4. Exercise Exercise helps burn off extra energy, clarify thoughts, and improve mental focus. It’s also a useful tool to lose extra weight. Exercise is merely taking time to physically move the body in a way that increases heart rate or strengthens muscles.
5. Forgive Yourself and Others Forgiveness allows us to move on with our lives. We forgive for ourselves, not for the other person. Without forgiving, the other person’s transgressions continue to control our thoughts and actions until the day we choose to forgive.
Karen Ulvestad is a Reiki Master/Teacher, intuitive, writer and Aroma Therapy student. She has been on this path for most of her life. Through the process of learning, she has come to the conclusion that all things are related. She strives to come from a place of balance, peace and calmness.
Her book "Whisperings of the Spirit" is available at www.Blurb.com.