It’s the classic paradox. You want to become someone different. You’ve spent time imagining the new you, energizing that image with the feelings of having the new you; yet you can’t get past what you see in the mirror. No matter how well you’ve laid the foundation for your new self, the current reflection is enough to derail your intention and cause you to abandon your efforts of transformation – reinforcing the belief that you can’t change, that your stuck with what you’ve been.
Allow me to show you how to become unstuck.
First, it’s important to realize that it’s human nature to believe that what we’ve experienced in the past we will experience in the future. We depend on this belief for some fundamental things that we assume to be law: the sun rose and set yesterday, therefore it will rise and set tomorrow. Pretty useful belief. Right? How about this one: I was fat yesterday, therefore I will be fat tomorrow. Pretty destructive belief. Right? So starting right now, reject any control you’ve bestowed on the past to determine your future. The past does not control you. You are free to choose any future experience or to reinforce your past experiences into the future. It’s up to you in this and every future moment.
So by unleashing your future possibilities from your past, you’ve set into motion a new you. If given the reinforcement and emotion, you will begin to manifest that new you into physical form in short time. But how do you get past letting what you see in the mirror sidetrack you? Understand that the physical body is the final stage of the manifestation process. The condition of your physical body starts out in the emotional and thought field and if left uninterrupted, will eventually materialize in the body. Because of this process, understand that your physical body is a reflection of who you were, not who you are becoming.
Looking at yourself is like looking in the rearview mirror when driving down the freeway. Your body is where you’ve been, not where you’re going. You wouldn’t drive on the freeway at 75 mph staring behind you would you? So don’t do it with your body. Look out the front window and only glance in the mirror to remind you of where you’ve been – if you need to. Focus you energy on who you are becoming and reinforce your image and emotional excitement of that new you – feel your new body in the moment and know that this energy is filtering down through your emotional and thought bodies toward your physical body. With a little time and focus, your physical body will reflect these thoughts! Keep looking forward.