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Healing My Limitations

healingAt one point in my life I was a runner. I loved the freedom I felt as I found a steady rhythm that match my music and soul. Not only did I find strength in my body, but I found strength in my mind as I would let go.

One day I experienced a pain like no other pain I had felt. It seemed like there was a knife cutting through the side of my knee. No matter how much I worked at it, I could not run through this pain. 

I spent many years trying different types of shoes, thinking there was a magical pair that would heal my knee. I worked at stretching, interval running, strengthening and so forth. There never was a long term solution, so I simply ‘accepted’ the fact that I was not to run anymore.

My heart has wanted to run so many times, especially now that we live in an area where it is safe to run. Not only is it safe, it is incredibly beautiful.

I have been pondering this knee pain and the limitation I felt it had put in my life. I decided last week that I would return to running, one way or another, I would run again.

It is amazing how Heavenly Father orchestrates our lives. When we have a desire in our hearts, it seems as though life aligns to realize it.

I am now one belt away from earning my black belt in karate. This is has been a journey in and of itself. One of the requirements is running. When I heard this my heart dropped and my body went into ‘you can’t because of your knee’ mode. I felt it so profoundly in every part of me. I felt the power the limitation had over me.

With a background in Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, I ran through all of the scenarios in my mind of this chronic knee pain. I couldn’t find a solution that would work for me. I hate that more than anything, because I feel so trapped.

Today I decided I would get on the treadmill, no matter what. I am not going to let this win. My husband started to challenge my thoughts of being limited by ‘knee pain’. He wouldn’t let me make any excuses or allow anything that resembled limited thinking. He knows just the right buttons to push to get me thinking and moving forward (I will say that as I stepped on the treadmill I had a growl in my head).

As I began to run, I focused my thoughts on healing and strength. I found a gait that was so comfortable, a pace that was perfect and a rhythm that spoke to my soul. I could feel fearful knee pain thoughts creeping in. I decided not to allow them access to my mind, body and soul. As I fought them off, I felt myself relax and enjoy the little journey I was on.

That short little run was one of the most healing experiences I have had. My self-imposed limitations had affected my body to such a degree that I was not able to do something that I truly love. Healing that limitation and turning it into a freedom was so powerful to my mind, body and soul.

Our minds are a gift from Heavenly Father. There is so much power that lies within them…power to become incredible or nothing at all. It is all in how we choose to exercise this power. Today I chose to let it heal me.

Out Of Breath

file8851274473595I am sure we have all experienced days when we feel like we are out of breath the entire day. We run and run and can’t seem to catch up on what we are ‘trying’ to accomplish that day.

For the past few weeks I have experienced this more often than not. It is as though there is something or someone sitting on my chest, making breathing as difficult as humanly possible. I get it, but I don’t like it.

With everything that life hands to us to accomplish, grow from and experience it is very understandable that overwhelmed pokes its head into the windows of our souls. This little guest is just there. Sometimes I find myself shutting down when it comes, other times I find myself in sprint mode….working like mad to get everything accomplished, taken care of, folded, cleaned, shopped for, dressed, showered, exercised, listened to, worked through, and maintained. (more…)

More For Moms

fieldFor over a year my husband and I have been working to find a ‘niche’ to help as many people as we could. With the journey we have been on, we have wanted to use the talents and gifts we have received from Heavenly Father, life and education. We have researched many possibilities, and yet, the answer was so close to home.

My husband is a talented hypnotherapist, teacher and coach. He is so gifted at giving people the opportunity to grow within themselves by overcoming things that have been holding them back. His ability to teach is truly a gift from Heaven, because it comes so naturally to him. He is such a great blessing to me and our children. (more…)

Belief

This is an incredible blog post about belief and the power it has in our lives. I love how he describes both sides of belief. It is a power for good. On the other hand it is a power that can hold us back from everything we want to achieve and become.  It is reblogged from: http://www.hypnotherapyfreemind.com/power-of-belief/

4 Principles of The Power of Belief

The power of belief is a force that is all encompassing in your life. In fact, it is the power behind EVERYTHING in your life. Your level of happiness and satisfaction is directly proportional to your belief. Believe it or not, it is also the power that is behind the things that frustrate you and keep you discouraged. Yes, belief is the driving power fueling just about everything in your life.

Have you ever said that you didn’t believe in something? Maybe someone told you news that seemed impossible? Or that you were not prepared to hear?

I want to share with you a message about belief…

Even when you think you don’t believe, you still do. Let’s peel back the covers on belief a little more and show you how this works. With that realization, you can use this powerful gift in your life to accomplish whatever you choose.

1. Belief Is The Source Of All Power For Good

Belief has two definitions. They are: (1) an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists and (2) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.

You probably have a positive association of the word belief. When I think of belief, I think of things like faith, miracles, and optimism…all of which are positive things. When you are successful in life, it is because you lead with your belief. You believe that the new venture will be successful. You believe that you are going to succeed with your children. You believe that the new opportunity at work will be a good opportunity. You believe that the relationship will work out and be for the greatest good.

As you believe that it will be successful, that is what happens. If you didn’t have the belief that it was going to turn out for your good, you wouldn’t have done it to begin with. Instead of moving forward, you would have done nothing.

Which brings us to the next point…

2. Belief Is The Source Of All Negative Power

While that may seem like a strange statement, it is absolutely true.

You may believe that you are not good enough. You may believe that you are not smart enough, or that events of your past were your fault. You may believe that your worst fears will come true, or that if something bad is going to happen, it will happen to you. You place all of your belief in these negative things and that is exactly what happens.

Your belief ends up being the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy.

You have heard the expression that says whether you think you can or you think you can’t…you are right. I would suggest that you rephrase the statement like this…

Whether you believe that you can or believe that you can’t…you are right.

3. Your Lack Of Belief Is Holding You Back More Than Anything

As my clients come to me for help in changing their behaviors, they find that their lack of belief is holding them back.

The person that is suffering with grief believes that they cannot heal and overcome. The person that needs to lose weight believes that this next diet will end up like the last one…it won’t work. Or, the person that doesn’t allow hypnotherapy to teach them to heal their mind because they believe that hypnosis doesn’t work.

In all of these cases, the lack of belief is keeping you from everything you want.

Think about the people who have achieved great things in life:

  • Christ accomplished miracles through his belief that they would happen
  • Edison believed he could find a way to make the light bulb work in spite of his many previous failed attempts
  • Columbus believed that the world was round in spite of the persecution of everyone else
  • Michael Jordan believed he had more talent than the coach that cut him from the high school team

I could go on for quite some time with more examples and you have examples that mean a lot to you personally. The whole point is that their belief drove them to the success they desired. Their belief allowed them to achieve and succeed in spite of those around them that didn’t want them to succeed.

Belief is the power principle behind success.

4. How Do You Believe When You Feel Like You Can’t?

How do you find belief when everything around you is causing you to doubt? How can you push forward when forces push you back? The key to believing is found in children….

They simply just believe

They don’t allow what they don’t know to shroud what they believe. They believe in Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Boogeyman, and all kinds of things. In fact, if you tell a young child that there are green aliens outside the door, they will believe you.

Their belief powers their actions. It creates a sparkle in their eye. It keeps them moving forward and searching for answers. Their greatest strength is their belief

And that is the irony. There are those that think that belief is weakness. They believe that it is to foolishness to accept and believe in something that cannot be seen. They assume that because it isn’t seen…”it doesn’t exist.”

As a result, those people stay stuck in their life. They don’t think they can overcome their self-limiting thoughts because it doesn’t make sense. They simply believe that believing doesn’t work. What they don’t recognize is that…

Their “unbelief” is still belief

They just believe in a negative outcome. It is the exact same power that people use to believe and achieve great things.

What About You?

With these 4 principles about the power of belief, the question is how are you going to use this? Will you believe to accomplish the great things that you are destined to do? Will you believe that there is healing? Will you believe that there are ways to overcome?

If you find that believing is not possible, then I would recommend hypnotherapy. It will help you eliminate those self-limiting thoughts so that you can believe again.

The power of belief is always active in your life. The true question you have to ask yourself is “What do I believe in?”

I believe in you. I watch people use this power to overcome fear, become “good enough”, control pain, lose weight, stop smoking, and completely transform their lives. Belief is the power that will set you free. It will help you accomplish your life purpose…your highest good.

These 4 principles of belief will determine your end result.

Great things have never been accomplished by believing less. The solution is to believe more.

Undaunted

This morning I woke up feeling truly grateful for the incredibleDSCN1076 husband I have been blessed with. He is simply amazing.

For over a year I have watched him fight relentlessly against a foe that has neither face nor form. One that would steal all that he is if he allowed it. And yet, he does not.

I have never seen someone work so hard to become who he is meant to be. It is a lesson that I strive to take within my heart and one I pray that our children will understand. His deep desire to simply be the best he can is inspiring to all who are blessed to know him.

There is not a day that goes by that he is not learning, moving forward. If he is faced with a problem that he is not currently able to solve, he finds a way to do it. It is impressive to see the amount of knowledge he has gained and is able to share with others. He is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever seen. It is beautiful to watch him break down what he knows and allow another to find what they are searching for.

I have watched him find healing as he has been blessed to help others. He sees the best in those around him and can bring it out with a few simple words. From a distance, I have seen people come to him who are defeated, broken and lost. I have watched them leave victorious, whole and found. It is like witnessing small miracles. He is a healer.

I know there are moments within that he does not feel like he can take another step. Yet, in spite of it all, he gets up and moves forward. He is the strength of our family. He is my rock.

I am in awe of how undaunted he is. I am blessed to be his.

Barefoot Healing

A few weeks back I did a great job injuring my ankle….black, blue, green and huge are great descriptive words. Can I say I truly dislike being injured? There is nothing fun about it. One thing I have DSCN1171learned is how much I appreciate being well and whole.

After this injury, I decided I could not stop working out daily. This is to protect my family as well as my sanity. Working out to me is purpose, cleansing and challenging. I need this at least 6 days a week. It is necessary to my survival. Unfortunately I could not put on my shoes. Fat ankle = fat foot. (more…)

The River

file0001978463429Tonight as I was kissing my sweet girl goodnight, I turned on her sleep music. It is a spiritual playlist. It creates a wonderful feeling in her room as she is falling into that wonderful world of sleep. One of my favorite songs came on, The River by Meredith Andrews. She has a beautiful voice that enables this message to travel to my soul. (more…)

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