I don’t want to exaggerate and say that one hundred percent of the time that I reply to people with an honest “31” they are always surprised, but when my age comes up in conversation, there are a majority of times where people are surprised and say “you don’t look 31” and I always reply back “what does 31 look like, or what is it supposed to look like?”
Like- what ideas are we being sold by our environment? I have seen 30 year olds who look like they went through the dry cycle one too many times, and some prime, mint conditioned, baby-faced 30 year olds… is there an agreed consensus as to what our appearance should look like at every age?
That’s where I’m going with this post. I often wonder what kind of ideas our human population is buying into about not only aging, but for topics in all areas of life. The age thing for me is just a springboard, a starting off point- then my mind wanders into a whole world of assumptions about what other things we are all buying into, sharing the beliefs and influencing even our children to believe the same bullshit…. It all starts before we can even come to our own conclusions and just exist as we are, growing inspired, influenced, and persuaded by things besides the thoughts of others…. we are fed seeds of what to think about aging, race, money, education, nature, art, style, sexuality, cultures, beauty etc. This whole process staggers our ability to learn about life and the world and the truth from our own knowing and experience. Not before long, we have an entire garden of beliefs that are intertwined, suffocating one another, entangled in ugly vines of fear. We always need to be younger, richer, more educated, more beautiful than the generations that came before us supposedly were. Everything is never good enough nor is it all attainable. What a stirring recipe of life to live in. That’s why, for me, it is so important to stay as disconnected as possible from the Matrix, keep my thoughts in check and try to decide on what I want to believe in with as many new thoughts that I have every day as I can.
I constantly say that the power of suggestion is one of the biggest and simplest lessons I learned while working at KOI. Tonight, while cleaning my room, I was listening to an audio on youtube about “auto suggestion and the subconscious mind” (https://youtu.be/VYQ5itk_Z2c) . The narrator dove into discussing how suggestive we are. He also touches on the importance of understanding how powerful our minds are when keeping us healthy internally (healing) & the necessity of maintaining positive thoughts in life (manifesting). Our minds are the central computer whose energy level highly affects us all the way down to the tiniest of cells in our bodies. The narrator then goes into speaking about how suggestible we are and the importance of constantly keeping our thoughts in check. He then goes into explaining how to use the power of suggestion on ourselves to make our lives into whatever we speak into existence, even when we at first doubt what we are speaking.
So, as I cleaned, I thought about what things are repetitively spoken to us to make it part of our reality & truth? I hate the idea that I may have grown a large section of my mental garden from the seeds that others have planted there. It makes me question how much control and influence I actually have over the power of my own life (I think we are all at different levels, some more highly influenced by their environments than others). Therefore, I find myself questioning my opinions to decide whether they are positive or negative for my future and adjusting from there… I also question others on their opinions both from the knowing that my perspective isn’t necessarily the only one. I also like to adopt the reasonable and well explained, admirable thoughts of others. And, I like to make others think about opinions they have that I may not quite understand therefore helping them to question themselves on things they may not have thought to question before. We all need to think more. Our mental laziness and need for instant gratification is affecting every other aspect of our lives, our world, as well. Be grateful to those who love you enough to challenge your beliefs, whether their questions threaten you or not, diving into your beliefs and dissecting them (even in the most uncomfortable of times) to affirm their need in your life or lack thereof is a huge and awesome way to becoming a better version of yourself tomorrow than you were today.
The narrator of the Autosuggestion video then recommends a formula to recite every night before bed “everything in every way, I am getting better, and better”. Say it at least 20 times. He suggests not keeping count consciously, but by using something like a 20x knotted string, moving from knot to knot with each repetition, to be sure to get at least 20 repetitions in. He talks about the strength in this vague and simple mantra because the mind does not need the details. So “every day in every way is going well” is sufficient enough to set up the procedure of persuasion that will carry its effects to the different organs and improve every function in our being. This has successfully cured ailments and also of minor disabilities. He speaks on how much more our subconscious knows about our body than we ever could. He touches on how insomnia is brought on by oneself. He also touches on how insecurity creates negative thoughts that affect our health.
That brings me to trying to tie this bow up and bring my thoughts full circle. Think for a second about what kind of ideas are sold to us? The ones that create weeds of fear. Insecurity, dissatisfaction, and hate can all affect us so much we age faster, get more illnesses, make less money, gain weight…. in whichever way it is, the thoughts we have manifest themselves somewhere in our bodies as well as in what we attract externally. So what ideas do you have about just a few of the aspects of life that I may have suggested at the beginning of writing my thoughts down? I certainly don’t want to buy into the ideas that are sold to us about aging, just as much as I don’t want to buy into what makes life so great and beautiful at a time when we are being sold the ugliest bits of news from the world in a constant stream of feed…. My solution is to try to stay as disconnected as possible, keep ourselves in check with that- and work on monitoring our thoughts and opinions on a daily basis.
The aging aspect of life is so inspiring to me in the way that we are sold the idea of the experience of aging. The wrinkles coming, sagging happening,problems in the bedroom, having less fun, being more “serious”, aching body, bad eyesight, losing hearing, slowing down, less playtime, hair loss, more bore, forgetfulness, grey hair, express-less, less- LIVING…. So, to fix it, we are bombarded with constant advertisement of how it is only possible to “fight the signs of aging” with this product and that product, work hard to spend the money earned on something external to satisfy us and hopefully maintain our youth, our validity- It makes me wonder, that if aging wasn’t put out there as one of the most horrific experiences ever, which of that list of nightmarish issues/ailments would we actually experience on an individual level?
What kind of thoughts or ideas are we taught to believe awful thoughts about, and how do you think they affect us all on a cellular level when we really research the domino effect of fear and negativity on our health?
We all deserve to be happy regardless of our age, race, financial situation, education, sexuality, beauty, just as we deserve to have our own thoughts about art, style, travel, culture (which is a huge factor in our belief system, so question your culture, always) and every other aspect of life. Happiness is positive energy- and positive thoughts have a higher frequency which keeps us all healthier in a world that is teaching us to stay medicated for our physical health and of course don’t forget that our mental health depends on the meds, too. Obtaining optimal health is taught to be part of some expensive and external entity- out of our control. We need them. They have the answers. This lack of understanding and belief of our power creates a lower frequency on a collective level, planting whole forests of ideas for everyone to survive off of…. take me out of that recipe, will you?
What do you think? // What topics come up that cause you to question your own beliefs, or cause you to see what things influence your truths the most? //I would love to know.
I love you, goodnight.