Yes, even I have these similar conversations within my head from time to time. And especially when I stretch myself outside of my comfort zone and I do not see instant results.
Hush that inner critic! We are so conditioned to LISTEN to our fearful and limiting thoughts. We are so comfortable with the struggle. Understand that having these thoughts is completely normal. You ARE normal (contrary to what some of your family members might say…haha).
Embrace yourself 100% because you are human, the people around you are human, and even your most favorite celebrity icons are also human. We ALL go through the exact same thoughts and feelings about our lives from time to time. Be kind to yourself, always, and don’t be afraid to unleash your eccentricity!
My Limiting Thoughts Were Back
Last night I was online and reading some of the reviews for one of my “biggest competitors” in the Law of Attraction area. I bought their journal workbook almost 1 year ago when it was $9.00 cheaper on Amazon. I didn’t finish their workbook because I couldn’t really identify with it. Yet, last night I was revisiting their book reviews and I could not figure out how they have HUNDREDS of 5-star reviews for their workbook, and why their company is worth $1 million. I have even taken their free online program out of curiosity. Again, I couldn’t identify with the surface-based methods. However, I guess people DO identify with it all because this person is very successful in the Law of Attraction industry.
Now, does this mean there is something I’m doing WRONG? Deep down, I don’t believe so. But my inner critic wants to beat myself up over all of this. Why is it so much easier for this person, but not for me, to build a $1 million empire?
By playing INTO my fears and self-pity, I am only expanding upon them because I feel “I am not good enough”. But here’s the thing, this person ALSO had these same thoughts, fears, and feelings at one time as well. They weren’t born with a $1 million empire, they had to build it (and yes, clever marketing does factor in how others emotionally ACT with pressing the “purchase” button- something they excel at in their business…wink!). At least you know I’m honest!
Why Am I Telling You All of This?
I am telling you all of this because regardless of your own inner critic, you are completely NORMAL. What is “normalcy” anyway? Embrace your quirks, embrace your weirdness, embrace all your personality traits because you ARE normal.
I’m also telling you all this because having your thoughts and feelings are perfectly okay to experience; however, what you continuously focus on EXPANDS. So, acknowledge your inner critic…and then RELEASE it. Let it go. Remind yourself that EVERYONE has similar thoughts and feelings from time to time. You ARE normal. There is NOTHING wrong with you.
Each of us have our own journey, each of us. It doesn’t mean you aren’t getting what you are manifesting into your life. YOU ARE RECEIVING all your manifestations, but by focusing on feeling sorry for yourself or wondering WHEN it’s going to happen will postpone seeing it emerge into your physical realm. You get what you focus on the majority of the time. So, relax, you ARE still manifesting all your dreams and desires. They ARE still coming to you, FOR you!
So, What Can You Do to Stay in Alignment?
As we all know, “like attracts like”. One thought isn’t going to make or break receiving your manifestations. I have made a list of things I like to do to bring myself back into alignment while on my soul’s journey and I want to share them with you! Remember, be gentle and loving towards yourself because you ARE normal in your thoughts and feelings. We just don’t want to ALLOW our limiting thoughts and feelings to unpack and stick around.
Practice, Practice, Practice
The more you practice these the easier it becomes to quickly SHIFT back into alignment. Again, the goal is not to entirely void feeling your limiting and fearful thoughts. Rather, the goal is to quickly RELEASE them so that you are not continually focusing on them most of the time. The Universe responds to what you BELIEVE to be true. Your fears and limiting thoughts are NOT real, they are just moments of stories you are choosing to deem as real.
We have thousands of thoughts and feelings each day. So, why not take control of yourself and empower yourself in the way you are MEANT to live your life? We are all made up of the elements of the Universe, we are all equal, and we all deserve to live our lives through our eyes of positivity. So, go out there and seize each day and love yourself! You ARE worthy of being happy and you ARE receiving your manifestations. Trust the process because your manifestations are being delivered by UPS: Universe Parcel Service!
PS- I am launching a FREE 2-Day love manifesting workshop in honor of my new book, Don’t Feel Stuck in Love!, and we start as soon as the Facebook group reaches 50 members! Invite your friends, tag them to let them know, and get ready to learn some of MY proven methods that literally brought my ideal relationship into my physical realm within 10 months! YES! So much fun and exciting, I cannot wait to share these tips with you!
Release Your Fear & Manifast: Manifest Faster!
Journal Girl Jaclyn