I ran across this article yesterday. I don’t think I can say it any better than Debbie did here. This is the place where I am at the moment in my process, I’m learning to catch and arrest these old tapes or thoughts. These are nothing more than the carnal mind or the Adamic nature trying to polarize my identity. The duality of my two natures can be very polarizing. I mean almost instantaneously I can be divine and VERY human in the same moment. In a tongue in cheek way to put it, it almost sounds like Schizophrenia. Get ahold of your divine self today and don’t let go, because in your Divine Identity is where the life you were made for can be found.
Consider this….We all seem to live with a certain amount of “stinkin thinkin.” Let me quickly explain myself : )) I’m talking about the old tapes that play in our heart that say, “you’re just not smart enough, or pretty enough, you will never amount to anything, you are a failure, what makes you think you can be any better?” etc etc. WHY do we allow things that were said to us in the past as children, students, athletes, teenagers or adults continue to affect the way we think about ourselves and our abilities? Why do we let outside influences determine our self-worth? This “stinkin thinkin” affects the way we respond to other people and events in our lives. If you pay close attention, DO YOU find yourself automatically responding negatively to most everything? Hey!! I know that there was a time in my life that was ALL I DID!! I was programmed…
I was suspicious of everyone, skeptical about most anything, and negative about everything. WOW…what a bummer. But you know I was conditioned to be that way…along with millions of others. IT IS NOT HEALTHY…and guess what? If you are one of the millions…then you are passing it on to your children and it is limiting your ability to THRIVE!! Oh no, you could be one of those people who seriously sucks the life out of others…OR you can be the spark that rekindles the positive flame in someone else : ))
It starts with YOU!! It’s time to TAKE OUT THE TRASH…focus on ridding your mind of the thoughts that hold you hostage. Thank heavens it doesn’t require major surgery or bottles of pills! It is really a simple concept that does take time and diligence. Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!! Start to flood your mind with positive, life affirming input. Read..listen…watch positive materials and fill your life with positive people and influences. MINIMIZE the negative and MAXIMIZE the Inspirational!
I want to leave you with an amazing performance of “Free Your Mind.” The lyrics refer to not judging someone by the color of their skin…but think of all the things that you need to free yourself from…NO MORE “STINKIN THINKIN” : ))
Debbie Dugan Reeder
(*used with permission)