"Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge."
Week 1: Hope
It is another new day. What will you do with this day? What you do reflects who you are, but it does not dictate who you are.
Creating meaningful change in your life requires knowing that you are already creating your life. To really understand this, you must begin to know who you are and what you really want out of life. There are no easy answers, especially if you don't ask the right questions.
One question that will make a difference is if you ask yourself over and over again "Who am I?" If you have not asked yourself this question, it is easy to presume you know the answer. Most people will quickly think of their gender, ethnicity, familial role, occupation or where they live.
You may wonder about asking yourself questions, but this is not as strange as it may seem. Internal dialog happens all the time but becomes habitual when you do not reflect on it. So, asking yourself questions is a good way to break the cycle and gain awareness.
Who are you? Brain Education tells us that who you really are is determined by your brain. Every thought, sensation, or experience is processed through the brain. The conditions of your life reflect how effectively you use your brain. Is your brain on autopilot? Are you reacting to circumstances without awareness?
One key to using your brain more effectively is to develop the ability to change your point of view. Albert Einstein once said "problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." Asking "who am I?" is a tool to help you find solutions and will help you start to see your life from a new perspective. If you can see yourself as someone who is not identified with current circumstances, but as someone observing them, then you will not be limited by them.
Call your own name softly as if you were calling someone else. Ask yourself "who am I?" Do not stop at one answer; keep asking and listen to what comes up. Can you really love yourself, if you do not know yourself?
Wherever you are, first please sit down. You can meditate in any position, but it is best for your situation to be in a position that is both relaxed and alert. To keep your back straight during meditation you may lean against a wall or pillow.
Pick up your LifeParticle Card (or find a digital version at ChangeYourEnergy.com
); take 30 seconds to look at the LifeParticle Sun. This will help you shift your focus to what you want to achieve.
Now close your eyes, take a deep breath and slowly exhale until you empty out your lungs. Relax your shoulders and breathe like this 2 more times.
Keep your eyes closed and imagine yourself in your business, or the home you shared with your ex, or some environment strongly associated with your challenge. Imagine all the furniture, plants, or artwork in the space. Relax your body and see yourself in the center of this space.
Begin deep breathing again and with each exhale imagine something disappears from the room. Keep breathing and emptying the space around you for 2 minutes.
When you are done, shake your shoulders vigorously for 30 seconds to release any remaining tension. Do you feel lighter? Now you can begin to feel free to release everything you know about your situation and get a fresh perspective.
Now say the weekly affirmation out loud. If possible, look at yourself in the mirror.
“In every day, in every way, I am changing and growing. I can choose to make it better!”
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Important Practice Tips
In just 21 days, you can unlock your hidden potential and transform your habits for a more fulfilled life. With a simple combination of daily inspiration, meditation, breathing exercises and affirmations, you can achieve your goals and create the life you really want.
Try to meditate at the same time every day:
Please remember that meditation involves your body and mind. Both will respond best to a consistent practice at a regular time. You will have better results if you do this around the same time every day.
Be patient with the Healing Process:
These 21 days will be process of self-healing. The healing process means that some emotional items you identify and release may seem to intensify as you are releasing them.
Also, there may be subtle physical reactions to the emotional release such as unexpected exhaustion or mild achiness.
This message is not intended as medical advice, so please consult your healthcare practitioner with any health concerns.