Welcome to the third class
Last week’s class was all about your relationship to your body. What you think of it, how you take care of it, and how it influences your attitudes, confidence, and desire to live life to the fullest.
After answer it the questions and doing the meditation, are you now noticing things about your relationship to your body that you hadn’t before? Are you feeling better about the amazing gift you were given at birth?
As you go through each class, continue to notice any insights you have about previous class topics, as well as the current one you’re working on. This workshop is all about you unearthing the magic in you and each facet covered in this workshop will help you do that.
This week we’re going to continue the adventure of discovering ways to polish and add sparkle to your many facets. The next is your Mind.
Your mind is an amazing, beautiful, magical thing. Scientists are learning new things all the time, and yet…it remains a mystery.
It’s where thoughts are formed; from where conversations are formed; creativity; judgements; as well as your relationship to your emotions.
Yet, your mind is a tricky business. That’s because your mind doesn’t always tell you the truth. And it causes you to talk less-than-lovingly to yourself.
Would you say to a loved one what you say to yourself? The conversations you have in your head, is the source of what makes you feel insecure, afraid, angry and disillusioned, all of which dams the flow of your Woman Energy.
Of course, you can just as easily have conversations that make you feel great by giving yourself positive reinforcement and encouragement.
Your Mind is the place where both the conscious and unconscious parts of you reside and sometimes, collide. The unconscious parts of you, of which you are unaware, can do a lot of damage, as you learned in the ‘Discover the Joy Of You’ workshop (also known as, ‘The Five Facets Of Feminine Grace.’)
Awareness of your attitudes toward everything in your life is the first step to making changes in your state of being. When you improve your attitudes, you will improve how you respond to life.
Here’s a definition of Attitude, the first one of which I’m talking about here, but the second one can be an outward manifestation of what’s going on in your mind:
- personal view of something: an opinion or general feeling about something
- bodily posture: a physical posture, either conscious or unconscious, especially while interacting with others
- challenging manner: an arrogant or assertive manner or stance assumed as a challenge or for effect
Attitude is key because it colors your thinking; what you notice, how you interact with others, and how you feel about yourself.
Having new awareness is what will wake you up and inspire you to change your attitude, which will change you, which will change your entire life.
Now it’s time to see what you can discover about how your mind is helping or hindering the flow of your Woman Energy.
You and Your Mind
Take the following test and answer as honestly as you can. No one will see what you’ve written so the more honest you can be, the more you will benefit from this assignment.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all and 10 being always or completely), how would you rate the following (use the first line to the left of each question for this part of the assignment):
Note: Write the following in your journal, with the three columns of lines. I’ll explain what to do with those on the right in a later class.
|1.||____||How good are you at receiving?||____||____|
|2.||____||How often do you berate yourself?||____||____|
|3.||____||How good are you at receiving compliments?||____||____|
|4.||____||How often do you give yourself a pat on the back?||____||____|
|5.||____||How forgiving of yourself are you?||____||____|
|6.||____||How easy is it to make conversation with a stranger?||____||____|
|7.||____||How much time do you allow yourself to be creative?||____||____|
|8.||____||How easy is it to nurture yourself?||____||____|
|9.||____||How happy are you with who you are?||____||____|
|10.||____||How important is it for you to always be learning?||____||____|
|11.||____||How important is it to learn the lessons from your life experiences?||____||____|
|12.||____||How much time do you take to read?||____||____|
|13.||____||How much time do you spend watching mindless TV shows?||____||____|
|14.||____||Do much do you enjoy spirited conversations?||____||____|
|15.||____||How aware are you of current events?||____||____|
|16.||____||Do quick are you to blame others?||____||____|
|17.||____||How willing are you to look at your part in confrontations?||____||____|
|18.||____||Do often do you over-react and wish you hadn’t?||____||____|
|19.||____||How cooperative do you consider yourself to be?||____||____|
|20.||____||How comfortable are you being naked in front of your lover?||____||____|
|21.||____||How easy is it for you to apologize?||____||____|
|22.||____||Can kindly and respectfully do you speak to others?||____||____|
|23.||____||How generous are you?||____||____|
|24.||____||How content with your life are you?||____||____|
As you go about your week notice how you feel about all the questions you answered above. Notice your thoughts, your judgments, your fears, and perspectives.
Especially notice the conversations that go on in your head. What you’ll notice is that you’ll recognize them as familiar, but that you’ve been thinking many of those thoughts without being consciously aware of them.
As you become aware of what’s going on in your mind, notice if there are things about your thinking…attitudes, judgements, perspectives, open or closed mindedness, etc., make notes about what you would like to change. In your journal, write all your thoughts and perceptions about what you learned about yourself when you did this assignment.
Throughout the week, pay attention to any new insights that come to you. This assignment is mostly about helping you become more aware of what’s been going on unconsciously, and how it is impacting your ability to make and enjoy magic. We’ll work with what you’re learning in a later class.