It really is that simple. I create my world.
Stop. Think about it.
At one point in my life, I believed I was a ninja or a martial artist. I acted that out. I learned about it. I thought about it constantly. Perhaps I only reached a childhood level of that skill, but I still was a young, blossoming martial artist.
At one point in my life, I believed I was a football player. I did all the things a football player does and my environment changed into a football oriented one. I was successful to an extent.
One time, I believed I could physically overpower a bull. A 900 lbs BULL! I believed I could and so I did.
Quite simply, I said, "I am..." And then that reality happened.
I have and still do believe that I am a health and wellness professional. I am a healer. I walk the walk and talk the talk. So that's what I do. That's what I think about. That's what I learn about. That's what I act on. I am that.
I've believed some bad things too. I believed alcohol was just a part of who I was. I also believed that I was flawed and self-destructive behavior was just who I was. Yikes. Guess what? That happened too. I believed I could hurt people and break hearts. I believed I could do anything regardless of consequences. That happened too. I set my mind upon it. I created the reality.
I've got a lot more examples, but the point is that whatever I set my INTENTION upon, that is what happened.
What are you setting your intention on?
The I in SIMPLE is simply; I am, what I say I am. I am my intention. My environment is my intention.
Here are some positive things that I've said, "I am," in my life:
A good father
A good teammate
A good partner
A good lover
Here are some negative things that I've said, "I am," in my life:
The life of the party (not in a good way)
A victim of circumstance
A product of divorce
Not (insert adjective ie. "good") enough
It's simple. I believed it. I created my environment around that belief.
No matter which thing I was setting my intention upon, the positive news is that I was simply having a life experience. I was figuring who I like being and who I do not like being. I have the gift of free will so I get to choose the world I want to live in.
I have had many life experiences that taught me a lot of important lessons. I believe there is nothing more valuable than our experiences.
There is nothing I have that is more valuable than my experience.
No material item is worth more than experience. Not money, not cars, not houses, or anything else contains such rich value.
Here is where I've gone wrong though. I lived in the past constantly. I defined myself by my past and I kept recreating it in my present and future. Simply, I wasn't learning the lessons, I was reliving them everyday.
The magic happened when I realized I could look at the past, learn from it, and say, "I am moving on to a better belief, better choices, and a better life." I stopped criticizing myself about my mistakes and owned them. I wiped off the disgusting qualities of the experience and underneath was a valuable gem that I put in my pocket for future use. The great things I've done and the beautiful experiences were there too.
Whether you believe it to be true or not true, you're absolutely right!
One phrase I really do not like at all is, "I can't." It's very different than saying, "I won't."
I can't do it. You're right.
I CAN DO IT! You're right.
I don't believe it. You're right.
I DO BELIEVE IT! You're right.
If you believe you can, but don't know how, learn. If you need a guide, I'm happy to help. There are many guides out there to get you out of the past and into the present. There are many resources out there that can help you start believing in yourself and your ability to create a new reality for yourself without hurting anyone.
It's simple. Just say, "I am...," and repeat it until it's your life.
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