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What Does Healthy Mean to You?

Angie Monko - Saturday, July 02, 2011
Dear Friends,

A lot of times when I work with clients who want to lose weight, I ask why they want to. 
Often, they will say because I want to be healthy.  It sounds great but often "being healthy"
is not what will motivate them to lose weight, stop smoking, manage their stress, or do
anything that promotes their health.  Why is this?  It's because change occurs in the
subconscious mind, where beliefs and emotions are housed, and the "being healthy"
goal doesn't inspire emotion in them. In order to put out the kind of effort it really takes to
be healthy (making discerning eating choices, exercising consistently, being responsible
gatekeepers to our thoughts, watching how we talk to ourselves, feeling our emotions,
and on and on), it takes a meaningful decision.  In order to make such a decision "stick"
in the subconscious mind, you need to make an emotional decision.

To do this, you must have a compelling reason to make such a decision. In addition, you
must be ready to make a change in your life.  If your current behavior serves you somehow,
you won't give it up, no matter how seemingly detrimental it is to your health. Here are
some examples.  This woman had smoked for many years, and until her fiance told her,
"If you stop smoking, I'll marry you," she wasn't ready or willing to do it.  Once he told her
this, it gave her an emotional reason to quit that truly motivated her.  Another young
teenaged boy had cystic fibrosis, which he'd tried everything in the book to treat. 
He started taking energy treatments through a SCIO biofeedback machine. 
Within eight treatments, he displayed no more CF symptoms.  His strong motivation
to heal himself was his desire to participate in sports. On the other hand, my 15-year-old
daughter, Maddie, also has CF.  She's been taking the energy treatments as well. 

However, she's had a lot more than 8, and her progress is much slower than this boy her same
age.  Why?  Maddie had to ask herself how being sick served her, and how being healthy
was NOT desirable.  By remaining sick, she got special attention from her Dad and others. 
Being healthy would require her to give up her excuses to not be successful.  She couldn't use
her sickness as a crutch anymore, and she could no longer blame her sickness for her mediocre
results.

Can you see how it really requires a decision to be healthy?  To make this decision requires
you to believe in yourself enough, to know you are worth the effort.  You could say it all starts
with a healthy self-esteem.  So how do you break out of this cycle of lack of self-care and
into health-conducive habits?  Start by changing your beliefs about who you are and what
you deserve.  Of course, you can use meridian tapping and hypnosis to aid in this process.
Both techniques will help you to rapidly change your beliefs and your subsequent emotions
that drive your behavior.  It works!  And because people intuitively know it works, they often
avoid even starting the process. That's okay, too.  However, these folks don't really want to
change, do they? If they did, they would do whatever it takes to move forward.

If you fall into the category of not really wanting to change, forgive yourself, accept yourself
anyway, and make peace with where you are at.  Give up the complaining as it only adds
more suffering to the world, as well as to your own. So what does healthy mean to you? 
Once you figure that out, and what lengths you are willing to go to attain health, you will be
on your way!

Make it a great day! 

PS:  If you’re really serious about creating your most magnificent life, click on the attached to see
if you qualify for a discovery session: http://www.harmonyharbor.com/discovery-session

PSS:  Do you have friends and family that are also interested in creating their own destinies of
joy and freedom?  Send them to: http://www.harmonyharbor.com/news-register

Blessings,  
Angie Monko,
314-422-6520    
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