Perception: Crisis or Challenge
By: Janet L. Hall
I believe it was last week when I caught John Stossel doing a
talk on ABC's 20/20, "The Big, Bad Bailout"
(http://abcnews.go.com/2020) and it sounded
intriguing to me so I watched.
He began by telling us how the government and most politician's
continually remind us that we (the nation) are in crisis and that
virtually every industry, agency, and household is in trouble.
Now I'm not one to debate politics, nor do I want to with you.
What I'm leading up to is your personal situation and how you
choose to perceive things.
I personally feel the word challenge is better fitting then the word
crisis. The word crisis indicates disaster or catastrophe, where as
a kinder word might be something like predicament, quandary or
jam. When we look at the word challenge, the meanings are to
confront, be brave, and face up to. The words we choose and
our politicians and news people use can have a great impact on
you unless you choose not to buy into their words and emotions.
Unless you choose a different perception.
So now let's look at your personal situation which might involve
some challenges - things that you want to be brave about, face
up to and do something about - having to do with clutter.
Perhaps you have some debt clutter, body clutter, space clutter,
brain clutter, job clutter, kids clutter, or spouses clutter.
Figuring out how to best face/fix your personal challenges in and
of its self might be your first challenge. Where to begin or how to
First let's break all those clutter challenges down into two areas
so it isn't so overwhelming and identify the categories that come
under each area. We'll have Person Clutter and Place Clutter.
Any worry or anything you are having a challenge making a
decision about how to handle or "fix"; brain clutter (negative
thoughts and worries), debt clutter, body clutter (health and
weight), speech clutter, kids clutter and spouses clutter.
Any space; floor, surface tops, drawers, filing cabinets, closets
or rooms that are filled with clutter or "out of control".
Okay let's get started by working on speech and brain clutter
first. As my dear friend Paula says, "Are you willing to make the
shift in your consciousness..."? Meaning are you ready to learn
how to shift and change the way you think, feel, and speak of
your challenges and your life?
Are you ready to release the negative talk, to release any anger
or fear, to release frustrations and impatience, to release any
judging and prejudices, and to release the old beliefs?
Are you willing to make the discoveries about your clutter and
take the actions to saying yes to your life"?
The words you think and say and the emotions you feel have a
strong impact on your life and for that matter for those around
you. Not only do they influence you and your future, they
influence all the people near and dear to you.
Let me give you some examples:
When you say "I need more money."
You are projecting and experiencing lack, or not enough.
Say "I have all that I need."
When you say "I have too much cr* ap".
You are projecting and experiencing that what you do have has
no value to you or others. You are verbally ditching the stuff you
have brought into your home.
Say " I have an abundance of items that have value to others I'm
willing to release, share and pass it forward".
When you say "I feel like a prisoner in my own home".
You are projecting and experiencing that you have no control
over yourself or your home and you are unable to move around,
leave, or invite others over.
Say "I have all the freedom I need, I can move effortless
through my home and I welcome others to my space ".
When you think, say, or feel lack, feel unfulfilled, or talk your
negative talk you are inviting that very thing into your life, into
your experiences, and into your reality.
So it is when you think, say of feel abundance, feel fulfilled, and
use positive talk, you are inviting that very thing into your life, into
your experiences, and into your reality.
It's called the Law of Attraction. What you ask for comes to
you. What you think about comes to you.
When you begin to understand your emotions, you'll begin to
understand your thoughts and be able to change your perception,
your focus and your words to a more positive point of view.
Pay close attention to your words, thoughts and emotions for the
next week and see how you can change the negative into the
positive. Once you begin to change your words and emotions
towards your life you will begin to see miracles happen, you will
begin to see a shift in your life and those around you.
Remember "Life is a Full-Time Job; You Cannot Fail Unless
You Quit" (c).
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