What you believe is what you will create in your life.
I never thought I could do this.
For years I was concerned that I’d never be able to stop working and retire.
I was actually afraid of the thought of not working. What would I do with all my time and energy?
I’m passionate about my work and have always had a strong drive to earn money.
I knew that there was a belief in my subconscious mind that fueled this thought and it was around earning money.
Each month I’d go to my women’s self-healing group where we worked on beliefs that were holding us back.
Month after month I’d try to find the belief that was driving me to keep working full-time.
What I really wanted to do was to work part-time and spend time with my husband, friends and live an adventurous life.
Then in February 2017, I was in a near-fatal car wreck in Baja, Mexico.
My work turned into surviving.
I was flown out of Baja in an air ambulance to San Diego’s Sharp Memorial Hospital.
My husband John stayed with me in my room for almost six weeks. John is an emergency physician and we both know that if he had been injured, I would not be alive.
I had five surgeries in 15 days.
What you believe is what you create.
When I came out of 11 days in ICU and off the respirator, my sister and I had a long phone call.
She told me that she thought that the God was trying to slow me down. I had to agree.
She also told me that our father always said, “You have to take care of yourself. You can’t depend on anyone else to take care of you.”
Boom – there was the belief. It was hidden in my subconscious mind.
My body started shaking all over when I heard this belief.
This was the belief I spent six months trying to uncover that I knew kept me working full-time and earning money.
Finding the belief released me because I could now do something about it when I noticed I was driving and striving again.
Beliefs shape your perception of the world, and they drive your behavior.
We tend to inherit the beliefs of the people that we spend the most time with, which naturally is our family.
A belief is a pattern of thoughts or repeated thoughts in your mind.
Your beliefs are like the code of a computer, and your mind is your inner operating system that drives your behavior consciously or unconsciously.
It’s said that 90 percent of the population is asleep – unconsciously going through each day.
Most people don’t understand they are not the voice in the head. That’s the voice of the ego. The more you listen to that voice, the more powerful it becomes.
When you listen to that voice in your head (I’m not good enough) or (who do I think I am to….) then you’ll act on those beliefs. This will cause you to hide and not to use the gifts and talents that only you have to offer.
Finding this belief set me free.
I’ve been home from the hospital for nine months now.
I’ve had no choice but to completely stop working so that I could recover. I’ve learned how to be more present and how to listen to my body.
My body tells me when I need to rest. I know that I can do two to three things each day so that I’m not taxed physically.
After my last surgery in July, I woke up from the surgery to a completely numb left leg. My femoral nerve that controls my quad muscles was severely damaged.
After I had a nerve conduction study on my left leg in early August, the neurologist told me that I had “very severely” damaged nerves in my leg and did not know if the nerves would regenerate.
I grieved and felt all the emotions about this for two to three days.
Then I picked myself back up and went to work healing my leg doing everything my physical therapist told me to do.
Where the mind goes, the body follows.
I had to learn to walk again using a walker. I went from using a walker to using trekking poles to support me.
Now I no longer use anything to support me when walking!
I created a belief to help my body recover.
My belief was that my body could handle as many surgeries as I need to have to recover, which is did beautifully.
I believed that the nerves in my leg would come back and it might take as long as a year.
Today just four months after that grim news, I no longer need a brace on my leg, and I’m walking two miles without a brace or walker and I’m running in the deep water pool 25 minutes three times a week.
I’m a walking miracle because of my beliefs.
What this near death experience taught me is something I never would have learned if this accident didn’t happen.
I learned that my belief in my body has helped it heal. Your body has the amazing power to heal if the mind is on board with a strong belief in it.
I’ve kept my worries at bay and focused on what I can do so that I have a positive mindset.
I’m grateful every day to be alive. I tell my family and friends how much I love and appreciate them.
I do only what I love – writing, working out, spending time training my dog Lilly and enjoying time with my husband John and all of my friends.
What I know for sure and what I want you to know is this:
It’s the thoughts you think, the words you speak and the actions you take that determine your life experiences. These thoughts, words and actions are born from your beliefs—the fundamental rules you live by.
You get to choose with every breathe you take how you will live your life. What will you choose?
Do you have a story of how you overcame a difficult circumstance in your life? Please share it with me in the comments below.