It’s Tannaz and welcome to another episode of minutes on growth. I am going to be doing a workshop on decluttering in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d first do a short episode on decluttering the mind. What do I mean by decluttering the mind? On average, we tend to have 50,000 thoughts per day. Now, how many of these thoughts do you think are positive? Michael Beckwith from Agape quotes that there are 4 windows of manifestation, and the first window is that your thoughts, opinions, perceptions and beliefs become your reality – so they manifest themselves into your reality – in other words we really need to be conscious of what we are storing inside of our minds as they hold so much power but in order to do that we need to first become aware of what is already there. One way to do that is by looking at areas of our life that are bothering us or ask ourselves if we’re attracting the same negative situations over and over again – To think, am I holding a negative belief about myself or my life or environment? – then look deep into our subconscious and find the root, the seed that we had planted in the past that have lead to this manifestation and attraction. We really need to be not only aware, but also have the courage to put on our evaluation glasses and actually admit some of these truths to ourselves, because once you do so, it makes you accountable for your life – you have to step outside of victimhood and courageously take responsibility for your reality. And once we’re able to identify the beliefs, opinions, thoughts and perceptions that are not empowering us, we can then decide to remove them. When pulling out the self sabotaging seed, we need to be able and willing to forgive ourself for holding on to it in the first place. I always like to use the analogy of gardening – our mind is our garden, so we need to go in there, remove the weeds, forgive ourself for neglecting it, prepare the soil, and replant the flowers and trees that are meaningful and beneficial to us and our growth and purpose. & complete this whole process with compassion and unconditional self love. But then it’s also as important to remember to water our garden, every single day! Why? because if we don’t, they’ll wither and die! If we don’t take care of our garden, weeds will grow. So how do we water our garden? By consciously and consistently journaling, meditating, by taking care of our mental health, our physical health, by surrounding ourself with an empowering and uplifting community,
So tonight before you go to bed, open up your journal and on the top ask yourself ” what negative beliefs, opinions, perceptions and thoughts do I carry with me?” pen to paper.. let the answers flow out of you.
Then ask yourself, what the opposite of those negative statements are and write them down. These are the new positive seeds you’re going to plant.
So for example, for me, one of my negative beliefs was ” only fit girls can succeed in the corporate world” and this stemmed from my father always telling me that only if you’re fit, and look great in a suit, will people take you seriously. So these past couple of years, as I’ve been gained a few pounds, I always felt “not enough” – I thought that because I’m no longer a certain size, I won’t be able to succeed anymore, regardless of all the other things I have to offer. So I had to do this exercise myself – to go in there and to pull it out and replace the belief that was keeping me from living my full potential.
So put on your courageous glasses, go in there, find the weeds, pull them out, replace them with what you want to manifest and remember to water your garden every single day with non-nonjudgement, unconditional love and self-care!
Thank you for listening and talk to you soon,