In How to Achieve Your Health Goals in 2018 and Beyond With “Stories” and How to Change Your Life, One Story at a Time, I talked about changing the stories that we tell ourselves and constructing a new story to make substantial changes in your life and get closer to your most authentic self.
I also mentioned that our story is divided into four parts: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. We go through all these levels and eventually reach a level that is holy. When you create your story, it is essentially a form of prayer. We are offering up the new story in the moment, knowing that we are fully malleable and that we are fully capable of making these changes for ourselves. We read the story and let it ascend, and then see what happens.
What if you—and I've certainly dealt with this—say, “Well, I just don't believe that.” or “I just don't believe the story that I've come up with.”? What should you do
1. Visualize with emotions.
You need to make sure that your story is something that you can visualize. And when you visualize it, you need to do so with an incredible amount of emotions. Emotions are the energy of the universe. Emotions move things, especially in the West.
We don't need to suppress our emotions when visualizing our story. We will use our emotions to visualize and make your story something that you can see in your mind's eye.
2. Say your story out loud at least 3 times each day.
Say your story out loud with emotion three times per day or whenever you need it. Try to make your story as succinct and specific as possible and memorize it.
If you are in a situation where you are being tempted to stray away, you can rehearse or review your story and say for example, "I choose healthy food with ease."
This is different from an affirmation. I know it may sound like an affirmation to a lot of people, but this is a way of visualizing the being that you're becoming as opposed to making an affirmation. Use your imagination as much as you possibly can, especially if you're having trouble believing the story that you just wrote.
Believe me, a lot of times it's really that little proverbial devil on your shoulder that's saying that you can't be the person that you are visualizing here, so use the power of your imagination. Mark Twain says, "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
What this quote tells us is when we aren’t exercising our imagination, we actually are incapable of seeing who we really are. That's how important your imagination is. Imagination is not making things up. It is a power of your soul to see things in a deeper way.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus, so we need to exercise our imagination as much as we possibly can and believe that things are possible.
There’s another quote that I like which says, "We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are." Our task here is to be able to see things as they are and move our ability to see things as we are as we expand our imagination. Again, you can think of this as a prayer. And when you think of it as a prayer, it's as if you are offering up this image as a form of a prayer to be able to make lasting and significant changes in your life.
I invite you to write your story and share it on the Weight Loss Awakening Facebook Group.
This article was originally published on www.drcarp.com.