How often do you have negative or self-limiting thoughts that continue to make you feel small, unimportant, disrespected, unheard, unloved, unhappy, depressed, and dissatisfied with life?
You are NOT ALONE!
Everyone has negative thoughts about who and what you are and what you’re able to be.
These subconscious beliefs and memories originate during our youngest years—when we are innocent, vulnerable, and influenced by so many. Often it’s our perception, based on that time, which is internalized so we see everything through that same limited vision.
The weight of these repressed, harmful memories can hold you captive, negatively impacting you both internally and externally.
Some information that we experienced as youngsters is critical and helpful to our survival. It’s how we learn rules, expectations, laws, morals, and ways to stay safe. We’ve learned not to touch a hot stove, or a lit match, and to look both ways before we cross a street.
Other childhood experiences of being/feeling threatened, scared, unheard, unloved, not good enough, distrustful, powerless, angry, embarrassed, and many others can have a long-lasting impact on you and your future.
The brain always wants to protect you, even if that means reminding us about our failures, loss, pain, disappointments, and negative outcomes. However, this can lead to devastating and often repetitive negative patterns.
Look at these amazing statistics:
- We have 60,000 thoughts per day.
- 80% of those thoughts are negative.
- 95% of them are the same thoughts we had the day before.
How we view ourselves, others, environment, and circumstances are often driven by these self-limiting and self-created thoughts and memories.
We carry our childhood wounds into adulthood.
Our youngest years have profound implications in our emotional and mental health because our brains weren’t mature enough to draw accurate inferences about the stimuli we received and/or perceived. For example, if you felt unloved or that you didn’t belong as a child, you may now have relationship or intimacy problems. Or, if you frequently felt anger or resentment, you may now exhibit irresponsible behaviors or have an unsafe lifestyle today.
When we experience wounds as children, we create defense mechanisms to respond to the pain, which may include isolation, avoidance, silence, submission, anger, verbal or physical aggression toward self or others, drugs, addictions, sadness, victimhood mentality, and much more.
Eventually, we must disassemble these walls to address the root causes of our pain and find solutions that promote health and happiness.
You are so much more than any of the untruths you’ve come to believe.
Understanding why you think, feel, act and believe the way you do—without blaming someone else—gives us enlightening and motivating information that can empower you to step into your greatness and live a purpose-filled, inspirational, and joy-filled life.
The past can no longer hurt you unless you give it the power to!
The amazing process that I share in my book Powerful Beyond Measure allows you to identify childhood wounds and take steps to change the behavior, belief, and outcomes. As you release and heal the emotional residue from the past, learn to love yourself, and claim your inner power in the present, you can then envision and live a future of unbounded possibilities.
You are Powerful Beyond Measure!
To help release that which no longer serves you, download your free guided meditation, Heart Home of Healing Meditation, at cynthiamazzaferro.com/hearthomeofhealingmeditation/.
Bio: Cynthia Mazzaferro is a motivational speaker who works with groups and individuals on empowerment and inspiration. A #1 best-selling author, she recently won a Nautilus Book Award and International Book Award for Powerful Beyond Measure. She is also a reiki master, energy healer, and life coach.
Mazzaferro’s book, Powerful Beyond Measure, is available worldwide online or at your favorite bookstore.
Photographer: Michael Munhall