The miracle of our human experience is that we do not have to believe everything that we think.
Ready for a big shift? All your suffering, discomfort, sadness, stress (in all it's many manifestations) is the result of believing your thoughts. That's it. You have created your current reality- all the small and big circumstances that make you want to hide your head under your pillow- is simply a reflection of the inner workings of your mind. It is your bond to your thoughts that lay the platform for your worst case scenarios. Because we rarely stop to question these deceptive thinking-tricksters you stumble around your life fearfully trying to avoid the booby-traps of unchallenged beliefs.
I know how you feel. I lived it.
Life was always happening to me. I spent my early years praying for something better. Even when heaven opened up and poured down the blessing I so desperately needed, my mind always found a way to create a barrier that kept me believing that it was not enough. Bottom line- after the awards, praise from my boss, the fabulous apartment in the City, the big payday, the hot man that actually called- I still felt like shit.
I was caught believing my thoughts. The witchy voice that convinced me I was not good enough, skinny enough, smart enough, financially savvy enough and at any minute everyone was going to discover I was a fraud. What a sucky way to live! Right? And that's the way I felt. Chronic little illnesses, anxiety and an inability to hit my feel good stride were a constant way of living for me. I faked feeling well. I faked being happy. I faked being cooler than I felt.
I was attached to my thoughts. Believing they were true. Never stopping to inquire or check their accuracy. After all, my thoughts create my reality. If I believed I sucked, then that was only life I could see, experience, live.
Then I learned to disconnect from my thoughts. I began the process (and yes, it's a process) of letting go of the beliefs that were keeping me from all my good. God's glory. The magic of manifestation.
I stopped believing all my thoughts. I wrote them down. Read them over. Observed them for validity or inaccuracy. Saw them for what they were- words, phrases, ideas written on pieces of paper. Then I released them. By separating myself from my thoughts, I allowed the magic of Spirit to shift my perspective. I surrendered to my inner Divinity. I transcended my beliefs. I stopped sucking and started feeling good.
A belief is a thought that we have been attached to for years. Most thoughts form in our mind and then dissipate. Doing little to no harm. Until we start to believe them.
To live in the magic of manifestation, we learn to observe our thoughts and then let them go. We stop believing they have power over us. From this place, we can to appreciate all that we have. All that we are. All that is possible.
Riff #1: Stop wrestling with the inner workings of your mind. You will always lose. Because your thoughts aren't real. Write them down. Experience them. Play with them. Question them. Then let them go. You'll feel better.
You're not going to die.
You're going to change your thoughts.