A note from firstname.lastname@example.org for Wednesday September 2, 2009
Good day all and welcome to the midweek point.
So, here we are at the start of the final 1/3rd of 2009. The world has taken some significant turns for you already this year, and yes, you can still reach those intentions and desires you set for yourself back in January.
Oh, you may just be thinking that your dear writer here might just be a bit wonky, but I'm not. It has been proven by people tons smarter than I, that you can absolutely fullfill your dreams and desires in 1/3rd of the time you might otherwise think they would take. Pay close attention to that one!
Today we feature yet another new contributor who clearly focuses on...
by Rita Ballard
It really IS all about you. The world DOES revolve around you. At least YOUR world does.
If you do not pay attention to your own needs, desires, and inner feelings, then you will be unable to meet the needs of anyone else. How can you possibly give to someone else that which you don't possess for yourself?
You are unique. There is no one else exactly like you. That, in itself, makes you a special person. Within you lies the potential to become and create whatever kind of world you desire; of course, it works conversely, too. You have also created things that you DON"T want, just by focusing on them. Until you learn how to tap into this power and control your own world, you cannot be very helpful to others. It has to start with you.
This is not a selfish point of view, but a very practical and logical one. When we give to others and ignore our selves, we end up adding extra baggage to our loads in the form of resentments, anger, hurt, lack of confidence, and generally causing ourselves unnecessary pain.
It's never too late to begin to care about yourself, no matter what has happened in your life. Esteem is an inside job, and you have total and exclusive access to what you have inside of you. No one can change those innermost feelings, emotions, and beliefs except you. What power that can turn out to be!
Anytime you need to reinforce your sense of personal power, do this:
Close your eyes and breathe naturally. If it helps, play some soothing music in the background. Get comfortable.
Visualize all tension flowing out of your body. See it moving down from the top of your head, down your face, neck and shoulders. Imagine that it flows down your arms and out your fingertips. See it moving down your chest, hips, and into your legs. Visualize it flowing down your legs, into your feet, and out the ends of your toes.
Now, allow your mind to bring forward a memory of a time when you were feeling very confident, very powerful, in full control of your life. Once that memory is present, step into it and feel the strength of those emotions as if it were happening right now. Notice how great you feel. Once you can feel that sense of confidence and personal power very strongly, press your thumb and index finger together.
Begin to slowly return to normal awareness, knowing that anytime you need a confidence boost, all you have to do is press your thumb and index finger together, and you will be instantly flooded with those powerful feelings.
Rita Ballard, C.Ht. has her office in Chehalis, Washington. Rita uses Ericksonian methods, combined with a holistic approach that the body, mind, and spirit need to work together in order to create change. Her goal is to expand individual awareness in a changing world. You may contact her at 360-736-2000 or by sending an email to email@example.com. Please visit the website: http://www.RitaBallard.com for more information.