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How Committed Are You?

Posted By Cynthia James On March 19, 2012 @ 5:13 pm In Personal Growth | No Comments

Committed [1]We are now well into March and it has been more than two months since this year began. A lot of us made resolutions, promises and commitments to ourselves and others regarding shifting consciousness and behaviors [2].

I have been counseling a number of people who feel challenged with honoring their agreements. The truth is that the behaviors are stronger in the mind than the need to change [3]. So, my question to my clients and to you is, how committed are you to being healthy, vibrant and expansive?

Recently, I had two people come to me with health challenges [4]. One was about lung problems and the other was about a weight issue [5]. We talked about the patterns; the ups and downs of their relationships with their bodies and the overpowering “need” to do things they knew were not healthy or supportive. Here are the questions that I asked them. I invite you to take these questions into meditation [6] as well, no matter what issues you may be dealing with.

  • Are you aware that healing is a choice [7]?
  • What are you getting out of not loving and honoring your body?
  • Do you want to live more than you want to continue to foster habits that are non-supportive?
  • Are you willing to be uncomfortable as you shift your awareness and behaviors [8]?
  • What is the gift that can come with your healing?
  • What would you be doing if you were strong, clear and vital [9]?

The answers to these questions will bring into your awareness what you are choosing and why you are deciding to continue on a path that is challenging. I am not saying that illness is because you are doing something wrong. I am saying that what you do from today forward will determine your state of health and well-being.

I have spent a lot of time in meditation and prayer [10] gaining clarity on my own non-supportive patterns. Some come from a familial background of abuse and trauma [6]. However, when I let go of blaming my family and my past, I was left with the knowledge that I am “captain” of my life ship. I get to choose how I move forward.

Take some time to get clear about what you want and how you want to live [11]. There is nothing in the way of you being powerful, creative, abundant and joyous. Take hold of the reins of your life and dare to soar into a powerful and healthy life.

Affirmation: Today, I re-commit to activate radical self-care and call in the high vibration of health, harmony and healing.

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[1] Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Committed.jpg

[2] shifting consciousness and behaviors: http://life.gaiam.com/article/7-inspiring-resolutions-spiritual-leaders

[3] the need to change: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-strong-your-change-muscle

[4] health challenges: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/wellness-center/conditions?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[5] weight issue: http://www.gaiam.com/category/wellness-clinic/alternative-therapy/weight+loss.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[6] meditation: http://www.cynthiajames.net/

[7] healing is a choice: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/the-art-of-healing/

[8] shift your awareness and behaviors: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/spirituality/personal-development?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[9] strong, clear and vital: http://life.gaiam.com/article/3-keys-activating-your-life-purpose

[10] meditation and prayer: http://www.gaiam.com/category/wellness-clinic/meditation-energy-practice.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[11] what you want and how you want to live: http://life.gaiam.com/article/letting-go-life-you-want

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