Are you having impure thoughts? What do you think I mean when I ask you that question?
I grew up Catholic and went to Catholic school (which I loved). The nuns were always talking to us about the importance of not having impure thoughts.
I wasn’t completely sure what they meant by impure thoughts (because of course I didn’t know anything about anything and back then sex wasn’t all over the place like it is now). But somehow, my 8 year old mind knew that it was “dirty”. And I somehow knew it had to do with boys.
A few nights ago I was journaling about an issue that’s going on with me right now and I started writing about how I need to maintain a positive vibration about this issue (which of course is true about every single issue in our lives) and I was writing about how I need to not talk about it negatively or think about it negatively. I suddenly wrote in big letters “No Impure Thoughts!”.
Even though this isn’t what they were talking about , the nuns were so right! Impure thoughts are not good for you.
Thoughts are things.
We get what we think about.
What we think about, we energize.
What we think about, we get more of.
So what are you thinking about? Are you thinking impure thoughts?
Of course, I don’t mean are you having thoughts about sex? I actually hope you’re having lots of impure thoughts when it comes to sex, because that’s sexy and alive and energetic and delicious!
I’m talking about negative thoughts.
I’m talking about limiting beliefs.
I’m talking about the lies you tell yourself (“I’m terrible”, “I’m so stupid”, “I’ll never be happy”)
You are creating your reality in every moment. What are you creating? What are you telling yourself?
The National Science Foundation says our brains produce between 12,000 and 50,000 thoughts per day (so let’s meet in the middle at 31,000). Yikes!
What are the majority of your thoughts? Good, bad, positive, negative, worrying about the future, regretting the past?
What does your life look like? Your life is a direct reflection of what you’ve been thinking up to this point.
If you are happy, you are probably thinking mostly happy thoughts.
If your body is the way you want it, you probably love your body.
If you have all the money you want, you are probably thinking abundant thoughts.
If you are in a wonderful, loving relationship, you probably are thinking mostly wonderful thoughts about your partner most of the time and thinking that you deserve to be loved.
If it’s the other way around on any of these, guess what?
And please don’t think I’ve got all of my 31,000 thoughts under control. It’s so funny, earlier today I was getting a mani/pedi in anticipation of going on a trip. Instead of really relaxing and totally enjoying it, my mind kept obsessing about all the stuff I had to do before I leave town. I kept trying to practice what I preach (“breathe, Debra, relax, enjoy”), but my mind kept going off on that tangent of worrying about everything, instead of being excited for my trip. I admit it — I was thinking impure thoughts!
The other thing that is so heartbreaking is that I would guess that a huge number of your thoughts are the lies you’re telling yourself about your life and (worse) yourself.
What is the self talk that you say to yourself? Are you loving yourself? Or not so much?
I saw the most beautiful quote recently from the Buddha: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”. Are you going to argue with Buddha?
If you aren’t loving yourself, you’ve got to do something about that now.
If the majority of your thoughts aren’t happy thoughts, something has to change around.
It is utterly amazing how a 3 or 4 day retreat can completely change everything in your life. It can push you over the tipping point into the joy and bliss that are your birthright. And we’ll give you the tools to not only maintain that after you go home, but to have it continue to go deeper and deeper.
I urge you to contact us and speak to one of our Angel Guides (they’re the ones who put the retreats together). They’ll connect with you (or both of you if it’s a couple); they’ll figure out the blocks that are keeping you stuck and design a retreat that will bring you into the life and relationship of your dreams.
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Wishing you a week filled with pure positive thoughts,
Debra Stangl / Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
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“I came to Sedona wrought with fear, anxiety, and grief. Within the first three sessions I was well on the road to a spiritual Re-Awakening that would change everything. After my five days of Soul Adventuring I returned to Seattle with a new outlook on life and ready to walk my Great Path without fear, worry or angst. Thank you all for Reminding me of how important my existence in this world is, and most of all for Reminding me of all the love that is here supporting all of us. I LOVE ME!”
Harry C., Seattle, Washington
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