I am a personal development junkie. I love to learn and thrive on growth. I feel the most satisfaction when I share something that has made a positive impact on my life with my readers and they grow from it as well.
Every single message I share with you has the ability to make a major impact in your life. If the only thing you do is apply that one idea or thought, you could literally change your life.
I asked my readers on my ezine to think about the role they play when it comes to being overweight. We call this being at cause. As I suspected, this did not sit well with some of my readers.
People opted out almost immediately after reading my ezine about the topic. I am not surprised, change is only possible when you are ready. When someone isn't ready, they reject the idea of being at cause and stay stuck. They walk around in a trance and call it reality.
But the reality is that the trance is a result of focusing only on the aspects of your life that support the limiting belief. When we choose to change, we must look at the part we play. It requires a shift in behavior and thinking resulting in a whole new trance. Hopefully one that is empowering. It seems like work, it is not always comfortable, it takes time and it is worth it.
A trance in life is similar to following an unspoken program. My trance used to be overlooking unacceptable or demeaning behavior and dismissing it as no big deal. When I decided it was time to love and honor myself, that relationship didn't fit, it was painfully out of place.
I had to snap out of my old trance and then I saw clearly how I was using food as a way to numb my real feelings. I was feeling unloved and inadequate. This was not easy to admit, but to grow and change I had to face my part and be at cause.
The alternative was being a victim and that was not going to empower me at all. The more I was willing to be at cause the more power I had to change.
You can change almost anything in your life when you first look at the role you play.
Rosa Smith-Montanaro is a Virtual Wellness and Weight Loss Coach, and the award-winning creator of the Mind Over Platter program. To check out her book, Mind Over Platter: Train your brain to think thin!, click here.