So how were the Olympics for you? Did you enjoy them? Given half a chance I would have been glued to it constantly. I loved watching sports I don’t usually watch. I loved seeing the brilliance of the athletes. The grace and beauty as they performed the most the extraordinary feats of fitness and strength.
When the Olympics ended it became clear there has been a marked difference in the mood of the country whilst it was on. People wondered what that was about. A friend of mine suggested it was that the usual negative British press was focussed on the Olympics and the success of Team GB team rather than the usual negative news they print. I must say I have to agree with him.
Every now and then I go on a media diet. I cull my intake of media whether radio, internet or newspapers as well as emails I have subscribed to over time. I do this for two reasons. One is that I find it can be media overload. Too much information and most of it not relevant or useful to me, it becomes a distraction and I lose a sense of my wisdom and insight about things.
The other reason is the negative content of the media. Whether financial crisis, murders, crime etc. etc. What happened to reporting good news? Did you know Iceland is coming out of financial crisis? Probably not because how they have achieved it is counter the main banking and political structures (one of the ways they have done this is by cancelling peoples debts/mortgages). The fact they have done it is counter to the culture of fear that the media and government seem to maintain.
We become who we hang around with. If we are surrounded by negative news, guess what? We are going to develop a more negative outlook on life.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
What information are you taking in about your fertility? This could external information whether from media, websites, friends, family that is becoming overload or even unhelpful. It could be your own thoughts whether you are consciously aware of them or not.
Sometimes it is hidden unconscious or habitual thinking that you are experience through your feelings without really knowing why you are feeling that way. Every thought has a feeling associated with it. Your feelings are a barometer as to the quality of your thinking.
This is why I love hypnosis as it helps to re-tune the negative messages our subconscious often tell us. I was telling myself I didn’t deserve good things that others got.
To get an idea of what information you are taking in regarding your fertility take a piece of paper and write the following…
‘What do I think about my fertility and how do I feel about my answer?‘ Now you have two options:
- Answer the question by focusing on what you think about your fertility and then see what feelings come to mind about that. The key thing is to keep the pen moving. If you don’t know what to write, write down ‘I don’t know what to write’, but keep the pen moving and you may be surprised what comes up from within your subconscious. Write for 20 minutes, without stopping. Have plenty of paper!! The first time I did this exercise there was no way I thought I could write for 90 minutes, yes 90 minutes I was told to do it for, but it was the most wonderful and enlightening experience for me.
- Move the pen to your non-dominant hand and answer the questions. This doesn’t need to be particularly legible as it is not for reading it is an exercise that accesses your unconscious and again you may be surprised as to what comes to mind.
This is an exercise you can do about any subject. In fact it can be useful to do as a couple about a particular subject/issue and then share what each other has written/discovered. Reading what my wife has written helps me to listen for understanding rather than jumping in with solutions!!
Have fun on your media diet and exploring what messages your subconscious is getting about your fertility. Share you experience with it below!