Restore, Rebuild and Re-invent Self-empowerment
By Pat Heydlauff
It is time to send
all the negative energy, financial bad news, doom and gloom packing
so 2010 can be a new beginning. Whether 2009 was a good year for you
or a really bad year, you need to make way for the new year by
getting rid of any negative thinking and negative energy in your
A basic Feng Shui
principle requires you to eliminate or unclutter anything negative
from the past to make room for positive new ideas, activities,
relationships and financial income to enter. This step is critical
because it paves the way to a new and better future in the year
ahead. You cannot expect anything to get better if you keep doing
the same old things and keep thinking the same old thoughts.
According to William Arthur Ward, an American, author,
editor, pastor and teacher,
words mirror our thoughts, our manners mirror our self-esteem,
reflect our character
habits predict the future.” In order to create the new habits to
help you both predict and create the future you want you need to:
Restore your belief in yourself
Rebuild the positive energy in your surroundings and
Restore your belief in self
by focusing on your hopes and dreams. What were your hopes and
dreams when you were five years old or when you graduated from
school? Is that who you are today or what you have become? What
happened to those dreams? Have you allowed a lot of negative
thinking by you and others create the future you currently have?
Or, perhaps you are
one of the lucky ones who knew right from the beginning exactly what
you wanted out of life, stayed focused and today you are living your
dream. If this describes you then keep doing what you have been
doing. Keep dreaming bigger and bigger dreams, stay focused and your
dreams of the future will become your reality.
If you are not
living the life you would like then it is time to change. All you
need to begin is a pen and tablet. Draw a line down the middle of
your paper and label the left column negative energy and the right
column positive energy. Write all negative thoughts and things you
can think of in the left column you need to eliminate from your life
so new positive energy to enter. Give each item a numerical value
with number one being the most important. In the right column, write
all of your hopes and dreams and positive thoughts. Rank them as
well making the most important item number one.
Next, focus your
attention and actions on each number one. Keep your focus on
eliminating the worst negative energy offender until you have either
solved the issue or removed it from your world. Then and only then
should you move onto number two. Do the same with the number one
positive energy item on your list. This process will help \bring
balance into your life and restore your belief in you.
Rebuild the positive energy in your surroundings to support your hopes and dreams. Use the following Feng Shui techniques
to increase positive energy in your surroundings.
Place a mini water fountain or picture of a lake
or stream in the north area of your living room or office to
improve career energy.
Add plants or a landscape picture of healthy
trees or abundant gardens in the east to improve new energy such
as a new job, new relationships, new businesses, new clients
also things like good health, new beginnings and wealth.
Energize the south for good luck and good fortune
with something red like a red candle, a picture with lots of red
or even red pillows.
Make sure nothing is under your bed so positive
new energy can circulate around your body at night to ensure
both a good night's sleep and all the energy you need to create
a better tomorrow.
Do remember to unclutter your surroundings by
getting rid of stacks of stuff, clothing you haven't worn for
years, piles of magazines and paperwork. Always begin in the
bedroom, next move to the kitchen and then the remainder of your
surroundings are clutter free and provide your supportive energy it
will be much easier to stay focused on your hopes and dreams.
Re-invent being in-control of self.
The result is self-empowerment 21st Century style. Once
you have accomplished the first two strategies you will be well on
your way to being in-control of yourself. The more negative energy
and negative thinking you eliminate from your life the faster
positive new thoughts, ideas and actions will enter your life making
it easier to create the future you desire.
Once you have also
energized your surroundings to support the "new you" all that is
left to do is to stay focused. To help you stay focused, write the
number one item on the right side of your tablet on cards or sticky
notes and place them everywhere you regularly look. They will serve
as a reminder. If your first item requires multiple steps, break it
down so you see little accomplishments along the way. If it is a
multiple year item then you can add item number two on your list to
your cards or notes.
The secret is to
stay focused. If it takes meditation, prayer, journaling or
listening to specific types of music to help you stay focused add it
to your arsenal of tools along with the note cards. You can even put
daily reminders on your computer to help you.
The result of this
process is self-empowerment when you know that you can do anything
you set out to do. It is knowing you are responsible for what you
have created in your life up to this point and also knowing that you
are creating your future through your thoughts and actions. You are
in-control of yourself and have either energized self-empowerment
for the first time in your life or have just re-invented it.
from being satisfied with what you have. Joy comes from
self-empowerment and creating the future you want and deserve.
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