Stop Listening To Your Inner Ctitic

Stop Listening To Your Inner Critic

You know that little voice in your head that keeps saying: 

  • You are bad
  • You can’t do it
  • It’s too hard
  • Not capable
  • Not worthy

I know how hard it was for me to become aware and stop the chatter and change the mind-set towards a healthy outcome. I began by paying attention whenever these negative thought forms would come up. They were tricky and would sneak in when I less expected them.

I began to wonder whether, I was enhancing them by agreeing to their presence and not being aware of the harm they were creating in my life preventing me from making better decisions for leading a life worthwhile?

Slowly as I listened, I would hear my inner critic saying words of lack and inability. I began to realize that these words were learned and that I could replace them with positive words. This required much attention and listening to displace their harmful affects.

At first I would hear their indictments and believe they were my truth. I realized that these words of my inner critic were learned and that I needed to find a way to replace these learned beliefs, which these words generated. If I continued to ignore them and refuse not to examine their reason for being I would remain their prisoner.

With this awareness, I began to listen more closely and I asked myself, where did these words come from? Understand that the words that run around in your head are the cause of your inner critic controlling your life and choices. Discover what it is that prevents you from a more meaningful life.

It was hard work to become aware of the inner voice and to stop believing its negative words and find a way to learn the how-to for changing the belief system. If I wanted freedom from this brainwashing I knew that awareness of my inner critic was the first step in changing my choices.

The inner critic was like the wind, and it would come and go unnoticed. It dominated my choices for expressing my true self. Slowly, I begin to see the connection between: my inner critic and my feelings and beliefs of not being worthy and my doubts of my abilities. With this connection I found freedom.

Understanding that words were just energy and I could change their vibrations into positive thoughts by replacing the inner critic with the inner divine self, that holds the truth of my being.

Understand that the words that run around in your head are the cause of your inner critic controlling your life and choices. Discover who it is that prevents you from a more meaningful life.

Are you aware of your inner critic? What tool do you use to change the negative thinking to which you are prone to a more positive outcome? I would love to hear about your inner critic and how you found a way to stop listening to its lies.

For me, the inner critic for years held me in its prison, until I found a way to confront its lies, and became aware of it presence. Poetry became the tool to touch the feelings of lack and believe that I am a powerful, loving and caring person, who is capable. The words set me free. Here is my poem of the inner critic:

                                    The Inner Critic

The fault-finding judge
Visited today
Hung around for days
Refusing to leave
Verbalizing endless accusations
You are bad
Unworthy
Useless
Ugly
What good can come from you?
Around and around
This senseless mindless babble
Defines the who I am
Negative neurological imprinting
Demanding attention
This learned social neurological
Cultivation of word consciousness
Becomes a nagging problem
Caught in a web of endless words.
Displacing the inner critic
Telling it to get lost
Sets in motion positive change
©2016 PR Blumhagen  Indie Author
Winter’s Mystery-Time To Go Within :Spiritual Journeying
Sooth your cares away with poetry and nature ‘s healing photos in this comforting book for these times of uncertainty. Find your loss self and come home to you.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Beginnings

I am back again after spending a few years researching and writing a new book. My first book, Winters Mystery- Time To Go Within:Spiritual Journeying, this book offers comfort and healing  trauma, with psychological and spiritual poetry. It takes you on a journey to discover your wonder through the darkness, towards confronting the root cause that leads to freedom. wintersmystery.com

My new book is about simple practical solutions for your safety and those you hold dear. It address protection and prevention from, GMO, radiation, and other toxins causing diseases, and the how-to for removing them from the body.

There is no way to escape these poisons. They are in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breath, and in all living things and, yes, the animals we love. Hope is on the way.

Interested, or have questions,? Shoot me an email patricia@reinventinghealthpublishing.com

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Time for Heartfelt Appreciation

Time To Go Within Spiritual Journeying

Lift up your hearts in joy, hope and love.

Everyday celebrate your wonder

Every moment reclaim your inner knowing

I salute You and know

You are wonderful

Just as you are

 Time to let go of the old baggage

Reclaiming the new possibilities

In this moment

Recognize Your Inner Harvest.

Happy Thanksgiving

Patricia

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Time for Heartfelt Appreciation

Lift up your hearts in joy, hope and love.

Everyday celebrate your wonder

Every moment reclaim your inner knowing

I salute You and know

You are wonderful

Just as you are

 Time to let go of the old baggage

Reclaiming the new possibilities

In this moment

Recognize Your Inner Harvest.

Happy Thanksgiving

Patricia

 

 

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What Is Compassion?

Photo by Patricia R. Blumhagen

Photo by Patricia R. Blumhagen

The Macmillan Dictionary defines compassion as: sympathy for another’s suffering or misfortune combined with a desire to help.

I like to define compassion as:

“Recognizing that the other person is me”

I feel it is these learned beliefs and expectation, along with the fear of rejection that we find it difficult to share feelings of sympathy to lend a helping hand and accept others where they are.

I have found instead of sympathy and tenderness, there is non-acceptance and cruel behavior that births feelings of fear, separation and rejection.

Changing the fear and non-acceptance into compassion must begin with me. Restoring the true self begins with inner acceptance and forgiveness of others and myself.  Finding new ways to reach out in love and non-judgement, putting myself in their place and feeling what it is like to be in their shoes.

The journey to define compassion begins with me. It is vital to become aware of the root cause of why I react instead of interact. This self-examination is necessary to transform the feelings of sympathy to the heart for another. Paying attention that the other person is a reflection of you. Next, consider the why or what you are feeling towards that person. Then, ask yourself, if these feelings are rooted in rejections or fear of not being accepted?

You decide!

“TO THY OWN SELF BE TRUE”

Examining those hidden feelings brings forth freedom and compassion for oneself and others.

Photo by Patricia R. Blumhagen Pink Quartz

Photo by Patricia R. Blumhagen
Pink Quartz

Some things to consider for defining compassion:

  • What does compassion mean to you?
  • Do you find compassion a difficult experience to understand.
  • Have you considered that we are all part of each other?
  • Do you put yourself in another person’s place and feel what it is like to walk in their shoes?
  • Do you judge others by your learned beliefs and expectations of what they should be or do?

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Planting Seeds For New Beginnings

Planting the Seeds Of New Beginnings

Dear Reader,

Spring is arriving this evening and the snow is falling in Ashley Falls, MA.
How is spring arriving where you are? Today, I saw a few birds fly by
the window. I am getting ready to plant some seeds in the greenhouse,
but I need to remove the snow blocking the entrance. Hopefully,
by next week I will begin the sowing of the seeds.

As a gardener, the seed, for me, has always been a metaphor of life,
I see my life as a seed that journeys from darkness towards light.
Along, the way, I transform the old into the new as I journey within,
searching for another spring to come forth with my hidden potential.

I marvel at such a mystery of change from one form to another.
What forces are at work? Is energy the guiding light to bring forth
change?

It is amassing to me how one tiny seed planted can transform
itself into a seedling with green leaves. Sometimes, I see a seedling
has an empty shell clinging to its leave. Is this a lesson in letting go?

What about the human mystery of transformation?

For me, it was a tearing of all that I had known, this was the alchemy
that created my process for transformation and freedom from the
emotional pain.

Over the years I have learned that only from the darkness of loss,
I found new beginnings emerging, and a way for rebirthing, and
releasing the authentic me.

Are you experiencing the Hero’s journey of becoming?
Have a question e-mail patricia@reinventinghealthpublishing.com

Winter is over, dear reader, time to bring forth your seedling.
What will you plant in your heart’s garden?

The Guardian of the Seed
Calls you
To plant in your heart
The seeds of
Appreciation and Joy

Nurture their potential
Guide their life-giving energy
Encourage them to come forth
Sharing their wisdom

Honor their uniqueness
Salute their presence
Observe their inner process
Guiding them toward their inner knowing
You are
The Guardian of the seed

Copyright © 2010 by Patricia R. Blumhagen
All rights reserved

Will You Answer The Call?

Now, it’s time to wake from sleep and prepare the heart soil for the planting.

Where to begin?
Close your eyes and center your attention on your heart

Then slowly, breath in love

Image that the heart is expanding into a flame that radiates white light

Feel the light filling heart with appreciation and joy

Now breath out any negative emotion that prevents the light from filling your heart

Be gentle and blow love into your heart’s seeds of new beginnings.

Then plant them into your heart’s essence

Be still and listen to their wisdom

Be gentle, and wait while they come forth with your potential.

Breath in love
Breath out rebirth

Breath in appreciation
Breath out joy

Happy springtime,

photo of Pink Tulips by Patricia R. Blumhagen

photo of Pink Tulips by Patricia R. Blumhagen

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