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Life is full of flowing energy. Energy flows like a river between all people and all things. It creates change. It is our soul’s life-blood.
But as you know, if a blood vessel is choked, a blockage is created and the whole system cannot function.
Our energy is the same way; it can also become blocked.
When a situation in our life is not allowing our energy to flow, our energy becomes stifled and can even create physical distress in our bodies.
Our bodies are deeply intertwined with our energetic body, our soul.
How Blockages Manifest in the Human Body
Energetic blockages can manifest as illness. Of course, there are very real, physical, scientific reasons for illness. Things of this world can never be IN this world without following natural, scientific laws.
However, the physical world and the physical body mirror the energetic world and the energetic body.
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5 Easy Steps to Turn Your Life Around–Step 1
Anyone can turn their life around no matter how dire their situation seems. Granted, if you are tied to a stake and fire is being put to the kindling, it would have been easier to turn your life around had you started a tad sooner.
For most of us though, using five easy steps gives us plenty of room to turn things around. Even easier, none of the steps actually has to be completed before you will start to see results. All you need to do is make it your intention to complete the steps, and then start following through.
Let us begin.
Step 1 – Make a Commitment to Take Control of Your life
No two people have an even remotely similar thought process. But when it comes to controlling our life, there are two distinctly different worldviews: “I am the effect,” or “I am the cause.”
The first is the most common and widespread view as far as we can see back into history. In this view, we as humans are born into a world (mostly hostile) in which our experiences are dictated by people, circumstances and events that happen to us—germs, war, genes, environment, villains, accident, and luck. This is the dominant point of view of society, religion, government, and most of our ancestors.
To a person enveloped in this worldview it is very comfortable and safe, because: 1) Anything that goes wrong is not their fault; others are to blame. 2) Struggle with adversity is seen as noble. And 3) their parents and just about everyone else they know see the world this way.
Although the “effect” worldview is the norm, people who participate in this worldview tend not to feel very good because life is a constant struggle.
The second worldview, “I am cause,” has been around for a long time, but it has recently gotten a lot more public attention. In this worldview, each person creates their experience through their thoughts and attention. The Universe, in fact, rearranges itself around their habits of thought and expectation by means of the Law of Attraction – also known as the Universal Organizing Principle. People who live this way create the life experiences they want by choosing thoughts in alignment with what they want – in other words, thoughts that feel better.
It is important to know, however, that you don’t need to be highly disciplined with all your thoughts to turn your life around. You just make a commitment to take control of your life and start working in that direction, in baby steps at first if needed.
Step 2 – Watch Your Language
I don’t know how many times I heard that rebuke when I was growing up. LOL!
The whole idea of controlling one’s thoughts seems overwhelming. It is. And if you try you’ll have as much fun as herding 100 cats. But we don’t need to control every single thought. Some thoughts are just whim of fancy. Just because you imagine your audience naked, it doesn’t mean they all start taking off their clothes.
Likewise, exploring an idea will not bring it about. Wondering what your life would be like if you married so-and-so or if you had followed your instincts and turned down a job you hated, does not mean “reality” will shift to make it happen.
If fleeting or exploratory thoughts don’t manifest, what kind of thoughts do? The thoughts that manifest are sustained thoughts – habits of thought and expectation. Unfortunately, we may be the last to know what our habitual thoughts are, because – for us – they are the norm.
One way to identify our thoughts is by listening to what we say. The outer evidence of your sustained thoughts is embedded in the words you say on a day-to-day basis, both to the people around you and under your breath to yourself.
Watch your language. Do you put yourself down? Do you glorify your struggles? Do you argue that your pain is worse than someone else’s? Do you tell people how bad you have it?
If hearing yourself is difficult and you are brave, ask a family member to point out to you your self-destructive or self-limiting language. (They might have to be brave, too.)
Here are some examples of language that might not serve you:
- I just look at a cake and it goes right to my thighs.
- I’ve got plenty of luck–and all of it bad.
- I’m squeaking by.
- All the good men are taken.
- My arthritis won’t let me do anything anymore.
Look and your words and see if they do not mirror your experience.
Do you feel better or worse when you say them?
The trick is to find something better to say – tell a better story.
- One piece of cake every once in a while will not affect my weight.
- I’m starting to have more and more good luck days.
- No matter what, things always work out for me.
- Somewhere out there is a good man hunting for me.
- I’m having more and more days where I can get out and have fun.
[For more on this and related subjects, see my new eBook, Tame Your Demon: How to Become Okay with Where You Are When Your Life Sucks.]
As you start telling your better story, it won’t take long before you start to notice that things in your life are shifting to support your new story.
Step 3 – Find a Way to Love Yourself More
Some of us can find all kinds of reasons to judge ourselves harshly. Maybe our parents told us we were not enough. Maybe our circumstances feel like not enough. With our attention on everything that is wrong with us, it is easy to see why we overlook the simple truth: We are a being of light and love, living in a sea of light and love, inherently worthy of loving ourselves.
Here is proof.
You know from Law of Attraction that like attracts like. In other words, what you bring into your life is a vibrational match to who you are. What did you bring into your life right now? You are not reading Kitten and Puppy Hater’s Digest or How to Build a Fertilizer Bomb Using the BS You Hear on TV. You are reading this article, where I am reminding you that you are a being a light and love.
You are a vibrational match to me telling you that you are a being of light and love. That is who you are. And no matter how often your mother or father or husband or wife or sister or preacher or teacher or coach or officer or anyone else told you differently, you are showing your true vibrational alignment right here, right now.
You are also a very powerful creator. You have created all that is around you for as far as you can see. And while you may not like parts of it, what you have created is perfect. You may have forgotten why you created the parts you no longer like now, but at one time those too served you. And those things you created that you don’t like are not you, they are just your creations.
Let me ask you a question.
If Susie Homemaker burns her cake in the oven, is she that cake? Or has she simply created a cake that is not to her liking?
Similarly, the life you have created is not you. But you created it with the best of intentions – even the parts that are not to your liking–just like Susie did when she started baking her cake.
That said, how can you love yourself more? Well, here is a very simple formula for self-esteem:
- If you want low self-esteem, focus on those parts of yourself you don’t like.
- If you want high self-esteem, focus on those parts of yourself you do like.
To love yourself more, all you have to do is put your attention on those parts of yourself you do like, and appreciate them. You could start with the shape of a finger, or the beating of your heart, or the fact that you are a being of light and love. If the best you can do is to give yourself the benefit of the doubt that you might not be a bad person, you have achieved a big step. It can be that you like how you feel about puppies, or about smiling at someone, or knitting, or helping someone, or that you understand calculus.
You will like more and more things about yourself the more you think about it. List them. Appreciate them. Anything is fair game. If you like it about yourself, appreciate it.
But the truth is, you don’t need a reason to love yourself, because you are love. Needing a reason is as silly as asking the rain to prove that it is wet. If it weren’t wet, it wouldn’t exist. Love is why you exist.
Take a breath. Hit the pause button on the voice in your head and you will see: You are love.
I said in the title that these steps are easy. And this one is no different.
Step 4 tomorrow…
(c)2011 Chip Engelmann
From Contrast to Commitment
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
– Dr. Seuss
“Contrast” is the vivid difference between what you are experiencing and what you wish you were experiencing. In other words, contrast is that discontent you feel when you put your attention on what you have created but no longer want. Some examples are: not having enough money, living with physical pain, and feeling grief from the loss of a relationship. These contrasts don’t feel good at all. Then again, they are not supposed to.
What they are supposed to do for you is two-fold: 1) tell you that the thoughts you are thinking are not helpful, and 2) increase your desire for something better.
A lot has been said by Abraham, Paul, and others including me, about using contrast to pivot to what you do want. So let’s look at increasing your desire for something better. But let’s pull way back and look at a very large picture of it. Let’s look at it as a part of your overall plan for growth over several lifetimes.
Currently the awareness of the planet is shifting to “a higher state of consciousness.” Part of this shift is that more and more people are learning that they, not their circumstances, are the one who determines their experiences. Another way of saying this is that more and more people are leaving a reality that is based in victimhood and are taking control of what they experience. They do this by choosing their thoughts and allowing the Law of Attraction to organize their experience.
Yet being immersed in victimhood is a very safe and comfortable state of being. Why? For one thing, it was how our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents (and we ourselves in past lives) lived. It is how our social, political and religious structures are oriented. It is “normal” to believe that bad things can accidentally happen to you and that social, political, or religious systems can save you when you can’t save yourself.
For another thing, victimhood is safe because no one (including you) is pointing the blame for your problems at you; you aren’t the one who needs to change. Our medical system is based on the concept that you can get broken and they can fix you. Germs that you cannot possibly control may invade you and make you sick. Bad people may prey on you. You can get hit by a truck. And this is very “safe” because no matter what happens, it’s not your fault.
But what if there were only you? What if your thoughts created everything? Then everything – the good and the bad – are all your creations. The responsibility may be scary. It may feel uncomfortable, uncertain, and unsafe.
Still, you as Source Energy know that taking control of your experience is your birthright. It is your natural, true, and liberated state – if only you could learn how to do it to your own liking!
So this is the challenge before you, a hardy and brave soul between lives, as you are about to choose your next body and circumstances. How do you move from a very comfortable “victimhood” experience – one that you have used for many lifetimes, in fact since the beginning – into a very new experience of self as empowered? The trick is, you choose life circumstances where taking the role of victimhood is more uncomfortable than embracing a new way of thinking.
So, brave and hardy soul that you are, you choose your parents, your body type, and your circumstances in such a way that you will become uncomfortable.
Here in this lifetime, we are uncomfortable – in contrast – about money, health, or relationships. So we attract the idea that thoughts create our experience and we hear about the Law of Attraction. But is it time to engage ourselves and commit to making the new system work for us? Will we jump into the unknown and invest in ourselves?
Often we figure we will do it later, when we get better, get more money, or find that special someone. But by focusing on what we don’t like, we bring on more contrast and it becomes even more painful. And we may continue to do this — increase our discomfort levels — until we finally get sick-up-and-fed and say “Screw this! I’m taking control of my life no matter what my situation and no matter what it takes.”
Every day, someone makes the leap and decides to move into the vision of their new life in spite of all the things that seem to be wrong with the old one. For others, they wait another day to see if their life will get fixed somehow. As Abraham would say, “Don’t worry, it will get worse.”
The most important thing is, you are already perfect. Nothing about you is broken. Taking control of your life is simply remembering that you are a being of light and love – and as such you are already a powerful creator. You created all your good and, yes, your bad. But you can just as easily – no – more easily, because the Universe and everything in it supports your becoming more of who you really are – uncreate the things you don’t like.
How? By choosing, imagining, and allowing your new life to come to you. By remembering who you really are. By bringing people into your space who resonate with this.
My name is Chip Engelmann and I have made this commitment. I have also dedicated my practice to helping others who choose to make this commitment to overcome their emotional, mental, and physical blocks so you too can remember that you are and always have been a being of light and love and a master manifestor.
(Photo to the right is a mountain of $100 bills. Each bundle wrapped in brown tape is 50 of them equaling $5000. This mountain was the prize in the Great Guru Giveaway.)
(c) 2011 Chip Engelmann