(Health Secrets) I heard the notion that anything that bothers you is your issue from a tape called The 55 Concepts: A Guide to Conscious Living by Michael Cavallaro. I couldn’t wrap my arms around it, yet I couldn’t let it go. So, I went to work thinking about exactly what it means when anything that bothers me is my issue. The more time and effort I put into analyzing it, the more sense it made, and I could see how that worked in my life with crystal clarity.
If it’s not yours, it doesn’t bother you. Things happen all the time that I don’t think about, don’t pay attention to, and slip by without a thought. However, other things tend to have a significant impact on me. It only bothers me if I take ownership of it – if it’s mine to deal with. What I’ve noticed is if it bothers me, there is some inner work I need to do, something I need to learn, and life lesson waiting to be shared with me that will offer valuable insight. The world is a mirror and that thing that is annoying you is yours. Either you have it now, have done it, think about it, or believe it. All discomfort that you feel stems from your beliefs, issues, or programming. It will require you to reach inside and figure out why is it disturbing me? Once you do the inner work, whatever button was pushed will become ineffective. However, if you don’t do the energy work, that button will remain forever active, and each time it’s triggered you will find yourself disturbed, bothered, and distressed.
The really unique part about this concept is that it doesn’t matter whether you think about it or you take action – the result is the same, you create a negative energy field that magnetizes you to more of whatever is bothering you. What you see and experience in your outer world reflects what’s going on in your inner world. Where or when have you demonstrated the same issue that is bothering you? You may sense or see yourself forming an opinion, judgment, labeling things as good, bad, right, or wrong. What is the emotion being triggered? What is the thought that follows the emotion? And what is the belief that is behind the thought? All of these questions will help you better understand how you own the issue that is bothering you. If you didn’t own it, it wouldn’t disturb you!
Once you identify the limiting belief that is causing you to own this issue, then you are in a position to change the belief. A belief is nothing more than a thought you think over and over again. So to change a belief, you need to change the underlying thought. There are four steps to change:
* Recognize there is something you don’t want and get very clear on what you do want.
* Acknowledge you are responsible for the way things are. By being responsible, you are also empowered to change the way things are.
* Release the belief that is no longer serving you. Know that it did serve you at one point, it’s not wrong or right, it just no longer serves you and it’s time to move on.
* Replace the limiting belief with a new more empowering belief by thinking new thoughts. What would you need to believe to make this new thought true?
In your joyous journey of personal growth and expansion, you learn so many really marvelous concepts. And, the interesting thing is, you can never go back. Once you become aware and begin to digest these evolved notions you never quite see things the same way again. Even if you wanted too, you can’t! It’s awesome, welcome to a whole new wonderful world meant just for you!
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