Find What Works!
I follow the same advice I give others: be willing to be wrong about everything and make no assumptions. Test things out for yourself. If something’s not working, be willing to experiment with it and let it go if it’s not proving helpful. Once you land on the right combination, stay with it and make small tweaks along the way if necessary. If it’s working, don’t stop doing it until there’s a reason to change. Let sleeping dogs lie. If you haven’t found the right combination, keep searching until you do. Separate fact from fiction. Do you own research. Ask for opinions, but be wary of dogma—there’s a lot of it out there. There are always answers, there are always solutions. Don’t give up until you find them, and don’t get discouraged.
This is especially important if you’re dealing with health issues that aren’t clearing up. If you’re the type of person who thinks about food and gains weight, if you’ve tried a lot of different things and they’ve not worked, or if you’re stuck in your old patterns, it’s time to open up to new ways of going about things.
Letting go of our old ways and blazing a trail into unknown territory can be a little unnerving without an experienced guide. Looking at a map is one thing, navigating the actual terrain on your own is a different matter. It’s like this: everyone would give up the things that aren’t working and implement what does if they knew what to let go of and what to grab hold of. That’s the real dilemma—people don’t know what changes to make, and so they continue to do the same things they’ve been doing…even though they aren’t necessarily effective. Until we know what to do, we dabble in this and that, and ultimately end up about where we started. I’ve done this myself, and I’ve seen many clients do it, too.
I’ve covered the point of finding what works in other posts because it’s such an important and easy one to miss—and because I’ve seen it so many times. I’d go so far as to call it a major stumbling block because it trips so many people up. How do you avoid stumbling out of the blocks and tripping yourself up? You’ve got to find what works. That’s the first thing you do. Letting go of your outdated methods and opinions is easy once you finally figure out what works; it’s even easier when you start feeling better than you can remember having felt before.
Yeah, But How Do I Know If It’s Working?
Which begs the question, “How do you know what works and what doesn’t?” You may not like the answer: you don’t. You don’t and won’t know until you feel the difference for yourself. It’s always an experiential phenomenon. You’ll know when you notice how much lighter, alive and energized you feel. You’ll know because people will want to know how you’ve changed so much and so quickly. You’ll know when your body looks and feels healthier, when your face looks younger, when you’re more positive, when your food cravings are a thing of the past, when you’re losing the weight that you couldn’t drop, when you’re sleeping better and not feeling wiped out during the day. You’ll know when your digestion clears up and your eyes look brighter. Until you begin to notice these types of changes, you can’t know the difference between what works and what doesn’t. You’ve got to experience transformation for yourself, and then you’ll know what you’ve been missing.
We get so used to being only partially alive that we have to go through some degree of an awakening to know what it feels like to be a lot more alive. If you’re dealing with health issues, if you’re in a sour mood a lot of the time, if you can’t see creative solutions to life’s problems, if you’re just getting through the day, the week and just getting through your life, you’re not really alive. A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out. If you’re in a rut, you’re not fully alive. How do you know what works from what doesn’t? You’ll know when you begin to feel more alive than ever, and not a moment sooner.
Filling In The Gaps: A Pathway To Personal Transformation
Getting from point A to point B is a journey many people never complete. Most folk remain stuck at point A their entire lives, never tasting real aliveness. What’s more, when we remain at point A, we have no idea how different life can be at point B. What’s point A? It’s a rut we get stuck in and spend an entire lifetime locked inside. What’s point B? It’s life when you’re healthier than you’ve ever been before. Point B is life when you’re happy, when you’re getting to know and respect who you are and others for who they are. It’s when your life opens up to include greater possibilities on all levels of your existence—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social. It’s when you open up and can’t go back to your old ways, and you can’t believe you once lived in such a small box you called your life.
The healing blueprint is about helping you open up to new possibilities in your life. It’s about getting to point B. It’s about becoming more alive, a lot more alive. It’s about stepping into the life that’s waiting for you beyond point A. The blueprint helps you work through your health issues and broaden your perspectives of what it means to be a person. It helps you see yourself, your life and the world differently. Life at point B is sweet. Now I’ll tell you about point C….