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Filling this time with life-uplifting activities

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This coronavirus time in which so many of us are in isolation and are self-distancing can be a time of self-discovery, if we are open to ourselves. In the book Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey, there is a section named “Life Uplifted”. In this section, I explored things that are life-uplifting for me. The section explains:

Life-uplifting is a term that has so much meaning, and it can guide us if we let it. Choosing activities by asking “Is this activity life-uplifting?” could help differentiate between wasteful time-wasters and life-uplifters. What is a life-uplifting activity?  Each person answers this question differently depending upon soulful likes and abilities…Identifying them can help keep focus when distractions overcome prudent choices.

When I wrote the book, I spent a lot of time figuring out activities that are life-uplifting for me. Now, I get distracted watching the news and waiting to see the latest headlines. I’m writing this blog post to help others explore their own life-uplifting activities and to remind me of mine. Here are some of mine that I listed in the book:

…writing about Spiritual Presence, connecting people to balance and healing…food: buying vegetables and fruit full of freshly harvested vitality at the local farmers market, preparing healthful and delicious meals for myself and for family and friends, appreciating the food, savoring the aroma and appearance of food prepared by others; dancing: with my dance-class women, at live music performances, during Energy Guidance Complete sessions, alone while listening to music that is lively or meaningful; singing with others and alone; walking: walking along lovely plant-filled paths, walking with family and friends, walking with my dog, walking to get somewhere and walking to be energized; hugging family and friends; experiencing intimacy with my husband; watching my children evolve; laughing and talking with loved ones and with non-acquaintances; …participating in community activities and celebrations; experiencing weather and seasons; crocheting blankets for my loved ones; planning family and community gatherings; …volunteering at local and regional events; …reading; participating in religious observances with my family and with my community; smiling; listening; empathizing; caring for my garden, my home, other people;  visiting friends and family, the sick and the grieving; creating:  crafts, atmospheres, and relationships; caring for my health and safety;  cleaning public areas; appreciating everything: family, friends, community, conveniences, natural wonders, challenges, opportunities, and inherited skills and values; keeping myself focused on the activities that balance and uplift me.

I hope that you with take the time to explore your life-uplifting activities!

Note: This blog post has been spiritually inspired.

Self-doubt, the internal killer

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Self-doubt: a lack of confidence in one’s abilities, actions, decisions, motives, and character; a feeling of uncertainty about one’s appearance, manner, and performance; a catalyst for internal malfunction.

Self-doubt is the cause of many failures and capitulation. It fuels insecurity and non-effort. Self-doubt leads to inability to try new things or to improve skills. It has rings of effects, as a self-doubt about one thing leads to another as they circle larger and larger inside a person.

Self-doubt comes from early efforts that are mocked by others or from early efforts that cause injury or hurt feelings. It can spring from caregivers who discourage individual expression by a young child or who can’t understand a child who has a personality that doesn’t fit the family.

Internally, self-doubt meddles in the functioning of the body. It meddles with flows, secretions, and electrical impulses. It also slows or quickens processes that should be steady. Self-doubt creates stumbling blocks in life and in internal pathways. Self-doubt is a catalyst for slow erosion in the body.

To lessen the effects of self-doubt requires determination to overcome the stumbling blocks that were placed by others or by oneself. Recognizing one’s own contribution to self-sabotage is a first step, and then finding ways to overcome is next.

The effects of self-doubt can be reversed when the following things are done:

  1. Take the time to understand who you are. What are your likes and what are the things that draw you. Discover the types of views you like. Is it the beach or the hills, the desert or the flowers? Think about your senses. Do you learn visually, through trial and error, or from hearing the words? Think about your preferences in animals, colors, and sounds. In other words, learn who you really are!
  2. Consider goals you once had. Are they still relevant? Are they important to you now? If they are relevant and important, consider how to attain them and then consider actual steps. If you have completed step #1, you will be able to strive for these goals. If the goals are no longer relevant or important, take time to understand the goals that suit who you are now, and consider how to attain them.
  3. Spend time exploring your understanding of yourself, the understanding that has come from step #1. If you can build your life so that it includes your likes, the things that draw you, your sensory strengths, and your preferences, you will naturally move away from the self-doubt that was created when you were younger.

Self-doubt is a slow, steady, internal killer. It kills drive, feelings of attachment, and responsible actions. And it slowly, steadily kills the mechanisms that sustain health. Self-doubt is the killer that can be reformed, when the proper actions are taken.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

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