We are what we Eat (Hear, Read, Watch, Think and Say)
That old saying your mom used to tell you to get you to eat your veggies, “you are what you eat”, is completely true. If you fill your body with junk food and unhealthy substances your resulting health will match. But the sentiment really goes so much further than the food we eat. Our lives are a direct reflection of everything we ingest; the words we hear, whether from our own mouths/brains or another’s, will make an imprint on our soul and shape our existence. If your life is not going how you would desire, maybe you are feeding your soul “junk food”.
It starts right from birth, we hear people saying words all around us and those words form the energy of our environment. Anybody who grew up in a home filled primarily with negative or angry words knows the profound affect they can have on your subconscious beliefs. Conversely, growing up in a positive, loving home will also have an effect on your subconscious beliefs. Neither situation is a guarantee to a life filled with your dreams, but it is much easier to manifest your desires if you hold positive subconscious beliefs based in love and light.
Even the most seemingly innocent clichés and sayings can be harmful. For instance, my parents always used to say things like “money does not grow on trees’ or “we’re not rich ya’ know” when I’d ask them to buy me something. Of course, since this is their unconscious belief, I have watched them struggle with their finances my entire life; never quite having the security they’d like because of their “take what you can get” attitude about the flow of money. I recently noticed I had been repeating the pattern in my own life, saying a lot of statements like “we can’t afford that right now” or “we may not be rich but we are blessed”. I was clinging to what I was taught and repeating it for my own kids to learn from me. I now have replaced those types of negative statements with “let’s save for that item and purchase it soon” or “we are blessed and have plenty of money to share and spare”.
Limiting beliefs of scarcity are based in fear and words that support them must be avoided. Whether it’s in your head or out loud, what you say or think will absolutely manifest in your life. And we do it so easily; daily I hear many people say various forms of the following :”I’m tired”, “I do not have time to work out”, “I hate grocery shopping”, “I’m broke”, ________ is a pain in my butt”, “my ______ bothers me”, “I don’t like ______”, “I can’t________” and so on to infinity. If you tell the universe how negative your reality is; that is exactly what you will get more of. Negativity always breeds more negativity; fortunately the same is true for positivity.
Changing our speech and thoughts to positive terms and affirmations will change our lives; all you have to do is break any habits of negativity. It’s as simple as replacing “can’t” with “can” or “don’t” with “do” and finding positive phrases to replace frequently used negative clichés. For instance, I was known around my house to constantly say “I’m tired” and I have replaced it with” I have had a very fulfilling day and would like to rest now”. My family is committed to helping each other by pointing out all of our various negative statement habits and finding positive replacements to ensure positive results.
We must also be careful with our choices of entertainment. Songs, television programs, video games and movies with negative or violent themes can have an adverse impact upon us; especially if they are ones we watch, play or listen to often. As a mom, one area that is of great concern to me is the way in which my children spend their time. We do not watch the news, we do not play violent video games, and we do not listen to songs with hateful lyrics. I tell my kids I love them enough not to give them junk food, and that goes for their bodies as well as their souls.
Becoming aware and making changes to move to a more positive perspective will have a huge bearing in not only your life, but on the world. We emit the energy that envelops our lives; when your life is filled with mostly negative experiences, that is the energy you send into our universe. When you experience mostly positivity in all aspects of your life, you will send positive energy into the world. This is especially important when faced with news of a global crisis or tragedy. Often, when we hear of dire circumstances, we automatically want to express our concern with sad, negative words; although we do this from a place of love, it will only add to the problem. Instead, we should focus our words and thoughts on a positive resolution or sending love to those directly affected; this will ensure that we do not add negative energy but send only positive, loving energy.
Recently, there have been many news stories about the protests in Greece and across Europe over the economy and I have noticed the reaction of most people is usually either anger or fear. Anger towards governments because of what has happened in those countries or fear that it will happen in their own country. Neither of those reactions is positive and they will only add to the negativity of the situation. That type of thinking supports a mentality of scarcity; that money is in limited supply and we are each entitled to our share of it. Feeling entitled to anything removes personal responsibility for manifesting it and essentially our freedom to create it. Money is limitless and so is the flow of abundance and prosperity; negative thoughts about it being limited will only serve to make it so in your life. No matter what your opinion of the situation, the conditions of any economy should not be spoken of in a negative fashion. It is best to speak positively about local and global economies despite current circumstances, helping to heal them by not adding to the negativity and avoiding those limiting beliefs from becoming your own reality.
A wise teacher of my son once said, the words we say and hear enter our ears and rest in our hearts; they can fill our hearts with love or fill our hearts with hate. Negativity is not love so why put any pessimistic words into the universe that could enter into a single heart. Why allow your ears to hear garbage as a way to pass the time. Although it may seem like no big deal to watch a newscast filled with stories of crime and corruption or to play a video game with the objective of killing others or to watch a movie with more fight scenes then love scenes or to listen to a song about hatred; remember that each impression we see or hear fills our hearts and touches our souls in ways we cannot imagine and can no longer ignore.