Archive for February, 2012

What are you believing?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

So often you hear things told to you as a child that you never question, whether from family, friends, or society. Perhaps you were told life is a constant struggle, or money doesn’t grow on trees, or passion always fades over time in a romantic relationship.

You may not even realize that you are believing something that you don’t want to be true for you.  But if you believe it, then it will be.

If you start to question the thoughts you have blindly accepted as ‘reality’, you can shift the ones that are not in alignment with what you desire for your life.

First ask yourself where the thought came from.  Next ask yourself if you want to continue to believe it.  Then ask yourself what would you choose to have be your truth instead.  And finally feed yourself the truth you want by saying it again and again, connecting it with your heart and faith, and in this way, you can consciously create more of what you want in your life.

Just because someone else chooses to accept a limited belief in their life, doesn’t mean it has to apply to you!

Walking through fear

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

We all know that fear can be paralyzing.  It can cause us to shut down and never pursue our dreams, or overcome the obstacles that serve as our greatest teachers in life.

I have always believed that whatever is our greatest fear, is exactly the direction for us to walk.  That in facing our fear, we can overcome and rise up in new heights of confidence and achievement.

The more we focus on the actual fear, the more we grow it.  The more we can focus on the actions we are taking to travel through the fear, the sooner we get to the other side which is how the fear diminishes.

Initially courage is what can propel us in our actions.  It’s not that we won’t still feel afraid, but we will have the strength to face our fears.  As we walk through them, they lose their power.  We discover we are actually greater than our fears.

Yet if we never take the steps toward the fear but always cower away and try to avoid it, our fear will grow until it overtakes us.  The only way to not become paralyzed and limited by fear is to actually walk into the face of it.

What is your greatest fear?  What is one small step you can take today toward that fear?  Focus on that step, not on the fear itself.  Before long, that fear will no longer have any negative power over you.