My Chatter Box Curses the Cold

My Chatter Box Curses the Cold

We’ve been having frigid temperatures for about two weeks now. The kind of cold that bites your face and gets deep into your bones. I work hard to stay positive as I believe in the power of thought and how it affects us.

But I found myself in a funk this morning, angry at the cold weather, wishing I could be somewhere warmer, and mad that others I know are heading south. I was having a down right pity party with myself.

And yup, I have my moments too even though I’m passionate about being a positive and inspiring voice in the world.

The blessing though is that because of my dedication to working on my personal Self with a capital S, which means my inner voice, my higher self, I’m able to catch it sooner rather than later, and that it was my small self, with a small s, which is my ego, was the one chattering away in my brain.

I’ve been wanting to get outside and walk through a small woods near my house because nature grounds me, helps me feel alive, and makes my soul feel home. 

I’m currently enrolled in The Invision Process, which is about learning to be the observer of your thoughts. It’s part of Oracle School that I began in October 2017. While this personal mastery work can feel quite challenging at times, and yes, I’ve cursed that too, along with the weather…I keep going back to it. 

Why? Because the rewards are so great as I learn to see my thoughts through a new lens and learn to work with them, and to detach from the ones that are just that…chatter.

So I journaled this morning from prompts and an exercise from The Invision Process, moving through the feelings and how I feel when I let the chatter box of thoughts run wild. Then I visualized putting them in a box and just observed them. What a difference in my state of mind and the feeling in my body it made. I realized the negative thoughts were just that…thoughts, and I could let them go.

And the thing is, this is what gets in the way of what really matters. The truth is, that our inner voice knows the answer. It wants to get outside into nature. And so my determined, knowing self rose to the surface and I’ve made the committment to get out for a walk today. 

I turned my thoughts to gratitude: the sun is out, not a cloud in the sky, I have warm clothes to wear, new hiking boots, a cozy home, a husband who loves me, Gidget who snuggles with me, good health, work I love…and on and on the list I made mentally.

The cold is only temporary just like my thoughts. They come, they go. But it’s this moment, in the here and now is what matters, and truly, all that I have. 

Chatter box cursing the cold be gone!  🙂

Learning to move through transition, whether the seasons of nature, or whether small or big changes, it’s embracing that inner voice and learning to follow its lead is what I’ll be sharing in a free webinar offering on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00pm cst. If this calls to you, I’d love to have you join me! And feel free to share with others who you feel may benefit also.

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2 Responses

  1. Great subject Barb, I know what you mean. I’m wanting to spend more time with my horses, like 2 to 3 hours everyday, but the weather is not conducive for my human skin. It always amazes me how the animals adjust even if its 5 below. I dress and look like a blimp, but once I get going I actually get really warm, making my time outside more enjoyable for a shorter time. Just this morning I heard a person in Australia saying she wished she was in the snow and cold. It’s been blistering hot there. I too have to be outside in nature, getting a good cleanse, re-energizing the soul. Thanks for the reminder that we can work with our thoughts. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Pam. That connection with your horses, I would miss too if I couldn’t be out there if I had them. So good for the spirit along with nature. I just heard that this morning also about Australia and that it is 117 degrees- yikes! Just got back from another walk today and loved it! Happy Soaking in the Nature and see you soon. 🙂

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