Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Road Block Of Fear

Controlling TOXIC Thoughts and Emotions
Dr. Caroline Leaf

There two kinds of decisions. Fear based and faith based.
Fear is an emotion that will give power to your thoughts and with focused attention,  you will begin to attract that thing or situation which you fear. You can actually feel your body respond to fear based thinking.  It tightens and the breath reacts, so you see how you ingest a fear based thought then it manifest physically, emotionally and spiritually. We begin to doubt ourselves immediately with a fear based thought.
According to Dr. Caroline Leaf states that 87% to 95% of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about affects us physically and emotionally. It’s an epidemic of toxic emotions.
The average person has over 30,000 thoughts a day. Through an uncontrolled thought life, we create the conditions for illness; we make ourselves sick! Research shows that fear, all on its own, triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses and activates more than 30 different hormones. There are INTELLECTUAL and MEDICAL reasons to FORGIVE! Toxic waste generated by toxic thoughts causes the following illnesses: diabetes, cancer, asthma, skin problems and allergies to name just a few. Consciously control your thought life and start to detox your brain!
Medical research increasingly points to the fact that thinking and consciously controlling your thought life is one of the best ways, if not the best way of detoxing your brain. It allows you to get rid of those toxic thoughts and emotions that can consume and control your mind.
Change in your thinking is essential to detox the brain.
First point of change is to recognize what thoughts you are:
1.      How many times a day to you think “I should have, could have or would have?”
2.      How often do you regret your life choices?

3.      Do you replay old “tapes” in your head and fantasize about different outcomes?

4.      Are you an observer of your thoughts or do you ingest them all as truth? 

5.      How honest are you with yourself?

6.      What are you scared of physically?

7.      What are you scared of emotionally?

8.      What are you scared of spiritually?

9.      Do you believe these fears are all possible?

10.  Are you afraid of failure?

11.  Are you afraid of success?

12.  Are you trusting in God

10 % _____25%  _____  50%_____ 75% ____ 90% ____ 100% ____ of the time?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer Fun with pics

Summer Fun
On The River

Jet Skis On The Columbia
Austen & Blake

Wayne & Boys

Wayne - Brandon - Blake

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Road Block of Discontentment

Today I have really been reflecting. It has been a difficult time adjusting to a new place, finding a church and dealing with chronic pain. There are times I find myself 'stuck' in the rut of being discontent. If I start dwelling on our hardships and struggles I quickly find it hard to control my emotions. It then effects my marriage and my parenting.

Here are some verses I am focusing on this week

Lamentations 3:21-24
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
[It is of] the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness.
The LORD [is] my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Generally speaking depression in the Bible is 'sorrow' without HOPE.
The word depression is not found in the Bible but if you look up:
cast down, sorrow, overwhelmed, despair, dis-contented, or trouble, you will find more about what God says regarding being discontent.

May I remember HOPE is a confident anticipation of God's promised good outcome! God has it under control. I just need to keep my focus on the right place.