Cleanliness is close to Godliness…(pt2)
Being aware that there are burdens in your life is one thing, but actively trying to get rid of those burdens is another thing. No one is expected to get rid of all their problems overnight, but working on a challenge each night does add up. I started following blogs that addressed the issue of breaking generational curses. When I first started looking into this, it was a shock to find how most things that I grew up doing were NOT OK. Those beliefs and traits had a profound impact on my life today.
If you change your environment, you can change your mindset. I was able to change the people I followed on social media, the conversations I had, and the activities I did in my free time. Removing nonproductive activities allowed me to face the fact that I harboured too many unnecessary feelings. Combing through those feelings gave me clarity about aspects of my life, which needed growth.
Doing introspections make you aware of the good, bad and ugly parts. Maintaining the positive elements seem relatively straightforward, but enhancing them takes a conscious effect. Letting go of your negative attributes takes some reprogramming, which is fundamentally changing the person you are currently. That part was a battle, but it took some time to accomplish with patience and consistency being my closest frenemy.
I began praying and meditating more. I felt so grounded being able to spend time in quiet, surrounded by nature. I would get so much clarity, and solving problems became easier. Plus, I connected with my intuition, so when something felt right or vice versa, I listened. Every time I meditated or prayed, I remember the verse, “Be still and know that I am God.” Finding the time to take a break from all the distractions resets my body to its best self.
I started consistently eating healthy. This made so much difference because I felt this release from my body. I love the way I felt; my face started to glow and was happy even though I went through challenges. I worked on gathering knowledge, i.e. reading books, watching/listening documentaries, podcasts etc. My goal for the day was to learn at least one new piece of information. All of these things gave me the confidence I needed to change my thought patterns and receive my blessings. Now I write down my goals and having daily affirmations. I started each day with “I am + something positive.” I repeat this process each day to change my mindset. It has been a few months, and there is a definite shift in my life.