Welcome to this month’s Podcast episode of Relaunch My Life radio in the new Dream Life Diary format.
In this section I share a small snippet or update from my life to share some learnings
Have you ever had the feeling like you have grown so much it’s felt like you’ve lived 4 years in the space of 4 weeks?
Since my last Podcast episode, a lot has changed in my world. I’ve travelled through some deeply powerful spiritual and personal growth that has opened me up and expanded me in so many ways.
It has got me thinking about how time is such a strange concept if you think about.
Time is defined as the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
Time is a measure of non-stop, consistent change in our surroundings, usually from a specific viewpoint. The interesting thing is that you can only view time from your perspective own viewpoint. So when consistent changes you are experiencing or navigating are quickened, time can seem to be illusory and seem like you’ve lived 4 weeks in 4 days.
What’s also fascinating is how some people at certain times in their lives can stay stuck and in the same loops and patterns for years and even decades. Whereas others evolve and change constantly. But people are always changing in what is highest in their values, its impossible not to change. Sometimes we are changing by choice, intentionally and with a direction and sometimes the change is unconscious and not towards the outcomes we desire.
Last week Paul taught his advanced hypnotherapy training and I was honoured to be supporting him during this training. It’s so beautiful for me to really cherish the role of supporting my man during such an intensive and impactful week of learning. I witnessed the students literally evolving and transforming before my eyes. It’s funny, I recognised how much I’ve changed in my role of support. In the past at times, I used to struggle in my role of ‘support’ telling myself stories that I wasn’t doing enough and I should be doing more and my ‘share’. But I now recognise just how important the supporting role is in this stage of my life. And that’s a nice realisation to be able to embrace and enjoy.
So change comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s also in recognising how you handle things you used to struggle with.
So that’s a little update on me and my life.
In this section I guide you through an NLP, Coaching or Hypnotherapy tool to help you apply to your life.
In line with change, I’m going to simply guide you through some thinking processes around the way you use words to help you create an understanding of your sense of connection with the word change.
One of the cornerstones in NLP is about having an awareness of the language you use and sometimes the way you use language can create a sense of ‘stuckness’ in your mind.
Take the word change. The word itself is a concept. ‘Change’ doesn’t exist. In the way a person does or a piece of paper. Change is in fact a process. The process of change, is changing. So linguistically if you can turn the word back into a process it’s more likely you can have a different perspective around it.
When you think of the word change, how do you feel? What do you see? What is change to you?
When you think of the word changing, how do you feel? What is changing in your world right now? What does changing mean to you?
Notice how both words elicit a completely different perspective.
Our words create our world, and this is why Linguistics is the middle name of NLP as our words literally form our perspectives and associations to everything we experience in life. Our thinking processes determine how we feel about things.
Take these statements for a moment.
Change is bad.
Changing is bad.
Change is good.
Changing is good.
We tend to unconsciously label things as good or bad. But in truth, nothing is either good or bad, right or wrong. I like to say, things are either useful or unuseful.
What we filter for with our language, we find. So, be mindful with the words you think and say.
Change can be useful.
Changing can be useful.
These are examples of thoughts you could have.
The way you use your words directs your energy, attention and emotion.
Now listen to this statement.
Think of all the ways you’ve changed in your past usefully. As you reflect on these, you can see that changing is useful. And as you allow yourself to change now, you can use all the change in ways that benefit you in the future in all the ways that matter to you.
How was that?
What’s changing now as you consider this?
Here are 3 journaling prompts for this month based on my theme
SOUL CONNECTION QUESTIONS
In this section I provide some journaling and self-reflection activities:
- What is time to you? What is your relationship to time?
- Consider how much you have grown, evolved and expanded (changed) just in the last few months and even year.
- How can you step outside your comfort zone and help yourself to embrace change even more usefully?
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