The creative life force flows through you and manifests itself continuously. Your body is recreating itself from the patterns in your DNA, from the thoughts and beliefs you hold, and the images and emotions that stream through your heart. These are the elements of your story. Your story is vast. It is the story of your ancestor’s experiences and beliefs about life. It is the story of how they survived, their relationship to the land and the people they loved and those they had conflict with. It is the story of their pain and triumphs. It is the story of their culture, the language, songs, dress, customs and mores, religions, social organization, governance and the ways in which they formed community. Your story emerges from theirs but at the same time it is your own. In every moment you are born anew from the story you tell yourself about who you are...
Self-talk is the daily chattering in our head that reinforces our story of life, how the world operates, and the image we hold of ourselves. It tells us how to interact with others, what is safe and what is not safe. It is filled with judgments, assumptions, limitations, rules, protocols, and all manner of beliefs about navigating this reality. This “Inner Talk” is mind-blowingly powerful! We are so used to its drone that we do not even realize the significance of its effect on our experience of life.
Thoughts are the Building Blocks of What You Experience ~ Bartholomew
“The circumstances and conditions of life are Outpictured Inner Talking, Solidified Sound. Inner speech calls Events into Existence. In every event is the Creative Sound that is its Life and Being. All that a man Consents to as True reveals itself in his Inner speech.” ~ Neville
The Story that Damages Your Self Esteem
Your self-talk can also freeze you into inaction and contraction when it demoralizes you. Condemning words of self-hate, self-loathing, believing you are no good, or that something is terribly wrong with you destroy your sense of self-worth. When your self-worth is disparaged, your vital life force is diminished. You can feel it in your body when your inner critic attacks you. It feels as though you’ve been hit with a heavy blow knocking you out. You may experience confusion, disorientation, and emotions of sadness, depression or shame. Physically, it can feel as though a compressing wave is shrinking you. This contraction is real. The cells of your body respond to the story whether your words are silent or spoken out loud. Essentially, you are enacting a powerful intention with the story you believe. When this story deflates your sense of self, your Self and your body lose their power to BE. Low self-esteem is an action reducing the Self. You are actually causing your physical self to lose its vitality and ability to live when you consistently criticize and belittle yourself.
When Depressed, it is often Difficult to Stop the Voice of the Inner Critic
Listening to Your Truth
The stories of the experiences of the past only have power when you hold onto them and invite them into the present. Did you know that every time you recall something, your brain changes the memory ever so slightly and thus the story of the past? Memories are not absolute. Our stories are embellished and altered every time we remember. In each and every moment, you have the power to choose a different story.
Even small changes to the story you tell about yourself will have an effect. You can begin by not accepting the voice of the inner critic as the truth. Every time the voice of diminishment and contraction speaks, what can I tell myself instead? What uplifting story am I able to imagine and tell? What story empowers me into my highest good? Use the power of your imagination and conscious choice to create a new story. Remember, You are writing and telling the story of your life. What do you desire it to Be?