Change Your Mind - Change Your Life
Gary M. Spolansky
Reiki Master/Spiritual Teacher
The opinions we hold of ourselves
have often been influenced by views or observations held by others. This determination
is often quite arbitrary and based on assumptions rather than careful observations
or understanding. As a result, we are each limited to some degree by the thoughts
we think and the imprinting we have received from our family, friends, schools,
society, etc. It has caused us to look towards others - rather than ourselves
- for answers, insight and resolution of the issues we experience and the illnesses
or diseases we contract. In effect, we have disenfranchised ourselves by allowing
others to determine who we are and who we should be.
There are ways however, by which
we can change our views and awaken to the realization that it is we and only we
who control our destiny. More specifically, it is we who have the power to make
the choices that change our reality. We, who can choose to let go of the old thoughtforms
that create fear, lack and limitation. We who can choose to say, I know I can
release the thoughts and fears that bind me to the issues and illnesses keeping
me from knowing my true self. In terms of intellectual knowledge, there will always
be those who know more than we do in a specific area(s) or subject(s). Yet, when
we move away from that thought and consider that “we are spiritual beings
having a human experience” - that when we choose to relinquish the thoughts
that tell us we can’t do something - we can open to the higher aspects of
our self and not only encourage, not only create, but actually become the means
by which we heal ourselves. This concept applies to the underlying thoughtforms
as well as the conditions manifested by those thoughtforms.
So the question arises
- what can I do to release these limitations? In answer to this question, I offer
these two simple, yet highly effective exercises drawn from my book “The
Higher Self Handbook of Tools for transformation” (59 Ways to Create a New
The first is asking your Higher
Self to assist you to release the experience and/or thoughtforms that underlie
the condition, ailment, issue or trauma that you wish to release at its source,
as it serves your highest good. In making this statement, you are expressing your
conscious intention to release the energy holding the issue. In this form, it
is no longer a wishful thought but rather a focused, active communication between
you and your higher self. If you use this regularly, you will experience significant
The second exercise concerns
forgiveness. We’ve been taught to grant forgiveness to others and ask for
the same from those whom we offended. This is a good practice yet, not always
possible. Consider that some whom we have been hurt by or whom we have hurt are
no longer available for us to speak with. Maybe they’ve passed on, moved
or we’ve lost touch in some other way. My suggestion is to ask for forgiveness
for yourself from yourself by petitioning your own Higher Self. Remember, you
are a divine being of light who is entitled to forgiveness for even the most heinous
offense. Difficult as it may be to believe, forgiveness will be granted immediately
just for the asking. If there is any experience where you’re holding on
to guilt, regardless whether or not your actions were justified, let it go through
this request. You’ll be amazed how powerful this simple exercise is. We
expend considerable energy to hold our issues in place even if we don’t
realize it. By utilizing these exercises, we can reclaim our true self and personal
power more fully.
We all yearn for the time when
we will have cleared the thoughts and experiences that have held us a captive
to our pasts. A time when all will walk the path of unconditional love and acceptance.
Yet, in order for that day to come, each of us needs to take an active role in
our own healing. Take the time to look at your life. To look at who you are and
who you have been. Look at who you are becoming and know - that in each and every
moment that you choose to embrace the higher, clearer insight and awareness of
your higher self, your soul...every time you release a fear, uncertainty, trauma
or experience of the past that has held you within its thought form - you move
forward a corresponding amount. Regardless if what is released is minute or significant.
Each and every time that you do this you add to the degree of light that comes
through you. As you continue this process the light grows brighter. As the light
grows you begin to shine more fully - becoming more sustained and sustaining to
those around you,. Your reality begins to shift and the things that you thought
certain and immutable are now becoming more and more fluid. This allows you to
expand your view of the world and how you perceive it. You begin to realize ever
more fully that it is you who have chosen to create your reality as it is and
it is you and you alone who will change it... Just by changing your thoughts!!!
And you thought it would be difficult....
Gary M. Spolansky is a Reiki Master, Spiritual Teacher and Author located in Westbury,
NY. Offering lectures and workshops throughout the metropolitan area. E-mail him
at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 516-333-7404.
There will be those times when you ask yourself how is it that I have come to
this point in time . What is it that has brought me here? This is a question that
all will ask at one time or another and it is necessary for you to understand
that the thought process that contributes to your reality is one that continues
to change and grow and expand into a grander view.
Very often when an individual is given a diagnosis of a particular ailment or
condition there is usually a specific course of treatment prescribed. This is
true whether it is in conventional or alternative medicine. This approach however
, does not usually allow for the individuals own insight and understanding of
the conditions fears and experiences that created the condition in the first place.
As most who read these words would likely agree - all complaints, all issues or
illnesses have as a part of their cause an emotional and mental aspect. This aspect
varies to a certain degrees dependent on the specific issue or symptoms present.
when we are diagnosed with an illness or some sort of physical limitation a thought
form is crated that places a limitation on our experience. This limitation keeps
us from seeing beyond the current experience to a greater awareness. By being
labeled in a particular way we are being told that the means to releasing this
condition are to be found in those methods already known and understood thereby
limiting our ability to look beyond the immediate. the general thinking is that
it must be handled in a certain way or it will never be resolved. This form of
limitation however, is seen not just in medical issues.
. This is most readily seen when we allow ourselves to believe that because we
were labeled with a particular illness or disease, that we can not heal it on
our own. In this respect we have given away our power to another who we hold as
being more knowledgeable, more capable, more aware than we are.