In today’s fast world it is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed. Technology has changed so much in recent years and there is so much information coming at us all the time. There is no physical or healthy way to keep up or consume it all.
Where I am going with this? The more we find and develop our own voice, the less dependent we will be on others. We will be more confident in our own ideas and not rely on the advice of loved ones, friends, and said “experts” out there.
Many of us have issues of anxiety, shyness, insecurity, etc. It is all the more important to find and use our voices.
As a child and young adult I suffered from a lot of strep throat infections. Louise Hay, in her book, Heal Your Body, describes our throat as the “avenue of expression. Channel of creativity” She says that if we are experiencing a sore throat we have an “inability to speak up for one’s self.” We may also have “stifled anger, stifled creativity, or a refusal to change”.
The affirmations used to treat sore throats:
“It’s okay to make noise. I express myself freely and joyously. I speak up for myself with ease. I express my creativity. I am willing to change.
“I open my heart and sing the joys of love”
I just love those affirmations and have them written in my journal.
What are some ways that you can more freely express yourself, assert yourself, be creative, and more flexible? What does it mean to you to open one’s heart and sing the joys of love?
I invite you to ask yourself these questions. This would be an excellent journal writing session.
I will stop here for now. In our next post, we will talk about some ideas that have surfaced about finding our own voice…
Have a blessed day,
Ten questions to ponder during your quiet journal writing time today:
1. What are some ways to live your life centered in love?
2. What can you let go of (think things, people, obligations, situations that no longer serve you).
3. What are you going to do for fun this weekend?
4. Who would you like to see (an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time?)
5. What is one new thing you can try that you’ve never done before?
6. How can you be more creative?
7. Who do you feel good around?
8. What activities put you in the blissful “flow” mode?
9. List all of the things you love.
10. List all of the things you appreciate.
Have a blessed day,
Recently I have been asking myself that question. It is a very empowering and exciting thought. We never need to feel like we are in a rut. If we are “playing it safe”, we are not growing. The most successful people around us are not afraid of challenges and risks.
A journal exercise: Write the question: “What is possible”? Then write down anything your imagination can experience. What can be? You will find this is so much fun. I do this sometimes before bed and it gets me feeling happy and excited about my life. It clears out any lingering fears or anxieties that may be lurking, waiting to come out as I want to drift off to sleep…
Going to bed in a positive state is what we want. That is really the main goal for our Warm Milk Journal readers.
Try this exercise and experience and live what is possible!
Debra : )