Whenever you feel you are struggling with something, or that you are feeling stuck, you need to make some changes, you need to take steps to make things better.
As the solution never vibrates* on the same frequency as the problem, you know you actively have to do something to get out of the rut you’re stuck in right now. You have to change the environment that makes you sick. That ‘environment’ can be the actual place surrounding you or it can be the environment of your thoughts. Let me explain.
When the outer environment is overwhelming and giving you stress: you need to tackle this outer place. You need to start getting rid of stuff, you need to start decluttering. You literally have to create more space** around you, in order to feel less overwhelmed. Once there is less stuff, you’ll feel calmer, you’ll feel more in control. Less stuff means less work, less to-do’s, less responsibilities, less stress. Once you get more used to living with less, you’ll notice you are more content, you’ll feel satisfied with what you have and you won’t be searching for more all the time. You’ll realize you have more than enough, and this feeling of gratitude is the best recipe for feeling happy in life. You’ll see beyond material stuff, you’ll look for what really matters in life, you’ll start living a more authentic life, a life in which you can be who you truly are. That is so liberating as there is no more pretending, no more faking, no more trying to be the best. You can be you, just you, the complete and wholly you.
When it’s people in your environment that are making you sick, let them go. You don’t need to fight, you don’t need to be harsh, you just have to take an emotional step back. Whenever possible you let them go out of your life so that your environment is not toxic for you anymore. When that is not possible, you set boundaries. You let them know what is acceptable and what is not. That way, you make changes in your environment so that you can start healing.
When the environment of your thoughts is what is making you sick, then you need to tackle this ‘place’ as you can never heal in a mind full of darkness and negativity. Not only the outer world can make you sick, even in an outwardly good environment one can get lost inside oneself. When we dwell on negative things that have happened, when we replay harsh words over and over again, when we are determined to see the bad in everyone and everything, we will never heal. We need to clear our minds of all these cobwebs. No matter what happened to us, WE are responsible for how we deal with it. If you want to heal, you need to start looking at how your thoughts are defining your emotions. Once you start practicing steering your thoughts*** towards how you want to feel, you’ll notice that you can heal yourself by not letting your mind dictate how you should think and feel. This is not ‘putting your head in the sand’, this is deciding you have suffered enough, and that now it is time to move forward. You acknowledge how you felt and maybe are still feeling for the moment, then you decide that it’s enough, you’re done with feeling low, sad and overwhelmed, and you decide that now, you are ready to move on. The more you let go of old negativity, the more room there will be for new and positive thoughts. These thoughts will make you feel better. The better you feel, the easier it will be to think in a positive way. Your mind will have become a new ‘environment’, a place where you can heal.
Whatever the circumstances are that make you feel sick, change them in order to start your healing journey. The fact that you now realize that it’s the ‘environment’ that is making you ill, is already the first step towards your healing process. You now know what causes it, and once you know that, you are on your way to searching and finding solutions, you have started your path towards healing. It’s never an easy path, but take it one step at a time. Every step is progress no matter how small. You can do it!
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*’Ask and It Is Given’. ’The Vortex, where the law of attraction assembles all cooperative relationships’. By Esther and Jerry Hicks.
**’Less is Yes!’ by Katrien Degraeve
***’Which Thoughts Are You Feeding?’ Article by Katrien Degraeve