We bring to our day stories and memories from our past. These have been there for as long as we can remember. They are a very big part of who we think we are and how we face our day. How much influence they have depends on the power we allow them to have. If we reflect on our childhood and pick a topic, such as money, marriage, family, friends, sex, or career, we may find that there are recordings that play through your thoughts today. They create images and influence our opinions. Many of our thoughts are the filters through which we process our information and our beliefs. Let’s pick one of the above topics so that I can illustrate. Let’s choose money. Perhaps you grew up hearing, “Money doesn’t grow on trees!” You can imagine then how this would influence your relationship with money today. Maybe you have a bit of guilt when you spend money frivolously or perhaps you have used this recording to support your desire to save. This is not to say these recordings are good or bad. Simply, the impact that they can have on our current day actions and choices is constantly there.
Let’s try another topic. Let’s see what the recordings are for body image. “You should watch what you eat, it goes right to your hips.” “You are a beautiful and healthy person.” “You are clumsy.” Are you hearing some recordings coming through?
Being aware of what we bring to our relationship with self and others is important. Especially if we want to have a better understanding of why we do what we do or think what we think. Many of the recordings influence our relationships, act as a filter and can be a mirror that reflects our world back to us. Having insight to these messages from our past helps us balance our perspective on things.
These messages could have the power to limit us or propel us forward. These messages are not necessarily our truth, but we can give them supremacy and they then rule. We can understand them enough to use them as tools, allow them to be part of the equation in a balanced fashion and make them only one ingredient in the recipe we use to create our day.
These recordings from our past are a big part of who we are, but they do not define us. AND they are manageable you are in control of them and their influence. Become the master of your thoughts and take ownership of the messages they relay to you.
Blessings ~ Lisa
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