Today is the greatest day I've ever known
I've always loved this song by the Smashing Pumpkins. The lyric and melody is beautifully married to an amazing message that I was usually too drunk or high to understand in college. The song was filed away years ago when college life ended and adult life started. Today, as I sit here, writing my blog, I am singing this song, which now has a much clearer message for me than it used to.
Do you remember a time when life just seemed to flow right? This was a time when the river of life was full, and flowed with the gentle breeze from God. Everything seemed to line-up perfectly and your existence and life was simply harmonious. This was a time when your thoughts were aligned with your inner experience, your spirit and God.
Spring is finally here and with the beautiful weather lifting off my heavy winter coat, I decided to take a walk. I plugged into my iphone and strolled along while listening to a CD from Dr. Wayne Dyer. This particular CD was recorded with Katie Byron at a spiritual conference. This session was called "Making your thoughts work". Dr Dyer speaks a lot about the spiritual leaders. In this session, he talks about aligning yourself with your thoughts.
According to Dyer, untruthful thoughts are thoughts that actually weaken us physically, emotionally and spiritually. The question is, have these thoughts been explored and are you living in truth? And how much energy is being used to create things that destroy you?
Dr. Dyer's words came through me like a lightening bolt, turning on the little light inside my head! I thought about my relationship with myself. How much energy am I using to create thoughts that put me down, doubt me, or stress me out? This has been especially true in my relationship with food and my body. I see that I've spent years living with thoughts that simply break me down cell by cell... or rather, they have expanded my waste line fat cell by fat cell!
I've realized that I must align my thoughts and habits to manifest my intention. So, how is this any different than sitting down and setting up practical goals, then simply forcing yourself to behave towards those goals? For me, the difference is in the inner experience. When I feel like I HAVE to behave according to some goal, I immediately set myself up for failure and the cycle of self-sabotage repeats again.
Getting my inner consciousness or sub-conscious to adopt changes in habits is key to long term change. And it seems that it all boils down to the language I use within. This isn't simply positive self-talk. I can talk positive to myself all day but if it doesn't come from a place of true authenticity, then my inner experience is still denied access to the outer experience.
However, if I come to see myself as I really am, right here and now, then it's easy to set myself up for success and allow my inner self to come forward into the light. It all starts with today.
Today, I choose health and vibrancy. I choose to eat foods that nourish me and exercises that keep my body strong. Today I choose to be full of spirit and to be true to myself and God.