I added a line to my POA card a couple weeks ago. I think I mentioned it in comments. “I skip afternoon snacks and feel victorious!” I can’t begin to tell you how huge this is for me. I am not the least bit hungry, yet I’m in the 3:00 hour, and I feel the mental pull to snack. On something. Anything. I remain VICTORIOUS.
Last year, my journey to health began to feel possible when I implemented “I eat before 8 pm.” It didn’t take long, but that pull to snack after 8 pm and the associated hunger pangs were gently dispensed with by reminding Subby that we eat before 8 pm. I searched for many months for the next step in this journey, and I believe I’ve found it with “I skip afternoon snacks and feel victorious!” (The exclamation point is important.)
In the past, I’ve always felt a need to snack at this time — including hunger pangs. Last summer Young Living released a new product called CitraSlim. I tried a box. I didn’t lose weight, but I noticed I didn’t feel hungry in the afternoon (something I’d already identified as a challenge for me). I stopped taking the product, because it was out of stock, and I noticed I felt hungry in the afternoon. I’m taking this product, and the hunger pangs are just not there. I do remind myself to make sure I eat lunch between 11 and 1:30. Now, I have no mid-afternoon hunger pangs, and it’s all mental. I remind Subby, “I skip afternoon snacks and feel victorious!” This is working. One more step as I manifest my True Health.
We’re edging into Week 14, so I’ll take a moment to catch up and talk about Acceptance as I acknowledge my delay in posting. I can’t blame Christmas preparations for my tardiness because we’re very low-key for the holidays. I could mention heating unit troubles at both houses. One minor, but the other will require a system replacement. The replacement was thoroughly expected, but the timing was less than optimal. Thankfully, San Antonio temperatures are expected to be mild for the next few weeks until the January 10th replacement. We’ll be cozy in Central Texas, where a new breaker is soon to be installed, hopefully rendering our downstairs system more capable of handling extreme cold weather.
What does that have to do with thought being a spiritual activity? Perhaps not much, but it has a lot to do with Acceptance. And thoughts are a big part of Acceptance. Whether dealing with heating unit failures on slightly below freezing days (it sounds worse than it was — we have a few small gas heaters we can fire up as needed to maintain comfort) or declining health of loved ones, Acceptance is the first step in not drawing the power of creative thought away from achieving what is desired.
To keep the Law of Growth in play, one must remember that what one think about grows, and what one forgets atrophies. Without exception. This doesn’t mean I deny the need to replace my HVAC system. It means I accept the situation and take responsibility for fixing it and moving on. I focus my attention on positive things (we no longer have to wonder if we have to call the service people each time we enter the house after being away; this is one step in preparing the house for sale; the system is certain to be more efficient; thankful my checkbook is in a positive place to handle this untimely expense, etc).
Compared to loved ones’ declining health, HVAC replacement is a cinch. Yet, the loved ones in concern have both achieved health improvements this year, and I’m thankful. To me, these health situations, to a certain extent, required Acceptance. The universe is as it should be. I can’t change it. I must accept it. I take Responsibility for my situation. I don’t blame anyone, and I seek the opportunity the situation presents. Then, I must remain Defenseless. This is challenging for me, yet the power of spiritual thought is key. With practice, one can tap into the Universal Mind, and discover the opportunity present in any situation. With practice, one can learn to tap into the power of the Universal Mind to capitalize on the opportunity one discovers.
I’m feeling my way cautiously here. I experience much trial and error, but I persist until I succeed. Inexplicable things are beginning to happen in my life, so I know applying these principles we learn is paying off. I persist until I succeed.
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