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When Did You Start Limiting Yourself?

When you were little, adults and inspirational figures older than you questioned your motivations and hopes for the future. “What do you want to be when you grow up, ________?!”

Perhaps they did it for amusement, or maybe they posed the commonly-asked question for a reminder of the curiosity and beautiful innocence a young child possesses. I believe in most cases, it’s the latter.

You see, at one point in our lives, each and every one of us felt and knew that we could be whatever we desired: astronauts, farmers, firemen (or firewomen), etc… Remember what that felt like? Didn’t it feel good? When did that become lost?

When children answer this question, they rarely hold back: they have such open bravery, humility to express their innermost desire(s), and little to no thought at the prospect of failing – or even what impossibility feels like. Isn’t that… Exhilarating? Exciting? Inspiring?

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At what point did you decide that you were only capable of reaching a certain altitude? Was it when you received your first ‘C’on a quiz? Maybe to console yourself – or your parents – you chose to accept that such a grade was a reflection of your abilities, and in effect, your worth? Was it when the only job you could get as a teenager was flipping burgers at McDonald’s? How about when a bully in the 5th grade called you fat and said you looked like a boy? (Yep, the last one happened to me – but I learned to let it go)

At one point or another, we – all humans – have experienced some form of pain that caused emotional welts to form. And because our society thrives on the idea that to be strong one should forget about it and move on, we dismiss the pain, shoving it aside… yet console its existence in private moments.

This is an issue.

When we let unresolved hurt fester energetically, they literally manifest as sickness in our physical bodies. It’s uncomfortable emotion that is making itself present in the physical (alongside other habits that demand remedy), therefore it’s necessary you not feeling worthy changes – today.

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Letting go of previously accepted limitations and deciding that there is no roof on the heights you may soar is not only beneficial for your physical health, but necessary for your exciting journey as a conscious creator.

Yes – this is where the fun begins. You may be experiencing a life you presently deem ‘less than optimal’, but it CAN and WILL change if you read on…

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At what point did you, to lessen the hurt, accept limitations and create a projected idea of your WORTH and capabilities? Take a moment to think about this.

The truth is that all people have exactly the same potential and opportunity for greatness, those that ‘succeed’, however, do one very, very, very important thing: THEY CHOOSE IT.

What if I told you that you CHOSE to set limitations for yourself, and can CHOOSE to release them as well? (It’s all in the mindset, baby!)

You can let go of previously accepted limitations and do things you never thought possible. I’ll share an example of my own:

I grew up in a small town in South Dakota. I was bullied and festered insecurities about being ‘overweight’ and ugly (thank you, acne, from years of dairy)… Eventually these turned into more prominent physical symptoms (labored breathing, an eating disorder, depression, etc…) I was gifted the insight, however, that if anything was going to change in my life, it had to be my choice, and through my own actions. This led me down the main road of healthy eating, which is where most people get started learning how to love and take care of themselves.

By cleaning up my physical vessel (body), I began to think more clearly, feel better, and contemplate the paradigm I had previously accepted for myself. Was I worthy of love? Could I live a life that let me experience more than the status quo?

Most of us have been in this place, or are presently in the state of wanting more: improved health, more happiness, more feelings of love, more… This is actually great! It is our purpose as reflections of the ONE eternal being / Creator to love, to express, and to experience. And that, my friends, is a wondrous, illuminating realization.

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ALL in this universe is perfect, we have just become so disconnected in our ways of living and thinking that we believe it all tends towards chaos. Not when you connect to nature, and not when you move into alignment with your highest self.

How you let go of limitations, how you begin creating a life you love, how you start experiencing the ‘impossible’… all begins with the feelings you hold for yourself, the expectations you allow to permeate your belief system, and the integrity you have for yourself and for others in your life.

It all begins is in the mind…

Because all in this universe is energy, your present experience is a direct reflection of your previous thoughts. (Thoughts are energy too, yo!) Luckily you don’t have to take my word for it, you can be the conscious creator of your life (you ARE the only one who can change your experience) and get started with the three steps below.

C’mon friend, it’s time you let go of those limitations and Bloom for Life!

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Steps for Healing:

If you have limited yourself in any way and desire to free yourself from the struggle of ‘not feeling good’ or ‘not being able to attain enough’, here are three starting steps for healing.

1) Make it a priority to take care of yourself.

YOU are special. YOU are worthy of love. Even though you may not believe it right now, I do – and I know some other people do as well.

Give yourself the time, the resources, and the loving support (ask Spirit or the Universe to offer some of this as well in the form of family, social support, etc…) to literally bloom for life.

Eat healthier, take your dog (or children) for long walks in the park, sit in silence in nature, and even splurge on a massage now and again.

How can you be the best you can be if you’re not willing to put in the effort or invite in the love to make it so? Simple answer: You can’t.

2) Change Your Thoughts.

This is where all healing begins – in the mind! You have programmed your thinking patterns to be ones that don’t serve you, and in effect you find yourself out of alignment (easy to tell – you don’t feel good) and wishing to experience more – or different.

The good news? You absolutely can. In fact, it is your right to BLOOM with courage, life, and happiness. This is just the way of the universe.

So begin changing your thoughts by saying positive affirmations each and every day. Sometimes 2-3 times a day – or more! Some examples follow:

“I am worthy.”

“I love and accept myself unconditionally.”

“I am enough; I love my body, I respect myself, and I look forward to growing into an even more beautiful, happy, and wonderful person that mirrors my perfect inner self.”

See? It’s pretty easy. Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. (Thanks Dr. Dyer!) THEN, what is attracted into your life examples your previous thoughts – and that’s where magic begins, because then you have experienced this rule!

3) Do what makes you happy!

You deserve to live a life you love. That is just FACT! And by doing #1 and #2, this becomes so much more apparent (and attainable)

WHATEVER calls to you (what’s your passion?), don’t limit it. If you want to be a professional sky-diver, DO IT. If you want to be a yoga instructor – go get certified!

Take a leap, stay positive, and the Universe will always be that soft, plush, blanket to catch you.

Be intelligent, but more than anything, BELIEVE that YOU – with the force of the almighty Creator who IS you and LOVES you – can do and accomplish anything.

LET GO OF LIMITATIONS, and BLOOM FOR LIFE. You deserve to live a life you love, and it’s time you start ‘feeding’ the positive with new and enlightened thoughts, to create and enjoy everything you deserve.

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Like Jesus said, “Look at the world through the eyes of a child.” Then you will see the majesty, wonderment, and beauty that truly is all.

Much love & Namaste,

Amanda Froelich