Well slap me up the side of the head….

…. and call it a learning experience. πŸ™‚

You know how they say that when the student is ready, the teacher will come? Or how when there is something that you need to know, it will make itself known?
That is me today.
Let me backtrack a little and explain……
I am studying and as part of my studies I am learning a lot about myself. I am also reading a lot and recently finished “Conversations with God”Β  by Neal Donald Walsch. I understand that this book is quite polarising and has many things contained within it that can be considered blasphemy by practising Christians however I read it with an open mind. There was much in there that gave me ‘aha’ moments and one of those things was being receptive to the words we speak and their impact upon our lives.

Fast forward to this morning and my journal writing (I have managed to keep up the challenge of three pages every day so far) where I have been writing about my physiotherapist’s admonitions to increase the exercise that I am doing to build up the smaller muscles in my legs and feet. She has taped up my left foot to make it a little easier to walk on for me but she has left me strict instructions to increase the exercise.
This is what I wrote:

…She is on my case to continue building up the smaller muscles in my back, feet and legs. I find it difficult to do the exercises once each day, let alone the three times a day that she is suggesting. I need to find a way to incorporate everything into my life. Ha Ha! I crack myself up some days.

I know. I’m a little ray of sunshine sometimes! πŸ™‚
It was about then that my brain went ‘ping’ and I continued writing:

Now that there was a negative comment and my inner coach is now saying “How can we re-phrase that into a positive?” and my inner ‘Conversations with God’ voice is saying “Well if you say you need it, then that is what will happen – you will have a continual need.”

I then went on to re-frame the way that I was thinking into something more positive and constructive and placed it into the ‘now’ with an “I am” statement.
Looking back upon what I was saying, I was lamenting my lack of time and then chastising myself about the words that I speak.
If you say something often enough, then that is what will come to pass. If you fear something often enough, then that too will come to pass.
And then this morning, I stumbled across April’s post in which she has come to similar realisation and says something very wise:

Keep repeating those words over and over and eventually they become your truth.

How’s that for another smack up the side of the head? If I keep saying how much I need something then that will become my reality. I will continually need whatever it is that I am saying that I need.
I am always bemoaning just how many more hours that I need in each day as well. Funny then, how nothing ever seems to get done! I appear to be self-sabotaging!
However, the universe wasn’t finished with me just yet.
I remembered that I hadn’t torn off my calendar for the day and so I reached forward to pick up my calendar and tear yesterday’s page off.
Lo and behold, there is today’s quote:

Lost time is never found again – Ben Franklin

I’m thinking I need to take stock of this issue I have around never appearing to have enough time to get everything done and re-frame those thoughts into something a little more positive.
How about “There is time enough in the day to achieve all that needs to be done”?

I think I might make a card of that and put it right where I can see it every day!

001Just a little segue here…..
Look what I found outside my window this morning! It’s on the bush that I see the butterflies around all the time. It’s not a great photo and it hasn’t been edited because I had computer issues last week and I’ve lost my Photoshop but I’ve done the best I can with some other program I have on my computer.

So with a little beauty and some wisdom learned, I go forth to conquer my day.
Blessings to you all.

28 thoughts on “Well slap me up the side of the head….

    1. Ha ha. It’s a book that will challenge what many Christians believe about God that’s for sure. I’ve just purchased the second book in the series so I’m looking forward to reading that.
      I’m pleased that what I had to say was what was needed. Hugs to you.

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  1. I think it’s a pretty great photograph!

    I’ve been working on my thought processes around time and what I need and want to do, and affirmations and so on as well. Love your thoughts on this!

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    1. I’ve been watching the chrysallis each day but so far, there is no sign of any butterfly. πŸ™‚
      I’m a big one for positive affirmations and such. Now if I could work on my procrastination….. lol

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    1. It’s a crap pic but thanks for saying it’s nice Laurie. lol It’s in a really hard place to photograph. I would have preferred to use my zoom but had to use my macro as the space is so confined. lol
      And as I said to David, join the queue behind the Garden Gnome to chastise me… πŸ˜‰


  2. I’m a slow learner for some of these pearls of wisdom. I know them but my implementation sucks for the lack of a better word. At least I don’t skip over these words like I used to haha. The one phrase that I’ve always believed without trouble is “Keep repeating those words over and over and eventually they become your truth.”

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  3. I haven’t been writing in my journal at all for over a week now. I don’t even have an excuse for not doing it other than I forget to do it. I’m keeping good on the schedule of writing but that doesn’t include my journal.

    The cocoon is beautiful. I wonder what type of butterfly/moth would make on so shiny.

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  4. I think we put too many items on our “to do” list (I do). Someone just sent me a “manage your day” sheet. Has an area for to do items but three boxes at the top for priorities. So if you manage to get your three priorities done that day it is a good day. Enjoying your posts!

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