I Am Not My Mind.
Keep your mind clear and TIDY by knowing your mess maker- DJ JUDGE/the mind
THIS WEEKS FOCUS- SEPARATING FROM DJ JUDGE
One of the best tricks for separating from DJ Judge is to change your language.
As long as you continue to identify with the mind by thinking it is YOU, you are powerless to change your inner state. Whenever your DJ Judge or your mind says, I feel, I think, I say, I am this, I am that.. you will change the language to.. DJ says, feels, thinks, is this, is that, etc.
By separating you will put yourself in a space of relief from the emotional pain that is being created and now have the power to work with the mind.
Separating from the mind is step one.
Understanding the mind is step two.
Loving and comforting the mind is step three.
You will be repeating this process as often as needed until the mind begins to unwind, calm, relax, and develop healthier habits.
Listen to Part 1 on HOW TO USE THE TIDY MIND
Make room for JOY by TIDYING UP and cleaning out the emotional clutter.
We will spend this week in the IDENTIFYING STAGE of our TIDYING UP emotional clutter.
- If there is no emotional upset today, there are no boxes being presented to you for clearing. Your closets are closed and your mind is not dragging out boxes and creating messes. You are TIDY. Continue on with your day and move on to JOY STEP THREE.
- If there is emotional upset, or your mind is emotionally bothered in anyway during today, a box is being presented for clearing. Grab your journal. Write- Today my mind is feeling_________________________________. Notice we are changing the language to "my mind is feeling" instead of saying "I am feeling."
- HINT- Your mind is afraid of feelings. It doesn't want to feel bad or uncomfortable yet it is the part that stirs up the emotional body with it's fears. Your mind may resist this identifying stage. It would rather live in denial and pretend it feels fine. If you feel tension, anxiety, stress, pressure, or any other uncomfortable energy in your body, your mind is NOT fine. It is afraid of something. So don't let it talk you out of checking in on your feelings and emotions. Identify the emotion and write it in your journal.
- We will be building on this IDENTIFYING STAGE this week, but for today, write down the feelings in your journal as they come up. We are labeling the boxes.
Appreciate your TIDYING WORK by noticing the moments of relief, contentment, and enjoyment.
We will be creating a habit over the next 30 days of noticing and appreciating those moments as they come. At first you may notice them but your mind will not allow you to enjoy them because it is not relaxed enough yet. It is still holding on to too much fear. However by the end of the 30 days, you should be able to find joy in the simplest of moments.
Create a feeling of relief for your mind by listening to the following 10 minute meditation.