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A Poem - Using God's Word To Overcome Negative Thoughts & False Beliefs

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Toledo Botanical Gardens Here is the poem I mentioned in my last post that helped me through some shall I say dysregulated moments.  It’s very simple, making it easier to remember and recite repeatedly ~ and the likelier I will! (recite it repeatedly, that is.)  Repetition of positive, encouraging, truth-filled statements ~ whether in our own words written like a poem, or direct from scripture ~ helps re-wire the neurocircuitry in the brain, and subconscious mind.  This is how we override the false beliefs and repetitive negative thoughts that are limiting our lives.  I chose words that best countered my false beliefs, and matched with God's word in the scripture.  Feel free to use it and make it your own, or write a poem, and feel free to share it in the comments! The verses that inspired this poem are outlined below.

Most Of Our Thoughts Are NEGATIVE: How God’s Word Can Set Us Free - Three Steps & Why It's Important!

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  In my last post , I mentioned that it is possible to enjoy peace of mind amidst uncertainty, strength and courage rather than fear, and freedom from group think.   By mastering your mind ~ managing what goes on between your temples ~ you can better serve God's purpose for your life.  I also spoke about overcoming limiting beliefs, low self-worth, anger, habitual worry, addictions, and a myriad of other negative mental/emotional states, including those associated with dysregulation and CPTSD.  In this post, we go deeper into mind management:  why it's important, and how to use God's Word to set you free from the mental tyranny ~ with three basic steps. How do we achieve an ongoing state of peace?  These days, it seems very elusive.  Many women ~ especially moms ~ are such habitual worriers, it's become second nature!  All of us have thousands of thoughts a day, most of which are negative, as you will read below.  So, how do we overcome? There are countless self-help an

The Path To Peace, Freedom & Fearless Living

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Now that I have discussed the topic of dysregulation, and overcoming debilitating insecurities predicated on false beliefs, it's time to take it to the next step.   A visitor during a recent walk through one of Toledo, Ohio's amazing Metro parks 

Dysregulation & CPTSD ~ Revealing What’s Hidden To Heal - Parts, Triggers & Holistic C.O.R.E. Counseling

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In my  previous post  I brought up the topic of dysregulation and CPTSD.  My life long emotional insecurities, regrets, and various physical challenges including bouts with fatigue were big road blocks to living a more free and fruitful life that I so craved.  My challenges set me on a course of studying various forms of holistic healing and mind body health.  After years of focused efforts ~ trying different diets and therapies, and training in holistic fields including Chinese medicine, hypnotherapy, plant-based nutrition, macrobiotics, yoga and the Holistic C.O.R.E Counseling system discussed below ~ a shift occurred which led to  my repentance and becoming born again.  I wrote about that amazing experience  here .   This summer, I felt like I relapsed. Really old stuff re-surfaced, and I felt unclear about my current direction ~ especially on the heels of such an epic move .  I simultaneously came into some new information and resources which have resulted in my greatest breakthro

Recalibrating After Our Big Move, Emotional Challenges & Wednesday Mother-Daughter Day

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 Wednesday has officially become mother-daughter day ~ at least for my mom and myself.   She looks forward to getting out of her home, and spending time together.  During a recent Wednesday, we enjoyed a  leisurely latte on a nice patio at one of the area coffee houses.  Her comprehension is limited, her short term memory eerily diminished, yet despite it all, we enjoy a nice groove together talking and laughing, sometimes discussing more serious matters, but only briefly.    It's been three years since we first gave our dream to move and buy a piece of land  more serious consideration. This June marked one year since moving my mom out of her condo of twenty years into an entirely new living situation, in a different state.  Just over one year since we left Scottsdale, AZ.  And what a year it has been!

Renewing Our Vows (In A Christian Church This Time) After Ten Years Married

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 "Let marriage be held in honor among all..." ~Hebrews 13:4 On July 11, 2021, after ten years married, Don and I renewed our vows.  What an amazing experience!  All the bliss minus all the stress!  Our first wedding was non-traditional, officiated by friend, Zen priest, and founder of Huku-Un-Ji Zen Center in Tempe, AZ,  Hakuun Sokai Geoffrey Barratt .  Our first wedding was simple and sweet ~ yet Buddhist!  

Why I Got Baptized

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"Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me." ~John 14:6 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we would walk in them." ~Ephesians 2:10 It's amazing how life changes when you seek first the kingdom of God! On the 20th day of August, 2020, I was asked to share why I was there, standing on the shore of Lake Huron, about to walk into the clear, calm water to be baptized.  I certainly had reasons.   I had become disillusioned by the 'New Age' teachings I long followed in absence of having a better understanding about Christianity and what is taught in the Bible.