So Now What?
OK, so you have written your Greatest Expression of Yourself and you are reading it every morning, meditating on it, memorizing the joy and then mentally rehearse being your greatest self. Throughout the day you use your self-hypnosis to remind yourself who you are becoming. At the end of the day, you are taking inventory of your day; noticing where you did really well and rehearsing what worked and noticing where you didn’t do so well, what didn’t work and rehearsing being and doing differently in the same situation next time.
Throughout the day you hold the belief that you are becoming the Greatest Expression of Yourself and you give thanks for this blessing. Living in gratitude opens you up to receivership.
When you live as if you are being your best self, your body does not know the difference if you’ve just imagined it or are it. Your body produces the exact same chemicals as if it is real. (I’ll discuss this in detail in the future).
So, now what? You may be wondering, “What is the point of all of this, anyway?!”
One person’s experience: One person recently wrote to me in an email: “I contacted you because I wanted to lose weight. But, I had no idea how much my life would change. Yes, I’ve released over fifty pounds and I have fifteen more to go. I have no doubt that I will achieve this goal, but for the first time in my life, I know I won’t put it back on. In all honesty, now the weight loss seems incidental. What I’ve learned from you and how I’ve been able to change my life is far more important to me now. Even if I hadn’t lost a pound, this journey has far exceeded my expectations.”
As I read this email, I felt honored to have had the opportunity to be her tour guide in this part of her journey. My joy and excitement for her had me doing a mental happy dance!
I wrote back and thanked her for sharing and then I asked how specifically her life had changed.
Here is her reply: “As a professional, I have known that I am good at what I do. I’m highly respected, looked-up to and am often asked to be in leadership positions. And yet I felt isolated and alone. I had no friends. No one in the office ever came to say “Hi,” or asked to go out to lunch with me or invited me to go with the staff for happy hour. It had been almost 30 years since I was even on a date.
Food, especially anything baked and chocolate became my constant companion. I always knew where I could find a chocolate chip cookie. Chocolate was always there and never let me down.
Who are you becoming?
Honestly, I thought your request for me to write two or three sentences about being my best self and reading it every morning was silly. Being the compliant perfectionist that I am, I did it anyway.
My greatest expression of me is, ‘I am open, warm, friendly and loving. I listen with compassion and let others know that I care.’
I began to notice that people smiled at me when I walked into the office, and I smiled back. I started saying ‘good morning’ and they would say it back to me and some even asked, ‘how are you?’ Rather than sitting by myself in the employee break room, I sat down with others and asked about them. People began to come and sit with me and soon I was going out to lunch with them and three nights in a row I went to happy hour. (Don’t worry, I’ve since moderated that.)
My first thought was, ‘why have they changed and why do they want to be with me?’ And then I realized how much I had changed. I used to have my wall up so high that no one could get over it. They didn’t change, I did….by being my best me.
And guess what? A man has asked me out on a second date!”
And then I immediately received a follow up email: “P.S. I frequently sit in the break room now near or next to the chocolate, cookies and doughnuts and they absolutely have no appeal. I often don’t even notice that they are there unless I see someone else as they reach for one.”
May this client’s experience give you hope for what may be possible for positive changes in your life.
Who is it that you are becoming? Being your best self, what is your life like?
I’d love to hear from you about how Being the Greatest Expression of Yourself has changed you and your life. Please share in the comment section below or send me an email. If it’s OK for me to anonymously share your story, let me know – otherwise I promise to keep it confidential.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I am excited by the person I see myself becoming.
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