I used to tell my story because I was raised to believe it was a representation of who I am.
I used to believe that, but I don't believe it anymore!
I used to share the traumas of my childhood before I understood that those traumas also created beliefs within my mind that reinforced my lack of self-worth.
One of the traumas that created a belief within me was about going hungry. There never seemed to be enough food in our house, in fact most of our food and clothing was donated by the church. That might sound like something to be grateful for but not when you're hungry and the only thing to eat is Lima beans. As a child, I had no idea I was creating self-limiting beliefs based on the abundance or lack of generosity from others.
Our beliefs are created between the ages of birth to about 8 years of age; every belief we have is based on something we were taught as children by our caregivers or how we intuited what our caregivers taught us. As we grow into adults, we bring those beliefs with us into adulthood, without even questioning why we believe them. Until we're exposed to an opportunity to question our beliefs we will live our adult lives making choices based on beliefs we incurred in childhood - whether those beliefs support us or hinder us.
This is how we learn to create our world from the outside in; we learn that the source of our supply is based on people, places or conditions in our life, such as the generosity of others. The generosity of others can include (but certainly isn't limited to) the type of grades you get in school (self-esteem), whether you get the job (self-confidence), accepted into your college of choice (self-image), being accepted by your peers (self-worth) if someone will buy your products or services (self-sufficiency). This type of thinking is how people create their lives from the outside in.
As I understand that abundance in the physical world is an out-picturing of my beliefs, I began to realize how the story that my child-self had created was blocking my flow of abundance. I began to realize how one belief creates another belief because it is the only way for our mind to validate the story.
It wasn't until I learned to "go beyond my story" that I was able to free my mind of the limiting beliefs to make way for the abundance that was waiting to come pouring forth into my life! Thus, I began living and creating my life from the inside out, the vibration of abundance.
I've found that a first step to "Go Beyond Your Story" can be to ask yourself 3 questions:
1. What feeling/belief can I let go of right now?
2. What feeling/belief will I let go of right now?
3. What feeling/belief do I need to hold onto for just a little while longer?
The important thing to remember is HOWEVER you answer these questions, trust that you have the right answer. Sometimes questioning our beliefs can create fear because our mind tells us we're questioning the very foundation of who we believe we are (that's exactly what we're doing but everyone needs to process their thoughts in their own time frame and not according to someone else's). Be kind to yourself. Learn to sit in silence, ask your questions and be open to the answers.
When you listen for the answers to your questions, all you need to do is ask, "what if?" "What if that (awful, sad, traumatic, embarrassing, hurtful) experience does not define who I am?"
So go ahead and share your story; but always be ready to "Go Beyond Your Story" because that's how you create a new belief about who you are and why you're so fabulous, that's when you will free your mind!
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei
During a recent interview, I was asked how I define success. My answer was more about a "FEELING" than a definition.
My definition will vary from other people because I am the only person who can be me! Therefore, what works for me may not work for someone else.
This was my answer, "when I can stand up (and I did suggest that the listeners get their asses off their chairs and try this) and hold my hands up in a wide "V" (as in Victory) and shout, I am an amazing freaking human being! I am awesome. I have had so many successes and so many accomplishments that I continue to amaze myself every time I think about them!"
Some people may think this is an arrogant thing to do, but why are we so hesitant to be loud and proud about what we do? Too often we are so focused on what we BELIEVE success looks like that we spend more time going after the goal than celebrating what we've done.
What good is an achievement if you don't learn to celebrate it and acknowledge yourself for a job well done?
I find that women, especially, are less likely to acknowledge their achievements because they don't see the things they do as achievements; rather, they see them as something to mark off of their "To Do" list and move on.
If you REALLY want to see what success "FEELS" like, make a list of your successes/accomplishments/achievements on a piece of paper and then stand in a "VICTORY" pose with each one of the items on your list and "FEEL" how good it feels to have done that. Emotions are felt in the body and feelings are of the mind - when you can "FEEL" the vibration of each one of your accomplishments, you are giving your body an amazing gift. You are raising your energy which in turn raises your vibration levels. The better you "FEEL" the more you'll feel like doing something else just as fantastic or better!
So instead of living your life based on someone else's definition of success, "FEEL" how successful you already are and keep going. The world is waiting for the thing that only you can share!
Nancy Mueller ~ Empowerment Sensei at www.MasteringYourBeliefs.com
Stand in a Super Hero pose and hear the Universe applauding you. Don't try to turn everything you're feeling around all at once, inch by inch it's a cinch. Set a timer and stand in your Super Hero pose and repeat, "happiness" when the timer goes off, pay attention to how you feel.
One of the most debilitating feelings is a feeling of "powerlessness" - Repeat this every hour if you have to - the point is, inch by inch "You Have The Power To Shift Your Energy from lack to abundance.
If this post resonates with you, please know that I'm holding the highest intention for you today. You may not feel it or believe in it, but you can't see air and I'd be willing to bet it's something you believe in!
Happiness, abundance, prosperity, joy, acceptance, non-judgement, hope, faith; all begin from the "inside / out"
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Nancy Mueller ~ Empowerment Sensei
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SENSEI: (sen - say) teacher; Sen means "before" and Sei means "born." The literal meaning of the Japanese word is "one who is born before"; thus, the one who is born before you is your teacher. This refers less to chronological age (some of my teachers have been young enough to be my children) than to the teacher's wisdom: In spiritual terms he or she is my elder, and thus my teacher.
My Mission: to enjoy my health, know my self, value my wealth and have daily conversations that motivate, inspire and empower others who would like to experience the same.