DAY 298: Trust Yourself

 

Louise Htrust yourselfay says:

“Fear is a lack of trust in ourselves, and because of this, we don’t trust Life. We don’t trust that we’re being taken care of on a higher level, so we feel we must control everything from the physical level. Obviously, we’re going to feel fear because we can’t control everything in our lives.”

 

And here’s a couple more quotes about trusting yourself:

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Success, Society and Solitude”

“Without trust, there can be no tranquil resting of the mind … there can be no belief. No belief in kindness. Or integrity. In anything.” ― Dean Koontz, “Velocity”

Love,

Rucsandra

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DAY 287: Be Kind To Yourself

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How are you treating yourself?

Are you understanding, compassionate, loving and nurturing with yourself?

If you are like most people, compassion and understanding are probably not part of how you are dealing with yourself in your mind and in your heart.

But I want to invite you to change the way you talk to yourself, think of yourself, look at yourself and understand yourself.

Louise Hay teaches people mirror work as a powerful paradigm shifting tool. She teaches people to look at themselves in the mirror every day, look deeply into their own eyes and tell themselves “I love you. I really, really love you.”

I asked some of my clients to do this exercise and they reported back, saying that it was truly hard and some couldn’t even do it.

Can you?

Can you take a deep look into your own eyes every day and say “I love you. I really, really love you.”?

Try it. See what you discover about yourself.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 259: Forgive Yourself For Not Being Perfect

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For every situation that you are still angry about, YOU AND ONLY YOU are responsible for letting go.

But what happens when you are angry with yourself?

People say that this type of anger is even harder to let go of.

Is it, really?

Let me get into this a little: you are angry with yourself for something you did or for something you did not do, but the truth is that you have the choice to forgive yourself and move on.

Of course, you can choose to continue to be angry, but this will also continue to poison your body and your mind.

Is this what you really want?

What is done is done.

In an article entitled “Forgiveness“, Louise Hay says:

“The reality of true forgiveness lies in setting yourself free from the pain. It’s simply an act of releasing yourself from the negative energy that you’ve chosen to hold on to. […] No matter what your reasons are for having bitter, unforgiving feelings, you can go beyond them. You have a choice. You can choose to stay stuck and resentful, or you can do yourself a favor by willingly forgiving what happened in the past; letting it go; and then moving on to create a joyous, fulfilling life. You have the freedom to make your life anything you want it to be because you have freedom of choice.”

And here’s a forgiveness affirmation from Louise Hay:

I FORGIVE MYSELF FOR NOT BEING PERFECT. I AM LIVING THE VERY BEST WAY I KNOW HOW.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 250: You Are Not Your Fears

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You are not your fears. You have the power to heal. Health is your birthright.

Are you ready to clear away all your health/body related fears?

Bring out the list you created with all the things and situations you are afraid of.

Here’s something you can repeat to yourself to start this process.

“I am not my fears. It is safe for me to live without guarding and defending myself all the time. When I feel afraid, I open my heart and let the love dissolve the fear.” – Louise Hay

You can also search the Internet and find a quote that resonates with you.

Or, better yet: WRITE YOUR OWN LITANY AGAINST FEAR.

Once you have the words that work for you, repeat them over and over so that you release the fear of facing your fears.

Choose one of the fears on your list and sit with it. Feel it fully. Allow it to become as big, as strong, as frightening as it is.

Sit there. Feel it. Look at it. Allow it. Feel it FULLY. Do not pull back, do not retreat, just sit and feel it, in its full intensity.

Repeat your litany against fear over and over if you need to, but do not move. DO NOT MOVE. Breathe deeply and sit in that fear. You are strong, calm and NOTHING can make you move.

The calmer you remain, the weaker the grip your fear will have on you. And after a while, it will dissolve. Once the fear is gone, only YOU will remain.

It is this simple and YOU DO have the strength to let go of ALL YOUR FEARS.

Go through your entire list of fears. It might take you a few days, or a few weeks, but you will get it done. And once this task is complete, you will experience a sense of calm and strength inside yourself that you never knew resided there.

From this calm  and strong place inside yourself, healing can begin.

You CAN heal, but first you must let go of your fears.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 220: Stepping Out Of Victimhood

you are not a victim

Is there an area of your life where you feel trapped, without solution or escape?

First of all, even when you do not know what to do and cannot not see a way out, I want you to know that there is always a solution.

Always!

ALWAYS!

But here’s the thing: as long as you feel like a victim and believe that what you are experiencing is happening TO YOU, you cannot see the solution.

Victimhood keeps you a long ways away from the very thing you desire.

So what do you do?

Here’s sage advice and great wisdom from Louise Hay:

“When we want to change a condition, we need to say so. “I am willing to release the pattern within me that is creating this condition.” You can say this to yourself over and over every time you think of your illness or problem. The minute you say it, you are stepping out of the victim class. You are no longer helpless; you are acknowledging your own power. You are saying, “I am beginning to understand that I created this. I now take my own power back. I am going to release this old idea and let it go.”
― Louise L. HayYou Can Heal Your Life

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 214: The Iceberg Of Your Mind

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Imagine an iceberg: a small portion is found above the water while the massive rest is hidden below the water surface.

This image gives you the scale of how the conscious mind (above the water) and the subconscious mind (below the water surface) relate to each other and the power they have in shaping your inner life.

The CONSCIOUS MIND  represents about %15 of the total mind’s capacity and can only process a limited amount of information at a time and therefore it can only hold one single thought at a time. This is your thinking mind; it knows how to think in abstract terms, set goals, judge results and compare information. This part of your mind is what you are using right now to focus on reading this post.

The SUBCONSCIOUS MIND represents 85% of your brain’s capacity. Think about it as being a massive computer system that controls and monitors body operations, such as heart beat, breathing, metabolism, hormone productions and so on; this means that it can deal with thousands of events at a time. These are all things beyond your conscious thinking capacity.

This powerful computer is also in charge of long-term memories and past experiences, attitudes, values and beliefs as well as all the information regarding how you feel.

Most of the subconscious programming was done when you were very young, before you reached the age of seven, before the filter between the subconscious mind and the conscious mind developed in  your psyche, before you had ample reasoning and judging power.

Emotions are controlled by the subconscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is your INNER CHILD.

See how it all ties together?

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 213: Bring Your Inner Child Home

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Invite your Inner Child to join you right now. Talk to your Inner Child. Do it very gently, with love and compassion. Your Inner Child has been waiting for this moment for a very long time, locked up and abandoned. You must be patient and approach him/her with great care.

Explain to your Inner Child that she/he is safe now and that even though she/he might have felt alone, abandoned and scared in the past, from now on you will always be there to protect and love her/him. Give your Inner Child everything you feel that you were not given in your childhood.

This part of you is waiting to come home, to the loving and supporting home that you are capable of creating.

Continue the interaction in the days to follow, until YOUR INNER CHILD feels truly safe, protected and loved. So then she or he can rest, sleep and recharge in safety.

And then, magic will happen: YOUR INNER CHILD, which is your subconscious mind will be on your side and will fuel your efforts to create a life beyond your wildest dreams.

This powerful inner energy will work for you even when you sleep. Your strong, clear and playful Inner Child will not hide anymore, will not doubt, will not fear or avoid life.

YOU will embrace and flow with the stream of life without struggle and with great joy.

Gently, patiently, carefully and lovingly give your Inner Child all the love, the understanding and the support you felt was lacking in your life when you were a child.

Restore his/her faith in life.

Love,

Rucsandra