How is your soul-scrub going? If you’re just now joining us, we’re one third into a massive Let-Go — a spring-cleaning extravaganza on all levels — physical, psychic, and emotional.
I went a bit overboard this past week with the stuff-purging. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. One closet, another closet, a few drawers, a garage . . . until I’d made FIVE FULL-CAR TRIPS to Goodwill. Did my work suffer from this non-stop, OCD-ish, manic purge activity? You bet. Did my kids whine about me not bringing my A-game to parenting them this week? Oh, absolutely.
But was it wicked-worth-it? Hell, yeah! It felt — and continues to feel — FREAKIN’ AMAZING! Who knew how much the clutter-stuff that shares our space could drag down our energy? I mean, I was paying lip service to it when I brought it up last week, but I had no idea. lol
And that meditation for soul-cleansing is always so cathartic. I hope you’ve made liberal use of it, and are feeling the yummy, freeing effects. (If you missed that download last week, see prior post.)
Okay, ready for the next step? This one is a biggie. We’re going to clean out that cobwebby cupboard of beliefs you hold about yourself. I talk a lot in Juicy Joy Training about your “filter.” Your filter is that energetic membrane that separates you from the rest of the world and determines your perception of reality.
We’re constantly deleting perceptions and allowing other perceptions into our consciousness, and what gets deleted and what gets allowed in is determined by our filters. All the beliefs we’ve accumulated throughout our lifetimes (conscious and unconscious) are what make up this filter. Filter-Fixing is the Juicy Joy process by which we eradicate the beliefs that aren’t serving us, and enhance and magnify the ones that are. When you understand Filter-Fixing techniques, you can actually begin choosing what gets deleted and what gets allowed through.
Changing the beliefs that make up your filter changes your life. Today we’re going to look at the beliefs you have about yourself. Is there anything about you that you’d like to be different? The writing processes we do in Juicy Joy Training are called NakedWriting, because the goal is to be as emotionally naked as possible when you do them. So set the intention now to be emotionally naked as you do the following exercise. It’ll customize the JuicyFeel meditation for you.
NakedWriting: Lists About You
Without over-thinking it, make a “Like” list of all the things you like about yourself. Include aspects of your personality, physical appearance, your intellect and abilities, your strengths and weaknesses. Then make a “Don’t Like” list of all the things you wish were different in all those categories.
Look at the items on each list. Which list has more items that you spend a lot of time thinking about and giving attention to? You’re more focused on the second list, aren’t you? Doesn’t it make sense that these aspects of you would be glaringly present in your reality, given all the attention they’ve been getting from you?
These two lists are showing you what’s in your filter regarding your perception of yourself. The things on your “Don’t Like” list are there because you’ve had some situations or relationships in your past that lodged judgments of those things in your filter. Period. They are not true in any objective sense of the word. They’re showing up as “real” in your physical world for no reason other than the fact that they have taken up residence in your filter and you have nourished them with your attention. So let’s do a bit of spring-cleaning on your filter.
Take the list of things you love about yourself and add to it, but this time, don’t be restricted by “reality.” Add any attributes you wish you had. To fully clear your filter of the items on your “Don’t Like” list, you’ll need to reverse each of them by putting its opposite on this list. For instance, if you have “clumsy” on your “Don’t Like” list, you’d add “graceful” to your expanding “Like” list. Make the “Like” list as long and luxurious as you want, adding whatever is important to you. You can include personality traits like confidence or kindness, physical traits like fitness, external labels like job title or education achieved. This list defines your best self, precisely as you would like to be.
Done? Okay, now stretch your mind for a moment and see if you can wrap your head around this crazyass statement: Your best self is your true self. This “Like” list came from your deeper consciousness, your spirit aspect. It’s in alignment with what you believe would bring you the most joy, therefore it’s part of your soul’s plan — the plan that the Universe is always helping you out with. This ideal you is your soul-self, the you that’s been around since the big bang, or whatever you believe started it all.
The version of you with all those judgments on your “Don’t Like” list is a far more recent creation. It’s clearly the impostor. Listening to the following JuicyFeel meditation will spring-clean all those energy-sucking, erroneous beliefs from your filter. It’s embedded with subliminal messages that Eldon Taylor (top dog in the subliminal messaging industry, and very cool guy) put on there for me himself.
Spend as much time with this process as you possibly can this week. Do this instead of watching TV or stalking your friends on Facebook. Do it as you fall asleep at night, and in the morning as soon as you wake up. The more you do it, the more natural it will feel and the more you’ll look forward to it. You’ll probably want to make adjustments and tweaks here and there. Go ahead. Let Mirror You evolve into ever-widening realms of fabulousness.
Think about Mirror You throughout your day. Think about how exceptional it feels to be that You and little by little, you will become more and more like Mirror You in your daily life. It will be a natural, easy process. You won’t have to struggle to make the changes. You’ll be led by your joy, not by some nagging, guilty sense that you need to improve yourself.
Have fun with this super-critical step this week, and I’ll bring you some new tools next Friday.