Note: In her permission statement about using photos of her paintings, Josephine Wall asks that you not link to the picture directly so the link I’ve put in just goes to her site –look in the art gallery and click on fairies to find this picture.
Around six years ago while hanging out with a friend who’s the exemplar of positive thinking, I realized that somehow in the long healing journey I’d been on for 20+ years, I never just decided to be well. I worked at getting well, went to practitioners to be well, hoped to get well, assumed I would at some point get well, but I never saw myself as already well.
It was a big turning point for me. Not some magical story where as soon as I decided it all illness disappeared and left me 100%, but a turning point at which I took more charge and started to think of myself as healthy. I took a good look at the care and advice I’d been given and what I knew about building and balancing energy and created my own program for healing. In that amazing way that things begin synchronously falling into place when you focus, Kreig Cremeans and his student Hanna Lee crossed my path and began to give me Bodypatterning treatments. I designed my movement work to supplement the treatments and then found myself teaching it. I have more energy and am able to get out in the world again for the first time in years.
I’m aware on one level that I’m still on the road to full recovery but at the same time, I think of myself as healthy, as having beat chronic fatigue. I’ve made more progress in these years since I changed my thinking than all the previous years of the healing journey.
Once I saw the subtle difference between the hopeful nature of my thoughts in the early years and the determined and positive nature of my attitude in recent years, I could see that difference between hope and belief in operation in other areas of my life. And I could see that for many it’s that subtle difference that separates those who attract what they want and those who don’t.
Affirmations and visualizations are empty practices unless they’re backed up by belief and faith and matching energy. I can see that a lot of my affirming and visualizing have been accompanied by doubt and disbelief and, in many cases, underlying beliefs that sabotaged success.
Whether it’s health or career success or wealth or finding your perfect apartment, do you believe in your dream? That you deserve it? That it’s possible to have it, be it, find it? Is your energy aligned with your dream?
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