• Penny Hodgson

I Rise Up & I Am Reborn

#startingover #newday #empowerment #women



I remember the day I understood. The day when I finally got it - the key - the answer - the secret. It took me years and years of reading and trying and doing and reaching out for help, and reading and trying some more.....and when I finally understood the how's and the why's, and the where's and when's of it all, I felt re-born. The weight of all the stuff that I carried was lifted and in that instant, I felt freer than I'd ever felt in my entire life! I was overcome with so much joy, I began to giggle and laugh hysterically! A warmth that I cannot describe spread through my body and I knew in that instant I would never feel that burden again.


The way I viewed life changed in that moment, and after that moment, my life was never the same. In a sense, I was re-born because everything that I thought I knew had been flipped upside down in my mind's process and an entirely new life had begun. This new life included daily conversations with God, daily self-reflection, meditation, a drastically slower pace, a cleaner diet, and a healthier lifestyle in general.


THE RESURRECTION FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE


Take a moment to carefully consider how you feel when the weight of the world has been on your shoulders for decades. All that responsibility. All that obligation. All of the memories of all the folks who betrayed you, hurt you, manipulated you, insulted you. All the terror you felt when you thought you had nowhere to turn. You're beyond tired - you're exhausted - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. You've told yourself - this is not how life was supposed to be; this is not living.


And you were right! That isn't living - it's existing! All of that negativity is the cross you bear and you carry it with you every day.


The mind's process complicates everything. It uses outdated data as references and protects the beliefs - your rigid perspectives - contained in your mind files as if they were the most precious things on earth! They aren't. They are literally conclusions your mind's process formed sometime long ago in your past, and they've been referenced and reinforced so many times since then, you've completely forgotten that the initial idea was formed when you were only five years old.


YOUR THOUGHTS ARE ONLY ONE PART OF THE KEY


I've said it a million times and I'll keep saying it for as long as I am able to speak: what you think you think isn't what you believe, and the Universe responds to your beliefs - not your thoughts!


What is the difference? The difference is you have assigned feelings to the thoughts your mind's process uses as a reference, and it is the energy behind those feelings that goes out into the Universe and comes back to you three fold. If changing your life was really as simple as choosing a happy thought - don't you think the entire world would choose to be happy?


It doesn't work that way. It's not as simple as that, but it certainly is a start!


In Mind Files, I carefully outline the mind's process, and walk you through the steps you must take to heal your past and free yourself for your future! When I decided to write the book, I set out to be as concise as possible and there are over 100 pages in that book!


Our perceptions become perspectives, and when those perspectives are referenced and reinforced multiple times, they become so rigid, they create problems in our lives.


REMOVE THE BLOCKS


Before you can remove a block, you must first identify it! Picture a brick wall in your mind. This is what your mind's process created to protect you from what it thinks might harm you.


Now, imagine each block as representing one of your rigid perspectives.


A rigid perspective is formed every time the mind's process references and validates (or reinforces) a perception (or thought). How many times have you agreed with yourself?


The thing about a really good, solid wall is, nothing can get in....except Divine Wisdom! God's truth can break through that wall, but you must be willing to step aside from your need to be right - your need to have your misfortunes validated by others - and your ego identity and let it in.


The only way you will ever find and feel the level of freedom that I'm talking about is through forgiveness, and that requires a personal relationship with God. The mind's process is not capable of genuine, heart-felt forgiveness and it is forgiveness that sets you free. That is the secret. That is the key.


In the Bible, it is said that while dying on the cross, Jesus spoke to God saying: forgive them, for they do not know what they have done. Forgiveness, he knew, was the key to his resurrection.


REMOVE THE BLOCKS - ONE AT A TIME


So what is it that so many life coaches and healers are afraid to say? That emotional healing is a long, long journey. It takes time and it isn't as simple as changing your thoughts. Why are they afraid to tell you that? Because they are afraid that if they admit that to you, you will be discouraged and that you won't then hire them as your coach, your guide, your helper.


While it's true that you will need an outside objective opinion occasionally, you don't need someone to hold your hand the entire time you are working your way through the files in the filing cabinets of your mind! You are all you need! You just need to know how to do it.


YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED!


It is absolutely possible to heal from all kinds of emotional trauma. I know, because I've healed my heart from being lied to by perceived authority figures, bullied and ridiculed by my peers, sexually molested, raped, judged to be someone I wasn't, and condemned by people who had no idea who I was and didn't bother to take the time to learn.


I did get outside help from counsellors and psychologists, and I attended group therapy for several years, but the majority of work was done on my own. I learned how to heal from all that trauma and so can you!


As each block from your protective wall is removed, the cross you carry gets a little lighter, and as it lightens, you begin to feel as though you can go on! Your healing picks up speed and you make bigger strides! Occasionally, you will be tested to see if you've actually learned what it was you needed to learn, but now, you will have the tools to recover much faster from any setback.


This, is how rise! This is how you are resurrected and reborn! Once to take the first step on this healing journey, your life will never be the same - and thank God for that!!


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