Welcome. Today we will be repeating an exercise and expanding it. If you were here last week join in again!
Today let’s start with a fun thought exercise. I’m going to ask you to think something: you are you, but a SUPERHERO you. You’re wearing cool clothes, or maybe a uniform that you like. AND: you can fly. Think of yourself flying. Maybe just enjoying it, maybe searching for a dastardly villain who you will swoop down upon and stop them in their dastardly ways before they do something villain-y. Or dastardly. Think on that for a moment, a scene. Think about how you feel, flying and swooping and rocking your outfit. Now:
Stop. Stop flying and join this AMA. It’s easy to get out of that thought, isn’t it? Why? Because we are not our thoughts. And our thoughts are not us. They are a part of us. We are in a relationship with them. Like any relationship, sometimes it’s wonderful, sometimes not great. But we have power here. So any negative thought you are having: today, I’d like you to ask it something. Not aggressively, it’s just a question to a friend: “How do you serve me?”
Some negative thoughts serve us VERY well. Stress can be very motivating. Feeling the sad thought of “I can do better” makes us actually DO better. But its important for us to maintain space from our thoughts when we need to. So take a look at the thoughts in your head right now. Ask: “how do you serve me?” And let’s share: what did the thoughts say?
I always look at my negative thoughts as something I have to let out. If I harbor them they fester and manifest. But if I let them out I can get to the positive side of releasing them
You know, I was ruminating on dissasociative personality disorder yesterday and looked at it through the lens of "this ca be really helpful"
How so? Would love to hear more.
Yes. Yes it can 😉.
Mentors how are you doing today?
Because I can't always reason my way through a feeling (I think I know what you're gonna say about that;)) and when I need to push through our get something done or in an emergency, dissassociating Waitrose to my benefit
Absolutely. That’s where the relationship comes in. Disassociation is a mighty powerful tool if we can wield it when we need it.
And that's what I'm working on, using it instead of it running me
A great exercise for that is a technique I call flooding. Can only be practiced in safe space if you’re feeling good. I’ll text you, but I’m here for you via phone.
I need a larger keyboard so apologies for the spelling errors
If you’d like to try let me know ;-).
Cool beans, I look forward to that!
All right guys quiet day. Good to see you, I’m going to put a welcome in my 3:30.