The Power of One

The Power of One

Do you look around every day at the life you lead, the people, the places, the faces, the traffic, the inbox, the workload, and wonder is this it? is this it until I die? Apart from the added thrill of a holiday or two, a new sofa, a new dress or a dinner date that you may be looking forward to right now, do you ask yourself, is this as good as it gets for me?

If you have been asking yourself that very question, then how you answer may be the defining factor of whether this really is as good as it gets, or not. If you answer with a resounding no way! then yee ha! it’s a safe bet that you are already on your way to something more. But if you answered that question with yes, this is as good as it gets, and you are not happy with that, then listen up. You may want to throw that limiting ideology in the bin, for good. In fact, there is no may about it, just do it and throw it in the bin right now, because things can start improving instantly and continue to get better.

Something I did not learn until my forties, is that we all have the power within us to create the life we desire. I know from personal experience that if we are feeling powerless, it is very difficult to warm to such an idea never mind accept it. If we have been fed ugly so called truths our entire lives that have subsequently become embedded in our everyday life in the form of our very own thoughts, it can make accepting such a statement of empowerment seem impossible.

I used to believe that I was unworthy and had no value. It was no surprise that I attracted others into my life who also viewed me as unworthy and having no value. When we have ugly beliefs thoroughly cemented in our psyche, we unwittingly show and tell others, ‘hey this is me, this is how I feel about me, you can feel that way about me too.’ And so, we reaffirm limiting thoughts and beliefs again and again with different people throughout our lives. We create more of what we believe to be true. We think limiting thoughts, so we see the awful result of those limiting thoughts. That must surely mean what we are thinking is true. So we think more limiting thoughts, see the awful results, and re-affirm what we think is true…and so the cycle continues.

Now if you have been reading along and seeing yourself in this, stop for a minute. Do you see it? Do you see that we are capable of creating more of what we believe to be true? Well if we can do it so well for the stuff that makes us feel like crap, then we can certainly make it work the other way too. Think about what is going on in your life right now that doesn’t sit well in your emotional body. Maybe you feel ill when you think of something, or someone. Maybe you feel ill going to work or even going home. Perhaps these emotional body issues have even manifested in the physical body with anxiety, sciatica, heartburn etc. What is not sitting well with you? Can you identify it and see how that same feeling, that same emotion or pain is being triggered across relationships and thought patterns?

When you identify the emotion that is being triggered, you can begin to gain an insight into your underlying beliefs. What is the emotion? Why is it showing itself? What thoughts or beliefs are associated with this emotion that stop you from letting it go? Do those thoughts or beliefs serve you or not? If not, why not let them go. Let them go and create space for new thoughts that will propel you into a new day and life.

I used to dread going home when my ex-partner was there. I would postpone it for as long as I could and even then I would drive up the driveway at a snails pace. I would feel sick to my stomach and my heart would palpitate. I came to understand this was because of the emotion of intense fear. The fear was felt because I was completely powerless in the relationship. All my life I had been stuck in the thought process that I was unworthy and of no value. I had had the thoughts, I had seen the recurring results and so it had perpetuated. Then one day, I realised that I could only feel powerless if I gave my power away in the first place. Nobody could actually take it from me. Well that one thought was the spark that ignited action beyond my wildest dreams. I started thinking better thoughts, attracting the right people, circumstances and opportunities into my life and I radically changed it for the better. It didn’t all happen at once, but the momentum ran like wildfire once I accepted that I was powerful and I could create change.

All that is stopping us from creating a better life is a single thought, because thoughts become things. Good or bad, thoughts become things, be that emotions, relationships, or tangible things.

What if today, this very minute you decided to replace just one thought that makes you feel ill, with a good thought, and what if you kept on doing it. Who knows where it could lead to! One thing I know to be true is that we are in control and the Universe always has our back. Now go dust off your cape!