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Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

It seems like everyone is talking about mindset. Your beliefs are SO important. But do you know how your beliefs are impacting your life and your health? Do you even know WHAT you are believing about yourself and your health? Today I’ll talk to you about how to acknowledge your thoughts, reform them, and transform them, and I’ll answer all of your questions.

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Hello, Facebook. How are you guys? Hi, Instagram. How are you guys? It is Thursday again. It is that time of the week where I get to come to you guys live and talk all things health and wellness, and inspiration, and support you on your path to living your healthiest, your best, your most exciting life. I am honored as always to be here. I love you guys, and I love the support you give me, and the encouragement that you give me through the social media outlets. Thank you so much for that. It’s just an honor, it’s a great honor. I think I’ve been doing these weekly Facebook Lives now for two years or something crazy like that. It’s just, it’s a lot of fun.

Instagram, you’re starting to roll on. Hey, guys. Hey, guys. I see Facebook. You guys are starting to roll on, Lysette. Hi, my love, and Beth, hi. Hey, guys. All right. For those of you that are new, we have new people following us on Facebook and on Instagram all day every day, and I am so grateful for that. Thank you so much. To all the newbies, welcome. Welcome, welcome, welcome to this incredible community. I have a wonderfully engaged community that is growing consistently, and I love you guys. I’m honored to be a part of your journey.

If you’re new to me, you probably know who I am because you’re following me, but I’m Aimee Raupp. I am a women’s health and wellness expert, so they say. Hi, Erica. Hi, Terry. I just read Body Belief for the second time, best book ever. Thank you so much, Terry. I just had a collision with my, I don’t even know with what. Here’s Body Belief, here she is. That’s my most recent baby. Then here’s another one that people love, love, love, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and my first baby that gets a little overlooked these days, Chill Out and Get Healthy, but this is where it all started. Anyway, thank you so much for reading my books, for following me on social media, for taking to heart any of the recommendations I make, for trusting me. Thank you so much for trusting me. I’m always learning and growing.

I go away tomorrow for a whole weekend to study with my mentor who’s … Sharon Weizenbaum is her name, and she’s a master Chinese medicine practitioner, an herbalist. This is my second time doing her year and a half long mentorship program. I am forever a student of my medicine. I’m always learning, I’m always growing. I just bought Sara Gottfried’s book the Brain Body Diet. I’m always, always, always trying to understand and learn, so I can help you guys and share with you guys. It is a passion of mine. It is my full-time job, and I just, I love it, so thank you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your health journey, sincerely, and then also for trusting me because there’s a lot of information out there, and you don’t know who to trust these days. I can tell you 15 years of clinical experience and a lot of, and a lot of studying, and a lot of book writing, I do feel like you can trust me. I also will admit when I’m wrong. I don’t always know everything, and I’ll ask for help. I ask for support, and I encourage you guys to do the same, so thank you for that.

Let’s see. Everybody’s cruising on on Instagram and on Facebook. Okay, Erica: “Looking forward to this, meeting my lifelong mentor for the first time ever. His name is David Gee.” That’s going to be fun, I like David Gee. That’s great, so have fun tonight. Laura: “You helped me find my ability to trust again.” Thank you, my love. Top fan. How do you become a top fan, Laura? Did someone give you that status, someone named Beth? I bet you she did. How does one become a top fan? I want to know. I love it. Laura, you have earned it, and you deserve it. That’s a great little status there, it’s cute.

Okay, so today. What are we talking about today? I feel like I talked about this last night in my current reboot and rewire program that is running. We are on day seven of the purify phase from my book Body Belief. Basically, we’re just living off of bone broth right now for the next couple days, bone broth and a shit ton of vegetables. I feel good. I don’t know about you guys. We talked about beliefs last night in our coaching call, so with the reboot and rewire program you get five coaching calls with me. The first is a kick off call, and then four really deep dive coaching calls. We had our second one last night, and super fun.

What I want to sum that up for you guys is last week we were talking about the importance of reconnecting to yourself. That’s the conversation we had on last week’s Facebook Live. If you didn’t catch it, you can go, Instagram, it’ll be in my IGTV. Facebook, it’s going to be in the videos. You can go back and rewatch that. These are meant to be leading one into the other because the conversation does feed off of each other, and you really do need to reconnect before you can renew, which the pillars in Body Belief are reconnect, renew, reawaken. I laid them out like that for a reason, because what I always say is, “I can tell you what to eat. I can tell you how much to sleep. I can tell you how to meditate and what exercise to do and all these things,” but unless you are connected enough to your body, unless you begin to live in your body and start to understand the conversation you’re having with yourself in the privacy of your own mind, are you really going to make lasting changes? Are you really going to get to where you want to get on that health level?

In the reconnecting is basically living in your body again and like I said, hearing that conversation. What is it that you say to yourself every day? It is said that we have upwards of 50,000 thoughts a day, 90% of them are the same every day. 90% of the time we are thinking the same freaking thing, and 90% of the time it’s some form of self-abuse. It’s some form of attack upon self. Last week, we were talking about are you on your own team, or are you just too busy judging yourself and beating yourself up? A good way to know that is if you’re judging others and beating others up in your life. Do you have one friend that you constantly attack or nit pick or get frustrated with? It’s a really good indicator that if you’re doing that to somebody in your life, you’re doing that to yourself on a regular basis.

If you’re finding fault in others on a regular basis, then your job is also finding fault in yourself. That’s something you do regularly. However, if you look at people and have compassion and try not to take their actions very personally, then you have compassion for yourself, and you don’t take your actions so personally. You understand that life happens, that things are constantly evolving and changing, so just things to really think about, how connected you are to yourself. I’m not going to reiterate what I talked about last week because you can just go watch the video, and I might not remember everything I talked about last week because that was a long time ago. My brain only holds so much.

Louise Hay had a book called Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. I love that woman. I feel very connected to her on a spiritual level. I did a podcast interview yesterday for the Mother Loving Future, and I love that podcast. I love those ladies. They brought up Louise Hay and this book. They love this conversation because not a lot of people are having it. It’s like there’s a ton of books out there on how to heal, how to lower inflammation in your body, but no one is talking about this emotional piece. We got to talk about this emotional piece. What are your beliefs and how are they wreaking havoc on your life, or how are they supporting your life? What are they, and then what are they doing?

I have quite a few spiritual teachers that I lean on. I’m getting the thumbs up over here from Inquisitive Mind. I agree. Cheers to that. I have quite a few spiritual teachers. One is Abraham Hicks. Another is Gabrielle Bernstein. Another is Deepak Chopra. Another is Wayne Dyer. Another is a spiritual teacher called Elan, which not a lot of people know of. He’s similar to Abraham in that he channels and receives information. It could be out there for some people. I find his information highly insightful. One thing that I work off of often is some of his teachings about beliefs. They all say this, but I just like the way he summed it up the most. You can change a belief once you’ve allowed yourself to acknowledge it. So much of what we talked about last week was this reconnecting.

Then when we start to reconnect and hear the conversation, that’s when we can start to understand what is it that I must be believing? If I believe that things don’t work out for me, or that this thing isn’t going to happen for me, then I must at the core believe that life needs to be challenging, or I must at the core believe that I don’t deserve this thing that I want, or I must at the core believe I’m not worthy, or that I’m going to screw it up once I get it because I always screw things up. At the core is this root belief that actually is at the core of so many of your actions and your behaviors. You can change a belief once you’ve allowed yourself to acknowledge it. Acknowledgement liberates the unconscious belief.

The unconscious beliefs are basically what’s been with us maybe even before we were born. Maybe we got it when we were in utero with our mom. There’s some people that believe in the ancestral lineage, and it’s been passed down. There’s some really awesome work around that too. I have this one forgiveness prayer by John Newton that I use all the time. I, myself, read it all the time. It’s helped me unpack a lot of my family stuff, a lot of those dynamics where our unconscious beliefs come from. I could post the link to where you could find this information because this was shared with me, and it’s something you have to pay for, so I don’t want to pass this information around to the public without his permission, but it’s called the Comprehensive Forgiveness Prayer for Ourselves, and it’s by John Newton. His website is healthbeyondbelief.com, so to start unpack and acknowledge these unconscious beliefs.

One thing Elan says, I’ll repeat it, “You can change a belief once you’ve allowed yourself to acknowledge it.” Acknowledgement liberates your unconscious beliefs. Denial tucks them back in, and they will come knocking even louder. That is something to live by. Are you acknowledging your beliefs, or are you denying them? If you’re denying them, you’re basically just carrying them around with you all the time, and they keep manifesting in your life until you start to acknowledge them.

A core belief that I had for a very long time was that I got to be perfect, that I need everyone in my life to be happy with me, and it’s my job to keep people happy, that I was the fixer. That’s probably how I wound up in health care. That was a core belief in my life. I no longer believe that. I now believe everybody is responsible for their own happiness and that I have nothing to do with their own happiness, that I can add, and they can add to mine, but my happiness is my job. It is nobody else’s job. It is no situation’s job. It is my job, and your happiness and your health is your job. What I try to do is empower you to do your job because it’s your job. It’s not my job. I could be your guide. I can hold your hand. I can assist you, but your job is to begin to take back the power over your life.

One of my, like I was saying, the unconscious beliefs was that I get to keep everybody happy, that I can fix these things. Then if I act a certain way, if I can bend over backwards and flip my head around 13 times, then everyone will be happy. Exhausting way to live, exhausting way to live. The perfectionism too was rooted in this probably level of shame that I didn’t really feel worthy enough just as a human. My one coach: “My worthiness doesn’t come from fixing things or people. I am worthy because I was born. I am worthy because I am a beautiful soul.” That is my healing mantra for me because we have uncovered that is an unconscious belief of mine, that I need to offer a service in order for you to like me.

We all have these core unconscious beliefs, so typically, rooted in some kind of worthiness issue or some kind of fear of failure, so you have to start to unpack that. If you do, you’ll start to see that the behavior is driven by this belief. Every behavior is driven by a belief. If you change the beliefs, you will change the behaviors. You will change your life. You will change your health. That’s the core. Louise Hay wrote about this 30 years ago. It’s a conversation that’s been happening. Elan has been around a long time. There’s a guy, Neville Goddard, who’s been around a long time talking about this conversation alone. It’s an incredibly powerful conversation and one that people don’t want to take responsibility for. A lot of people would rather blame a situation or blame other people, blame a health condition, and that’s just easier for them rather than taking the responsibility that I have a choice in this matter too.

You might have been dealt a bad deck, for certain, but your reaction to that deck, your response to that deck has everything to do with your level of happiness and is 100% your choice. You’re in a bad relationship, leave it. You hate your job, leave it, or stop complaining about it, or find some things that you like about it and shift your focus. Perception is reality. You can choose to shift your focus, and that is a belief system. You can get triggered in this one belief system, and that goes down one neural pathway and then that dictates your behavior, which then dictates your life. If you want to change your life, you got to go back and unpack those unconscious beliefs.

I have a tool for you guys that can help. If you go over to AimeeRaupp.com/art, there’s an awesome opt in download for you guys, which is basically, or just go get this baby and get the five-hour digital workshop that goes with Body Belief because it’s a free five-hour digital workshop. You can buy Body Belief in audio, in paperback, in hardcover. It’s on Kindle, of course. You get a five-hour digital workshop with me, and I spend a lot of time in that five hours talking about how to unwrap, unpack and shift these beliefs. Either head over to AimeeRaupp.com/art, download the PDF, or just get out your copy of Body Belief because the ART took is in there. Like I said, take it one step further. Go get Body Belief. Get the free five-hour digital course. It’s got a ton of information. You can hop around, you don’t have to watch all of it. If you don’t want to watch the cooking demos, don’t. Listen to some of the lectures that I talk about with shifting your beliefs. I give you step by step on how to do that.

You’ll see when you go to the ART, AimeeRaupp.com/art, that’s specifically for fertility beliefs. If you guys are dealing with fertility challenges and/or not believing in your body or the health of your body, that worksheet is specifically for you. If you’re dealing with just general health stuff or just want to begin to shift your thoughts and your perception around your life and your reality, I would go to Body Belief. I would buy that book, and then go to AimeeRaupp.com/bookgift and get the free five-hour digital course and do it that way.

Going on, another thing that Elan says, “You cannot ultimately deny what is inside of yourself. It will grow until you address it.” Your willingness to dive into addressing your beliefs, which come up in the form of negative emotions a lot of the time allows you to see an interesting thing. Once you are willing to feel the anger, or feel the disappointment, feel the rage, feel the sadness, feel the grief, feel the despair, it can hand you the belief. I had this interesting thing the other night. We’re doing the reboot and rewire program. I talked about this with my group last night. I’m rocking it, I’m doing it with them. I love doing the purify phase. I feel my best when I’m in there. My body feels lean, and fit, and strong. I feel so clear, and I don’t have single symptom. I sleep so well, I’m energized. I just feel awesome. I love, love, love the diet in Body Belief. It’s made me feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life, so I’m into it when we do these reboot programs. I love doing it with my team. I love doing it with all the people who join the program.

On Tuesday, I was in the clinic. I had a super long day. I had all my food laid out for the whole day. I was super prepared. Someone came in and gave me a chocolate bar, granted, it was Hugh Kitchen chocolate bar, which has like three ingredients, super organic, high chocolate content. I think it was 80% raw cacao, and I couldn’t resist. I had a couple bites. Now the chocolate is not on the purify phase where I’m currently in. It’s not on the diet right now, so I cheated. I cheated on the diet. Initially, I felt overcome with guilt because I feel like oh my god, I let down all these people who are doing this program with me. All these people who are following me, I have failed them.

Then I started to hear that unconscious belief that has nothing to do with chocolate. It’s just another excuse for me to beat myself up for something I didn’t do. All of a sudden, it started. The old belief system started. That’s because you’re not good enough. That’s because you’re not showing up for yourself the way you should, and that’s because you’re this, you’re that, rah, rah, rah. Instead, I just sat, and I witnessed it. I said, “Right, those are my feelings of not good enough, and it’s coming up. Those are my feelings of guilt coming up,” so this is what I did. I acknowledged that belief just like he says. Acknowledge the belief. I just sat with it, and I felt the feeling. I tried not to judge it, I just felt the feeling and sat with it.

Then I just said to myself, “I forgive you because it’s okay. I forgive you because I love you.” I would forgive one of my students, I wouldn’t beat them up. I’d say, “You know what? You’re doing the best you can do. You didn’t eat the whole bar, you just had a couple square. It tasted good, and you really enjoyed it.” Is a couple squares of an organic dark chocolate bar really going to be the end of your health? It shouldn’t be. It really shouldn’t be, so let’s just all take a deep breath. It’s okay. What I did there was I let myself feel the feeling. A lot of us number out. We don’t want to feel the feelings. We eat, we drink. We sleep, we watch TV. We have sex. We numb out. We don’t want to feel the feelings. You got to feel the feelings and then from there comes the belief. Then when you see the belief you can say, “I’m a jerk to myself. I am really hard on myself when I do things that I don’t approve of. I am super judgmental.”

Then you get to this point that you, Gabby says, “Witness.” You witness. I say acknowledge. Elan says, “Acknowledge.” Eckhart Tolle says, “Accept.” I think Deepak says, “Accept.” I think Abraham says. She says, “You’re always where you’re supposed to be,” but what is the …? Get into the receiving mode, so in the receiving mode is where you accept your life exactly as it is. They all say the same thing. The second you accept, acknowledge, feel the feeling, your grip on it will loosen. That’s when you can begin to shift those beliefs. With that, I think it’s like once you sit with it, and you’re like, “Yeah, that comes up for me once in a while.” For me, when it came up, I’ve been doing this work a while. It was like, “There’s that mean girl inside of me, she’s come out a little bit.” How can I be kind to her? How can I understand her and forgive her, and then how can I let this go because it doesn’t serve me.

Joe Dispenza, right, Erica. Joe Dispenza is amazing. I forgot to mention Joe Dispenza, obsessed with Joe Dispenza, love his stuff. Let’s see. I’m exactly the same, I try to please everybody, look after them all. As you say, probably how I ended up a nurse. I’m going to think about this. I’m always a perfectionist. Yeah, I read, I think it was Eckhart Tolle says, “Perfectionism …” No, Brene Brown. She’s also another awesome one. She says, “Perfectionism is rooted in shame,” which is hard to take in because I can be a perfectionist. Perfectionism is rooted in shame, and the same of basically not being good enough.

Okay, let’s see. Yay, thank you. Body Belief. Let’s see. I’ve noticed it’s a family trait with women in my family to never be satisfied and to be highly critical. That’s it too. It’s often passed down. It’s the nurture aspect. We learned it, it’s a behavior. It takes time to unlearn it, but the first thing you got to do is witness it, sit with it. Be kind to yourself about it. Sometimes it gives you a lift. Beth: “Is it possible, could you remind me how to access the workshop that accompanies Body Belief?” There it is again, okay. Let’s see. Instagram, not many comments. You guys are just tuning in and listening.

If you want to take this work deeper, head over to AimeeRaupp.com/art especially for all you fertility girls. I give you a PDF, a worksheet. Print it out, download it. Download it, print it out. Do the work. Get your copy of Body Belief. That’s where the real work is. It’s deep. It goes deep in the book. Then with Body Belief, get the free offer. It’s an incredible five-hour digital course that I made for you guys, and I spend a lot of time on this conversation. Then, of course, continue to follow me and check out of some of these teachers I talked about, Gabby Bernstein, Eckhart Tolle, Joe Dispenza, Brene Brown, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Abraham Hicks, I mean, changed my life.

I still have my issues. For certain, I still have times of judgment, and times of insecurity, and times of not good enoughness, but now I can at least be really easy on myself about it. I can tune in, and I can understand like, where is this coming from? What happened today? Why are you being such a brat today? Where did this come from, and understanding everybody is doing the best from where they are. You should spread love. You can ask for a break from whoever you need a break from. State your needs, by all means, but do it from a place of love, that’s all. Love for yourself, love and understanding that everyone is where they’re at, and it’s okay. It’s okay.

Abraham always says, “You can’t miss your boat because there’s another one right behind it.” You can’t get it wrong, and you never get it done. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, so just accept your life right now. Accept it and now that you have the power in the creation of it, that you have a choice here. You can choose again. You can choose to make it differently.

All right, I’m going to hang up. I love you guys. Have a wonderful, wonderful day, and I’ll see you next week. Any questions, comments, anything, I’d love to hear from you. DM me on Instagram. Send me a message here on Facebook. Yeah, love you guys. Have a wonderful day. Thank you. Bye, Facebook.

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About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed AimeeRaupp.com's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.

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