Have you ever wondered why so many people desire great health, but so few actually achieve it?
As a health coach, I spend a great deal of time thinking about this question. Why? Because I want my clients to not only experience extraordinary health (maybe for the first time in their lives), but I also want them to be able to sustain their incredible results. And that means helping them to identify and overcome every obstacle standing in their way.
In exactly the same way that blueprints or plans are drawn up before building a house, each one of us has a health blueprint embedded deep within our subconscious minds that determines our health destiny. It’s simply a preset program or way of thinking and being in relation to health.
If your subconscious “health blueprint” is not set for success, nothing you learn, know, or do will make much of a lasting difference. If you’re not ready for great health on the inside, you won’t be able to achieve or sustain it on the outside.
We live in a world of duality (up-down, light-dark, hold-cold, right-left, in-out, fast-slow). Just as there are outer laws of health (eat, move, sleep), there must be inner laws as well.
It’s not necessarily what we don’t know that prevents us from succeeding, it’s what we know that needs to be unlearned! Consider how your old ways of thinking and behaving have been holding you back from experiencing the results you truly seek.
- What are your beliefs? How do you think?
- What are your habits/traits?
- How do you really feel about yourself?
- Are you worried or afraid of failure? What about success? (e.g. Many people don’t believe they have what it takes to succeed, or worse, that they don’t deserve it)
- How confident are you in yourself?
- What is your ability to act in spite of fear, worry, inconvenience, or discomfort?
Our character, beliefs, and thinking determine our level of success. And healthy people think differently than unhealthy people.
The Roots Create the Fruits
Imagine a fruit tree. If the fruit isn’t great, we seem to innately understand that our energy, attention, and focus needs to go into the seeds and the roots, because those are what creates the fruits.
We understand that it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. It’s what’s invisible that creates what’s visible. We can change tomorrow’s fruits, but to do so we have to dig below the ground, strengthen the roots, or pull out the weeds.
But somehow this type of thinking doesn’t translate over to other areas of our life (e.g. health, career, relationships.)
We All Have Toxic Weeds and Fragile Roots
We all have areas of our lives where our subconscious programming isn’t serving us. All it means is that there’s inner work to be done. That’s all. Please let go of the urge to make it mean anything more than this simple fact.
We live in 4 realms:
What most people never realize is that the physical realm is merely a printout of the other three.
The Typo Conundrum
Imagine we type a letter on the computer, print it out, and realize there’s a typo. How silly would it be to get out an eraser and expect the typo to be gone in the next printout? Or assume we must need a bigger eraser? Or worse still, read a 300-page manual called Effective Erasing to gain the knowledge and skills to fix the typo?
Of course the real problem can’t be solved in the “printout” (physical world) – only in the “program” (mental, emotional, spiritual world).
Like the printout, health is simply a result. And poor health is merely a symptom of what is going on underneath. Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world.
- Thoughts lead to feelings
- Feelings lead to actions
- Actions lead to Results
- T–>F–>A = R
Your health blueprint consists of a combination of your thoughts, feelings, and actions in the arena of health. How is this formed? Largely from the “Programming” you received in the past, especially as a young child (from parents, siblings, friends, or authority figures). Your programming actually determines your thoughts!
So really, the formula can be rewritten:
P–>T–>F–>A = R
Your early teachings become your conditioning, which becomes automatic responses that run you for the rest of your life…unless you step in and revise those files. The exciting news is that you can change your programming!
How Are We Programmed?
We are conditioned/programmed in 3 main ways:
- Verbal programming: What did you hear when you were young?
- Modeling: What did you see when you were young?
- Specific incidents: What did you experience when you were young?
As the title of this post suggests, this is part 1 of a 4 part series. Over the coming weeks, we will explore each of the ways in which we were programmed in more detail. If you really want to get the most out of this content, I would invite you to take the time to complete the written exercises. Your health really does depend on it!
Now I want to hear from you. What results are you experiencing in your health right now? Are you open to considering how your inner health game may be influencing your outer results? Please leave me a comment below.
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