Why rock bottom is a powerful place to be
I once had a recovering alcoholic client describe to me the most important and powerful day of his life.
“One day I woke up with a terrible headache in a pool of my own vomit covered in an alley somewhere in San Diego with no idea how I got there or where my car was. I remembered almost nothing of the night before and it was awful. That was the most important day of my life.”
Another client decided to change his entire diet and drop 200 extra pounds while driving home from the hospital where his wife had just died of diabetes complications. He actually called a nutritionist from his car and had her meet him at his house so they could start the big food purge.
I have heard many variations of these types of stories, and they are often the beginning of the movement where a person realizes they have no other choice. The path they were on has to end or it will end them and that is a powerful place.
You often can’t see how bad something has gotten until the rug is pulled out from under you and you have completely lost control and you find yourself face down under this pile of problems and decide to surrender to what has to be, the change that has to happen.
Often that change is one that has been knocking on your door for a long time, waking you up at night with urgings: “You need to change your diet”; “You need to stop drinking”; “You need to get out of this loveless relationship …”
We so often ignore those urges when they are just a gentle pressing of the unconscious mind, because frankly the urgency is not there. Part of us can see the cliff we are driving toward while another part says, “oh, it would be too much work to quit, there’s no reason to, let’s deal with it later.” In the meantime the car is still driving full speed ahead.
Right now, this is something nagging you, waking you up at night, something that needs or wants to be addressed yet there is another part that says, “it’s too much trouble,” “not now,” or “no.”
If so, what is it? Ask yourself what you are trying to avoid. What are you afraid to look at? What’s nagging you that wants to change?
You can start addressing it now or wait till you hit rock bottom and you have no choice. Trust me on this, it’s easier to address it now before you have gone off the cliff.
So, what happened to those clients?
Well, the former alcoholic called the number on the card for AA that someone had dropped next to him in that alley. He is now a very successful businessman and has been clean and sober for over 10 years.
The former diabetic in his seventies was coming in because he wanted to start dating again. He weighs around 150 pounds and is the healthiest person I know. He is the client who introduced me to the Keto Diet, and I have been a fan ever since.
Don’t wait till you have no choice. Start listening to that higher calling now. Some people don’t survive that awful fall to the bottom and never get a chance to make the change. Don’t be that person.
Love yourself enough to do the work today, now, to make lasting change.
Remember, you are loved.
Jill K Thomas CHT
Soul Connect Hypnotherapy
Author of the books “Tales from the Trance” & “Feed your Real Hunger”
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