Today we’ll share part four of our series on Turning Point Toosdays.
Our discussions on this particular day of the week focus around how we can create a catalyst for our own growth, development and who we are “Becoming Today”.
Last week we discussed that once you have decided to accept that the timing is not within our control we can ask what is our purpose?
In determining that we can help to co-create a plan for heading along the right path. Afterall for every destination there is a right and wrong direction.
In trusting the timing and believing that what we want to achieve is possible we are exercising an essential aspect in supporting our purpose – faith. Defined as confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see, faith draws us closer to our motivation, our objective, our reason for doing whatever our individual outcome may be.
In doing so we need to simply ask and be receptive to the answer. Listen for that small still voice and know we do not need to be either an Apostle or a Prophet to receive the complete and unconditional love and protection of the Lord.
HIs compassion, forgiveness, grace, mercy and peace are not only available to each and every one of us, they are renewed fresh daily.
All you need to do is to accept his offer and Him.
Return to the Source that created you, living a life of good intentions with renewed passion and a revitalized concern for your fellow human beings.
Choose to return and declare your intentions, then you shall become empowered.
Having made the decision for this moment to be your catalyst, let’s examine some steps to motivate you in the moment.
So how do we go about energizing ourselves in the moment?
First make the decision. Then use that thought to realign your attitude to not only being joyful but also to share that joy. Taking the action then opens you up to receiving new inspiration, direction, love and to receiving the life you are “Becoming”.
Then it’s time for a little exercise.
In order to properly work our A.B.B.s (Always Be Becoming), it all starts with focusing on and accentuating upon the positive. Surround yourself with positivity. Use your affirmations. Expand upon them. Express a positive attitude in your appearance, maybe you have clothes emblazoned with cheerful, forward-looking, empowered messages; wear them. It all helps to remind your mind where it should reside.
Pay Attention To Your Thoughts:
We all are familiar with the quote, “cogito, ergo sum”. Not ringing a bell? Well that’s probably because most of us don’t speak Latin and have probably heard Rene Descrtes (French Philosopher) words translated as “I think, therefore I am”.
Pay attention to what you’re thinking and how you are embracing or denying those images to yourself.Ask yourself if this belief is true? Would you say it to a friend? If not, then don’t say it to yourself.Which leads us to…
Develop Positive Self Talk
Those endless conversions that go on inside of you, and sometimes aloud when you think you’re alone are the starting line. How you talk to yourself can either help you move on or keep you bogged down.
One technique to improve your internal dialogue is to create a reassuring, Reaffirming Mantra.
Instead of limiting yourself by thinking things like “Why me? Why did this happen to me!” Declare positive energy. Try something like, “I am so fortunate to be “Becoming”. Finding this new positive path in life is good for me.”
Speak your truth.
Find your voice. Use your words. Express yourself. Do not limit yourself. The truth will set you free.To live an empowered life open yourself to a “Becoming”.
Be purposeful in living for great expectations, realizations and continued growth. Empowerment means that you are stronger, bolder, more secure. Better able to deal with those distractions, circumstances and moments of stress. Deciding to empower yourself allows for you to make superior decisions, including having the conscious determination to be “Becoming”. By that action you are committing to continue evolving to the next higher level.
Yes you will still encounter delays, obstacles and troubles. However, accepting the responsibility for your own empowerment, by focusing on who you are and where you want to be, allows for you to live a life that is truly authentic, more rewarding and of significance.
And if you encounter resistance, hold yourself with Grace. Haters will always hate. Gossips will run their mouths and the fearful will try to scare you. Hold your head high, shoulders back and nurture yourself in your new empowered confidence and in who you are “Becoming Today”.
Then you need to work on trusting. Not just saying you are open to it, rather actually putting your faith and beliefs in action by releasing control.
That requires quite a “Transformative Transition”.
In order to make sure we are communicating clearly with each other, let’s begin by examining this phrase.
Transformative is defined for our purposes as “causing a marked change in someone or something.” Meaning a significant, noticeable, appreciative difference.
We are talking about a potentially life altering transformational reframing of our lives, circumstances and maybe even our very definition of our Self.
Transition can be explained as “the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another”.
So let’s agree to understand Transformative Transition as a period of life altering change. Fostering growth, unlocking new opportunities, learning new behaviors and coming into acceptance with new ways, attitudes and truths. It is a time in which we can choose to alter our realities for the better.
Sounds good to me.
It’s also something the Scriptures in Romans 12:2 explains as necessary:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”.
In this verse the Apostle Paul instructs us that we should not remain the same. Accepting this new way of living requires “transforming” from one who lives and acts just like the rest of the world into one who lives by higher, compassionate, merciful standards of compassion and love. This “metamorphosis”, is the renewing of our mind.
The individual ways you can realize the moment of turning point will vary greatly. No two people are alike, nor are we created to be the same. Embracing our differences and affording each other the compassion, dignity and respect which we are due ourselves will help to form our own maps along this journey.
Today I pray that this day is indeed a turning point for you. For you, too can make this Toosday a moment to remember and share. Your daybreak is coming and the right time is arriving. May the dawning of a new day and new ways of “Becoming” bless and guide you.
It can happen quickly. Even quicker than that. Just as the clock can change from A M to P M, you too can be advanced. In that split second, despite appearances, you will change. You are going to make the transition from darkness to light, night to day as long as you trust and believe you can exceed all you’ve known to this point.
Continue to recognize, embrace and put into action these powerful moments that can happen at any given time as long as you are willing to see with your eyes of faith and listen within your heart.
Think about it. Please let me know if this has been a turning point for you today and we’ll talk more about it next week. But that doesn’t mean I’m going away till then.
Tomorrow join us as our conversation will focus on our renewed efforts to seek truth. It’s a search and rescue mission for wisdom on our next edition of “Becoming Today”.