You are what you say you are!

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right” – Henry Ford

These are very wise words and going in to the new year, they may just be the words that could make the hugest difference in your life. Already people have expectations of what 2010 has in store for them. What are you saying about the year ahead? Will it be the best year ever, will it be more of the same, will it be a year of hardship or a year of love and abundance. In 2010 will you survive or thrive?

In ThetaHealing®, Vianna Stibal teaches us about the power of our words and thoughts. When we are in a Theta State we are able to manifest things into our life at an ever quickening rate. Of course it is only us that sees things as good or bad, so maybe we need to be more cautious and focussed on what we want.

Have you ever noticed that when people say that they are bad at something, they generally are. Take for instance the person that you meet that says “You’ll have to excuse me, I am really bad at remembering names, so I will probably forget yours.” Well, I was a little like that a few years ago. When I was in the midst of depression, I used to say I had the memory of a goldfish… oh, look a rock… oh, look a rock… and so it goes on. Pretty funny, maybe now but certainly not at the time. I had lost a lot of my cognitive ability and I was going through one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. During my discharge from the Military, I had to fill out forms, and complete heaps of complicated processes that if I did them wrong, my future entitlements would be wiped, and subsequently were. I was told that I had no future and that I would always have depression. I was being discarded with little to no help or hope. Not a great outlook for a woman in her mid 30’s.

I remember hearing the quote by Henry Ford one day and its words started a great shift within me. Could it be that simple? I stopped saying that I was depressed, I started to say that I was great at remembering names, and slowly started to reassure myself that my memory was reliable. I had been saying that it felt like my brain had gone away on a holiday. I remember the day my brain came back, it was such a joyous occasion. I actually felt smart again. I completely changed what I said about myself.

During the year after I was discharged from the Army, I studied Neuro Linguistic Programming, I studied with Doreen Virtue and I was well and truly on my path with ThetaHealing® by becoming a Practitioner. Last year I became the first ThetaHealing® Master in Australia and this year was awarded a ThetaHealing® Certificate of Science. All of the courses I funded myself with no assistance from the Military. I knew that my recovery from depression laid within re educating myself, and it has. Each course I complete provides me with the means to recreate my life the way I want to live it. Not too bad for a woman with no future. One of my biggest triumphs is that I now teach people how to use these very tools that have saved my life.

Another insight on being what you say you are, is the idea that people have of being a “survivor/survivour”. Anyone who knows me would know that I love the show called Survivor, but that is as far as things go. How many people do you hear that are Cancer survivors, Abuse survivors etc? For as long as they say that they are a survivor, that is all they will ever be. I am not a Depression survivor. I refused to cap my true potential at that level, I want to thrive and that is exactly what I am doing. What words do you use to describe yourself that are capping your true potential?

These days I have a great memory, I am great at math, I am free of depression, I am an awesome ThetaHealing™ Teacher and practitioner and I am abundant in all areas of my life. Even in my “trying” moments I am exactly what I say I am, so if I am not enjoying my experience I change what I am saying about myself. Thanks for reading,

Love, Light, Laughter and Learning,

Pauline Longdon xxx

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