I got sick. My friends say I get sick a lot. It doesn’t make sense to me. I am so conscious about my life. I eat well, get the prescribed amount of sleep, I balance my life with meditation, prayer, work and family (not in that order necessarily) and I pay attention to my thinking, focusing on what is right in my life. I write in my gratitude journal often and I spend time daily, in spiritual prayer. Well, here I am sick, again! What am I missing?
Reflecting on the paragraph above, the clue is in the writing. Look at all the things I do! Follow through each line until you arrive at the third to last sentence, where I talk about “spending time”. I have noticed I have a significant obsession with time. Prosperity classes have taught me that, in our culture, after money, time, and it’s lack of supply, is what we obsess most about.
I love Louise Hay’s first little book, Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them.
I have this nagging minor symptom that I thought I would do some prayer work around. Why not? Just the other day, I propped my sick self up in bed, and surrounded with books and pens, I looked up the condition in Louise’s book and noticed a pattern emerge. The apparent “cause” of my condition is “fear of deadlines” and the affirmation I can choose to use is, “There is time and space for everything I want to do.”
I started to pay more attention to my everyday language, and in the period of about 2 hours I caught myself using lack of time as an excuse, three times. To double up the trouble, in the first paragraph, I even put money and time in the same sentence. Think about it. How do you ‘spend’ time? Is it expendable? We treat it like it is.
I began my new journey with this clear awareness and I pay closer attention to what I am saying to people. I ask friends and family to point out the errors of my words when I slip into old verbiage. Rephrasing what I want to say can be a challenge. For instance, last night, I told a group, “I can’t do a children’s program and an adults program because they are held at the same time and I can’t be in two places at once.
Right away I saw what I was saying and recognized I was blaming time for my circumstance. So I repeated myself in a new way.
“I choose to do the adults program and am so grateful to have attracted the perfect people for our children’s program. I used to teach children; now I teach adults.”
I took away the excuse, claimed my power in the decision that I have made, and allowed the universe to fill the position with someone else, equally or better qualified. Guess what? No stress for me! A whole new approach to how I look at things.
It’s a subtle difference; simplistic, and hardly seeming necessary, but I advise you not to underestimate the power of words and thoughts. My cold, came and went in record “time”. The first day was hard, but by day four I was totally back to normal! Yea for me!
You can do this too. It is easy to learn how.