This week we are going to focus on our Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health...
The mind is a receiver. A GPS system of sorts letting you know who you are, where you are, what you are experiencing, and what opportunities lie in front of you.
The emotions are signposts along the way, letting you know what path you are on.
And the body is simply the vessel with which you can express who you believe your Self to be out into the world.
So what is mental health? Having the ability to keep the mind focused on your next best steps and receiving your higher guidance with grace and ease.
Why do we have such difficulty in focusing the mind and receiving higher guidance?
Because we have all suffered childhood traumas...we have bitten of the fruit from the tree of good and evil, plummeting ourselves into the duality of beliefs, good/bad, right/wrong.
How does that happen? When we were small children something happened. Then we made up that we are alone and unloved. The feeling that attached was fear. And all we ever really want is to be loved and protected.> The something that happens could be anything. Being left alone in our crib to cry. Being yelled at by someone who is angry. The something isn't really important...what is important is what we made up about ourselves because of it.
And that is how the second channel comes to be in our mind. First all we hear is the Voice for God. But the moment we choose to make fear real we begin to hear a second voice that brings that fear to life for us. Call it the ego, Lucifer, lower consciousness, or whatever you like, it doesn't change the fact that it has been activated and is there spouting out nonsense for your listening pleasure.
Some people listen to it non-stop and spend their life wrapped around the axel of fear, unable to move forward towards their heart's desires. Trapped by their own stinking thinking. For some the fear takes such a deep hold and has activated emotion so deep that the frequency of fear begins to change the vibrational frequency of the brain causing problems with neuroplasticity and neurotransmitters, creating the symptoms of some mental illnesses.
And some of these fears come in with people from past life memories. They are not born damaged, they are born remembering the fears and traumas from past lives and they need help releasing them and setting themselves free.
So mental health is really about getting clear about what you choose to listen to. You can choose to listen to your Spirit, the Voice for God, or you can choose to listen to the ego, the voice of fear. The choice is Yours.
Remember...the one thing we brought into this life with us is the freedom to choose. I like to call it the "Free Will Clause". Free Will is your birthright. If you do not consciously choose which channel you are going to listen to then chances are that you are spending a LOT of time listening to the voice of fear. It's telling you things like you're not good enough, that you are broken, unworthy, unlovable, and if people really knew you they would hate you. It says all kinds of mean, horrible things to you. But the really crazy part is...you listen to it!
I mean think about it logically, if someone showed up at your door and said all of those horrible things, you would slam the door in their face. Right?!? So why then do you listen to the crap your ego is throwing at you? I'll tell you why...because you didn't know you had a choice to turn it off! Well, you do! Not only do you have a choice but you have a duty to yourself to exert that choice. Your mental health depends on it.
So how does one go about shutting down the voice of the ego?
Well, that's a bit of a trick question because you created it, and since you created it you believe that it is real, a part of yourself. And your belief that it is real and true is keeping you tethered to it.
So the first step is to recognize that you have other options. What channel would you rather be listening to...? Your Higher Self, God, Holy Spirit, Your Guardian Angel, Your Spirit Guides, a loved one in heaven? You get to pick. And once you pick, you get to give yourself the gift of experiencing what is possible to you by listening to this new channel through meditation. I invite you to join our community and use the short or long version (depending on how much time you have) of the Centering in Love & Light Meditation to enjoy this new experience.
And tomorrow we will explore our emotional health.