The brain stores mini pictures, snap shoots taken, recorded and played back on our “big screen” called the mind. These images create holographic representations, reminders of good times and bad.
Each picture contains a story and we are the main character. Depending on the emphasis, positive or negative, that our mind attached to the picture will determine how we, the main character, show up each time the picture is brought back to our mind.
In other words our automatic response to any situation in life comes from how we have defined that picture. We will always act the same unless a conscious change is made.
Success comes from living a “real” life. Living in the present, free from stepping back into old, past situations. Freedom from the old pictures the mind has created. Freedom from playing the parts that have become scripted and rehearsed.
Living up to date, living real, is just as important as keeping your eyes alert and on the road while driving. You would never drive on a fast moving highway, steering your car from a snap shot that was taken 5 minutes earlier. You just wouldn’t do it. How could you? The location of the cars around you would be totally different. Your picture would not be accurate.
Navigating through life from mental pictures of the past, occasionally living in their shadows will never steer you in the right direction.
Personal development, the ability to change, living from your perfect blue print, knowing your purpose, all come from keeping your mental daily photos current, up to date and in the “real” present.
Witnessing the miracle of change is what I love most about my work. Seeing their eyes light up, or hearing their voice ring clear as they discover their solution. Their mind opens and an updated picture is created… their new holographic image.
A client this past week expressed her desire and goal, to stop living silent, to come out from being invisible and find the way to feel confident about her self. To “feel good in her skin” is how she described it. To feel comfortable around people, opening herself up to develop lasting friendships. She longed to feel joy in life, and rekindle her desires and dreams.
“Yet there is always this dark wall blocking, she went on describing to me, “that I have had for so long and have only been able to tear down partly, but it never has completely gone away.”
I proceeded coaching her as she traveled the path of self discover. A few more questions.. and then she paused and I noticed the light in her eyes becoming as bright as flood lights. She found herself speechless as she discovered that an experience over 50 years ago, when she was just 3 years old, had put up so strong a wall that it had been keeping her barred from the world until that moment.
This was the picture, wielded in her mind, that kept her re-living an ancient no longer true story.
She saw herself as this little girl. She had just gotten up from a nap feeling alone and somewhat abandoned. She stood crying by the back door as she look longingly at her parents, who unaware of her situation were busy working in the garden. She was stuck and had no way of getting to them.
Once we created a living picture, one that her mind totally understood, the scene changed, a healthy snap shot developed and the wall came tumbling down.
I asked her to create a representation of this new picture. One that gave her permission to open the door and walk out into the world completely Free.
I was totally touched, listening in awe and wonderment as she began to describe her positive change. She was ready now to participate more actively in real life. I could tell as I listen to her describing it beautifully in her picture story.
This will not have the same impact for you that it was for her, yet this story now gives her a living affirmation to begin a new focus in her life. Her picture story: “I can fly out of the ordinary, crossing over from black to the open. Blossoming, having the hope that I can do this, yet knowing that I will be helped by the Angels, Universal Law. Unlocking all doors to grow, shine and live free without barriers. Celebrating life to the fullest potential. Welcoming all people in to my life, providing me with health, activity and joy.” WOW! I always am stunned at the beauty of people’s creations.
See and Listen to the beautiful story this woman created visually in her mind as I read it with the pictures.