Making declarations are very powerful and life affirming. They come from a place of confidence and strength.
Once in a while I love to write in my journal and simply declare:” I Am……” and just write and see what comes out naturally and with fortitude and excitement.
This evening I feel compelled to make such a journal entry. Care to join me?….
On this Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013:
1. I Am grateful to be home.
2. I Am a teacher.
3. I Am a writer.
4. I Am a lover of life.
5. I Am in love with my sweet husband.
6. I Am a great cook! I can smell the delicious herb baked chicken I prepared in the oven as I write this…
7. I Am a world traveler
8. I Am a student of the French language and wine…
9. I Am a book person
10. I Am creative
11. I Am free
12. I Am open
13. I Am loved.
So, that is my list for this moment.
Your turn, friends…
Have fun declaring who and what you are, right now. Own it. Cheers!
Right Thinking, The Mew Way is all about:
1. limiting thinking to only what is necessary
2. keeping it simple
3. Being more than thinking
4. Being in the NOW
5. Finding very little to stress about
6. When there is a reason to stress, it is brief.
According to the Mew Way philosophy, when one has to think they will mostly be these simple (and importantly, fleeting- not lingering) thoughts:
1. Love, purr
2. Hungry, put food in my dish NOW
3. Thirsty, fill up that sink with water NOW
4. Fed. Watered. Thank you. Purr
5. Sleepy. Stretch. Yawn. Nap time
6. Pay attention to me
8. Love. Purr
Occasionally, situations will arise that will deem it necessary to think a bit more urgently.
1. Don’t step on me!
2. Fireworks! Thunder! Strange people in the house. I need to hide.
3. Suitcases coming out of closet. Something’s up with my people… and I don’t like it.
4. Strange kitty outside…
5. Pet carrier coming in from the garage. REALLY don’t like this development!
Even under these circumstances the thoughts of concern are brief and fleeting. They are not the cause of obsessing or worrying over time about it. When the stressful event is over, IT IS OVER. No lost sleep. No agonizing. No regret about it down the road in later years.
Mew wishes all a purrfectly peaceful day.
I welcome you, new day, for you :
New day, I must say I am excited about you. Thanks for being here.
Debra : )
Louise Hay in her book, Heal Your Body, says that anxiety comes from not trusting the flow and the process of life. The affirmation she suggests we use to heal anxiety is:
” I love and approve of myself and I trust the process of life. I am safe”.
God speaks to us about anxiety in the book of Matthew: “Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air : they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘ What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day”.
Source: The Reader’s Digest Bible, Pages 526-527
An affirmation from Sue Patton Thoele’s The Woman’s Book of Courage P. 71:
I am in charge of my mind.
I choose to think healing, loving,
and thankful thoughts.
I have the power to create peaceful thoughts
even in stressful situations.
May you find peace and have a blessed day this Labor Day, my friends.
Debra : )
“This too shall pass”.
A certain amount of peace comes with the knowledge that nothing lasts forever. Whatever we think is giving us a hardship right now or causing us to worry- well, guess what? It will pass! Life is really about change and impermanence. Once we understand and accept that we can enjoy what we have right now: this moment. With this perspective, the intensity of our “problems” may lessen somewhat. Why get so stressed and caught up about things when they won’t last anyway?
We can hold on tightly to people, circumstances, things, issues. We can be worried, tense, and literally make ourselves sick.
Or, the other path is one of peace, one of acceptance, one of being in The Now. Whatever is bothering you will not last.
Tonight, as you write in your journal or meditate, think about some of the things that have been causing you distress.
Now, in your mind, escort them onto a vessel of some kind: a ship or boat (whatever you want to imagine). Once you board with them, look at them (people, situations, problems, bills, whatever). Really look at them. Breathe. Bless them. And mean it. Wish them well. Wish them a good trip. Bon voyage! You may shake their hand, hug them, bow, nod your head, or wave your hand good bye. Then you leave.
From the shore watch the ship sail away. Watch it until it disappears on the horizon. It is gone. Peace.
Debra : )
I am looking forward to a good night sleep tonight and this is why:
I wish for all of us a good night sleep. Be safe. Be well. Know that you are not alone. You are loved.
Debra : )
Many of us who are having a hard time sleeping at night get stuck in an anxious state of fretting about something that happened in the past. Or that we remembered happening in the past. Memory is a subjective thing. What we remember may or may not have happened that way. The point though, is, it was in the past as in NOT NOW. Something from our past does not have to have any power over us or hurt us if we don’t let it.
I spent years worrying about things from my past. I made myself miserable doing this.
Keep in mind that we do not need to think in ways that do not serve us.
Much peace will fill our lives once we let the past stay where it belongs: in the past.
Letting go of control is a good lesson for those of us suffering from anxiety and insomnia issues. How often do you get upset because your expectations (usually high) were not met? Something didn’t go according to plan? Someone in your life is not behaving or treating you in the way you want them to?
Here are some ideas to loosen up a bit:
During times in my life when I have suffered intense anxiety and sleepless nights I have found that these are often the underlying reasons for the anxiety:
4. Wanting something I don’t have
If I am worried, angry, fearful , or feel like I am lacking something I want is basically because I am in some way not accepting what is and I am not totally in the present.
A good thing to remember is that what we resist persists. What we appreciate appreciates.
Being in the now and practicing acceptance and appreciation for what we have really helps put us in a more peaceful state of mind. It will lessen our anxiety and attract good things to our lives (including a restful night of sleep!)
Get out your journal and ask yourself what you are possible resisting or not accepting in your life?
How can you let that mental habit go and replace it with a more accepting and thankful attitude?
These are big questions and you may not get the answers overnight but it is a good process to begin. Increased awareness is an excellent start.
When anxiety is ruling us we are stuck in a negative thought pattern. So we need to start breaking those patterns.