How we communicate is very important. I, being in the States, am communicating in English. For many of you, English is not your first language. Fortunately, there are translators so you can understand my blog posts. However, this week, I learned another important lesson about language that I will share with you today.
My last few posts have been about self-acceptance and self-love. They help overcome the self-judgment and self-criticism that you put against yourself. My feeling is that self-judgment and self-criticism is using somebody else’s words against yourself. It is unhealthy and unnecessary, and it blocks the healing in your life and recovery.
I have provided affirmations to re-write the old programming of self-judgment and self-criticism. However, since I speak English, and I write English, the affirmations are in the English language.
This week on a coaching call with our fellow warrior Ola, she explained to me (and I am explaining to you with her permission) an important realization — when she was given judgment and criticism leading to bad feelings about herself and feelings of not being safe and secure, it all happened in the Polish language.
She realized that no matter how many times she met with and spoke with her little girl self and no matter how many times she repeated affirmations, nothing was sinking in at the soul level. With the assistance of her cousin in Poland, her own memory of the Polish language, and a really good translation dictionary, Ola has taken affirmations and translated them into Polish.
The result has been astounding. Affirmations that had little or no impact have brought deep feelings and tears of healing. When she told me about this on Tuesday, I asked permission to share her realization with all of you. She said, “Of course, we all are helping each other in this recovery journey.”
So, for all of you where English is not your original language, think back to when the bad feelings arose, the uncomfortable feelings of judgment and criticism, or not feeling worthy, or not feeling safe and secure, and ask yourself, “In what language was the unpleasantness delivered?”
Like Ola, I hope that you are able to establish the language and translate into that language the affirmations of feeling special and worthy. Then, there is probably a better chance that the hurt younger you on the inside will understand the healing message and help you re-write the unpleasant programming.
Here are some affirmations to help you get started:
“THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME!
I am abundant health. I am allowed to be abundantly healthy.
I am joy. I am allowed to be joyful.
I am gratitude. I am allowed to be grateful.
I am happiness. I am allowed to be happy.
I am love. I am allowed to be loving.
I am forgiveness. I am allowed to be forgiving.
I am compassion. I am allowed to be compassionate.
Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am slowing, halting, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
Yes you are! Each and every one of you is worth it!!!
All my best,