Perspective is reality. What you think and feel about yourself will manifest physically and affect all your relationships.
I remember a client I trained back in Hawaii. She had the worst posture, chest caved in, shoulders rolled forward. She was tall, slender, a beautiful woman, but her self-image was held captive by unforgiveness towards her father. She was a grown woman with a wonderful husband and two young boys.
Thank God she came to a place in God where she could forgive and she ended up competing in a figure show to manifest her recovery from the prison of bitterness. She stood elegantly upright for all the world to see. It was magnificent to be a part of her transformation.
You see toxic thoughts and emotions poison and deform your body. I like to say that we have “issues in our tissues.”
Thank God we have massage, exercise, counseling, deep breathing and stretching and various other forms of therapy to get trapped emotions moving out of our body.
Thoughts determine our behavior. But not every thought that enters our mind is true. The battlefield is truly in our mind.
If we are constantly on the defensive, we have unresolved emotional issues that taint how we hear others.
Walking through a trial with a friend has taught me that when one person is speaking from fear, it can easily trigger fear in the next person.
It’s important to step back and examine ourselves and ask: Why am I feeling this way? Is this an old trigger from my past? Is this someone else’s junk?
It’s not my job to fix anyone, just to love them.
Everything that is not of hope is a lie.
I believe most people who struggle with negative thinking about themselves and others are harboring unforgiveness. They think they forgave their mother and their father but deep down there is still a wound that never got addressed or has not been walked out in true reconciliation, which requires humility.
Unwillingness to release someone for the wrongs they’ve done to us takes time. We must ask God for His strength to help us forgive those who have hurt us, emotionally, physically, mentally.
Bitterness will kill you from the inside. You and I were never made to carry anything less than life and life more abundantly.
That takes discipline in mind, body and spirit. It also requires a safe community of life-giving people.
Come grow with us. We are honest about where we are at and willing to step into the future with renewed hope that everyday is a gift and the people we get to walk with are precious.