Day 54 of my Juice Fast......
and I’ve been hyper aware of those around me, how they speak, what they speak.
Following my story the other day, I really got to thinking about relationships.
The relationships we have with food and with people all reflect the relationship we have with ourselves.
The relationship we have with ourself is greatly influenced by the relationships we had with the adults around us as a child. The way the adults reacted to us then is often the way we react toward ourselves now, both positively and negatively.
Think for a moment of the words you use when you are scolding yourself. Aren’t they the same words your parents used when they were scolding you? What words did they use when they praised you? You probably use the same words to praise yourself.
Perhaps you were never praised by them, so you have no idea how to praise yourself and probably think you have nothing to praise. This is not to blame our parents because we are all victims of victims. They could not teach you anything they did not know.
It is a known fact that every major relationship we have is a reflection of the relationship we had with one of our parents. Until we clean up that first one, we will never be free to create exactly what we want in relationships.
Relationships are mirrors of ourselves. What we attract always mirrors either qualities we have or beliefs we have about relationships.
The things you don’t like about these people are either what you yourself do or would like to do, or what you believe. You could not attract them in your life if the way they are didn’t somehow complement your own life.
Look for a moment at someone in your life who bothers you. Describe 3 things about this person that you don’t like, things that you want them to change.
Now look deeply inside of you and ask yourself, “Where am I️ like that, and when do I️ do the same things?”
Close your eyes and give yourself the time to do this.
Then ask yourself if you are willing to change.
When you remove these patterns, habits and beliefs from your thinking and behavior, either they will change or leave your life.
Inspired by Louise Hay. RIP 🙏🏼