This picture is of me in the doctor's office. I injured both of my shoulders almost a year ago. I'm huge on holistic practices and healing yourself naturally. I pulled out Louise Hay's book "You Can Heal Your Life" to see what was really going on with my body.
Her philosophy is that everything has to do with our thought patterns and limited beliefs. When I looked up shoulders, it stated the probable cause as: “Shoulders: Represents our ability to carry out experiences in life joyously. Injuries: We make life a burden by our attitude”.
Our attitude meaning our mindset, thought patterns and limited beliefs. She basically told me that I was stressing too much and making life a burden. Carrying all of this on/in my shoulders, I found out that I was causing them to be tense at all times, which in turn restricts blood flow and causes weakness.Yikes!
It was a straight reality check! I needed to recalibrate my mental state, relax and enjoy life instead of trying to force the outcomes of the goals I set. So for the past year, I have been in rehabilitation mentally and physically.
The new thought pattern she suggested was "I choose to allow all my experiences to be joyous and loving" (in all areas of life). I was like oh ok, so, moving forward I will continue to set goals, but be open to how the journey unfolds and enjoy the process, got it!
I mean, I’m a planner, in my notebooks, you will see steps 1, 2, 3 accompanied by a, b, c under each…Ha! Don’t get me wrong, planning is a great thing, but release the outcome, be open to opportunities on the journey that may, or may not be in your “notebook”. I wanted those steps to play out so bad that I carried that stress in my shoulders and made them susceptible to injuries…no good!
Listen, we only have one body and one mind. This year, I’m doing a lot of things different, strengthening my body to become stronger than ever, changing my thought patterns and redefining my definition of “success”. Through prayer and affirmations, I choose to allow love, joy and peace into every area of my life..and you should do the same!
Here is the link to Louise Hay's book - You Can Heal Your Life
With So Much LOVE,