For many people as they get older they experience what they perceive as ‘symptoms’ of getting older, such as some aches and pains, gaining a little weight, perhaps less energy than what they were used to. As a result, they start to filter their experiences with something synonymous to “I am getting old(er)”.
That in itself is not a bad thing but when you have a belief filter such as “I am getting older” and associate that with decline, plus if you filter everything else through that, then you are asking for trouble.
Even activities that you are capable of doing, if you process them through the generalised filter of “I am getting older” globally throughout your life, you unnecessarily ask yourself questions such as “Can I still do that?” and “Am I still capable of doing that?” and limit yourself.
Your energy about easily doing those activities gets tainted with a mixed energy. It is no longer the fresh exciting exhilaration of being alive and flowing your energy to that which pleases you the most. Instead, at least partially, it is a focusing of your energy on limitations and incapabilities.
And what you focus on, grows in your awareness and experience (Law of Attraction).
It’s not just when people have symptoms that they create this filter for themselves but perhaps when they pass a milestone age, such as 30, 40, 50, 60 etc. Or how about when someone remarks to you “You’re getting old” or something is because “It’s age.”
All of these can be enough for someone to adopt a belief filter of “I’m getting old(er)”. That in itself is not a bad thing because in truth in every moment you literally are ‘older’. But the problem is when most people take on the filter (belief) of “Getting old(er)”, they generalise their life through it and they look for indicators of their decline.
And of course as you look for something – you find it! You get more confirmation and validation and now you have a negative spiral going on.
As you progress through life it may serve you more in choosing to not see your life or body as in ‘decline’ or ‘aging’ but instead realising you are entering different phases of your life which will have different characteristics.
People get so preoccupied with what they perceive as declining in some ways that they forget their increasing capabilities and experiences in other ways.
Aren’t you now more experienced, wiser, intelligent and perhaps even more creative than before? (Including perhaps in having read this piece!)
So the emphasis should be in what ways are you better, more experienced, more advanced, stronger and so much more! It is about growing THIS belief filter and withdrawing your energy from others that disempower you.
If you genuinely do this, your life will transform quickly.
In what ways you are better, stronger, more experienced, wiser, progressed? Share your thoughts in the comments below!