Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Hello all, thank you for being part of our Wisdo tribe! Welcome to Plot Your Career, which goes for 30 minutes and then continues in Life Past Trauma at 3:30.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
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:
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
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?”
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
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?
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Bear
1 Jul 2020
“i’m not serving you, i’m serving your demise”
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Maze, welcome. Can I ask you to try an exercise?
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Breathe in. Stretch your arms high to sky.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Breath out.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Breath in stretch your arms wide to either side. Expand your chest, your breath, your POWER.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Now look at that thought- with no judgement- and say “not right now”.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Will that thought find it’s own little corner for a while?
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ElephantCoach
1 Jul 2020
I love that Michael! It's sort of like stepping out of your own mind, and looking at that thought objectively, asking it if it serves you.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Absolutely. The physical movement is a process of mine called “sectioning”. The dialogue with a thought is just to find out HOW it serves you. And then see how high the volume stays.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Thought can be bullies. The best way to deal with them is to call them into the light and ask their purpose.
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ElephantCoach
1 Jul 2020
I agree, thoughts can be real bullies!! It can actually feel that way sometimes
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
The goal here is not control, not ever. That’s not possible. The goal is separation, like a good relationship comes from two separate but symbiotic partners.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
Our most negative thoughts are usually from the past (revisit) of of the future (fortune telling in the negative).
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ElephantCoach
1 Jul 2020
Very true, it's amazing how rare it is for the future thoughts to actually come to fruition, or mostly come to light in a way less damaging way than we built it up in our minds to be.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
They can HELP our present- who we are in the moment- but they are no allowed to control. We are equal partners.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
1 Jul 2020
@maze-mussel and William, I’ll be continuing this conversation (same headers) over in Life Past Trauma. It’s so good to see you both, please join in. Be well!!
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ElephantCoach
1 Jul 2020
Thank you Michael!! It was great talking to you, I loved this topic!!😁
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