Are you one of those people, like me, who hears voices in their head from time to time?
The voices I hear speak the loudest whenever I try to expand myself in some way.
Like when I wanted to learn how to paint seascapes in acrylic paints, the voice in my head started immediately jabbering on saying things like; you don’t have enough money for that, people will probably laugh at the paintings – you do realize the phrase ‘starving artist’ came about for a reason right?
My in-head voice has a very well rehearsed set of statements, most often of the negative type and an amazing way of making stuff up when there is not “real” evidence to work with from past events or imagined futures.
The inner critics I have heard will do their utmost best to convince me that I am not enough. They would talk down to me, calling me awful names while steadily chipping away at what little self esteem I had at the time.
The voices got so loud for a while that I began to forget that they are just voices;
They are not ‘me’, not who I AM
The voices we hear are like pre-recorded messages that fit-together pieces of thoughts we use to form other messages. the voices are almost always about making you feel smaller and less significant than you already feel.
The point once more, we are not the voices in our head – we may ‘hear’ the voices, but we are NOT the voices.
They are simply a series of messages
Thoughts and beliefs recorded in our early childhood, and stored in our brain to become automatic responses to situations, people and events.
‘If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all’ – was one message I heard often as a youngster. We all know that the key to learning anything is Repetition, so, after several of my younger years passed hearing this message repeated, with strong emotions in my environment, my brain accepted it as a truth and self-created a program that would ever more repeat that message, so that “I” would never forget it.
This happens in much the same way we learn how to use a spoon.
Watch any little child learning to eat with a spoon, and learn
Their movements with a spoon in hand for the first few times are jerky, messy, and uncertain until they master the life skills of getting the food, by way of the spoon, into their mouth. Eventually, eating with a spoon becomes second nature and as automatic as blinking.
We hear, record, and replay these, among many other self-limiting and self-destructive messages, throughout our lifetime. Unintentionally and unconsciously,
They became our default program
And operate in the background on autopilot in a continuous shuffle-play pattern.
The quickest and most effective method I know of for silencing these negative voices, is to recognize that we are NOT the voices that we hear; we hear them only as if we had popped a cd in and listened to a recorded series of old, outdated messages.
Our inner ear is simply playing back some pre-recorded junk messages from long ago that are not who we are today. Can you guess what to do to create your own, empowering default program?
Immediately begin repeating the new messages to your mind today, with stronger emotions than the ones used for negative creating and soon, you will be intentionally and consciously overwriting all of those outdated messages currently living on your own default player.
Learning this life skill will not only improve your own life, but also the lives of everyone who sees you, from this generation forward to many, many more.
Thank you for supporting yourself by reading Your Weekly Reset, and thank you for being exactly who you are!