Episode 24: How to Heal Wounds and Break Old Patterns by Changing Your Perspective
In this episode Gia and Karen talk about some personal experiences with healing their old wounds by taking a new perspective.
Something Positive is a story from Australia of two Aboriginal men who were dining at a restaurant and overheard two older women at a nearby table making racist comments about Aboriginals. Rather than getting angry the two men sent a pot of tea to the women as a gift with a note stating that it was from them. They responded to hatred with kindness, which is what the world needs right now!
Gia shares a personal story about rising above feeling hurt and abandoned by the behavior of another person. She learned how to love and celebrate who she is instead of taking the experience personally.
The discussion includes these points:
- Neuroscience shows that negative memories are stored 10X more strongly than positive memories because the brain is wired to pay attention to potential threats
- Neural pathways become stronger each time an old negative emory is revisited or re-enacted
- Break the pattern of old negative behaviors by creating a new reality to reset the belief system
- Our difficult relationships are gifts that point out our wounds and give us the opportunity to heal them
- A powerful healing practice for relationships: write letters to and from the other person (without sending them) to access higher wisdom and create a new perspective
- Our wounds are areas that are hidden from our self-love so they need to be exposed to enable us to love ourselves more fully
- No one else has the power to make you happy! That is your responsibility. You create all the positive feelings in your life along with all the negative.
- Recover from victimhood by recognizing that you are responsible for everything you feel – both positive and negative – and this will attract better partners for you
- What you heal in present time is healed through all time so do your healing work now and don’t worry about going back to the past
- Sometimes opportunities to heal our hidden wounds come to us through Grace
- The stories we have told ourselves over the years are likely not even accurate or true – we cannot know what other people feel or they are thinking
- View everything as an opportunity to heal – when other people bring pain they are just pointing our wounds so we can love ourselves more!
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Gia’s website: www.divinelygia.com
Karen’s websites: www.karenwyattmd.com or www.eoluniversity.com
Gia and Karen