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Direction—NOT REJECTION! #startingover #gettingrejected #jobloss

One of my favorite affirmations is “Rejection is God’s Direction!” Just guess how long it took me to remember this affirmation when was I going through a pity-me moment? Almost five minutes! That’s right. My mind was so wrapped around the past, I couldn’t come out of myself and my hurt to see straight or to remember anything positive. Have you ever had one of those moments?

You have probably heard the affirmation: “When God closes one door, God opens another!” I believe this loving statement of truth as well. But, I couldn’t even think of it in the moment I needed it most. So, how are we to encourage ourselves out of a malaise of negativity when our own minds stymie our cognitive thought process to the point where it cuts off the very part of the brain that should be guiding us back to health? That is a very good question and deserves further investigation.

Without getting too deeply into the processes of the brain, you basically can’t be in the watchful side of the brain if your mind focuses solely on the past and your own personal hurt. To stay in the past and try to reorganize or imagine what you could have done differently, you must be in the cognitive or deductive side of the mind.

When I began to realize I needed to take my own advice and use self-soothing to get out of my despair, the first thing I did was begin to watch my breath. From there, I began to imagine watching myself from the perspective of the ceiling. I saw a human being human standing in the shower, crying. My first realization was not judgment. I simply realized the circumstantial place in which my human self stood. I began to say to myself, “Look. You have suffered a few losses this month. Your partner left you on Valentine’s day. You are concerned about your mother’s health. Your best friend moved away on Monday. Your humanness is grieving, as it probably should. That’s okay.”

In that moment of nonjudgement, I was amazed at how quickly I began to hear the affirmations of old come back to me. “This isn’t rejection, Bo. This is God’s direction.” My self-soothing could begin now that I wasn’t in the part of my brain functioning in emotion. So, to care for yourself, you must learn, through meditative practice, to get to the part of the mind that observes your Ego and humanness without judgement, much like standing atop a bridge at looking below at the water way.

The water way represents your mind. The fish swimming beneath you are your thoughts. If you are atop the bridge, you can easily separate yourself from the fast current and barrage of negative thoughts, because you are not swimming in them.

If you need help finding this nonjudgmental, observer mind, call me for help. I can teach you how to move from those looping negative thoughts and give you new hope. Bo Sebastian, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, and Yogi. 615-400-2334.
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Giving Up Your Story

You may be asking yourself, “What exactly is my story?”

Let me give you an example: A woman grew up in a poor, two-horse town. She never had more than two nickels to her name. She married young and had four children. Each of her children had huge psychological issues. As she is now 55, she has little to do with any of her progeny. She is on her fourth marriage and is in the process of divorcing the current husband. She still is driven by lack and sees herself as a failure.

This my friend is a sad story, but a story nonetheless! For this woman to get psychologically well and see a clear vision of a future that isn’t a repeat of the past, she has to rewrite her story and give up the old one.

If you keep telling yourself things like, “I’ll never have more money than my bills come to at the end of the month,” or “I get sick so easily,” or “I’ve never been one to hold on to a man,” you probably will continue to attract the same stories to your life again.

The key to finding your prosperous self and live a magnificent life, first, is to let go of the heavy anchor called “your story.”

Let’s make God be a big ocean. If you have the heavy anchor of your past tied to the dock, do you imagine that you could sail into better waters? If you cut yourself loose but still have the anchor, do you imagine you could float freely? If you release the anchor completely and let the boat sail without steering it, do you believe that you could end up in a better place?

The ocean in many ways has always signified the power love and energy of God. When I’m down, the fastest way to pick myself up is to visit a beach. The utter vastness of God and the power of the waves always send me to a place of appreciating the grandiose nature of God in me and acting through me.

I have traveled many roads in life. When I let myself be steered by Spirit and listen to the call of the wind for direction, I am more likely to sail toward a place of peace and auspicious wonder than I am if I stay stuck in one place.

The power of letting go of your old story is significant. Think about a vessel of water such as a bottle or glass. Can it be filled if it is already full? Absolutely not.

One must empty the vessel of old water to fill it with new pure water.

To begin this process of emptying of the old, take some time to see what you have been telling yourself lately. Do you have anxiety about your bank account? Are you telling yourself you’re not pretty or handsome enough to have a mate? Have you been sharing things about others you should keep to yourself? All of this mess is your old story.

Get rid of it and let God fill you with magnificence daily. I try to empty my human vessel every day to give room for spirit to live through me—as me. If I plan too much, I can also impede the process of being an open conduit for spirit.

Life is about abundance now. Every where I look is God and the opportunity to be a part of a greater, stronger, more abundant life!

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Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and Life & Health Coach, available for private sessions to QUIT SMOKING, Lose Weight, New Lap-Band Hypnosis for Weight Loss, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-400-2334 or www.bosebastian.com. FOR COMMENTS: Go to the Bo Sebastian link under the title and there is a place there to create a comment. Thanks.

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