Our thoughts and emotions produce our reality. What does this even mean? In a nutshell every thought we think, every emotion we feel is produced into our reality, into our life. The way we perceive the world is unique to us. No two people witness the world in the same way, meaning for each and everyone of us our realities are completely different. As a Faster EFT practitioner I have learnt from the founder Robert G. Smith that the only thing that is real is NOW. How can that be, I hear you ask? Our past is no longer real, we can no longer go back there and change what happened or the outcome. If you go into one of your memories and talk to someone else who was in that memory about what happened I can 100% guarantee your accounts of the event will be different. This is because we all perceive the world through our own individual beliefs, emotions, experiences and memories which shape the way we act, behave and live in the present.
Last year I wrote an article for my blog "Are your emotions causing your physical problems?" To demonstrate how my thoughts and emotions have affected my reality in the last week I'm going to expand this concept and hopefully show you how powerful we really are as human beings. If you read my article from last week you'll know that I was in quite a negative place and was not liking the idea of living in Canberra due to the cost and having visited the Sunshine Coast last year (which is where I do want to live). The negativity I was thinking and projecting onto my life, and the emotions of fear and anger I was feeling lead to me experiencing a few physical symptoms and a massive wake up call. The next morning after my shopping experience I woke up with a sty in my eye and an itchy eczema rash on my right hand. It had been years since I had experienced both of these.
If we back up a little to five years ago when I was working in a bank. I only worked their six months and towards the end I started getting sties in my eyes constantly. When I looked up what the metaphysical cause is in Louise Hay's book I was shocked to see it said "not liking what you see in your life." At the time I didn't. I hated working at that bank, to me it was like a hypocritical prison where the higher ups would say one thing but their actions were the complete opposite. I then made the decision to leave and almost overnight my eyes completely cleared up and I didn't experience another sty in my eye ever...until last week.
This was wake up call number one for me. The Universe was shouting at me to surrender and remind me that I am exactly where I need to be. When we experience physical symptoms or diseases most of the time (even all of the time) it is our last chance to wake up and change our ways. When we ignore the mental, emotional and spiritual signs the only place left for all these unexpressed and lingering fears to go is into the physical body. Instead of releasing my emotions and stopping my negative thought patterns, I let them continue way too long.
My second wake up call was when I noticed an eczema rash appear on the top of my right hand. When I looked in Inna Segal's book The Secret Language of your Body under Eczema I read the following:
"Erupting in anger when you don't get your way. Holding your breath. Experiencing a sense of stagnation."
Yes, this related exactly to how I felt living where I currently am. I wanted to move to the Sunshine Coast and I was not getting my way. The Universe has other plans for me at this moment in time.
I then looked a bit further in the book to "Itching" (as the rash is quite itchy):
"Not liking what you are doing or where you are. Itching to get away. Easily irritated and annoyed. Feeling like you are getting a raw deal. Unsatisfied."
I can now see clearly, I can see how I have chosen to view my life through the lenses of anger, fear and impatience rather than with love, compassion and surrender. The truth is all these thoughts and feelings did change my reality, my behaviour and what things I was attracting to myself (like attracts like).
Since making this realisation I have done some healing work on myself to release all of these feelings and thoughts. The results? The rash on my hand is healing and is not as itchy as it was a week ago, and no new sties are appearing in my eyes and the current one is almost gone.
My whole point for this article can be summarised by the wonderful Marianne Williamson:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..."
We are powerful "beyond measure" and that can be seen by my experiences I have written above. Let's make a commitment to choose love, compassion, kindness and forgiveness. When we choose these values instead we will be more powerful than we could have ever imagined and we will be magnets for all those incredible things to come straight back to us.
My Tips for a Big Reality Check:
- The first step is to become aware of your emotions and your thoughts. This does take practice, so be patient and gentle with yourself. The more you become aware, the more you notice and the easier it is to change the negative patterns.
- Once you have become aware of the anger, fear, etc or the "I'm not good enough", etc thoughts release them. You can follow my video here for Faster EFT tapping, you can breathe out the emotions, you can go for a run or for a walk in nature. If you find it is all too overwhelming see your healthcare practitioner or contact me.
- Being to bring more love, compassion and forgiveness in your life through your actions. Volunteer for a worthy cause, spend more quality time with your friends and family, meditate, pray. All of these are selfless acts that not only help others but get you practicing seeing the world through the lenses of love.
- Repeat, repeat, repeat! Choosing love over fear is a moment by moment practice and the more you do it, the easier it will become and the happier you will be.
I would love to hear about any experiences you have with physical symptoms and what you learnt from them. If you have a physical symptom and would like to know the emotional cause let me know. Please leave a comment below and let me know I would love to hear from you.
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Love & Gratitude,