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WE Essentials | Thoughts and Self-Love

WE Essentials | Thoughts and Self-Love
Gina Gutierrez, Associate Partner + GM

Author | DIAKADI Trainer, Jator Pierre

Thoughts

Your thoughts will have a profound effect on every aspect of your life.  This includes your health, your emotional state, your life path, and your ability to succeed.  Most people think about what they don’t want the majority of the time therefore drawing the very thing they don’t want towards them.  It would also serve us well to look into what our unconscious thoughts are and how they are creating our current reality.  It is easy to have a daily mantra of positivity, but if the unconscious records that play in your sub-conscious are opposed to your conscious thoughts of positivity then your manifestations will continue to be created by the unconscious.  Shakespeare said ‘There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so’.

Being clear on what you want and need creates a solid path to your dreams. Taking the time each week to write out four key goals and their associated action steps will enable you to start living for you. If you are not living for your goals, you are living for someone else’s.

The Grand Canyon test and the coin test always serve me well

Grand Canyon test = Speak out to the Grand Canyon your current goal “I want to be healthier” for example, what echoes back?  “I WANT to be healthier” try stating your goals or dreams in the affirmative “I want to be healthier” would become “I AM healthier” what echoes back “I AM healthier”.  This is a much more powerful way of affirming your change and new path.

Coin Test = every thought we have has a shadow (tails) or light (heads) side.  When you pay attention to your thoughts you can always take out your coin and look at both sides.  If you goal is to be healthier and you have the thought “I am not doing enough to create health in my life” take out your coin and look at the other side “I am doing enough to create health in my life”, then ask yourself which thought better serves you and will help you towards your goal of creating health?  I would choose “I am doing enough to create health in my life”, this can serve as a positive motivator to creating the needed change.  You can use the coin with every thought you have about any subject and you will be amazed to watch your thoughts and nero-pathways change.

Think Before You Buy

Before you invest money, time or energy into any choice, take a moment to think about what you’re supporting with this choice and does it fit in with your values and your health & fitness goals.  Are you supporting sustainable farmers, local producers, and mother earth?  Many choices we make are for short term fulfillment and over the long term take us further from what we really want. For example, buying takeout food maybe easier than purchasing good quality food and cooking yourself, but in the long run your body will suffer and it will slowly get harder to look and feel the way you would like.

Take Personal Responsibility

True health and fitness is everyone’s birthright and individual responsibility. Obtaining coaching from a Health and Fitness Professional is helpful, but ultimately optimal health and fitness comes from owning your own choices. This means researching and understanding any modifications you are going to make.  At WE Holistic Lifestyle Coaching we encourage critical thinking and want people to read up on any of the information that we offer.

Latest research on food, health, and healthcare
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Paul Chek’s program for personal mastery
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Self Love

We believe that each and every aspect of these principals boils down to taking the time out to truly learn to love you.  Self love is necessary to take conscious control of each and every decision you make.  Ask yourself, why do I make this choice?  Why do I react this way?  Why does this person trigger me?  Why do I eat more or less when I am stressed?  Why do I self sabotage my goals?  Taking the time to ask why, may give you the keys to change old habit patterns.  Asking why can soothe the ego and open up your right brain to give you an intuitive answer, learn to trust this voice that whispers to each of us.  To truly change we must find the roots of how, why, and what we perceived to create the current situation.  Self love is the key to all change.

Love Yourself

You will feel the most significant experience, you will become ecstatic if you can feel that the whole existence needs you, that you will be missed, that if you are not here there will be a gap, you will be missed.  You are not unnecessary, you are not superfluous; you have tremendous significance.  Hence love yourself.  You are needed as much as the trees, as the flowers, as the birds, as the sun, as the moon, as the stars.  You have to be here and you have a right to be the way you are.

 

Comments

  1. Shawn Toussaint

    Very informative article. It’s a powerful step in our field to be addressing the needs of our higher selves. I have always thought that the body is the vehicle in which our soul can be fulfilled here and now.

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