My mind was racing last night. I couldn’t seem to calm it, to stop the thinking track that I was on. My thoughts were a rumination of preparation for a big meeting coming up next week, getting everything ready and in order, not missing any details, worrying about how it will unfold. I laid in bed turning over and back, wanting to let it all go and to fall asleep. Finally, after meditative prayer, I dozed off.
Things always seem to be a bit lighter in the morning, and although the meeting and preparation are still rolling around in my head, I have other things in front of me for the day, and I am determined to find focus elsewhere.
I just reread an essay on creating prosperity in your life, and there are several points that stand out to me in terms of helping with any troubling thoughts you may be processing and reprocessing. The actions can be applied to many situations where you need to release issues or troubled thinking and to embrace positive possibility.
The first is to slow down and become calm. Being in a frenzied state doesn’t do much more than stress you further and create the propensity for errors. From a calm state, clarity, strength, focus, and a sense of peace arise.
The second is paying attention to your thinking, and replacing negative thinking with positive. A negative focus promotes a lack of confidence and a vision rooted in problems and continuance of what you don’t want. Shifting those thoughts to what you do want brings good energy to bear on the situation and promotes being able to see options and possibilities.
That leads to the third activity of creating a new vision’taking some time to dream about a future picture where you are happy and fulfilled, where you have what you want and are living your desired life. Creating this vision and claiming it provides direction.
When you wrap focused positive thought and peace around it, you begin moving in that direction. It does require regular feeding to edge out residual negative thinking and to continue to produce good energy and faith. And in that vein, building ‘thought triggers• in your environment is key.
Those triggers can come in a large variety of forms and I would encourage building them into your life based on what will have the greatest impact for you personally.
- If you have a propensity for visual creativity • draw or paint aspects of your dream.
- If you are visual but aren’t compelled to draw, selecting pictures and words to put on poster boards, the fridge, or bathroom mirror can be equally powerful.
- Writing regular journal entries of the positive happenings in your life and for what you are grateful builds a sense of progress and requires thoughtful process, building more good energy.
- Sharing your thoughts and vision with supportive people can also be very powerful in building strength and faith in your movement.
If these triggers don’t feel compelling to you, then find others that do • reading, traveling, researching, visiting places of interest. Do whatever is nurturing to you and your dream, and do it regularly not once in awhile.
None of these activities require much more than commitment, and yet they produce immense impact and influence on your life • where you are able to travel, what you are able to build, and who you are able to become. Please do not take them lightly, but embrace them and reach your dreams.
Over the holidays, I tasted some new dishes • Italian Ricotta Cake, Sausage Balls w/ Mustard Sauce, and Cheesy Grits. We received a new cookbook by Charlie Cascio, Esalen Cookbook: Healthy and Organic Recipes from Big Sur, and armed with these new recipes, I am inspired to get into the kitchen and build on my repertoire. Tonight, I am planning to roast a chicken, which I haven’t done in a long time. It should pair nicely with the cold weather and falling snow, and probably a little red wine. This week, I’ll share with you this easy and tasty appetizer that is perfect for football parties.
Bonnie’s Sausage Balls and Mustard Sauce
1 lb spicy roll sausage
3 cups Bisquick or other biscuit mix
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Mix together with hands until well blended. Roll into 1 to 1 • inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with mustard dipping sauce.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons hot mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• teaspoon garlic salt
Mix ingredients until well blended.
Coaching Inquiries: Are you ruminating on something that you would prefer to let go? Have you allowed negatives to preoccupy your thoughts? How much time do you spend dreaming? What are you doing to promote those dreams? If you would commit twenty minutes each day this week to •dream promotion,• how could you best use that time?
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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.Kate Kriynovich (Kate@LifeTrekCoaching.com)
LifeTrek Coaching International
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