How to Master your Mind: Part 2- Evicting the Inner Critic and the Worrier

How to Master your Mind: Part 2- Evicting the Inner Critic and the Worrier

Please check out my Part 2 post on lifehack, How to Master your Mind: Part 2- Evicting the Inner Critic and the Worrier.

Please share this with anyone you know who worries too much and to those who lack confidence and self- esteem.

Help guide them to peace of mind!

May you perceive and receive all your blessings.

With Much Love,

Rev. Michele

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How to Heal Abandonment Issues

How to Heal Abandonment Issues

Does your story begin with “My mom/dad died or left when I was __years old.” or “I never knew my (real) mom/dad.”? Unless and until you have dealt with it, you will have subconscious abandonment issues that affect your thoughts, beliefs, behavior, and thus, your relationships. You need healing! Whether you are aware of it or not, you are probably holding feelings of abandonment, neglect or rejection deep inside of you. You must let go of them!

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Understanding the Effects of the Perception of Abandonment

Understanding the Effects of the Perception of Abandonment

To help you recognize it in your life of the life of others, I presented a list of life-situations that may yield the perception of and therefore the feelings of abandonment. Now, I will present you with the mental, emotional and behavioral effects of the perception of abandonment. These will help you determine if indeed you or someone you know is suffering from the effects of abandonment.

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Recognizing Abandonment

Recognizing Abandonment

There is so much pain out there and a good portion of it stems from unrecognized and therefore, unresolved issues of abandonment. Feelings of abandonment are not always as easy to recognize as feelings of neglect or abuse, therefore, they are less likely to be examined and more likely to linger.

But you can recognize your life situation in a list, or someone else’s.

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My Intro to Philosophy – Part Two

My Intro to Philosophy – Part Two

Today I continue my exploration of Stoicism and A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. Mr. Irvine explains Stoicism and then modernizes it to make it more palatable for today’s human. His goal is to try to resurrect a promising philosophy for living a good life.  

Negative Visualization Continued:

It is generally done only a few times a day or a week. I don’t think a few times a week is enough. I express my gratitude many times a day. I currently have 5 daily gratitudes, not including all the spontaneous ones! I believe in trying to stay in a perpetual state of gratitude.

“…recognize that every time we do something could be the last time we do it and  this recognition can invest the things we do with a significance and intensity that would otherwise be absent.” This is a productive strategy for appreciation, for understanding and accepting non-attachment and impermanence. The intention of this strategy is to minimize or eliminate negative (painful) emotions that disturb tranquility. I can see how it would lessen grief.

So overall, I think negative visualization can be a very effective technique if you are looking to:

  • minimize or eliminate your negative emotions
  • learn to appreciate what you have instead of stressing over what you don’t have
  • improve your relationships through increased appreciation
  • minimize the grief due to inevitable loss

Great goals!

 

Control and Desires

The next point of discussion in the book is about control and desires. Stoics believe that we have a choice when choosing our goals and desires; that we should choose goals and desires we have control over achieving, either all or some control, to ensure our tranquility.

Choosing internal vs. external goals; in other words, seek that which is easily obtainable. This doesn’t mean not going for your dream, just keep your goal to what you have total or some control over, and that is your behavior, your thoughts, your effort, and your best.

External circumstances can’t predict happiness; only we ourselves can ruin our lives, by not “living in accordance with correct values.” It is in our control to choose our values, and to choose what we value.

To be continued…

May you perceive and receive all your blessings.

With Much Love,

Rev. Michele

Copyright © 2013 Indigo Sky, LLC; All Rights Reserved

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How to Master Your Mind: Part One- Who’s Running Your Thoughts?

How to Master Your Mind: Part One- Who’s Running Your Thoughts?

Do you want to learn how to achieve peace of mind and fall asleep faster?

Learn how to become the master of your mind by consciously guiding your thoughts in my article on lifehack.org.

Click here to start creating peace in your mind and learn how to fall asleep faster.

Many thanks to Brian Lee for publishing my article.

May your day be blessed with peace and the knowledge of how to attain it.

With Much Love,

Rev. Michele

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Where Is Love? An Add-On to the Evolving Needs Chart and Unconditional Love

Where Is Love? An Add-On to the Evolving Needs Chart and Unconditional Love

Last night, after I finished my post, I spotted my print copy of the evolving needs chart. On the top of it I had written, , circled and highlighted “Where is Love?”

It wasn’t in the chart because it is not specific. However, feeling loved is most definitely a basic need that adds to self-esteem/confidence. But love is a behavior, or rather a collection of behaviors or actions, not one specific thing.

All the needs that are received, taught and allowed are acts of love.

 

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What Is Confidence?

What Is Confidence?

Every month more than two million people worldwide search Google for confidence. That is an astounding number, but what if this is not what they should be searching for, on Google or in their lives?

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Self-Forgiveness (Part 3)

Self-Forgiveness (Part 3)

Healing By Letting Go: Self-Forgiveness – Part 3
How to Forgive Yourself

There are many different methods you can choose from to release the pain, cut the tether that binds you to the source of your pain and to your past, and let go of those painful thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you. But really it all boils down to choice.

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Self-Forgiveness (Part 2)

Self-Forgiveness (Part 2)

Healing By Letting Go: Self-Forgiveness-Part 2

What to Forgive Yourself For

Logic is the quickest way to help you understand that you deserve to be forgiven; for everything and anything you have ever done or will ever do. Here is some logic to convince you.

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