We cannot change anything until we are aware of it. In my previous blog post, I talked about cultivating more awareness around what our emotions feel like in our bodies.
The reason we focused on that was so we could learn to become aware of our emotions. At the magical moment we do become aware that we are experiencing an emotion – that is the place where our power of choice lies.
As soon as you are aware that you are experiencing any emotion, ask yourself what thoughts you were thinking, because your thoughts are what cause your emotions.
In the moment we become aware of feeling worried, we can identify the thoughts that cause our anxiety. Once we accept that these thoughts are causing the anxiety, we have the power to choose different thoughts that make us feel differently. We can continue choosing thoughts that cause us to worry – and who could blame us for choosing worry? It’s certainly a valid option. Worry is a familiar, well-worn pathway in our minds. We’ve chosen the vibration of worry so frequently – in an auto-pilot like way – that some of us forget that we can choose another path.
If we make the decision to set aside worry whenever possible, to release the weighted burden of worrying thoughts, we can use that moment of awareness to accept responsibility for the thoughts that cause our emotions. NOT accepting responsibility for our emotions keeps us at the mercy of those emotions, because if we are not responsible for them, we are victim to our emotions, and therefore powerless to transform them. We feel powerless when we feel we have no choice.
The Magical Moment of Power
- We become aware (in the moment) that we are experiencing worry.
- We accept that the thoughts we are thinking are causing that worry.
- THIS is the moment where we can wield the power of choice.
NOW is when we get to choose. We can continue thinking thoughts that worry, or we can decide that we want to create new pathways in our mind. We deliberately choose thoughts that allow us to feel DIFFERENTLY than the thoughts that cause a vibration of worry!
Awareness leads us back to our power. Acceptance is the key to wielding our power. Choice is where our power lies. It’s a process, and it takes practice.
The more we practice awareness and acceptance, the more we feel empowered to choose, and then we trust the process more, and begin to relax into faith. We begin to understand that we have the power to control our own energy. We don’t have to take that emotional roller coaster ride which drains us. Instead we can respond intentionally with all of our energy present.
When we choose our own emotions/energy, by being aware of our thoughts, we can’t help but feel more confident, powerful, and in control!
Does that mean we’ll never worry again? Of course not. But when worry does pop up, we’ll know it’s a choice which we can let go, rather than a burden we must carry indefinitely.
What are you currently telling yourself about a situation you find worrisome?
Take out a clean sheet of paper and write a new story about the situation that feels LESS worrisome, writing ONLY things that you truly believe. Read that story until your vibration shifts, and then re-write the story again so that it feels even BETTER when you tell it. Repeat as often as needed.
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