Have you been finding yourself saying out loud whether asked or not, “I feel like crap today?” Have you found yourself thinking this way whenever you have made a quick assessment of your overall well-being at any point during your day? It’s usually during the halfway point of your workday or towards the end of it and or into the evening hours after a long day. It could also be as soon as getting out of bed in the morning because you didn’t sleep well or you were still feeling the effects of some form of mental, emotional or physical stress that transitioned over into another new day.
Are you tired of feeling like crap? Do you want to feel good, or at least feel better than crap? If the answer is yes, let’s take a moment to examine the real life consequences of thinking affirmatively. Then we will discuss the 3-step process to healing yourself from dis-ease. But first, let’s see what thinking does.
You see, thinking is just energy in motion. When our minds think, it’s doing something. As it thinks thoughts and keeps thinking thoughts it keeps doing. Our brains are affected by every thought our minds instigate. This energetic action demands neuronal activity. Otherwise put, all neuronic synergy requires energy. The mind generates the energy and the brain, likened to a machine, responds by turning on. The brain produces energy in the form of synaptic communication. As the brain works to respond to the commands of the thinking mind, it releases chemicals that alert the rest of the body to either take action or not.
These chemicals stimulate not only physical but emotional responses. The brain’s responses, therefore, catalyze the momentum of the human experience. We think, feel and do.
So how can we optimize our human experiences and live our life of purpose by healing the dis-ease of our everyday experiences? We Soul-up!
This means we slow down to Soul-up – to focus inward and connect with our Souls. Yes, we literally slow down long enough mentally, emotionally and physically in order to hear and heal. What are we hearing? Our Souls communicating to us. It’s trying to help guide us down the path of least resistance to our higher purpose. What are we healing? The incessant need to do instead of listen. Doing too much too often without any real guidance is unhealthy. Doing overburdens our minds, emotions and physical bodies. As a result of doing too much too often, our physical and or mental and emotional health suffers. Disease sets in. This disease is referred to as “Doing Too Much.” <winking>
By continuing the unhealthy cycle of doing too much too often and then complaining about feeling lousy, we affirm to the Universe that we want to keep feeling lousy. Of course, in this case, the prerequisite to feeling like crap is to have too much to do too often. Therefore, the Universe being impartial, will bring us what we are energetically asking for and the means for it to happen.
In other words, if you have the habit of waking up in the morning and as soon as your feet hit the ground, you begin working off all those items on your To Do list you created the night before. This daily pattern energetically calls out to the Universe to give you more. By routinely starting each day like this, the Universe has no other choice than to give you what you ask for – more work – whether you want it or not. The pattern affirms your desire to feel lousy. As you affirm, you receive. The Universe does not hold back. It always gives us what we ask for even if it’s something we don’t actually want.
Do you have the disease of doing too much? It’s the, “I feel like crap and I have too much to do” disorder of the unquiet-ed mind. If you have this disease, this is what you will need to do to circumvent the constant state of “feeling like crap, and being tired of feeling like crap.”
First: Change your affirmation from “I’m tired of feeling like crap” to “I’m getting better at feeling better.” Later, once you get into the daily habit of confirming this to be true for you, you’ll want to start affirming, “I feel better and better each day,” or “I feel so good today!”
Second: Slow down – literally!! Quit running in circles with, “I have to do this, I have to do that, and I can’t stop till this is done, oh no, I haven’t done that yet, I should do this before I sit down, eat, or go to bed, etc.” Sound familiar! While you keep running, you not only wear your body and its immune system down but you exhaust your mind and when you get tired physically and mentally, you become agitated and sometimes just plain angry. So, physically slow yourself down. You need to stop doing so much and quit making such long “To Do” lists each day. Spread the items out. What are you trying to accomplish anyway? Do you think this life is only about “doing and getting things done and checked off my To Do list?” Of course it isn’t, right!
Third: Slow your mind down. Why? Because! If you don’t, you’ll wear out your brain, your body and your emotions. Again, as a result, you’ll become tired and angry. You deplete all your energy and neglect to take the time to refuel.
Our brains were created to work for only so many hours a day. After all, we only use 10% of the 100 we have available to us. There’s a reason for this. It’s because our bodies can’t keep up with more than 10% brain activity. If we could, without proper evolutionary preparation, we’d think ourselves into an early grave!
Our bodies are older now than they were yesterday, months, years and decades ago. Therefore, it’s tired of our persistent request to ask it to keep doing for us or another all the time throughout the day each day, day after day. It’s tired of our demands that it should do this, it must do that before … etc., etc.
Our emotions are feelings closely linked to each thought. Therefore, we continue to busy our minds with constant chatter – endless and random thoughts – always requesting a judgment (that shows up as an emotion) that is then translated in the body as a physical sensation (a feeling – good or bad). Each thought has an emotional perception (judgment) linked to it of whether the thought we just had is judged to be a good perception of something or a negative perception. As we experience the positive or negative emotion, our bodies indicate what would either feel pleasant or restrictive.
We obviously want to avoid the tightness sensation in our bodies because this is what creates discord and therefore dis-ease resulting in various health issues or sudden death such as from a heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, asthma attack, allergic reaction, and so on.
This is my advice to you. If you want to feel balanced and heal whatever ails you, it’s time to take care of yourself. You do this by following the three steps I outlined above. Breaking through the mind’s incessant chatter and affirming what you truly want is the first step toward aligning with your Soul’s purpose.
When we refuse to listen to our Spirits speak to us and follow Its guidance, the only way It can get our attention is by slowing us down so that we are in a place where we can hear/sense It. When we squeeze off the flow of spirit communication, we inadvertently develop physical and emotional disease that may or may not manifest immediately. In other words, our lack of connection or purposeful communication with our Souls will make us physically, and sometimes, mentally and emotionally sick. If we do not slow down and stop the chatter, the next “downtime,” unfortunately, will come from something much more hazardous to our overall well-being.
When this happens, we will be fortunate if we can still seek and receive the attention we need when healing is needed. So, avoid the need to heal ensuing dis-ease and Soul-Up!