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Thought Exchange

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

DavidFriedmanToday I was a participant in a workshop put on by renowned composer and author, David Friedman. Taken from information in his groundbreaking book, The Thought Exchange, David outlined how our minds are conditioned to think the same thoughts over and over. Thoughts we have sometimes believed as truth since childhood.

Yet as adults, we are frustrated when our lives do not improve no matter how hard we work to produce new results. The disconnect occurs because we are using the same old thoughts about what is possible in our lives.

In order to change our results, we must start with changing, or more precisely “exchanging” our thoughts. We are conditioned to believe what we think about something is the only thought possible for us. It is our belief, our truth. In reality there are unlimited numbers of thoughts that are possible.

Do you think you are incapable of doubling your income?

Do you think you will never find your soul mate?

Do you think opportunities have passed you by?

Imagine you can take that long held thought you have back to the store and exchange that thought for a new one.

What? How is that possible? I know, that thought of yours may not look so good, but it is comfortable and has served you well. It has kept you safely where you are, if not happy.

Just like trying on a new pair of shoes, selecting a new thought about what is possible for you will create some physical sensations. There’s a rub on the heel, it pushes on your little toe. It feels uncomfortable.

If you exchange your old thought of “I can’t” to a new thought of “I can,” you will feel uncomfortable. A knot in your stomach. Your heart may race. You may feel nauseous. You will want to revert back to those comfortable old shoes.

Hold the new thought. Stay with the sensations. Allowing yourself to feel the uncomfortable sensations is the key to taking on a new thought about yourself. Positive thinking feels good in the moment, but a lasting change of thought requires acknowledging those uncomfortable sensations and proceeding anyway.

Whatever you see in your world is a reflection of the thoughts you have about yourself. When you look in a mirror, if you do not like the color shirt you see, do not expect the mirror to change it. Only you have the power to exchange your thoughts to reflect a new belief about yourself.

“When we were able to be with our sensations, infinite possibilities opened up.” David Friedman

 

 

The Power of Your Self Image

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

 

LighteningAs I write this, the skies have opened up with torrents of rain and jagged lightning bolts illuminate the heavens. The thunder cracks echo like cannons fired, yet the sound of the steady rain is soothing. It’s a musical crescendo that only nature can create. I can feel the power and energy surrounding me.

We each have an energy field of that we ourselves create. It begins deep inside, in a forgotten recess, where you keep your feelings about yourself. These feelings of self worth project out as energy coming from you. Throughout your life, you have plenty of visitors to this deep seated recess of the self image. Your parents, teachers, bosses and well meaning friends have all contributed their ideas about who you are and what you should think, and what you dare not believe about yourself.

As if they could know you better than you know yourself! Yet, you have believed them and taken their assessments of you as truth. You have hung these unflattering images on walls inside yourself and created your self image.

Imagine if you could know, just by looking at the cover of a book, everything contained inside it. Not possible. You make judgments about the contents based on the words you read on the outside, or the design, colors and graphics you see on the cover. Without looking inside, you can never know its truth.

So it is when judgments about you are made by others. They are merely surveying your cover without knowing your contents, Have you taken the critic’s comments and internalized them as your self image? Only you can author your truth. It’s time to limit access to the private refuge of your self image.

Clear out the distorted pictures put there by others who only saw your cover message, and did not discover the content within. Take some advice from organizational experts who recommend asking three questions when purging your home of too much stuff.

Is it useful?

Is it beautiful?

Do you love it?Woman holding garment

Ask yourself these same questions to weed out the parts of your self image that are not serving you.

Do you hold a limiting image of yourself that is not useful in reaching your goals?

Is your current image not a beautiful picture of your value?

If your image is not something you love about yourself, you have the power to send it packing today.

Replace those inaccurate images with mirrors that reflect your true self to the world.

Then your energy field will light the heavens!


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